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            NuRoots Marketing & Design Coordinator

NON-EXEMPT

DEPARTMENT    NuRoots

[50% OF POSITION IS GRANT-FUNDED AND TIME LIMITED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1, 2021.  EXTENSION IS SUBJECT TO RENEWED FUNDING]

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Reporting to the SVP NuRoots, the NuRoots Marketing + Design Coordinator is responsible for identifying and implementing thoughtful and persuasive storytelling that celebrates Jewish heritage and offer customize messaging to different niche demographics across the Los Angeles young adult population. The Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining various young adult websites, social media, and content needs to achieve this goal. The Coordinator will have a particular emphasis on niche demographics, including but not limited to: Iranian young adults, unengaged Jewish young adults, and Federation’s core audience online. The Coordinator will ultimately develop a strong young adult brand for the Federation and NuRoots across all media platforms and outlets.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Support creative needs of the NuRoots team and marketing projects of the NuRoots initiative and Federation

o             Coordinate development and execution of marketing (websites, social media, communications) and collateral (printed materials, presentations, reports) for individual events and the NuRoots program generally

o             Collaborate on and implement collateral including but not limited to impact reports, event invitations, event programs and donor updates.

  • Coordinate processes for team creative flow

o             Establish production timelines, manage social media calendar, and maintain and contribute to brand book and photo       library

  • Develop content both independently and in collaboration with the NuRoots team

o             Participate in group discussions and meet with team members individually to cultivate language and creative ideas

o             Generate engaging messaging and visuals both broadly and for NuRoots’ niche demographics (i.e., 20s and 30s, Iranian, Russian-speaking, post-undergrads, young couples, unengaged Jewishly)

  • Coordinate social media and web publishing

o             Schedule and execute all NuRoots social media posting and paid promotion

o             Update website content as needed

o             Build out websites throughout the year to promote festivals and special events

o             Coordinate with Creative Services department to share and adapt our marketing for the Federation’s broader outlets, and to aid in production on NuRoots projects where their help is needed (collateral, event registration pages)

  • Research Jewish content (holidays, ritual, history, community members, organizations) to build into creative projects
  • Keep up to date on market trends, new technology, and potential vendors (animators, video producers)
  • Support the marketing and creative efforts of Y&S Nazarian Iranian Young Leadership Initiative. Work with the Assistant Director, Nazarian Initiative to research and learn about the Iranian Jewish community and history in order to produce relevant content (videos, posts, ads).

o             Generate engaging written messaging targeted to the 20 and 30 something audience and tailored messaging for diverse audiences, specifically young Iranian Jews.

o             Work closely with Asst. director, Nazarian Initiative to research digital footprint, trends, and influencers within the young Iranians Jews in LA to better reach them online via Federation’s digital channels.

o             Track and measure online analytics as they relate to Iranian Jewish engagement.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

Other duties may be assigned by the SVP, NuRoots as needed, including assisting with the Campaign. Be available for events and meetings outside normal working hours.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION

  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Communications, Journalism, Marketing or related field preferred.
  • Skilled in multiple social media platforms.
  • Adept at writing engaging content targeted to the 20 and 30 something demographic.
  • Graphic design skill and experience preferred.
  • Web design and development experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of computer coding, animation and video a plus.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge of Jewish life and/or the Los Angeles Jewish community.
  • Must be a team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must be detail oriented and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and database programs.

POSITION            Database Manager

EXEMPT

DEPARTMENT    Business Intelligence Group

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Reporting to the VP: Data Operations & Strategy, the Database Manager is a member of the Business Intelligence Group (BIG), a team established in 2016 to address the ever-growing amount of data being collected by The Jewish Federation and the increased integration of business systems. With strategic oversight of constituent information, a significant outward-facing goal of the Group is to work closely with the various key business units to analyze and expand the prospect to participant and/or donor conversion pipeline and support the annual revenue and engagement goals. The Group also is tasked with improving business processes to create efficiencies with the desired effect of streamlining reporting and workflows and reducing overall expenses.

