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:         Campaign Assistant

DEPARTMENT:  Campaign

The Campaign Assistant, using independent judgment to set priorities, and adjusting as necessary to assure divisional deadlines and goals are met, provides accurate, timely and effective assistant functions for assigned Campaign Department division and professionals.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

  • Have daily contact with donors including front desk support and trouble shooting.
  • Handle incoming/outgoing phone calls.
  • Manage donor correspondence related to membership, tributes and related invoices
  • Take RSVPs and track registration in donor database for multiple events.
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to support all aspects of major events as assigned.
  • Set up meetings, phone sessions, and events.
  • Manage multiple functions in donor date base (DRIVE) including: maintaining accurate donor files, event registration and batching, seating, produce reports
  • Track and process event sponsorships and tribute ads for event journals as applicable
  • Follow up with vendors for contracts and countersignatures
  • Filling out pledge cards with accurate donor information, appeal and designation
  • Pledge and payment batching
  • Update calendars, general Campaign administration and pitches in to help on the floor.
  • Evaluate workload determining best procedure to follow

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

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

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Business degree or four years of high level administrative experience in an automated environment.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions, to exercise judgment and to assume responsibility for multiple projects.
  • Good administrative and mathematical skills.
  • Extremely organized, detail oriented, highly motivated.
  • Thorough knowledge of business English and grammar, excellent written/verbal communication.
  • Excellent communication and people skills.
  • Strong background with automated systems and standard software.
  • MS Office (Outlook, Microsoft Word, Excel) required.

Position:          Program Assistant

Department:   Community Engagement

Reporting to the VP: Community Engagement Programs, this position serves as Program Assistant for the community engagement’s range of programming, providing administrative and program support.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Provide support to program staff in all aspects of program operation.
  • Manage the Community Engagement database, providing assistance with tracking program budgets.
  • Work with program staff to manage and coordinate event details.
  • Assist Program staff in program communications.
  • Responsible for maintaining Community Engagement files, supplies and materials.
  • Develop and maintain various office, department and recordkeeping procedures.
  • Assist in creating written program materials, emails and web copy.
  • Develop and maintain various office, department and recordkeeping procedures.
  • Update the Donor Information Management System database with committees and meeting attendance.
  • Able to effectively work in team environment and follow company protocols for accounting and office procedures.

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 program related experience.
  • Current working knowledge of automated office equipment.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written.
  • Be detail oriented, proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, database programs and the internet.
  • Must be able to work well in a very busy fast paced environment.
  • Knowledge of Judaism and the Los Angeles Jewish Community is preferred.

POSITION:           Program Director, Birthright Israel

DEPARTMENT:    NuRoots

Reporting to the Sr. Director, Birthright Israel & Immersive Experiences, the Program Director is responsible for generating awareness in the L.A. community for Taglit-Birthright Israel trips and post-trip programming.  This person will be responsible for publicizing and managing all L.A. Way Birthright-Israel trips and any other similar trips sponsored by the Jewish Federation.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Direct the Los Angeles community Taglit-Birthright Israel program.
  • Identify, train and select staff for community trips.
  • Direct and supervise bus staff for community trips.
  • Oversee distribution of information and referral to prospects and families about Taglit-Birthright Israel.
  • Identify and cultivate Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni leaders to enhance Taglit-Birthright Israel and the Federation’s public position.
  • Develop, facilitate, and implement pre-trip orientation for participants and parents.
  • Coordinate the Taglit-Birthright Israel and Trip Providers: LA Community trips; recruitment strategy, madrichim training, orientations, itinerary, niche trips, participant lists, and overall information.
  • Educate participants about Federation’s role.
  • Work with other Federation professionals to integrate alumni in a range of young adult activities and programs.
  • Coordinate with national organizations, including BRI Foundation.
  • Assist with Fundraising.
  • Serve as liaison to program vendors.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

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

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION

  • Bachelors required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Planning skills and experience needed.
  • Knowledge of Jewish life, Birthright Israel and the Los Angeles Jewish Community required.
  • Birthright alumnus/a preferred.
  • Should be familiar with and have previously traveled to Israel.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization and communications skills desired.
  • A wide degree of creativity and independent judgment is expected.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of Web/Technology needed.
  • Familiarity with and active use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Picassa, blogs and other online social media tools preferred.

Position: Director, LAJTI Focus on Teen Wellness

Department:  Jewish Education & Engagement / LA Jewish Teen Initiative

Time Limited:  Through June 30, 2020

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.  A fundamental feature of LAJTI’s work is our Focus on Teen Wellness.  Our goal of supporting teens in leading healthy and fulfilled lives has been a priority from the inception of our Initiative. We understand that to have impact on teens’ Jewish identities, we need to engage them holistically, with a keen eye toward issues confronting their day-to-day lives including stress, anxiety, peer pressure, and social media.

