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            General Ledger Accountant

NON-EXEMPT

DEPARTMENT    Accounting

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Reporting to the Senior Accountant, the General Ledger Accountant is responsible for the maintenance and reconciliation of the general ledger, account analyses, and cash reconciliations related to non-contribution revenue. Serves as backup to the donor management system data entry and the accounts payable functions.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Review, maintain and reconcile related accounts in the general ledger on a monthly basis.
  • Prepare all journal entries, monthly bank reconciliations, and analyses for cash, investments, and other accounts.
  • Prepare audit and tax schedules and work with external auditors/tax consultants on areas directly managed.
  • Maintain Agency Billing AR module within the Accounting Software, Abila, by adding new customers, billing codes, updating reports, etc. as needed.
  • Prepare detailed reports and other confidential management ad-hoc reports including agency past due balances, bequest transfers, bond inventory, and monthly executive expenses.
  • Track and follow up on non-contribution accounts receivables as needed.
  • Prepare daily bank deposits for all non-pledge payments and serve as back-up for the fundraising deposits.
  • Prepares the AMEX reconciliation on a monthly basis and serves as back-up for the corporate AMEX charge function.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

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

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION

  • Bachelor degree plus minimum 3 year experience working in an accounting department or equivalent experience.
  • Prior general ledger and account reconciliation experience.
  • Must be well organized and detail oriented.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills required.
  • Knowledge of Excel and Word required.
  • Experience with MIP and Blackbaud 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            Program Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives & Jewish Community Study

NON-EXEMPT

DEPARTMENT    Program Management and Support

[50% OF POSITION IS GRANT FUNDED AND TIME LIMITED THROUGH DECEMBER 21, 2020. EXTENSION IS SUBJECT TO RENEWED FUNDING]

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Reporting to the Vice President, Planning & Research, the Program Coordinator provides administrative and project support functions related to the Jewish Community Study (the Study) and supports the work of the Vice President and the Associate Chief Program Officer.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Assist with all Study related meetings, including preparation of materials, scheduling, logistics and note taking
  • Assist with the process of finding a vendor, including sending out the request for proposal, organizing submissions and preparing documents for the Study Committee
  • Assist with the management of vendor contracts
  • Proof documents related to the Study
  • Coordinate any materials needed to support the various Federation staff working on the Study (Development, Creative Services, Executive, etc.)
  • Assist with other administrative functions related to the Study
  • Provide administrative support, scheduling assistance and general assistance as needed to the Associate Chief Program Officer and the VP, Planning & Research
  • Become proficient in the Federation’s Grants Management Software and assist with grants processes
  • Assist with maintaining donor management databases, as needed
  • Assist with the requesting and tracking of Strategic Initiative program investments in partner organizations

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 occasional 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
  • Attention to detail and familiarity with Database systems
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook
  • Knowledge of Jewish life and the Los Angeles Jewish Community a plus

POSITION:           Assistant Director, Leadership Development

EXEMPT

DEPARTMENT:  Leadership Development

TIME-LIMITED:  ONE YEAR FROM DATE OF HIRE (possible extension of employment pending funding)

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Reporting to the Sr. Vice President, Leadership Development, the Asst. Director, Leadership Development is responsible for developing, managing and sustaining relationships with past, current and potential participants, and mentors and organizations involved with Jewish Federation’s Community Leadership Institute (CLI) and for managing the operations of CLI monthly sessions and events.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

  • Serve as core part of Federation’s CLI team training and supporting emerging Jewish leaders.
  • Attend and facilitate CLI monthly sessions and events.
  • Act as primary liaison between CLI, other Leadership Development programs, and its major constituents: (1) past and current participants; (2) potential participants; and (3) mentors.
  • Facilitate relationships between CLI mentors and mentees and organizations involved with CLI.
  • Identify and track relationships in donor management system of CLI constituents.
  • Ensure all past and current CLI participants are aware of Jewish Federation programs and opportunities.
  • Independently communicate across departments to stay knowledgeable about current Federation programs.
  • Plan and coordinate recruitment for CLI. Cultivate relationships with participants of Federation’s young adult programs.
  • Design and implement alumni engagement programs.
  • Oversee The Network lay committee.
  • Work with lay leaders/committee members, Leadership Development participants and alumni, and other federation professionals to implement a variety of engagement programs.
  • Develop and implement tracking and evaluation system to monitor the leadership path and growth of relationships among CLI constituents.
  • Help to identify, execute and track metrics for engagement (e.g. number of alumni who are placed and sustain leadership roles, etc.)

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

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

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION

  • BA required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum three years’ experience in leadership development, education, young adult programming, community building, and/or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with lay leadership and familiarity with the Jewish organizations and the Los Angeles Jewish community.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Self-starter who is detail-oriented and thinks big picture.
  • Confident in building relationships and networks.
  • Commitment to follow through, data entry and gathering metrics for evaluation.
  • Passionate team player.
  • Proficient in mobile technology and social media.

