The Jewish Federations of North America represents 146 Jewish Federations and over 300 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services, and educational needs. The Jewish Federation system, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, builds and sustains flourishing Jewish communities in North America and protects and enhances the well-being of the State of Israel and the Jewish people worldwide.
The Jewish Changemakers Fellowship (Changemakers) is a new initiative to develop Jewish leaders in their early 20’s (Gen Z). First piloted in summer 2020, Changemakers begins as a three-week intensive online experience rooted in Jewish values, career and professional advancement, global Jewish community, and activism around pivotal social issues. With more than 1700 young adults having completed the Changemakers curriculum since the 2020 launch, JFNA and its partners seek to engage these emerging leaders more deeply and to inspire their ongoing involvement in the Jewish community.
- Develop and implement a community-wide strategy led by JFNA to keep Changemakers engaged in the short and long-term.
- Set and achieve metrics for transition of Changemakers into positions of Jewish leadership.
- Determine interests and needs of Changemakers through participant focus groups, surveys, and peer committee to guide the design and implementation of Changemakers Leadership Network.
- Collaborate with global Next Gen partner organizations to provide ongoing leadership and engagement opportunities targeted to all Changemakers and curated for Changemaker micro-communities with specific leadership interests (e.g., fighting poverty or antisemitism, LGBTQ inclusion).
- Oversee recruitment, training, and management of Changemakers mentorship program, a five-month initiative that pairs Changemakers with seasoned community lay leaders by career interest.
- Design and implement meaningful Changemakers engagement opportunities across JFNA, including, but not limited to, the General Assembly, Board Committees, Task Forces, and travel missions.
- Manage platforms of communication and tracking among Changemakers participants and organizational partners, including website, email, social media, and Salesforce CRM.
- Partner with JFNA’s Marketing & Communications Team to develop Changemakers press strategy.
- Participate in the strategic planning, evaluation and learning process associated with this new initiative.
- Work with the Senior Director, Next Gen Leadership & Engagement, to ensure that the Changemakers Advisory Committee and other key JFNA leaders are kept updated on the progress of these efforts.
- Bachelor's Degree. Master’s Degree preferred
- 5-7 years of experience (ideally in the areas of young adult engagement and/or leadership development)
- Familiarity with the Jewish Next Gen ecosystem
- Excitement at engaging Next Gen in meaningful leadership opportunities
- Experience growing new programs and initiatives
- Relationship-oriented professional with experience developing, leveraging, and stewarding constituent relationships
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Highly organized and detail-oriented, strategic thinker and doer
- Strong team player and comfortable with independent work
Competitive salary. Comprehensive benefits package. Preferably based in NY area and open to remote location.
Please submit a resume and cover letter, with “Associate Director, Changemakers Engagement & Strategic Partnerships” in the subject line to Rachel.Shtern@jfna.org