The Database Manager will have responsibility for developing expertise in Federation’s constituent relationship system (Blackbaud CRM, known internally as DRIVE) to provide direction for coding structures, data entry, and training and support for end users across the organization. This role oversees a team of two with responsibility for data updates, and partners with other members of BIG and IT to support Federation’s fundraising and program engagement efforts as they relate to data and constituent information.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

DATABASE OVERSIGHT

  • Maintain Blackbaud CRM (CRM) and ensure good data hygiene by documenting and overseeing the implementation of standard operating procedures for entering and exporting data; proactively follow up with other staff to ensure compliance
  • Identify data stored outside of CRM and determine feasibility of conversion via discussions with colleagues; establish process, documentation, and perform complex data imports
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for data stored in CRM
  • Determine appropriate coding for various campaigns and appeals in conjunction with Campaign, Creative Services and/or Accounting.
  • Participate in all decisions impacting data quality and structure
  • Partner with Application Development Manager in testing and implementation of system upgrades/new functionality and integrations with other modules and systems.
  • Facilitate direct response and mass communication efforts in the CRM in partnership with cross-functional teams; ensure accuracy and cleanliness of data entry and updated related to these efforts.

USER TRAINING & SUPPORT

  • Oversee employee on-boarding related to CRM, including training of new staff members on using the database for both frontline and operational purposes.
  • Update and create documentation/training manuals/FAQ sheets for data and processes in CRM
  • Provide departments with documentation specific to their business processes and data structure
  • Cultivate relationships with potential partners who can act as departmental contacts/resources for level-one assistance
  • Drive adoption and provide ongoing targeted system training, as well as respond to specific requests for assistance

SUPERVISION & ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES

  • Supervise Database Coordinator and Data Entry Associates, responsible for all record creation, biographical and contact information updates, and mass data entry
  • Prioritize requests for data entry and clearly communicate to team and requestors
  • Participate in the cross-departmental CRM working group representing the Business Intelligence Group; help address new challenges and integrations, transmitting updates and information to the team as appropriate

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

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

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION

  • The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a dynamic, data-driven environment and enjoy working with colleagues from departments across Federation. A balanced mix of interpersonal, business, analytical, and technical skills is required for success in this position.
  • Experience serving in a direct supervisory role, as well as leading by influence rather than authority
  • Ability to take initiative, respond creatively to challenges, and be flexible and adaptable to competing demands
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously with changing priorities and tight deadlines, as either project lead or team participant
  • Strong oral communication skills to speak in a variety of settings to provide information, explain procedures and system functionality, and persuade others to understand and implement a specific action
  • Strong written communication skills to relate complex information clearly and logically; ability to write and edit grammatically correct training materials while maintain consistency in form and format
  • Demonstrated ability and experience developing process and system documentation in a form that can be used by both data processors and non-technical colleagues with minimal experience
  • Skilled at providing technical customer support in person, by phone, and by email; superior customer service skills and positive attitude
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work and interact with colleagues with varying degrees of interest in and experience with data
  • Ongoing commitment to awareness and research of emerging technology, systems, features, software, and best practices.
  • Ability to quickly learn and understand a variety of business applications
  • Detailed understanding of constituent relationship management database systems required, preferably in a non-profit and/or fundraising environment; BlackBaud products preferred
  • Ability to identify issues and provide guidance in resolving complex systems issues.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, proficiency in the entire Microsoft Office suite.
  • Comfort working with large data sets
  • Should have 3 or more years’ experience in work and/or education related thereto
  • Degree in information systems, business, or related field preferred

