POSITION: Assistant Director, Partnership Strategy
DEPARTMENT: NuRoots
SALARY: $71,114 TO $100,106
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:

NuRoots, the young adult initiative of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, cultivates community belonging, personal growth, and a life-long commitment to a better Jewish LA among young adults through meaningful experiences, strategic partnerships, and leadership development. When every young Jewish Angeleno feels connected to their identity and their community, we will have a thriving, resilient, and interconnected Jewish LA.

Our values serve as the road map for how we operate in and with our community:

  • Modern Interpretation: There are endless possibilities to connect with what it means to be Jewish.
  • Hyper-Local Roots​: Be in constant conversation with the diversity of people, places and stories across Los Angeles.​
  • Warm Invitation​: Meaningful community develops through personal relationship, intimate moments, and purposeful inclusivity.​
  • Creative Integrity: Reimagination of Jewish ideas requires interrogation of our diverse past and ancient traditions. ​
  • Communal Table​: Collaboration builds trust which leads to the greatest community impact.​

NuRoots carries out its aspiration through distinct and interconnected strategies organized into three teams: 1) Community Building, 2) Partnership Engagement, and 3) Leadership Development.

Partnership Engagement Team: Responsible for cultivating and collaborating an integrated ecosystem of diverse organizations, projects, and initiatives that produce and transmit pathways of engagement for Jewish young adults.

Reporting to the Senior Director, NuRoots Strategic Partnerships this position is responsible for executing, administering, and growing all areas of Federation’s young adult partnerships portfolio including Jewish Campus Life, Immersive Experiences, NuRoots Young Adult collaborations, and Leadership Development. The Assistant Director of Partnership Strategy is responsible for building and sustaining relationships with a broad range of partners as well as additional, time-bound special partner projects throughout the year. With a passion to meet the needs of the local young adult Jewish community, this individual will help NuRoots build strong organizational partnerships across the community, leverage partnerships, and collaborate with other team members as needed to work towards NuRoots’ mission and vision. This person will serve as a key relationship manager to build a more interconnected Jewish Los Angeles.

DUTIES:

  • Build and maintain a community of partner organizations who come together as part of the NextGen Engagement Initiative: A community of community-builders who work to keep young adults in Los Angeles involved in the Jewish community.
  • Immersive Experience Partnerships: Manage Federation’s immersive experience partner opportunities for young adults, including pre-, during, and post- initiatives specific to each experience. This includes but is not limited to: Birthright Israel LA Way, Onward Israel LA, and other partnership projects such as Trybal Gatherings, Honeymoon Israel, Masa and JDC Entwine.
    • Work with Senior Director on crafting strategy for Federation’s immersive trips, and implementing all components of the trip experience, including: communications, budgets, staff recruitment and training, trip implementation and post-trip engagement programs.
    • Work with local campus partners on campus-based Birthright Israel trips, recruitment, and post-programs. Work with additional partners as required for Birthright and Onward Israeltrip recruitment and implementation.
    • Build and manage committee entity to advise on strategic questions concerning immersive experiences and associated subsidies.
    • Able to staff and attend immersive experiences requiring travel as a Federation/NuRoots team member.
  • Jewish Campus Life (JCL) Partnerships
    • Strengthen and cultivate Jewish campus life partnerships by building intentional relationships with diverse stakeholders associated with JCL portfolio including but limited to organization staff, university/college administrators and educators, students, and other influential parties. Work alongside Senior Director to set directives, impact areas, timelines, and goals for JCL partners.
    • Foster JCL committee by working with lay body of volunteers who help make key decisions to push the mission of JCL forward.
    • Conduct site-visits to Jewish Campus Life partner programming and/or conduct one-on-one meetings, including nights and weekends.
  • NuRoots Partnerships
    • Create a collaborative and synergistic community of partners who help expand the footprint of young adult engagement across LA and convene them together throughout each partnership year.
    • Determine with Senior Director, the key organizational partners for young adult partnerships. Help execute partnership application, documentation, paperwork, and reporting.
    • Develop communications, system processes and metrics ad integral to the partnership management process.
    • Conduct site-visits to NuRoots core partner programming and/or conduct one-on-one meetings, including nights and weekends.
  • Leadership Development
    • Create internal and external linkages between future NuRoots young adult leadership program participants and existing partners as way to build pipelines for participation when relevant.
  • Oversee and manage scholarship opportunities related to Israel and other immersive experiences.
  • Assist with other NuRoots and young adult projects as needed.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

Be available to supervisor as required for additional related principal duties.  Other duties may be assigned as needed including assisting with the Campaign.  Be available for events and meetings outside normal working hours.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, business administration, nonprofit management, or another related field.
  • Minimum of five years full-time post-undergraduate professional experience, preferably in a nonprofit development role or for-profit client service/account management role.
  • Experience with immersive programs and experiential education and learning is required.
  • Programming, outreach and planning skills and experience required.
  • Experience with programming for young adult (20s and 30s) demographic
  • Knowledge of Jewish life, Israel programs and the Los Angeles Jewish community required.
  • Birthright alumnus/a preferred. Should be familiar with and have previously traveled to Israel.
  • Able to travel and staff immersive experiences – globally, nationally, and hyper-locally.
  • Supervision experience is required. Creativity and superior judgment is expected.
  • Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must be detail oriented and proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Expertise in social media required and knowledge of web/technology needed.
  • You can effectively monitor several projects at all times and work well under pressure.
  • A hybrid work model will be implemented for certain positions during transition back to worksite(s). This position must report to worksite on non-remote workdays, as determined by the Federation. Once the transition is complete, this position will be expected to perform work on site.
  • All staff and building occupants must be fully vaccinated and proof of vaccination status will be required. Please disclose if accommodation to the Federation’s vaccination policy is sought for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs@JewishLA.org with the job title in the subject line.

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