Location: New York City
Employment Type: Full-Time
Reports To: Director of Engagement
JDC is seeking a Community Manager to engage young adults in the East Coast in Jewish leadership programs. In this role you will empower young adults to learn about and take action on behalf of global Jewish issues. You will plan and attend events, build relationships with young Jewish professionals and college students, and help to develop service learning programs. You will also lead Entwine overseas trips and encourage continuing involvement following trips.
This role is ideal for someone with experience in community organizing or event planning and a passion for global Jewish leadership. Ability to travel abroad approximately 4 weeks/year and domestically as needed is required
What will you do as our East Coast Community Manager?
- Inspire and empower young adults on the east coast to learn about and take action on behalf on global Jewish issues
- Act as the main ‘link’ between JDC Entwine and North American young Jewish adults, cultivating and maintaining meaningful and long-lasting relationships
- Connect with Jewish young adults by attending local programs, leading Entwine overseas trips, and connecting them with on-going leadership opportunities
- Promote Entwine experiences and recruit young Jewish professionals to participate
- Implement targeted recruitment for JDC Entwine service trips around the world in local communities
- Cultivate lay leadership and nurture relationships with Entwine Alumni and rising Jewish community leaders through diverse engagement opportunities including events, community meetings, and accessible online content
- Identify key leaders/organizations in local communities to partner with Entwine, develop those relationships, and serve as their main contact
- Work closely with the Entwine’s program design staff to develop offerings and platforms for Entwine participants to take action on behalf of global Jewish issues
- Work together with Entwine’s data and analytics staff to track the experiences of participants
- Staff trainings for Entwine leaders, with particular emphasis on those run in East Coast Communities
- Become an expert on JDC’s work
- Other related duties as assigned
What does the ideal East Coast Community Manager Look Like?
- Personable team player with the ability to build strong relationships
- Independent self-starter who is comfortable working remotely
- Engaging and educational facilitator
- Able and excited to travel both internationally and domestically
- Passionate about engaging young Jews in Global Jewish work
- Great at keeping program participants engaged through regular follow-up
What qualifications do you need to be our East Coast Community Manager?
- At least three years of professional experience in community organizing, program and event planning or other relevant field
- Experience and interest in education and leadership development of Jewish young adults
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work well with colleagues as well as lay leaders and professionals
- Excellent project management skills including great attention to detail
- Strength in developing creative educational concepts
- Ability to inspire and motivate young Jews to become activists and leaders
- Ability to clearly and passionately convey JDC’s work worldwide and to elucidate the importance of global Jewish service and leadership
- Excellent organizational skills, with ability to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Prior international work experience a plus
- Knowledge of international and Jewish affairs, culture, traditions and history a plus
- Passion for humanitarian work and/or global Jewish service strongly preferred
What are the compensation and benefits for an East Coast Community Manager?
- This a full-time, salaried position paid bi-weekly. This role is exempt per the FLSA.
- We offer a highly competitive benefits and compensation package, including but not limited to:
- 100% paid medical and dental insurance for employee coverage
- PTO, including vacation days, sick and personal days, and Jewish and national holidays
- 403(b) with JDC contributions of up to 6.5% of salary
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), commuter benefits, and life insurance
- Food Perks: Bagel Fridays in the winter, Ice Cream Fridays in the summer, and beverages/snacks in the office
Why work at JDC?
- The People – What we hear most from our team members is that they enjoy working with others who share their passion for doing good; Our staff aim to use their skills to make a positive difference in the lives of others
- A Global Environment – you will have the opportunity to develop a global perspective, working with staff from the U.S., Israel, the Former Soviet Union, and all over the world
- Tikkun Olam – This Jewish value of “repairing the world” is deeply important to us. Together, we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of others
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Join The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. JDC works in more than 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and help Israel overcome the social challenges of its most vulnerable citizens, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Our reach extends beyond the global Jewish community by providing immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters worldwide.
JDC has over 100 years of experience providing social and humanitarian services to Jewish people. You can learn more about JDC at www.jdc.org.