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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 Director, Civic Engagement Exempt
Department Community Engagement
Summary Description of Position
Reporting to the VP of Community Engagement Programs, this position is responsible for, building, nurturing, and maintaining relationships with elected officials and community leaders as well as guiding events and programs related to civic engagement and participation.
Principal Duties
Within the team environment of Community Engagement staff, develop strategic relationships with community leaders and elected officials across both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities. Create touchpoints/engagement opportunities with leaders.

Government Relations:

·         Build, maintain and manage relationships with elected officials and their staffs at the federal, state, and local levels.

·         Create opportunities to involve elected leaders in the work of CE and the Federation including but not limited to Jewish holiday celebrations, speaker series, community events, etc.

·         Represent the Federation in the Jewish Public Affairs Committee (JPAC) to advocate on behalf of the Jewish community and analyze legislation and manage internal processes related to taking policy positions.

Community Outreach/Relationship Management:

·         Develop and implement an outreach plan, in partnership with the SVP of Community Engagement, to build and manage relationships with existing organizations that represent diverse communities to enhance the Jewish Federation’s profile as a good-citizen within their communities; specific groups may include black, Latin American, Asian American, Catholic, Armenian, LGBT, environmental, and others to be identified

·         Utilize internal tracking system to manage relationships

·         Leverage existing relationships with past Israel trip participants; regularly learn about current issues in their constituency or industry; find meaningful opportunities for the Jewish Federation to partner with their organization or projects consistent with Federation goals.

·         Liaise with lay leaders, CE senior staff, outside vendors, Communications, IT, Facilities to plan and executive major events – often managing multiple events in the same time frame.

Program Support:

·         Support the development of the Federation’s civic engagement leadership program – Rautenberg New Leaders Project (NLP) – including creation and implementation of curriculum on leadership, Jewish values, creating change, and civic and local issues of interest.

·         Develop and manage relationships with NLP alum to integrate them into the work of Community Engagement and the Federation.

Additional Duties
Be available to supervisor for additional assignments, as required, including assisting with the Campaign.
Education & Experience Required For Position
  • BA degree required; Master’s degree or professional experience in one of the following areas a plus: government relations, leadership training, civic or public affairs.
  • Knowledge of Jewish values and identity strongly desired.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both verbal and written; be detail oriented.


The Director, Engagement and Development-Venice Beach offers the right individual an incredible opportunity: the chance to build creative Jewish community and inspire philanthropy through one-on-one relationships with young Jews who work in the tech space on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. It might be a Jewish educator – definitely a natural community connector who doesn’t need a classroom or a pulpit to share their passion. The perfect candidate could quote torah, surf and code. But we’d settle for someone who can hang out with young Jews who may be incredibly successful but are looking for more. Serious contenders will be as comfortable talking about meaning as they are about making a fundraising ask. We’re looking for a maven who lives Jewish values IRL, who gets the tech world and is ready to create and support a whole new kind of Jewish community. So far, there’s no app for that. But, hopefully, that’s where you come in.

POSITION:          Community Connector, PJ Library

DEPARTMENT:   EJF / Jewish Education & Engagement/ PJ Library

SALARY:              $25.00/Hour


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


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.


  • 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


  • 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.


Be available to supervisor and Sr. VP Jewish Education & Engagement for additional duties and assignments, as required, including assisting with the Campaign.


  • 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.
Position: Assistant Director, NuRoots Community Fellowship Exempt
Department: EJF / NuRoots  
Time-Limited: 1 year fellowship with possible extension to 2nd year fellowship
Geographic Target for Open Position:  San Fernando Valley (Resident of SFV  and knowledge of SFV community preferred)

Summary Description of Position

Reporting to the Director of the NuRoots Fellowship, the Asst. Director works with Jews in their 20s & 30s in geographically specific neighborhood to reinvent and reimagine what it means to be Jewish. As a community organizer and connector, the Assistant Director will cultivate peer connections, generate experiences of Jewish meaning & inspiration, guide them in building micro-communities, and aid them in creating connections with opportunities in the current Jewish community.
Principal Duties
·       Develop strategic engagement plans & organization of young adult activities & connections within the general NuRoots initiatives through four primary activities:
1)        one-on-one conversations

2)        empower intimate local gatherings,


3)        support community-partner events,

4)        organize diverse scales of gatherings or experiences.


·       Engage volunteers to help in planning & implementing small & large scale Jewishly-impactful experiences for young adults to experience.

·       Utilize a customer relationship management system to track community member involvement and participation, relationships & event participation.

·       Build a volunteer strategy to assist in outreaching to young adults within their target geographic.

·       Cultivate vibrant & meaningful Jewish life in target Los Angeles neighborhood in conversation with community partners.

·       Work closely with community leaders to connect the activities of NuRoots with the existing community

·       Develop, cultivate & steward relationships with young adults & volunteers.

·       Serve as primary team member for managing neighborhood engagement.

·       Attend & staff NuRoots events &/or meetings.

·       Develop, create & manage social media & website for NuRoots.

·       Mobilize, organize, train & serve alongside community members to build connections with people, organizations, & community leaders to create meaningful, high-impact projects that engage young adults in diverse Jewish experiences.

Additional Duties
Be available to supervisor for additional assignments, as required, including assisting with the Campaign.
Education & Experience Required For Position
·       Master Jewish Educator, MA, or advanced degree preferred.

·       Desirable skills or experiences: experiential education, leadership &/or community organizing, knowledgeable of Jewish life &/or the Los Angeles Jewish community, Knowledgeable of current trends in arts, fashion, music, food, and other cultural avenues.

·       Excellent interpersonal & communication skills. Confidence in building relationships & networks.

·       Commitment to follow through, data entry & gathering metrics for evaluation. Passionate team player.

·       Proficient in mobile technology, social media

·       Access to and use of vehicle required for position.


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.