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            Community Connector, PJ Library

DEPARTMENT    Jewish Education & Engagement/ PJ Library

SALARY                 $25.00/Hour

PART-TIME POSITION    18 HOURS PER WEEK

TIME-LIMITED POSITION             

MULTIPLE POSITIONS AVAILABLE SERVICING VARIOUS GEOGRAPHIC COMMUNITIES

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 one to three 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:

 

  1. 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.
  2. age-based playgroups
  3. Challah tots in Whole Foods
  4. Drop-ins at Barnes & Noble Bookstores
  5. Drop-ins at local play spaces
  6. Parent & me programs
  7. Jewish Parenting classes
  8. 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.

Reporting to the Director of IT, the IT Help Desk Supervisor is responsible for supervising and managing the IT Help Desk staff; monitoring ticket assignments and following up to ensure timely resolution; troubleshooting and supporting all computer systems and networks at The Jewish Federation and staff the Help Desk to provide level-2 technical support, with emphasis on high-end technical support including operating systems, networks, VoIP and advanced applications support.  Provide level-2 Audio/Video (AV) support for Federation meetings and participate in ad-hoc projects and other duties, as required.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Supervise and manage the IT Help Desk staff; ensure appropriate staff assignments to cover extended support hours, including monitoring the network over weekend
  • Troubleshoot, maintain and provide level-2 support for all computer networks, workstations, servers AV and phone systems at the Federation
  • Provide advanced technical expertise for the Microsoft Office 365 suite; support and administer SharePoint
  • Configure and support mobile devices, including synchronization of email, contacts, tasks and calendars
  • Assist the Systems Manager with hardware/software installations, upgrades and preventive maintenance
  • Assist and back up the Systems Manager with Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity procedures; perform regular tests of DR/BC processes
  • Provide advanced AV support for Federation meetings, including audio-video conferences both on site and at other locations, as required
  • Provides management, administration and support of hosted PBX telephony platform

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

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

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION

  • Bachelor’s degree, relevant Microsoft certification, or equivalent work experience
  • A minimum of five years of proven experience as a Help Desk representative in an area of technical support; hands-on experience with current Windows operating systems; experience with Mac computers is desirable
  • Experience with 8×8 hosted PBX, Office 365, Azure and other cloud applications/services is preferred
  • Superior troubleshooting and analytical skills; experience with remote support and remote access tools is required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and both written and oral communication skills are required

Is your idea of a great event one that creates buzz and connects well-connected, philanthropic individuals to our life-changing work? A gathering that builds and sustains community around shared passion for a better world? That’s ours too – and we’re looking for a creative, detail-oriented professional to bring that kind of expertise to reach out to our donors. We want nothing less than a collaborative leader who also has a great sense of humor – a diplomat who is both excited by the opportunity to reach out to newcomers and able to inspire new heights of involvement and commitment in our supporters. If that sounds like you, we invite you to apply for this unique opportunity to help raise the bar and build Jewish community.

 

If you are a PR & Marketing professional who has been looking to weave a combination of skill and desire to make your mark on Jewish L.A., you may have just stumbled on the perfect opportunity. You should have a background in public relations for a non-profit, know which messages resonate with Jews in our city and have the experience and contact list of a publicist in Los Angeles to pitch stories and get them out there in traditional and digital media. In short: Bring the mind to create, the chops to sell, and the hustle to get the job done. This is your chance to step up and lead and put what you’ve learned to work for the growth and good of the Jewish people. You’ll join imaginative and hard-working Creative Services professionals who are here to collaborate with you. Come on board and make this happen — together.

POSITION            Vice President, Finance

DEPARTMENT    Accounting

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Reporting to the Chief Operating and Financial Officer (COFO), this position is responsible for managing the financial activities of The Jewish Federation.  Direct responsibility and accountability for financial planning, accounting, cash management and budgeting functions.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

Financial Planning

  • Direct the financial planning/forecasting activities of the JFC.
  • Generate monthly reports analyzing the financial position of The Federation over the next 12 to 24 months including analyses of significant financial issues affecting the Federation.

Accounting

  • Supervise and work with the Accounting Mgrs. to insure that the accounting books and records are accurate, kept in accordance with GAAP and that proper financial controls are in place at all times.
  • Present monthly financial and operating statements to senior management.
  • Oversee the annual audit of Federation; set accounting policies and procedure.

Cash Management

  • Oversee management of daily cash position insuring that there is sufficient liquidity to meet operational needs with excess funds prudently invested.
  • Provide senior management with cash position reports on a daily, weekly and monthly basis; maintain good relationships with banks, brokerage houses and the financial community in general.

Budgeting

  • Manage annual budgeting of Federation JFC;
  • Work with Federation depts. to develop departmental budgets for use in the allocations process & in managing the activities of Federation.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

Be available to Chief Operating & Financial Officer for additional assignments, as required including assisting with the Campaign.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION

  • Masters of Business Administration with either CMA or CPA designation required.
  • 7 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.
  • Requires excellent analytical and people skills.
  • Appropriate education and related experience strongly desired.

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.

POSITION            Assistant Controller

DEPARTMENT    Accounting

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

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            Director of Constituent Information Management

DEPARTMENT    Business Intelligence Group

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Reporting to the VP: Data Operations & Strategy, the Director of Constituent Information Management 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 work flows and reducing overall expenses.

