Full Time

Program Manager, Young JewishColumbus - Columbus

JewishColumbus Columbus OH

JewishColumbus’ mission is to inspire, grow and sustain Jewish life in Columbus, Israel and around the world - while nurturing and connecting our vibrant, diverse community.  We are the community convener.  We respond to crisis and ensure a strong future for the Columbus Jewish community through robust and trusting partnerships with local Jewish agencies and synagogues.  We are innovative.  We are inclusive.  We challenge the status quo and strive to be at the forefront of trends within the Jewish and non-profit communities.  Work for an organization where your time and talent will be valued, and your voice will be heard.  For more information, visit our website at www.Jewishcolumbus.org
The Young JewishColumbus Manager (YJC) develops, implements, and monitors strategies and trends to inspire young Jewish adults (20s – 40s) on a pathway from initial engagement to deeper involvement with the Jewish community, leadership development and philanthropy. The Jewish community in Columbus is projected to grow rapidly in the coming years, and it is critical that this person can identify, cultivate, and engage with new members of the young adult community in a meaningful way. This position is responsible for the oversight and management of all activities, events, and data for the young adult demographic, and together with lay leadership, will drive the strategic planning process for YJC’s next phase of growth. This position reports to the Senior Development and Event Director.
The Young JewishColumbus Manager is responsible for the direction, planning, implementation, and strategy for the young adult program at JewishColumbus. Collaborating with the YJC Board, they will oversee the day-to-day and long range strategies for under-40 individuals and young families related to philanthropy, programming, and engagement efforts.
Direction & Strategy
  • Develop and implement strategies that guide young adults and families on a pathway from initial engagement to deeper involvement with JewishColumbus and the Jewish community
  • Build and maintain relationships with partner organizations, participants, and lay leaders
  • Monitor, evaluate and adapt YJC efforts with changing trends and interests
  • Design and implement strong goals and progress metrics for YJC and Young Family programming and engagement
  • Set and meet engagement goals and fundraising department metrics in collaboration with the fundraising team and the YJC board
Engagement and Lay Leadership
  • Provide support, training, and mentorship to the lay leaders serving on the YJC board and YJC committees
  • Build relationships with Jewish young adults, young families, and other key stakeholders
  • Manage YJC-related recruitment and cultivation for YJC and JewishColumbus events
  • Work in coordination with other JewishColumbus staff and Partner agencies to coordinate cross-functional programs and initiatives
  • Collaborate with the YJC Board and lay leadership to manage committees and drive results
  • Manage social media and digital outreach for young professionals and young families 
  • Liaise between agencies, Young JewishColumbus, and PJ Library for joint programming
  • Market and publicize events through local community news outlets
Philanthropy and Financial Resource Development
  • Collaborate with JewishColumbus colleagues on strategies for financial resource development of YJC
  • Secure sponsorships for YJC-related events and initiatives
  • Secure gifts from a portfolio of YJC demographic donors and stakeholders
  • Educate the under-40 community about philanthropy and planned giving options
  • Fund raiser for the under-40 annual campaign

  • Serve as primary staff contact for the Young JewishColumbus chair, board members, and committees:
    • YJC Executive Board
    • Social Committee
    • Financial Resource Development Committee
    • Young Families Committee
    • Community Service Committee
    • Engagement Committee

JewishColumbus encourages applicants of a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years of professional experience in areas including programming, development, and volunteer engagement
Professional Skills
  • Familiarity with the workings of the Jewish community and its culture, practices, and norms required
  • Understanding of the diverse experiences of people in their 20s-40s, including stages of education, career, and family life
  • Strong background in event programming and digital communication required
  • Experience with financial resource development, philanthropy and gift solicitation preferred
  • Experience working with stakeholder groups, including a board of community volunteers preferred
Communication and Digital Skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication required
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Teams required
  • Experience with digital graphic design and Constant Contact preferred
Personal Skills
  • Capable of building trust and working in partnership with staff and lay leadership
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a take charge, self-starting attitude
  • Exhibits customer service-focused behavior and possesses integrity for maintaining confidential information
  • Ability to engage and work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong organizational skills, effective multi-tasker, and adept at meeting deadlines
  • JewishColumbus offers a hybrid work schedule with three days a week in the office and the option of two remote days each week
  • The position requires work outside typical business hours of 9-5, Monday-Friday, owing to the need to schedule meetings, programs, and events around the schedules of working professionals in this demographic
  • The salary range for this position is $53,500-$60,000.
  • JewishColumbus offers many holidays off, including major Jewish holidays and national holidays.
  • JewishColumbus offers a comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, vision, FSA), a defined contribution retirement plan, generous vacation policy, paid federal and Jewish holidays, life insurance, generous parental leave policies and hybrid work practices.  Additionally, we offer voluntary learning programs throughout the year in subjects of interest to our staff.

Positon is posted on LinkedIn, to apply click here.

JewishColumbus is an equal opportunity employer.