Job Title: Director, JCRC

Date Last Updated: 11/27/2012
Job ID #: 10087

Role/Job Category: Community/Government Relations
Organization Name: Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Status: Full-Time


Jewish Federation of Cincinnati
Director, Jewish Community Relations Council

The JCRC Director is responsible for working with the JCRC Board and Federation leadership in the development, implementation, and administration of the Jewish Federation’s community relations and government relations agenda, as well as its Israel Advocacy and Engagement strategies. The Director is the principal liaison between the Jewish community and government officials, and advocates on behalf of Jewish communal priorities. The Director serves as the public affairs voice of the Jewish Federation to the community at large, and develops and maintains constructive working relationships with the Jewish and non-Jewish communities to promote Jewish security and advance interests, needs and concerns of the local Jewish community. Reports to JCRC President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.

Detailed Duties: 

  • Work with JCRC Board and staff, as well as Federation staff to set the overall direction for the JCRC.

  • Represent JCRC and Jewish Federation in initiating, developing and nurturing relationships with key Cincinnati influentials, including policy makers and opinion leaders.

  • Meet with elected officials and other policy makers to educate and advocate for Jewish communal priorities.

  • Develop JCRC’s and Federation’s advocacy “voice” and communicate, educate and advocate to the broader community on issues relating to Jewish communal concerns (e.g. Israel/Middle East, anti-Semitism, etc.).

  • Educational/advocacy efforts include writing, event planning, public speaking, etc.

  • Assist in donor relations portfolios and assist in raising funds for the Federation.

  • Supervise Federation’s Israel Department staff (i.e. Shaliach, Chaverim Coordinator, Chaverim).

  • Assist in coordination and staffing of JCRC/Federation Missions to Israel.

  • Staff JCRC’s Government Relations Committee and develop the Jewish community’s overall Government Relations Agenda.

  • Coordinate JCRC’s involvement in the Ohio Jewish Communities Government Affairs Committee.

  • Develop political leadership development training programs and initiatives for the Jewish community.

  • Participate in a variety of Jewish and non-Jewish organizations to maintain the Jewish community’s most important networks and contacts (e.g. elected officials, ethnic/faith community leaders, media, business leaders, etc.)

  • Interface with Rabbis and other Jewish professionals to update them on JCRC issues.

  • Maintain visibility as a public speaker at community programs.

  • Develop, track and maintain JCRC budget.

  • Supervise JCRC Associate Director.

The JCRC Director must possess the following skills: 

  • Strategic thinking – the ability to develop long-term goals for the JCRC.
  • Strong communication skills, particularly in public speaking.
  • Extensive knowledge of current events and history of Israel and Middle East issues.
  • Extensive knowledge of the political process on national, state and local levels.
  • Experience working with coalitions of organizations focusing on similar mandates.
  • Passionate commitment to Jewish community and public policy issues.
  • Executive management and supervision experience.
  • Event planning experience.
  • Ability to develop reasonable success metrics for program evaluation.
  • Familiarity with the Greater Cincinnati community preferred.

Please submit cover letter, resume and references to:

Desired Education Degree/Level: Masters

Career Level: 5-10 yrs. experience

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