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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: 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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We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

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.