POSITION: Director, Civic Engagement
DEPARTMENT: Community Engagement
SALARY: Grade 17 Classification Range: $74,704 to $101,365


Reporting to the Vice President of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Community Engagement, this position is responsible for, building, nurturing, and maintaining relationships with elected officials and community leaders as well as guiding events and initiatives related to civic engagement and leadership development.

Principal Duties:

Within a collaborative Community Engagement team, develop strategic relationships with community leaders and elected officials across both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities. Create engagement opportunities with leaders and implement relevant programs.


  • Government Relations
    • Build, maintain and manage relationships with elected officials and their staffs at the federal, state, and local levels.
    • Create opportunities to involve elected leaders in the work of CE and the Federation including but not limited to Jewish holiday celebrations, speaker series, community events, etc
    • Represent the Federation in the Jewish Public Affairs Committee (JPAC) to advocate on behalf of the Jewish community and its partners and analyze legislation and manage internal processes related to taking policy positions.
  • Community Outreach/Relationship Management:
    • Develop and implement an outreach plan, in partnership with the SVP of Community Engagement, to identify, build and sustain relationships with key groups and organizations that represent diverse racial, ethnic and religious communities to enhance the Jewish Federation’s profile and engagement within those communities;
    • Utilize internal tracking system to manage relationships.
    • Leverage existing relationships with past Israel trip participants.
    • Track relevant current issues impacting the specific communities, political landscape and current events and provide regular updates
    • Find meaningful opportunities for the Jewish Federation to engage with other partners or projects consistent with Federation goals.
    • Liaise with a range of stakeholder including lay leaders, Community Engagement s senior staff, other Federation departments and outside vendors to plan and execute major events – often managing multiple events in the same time frame.
  • Program Support:
    • Support the development of the Federation’s Community Engagement Leadership programs--including creation and implementation of curriculum on leadership, Jewish values, creating meaningful change, civic and local issues of interest; identifying and securing speakers and topic for learning as well as marketing and recruitment for the program
    • Develop and manage relationships with leadership development alumni to integrate them into the work of Community Engagement and the Federation.


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


  • BA degree required; Master’s degree or professional experience in one of the following areas a plus: government relations, leadership training, civic or public affairs.
  • Knowledge of and appreciation for Jewish life and an increasingly diverse Los Angeles Jewish Community a plus.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written; be detail oriented.
  • Demonstrable experience convening groups, setting goals, and keeping groups on-task. 
  • A hybrid work model will be implemented for certain positions during transition back to worksite(s). This position must report to worksite on non-remote workdays, as determined by the Federation. Once the transition is complete, this position will be expected to perform work on site.
  • All staff and building occupants must be fully vaccinated and proof of vaccination status will be required. Please disclose if accommodation to the Federation’s vaccination policy is sought for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs@JewishLA.org with the job title in the subject line.

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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.