POSITION           Program Assistant

DEPARTMENT   Caring for Jews in Need

NON-EXEMPT

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Reporting to the SVP Caring for Jews in Need, the Program Assistant using independent judgment to set priorities, provides secretarial support functions for the SVP CJIN and provides administrative and program support for the CJIN team and the department’s range of programming and partnership process.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Support the SVP CJIN and assist with the department’s programming and administrative needs.
  • Organize CJIN files and supplies and materials.
  • Responsible for fielding all Community Call line inquiries.
  • Update, maintain and distribute the Community Resource Guide
  • Create and maintain multiple databases (including CJIN Database and DRIVE).
  • Work with program staff to manage and coordinate event details.
  • Handle meeting logistics, food ordering, and set up.
  • Assist Program staff in program communications.
  • Assist in creating written program materials, emails and web copy.
  • Coordinate mailings. Field phone calls, including follow up/RSVP calls to committee members.
  • Maintain calendar and scheduling for SVP and staff as needed.
  • Process check requests and expense reports.
  • Take notes in meetings, when necessary.
  • Some internet research and phone interviews.
  • Assist with administration of and research on various CJIN programs.
  • Assist with launch of new pilot programs.
  • Handle highly confidential material in a discreet manner.
  • Be available for events and meetings outside normal working hours.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

Be available to professional staff for additional assignments as needed. Other duties may be assigned as needed including assisting with the Campaign. Be available for events and meetings outside normal working hours.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION

  • BA or equivalent preferred. 2-3 years of responsible administrative or related experience.
  • Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must be detail oriented and proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, database programs and the internet.
  • Must be able to work well in a very busy fast paced environment.
  • Knowledge of Jewish life and the Los Angeles Jewish Community a plus.

POSITION            Program Assistant

NON-EXEMPT

DEPARTMENT    Leadership Development

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Reporting to the SVP, Leadership Development, the Program Assistant, using independent judgment to set priorities, and adjusting as necessary to meet department deadlines and goals, provides accurate, timely and effective administrative support functions for Federation’s Leadership Development professionals and the department’s range of programming.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Support the SVP of Leadership Development, and provide administrative support to overall Leadership Development (LD) program operations including CLI.
  • Maintain SVP’s calendar and Leadership Development calendar.
  • Manage regular contact with donors, mentors, participants and other LD constituents.
  • Organize LD files, supplies and materials.
  • Process check requests and VP expense reports.
  • Arrange meetings and conference calls including securing space, coordinating catering and A/V.
  • Manage event registration and attendance.
  • Maintain donor management system files including building reports and participant data analysis.
  • Draft correspondence, letters, emails and invitations.
  • Work closely with Event Coordinator on contracts, outside vendors, and organizational and logistical needs for LD
  • Meet regularly with supervisor and other relevant departmental staff.
  • Assist with Young Adult Engagement & Leadership Development department projects as needed.

 ADDITIONAL DUTIES

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

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION

  • BA or equivalent preferred. 2-3 years of responsible administrative or related experience.
  • Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must be detail oriented and proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, database programs and the internet.
  • Extremely organized, flexible, highly motivated, able to prioritize with supervisor and multitask.
  • Must be able to work well in a very busy fast paced environment.
  • Knowledge of Jewish life and the Los Angeles Jewish Community a plus.

POSITION            Donor and Prospect Research Manager

DEPARTMENT    Donor Relations

EXEMPT

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Reporting to the VP, Donor Relations, the Donor and Prospect Research Manager’s role focuses on prospect identification through donor mining, internal and external prospecting and fundraiser support through portfolio optimization, moves management support and research briefs. Through prospect identification, research, data acquisition, and analysis, the Donor and Prospect Research Manager deepens Federation’s institutional knowledge of its donors and prospects by supporting prospecting, fundraising, communications, and stewardship.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Conducts regular portfolio reviews for fundraisers to support prospect prioritization
  • Prepares confidential research reports for the president, fundraisers, and key volunteers
  • Partner with fundraisers and staff to provide timely, accurate, and analytical information to inform the fundraising process; participate in prospect review meetings as needed and help develop fundraising strategies.
  • Proactively identify, research, and analyze new and existing donors and prospects for gift cultivation; refer unassigned prospects to prospect management for assignment to fundraisers.
  • Builds a pipeline of new major gift prospects for future annual and endowment campaigns; manages the qualification, identification, and assignment of said prospects using sources such as event prospecting, peer review, staff recommendations, Federation’s CRM, list review, and news screening.
  • Qualifies new prospects by researching philanthropists at related organizations and conducting research on community foundations.
  • Staff prospect review meetings.
  • Assists with moves management to better record, monitor, and measure related fundraising activities

