Full Time

Mandel Center Intern - JFNA

Jewish Federations of North America New York NY

REPORTS TO:  Jess Balboni, Associate Vice President, Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence 
The Jewish Federations of North America (“JFNA”) consist of 146 Jewish Federations and dozens of Network communities which collectively raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually to support flourishing Jewish life and the needs of the Jewish people in their home communities and around the world. The Jewish Federation system, among the top 10 charities on the continent, leads the largest network of volunteer and professional leaders who build and sustain Jewish communities that are healthy, safe, caring, welcoming and inclusive, educated and engaged, involved in the broader community, and deeply connected to Israel and the global Jewish people.
The Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence supports approximately 8,000 professionals across 146 local Federations in North America. Our vision is that Federations have the professional talent they need at every level to support and sustain flourishing Jewish communities.  We do this through online and in-person training and conferences, recruitment efforts, analysis and assessment, consulting support and coaching services. The Mandel department has 3 priority areas: 
  • Recruit top talent for key roles across the system
  • Retain and develop Fed pros by providing professional development in data-driven best practices and build networks, leadership skills, and communities of practice
  • Support Federations with data, analysis, HR systems and resources
The Jewish Federations of North America is seeking an intern who wants to be at the forefront of talent development for the Jewish communal sector. The intern will work closely with colleagues from the Mandel Center, and the position would begin in the Fall of 2022.  
Position Summary 
The Jewish Federations of North America is seeking an intern beginning in the Fall of 2022 for 15 to 20 hours a week, starting in October 2022 through January 2023, with the possibility of extending the internship throughout the year if needed.  The internship is ideal for someone who has an interest in talent development, research, professional development and trainings, among other areas. 
Primary Responsibilities  
Under the supervision of the Mandel Center’s Associate Vice President, and in partnership with other staff in the department, responsibilities include but are not limited to some of the following work projects: 
  • HRIS Comparative Research
    • Secure base level quotes from top HRIS providers
    • Collect other information that could support a concept paper on best practices for HRIS
    • Research a variety of related topics as needed 
  • Onboarding Resource Writing
    • Synthesize data from a variety of sources  
  • Recruitment
    • Update information on a variety of JFNA and other programs 
    • Develop list of graduate opportunities, fellowships and certificate programs for varying career levels 
    • Update job openings and positions filled on Career Openings Document
    • Scour Jewish Jobs weekly for Federation postings not on career page, email Federations to invite them to post on JFNA’s Careers Page
    • Organize a list of Federations by Geography 
    • Other research/organization projects as needed 
  • Professional Development Training Implementation Support 
    • Assist as needed on a variety of in-person and virtual trainings for Federation professionals, including providing technical support on Zoom and other platforms 
  • Interest in talent and organizational development, human resources
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented 
  • Ability to research, collect and synthesize data and information 
  • Collaborative, strong team player  
  • Excellent written communication skills  
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, social media (LinkedIn specifically) and Zoom  
  • Knowledge of Jewish community/nonprofits a plus
Remote work – may be located anywhere in the United States.  
To Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter, with “Mandel Center Intern in the subject to  Jessica.balboni@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, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.