Full Time

Young Leadership Director - Hartford

Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford West Hartford CT

Overview and purpose: The Young Leadership Director will mobilize individuals and weave networks of emerging leaders (ages 25 through 45) through leadership, engagement, and development activities that introduce and connect them to Federation and the Greater Hartford Jewish community. This full-time position reports jointly to the Vice President of Leadership, Education & Engagement and the Vice President of Development.

Key Areas of Focus and Responsibilities:

  • Create an overarching strategic plan for young leadership engagement
  • Convene a broad demographic to form a Young Leadership Cabinet that will plan and execute a comprehensive, multifaceted engagement strategy
  • Build relationships with emerging leaders as individuals and groups
  • Facilitate connections among young Jewish adults in Greater Hartford and beyond
  • Track involvement and steward participants on their individual philanthropic and leadership journeys
  • Develop a series of meaningful, relevant, welcoming, and inclusive programs for emerging leaders – focusing on topics that interest local young adults and interweaving leadership development and philanthropy
  • Maintain a portfolio of prospective donors and donors for cultivation, fundraising, and stewardship
  • Run the Jewish Leadership Academy’s Impact + Influence: A Frank Stavis Leadership Program


  • Creative, innovative, and strategic thinker and planner
  • Solid understanding of the young adult demographic
  • 2-5 years of related experience
  • Experience in volunteer engagement and management
  • Familiarity with the workings of the Jewish community and its culture, practices, and norms
  • Strong background in using Jewish text and values in programming
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Evening and weekend work will be required

Please email your resume to Heather Rubin Fiedler, Vice President of Leadership, Education & Engagement, at hfiedler@jewishhartford.org.