Looking to make a real difference in the non-profit world? Want personal fulfillment and professional skill building at the same time? The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles makes a tangible impact on the lives of Jews in L.A., Israel, and around the world — AND provides a fun and collaborative work environment! We’re a great group of creative minds — come work with us!

To apply for any of these positions please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs@JewishLA.org with the job title in the Subject line.

 

Open Positions

POSITION: Donor Experience Associate
SALARY: $68,250 to $91,866
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Campaign - Donor Experience

POSITION SUMMARY:

Works under the direction of the Executive Vice President: Donor Experience to assist in the annual campaign fundraising activities. Is responsible for assigned lay/donor aspects of divisional activity, committee stewardship, events and programs, and does other related work as required.

DUTIES:

  • Assist in the formulation of plans and organization of assigned divisions/affinity groups for the Campaign
  • Create, organize and implement leadership development strategies and tactics for assigned division(s).
  • Recruit, organize and train volunteer workers
  • Assure adherence to Campaign time schedules
  • Help build welcoming communities for assigned division/affinity group
  • Direct and maintain files of prospects
  • Based on established guidelines, utilize donor management system (DMS) software to document and maintain files of donor/prospect and substantive ongoing “moves” contacts in collaboration with Donor Relations team
  • Supervise assigned support personnel
  • Meet with individuals and committees on event program and seating
  • Coordinate personalized pledge cards and notes, select and train table captains and additional event related tasks
  • Responsible for event/sponsor recruitment and follow up, identifying donor homes, selecting speakers and Federation education
  • Prepare necessary reports
  • May staff leadership development groups, committees in conjunction with senior staff
  • Special events or other activities and functions as assigned

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

Be available to supervisor(s) for additional assignments, as required, including assisting with the Campaign.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • BA required, advanced or business degree preferred
  • Prior experience in fundraising, sales and/or related activity with a local or national organization
  • Ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically is essential
  • Project management and event production skills needed
  • Detail oriented, highly organized with excellent follow through is a requirement
  • Experience with MS Office applications and facility with database/Constituent Management Systems
  • Knowledge of Judaism and the Jewish community, strong verbal, writing and organizational skills highly desirable
  • Must have 3 or more years of full-time fundraising experience with local or national organization involved in community fundraising or must have 5 or more years’ experience in work related thereto

POSITION: Program Manager, Wellness Initiatives
SALARY: $63,783 to $85,947
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Jewish Education and Engagement

POSITION SUMMARY:

TIME LIMITED: THROUGH JUNE 30, 2021 (extension dependent on grant funding)

This position spearheads the Birth Through High School’s departmental work supporting the health and wellness of young children, adolescents, teens and their parents, integrating Jewish content and wisdom to strengthen resilience and well-being. This position will continue the high-impact work of our Federation’s LA Jewish Teen Initiative’s (LAJTI) Focus on Teen Wellness. Building on the foundation created, we will expand our work to address the unique needs of families with young children. We will bring wellness conversations across denominations and institutions, create forums to share best practices, and impart concrete strategies and resources to better support children and teens reaching for help.  Reporting to the Vice President of Wellness Initiatives and Teen Engagement, this position is responsible for creating, developing and implementing programming for diverse audiences that foster the strengthening of resilience, as well as integrating wellness considerations into all aspects of our work.

DUTIES:

  • Work with the VP: Wellness Initiatives and Teen Engagement to envision a diverse menu of touchpoints and opportunities to strengthen resilience in multiple audiences:
    • Parents of young children
    • Parents of teens
    • Grandparents
    • Teens
    • Teen Educators
  • Partner with Birth Through High School staff to develop strategic approaches to integrate themes and learnings about wellness across our work
  • Conceptualize, plan, implement and evaluate department’s wellness programming
  • Design, execute and evaluate biennial Wellness convenings
  • Keep informed of trends in the wellness and engagement fields, sharing resources to guide the work and inform future efforts
  • Network with other Teen Funder Collaborative communities on relevant topics and emergent work in teen wellness arena.
  • Partner with other Federation departments, as needed, as emergent wellness work develops
  • Network with organizations and leaders in the wellness space throughout the community around issues of wellness as it relates to departmental efforts
  • Comfortable planning for and implementing effective Zoom programming

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

Be available to supervisor for additional assignments, as required, including assisting with the Campaign

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • B.A. required, M.A. preferred
  • 3 or more years’ experience focused on the emotional, spiritual and intellectual wellness of children, teens and/or families
  • Experience in event planning and coordination
  • Understanding of Jewish organizations across the Los Angeles landscape
  • Excellent oral and written communications; interpersonal and organizational skills