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

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

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION

  • BA or equivalent preferred. 3-5 years of development research, direct prospect research, tracking data analysis or related experience.
  • High level of proficiency with relevant technologies including online research tools and development databases.
  • Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Strong writing skills specifically related to professional fundraising briefings/reports.
  • Must be detail oriented and proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Knowledge of the Los Angeles philanthropic and/or Jewish Community a plus.

POSITION            Director, Direct Response Fundraising

EXEMPT

DEPARTMENT    Business Intelligence Group

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

The Director, Direct Response Fundraising is a member of the Business Intelligence Group and works with a cross-departmental team including Donor Relations, Donor Experience, and Creative Services to engage and expand the Federation’s donor base via traditional and contemporary outreach methods.

The Director, Direct Response Fundraising plans and manages Federation’s fundraising efforts relating to all community supporter programs. This position is responsible for assessing programs and benefits, developing donor acquisition and retention strategies, and stewarding relationships with Federation supporters. The Director, Direct Response Fundraising is responsible for all aspects of the Federation’s direct response fundraising, which includes: direct mail, telemarketing, texting, and digital campaigns

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

AREAS OF WORK & OVERSIGHT

  • Recommend, develop, and execute direct response fundraising strategies, formats, and campaigns to acquire and retain donors through data-driven outreach and mass solicitation, including but not limited to direct mail, texting, telemarketing, website marketing, and social media campaigns; actively explore new strategies and creatively plan and implement.
  • Create and execute donor conversion, retention and upgrade strategies.
  • Evaluate and manage monthly giving, tribute, memorial, and matching gift strategies.
  • Manage year-end and other targeted appeals; develop new appeals and tactics to increase response and expand donor base.

PLANNING & COLLABORATION

  • Liaise with internal staff and outside vendors, providing resources and direction, and communicate with internal stakeholders. Support and collaborate with Digital Marketing colleagues.
  • In conjunction with Creative Services and Fundraising teams, collaborate in development of timetable for campaigns and messages; manage the digital fundraising components at selected events.
  • Work with the Creative Services team to ensure website capabilities and fundraising related content is current, aligned, and optimized in support of fundraising objectives.
  • Work with necessary stakeholders and staff to ensure all communications are in line with organizational messaging.
  • Work closely with Database team to ensure good data hygiene.
  • Act as liaison to Accounting team to ensure proper coding and tracking of gifts.

EXECUTION

  • Determine audience segmentation and ensure coding and suppressions are being applied.
  • Create appeal codes for all mailings and e-mails; ensure all source codes are created and applied to donor records for tracking purposes.
  • Implement and monitor test plans, metrics and analysis of fundraising campaigns to increase response and upgrade rates
  • Segment donors and prospects from Blackbaud CRM to achieve fundraising revenue objectives. Propose segmentation strategies.
  • Provide quality control for all direct solicitation efforts throughout development, approval and printing processes, including final proofing of copy, design and print production.
  • Identify and manage direct response campaign costs and make recommendations on how to best deploy allocated resources for each campaign, whether internal or via external vendors.
  • Maintain awareness of industry trends, benchmarks and innovations, using them to further inform recommendations.

ANALYSIS

  • Develop and maintain a framework for tracking, evaluating, and optimizing campaign performance and engagement metrics; analyze and translate anecdotal or qualitative data into recommendations and plans.
  • Partner with Data Analytics Manager to understand campaign performance to determine which strategies should are most effective and which ones should be eliminated.
  • Leverage key learnings across direct response programs to stimulate lift in response.
  • Establish test and learn culture that helps to drive response rates.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

