Location: Europe (Hungary/Spain/Italy/ Bulgaria preferred)
Reports To: Program Director, Junction
Junction, an initiative of the JDC, the Schusterman Foundation, and YESOD, seeks to empower young Jewish adults and professionals to engage with the pan-European Jewish community by providing innovative international opportunities and being a partner to dynamic new ideas and building a network to plug into.
The Junction Community Manager will meet young Jewish adults in their communities; will help plan programs for young Jewish adults, working with volunteers and lay leaders throughout the planning process; will maintain a robust micro-grant allocation program, and will visit these projects in the field. The Junction Community Manager will also facilitate connections for young Jewish adults across Europe through online platforms.
What will you do as a Junction Community Manager?
International Gatherings: planning, executing and evaluating the Junction Gatherings, including:
- Outreach to and recruitment of participants and speakers
- Logistics: venue search, catering, visual hiring, technical equipment, transportation, rooming, security, registration
- Budget: building budget together with regional finance team, monitoring budget and supervising payments
Networks: follow up with Junction participants and alumni, network building, managing volunteers and volunteer committees, including:
- Outreach to current and former Junction participants
- Relationship building and tracking
- Creating links and opportunities for Junction alumni
- Structure and coordinate leadership committees for ongoing activity with Junction alumni
- Visiting participants and alumni in their local communities
Communications: with Junction Program Director, create strategy for Junction communications:
- Work with external communications consultant to manage the digital presence
- Share the Junction story to partners and community members
- Data management
- Become an expert on JDC’s work
- Other related duties as assigned
What does the ideal Junction Community Manager Look Like?
- Socially confident person who gets energy from meeting new people and building connections
- A genuine curiosity for the things they don’t know and people who are different than you
- A willingness to try new things and an ability to encourage people around you to do so as well
- An understanding that everyone has something to teach and learn from
What qualifications do you need to be our Junction Community Manager?
- At least a BA degree or equivalent
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to identify and manage talent
- Recruitment skills
- Attention to details and ability to multitask
- International experience
- Excellent presentation skills in English and ability to lead groups
- A ‘people person’ with great communication skills
- Excellent English, additional languages an advantage
- Passion for humanitarian work and/or global Jewish service strongly preferred
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
Applicants should send CV with email cover letter to JDCEuropeJobs@jdc.org by Jan 11th.
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.