POSITION            Administrative Assistant, Finance

DEPARTMENT    Accounting

NON-EXEMPT

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Reporting to the VP Finance, serve as Administrative Assistant and department Office Manager to VP Finance & manage multiple administrative & office management functions in the Accounting Department as assigned.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

VP, FINANCE:

  • Manage supervisor’s daily calendar. Assist with preparation to meetings by assembling necessary reports from various team members.
  • Draft assigned correspondence under direction from supervisor for various expenses & follow up as part of reconciliation process.
  • Interact as liaison for VP Finance on a daily basis with a variety of lay leaders/executives & managers of other departments & external contacts/consultants.
  • Accumulate all important milestone reports from others in the department & prepare weekly update/task tracker.
  • Assists with various administrative audit related tasks (preparation of the confirmation letters, etc.)
  • Additional ad hoc duties, including research and administrative projects, as assigned

CONTRACTS:

  • Act as organization liaison in the contract approval process (forms upon submission, routing for signatures, follow up on insurance).
  • Assist with assessment of new Independent Contractors, route for HR approval as needed
  • Work with internal/external parties to get signatures in place.
  • Maintain contracts on both shared accounting drive & hard copies.

DEPARTMENT DUTIES:

  • Handle incoming calls & donor queries including receipt & transmission of complex information, vendor inquiries on payments.
  • Manage department visitors.
  • Prepare daily cash deposits; prepare expense reports & check requests as needed
  • Sort & distribute weekly checks, semi-monthly paychecks.
  • Process of charges on corporate AMEX & subsequent reconciliation of back up to statement.
  • Assist with annual insurance renewals & other insurance-related issues. Responsible for maintenance of Guard Desk List which tracks all insurance requirements for vendors, notifies of expiration dates, and allows/denies contractors entry
  • Plan & coordinate meetings with/for Controller, Assistant Controller, & Finance/Budget team. Oversees department calendar and tracks time off (sick and vacation)
  • Implement & maintain office, department & filing procedures, both hard copy and electronic.
  • Responsible for ordering department supplies, liaising with Building Operations, picking up mail, & sending items to offsite storage.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

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

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of high-level administrative or office manager experience in positions in which a high degree of judgment is necessary.
  • Prior Accounting department background is preferred.
  • Able to deal with highly confidential & sensitive material in a discreet manner.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and exceptional organizational & file tracking skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to be extremely flexible & deal with multiple priorities & assignments in a timely & efficient manner.
  • Highly skilled in MS Office Suite.

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   DECEMBER 31, 2019 (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           Benefits Administrator

DEPARTMENT    Human Resources

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:

Reporting directly to the Director of Human Resources, this position is part of a cross functional department performing an array of HR and benefits functions for 150-200 employees, with a key focus on administrative functions and processes in benefits, wellness, HRIS, time and attendance, leave of absence and other department administrative functions.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES:

  • Perform monthly reconciliation and prepare premium payments for medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Responsible for all aspects of enrollment administration for life insurance benefits; including employer-provided, voluntary and auxiliary life benefits. Assist payroll with billing issues pertaining to life benefits.
  • Serve as primary contact with brokers, benefits vendors and affiliated employers regarding implementation, compliance and administration of benefit offerings.
  • Coordinate annual benefits renewal process, providing consolidated census data and reporting as requested.
  • Collaborate and facilitate annual open enrollment process, composing and disseminating benefit-related materials and correspondence to staff and affiliated employers.
  • Function as subject matter expert in benefit offerings under our Welfare Benefits and Cafeteria Plans, providing information and support regarding to participants, colleagues and affiliated employers.
  • Serve as back up or alternate for on/off-boarding of employees in benefit plans.
  • Oversee the on-going maintenance and update of all benefit related materials.
  • Work with compliance to ensure current validity of benefit materials and resolve issues.
  • Support Wellness program initiatives, including maintenance and distribution of monthly wellness newsletter
  • Coordinate and oversee Federation’s ergonomics program
  • Leave of absence administration support duties as assigned
  • Assist and develop knowledge base of retirement plan administration.
  • Be knowledgeable about HRIS administration; collaborate with other system administrators to ensure accurate implementation of benefit rate and policy changes within HRIS.
  • Compile and maintain HR department annual budget, as overseen by Sr VP
  • Assist employees and Federation system administrators on time and attendance system, providing support as appropriate.
  • Assist with FEDaire programs and special staff activity events or projects.
  • Be familiar with terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Assist employees with inquiries regarding Federation benefits, policies, and related matters.
  • Accurately maintain all confidential employee records.
  • Handle highly confidential and sensitive information in a discreet manner.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

Be available to Director of Human Resources and Sr. VP: Administration/HR for additional assignments, as required, including assisting with the Campaign.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION

  • BA or 3 years related experience in Benefits Administration, HRIS administration or similar field.
  • MS Office, Word, Excel and HRIS skills required. FMLA, LOA administration, 401k experience highly desirable
  • Must be able to learn procedures quickly, work independently and demonstrate exceptional organizational skills.
  • Data analysis, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Must be extremely flexible and able to deal with multiple priorities and assignments in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

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.

 

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:  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).

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.