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

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED POSITION

  • Direct response fundraising/sales experience; experience using online tools, processes and techniques for donor development, engagement, recruitment, retention, conversions and list building is required.
  • Experience with developing and performing A|B and multivariate email tests, analyzing results and implementing learnings from tests.
  • Experience with complex data sets and knowledge of CRM technology (Blackbaud CRM preferred)
  • Comfort in a data-driven environment that is supported by strong quantitative skills and proficiency in performing analyses in Excel
  • High level of competence in use and knowledge of CRM-driven fundraising tools.
  • Solid project management skills that demonstrate the ability to manage priorities, set and meet deadlines, and manage budgets while maintaining accuracy and efficiency of the deliverables.
  • Ability to think both strategically, tactically, and creatively.
  • Experience in cross-departmental coordination in a busy organization.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Deep experience in a relevant fundraising/sales/marketing role related to nonprofit organization membership and/or development experience; cross-channel marketing experience preferred.
  • Proven track record of driving positive results.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills that allow you to clearly articulate ideas and results in a constructive way.

POSITION            Assistant Director, LAJTI Jewish Education and Engagement Integration

EXEMPT

DEPARTMENT    Jewish Education & Engagement

TIME LIMITED    June 30, 2020 (Possible extension dependent on grant funding)

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

As part of our Federation’s commitment to ensuring the Jewish future, we launched the multifaceted, high impact Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative (LAJTI) in 2015 in partnership with the Jim Joseph Foundation (JJF), with seed funding from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.  LAJTI seeks to dramatically enhance our community’s Jewish teen landscape and increase the number of teens engaged in Jewish life.

Reporting to the Director, LA Jewish Teen Initiative, this person will be responsible for the development and nurturing of strategic partnerships with diverse teen professionals and teen-facing organizations to enhance Jewish teen education and engagement is Los Angeles.  This person will oversee our “Empowering Jewish Educators” work of LAJTI, developing and delivering educational content and professional development to professionals across the LA landscape, including youth educators, summer camp professionals, program directors, lay leaders, rabbis and more.  As a “network weaver,” this position will consult with professionals on the front lines with teens, and assist with problem-solving, resource sharing, and collaboration.

Additionally, this position will oversee all aspects of Jewish educational engagement for The Initiative.  As the Jewish educator on the team, this individual will support staff in enhancing teen-facing programs and parent programming with the integration of Jewish wisdom and values.  Finally, this person will be an integral member of the LAJTI team in the development and implementation of emergent community-wide projects.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Facilitate a professional learning network of teen educators in LA

o             Plan and implement regular gatherings of teen educators, providing rich opportunities for learning and professional growth

o             Provide training in trending and relevant topics for engaging teens

o             Facilitate collaborative work and resource sharing

o             Organize and coordinate the writing and editing of diverse communications including newsletters

  • “Network Weaver” to diverse professionals working with teens

o             Act as a community resource, aiding with program planning, problem-solving and more

o             Foster connections across the city among teen educators

o             Network with other Funder Collaborative communities on trending topics and engagement models for teen educators. LAJTI is one of ten communities across the country that is part of The Funder Collaborative (co-funded with the Jim Joseph Foundation.)— www.teenfundercollaborative.com

o             Manage relationships with program partners to ensure their ongoing participation with the LAJTI website, keep content up-to-date, and identify and add relevant resources.

  • Advise on and oversee Jewish educational content and engagement in LAJTI

o             Support LAJTI staff with program design and Jewish content integration (e.g. Jewish wisdom, ritual and tradition, etc.) into teen, parent and educator programming

o             Support our Focus on Teen Wellness with Jewish content integration

  • Design educational materials (e.g. facilitators guide) to assist our work in supporting teens’ mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing
  • Work with facilitators and/or program planners in the seamless integration of Jewish values, teachings, learnings, wisdom and more.

o             Act as a thought partner to Director, LAJTI in the conceptualization and planning of emerging new and/or special projects for The Initiative.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

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

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED POSITION

  • B BA required, M.A. or work towards master’s degree preferred.
  • 3-5 or more years’ experience in teen program development and/or Jewish education.
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking, organization and communications skills.
  • A demonstrated capacity to think strategically and cultivate linkages between multiple programs.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Judaism and the Los Angeles Jewish community preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Be comfortable working in a very busy, fast paced environment.
  • Attendance at off-site related programs necessary so transportation must not be an issue.

