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: Chief Creative Officer

Ready to combine your communications skills with a passion to make the world a better place? Then tell us why you are the experienced professional who has what it takes to lead a full-service creative staff, engage with the Executive Team and liaise with lay leaders, all of whom work together to support the work of The Jewish Federation. Senior level writing skills, proven expertise in all marketing media, a minimum of 10 years creative leadership in an ad agency or large non-profit required. If you have the creative chops, the sense of humor and the menschkeit required to lead a fast-paced production department in a highly collaborative and mission-driven organization that heals the world every day, we’d like to hear from you.

Position:  Program Manager, CJIN

Department: Caring for Jews in Need

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).

Position: NuRoots Administrative Associate

Department: NuRoots

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

The NuRoots Administrative Associate will play a critical role in creating and supporting a highly functioning NuRoots (Young Adult Engagement) Team. With a specific focus on the NuRoots Field Engagement Team, the Administrative Associate will design, implement and constantly improve information management systems that organize and track the flow of community engagement. The key to this role is being extraordinarily organized, a self-starter with strong work ethics, an acute attention to detail and able to juggle many projects simultaneously. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must, along with the ability to exercise independent judgment to provide accurate, timely and effective support functions for the Senior Vice President of NuRoots. This position will work in partnership with other team members to produce and evaluate the department’s range of experiential programming.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Support the SVP of NuRoots, and provide administrative support to overall NuRoots Field Engagement team operations including but not limited to NuRoots Fellows experiences, City-Wide Festivals and committee meetings.
  • Proactively monitor and manage NuRoots Community Engagement Database – DRIVE – by building reports, analyzing community member data and preparing materials for NuRoots investors and funders.
  • Manage multiple calendars and information to set up meetings and events.
  • Work with operational departments to coordinate meetings, and complete forms and vendor contracts and administer the internal approval process.
  • Handle incoming/outgoing phone calls and general inquiries, including daily contact with community members donors and/or committees
  • Work closely with NuRoots Fellowship Director and Fellows on contracts, outside vendors, and organizational and logistical needs for experiential engagement.
  • Coordinate lay committee meetings and help run NuRoots events, including logistics, invitations, food ordering, registration, set up and clean-up.
  • Organize NuRoots files (includes digital), process electronic filing, check requests, and budget related tabulations.
  • Assist with NuRoots Young Adult Engagement projects as needed..
  • Maintain overall project related calendars and administration and pitch in with special projects.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

Be available to professional staff for additional assignments as needed. Other duties may be assigned as needed including assisting with the Federation’s Annual 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.
  • Excellent computer skills with a specific focus on Microsoft Suite, Excel spreadsheets, database programs and social media
  • Excellent communicator with thorough knowledge of business English and grammar.
  • Must be able to work well in a very busy fast paced environment and manage time well.
  • Extremely flexible, responsible and a great sense of humor!
  • Knowledge of Jewish life and the Los Angeles Jewish Community a plus.

Position: Director, NuRoots Community Fellowship

Department: NuRoots

The Director of the NuRoots Community Fellowship is an organized self-starter with an innovative vision for how to build, foster and grow meaningful Jewish community with and for young adults across LA. Beyond all else – the ideal candidate will bring passion, wisdom and proven experience to the management, motivation and guidance of a team of NuRoots Fellows – our on-the-ground community connectors and builders. The Director will be keenly focused on nurturing and training the Fellows as creative Jewish educators, resilient community organizers and radical design thinkers.  Strong work ethic, collaborative thinker and excellent communication skills are essential.

Our future Director will feel equally confident pouring over budget spreadsheets in Excel, facilitating vibrant conversations on the future of Jewish community 50 years from now, utilizing a relationship management system and developing outcomes and metrics for our community engagement strategies.

A successful Director will have a pulse on and curiosity for what experiences speak to people in their 20s and 30s and the diverse quirks of Los Angeles – and can weave such components into how we build community.

If you have an advanced degree – that’s a plus. But playful professionalism, commitment to our mission and a passion for Jewish life that is unique to you is a must.

POSITION:  IT Help Desk Representative

DEPARTMENT: IT

Reporting to the IT Help Desk Supervisor, assists with troubleshooting and supporting all automated systems at The Jewish Federation and staff the Help Desk to provide level-1 support, with emphasis on technical support for workstations, peripherals, operating systems and applications support.  Support full range Audio/Video services for Federation business meetings.  Participate in ad-hoc projects and other duties, as required.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Provide first level desktop support, over the phone, using remote access tools or desk-side
  • Staff the IT Help Desk; respond to support tickets, resolve or escalate the ticket as appropriate; follow through to assure timely resolution
  • Provide in-house technical expertise and support for the Microsoft Office 365 suite
  • Set up Audio/Video equipment in conference rooms; provide technical A/V support for business meetings, including Federation Board meetings; provide support for meetings at other locations, on premise or remotely
  • Responsible for workstation deployments and installation of VoIP phones, printers and other office equipment
  • Document resolution of assigned Help Desk tickets in IT ticketing systems
  • Responsible for new hire onboarding and termination processes

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 one years of proven experience as a Help Desk representative in an area of technical support; hands-on experience with current Windows operating systems; familiarity with Macs is a plus
  • Experience with cloud platforms, e.g. Microsoft Office 365 or Google Docs
  • Experience with troubleshooting and supporting Audio/Video equipment
  • Superior troubleshooting and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and both written and oral communication skills are required

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: 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: 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.

Four specific opportunities are available for this one year position, which may extended for a second year. Available roles below!

    • West Hollywood Fellow

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.

 


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If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs@JewishLA.org with the job title in the Subject line.