POSITION: Community Connector, PJ Library
SALARY: $25/hr (18 hrs per week)
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Jewish Education & Engagement/PJ Library

POSITION SUMMARY:

TIME-LIMITED POSITION End date 9/30/2021 (extension dependent on grant funding)

Reporting to the PJ Library Community Connector Manager, each of the Community Connectors will build authentic relationships, create new, barrier-free Jewish experiences, expand communities, and impart relevant Jewish content to Jewish families with children ages one to three years old. The Community Connectors will develop and implement small-scale outreach and engagement programming, connecting families to one another and the Jewish community of Greater Los Angeles. This programming will begin at the very earliest stages of a child’s life in public, secular spaces, and will maximize social connections over time among these families.

The ideal candidates will be a friendly, passionate, committed influencer. The Connectors are individuals who have an excitement toward bringing people together, an interest in Jewish learning and growth, and have a craving for community and connection.

DUTIES:

  • Participate in weekly training/team-building meetings to learn and share best practices for outreach and engagement to interfaith, unconnected and under-connected families, as well as skill building to hold meaningful one-on-one conversations and facilitate connections
  • Identify and meet informally with an average of three new parents weekly in target community to find out interests, share program information
  • Build a network of families raising Jewish children who receive PJ Library books through authentic, peer-to-peer relationships
  • Create, manage and maintain a database of participants/interactions
  • Manage logistics, marketing, and development of intimate, small-scale engagement opportunities at family-friendly destinations, as well as home-based programming, around Greater Los Angeles, Programming may include, but is not limited to:
    • Mommy/baby yoga for mothers on maternity leave, growing into Sunday brunch with families as parents return to work, and then lead to birthdays and holidays over 10+ years.
    • age-based playgroups
    • Challah tots in Whole Foods
    • Drop-ins at Barnes & Noble Bookstores
    • Drop-ins at local play spaces
    • Parent & me programs
    • Jewish Parenting classes
    • Mom’s (or Dad’s) night out
  • Promote and attend PJ Library in Los Angeles programs
  • Contribute content to social media about PJ Library in Los Angeles and participate in online conversations with topics of interest to new parents
  • Monitor social media sites to learn what is already being offered for new parents with young children locally and share with team on conference calls and/or at training sessions
  • Visit several new parent offerings in your neighborhood, both within and outside of the Jewish community, and share with PJ Library team
  • POSITION DETAILS:
    • No regularly set schedule,
    • Flexible work hours including nights and weekends
    • No assigned work site
    • Position requires traveling reasonable distances in personal vehicle to work locations on a day to day basis.
    • Residing within geographic area of position preferred

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

Be available to supervisor and Sr. VP Jewish Education & Engagement for additional duties and assignments, as required, including assisting with the Campaign.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • BA degree preferred. 2-3 years of relevant experience in outreach/community organizing
  • Consistent ability to reach out, schedule, organize and maintain notes on every experience
  • Savvy social media networking skills and proficiency in mobile technology
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office Suite: Excel, Word, Outlook and Powerpoint
  • Experience working with donor database or related database systems
  • Energetic, amicable and flexible, self-motivated and highly organized
  • Excellent administrative, written and oral communication skills, and engaging interpersonal skills and telephone manner.
  • Impeccable organization and follow-through, with ability to prioritize workload
  • Ability to multi-task and trouble-shoot, able to work both independently and within a team
  • Strong attention to detail is a priority
  • Knowledge of Judaism and the Los Angeles Jewish Community a plus

POSITION: Financial Analyst
SALARY: Open
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Accounting

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Senior Financial Analyst, the Financial Analyst acts as a resource on all aspects of annual budget, insures that all department budget information reports are prepared accurately and in a timely basis, understands and articulates all deviations to the annual budget to Management and the Budget Review Committee, and assists with integration of budget information into the accounting system. Additionally, performs analysis for fiscal operations as necessary including cash management, rent roll, investments, etc.

DUTIES:

  • Maintain current budget information and ensure it is reported accurately on the monthly operating statements.
  • Prepare accurate and timely monthly budget variance reports in consultation with department heads or their representative.
  • Provide assistance in development of the quarterly reforecast.
  • Assist with development of the annual budget worksheets and final preparation and distribution of the annual budget.
  • Act as liaison with all departments.
  • Be available to Accounts Payable for expenditure related inquiries or any other ad-hoc requests.
  • Import approved budget and forecast data into financial system on a timely basis.
  • Maintains budget over forms and related process.
  • Prepare data inputs based on economic & other assumptions, designs & implements format protocols including communication to all participants regarding account code details & summary accumulations.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

Be available to supervisor for additional assignments, as required, including assisting with the Campaign, as well as completing analysis and performance metrics related to accounting and overall fiscal operations.

