REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Israel Action Network
JFNA’s Israel Action Network (IAN) is focused on creating a national network of confident and connected Federation professionals with the resources to impact relationships in the most important sectors of civic life. This grassroots led effort will enable the Federation system to address each local community’s challenges and opportunities proactively and strategically – thereby impacting national trends and enabling a flourishing and safe Jewish community. On issues related to the delegitimization of Israel and antisemitism, IAN is the central address for Federations providing expertise, education, and national leadership.
The Associate Director, IAN Community Cohort will be responsible for supporting and leading this community building effort sharing models and best practices, offering expertise, helping to activate them around shared issues, and serving as an early warning system of national antisemitism/antizionism trends.
- Steward pilot task force in regular and ongoing strategic planning to pilot and scale most effective civic engagement models for the Federation system.
- Assist in development and implementation of key performance indicators for community activations.
- Establish regular ongoing coordination across the Federation communities to share key challenges and issues in civil society related to antisemitism and Israel delegitimization to build common strategies.
- Bring continental and global experts to help shape local and national approaches, produce materials, and serve, as ambassadors to key organizations (churches, labor unions, etc).
- Develop and share common, relevant, accessible messages in coordination with the rest of the Public Affairs team and marketing and communications colleagues.
- Develop and coordinate systemwide local and national responses to common challenges.
- Oversee evaluation process and share key learnings with JFNA/IAN stakeholders.
- Partner across JFNA to ensure that the initiative and its learnings are integrated with and benefits from resources and services across the organization.
- Minimum 5-7 years of relevant experience;
- Experience with community relations and coalition building strongly preferred;
- An understanding of the issues and the organizations involved in combatting antisemitism, antizionism and BDS;
- Familiarity and connection with elected officials, as well as local, state, and national politics is a plus;
- An understanding of the organized Jewish community, particularly successful strategies for meaningfully engaging volunteers;
- Strong inter-personal and multidisciplinary project skills;
- Extremely organized with the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment;
- A persuasive and passionate writer /communicator;
- Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative: Ability to develop analytical and evaluative systems;
- Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people;
- Ability to travel.
Please send cover letter and resume to Adam.Teitelbaum@jewishfederations.org