POSITION            Program Manager, Israel Education Programs

EXEMPT

DEPARTMENT    Jewish Education & Engagement

PART TIME POSITION      3 days per week (22-24 hrs per week)

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Reporting to the Sr. VP of Jewish Education & Engagement, this position will oversee Federation’s Israel related education and engagement work for individuals from birth through high school.  This multi-faceted role includes direction of the Global Teen Twinning Program, empowering effective partnerships between diverse LA, Tel Aviv and Vilnius schools, and serving as the bridge between these vibrant Jewish communities.  The role also features relationship building with diverse partners across the LA landscape, including but not limited to Day Schools, supplementary schools and other teen-facing non-profit organizations, as well as providing Israel education consultation for the team.  Additionally, this person will conceptualize and implement ideas for effective integration of Shinshinim, young adult ambassadors from Israel, into the work of the Federation.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

The Global Teen Twinning Program engages Jewish youth in personal, meaningful, and global Jewish relationships through reciprocal student delegation exchanges, shared learning opportunities, and immersive cultural experiences. Established 22 years ago, this program is implemented in 20 schools in Los Angeles, Tel Aviv, and Vilnius, with the goals of building a strong sense of Jewish identity, affinity for Israel, and commitment to Jewish people.

  • Develop close working relationship with Global Teen Twinning partners’ professional teams and provide guidance and leadership on all matters.

o             Proactively and creatively address challenges that arise related to all aspects of the program.

o             Serve as principal resource to schools on educational issues and as they develop staff and student relationships involving international delegations, curriculum, programs, and training

o             Represent the Federation at community events during delegations’ visits.

o             Facilitate delegations’ debrief meetings, and partner schools’ End-of-Year meetings

  • Supervise Global Teen Twinning staff to meet strategic goals, ensure a smoothly run program, clear and effective communication with coordinators and all Global Teen Twinning staff and partners.
  • Act as point person for implementation of Global Teen Twinning Program in Tel Aviv, including regular communications and meetings with Director of Education in Israel and all other relevant staff, schools, professionals, and leaders.
  • Oversee all evaluation efforts and share relevant information with partners in LA and Israel.
  • Oversee professional development content delivered at facilitated workshops for the Twinning Coordinators.
  • Act as point person for Federation’s partnership with JAFI, The Jewish Agency for Israel, in the meaningful integration of teen Shinshinim in the Jewish Federation’s work across Los Angeles with a variety of community members, in diverse settings.
  • Serve as resource and educational consultant for all initiatives in the Ensuring the Jewish Future department for birth through high school to ensure issues related to Israel are thoughtfully integrated, as necessary.
  • Be “in the know” about diverse Israel opportunities available to LA teens, maintain connections with program providers and act as a resource to families.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

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

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED POSITION

  • B.A. required, Master’s Degree preferred in community Social Work, Jewish Communal Service, Jewish Education, or non-profit Management.
  • 3 or more years’ experience in Jewish Federation, Jewish education, Jewish communal or related field required.
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills
  • Knowledge of Judaism, Israel, and the needs of the Jewish community in Los Angeles and Israel required.
  • Experience in educational planning and budget administration required.
  • Fluency in Hebrew preferred.
  • Strong understanding of the Israeli culture and community.
  • Must be able to travel in US and overseas.

