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Director, Leadership Development

POSITION: Director, Leadership Development

DEPARTMENT: Leadership Development

SALARY: Union Grade 17 Range: $78,439 $115,883 BUDGET: $85,000-$95,000



TIME-LIMITED: Through December 31, 2024 (extension pending grant funding)


Reporting to the Sr Vice President, Leadership Development, the Director, Leadership Development will be responsible for training and developing the next generation of Jewish leaders who utilize their training, skill-building, and networks to advancing a more resilient and vibrant Jewish LA. Oversight includes but is not limited to: Community Leadership Institute (CLI) and CLI+ (Alumni of Leadership Programs).
The Director believes that leadership and the development of leaders, is required to have a vibrant Jewish future of Los Angeles and beyond. As a strategic thinker, organized manager, and someone who is comfortable with public speaking and facilitating, the Director will be energized by the process and implementation of identifying, engaging, placing and further growing leaders for today and the future. The Director is a learner who stays on top of leadership trends, looking for ways to integrate potential ideas into the work. The Director strives to create transformational learning experiences and programs with the potential to support leaders as part of their Jewish journey.


  • Implement and supervise all components of Federation’s signature leadership opportunities which are designed to provide emerging young leaders with Jewish knowledge and professional, communal, and leadership development skills to help them leverage these skills with their talents and expertise for the benefit of the Jewish community.
  • Construct and/or refine leadership development curriculum for Federation leadership programs designed for young adults.
  • Help identify speakers and facilitators, and/or serve as a facilitator as needed for Federation leadership programs designed for young adults.
  • Focus on building a people centered pipeline by responsibly managing the identification, recruitment, development, placement and retention of current and future participants of all Federation’s signature leadership programs.
  • Plan for the involvement of Federation’s leadership programs participants in Federation’s young adult engagement initiatives.
  • Supervise assigned professionals.
  • Work closely with lay leaders, key stakeholders, and program alumni.


Be available to supervisors as required for additional related principal duties. Other duties may be assigned as needed including assisting with Campaign


  • Advanced degree required.
  • Minimum 5 years of leadership training, Jewish education, Jewish communal service, or non-profit management, or related experience required.
  • Prior experience in training, curriculum and program development required.
  • Knowledge of Jewish life and the Los Angeles Jewish community strongly preferred.
  • Extensive supervisory experience; excellent interpersonal and analytical skills;
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Creativity and superior judgment is expected.
  • Must be detail oriented and proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to work well in a busy, fast-paced environment.
  • A hybrid work model will be implemented for certain positions. This position must report to worksite on non-remote workdays, as determined by the Federation.
  • 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