CONTRACTS

  • Develop & maintain contract tracking system to know where each contract is at various stages of approval process
  • Communicate with JFC staff about status of contracts.

REPORTING

  • Maintains and reconciles Strategic Philanthropy funds including tracking of expenses
  • Assists the Senior Financial Analyst with the treasury function and related reporting needs

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Finance degree required
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in progressively more demanding financial roles.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong computer, Excel/Access skills.

POSITION: Junior Staff Accountant
SALARY: $41,168 to $60,546
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Accounting

POSITION SUMMARY:

Summary Description of Position:
Reporting to the Accounting Supervisor, the Jr. Staff Accountant is responsible for handling all auditing and data entry related to Accounts Payable, including providing support in the preparation of vendor analyses, reconciliation of all related accounts to the general ledger, and generation of related reports. Serves as backup to donor management system data entry and the Jr. G/L Accountant functions.

DUTIES:

  • Audit check requests for approvals, accuracy, back-up, and coding in accordance with Company policies and procedures, and input accounts payable data into MIP accounting systems.
  • Responsible for preparation, timely mailing, and distribution of vendor checks under supervision of Sr. G/L Accountant.
  • Maintain accurate and complete vendor files and update vendor information in MIP as needed.
  • Handle telephone inquiries from vendors and staff, and research invoices and payments made when required.
  • Prepare A/P related journal entries, account analyses and reconciliations, including audit and tax related schedules.
  • Process, distribute, and file 1099 forms at year-end.
  • Work on additional projects as assigned by accounting management.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

Be available to supervisor for additional assignments, as required, including assisting with the Campaign.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Associate degree; minimum of 1 years’ experience in accounts payable, or equivalent advanced education.
  • Prior general ledger and account reconciliation experience preferred.
  • Must be well organized and detail oriented.
  • Good communication and strong interpersonal skills required.
  • Working knowledge of appropriate software programs and office systems required (i.e., Excel, Word, Outlook).
  • Experience with MIP a plus.

POSITION: Director of NuRoots Community Engagement Strategy
SALARY: OPEN
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Exempt
DEPARTMENT: NuRoots / Young Adult Engagement

POSITION SUMMARY:

Framework:

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the evolving realities of young adults (Millennials and Gen-Z folks) who are in the midst of a period of testing, exploring, and finding their faith— meaning and values systems—challenged. In this challenge is a moment of radical disruption, the kind of openness to change and growth that is described by some scholars of adult education as the curiosity required for exploration of culture, wisdom, spirituality and religion.

Summary Description of Position:

NuRoots, the young adult engagement initiative of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles inspires and mobilizes young adults to create meaningful connection to Jewish community across Los Angeles. Our values serve as the road map for how we operate in and with our community:

  • Modern Interpretation: There are endless possibilities to connect with what it means to be Jewish.
  • Hyper-Local Roots​: Be in constant conversation with the diversity of people, places and stories across Los Angeles.​
  •  Warm Invitation​: Meaningful community develops through personal relationship, intimate moments, and purposeful inclusivity.​
  • Creative Integrity: Reimagination of Jewish ideas requires interrogation of our diverse past and ancient traditions. ​
  • Communal Table​: Collaboration builds trust which leads to the greatest community impact.​

 

Integral to The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles’ commitment to our city’s diverse young adult audience is the importance to wrestle with the integrity of Jewish ideas and wisdom-traditions, and the largely cosmopolitan sensibilities of young adults to reimagine what it means to be Jewish today. NuRoots seeks a strategic, passionate, and creative Director to join a team that supports young adults on their path of self-discovery to foster a meaningful and vibrant connection to Jewish life.

Reporting to the SVP, NuRoots, this position is responsible for initiating a vision, leading a process, and supervising operations of a NuRoots community building and engagement strategy designed to expand and foster Jewish connections amongst diverse young adult community individuals in Los Angeles. This role will require a systems thinker, an organized project manager, and a bold go-getter to carry out adaptive approaches in providing creative engagement opportunities and programmatic offerings for the largest Jewish young adult population in the country. This position also carries other responsibilities, primarily within the context of NuRoots strategic planning and for Federation as needed.

