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Job Title: Senior Planning & Allocations Associate-CBJC

Date Last Updated: 4/18/2013
Job ID #: 10727

Role/Job Category: Community Planning & Resource Allocation
Organization Name: Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Status: Full-Time


Senior Planning & Allocations Associate, 
Community Building & Jewish Continuity
Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Vice President, Planning & Allocations, the Senior Planning & Allocations Associate, CBJC is responsible for assisting with the implementation of the planning and allocations agenda of the Federation as it pertains to Jewish education and continuity while working with the appropriate professional and lay commissions and committees; supervising various JF initiated program(s); and serving as a liaison with relevant day schools and agencies.

  • Provides staff support to the Community Building & Jewish Continuity Commission in cooperation with other staff with a specific focus on day schools and Jewish education. This includes, but is not limited to: preparing meeting notices and minutes, coordinating agency/day school site visits, review of programmatic and budgetary material, preparation of funding recommendations, and subsequent allocation letters.

  • Provides staff support to the Senior Vice President, P&A and Assistant Vice President, P&A for projects and processes with a primary focus on Jewish education. This includes, but is not limited to: data collection and longitudinal comparisons for Jewish education agencies, involvement in day school financial and structural matters including requests for approvals of capital campaigns and periodic cross-system benchmarking.

  • Researches and staffs special Department projects as necessary. Assists in development of internal and external grant proposals and progress reports for JUF/JF and/ or agencies.


  • Master’s Degree in Communal Services, Social Work, Organizational Development or its equivalent preferred

  • Must have three to five years of experience in planning, administration, and/or program development with an excellent working knowledge of program budgeting

  • Clear understanding of the provision of education and social services

  • Experience in the Jewish Federated system is desirable along with an understanding of the nature of Federation’s professional/volunteer system

  • Detail oriented, organized, and able to set and achieve goals

  • Knowledge of the Jewish community, culture, heritage, traditions preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills

  • A demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with lay volunteers, colleagues and agency professionals

  • Significant skills in MS Office Suite of Products particularly Excel, database programs and Internet

  • Ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple projects at one time and work independently as well as collaboratively


Desired Education Degree/Level: Masters

Career Level: 2-5 yrs. experience

How To Apply
Contact For Job: JFNA-MCLE-RW
Contact Title: Consultant
Preferred Contact Method: E-mail
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