Reporting to the Director of the LA Jewish Teen Initiative, this position is responsible for integrating teen wellness into every aspect of the LAJTI.  This work includes creating, developing and implementing teen wellness programming, raising awareness of programs and resources in the community and reflecting on our learnings as our work emerges.

Principal Duties:

  • Envision a diverse menu of touchpoints and opportunities for parent engagement (e.g., community book reads, neighborhood parlour meetings, e-newsletters, etc.)
  • Plan, design, and implement at least 3 sets of Parent Workshops from August 2018 through May 2019.
  • Plan, design, and implement opportunities for continued dialogue and engagement on salient teen wellness topics for participants who attended the Spring 2018 Wellness Conference.
  • Design and execute community-wide Wellness Convening in Spring 2020.
  • Partner with LAJTI staff to help integrate themes and learnings about teen wellness into our professional development opportunities for educators and other LAJTI activities.
  • Coordinate with LAJTI staff to ensure consistent messaging on social media and LAJTI website.
  • Consult with LAJTI staff on Wellness Program partners’ progress.
  • Curate wellness resources to be included on LAJTI website.
  • Oversee evaluation of parent programming around teen wellness and ensure coordination with broader evaluation efforts.
  • Network with organizations throughout the community around issues of teen wellness as it relates to LAJTI efforts.

Additional Duties:

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

Education & Experience Required:

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

Position: Chief of Staff

Department: Executive

When a President & CEO leads a world-class non-profit, they need a Chief of Staff who is diplomatic, dedicated, detail-minded and determined to solve problems before they arise. We’re looking for a professional with the high degree of emotional intelligence it takes to liaise with top donors and senior staff, manage a 24/7 international schedule, and represent the boss as needed. The ideal candidate is a skilled communicator who can work independently and under pressure – with a sense of humor and a deep connection to our mission.  If you know the difference between what is merely important and what is essential and can read a room while taking notes and then take action, we’d like to meet you.

Position: Project Manager, JECELI

Department: Jewish Education & Engagement

Part Time Position:  30-32 hours/week

Summary Description of Position:

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles seeks an Early Childhood specialist to manage the launch of a new program and guide/support/collaborate the work on other department programs that focus on families with young children. The Jewish Federation is launching JECELI (Jewish Early Childhood Education Leadership Institute), a new professional development program for aspiring and/or early career Jewish early childhood directors. The program is an adaptation of a successful model and is in partnership with the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTSA) and Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). The Project Manager coordinates and oversees the various activities JECELI-LA, working closely, both face-to-face and online, with the Program Director at JTSA in New York City. This position is supervised by Sr. VP, Jewish Education and Engagement at the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles.

 

Principal Duties:
  • Stay current with developments in the field of early childhood education and Jewish early childhood education, including maintaining contact with other national leaders of movements and organizations
  • Meet at least monthly with the JECELI Program Director (located in NY to discuss program planning).
  • Manage JECELI grant-funds and reporting.
  • Oversee ongoing formative and summative evaluation of all aspects of the program.
  • Support and help plan all JECELI experiences based on program philosophy and in response to emerging advances and issues in the field of Jewish early childhood education.
  • Serve as the JECELI-LA-on the ground manager of program recruitment, implementation, and logistics including, but not limited to the following:
    • Adapt application materials for JECELI-LA recruitment and recruitment strategy.
    • Help to identify applicants for JECELI cohort.
    • Help to identify mentors for JECELI cohort.
    • Design, promote, and/or support marketing for JECELI-LA
    • Conduct site visits, as needed
    • Participate in all seminars and retreats
    • Set up all logistics for seminars and retreats
  • Offer support and guidance to JECELI fellows and mentors, as needed.
    • Meet monthly with each mentor, individually, in a group or at events, virtually or in person.
  • Integrate JECELI-LA with other PK12 relevant programs
  • Develop a collaborative, supportive culture among the JECELI mentors while maintaining the program mentoring schedule.
    • Support the creation of a community of practice for JECELI fellows.
    • Conduct site visits, as needed
  • Manage Facebook group and/or other social media and website, as applicable.
  • Oversee data collection from parents and/or fellows for First 36 Project, a professional development opportunity for parent/me educators in Jewish settings in Los Angeles. Collaboration with Simms/Mann Institute and Builders of Jewish Education.
    • Compile grant reports and evaluation memos with results from surveys and/or interviews.
  • Collaborate with Director, Jewish Education and Engagement Partnerships, to ensure our work with Jewish organizations throughout the city is coordinated and that learnings are synthesized.
  • Ensure learnings from our work with families with young children is shared in valuable ways with the community.
  • Oversee data collection to keep environmental scan of early childhood in LA updated.
 Additional Duties:
Be available to supervisor for additional assignments, as required, including assisting with the Campaign.
 

