The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR) has been building, sustaining, and connecting Jewish Communities in Richmond, Israel and worldwide for 87 years. Annually raising and distributing over $3.5 million, the Federation protects and enhances the well-being of the Jewish and general community through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (learning).
The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR) is seeking a NextGen Leadership and Engagement Manager.
The NextGen Leadership and Engagement Manager will be a visionary, collaborative, and innovative trail blazer with a deep understanding of and commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Jewish Community and Federation. They will be passionate about identifying, engaging, and developing the next generation of Jewish leadership and philanthropists and serving as a key connector for young families and the young adult community. Reporting to the Director of Women’s Philanthropy and Affinities, they will oversee the strategic execution of outreach, engagement, fundraising, and leadership development for the under 45-year-old community in Greater Richmond. An ideal candidate brings a strong presence, energy, and charisma, with an inclination towards community immersion, leadership, relationship management and engagement strategies that raise up both people and resources.
About the Position
In this position you will lead several efforts for JCFR. Your portfolio will include, but is not limited to, oversight of young leadership and young family initiatives. You will interact with a wide variety of young adults [age 21-45], youth & the adults who love them to create cultures of belonging where all Jews, their friends and life partners, and those exploring Judaism feel welcome to participate in Jewish living and learning experiences that help them thrive. Key responsibilities will include relationship building, content and resource development & creation, design & facilitation of Jewish experiences and participation in larger gatherings for festivals and holidays, strategic planning, programmatic administration, data collection, volunteer stewardship, and convening collaborative partners.
To shine as JCFR’s NextGen Leadership and Engagement Manager, you need passion for people, relationships and fundraising matched by strong knowledge of community. You’ll need a demonstrated ability to listen, to engage & build authentic relationships with teens, parents of teens, and young adults. You’ll need to balance a practical mindset with a creative business acumen and be able to develop and lead a team of talented volunteers to identify opportunities that matter to our constituents and architect and implement solutions so that JCFR can meet its community building and fundraising goals and objectives.
The NextGen Leadership and Engagement Manager will have the following key responsibilities:
- Manage the engagement, development, and fundraising efforts for the Under 45 community in Greater Richmond.
- Partner cross-departmentally to implement programs that connect the community and young families to Jewish life in Greater Richmond.
- Work in partnership with the community engagement and young leadership chairperson (a volunteer) to manage the volunteer experience of young adult as volunteers and emerging leaders.
- Cultivate and steward a portfolio of approximately 45 donors and prospects.
- Cultivate and recruit young leaders to serve on the Jewish Federations of North America Young Leadership Cabinet (minimum gift of $5,000) and steward their leadership participation on a local level.
- Lead Richmond’s Honeymoon Israel program and mission, follow up and engagement activities.
- Manage and support the Sisisky Fellows, Community Leadership Institute, and leadership development programs.
- Participate in Development Department activities, Federation-wide events, and fundraising initiatives; work collaboratively with Development affinities and colleagues’ organization-wide.
- Partner with the Marketing Department to create and implement marketing strategies that maximize connection to young adults, including successful utilization of new media and e-philanthropy.
The ideal candidate will bring creativity, commitment and passion for community building, leadership and relationship building skills to the role. They will be an outgoing, dynamic presence with strong relationship building and communication skills.
Desired Qualifications & Experience
- Passion for people; and a demonstrated aptitude to listen, to engage & build authentic relationships with teens, parents of teens, and young adults.
- Methodologies for unbundling and remixing millennia-old content to make Jewish ideas come to life, with meaning and authenticity.
- Deep knowledge of and comfort navigating a multitude of digital communication platforms.
- Immersive understanding of the non-profit sector, the Jewish community, the Jewish Federation of North America, and the social impact of fundraising on Jewish organizations.
- Experience with “Moves Management,” increasing year-to-year giving and securing large gifts.
- 3-5 Years of Non-Profit programming and volunteer development Experience.
- Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, bringing an innovative approach to business planning.
- Effective and persuasive communication skills, including an ability to prepare and deliver presentations to diverse audiences.
- Maturity, sound judgment and high ethical standards.
- Analytical, yet creative; humble and empathetic.
- Detail oriented self-starter with the ability to prioritize and manage simultaneous deadlines.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Interested parties are asked to submit a resume and cover letter to Careers@Jewishrichmond.org