Full Time

Director, Experiences - JFNA

The Jewish Federations of North America New York NY

DEPARTMENT: Amplifier, Powered by the Jewish Federations of North America
REPORTS TO:  Interim Executive Director, Amplifier

 

The Jewish Federations of North America (“JFNA”): 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.  

 

AMPLIFIER 

Amplifier, powered by JFNA, is an experiential learning lab for collaborative and democratized giving, rooted in Jewish values. We empower people to give more intentionally, more meaningfully, and in community, engaging more people in tzedakah and amplifying their impact. 

 

Since 2014, Amplifier has catalyzed the creation of new giving circles around the world, trained and convened a growing network of more than 130 giving circles, and provides critical backbone infrastructure and programming for the field. We’ve helped individuals and institutions start and sustain giving circles, educated about philanthropic best practices, and built values-driven communities. Amplifier is also a leader in the national giving circle movement, working with partner networks and organizations across the American philanthropic sector to elevate collective giving Nationwide.  

 

In 2019 Amplifier became a part of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). We work closely with Jewish Federations while continuing our work in the broader Jewish world and beyond to strengthen and grow collaborative giving. 

 

DIRECTOR OF EXPERIENCES 

Amplifier is looking for a leader with entrepreneurial spirit to join our small and evolving team.  The right candidate is proactive, creative, and has excellent experience design skills for in person and virtual events. We are looking for someone who can plan and execute an idea from start to finish while developing lasting partnerships.  The right candidate is comfortable in front of a room, on zoom, and in one-to-one interactions and is excited about innovation with an eye for learning, evaluating, iterating, and improving.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:  

This is a new role. The responsibilities can be adapted for the right candidate based on the skill set and needs of the team. 

 

  • Design and elevate events and cohort experiences online and in person for a range of audiences 
  • Bring existing programs to new audiences and partnerships 
  • Create and adapt existing resources about philanthropy and collective giving 
  • Help design new programs and offerings 
  • Facilitate a portion of Amplifier’s existing offerings 
  • Ensure evaluation strategies are built into all experiences to learn and iterate 
    • Serve as a thought partner to the executive director on fundraising, distribution, thought leadership, and strategic growth 

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: 

  • 6-10 years of experience in event or program design or other relevant field. Experience with innovative approaches to philanthropy and/or fundraising preferred - including giving circles, teen foundations, or women’s funds 
  • Demonstrated experience designing events in person and online for a range of audiences 
  • Experience with the Jewish Federations strongly preferred 
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate programs and make data-driven decisions 
    • Business development experience – bringing on new clients or partnerships – strongly preferred 
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating conversations and/or workshops in person or online 
  • Knowledge of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector strongly preferred 
  • Entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial spirit 
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communications skills 
    • Creativity, problem-solving skills, openness to experiment with new solutions, and readiness to pivot when needed 
    • Strong planning, organizational and time management skills, the ability to prioritize and manage multiple large projects at once 
  • Desire to work collaboratively as a member of a small team 
  • Willingness and ability to travel 

 

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, JFNA celebrates and welcomes people of all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

 

TO APPLY: 

Email your resume and cover letter with the subject “Director of Experiences Application” to Sasha Raskin-Yin, at sasha.raskin-yin@jewishfederations.org.