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Community Engagement Specialist (Jewish Community Liaison) - hybrid

Company: Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Location: Philadelphia
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description:Position Summary:The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia's Kehillah program aims to weave together a vibrant, collaborative, and interconnected Philadelphia Jewish community. There are eight Kehillot (Hebrew for community or neighborhood) throughout Greater Philadelphia. The program focuses on relational engagement with individuals, families, and underserved communities, creates a two-way feedback loop between the Kehillot and the Jewish Federation, and expands the pipeline of potential new leaders and supporters for the Jewish Federation and the entire Jewish community. This position sits within the Leadership and Community Development & Engagement Department of the Jewish Federation. This person reports to the Director of Community Development. This position works cross functionally within the Jewish Federation, and will work in close collaboration with the Jewish Federation affinity and fundraising team. The Community Engagement Specialist will focus on relational engagement with individuals, families and underserved communities, creating a two-way feedback loop between the Kehillot and the Jewish Federation and expanding the pipeline of potential new leaders and supporters. The Specialist weaves together a more vibrant, collaborative, and interconnected Philadelphia Jewish community.The eight Kehillot are located in:

  • Bucks County
  • Buxmont
  • Center City Philadelphia
  • Chester County
  • Delaware County
  • Lower Merion
  • Northeast Philadelphia
  • Old York RoadWe are recruiting for either full-time (overseeing two Kehillot - Lower Merion & Center City) or part-time (overseeing 1 Kehillah - Lower Merion or Center City). Please indicate in your submission if you are interested full-time or part-time, and include your specific connections with each area.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:The Community Engagement Specialist supports either one Kehillah or two Kehillot throughout our community by focusing on the following areas within each Kehillah:
    • Relational engagement: Connect with individuals and families within their Kehillah to understand their interests and needs, help them feel like they belong within Jewish community and life, and to serve as a concierge service connecting them to Jewish experiences and institutions, including the Jewish Federation. This would include a focus on underserved populations throughout our community (ie: Jews of Color, interfaith/multi-faith Jews; Russian and Hebrew speaking Jews, Jewish individuals with disabilities, Orthodox Jews, LGBTQ+ Jews, etc). (30% of time)
    • Leadership development: The Specialist will identify and engage leaders throughout the community, in event chair and local board roles. S/he will amplify voices that reflect the diversity of our community. Local leadership groups will determine their goals for the year, in consonance with the Jewish Federation's priorities. Specialists will also connect potential leaders with leadership opportunities throughout the Jewish Federation, including committees, Israel missions, etc. (20% of time)
    • Programs and gatherings: Plan and create accessible and inclusive community-based programs that leverage the power of shared resources. 2 large gatherings per year (Hanukkah celebrations, Purim celebrations, festivals) as well as 2 or more smaller, thematic experiences (Shabbat across a community, movie/film discussions, facilitated conversations). (40% of time)
    • Jewish Federation integration and communications: The Specialists are responsible for building and maintaining a digital presence on Facebook and e-newsletter, where they advance Kehillah opportunities as well as Jewish Federation opportunities and messaging. Specialists will help craft and share campaign fundraising messages that are specifically tailored to the Kehillah audience three times/year and will work with Jewish Federation's campaign team to identify potential prospects. (10% of time)The duties and responsibilities described are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the employee from time to time at Jewish Federation's discretion. Employment is at-will and this job description is not an employment contract and nothing herein shall be deemed to create in any way whatsoever an employment contract.Requirements:Qualifications and Job Requirements:
      • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills. Able to get along with and work well with diverse personalities
      • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in an environment that requires managing multiple activities and priorities
      • Proven ability to take a project from concept through completion
      • Familiarity with Jewish Traditions with the ability to lead Jewish events and connect effectively within the Jewish community
      • Basic knowledge of Philadelphia Jewish Community preferred
      • Ability to work evenings, occasional Shabbat and Sunday events
      • Ability to think strategically, and approach relationships with future development in mind.Education & Training Requirements:
        • Bachelors degree required,
        • Minimum of 2 years of work experience, preferably with experience building relationships, planning events, and overseeing projects,
        • Proficiency with Google Suite, Microsoft Office and social media applications a plus,Work Conditions & Environment:
          • Specialists will work in a hybrid environment, with approximately one day/week in an office, and the remainder of time remote and in the community.
          • Specialists will be provided with a laptop.PI201631845

Keywords: Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Philadelphia , Community Engagement Specialist (Jewish Community Liaison) - hybrid, Other , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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