The Director of Constituent Information Management will have responsibility for developing expertise in Federations constituent relationship system (Blackbaud CRM, known internally as DRIVE) and other business systems overseen by BIG in order to provide direction for coding structures, data entry and delivery, and training and support for end users across the organization. This role oversees a team of three with responsibility for data updates and report delivery, 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 implementing, documenting, and enforcing 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; potentially serve in this function for additional databases
  • 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

DATA DELIVERY

  • Provide direction on appropriate parameters for event invitations, solicitation mailings, and email campaigns in partnership with Campaign, Program, and Creative Services
  • Oversee creation of complex queries, exports and data retrievals in CRM for communications, reporting, and analysis
  • Partner with Data Analytics Manager and the Campaign, Program, and Creative Services teams to analyze and provide data related to appeals, events, and campaign performance.
  • Develop and deliver clear and accurate reporting and tracking vehicles and instructions for reports, dashboards and data extracts.

USER TRAINING & SUPPORT

  • Oversee employee on-boarding related to CRM (and potentially other data sources), 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 Data Entry Associates, responsible for all record creation, biographical and contact information updates, and mass data entry
  • Supervise Director of BIG Campaign Operations, responsible for routine and ad-hoc data delivery and supporting Campaign initiatives
  • Prioritize requests for data entry and data delivery 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 5 or more years’ experience in work and/or education related thereto
  • Degree in information systems, business, or related field preferred

Position:            Director, Israel & International Education Programs

Department:     Jewish Education & Engagement

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

The Global Teen Twinning Program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles engages Jewish youth in personal, meaningful, and global Jewish relationships through reciprocal student delegation exchanges, shared learning opportunities, and immersive cultural experiences. Established twenty-one years ago, this program is implemented in more than 30 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.

Reporting to the Sr. VP and/or VP of Jewish Education & Engagement, this position is responsible for directing the multi-faceted Twinning Program, empowering effective partnerships between diverse LA, Tel Aviv and Vilnius schools, and serving as the bridge between these vibrant Jewish communities.  Additionally, this person will conceptualize and implement ideas for effective Israel/Diaspora programs in diverse educational settings.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Develop close working relationship with Global Teen Twinning partners’ professional teams and provide guidance and leadership on all matters.
  • Proactively and creatively address challenges that arise related to all aspects of the program.
  • Serve as principal resource to schools on educational issues and as they develop staff and student relationships involving international delegations, curriculum, programs, and training
  • Support LA schools in the development of hosting itineraries that have rich educational and cultural content to enhance the Twinning experience for participants
  • Represent the Federation and attend community welcome and farewell events during delegations’ visits.
  • Facilitate delegations’ preparation and debrief meetings.
  • Facilitate End-of-Year meetings with each partner school to learn of the highlights and challenges the school had during the year, and their plans for the following year.
  • Marketing: Elevate the profile of the program including supporting the program’s marketing initiatives on Social Media and other possible outlets in collaboration with Federation’s media relations staff.
  • Manage program’s multi-level budget including donor-directed funds and long-term budget needs of programs.
  • Supervise Global Teen Twinning staff to meet strategic goals, ensure a smooth administratively run program, clear and effective communication with coordinators and all Global Teen Twinning staff and partners.
  • Oversee Israel implementation of Global Teen Twinning Program, including regular conversations 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.
  • Initiate new Twinning models and build new partnerships in order to expand the program and its impact on both communities.
  • Ensure alumni database is kept up to date and alumni programming is woven into Global Teen Twinning Programs and Networks.
  • Serve as resource for all educational programs in the Ensuring the Jewish Future department for birth through high school to ensure issues related to Israel are thoughtfully integrated, as necessary.
  • Work closely with lay leadership, as necessary.
  • Serve as a resource to Campaign in proposal development, briefings of staff and donors, and stewardship of donors

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

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

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION

  • Master’s Degree preferred in community Social Work, Jewish Communal Service, Jewish Education, or non-profit Management.
  • Minimum 4 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 Manager, CJIN

Department: Caring for Jews in Need

Part-Time Position: 3 days per week (24 hrs per week – Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Time-Limited Position: December 31, 2019

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Caring for Jews in Need, the Program Manager, CJIN provides programmatic and planning leadership in the Caring for Jews in Need strategic initiative on special needs populations in Los Angeles.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Identifies gaps and areas of need relevant to special needs within the Jewish community and works with senior staff at partner agencies and within the Federation to develop new programs and services to meet those needs;
  • Communicates and works with existing services and programs within the Jewish (and non-Jewish) community that support individuals with special needs and identifies and develops new partnerships;
  • Within the special needs priority area staffs subcommittees, working groups and task forces that support program development, implementation and evaluation;
  • Evaluates special needs programs and provides data analysis for Special Needs Engagement Fund;
  • Conducts research on special needs topics, especially as they pertain to trends, government policies and funding;

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

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

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

  • Masters’ degree in the field of Public Administration, Social Work, or related area preferred; grants management experience a plus; minimum 2-3 years
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community preferred.
  • Experience working with children and families with special needs preferred.
  • Experience working with various constituencies – clients and social service providers– desired.
  • Must be extremely organized, detail oriented, highly motivated, and flexible.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills required.
  • Self-starter; able to take initiative and with work with partners.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and follow-through with multiple projects.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher).

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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.