Full Time

Program Manager, LiveSecure - JFNA

The Jewish Federations of North America New York NY

Position Title: Program Manager, LiveSecure

Reports To: Associate Vice President, LiveSecure


The Jewish Federations of North America (“JFNA”) consist of 146 Jewish Federations and hundreds 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.  


LiveSecure Background: North American Jewish communities have experienced more than a 300% increase in overt antisemitism, including violent attacks. 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, 124 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. The $62M LiveSecure fund supports both SCN and as a matching grant, the Jewish Federations across North America that are creating Community Security Initiatives for their entire community and in partnership with geographically adjacent Federations.


LiveSecure is the Jewish Federations’ ambitious plan, in partnership with the Secure Community Network (SCN), to build a complete and comprehensive security shield 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 national and state funds and help our communities access more of these resources.


LiveSecure funds are provided to communities through two primary types of grants: Launch and Enhancement Grants. Both types of grants are based on the budget for security at the Federation and will be awarded each year over three years. Federations are required to submit detailed plans for design, implementation, and fundraising. JFNA is responsible for developing and implementing a detailed and comprehensive system for establishing, supporting, and monitoring the progress of this initiative.


Position Summary: To support the implementation of the LiveSecure initiative, we seek a Program Manager of LiveSecure working in partnership with the Associate Vice President, LiveSecure and the Senior Advisor, LiveSecure.


The Program Manager will be responsible for:

  • Supporting various aspects of the LiveSecure implementation plan, including
    • Supporting the grant process in coordination with the LiveSecure committee and SCN,
    • Managing the grant systems, including the application and review process as well as the match tracking process ensures our overall progress towards achieving our system wide LiveSecure goals.
  • Monitoring and supporting the achievement of the goals set out in the LiveSecure Growth plan through regular check-ins with SCN and Federations.
  • Participate in developing and writing LiveSecure updates, including reports to LiveSecure donors and other Federation stakeholders.
  • Successful partnering across JFNA is essential to the success of LiveSecure, including, but not limited to
    • Alignment with JFNA’s Impact and Growth department on the development and utilization of 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 LiveSecure grant platform and disbursement of funds to communities.
    • Partnering with the JEDI professionals on creating a safe and secure spaces for the entirety of our diverse Jewish community.
  • Supporting communities in accessing and maximizing, the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP),


The successful candidate will have:

  • A proven track record of focused, issues-oriented strategic project management.
  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience.
  • Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across organizations.
  • Ability to understand and interpret budgets.
  • Data management, analysis and reporting skills.
  • Exceptional organization & communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective problem solver, versatile, and action oriented.


JFNA has U.S. offices in NYC and DC. Open to remote work location. Please submit a resume and cover letter to livesecure@jewishfederations.org


COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:  JFNA offers a comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, FSA), including a defined contribution plan, generous vacation policy, paid legal and Jewish holidays, life insurance, generous parental leave policies and flexible remote work practices. Our compensation philosophy strives to be externally competitive and internally fair. Additionally, we offer voluntary learning programs throughout the year in subjects of interest to our staff.


Salary range:  $60,000- $70,000


FEDERATION APPLICANTS: JFNA is committed to supporting local Jewish Federations and to identifying the best talent for the system. If a current Federation employee is hired for this role, we will work with the local Federation to ensure an appropriate timeline and communications strategy. We welcome initial confidential inquiries to learn more about the role; however, current Federation employees who move to a finalist round of interviews will be asked to communicate with the Federation about their candidacy.


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.