Education & Experience Required for This Position

  • BA degree, 4+ years in Jewish early childhood or related area
  • Advanced degree in related field preferred
  • Deep commitment to increasing the professionalism of the field of Jewish early childhood education
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to interact engagingly with a diverse audience
  • Strong team player, able to work collaboratively with staff, lay leaders and program partners
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Able to work efficiently and multitask; is highly organized, detail oriented.
  • Ability and experience to manage responsibilities and make independent decisions with minimal supervisory oversight
  • Administrative skills (MS Office Suite) and ability to work with budgets
  • Access to car and able to work Sundays as required for retreats and seminars

POSITION:     Assistant Controller

EXEMPT / NON-UNION

Reporting to the Controller, assist in managing the financial activities in the Accounting Department.  Oversee and manage the department accounting group, consisting of General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Payroll, pledge accounting, donated securities, cash and cash management.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES:

  • Preparation of audited financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles – including all statements and required note disclosures.
  • Manage DB & DC Pension Audits including preparation of supporting schedules as needed.
  • Work with independent tax specialists to provide all required schedules for reporting on Form 990 for Federation, and review Form 5500(s) for Federation Sponsored Benefit Plans.
  • Responsible for all legal and regulatory reporting (including but not limited to property tax filing, unclaimed property – escheat filing, welfare exemptions, etc.).
  • Supervise Accounting Manager and oversee payroll function.
  • Establish best practices for revenue, AP, and payroll.
  • Work with VP, Finance and Controller to develop practices and policies to ensure accounting records are complete, accurate, authorized and that assets are secure (restricted access).
  • Supervise and work with Accounting Manager to insure that accounting books and records are accurate, kept in accordance with GAAP and that proper financial controls are in place at all times.
  • Responsible for monthly financial reporting and quarterly GAAP financial statements.
  • Track and review UJFEF and other Endowment Accounts.
  • Conduct monthly analysis and review of Balance Sheet accounts.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

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

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • BA with CPA designation required; 3 years prior financial experience in senior financial management.
  • Not-for-profit or social agency experience helpful but not required.
  • Must be able to work independently; excellent analytical and people skills required;
  • Strong knowledge and experience with personal computers, spread sheets, word processing and computer-based accounting systems.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral; appropriate education and related experience strongly desired.

Position: Social Media and Marketing Coordinator

Department: Executive

The Social Media and Marketing Coordinator position offers an incredible opportunity: the chance to build and inspire community in Los Angeles, Israel and abroad through the communication and storytelling efforts of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. This position is intended for a creative, innovative, detail-oriented, organized, and thoughtful candidate, who is excited to use various mediums to share the Federation’s work. We are looking for someone who is motivated to create and maintain engaging content for social media and the Federation’s editorial outlet (through photos, blogs, dynamic content, and writing materials). This unique position also provides the opportunity to be a part of the production team of the Federation’s avant-garde podcast, Jay’s 4 Questions. The perfect candidate is on-top of the latest social media trends, wants to integrate those ideas into the Federation’s communication strategy, and is excited to contribute to the ways in which we share the Federation’s impactful story!

Position: Assistant Director, NuRoots Community Fellowship

Department: NuRoots

Time-Limited: 1-year fellowship with possible extension to 2nd year fellowship.

The Assistant Director, NuRoots Community Fellowship is a dynamic and engaging position for an energetic, personable, enthusiastic, and well-rounded person with a keen interest in community building. Serving various “micro-communities,” NuRoots’ Assistant Directors (warmly referred to in the field as “Fellows”), are experts in their neighborhood (think WeHo, Eastside, Valley), life stage (think young couples), or niche (think Intergenerational community building). These Fellows are passionate about building community and galvanizing the 20s and 30s in L.A. to “do Jewish” in a way that’s meaningful, relevant, and creates longevity. The ideal candidate is social, enjoys deep conversation, doesn’t care much for small talk, and is equally comfortable putting together an intimate gathering for 10-20 peers as she/he is contributing to a large-scale-150+-person- fête. The ideal Fellow is a flexible team-oriented individual. We’re looking for a big (nay, huge) thinker with great knowledge of Jewish culture, heritage, and practice, and equally great knowledge of the city we play in to create novel and personalized Jewish experiences for the “micro-communities” they’ll serve. Multiple opportunities are available for this one year position, which may extended for a second year.

 

POSITION:          Community Connector, PJ Library

DEPARTMENT:   EJF / Jewish Education & Engagement/ PJ Library

SALARY:              $25.00/Hour

PART-TIME POSITION:            18 HOURS PER WEEK

TIME-LIMITED POSITION:      End date September 30, 2018; extension dependent on grant funding

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

Reporting to the Director of PJ Library, 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 newborn through 2 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.

PRINCIPAL 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.

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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.