Israel Engagement & Outreach Coordinator - Omaha

The jewish Federation of Omaha Omaha NE

Supervisor:    Executive Director Community Philanthropy and Engagement
Exemption:    Exempt
Schedule:      40 hours per week. Monday – Friday, with some evenings and

The Israel Engagement & Outreach Coordinator is responsible for coordinating, inspiring, and engaging the Israel & Overseas Volunteer Committee, Jewish Teen Trip, and other Jewish Omahan’s interested in Israel.  Serves as the Omaha Jewish community’s liaison and main point of contact with our Partnership in Israel and planning exchange visits. Supervise Shlicim and create young adult programming.

  • Education:  Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • In depth knowledge of Israeli geography, tourism, and history. 
  • Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills to work effectively with and represent the JFO.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills. 
  • National and international travel will be required. Must have a valid passport. 
  • Coordinate and maintain volunteer excitement and engagement within the the Israel and Overseas Committee
    • Schedule meetings
    • Send applications to the Partnership groups
    • Facilitate process for group to rate applications
    • Write allocation letters and complete forms
    • Complete check requests
    • Conduct public relations for programs 
  • Serve as the Omaha Jewish community liaison and main point of contact with our Partnership in Israel
    • Collaborate with the JFO leadership team and coordinate exchange visits
  • Leadership Development
  • Engage young leaders and newcomers
  • Cultivate relationships and fundraise​


  • Shaliach Supervisor
    • Coach, mentor and provide guidance 
    • Confirm personal requirements are being met
      • Apartment, car, cell phone, social security number, wifi, cable
    • Coordinate Shabbat dinners
Event Planning and Administration for Community Philanthropy & Engagment
  • Plan, coordinate, support team in planning and executing events
    • Coordinate events and logistics
      • Complete event check list for each event
      • Invites
      • Collect money
      • Manage RSVP’s
    • Catering
    • Call people for events
    • Set up event
    • Tear down event
  • Possibly administer and lead the Jewish Teen Trip to Israel, every other December (not the 2022 trip, but going forward)
  • Oversee and manage grant process including writing grants, keeping track of expenses and receipts, reconciling with accounting, budgeting, etc
  • Administrative tasks
    • Run reports
    • Book rooms
    • Create mobilecause events
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Ability to relate and work with members, guests, and professional staff
  • Ability to demonstrate great customer service on the phone and in person
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Problem Solving – identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; involves and informs Executive Director
  • Oral Communication – speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings
  • Judgment – maintains confidentiality.  Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions
  • Planning/organizing – prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time effectively; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; takes calculated risks to accomplish goals; develops realistic action plans
  • Professionalism – approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments
  • Quality – demonstrates accuracy and thoughtfulness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; meets productivity standards; completes work in a timely manner; monitors own work to ensure quality
  • Reasoning Ability – able to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • The person should be a positive role model.  He/she should be interested and willing to increase their own knowledge of Judaism.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, operate computer, operate telephone, and is frequently required to talk or hear.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This position will be working in well-lighted and ventilated areas, as well as throughout the facility.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Outside activities.
The Israel Engagement Outreach Coordinator shares in the agency's commitment to provide excellent customer service. Some ways to implement this are to be patient, understanding and professional in his/her relationships with customers; to look at people and be attentive; to use members' names as often as possible; to be friendly, to be visible and accommodating.
Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible.  It in no way states or implies that these are the only duties required.  Other duties apply that are assigned.
Please send resumes to Jenn Tompkins, Executive Director at