Project Manager, Holocaust Survivor Care & Institute Aging, Trauma - JFNA

The Jewish Federations of North America Washington DC

Department: Public Affairs - Washington, DC Office
Reports to:   Director, Center on Holocaust Survivor Care and Institute on Aging and Trauma 


Organization Overview:


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 Center on Holocaust Survivor Care and Institute on Aging and Trauma (“Center”), housed within JFNA, is a leading voice in the U.S. on person-centered, trauma informed (PCTI) care and support services for Holocaust survivors, diverse older adults with a history of trauma (e.g., immigrants, refugees, LGBTQs), and their family caregivers. We advance PCTI programming nationwide by annually issuing grants to local Jewish and non-Jewish social services agencies to implement innovative projects, providing technical assistance and capacity building to subgrantees and the aging network at large, and advocating on behalf of the needs of vulnerable older adults.


Position Summary: The Project Manager provides program oversight, technical support, and strategic guidance to subgrantees implementing person-centered, trauma-informed (PCTI) supportive services for Holocaust survivors, older adults with a history of trauma, and family caregivers throughout the U.S.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide technical assistance and capacity-building related to subgrantees’ programming by identifying problems, proposing recommendations, and implementing solutions to rectify issues and ensure grant compliance by collaborating with subgrantee staff and JFNA’s finance and evaluation teams. As the subgrantee’s primary contact, responsible for overseeing and monitoring multiple sites and programs including but not limited to onboarding and training new subgrantees, conducting site visits, reviewing and evaluating subgrantee reports, providing feedback, leading informational group calls and individualized quarterly monitoring calls, etc.
  • Write, edit, and/or review reports to funders, the Center’s Request for Proposal (RFP), application templates, grant proposals, memos to the cohort, and general correspondence to the Aging Network.
  • Design and implement systems and procedures to optimize Center efficiency, effectiveness, and organizational capacity. Create and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs).       
  • Manage and support various Center projects, including training webinars and a biennial national Training Workshop.
  • Analyze programmatic trends and share promising practices with the Aging Network by presenting at conferences and on webinars.
  • Support the Center in implementing the grant application, review, and scoring process.
  • Create and/or revise reporting templates on JotForm, Foundant Technologies, and other software programs as necessary. Track, maintain, and analyze trends in online data.
  • Participate in staff meetings, retreats, and conferences.
  • Other assignments, as requested.




  • Three to five years of experience in the grant-making, nonprofit, or government sector preferred, preferably in the delivery of social services or in the provision of technical assistance to social service agencies.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Experience providing case management or social work services preferred.
  • Experience serving family caregivers preferred.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience developing and streamlining systems, and providing technical support to and oversight of programs, agencies, subgrantees and/or staff.
  • Strong written, interpersonal, collaboration, and verbal communication skills.
  • Professional self-starter with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite. 
  • Interest in aging and trauma and a commitment to helping Holocaust survivors, older adults with a history of trauma, and family caregivers.
  • Ability to occasionally travel domestically.


To apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, one writing sample (no more than 3 pages) and contact information for three references to Incomplete applications will not be considered. We are open to diverse and non-traditional candidates including older adults, retirees, and returnees to work. As JFNA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, please indicate in your application if you need any accommodation for your interview.


Funding for this position is contingent upon annual Congressional appropriations and JFNA receipt of the government grant. This position is full-time with benefits. While the employee may work out of JFNA offices in Washington, DC or New York City, the position may be hybrid or fully remote depending on the applicant’s location.


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.


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 – 65,000


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.