JDC has an exciting opportunity for an engager and community builder to join our Entwine program as the RSJ and Midwest Community Manager. This role will work within the Entwine program to inspire and empower two different groups of young professionals to learn about and act on behalf of global Jewish causes: Russian Speaking Jews (RSJ), and individuals in the Midwest. They will engage young professionals through long-lasting one-on-one relationships and on-going leadership opportunities, promote Entwine experiences, and recruit participants to our programs. They will also act as an ambassador for JDC’s global work in the Midwest region of the United States, as well as in RSJ spaces nationally. This position has been made possible with the generous support of Genesis Philanthropy Group.
This role requires the ability to travel both nationally and internationally.
NOTE: Due to the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, JDC has decided to protect our current and future employees by managing our business remotely and developing a set of extensive COVID-19 policies. Interviewing, onboarding and each role day-to-day are being conducted remotely for most positions. Please consider that our roles will not be fully remote long-term; most roles will shift to a hybrid model requiring in-office attendance 2 days/week once we’re safe to do so following the guidance of local health authorities and the CDC. JDC’s return to office is currently anticipated for 2022.
What will you do as an RSJ and Midwest Community Manager?
- Recruit, interview, and select participants for RSJ and Midwest programs, growing the programs each year
- Outreach to RSJ and Midwest alumni to engage them in Entwine’s alumni community
- Integrate RSJ’s and Midwest-based participants into the broader Entwine community by encouraging participation in national Insider Trips, alumni leadership trainings, in person and virtual events, and Do-it-Yourself (‘DIY’) programs
- Design and staff overseas Insider Trips (week-long immersive learning experience), including a trip for RSJ young adults, from developing recruitment plans to designing adapted Jewish learning curricula
- Plan and implement a series of RSJ events across the U.S., working with trip alumni to develop content that is relevant for the RSJ demographic
- Serve as the main contact for RSJ professionals at organizations across the US and for key community partners in the Midwest
- Track interactions, recruitment pipelines and partner engagement in Salesforce
- Update and populate RSJ landing page on the Entwine website with interesting and relevant global content
- Oversee Midwest participants of Entwine’s ‘Community Reps’ leadership program as they bring global Jewish causes into their communities
- Work with Entwine’s Director of Development to ensure the deliverables outlined by funders and partners of Entwine’s RSJ and Midwest programs are met
What qualifications do you need to be our RSJ and Midwest Community Manager?
- Extensive experience with the RSJ young adult community, with a nuanced comprehension of the population’s diversity and the ability to translate this as input for program design
- Academic or hands-on experience in facilitation, education, curriculum design, and/or design thinking
- Excellent relational skills, with ability to work well with colleagues as well as lay leaders, volunteers and professionals
- Cultural dexterity; ability to recognize cultural differences and to communicate effectively with people of various backgrounds
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Excellent organizational skills, detail-orientation and the ability to complete tasks in a timely manner
- Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite, including the ability to build and manage Excel spreadsheets
- Prior international work experience and/or knowledge of international and Jewish affairs, culture, traditions and history preferred
- Energy and passion for JDC Entwine’s mission
- Employment Type: Full-Time
- Hours: 35 hours/week, 8:45 AM – 4:45PM. Flexibility required to work occasional nights and weekends
- Location: New York City preferred, option for remote from Chicago, Detroit, or Minneapolis
- Reports to: Deputy Director, Engagement
- Job Function/Department: Entwine
- Other: This role requires the ability to travel both nationally and internationally – 10%
What are the compensation and benefits for an RSJ and Midwest Community Manager?
This a full-time, salaried position paid semi-monthly. The salary range is $50,000-$63,000/year. This role is exempt per the FLSA.
We offer an excellent benefits and compensation package, including but not limited to:
- 100% paid medical and dental insurance for employee coverage
- Paid time off, including vacation days, sick and personal days, and Jewish and national holidays
- Paid parental leave policy
- 403(b) with JDC contributions of 6.5% of salary
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), commuter benefits, and life insurance
- Learning & Development: Ongoing opportunities for professional development through workshops and trainings with our internal L&D program
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. Collectively we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of others
We require the individual who fills this role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the CDC definition. We require the individual in this role to be fully vaccinated by their first day of work and to maintain that status. JDC provides reasonable accommodations, and this may be subject to disability and religious exemptions. Contact HR if you need to request an accommodation.
Equal Employment Opportunity
JDC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As the world’s leading global Jewish humanitarian organization, we are committed to treating people with compassion and respect. All qualified applications will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, mental disorder, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
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Application Deadline: Rolling
Expected Start Date: ASAP
JDC — the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee or “The Joint” — is the leading Jewish humanitarian organization, working in 70 countries to lift lives and strengthen communities. We rescue Jews in danger, provide aid to vulnerable Jews, develop innovative solutions to Israel’s most complex social challenges, cultivate a Jewish future, and lead the Jewish community’s response to crises. For over 100 years, our work has put the timeless Jewish value of mutual responsibility into action, making JDC essential to the survival of millions of people and the advancement of Jewish life across the globe.
For more information, please visit www.JDC.org.