DUTIES:

  • Develop, implement and manage an engagement strategy for young adults which cultivates vibrant & meaningful Jewish life through peer connections and diverse programs in conversation with community institutions and organizations.
  • Identify and determine community organizing & relationship building strategies, including follow-up and follow-through tactics with participating young adults. Includes building a ladder of engagement that helps move young adult community members through diverse stages and phases of connectivity and acts of commitment.
  • Conceive of, recommend and delivery on creative programming (including virtual, in-person, and hybrid) and identify resources necessary to implement.
  • Drives project efficiency through creation of timelines and desired metrics and outcomes for engagement efforts.
  • Design methodology by which to measure level of success in these components.
  • Perform overall program evaluation; recommend initiative modifications and roll out as directed.
  • Collaborate with teams members on the conception of social media campaigns and other online strategies to promote and engage.
  • Monitor budget for program initiatives; serve as liaison to program vendors.
  • Utilize a data management system to track relationships, event participation, and leverage data to evaluate impact.
  • Work closely with community leaders & mentors to connect the activities of NuRoots with the existing community.
  • Participate in NuRoots strategic planning, platform development, and grant writing/marketing/fundraising.
  • May have additional duties in relationship-building with hard-to-reach cohorts.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

Be available to supervisor as required for additional assignments, as needed, including assisting with the Campaign.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • A compassionate leader focused on the growth, well-being and belonging of people (including organizational team members)
  • A Strong collaborator who is prepared to manage multiple projects simultaneously without compromising quality
  • An Excellent Communicator with an ability to share and convey knowledge and information orally and in writing.
  • A trusted relationship builder with a deep sense of curiosity.
  • Able to hold others and themselves accountable.
  • Culturally competent demonstrating awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms.
  • A model of a "can‐do attitude"—good sense of humor, patience, and a commitment to creating an equitable, just and safe learning environment
  • 5-7 years’ experience with increasing responsibility in management, supervision and administration.
  • Experience in community-organizing techniques and relational engagement methodology, including an understanding of grassroots movements and online community-building.
  • Knowledge and excitement of Jewish traditions and rituals, emerging demographic trends and the evolving landscape of organizations and initiatives serving the Jewish community.
  • Deep respect for collaboration and partnerships
  • Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Experience with Zoom and other online platforms
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Excellent organization and project management skills
  • Advanced degree preferred but not required

POSITION: Senior Handyman
SALARY: $44,491 to $56,072
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Non-Exempt
DEPARTMENT: Central Services / Facilities

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Senior Operations Manager, responsibilities include assisting with the upkeep of all Federation buildings and grounds by identifying and/or performing tasks related to the care, appearance and maintenance of buildings and grounds, providing meeting room setups, and providing handyman services to building tenants.

DUTIES:

  • Be on call 7 days a week, 24 hours a day; may work split shift hours and Sundays
  • Make routine inspections to determine maintenance needs and perform tasks including, but not limited to cleaning, scrubbing, sweeping, dusting, polishing windows, walls, furniture, sidewalks and some metal surfaces, emptying recycling receptacles, and removing debris from planters
  • Address as a first-priority all facility maintenance/custodial issues (e.g. toilet overflow, water leaks/spills)
  • At the direction of the Building Engineer, performs troubleshooting, repair and general maintenance for facilities, buildings, grounds, and equipment at Federation sites including hardware, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, masonry, glazier, and painting tasks; also, may repair locks and make keys.
  • Occasional travel to multiple work sites
  • Occasional use of personal vehicle for deliveries and pick-ups
  • Provide room set-ups and take-downs for meetings including moving furniture, and cleaning rooms after meetings.
  • Perform office and office furniture moves and assemble and disassemble workstations
  • Interior painting and touch-ups of interior spaces
  • Perform tasks such as, but not limited to, removal/installation of keyboard trays, removal/installation of picture frames/bulletin boards, anchoring shelving to walls, and assembling chairs and shelving.
  • Assist with elevator access control
  • May assist with operation of folding machine and cutting machine.
  • May assist in delivering incoming packages or supply deliveries
  • Perform general housekeeping as needed.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

Be available to Building Engineer or VP Administrative Services/Operations for additional assignments, as required, including assisting with the Campaign.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent; 5 years’ experience w/maintenance work.
  • Broad knowledge of methods, tools and equipment used in building maintenance trades; ability to use and care for tools and equipment.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be able to bend, reach, stoop, push, and pull, twist and grip items with or without assistance
  • Mobility requirements including lifting, carrying (50lbs) crawling, and ladder climbing.
  • Competent with right and left hands
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude and knowledge of building maintenance
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work well with others and be a team player.
  • Ability to perform steady and productive work for an extended period of time.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision; must have enthusiasm, initiative and pride in work.

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If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs@JewishLA.org with the job title in the Subject line.