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: 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: VP, Major Donor Societies and Events

Department: Campaign – Donor Experience

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 major 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 RSVP for this unique opportunity to help raise the bar and build Jewish community.

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.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V.

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.