Manager of Alumni Engagement

Young Judaea seeks a creative, dynamic alumna/alumnus of the movement – a professional with strong organizational, development, and relationship-building skills to serve as its Manager of Alumni Engagement. The Alumni Engagement Manager is responsible for creating and implementing the overall approach of (re) connecting with Young Judaea’s alumni, friends and families from all eras and inviting them to become actively involved as mentors, advisors, promoters and funders of the organization. The professional will help create a menu of opportunities to engage alumni on multiple levels; encourage financial support; develop tracking mechanisms, training programs and networking opportunities for Young Judaea alumni to support Young Judaea’s internationally based activities.  The Alumni Engagement Manager is supervised by the Director of Development & Alumni Relations.

Responsibilities:

  • Create a thorough, comprehensive relationship database of alumni from across the generations

  • Create a communications strategy, in conjunction with the organization’s Marketing & Communication Director, to connect with alumni and solicit their involvement

  • Inspire annual giving with an integrated media approach, raising a minimum of $400,000 cumulative in fiscal years 2013 and 2014.

  • Create and support a network of local community “councils” to engage local leaders, advocate for, and manage Young Judaea activities in the area.

  • Create meaningful opportunities for alumni to become involved as volunteers, youth mentors, group advisors, lay leaders, ambassadors and program recruiters

  • Design and implement systems (including database, tracking, evaluation) to ensure volunteers are appropriately engaged and recognized

  • Monitor and facilitate in-person conversations with/among Young Judaea alumni about their experiences in Young Judaea and their views about the future of the movement; Include on-line opportunities to build the community

  • Work closely with Director of Development to offer appropriate and meaningful opportunities for alumni to make gifts to/ and provide other types of support to Young Judaea

  • Working with the Marketing & Communications Director, highlight key alumni making a difference in the world, through various on-line and in-print publications

  • Develop an ongoing program to support and encourage alumni reunions and other events.

Qualifications:

  • Young Judaean alumna/alumnus strongly preferred.

  • 5+ years  of experience working with alumni, volunteers, donors and/ or lay leaders

  • Development experience a plus

  • Knowledge of Jewish community

  • Great networker

  • Great customer-focused people skills

  • Entrepreneurial, self-driven, unflappable, flexible

  • Effective communicator, oral and written, and exceptional interpersonal and listening skills

  • Ability to use database, MS Office, communication and on-line technologies with ease

  • College degree required; relevant graduate degree preferred

Young Judaea offers competitive nonprofit sector compensation commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package.

Position Start Date: Immediately

To apply for this job please submit a short cover letter and resume to careers@youngjudaea.org. Write “Manager, Alumni Engagement” in the subject line.

No calls please.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

Development Officer

Young Judaea seeks a creative, dynamic, passionate, entrepreneurial alumna/alumnus of the movement – a professional with strong organizational, development, and relationship-building skills to serve as our Development Officer. The Development Officer is responsible for identifying, researching, engaging and soliciting Judaean alumni, families and friends with the capacity to make $1,000- $25,000 contributions to our “Independence” campaign, and assisting the Development Director with lager gift opportunities. As a key member of the Development & Alumni Relations team, you will strategize and collaborate closely with the rest of Young Judaea staff – camp, Israel, year-round programs, marketing, finance and administration—and with alumni lay leaders, board members and chanichim. Your portfolio will include individual prospects as well as foundations. The Development Officer is supervised by the Director of Development.

Responsibilities:

  • Research and identify prospects from across the generations by using existing internal databases and networking with current chanichim, their families, and Judaean alumni, volunteers and friends.

  • Design and implement systems within the fundraising CRM/Database (including research, evaluation, moves management, tracking, and reporting) to ensure constituents are appropriately cultivated and recognized

  • Manage all aspects of donor engagement and stewardship, partnering with other staff, Board and lay volunteers as appropriate to solicit gifts face to face.

  • Create and manage a strategy for major donor cultivation and fundraising events around the country, including at least one yearly “Gala” in New York City.

  • Design and manage donor recognition program(s).

  • Pitch in to do whatever’s needed to build a new department and renewed organization

 Qualifications:

  • Young Judaean alumna/alumnus preferred – will consider those with deep passion for Israel, activism and Jewish life as well.

  • 5+ Years Development Experience

  • Great customer-focused people skills

  • Entrepreneurial, self-driven, unflappable, flexible

  • Effective communicator, oral and written, and exceptional interpersonal and listening skills

  • Ability to use donor database systems, communication and on-line technologies with ease

  • College degree required; relevant graduate degree preferred

Young Judaea offers competitive nonprofit sector compensation commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package.

Position Start Date: Immediately

To apply for this job please submit a short cover letter and resume to careers@youngjudaea.org. Please put “Development Officer” in the subject line.

No calls please.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

National Senior Advisor

Overall:

The National Senior Advisor is a member of the Year Round Programs Staff and is overall holistically responsible for the experience and mentorship of Young Judaea’s National Mazkirut (teen leadership board).The Senior Advisor will report to the Year Round Programs Director.

This position is a part time position of 10-15 hours per week.

Specific Responsibilities:

September – May:

  • Developing leadership-based goals and achievements for the national mazkirut on a personal and group basis:

    • Works with the mazkirut on the creation and distribution of their online and digital content, including the mazkirut’s social media and website presence

    • Works with the national mazkirut to actively track and report on YJ teen led programs around the country

    • Involves the national mazkirut with the Young Judaea Education team to create and distribute high level educational content

    • Coordinating the program, logistics and recruitment for mazkirut-led national events

    • Developing and implementing an ongoing leadership development enrichment program for the National mazkirut

    • Coaches Mazkir/a to run mazkirut meetings during camp

    • Organizing and Leading two annual mazkirut weekends (one in the fall, one in the spring)

    • Acting as a liaison between the national mazkirut and Young Judaea’s Year Round Programs team

    • Helps coordinate, plan national events from the NY office (LTS, Israel Day Parade, etc.)

    • Helps coordinate Machon Israel Experience program together with Israel Programs department

    • Prepares for national mazkirut at Camp Tel Yehudah (see below)

    • Works out of NY office 1-2 times per week

June – August:

  • Supervises the National Mazkirut at camp:

    • Works in concert with mazkirut’s direct supervisors to negotiate mazkirut responsibilities

    • Supervises the mazkirut’s educational initiatives at camp

    • Works with the mazkirut on program development for Summer Convention (together with Young Judaea and TY educational staff)

    • Organizes and runs the incoming mazkirut orientation during the last week of second session

    • Takes on leadership team position at the discretion of Tel Yehudah, in consultation with the Year Round Programs Director

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required

  • Minimum two years’ experience working with Jewish teens, preferably in an Israel educational setting

  • Background in experiential education required, preferably summer camp

  • Experience at summer camp required

  • Young Judaea alumna/us preferred

  • Strong verbal, written and social media communication skills

Please send email with resume and cover letter to: careers@youngjudaea.org and put the position in the subject line.




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