Planning & Agency Relations Senior Planning Associate
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit
This position reports to the Director of Planning.
Acts as liaison to Federation’s constituent agencies, as assigned, for community planning and funding.
Works closely with lay leadership on monitoring program and financial data of the agencies, and on preparing materials for planning and decision-making.
Takes primary lead on reviewing constituent agencies’ budgets, quarterly financial statements and annual audits. Identifies any issues that arise, clarifies same with agency staff, and presents information to appropriate Federation staff.
Collects, prepares and monitors statistics to determine service needs.
Works closely with agencies and lay leadership to develop planning and allocations recommendations to the Jewish Federation and United Jewish Foundation Boards of Governors and other appropriate Federation Oversight Committees.
Assists agencies with identifying additional resource opportunities and with grant writing as needed.
Conducts planning studies and evaluations of agencies’ programs and performance.
Interfaces with other Jewish organizations and related agencies in the community-at-large on planning projects to enhance overall service to the community.
REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
Strong analytical, interpersonal and oral and written communication skills
Understands and can interpret financial reporting documents and research statistics
Organizational and planning skills
Knowledge of not-for-profit field
Master’s degree in Social Work, Accounting, Business Administration or related field
Experience in Community Planning and Agency Relations
Experience with researching and writing grants
Working knowledge of Federation
Knowledge of the Jewish community