Full Time

Jewish Engagement Program Associate - Seattle

Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle Seattlewash

Remote position through June 2021, after which date the candidate may be asked to work at times from the Downtown Seattle office.

Are you a self-motivated and organized early career professional excited to support our programming for the wider Jewish Puget Sound community? Do you thrive in a collaborative and fast-paced environment? Are you committed to core Jewish values? We are looking for an energetic and engaged candidate to fill the position of Jewish Engagement Program Associate.

Get to Know Us:
As the Puget Sound region is rapidly growing and changing, our Jewish community is expanding exponentially. Research shows that Seattle is the most religiously unaffiliated community in the entire country and with an increased influx of people, prioritizing key strategic initiatives that engage our community in Jewish life is ever more critical to Jewish continuity. The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is on a mission to invest in our Jewish community locally, nationally, and in Israel and overseas to ensure a vibrant and strong community for the future. We seek to transform the way our Jewish community connects to each other, meaningful causes, and our world. To deliver on this, we need to be world-class and provide quality experiences and opportunities that engage and inspire.

About You:
You’re excited about the mission of the Jewish Federation in Seattle. You’re fanatical about systems and processes, and you just itch to make things work better (a plus if your sock drawer is impeccably organized). You hold the big vision and the day-to-day details in mind simultaneously. You’re deeply attuned to different people’s work styles and strive to design systems that are elegant, efficient, and extremely user-friendly. You can juggle (literally or metaphorically). You love data, not for its own sake, but for how it can help you and the team work faster, smarter, and more effectively. You are decisive and have an intuitive sense about when you need to seek counsel and when you should just make the call. You’re intensely curious, eager both to learn new things and to regularly question your own assumptions. You find enormous satisfaction in creating the conditions for your team’s work to happen seamlessly, and you understand that to be an indispensable contribution to the team’s overall success.

Why This Role Is Compelling:
Working directly with the Director of Jewish Engagement, you will experience first-hand what it means to lead a well-run, growing engagement department. You will be exposed to an unusually wide range of people and issues in the Jewish, philanthropic, and nonprofit/social-impact sectors, as well as to the internal infrastructure and operations of a thriving Jewish Federation. A successful candidate will develop a broad set of professional skills, honing them to the level of excellence in a demanding and supportive environment. You will work with an accomplished and diverse team in which each individual is committed to their own rapid development as well as to that of the team. We provide an outstanding benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance coverage, 401(k), health and/or flexible savings account, paid vacation, and an exceptional work environment.

Position Overview:
As Jewish Engagement Program Associate you will serve as a “utility player” with broad administrative, operational, budget/financial, and project management responsibilities across all areas of our engagement work. This position reports to the Director of Jewish Engagement; and is a non-exempt position. If you currently do not live in the Seattle area, please explain why you would choose Seattle to be your home.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Minimum two years in event planning/program delivery experience (internship experiences included)
  • Comfortable command of Microsoft Office Suite as well as other technology tools like Salesforce, Google Suite, and Zoom
  • Demonstrate intermediate knowledge in Excel & Google Sheets, including functions such as vlookup, conditional formulas, pivot tables, and formatting
  • Experience with nonprofit organizations a plus
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community a plus
  • A valid driver’s license


  • Strong project-management skills, including holding both the big picture and the details, and managing competing and dynamic timelines
  • Track record of demonstrating sound judgment (e.g., by making appropriate decisions, anticipating problems and innovating creative solutions), managing complex situations with discretion and tact, and prioritizing and completing tasks in a skillful and timely fashion
  • Event-planning experience essential
  • Skill in process-level thinking (i.e., ability to optimize systems and resources and anticipate critical next steps)
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, with demonstrated capacity to present complex information in clear and concise ways
  • Exceptional discretion and capacity to maintain confidentiality

Required Attributes and Competencies:

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed for on-site program support
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; team player within a diverse working environment; dependable
  • Strong customer services skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to maintain high level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands
  • Self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to learn quickly, set priorities and work independently
  • Possess common sense and good judgement
  • Professional demeanor and ability to handle all situations in a calm manner
  • High level of integrity and ability to maintain confidential information
  • Able to anticipate, identify, analyze and solve problems
  • Strong follow through skills

Salary: $40k + commensurate with experience. 

How To Apply:
Please submit your resume in PDF format, along with:

  • A short video (maximum 5 minutes) describing a project or initiative to which you made a meaningful contribution. You can either talk directly to the camera, or be as creative as you'd like!
  • A cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, and salary requirements to jobs@jewishinseattle.org.  
  • Please respond to these two questions in your cover letter:
    • What excites you about working as a Jewish Engagement professional?
    • What specific expertise and experiences will you draw on to do the job?

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on April 26, 2021.
Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the Federation website (www.jewishinseattle.org) to gain insight into our mission and impact. No phone calls please. If you currently do not live in the Seattle area, please explain why you would choose Seattle to be your home. Local candidates or those who already plan to move to the Seattle area in the near future need only apply.