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: Administrative Assistant

Department: Executive / Campaign – Donor Relations

This position is responsible for providing comprehensive receptionist function for the Federation’s main phone number. Secondarily, it will provide the Donor Relations team with accurate, timely and effective administrative support to assure departmental goals and deadlines are met.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES

EXECUTIVE OFFICE:

  • Provide phone coverage of the main telephone number of the Federation during normal business hours.
  • Be familiar with Federation’s departments and primary initiatives, and forward internal calls to appropriate departments in accordance with the established phone tree protocol.
  • Provide assistance to callers seeking community resources by forwarding to appropriate departments.
  • Act as steward to callers, ensuring calls are transferred correctly, or taking messages to search for more information so that caller is responded to appropriately.
  • Verify correct settings for the phone auto-attendant outside normal business hours and for holidays.

DONOR RELATIONS:

  • Provide Donor Relations team with high level coordination and administrative support, including managing team mailings.
  • Assist with some prospect research and follow up duties.
  • Produce daily and event reports and process portfolio changes for the DR team as directed.
  • Manage calendar and maintain departmental files.
  • Provide supervisor with accurate and effective support.

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.
  • Excellent communication and people skills.
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions, to exercise judgment and to assume responsibility for multiple projects; good administrative skills.
  • Strong background with automated systems and standard software with ability to quickly learn database systems.
  • Microsoft Office required. (Word/Excel/Outlook)
  • Appropriate education and related experience strongly desired.

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
    • Intergenerational Fellow
    • Young Couples Fellow
    • Valley 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.

 

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.