Full Time

Managing Director, LiveSecure - JFNA

Jewish Federations of North America New York NY

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.  
LiveSecure Background:
North American Jewish communities have experienced a rise in overt antisemitism, including violent attacks, for the past several years. From antisemitism in the press and on social media to antizionist protests and rallies in major cities, this problem has reached crisis proportions. The safety and security of the Jewish community is our most urgent priority. Today, only 45 of the 146 Jewish Federations have created comprehensive security initiatives, and all require care and investment to meet and maintain the standards necessary to address the current threat environment. 
LiveSecure is the Jewish Federations’ ambitious plan, in partnership with the Secure Community Network (SCN), to build a complete and comprehensive security umbrella across North America. LiveSecure has two goals: 1) To ensure that every Jewish community has a quality, best-practice local community security initiative in place within three years, connected to the national system of communications, training and best practices, and 2) to leverage JFNA's advocacy for increased public resources and help our communities access these resources. 
Upon completion of a $54M LiveSecure Community Fund, LiveSecure will allocate $12M per year for three years to local Federations from the newly created LiveSecure Community Fund on the condition that they secure local matching funds (two local dollars for every one dollar from the LiveSecure Community Fund) towards this effort. An additional $6M annually will be granted to SCN to enable their support the work of Federations in developing and implementing comprehensive security plans. Additionally, funds raised as part of LiveSecure will be further leveraged by the Nonprofit Security Grant Program and other public funding. This funding was doubled from $90M in 2019 to $180M in 2020. 
LiveSecure funds will be provided to communities through two types of grants: Launch and Enhancement Grants. Both types of grants will be awarded over three years and require Federations to submit detailed plans for design, implementation, and fundraising. JFNA will be responsible for developing and implementing a detailed and comprehensive system for establishing, supporting, and monitoring the progress against this initiative. 

Position Summary:
To lead the implementation of the LiveSecure program, we seek a professional to serve as the Managing Director of LiveSecure. 
The Managing Director will be responsible for:
  • Overseeing all aspects of the LiveSecure implementation plan, including 
    • Designing and executing the grant process in coordination with the LiveSecure committee and SCN,
    • Working closely with communities and SCN to provide strategy and planning support,
    • Monitoring, supporting and reporting on the overall progress toward achieving our system-wide LiveSecure goals. 
  • Overseeing the development of a grant systems, including the application and review process as well as the match tracking process.
  • Supporting the Chair of LiveSecure, and the overall LiveSecure committee, in the grant review and process.
  • Monitoring and supporting the achievement of the goals set out in the LiveSecure Growth plan through regular check-ins with SCN and participating Federations. 
  • Managing a comprehensive communications plan to participating Federations and key stakeholders, including national and local LiveSecure funders.
  • Partnering across JFNA to ensure that LiveSecure is integrated with and benefits from resources and services across the organization, including, but not limited to
    • Coordination with the Total FRD and Marketing departments to ensure that participating communities have the resources to support their local fundraising efforts.
    • Alignment with JFNA’s Impact and Growth department on the development and utilization of a measurement systems to track local fundraising efforts, as well as local and national project goals and measures.
    • Coordination with the Finance and Technology teams on the disbursement of funds to communities.
    • Partnering with the Public Affairs team on the Nonprofit Security Grant Program process, when relevant.
  • Supporting communities in accessing and maximizing the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NPSG), including the creation of new strategies, such as the design and oversight of a zero-interest loan fund to support the institutions who have been awarded NPSGs.
The successful candidate will have:
  • A proven track record of focused, issues-oriented strategic project leadership.
  • Minimum of 8 years of related experience.
  • Experience working with or within a Federation planning or security context preferred.
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across organizations.
  • Experience with Jewish communal life and with building successful partnerships.
  • Exceptional organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective problem solver, versatile, and action oriented.
  • Excellent project management and communication skills.
This position reports to JFNA’s Executive Vice President. JFNA has U.S. offices in NYC and DC. Open to remote work location. Please submit a resume and cover letter, to deskofsh@jewishfederations.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.