Full Time

Associate Director, Changemakers Program Experience & Growth - JFNA

Jewish Federations of North America New York NY

REPORTS TO:    Senior Director, Next Gen Leadership & Engagement

The Jewish Federations of North America (“JFNA”)
The Jewish Federations of North America represents 146 Jewish Federations and over 300 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services, and educational needs. The Jewish Federation system, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, builds and sustains flourishing Jewish communities in North America and protects and enhances the well-being of the State of Israel and the Jewish people worldwide.  
About The Jewish Changemakers Fellowship
The Jewish Changemakers Fellowship (Changemakers) is a new initiative to develop Jewish leaders in their early 20’s (Gen Z). First piloted in summer 2020, Changemakers begins as a three-week intensive online experience rooted in Jewish values, career and professional advancement, global Jewish community, and activism around pivotal social issues.  With more than 1700 young adults having completed the Changemakers curriculum since the 2020 launch, JFNA and its partners seek to engage these emerging leaders more deeply and to inspire their ongoing involvement in the Jewish community. 
Created and led by JFNA, Changemakers represents the collective effort of 30+ global Jewish organizations who partner together in recruitment, session facilitation, and ongoing engagement.  Through leveraging these organizational relationships, participants become aware of the many opportunities and pathways across the global Jewish community to sustain their connection.  Changemakers are envisioned as the next generation of Jewish leaders for the long-term.
The Changemakers target audience includes a broad range of young adults, from those deeply involved in the Jewish community, to those leading in their professional fields, civic, or campus organizations with minimal connection to Jewish life.  Changemakers attracts young people with the ability and desire to make a difference in the world – the future CEO’s, law partners, nonprofit executives, and humanitarians most likely to rise to positions of influence in the Jewish community, who distinguish themselves through their compelling sense of purpose, values, and vision.  

Position Summary
As Changemakers enters a new phase of expansion, the Associate Director, Changemakers Program Experience & Growth will play an essential role in strengthening and scaling the core “intensive” experience to new audiences of current and aspiring Jewish Gen Z leaders.  The position oversees both the quality and innovation of the core Changemakers experience, piloting new models and modalities for the intensive, leveraging all the possibilities inherent in technology, hybrid opportunities, educational best practices, strategic JFNA organizational partnerships, flexible scheduling, and creative program design to maximize young adult participation, appeal, and impact.  This position manages all aspects of the intensive experience, working closely with JFNA’s Changemakers educational team, and recruiting and overseeing approximately 100 Changemakers facilitators, speakers, educators, and special guests. 
Primary Job Responsibilities 
  • Design, implement, oversee, and adapt the existing three-week online curriculum + innovate new models for delivering the Changemakers ‘intensive’ experience,’ achieving program growth and depth metrics. 
  • Oversee curriculum evaluation and refinement.
  • Manage and coordinate JFNA’s internal (cross-department) Changemakers educational team.
  • Recruit, train, manage, and evaluate faculty (speakers, facilitators). 
  • Manage participant recruitment and marketing for Changemakers intensive(s), including relationships with local Federations and partner organizations to raise visibility, grow database, and guide prospective applicants to Changemakers
  • Capture and communicate Changemakers human interest stories.  Partner with JFNA Marketing & Communications Team to identify key themes and strategy to communicate impact of the intensive experience.
  • Manage recruitment, training, and evaluation for small-group Cohort Coaches to support Changemakers intensive.
  • Manage all aspects of Changemakers intensive implementation, including customer support, troubleshooting, vendor relationships, candidate application review, and build-out of Changemakers small-group cohorts.
  • Participate in the strategic planning, evaluation and learning process associated with this new initiative.
  • Bachelor's Degree, Master’s Degree preferred
  • 5-7 years of experience, ideally in the areas of young adult education and/or leadership development
  • Excitement at engaging Next Gen in meaningful Jewish educational & leadership opportunities
  • Experience developing curricula and new educational initiatives 
  • Understanding of adult learning theory, NextGen engagement, leadership development and/or Experiential

  • Comfort with metrics - for assessing and reporting growth
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented, strategic thinker and doer
  • Strong team player and comfortable with independent work

​Competitive salary.  Comprehensive benefits package.  Preferably based in NY and open to remote location.  Occasional travel to NY required.

Please submit a resume and cover letter, with ‘Associate Director, Changemakers Program Experience & Growth’ in the subject to Rachel.Shtern@jfna.org.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, JFNA celebrates and welcomes people of all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.