NEXTGen Detroit, Senior Associate - Detroit

Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit Bloomfield Hills MI

About the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit:
As the primary instrument of Jewish philanthropy and engagement in the Detroit area, we are a community-driven organization committed to taking care of the needs of the Jewish people and building a vibrant Jewish future, in metropolitan Detroit, in Israel and around the world.


About NEXTGen Detroit:
With the goal of engaging and retaining the next generation of Jewish Detroiters, Federation developed NEXTGen Detroit, an innovative platform for transforming the community into a vibrant home for young Jews of every background and affiliation. Since its launch in 2012, NEXTGen Detroit has emerged as a national leader of young adult engagement and is now a model for Federations across North America.


NEXTGen Detroit’s mission is to grow and sustain metro Detroit as a home for Jewish individuals in their 20s and 30s. We are obsessed with creating meaningful opportunities for social, professional, and cultural engagement and growth. As a member of the NEXTGen Detroit team, the Senior Associate will help develop and execute unforgettable programs, events and initiatives for a large and diverse group of community members across the city. 


The NEXTGen Detroit Senior Associate position offers the right person a unique opportunity to make a meaningful difference in our community — as well as to explore, learn and grow as a professional. 


Who are we looking for?

  • A highly creative and entrepreneurial individual who is driven to succeed
  • A team-player who can work well with a passionate group of professionals and lay leaders
  • A self-starter who can manage a variety of tasks and details while serving a big-picture goal
  • A dynamic and innovative programmer who can plan and oversee a slate of events and programs to reach and engage young adults throughout the community
  • A community-minded individual who is committed to building a better Jewish future for young adults in Detroit

Primary responsibilities:

  • Work with NEXTGen Detroit staff and leadership to strategize, develop and implement innovative, exceptional programs and events
  • Develop and lead events and programs on a variety of scales from intimate to enormous
  • Host individual meetings with young adults looking to get involved with NEXTGen Detroit
  • Build strong and positive relationships within the NEXTGen Detroit community
  • Develop and maintain programs and events with NEXTGen Detroit’s partners
  • Cultivate effective relationships with board members, volunteers, donors and colleagues
  • Build relationships with donors and solicit gifts at telethons and/or face-to-face meetings
  • Assist in all programs and identify new individuals for outreach
  • Assignments may include support to or collaboration with other departments as needed

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong team player – we are all about collaboration
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Experience and interest in creative use of social media tools
  • Passionate about supporting and building a NEXTGen Detroit community, while strengthening Jewish identity and connection to Detroit Jewish life, Federation, and Israel
  • Strong cultivation/engagement skills and relationship building skills with the NEXTGen Detroit community, including those who are unaffiliated and disengaged
  • Programming experience
  • Familiarity with Jewish culture and the Jewish community 
  • Familiarity with social justice issues in Detroit, a plus
  • An ability to handle multiple projects efficiently and effectively
  • Must be able to work some evenings and some weekends 
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and social media tools

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