POSITION            Program Assistant, PJ Library/Families with Young Children

DEPARTMENT    Jewish Education & Engagement

NON-EXEMPT

TIME-LIMITED     One Year from Date of Hire (Extension of employment pending renewed funding)

 SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Reporting to the Director of PJ Library, the Program Assistant coordinates all of the administrative functions of the PJ Library program and interacts with PJ Library participants, partners, donors, volunteers and community professionals while displaying a high level of diplomacy, sound judgment and discretion. Assist, as needed, with other programs related to families with young children.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Create, manage and maintain the database of subscribers in the PJ Library database.
  • Communicate with PJ national office re: billing, operational, subscription issues.
  • Communicate frequently with PJ Library participants (parents/grandparents).
  • Create and send monthly e-newsletter, birthday, graduation, welcome, invitations, events through Mailchimp
  • Creation and evaluation of survey data on Survey Gizmo
  • Donor Management system – input new constituents for Community Connectors, create events, maintain attendee lists, liaise with DRIVE staff for PJ Library team, send weekly reports for each Connector to Director of PJ Library, work with DRIVE team to update all information, new enrollments, and overall support for PJ Library team
  • Assist PJ Library staff with other administrative functions of the program.
  • Assist PJ Library staff at PJ Library and community events.
  • Create Facebook events for PJ Library in LA Programs
  • Update/maintain/create invitations to the PJ Library in LA events calendars on PJ Google Calendar/Federation Calendar/RG Calendar
  • Maintain a daily schedule of Facebook postings
  • Maintain PJ in LA Instagram account
  • Create and submit monthly statements/invoices from PJ Nat’l
  • Work with Community Connectors to insure proper expense report submission
  • Maintain organized shelving of PJ Library books.
  • Represent PJ Library at meetings/events as needed.
  • Create programming one-sheets to be submitted to PJ Nat’l with our twice yearly reports
  • Assist with data entry and organizing data as necessary for Family Camp Project and other projects for families with young children.
  • Assist with marketing and social media as necessary for projects related to families with young children.
  • Assist with entering data into the donor management system as needed
  • Assist with setting up of meetings and/or interviews as needed

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

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

ESSENTIAL SKILLS, EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION

  • BA degree preferred. 2-3 years of related experience.
  • 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           Assistant Dir, NuRoots Special Projects

DEPARTMENT    NuRoots

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

Under the supervision of the Sr. VP NuRoots, the Asst. Director, NuRoots Special Projects is responsible for working with NuRoots core partners as well as additional, time-bound special projects throughout the year. With a passion to meet the needs of the local young adult Jewish community, this individual will help NuRoots build strong organizational partnerships across the community, leverage partnerships, and collaborate with other team members as needed to work towards NuRoots’ mission and vision.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

  • Work with SVP to explore, identify, and seek potential organizations for core partnership investment.
  • Work with SVP of NuRoots to execute partnership application, documentation, paperwork, and reporting.
  • Develop communications, system processes, and performance and evaluation metrics as integral to partnership management process.
  • Conduct site-visits to NuRoots core partner programming, including nights and weekends
  • Convene core partner roundtables (approximately four times each year) to enhance collaboration.
  • Develop relationships with professionals at Jewish communal organizations serving young adults
  • Prepare materials for NuRoots Committee meetings as it relates to core partners and attend partnership conversations
  • Help drive potential non-traditional partnerships for NuRoots through execution of programming and experiences in partnership with non-Jewish local organizations, institutions, and relevant companies.
  • Be available to research and serve in leadership capacity for special projects throughout the year as it relates to NuRoots.
  • Participate in select opportunities in the community to increase brand awareness and/or establish new relationships
  • Research, mine and determine opportunities across Los Angeles for unique experiences through partnerships.
  • Work with SVP of NuRoots to create and curate creative community gatherings for diverse audience segments of individuals in their 20s and 30s.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

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

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, masters preferred.
  • Passion for Los Angeles, Jewish community and fostering creative cultural discovery and expression.
  • 3-5 years demonstrated knowledge and experience in partnerships, sales and experiential events.
  • Project Management and budget skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse constituency including major donors.
  • Ability to assess and evaluate programs and organizations.   Understanding of budgeting and resource allocation.
  • Ability to be a self-starter and to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and donor tracking software programs (i.e., Blackbaud Donor Management System).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact effectively and diplomatically with donors, volunteers, & staff.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize assignments, work independently and make effective timely decisions despite tight deadlines and competing requirements.
  • Knowledge of Judaism and Los Angeles Jewish community a plus.

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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.