POSITION: Vice President, Leadership Development
SALARY: $85,000 to $90,000


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.

Reporting to the Sr Vice President, Young Adult Engagement & Leadership Development, The Vice President (VP), Leadership Development will oversee, manage and be accountable for the Leadership Development team, responsible for training and developing the next generation of Jewish leaders who utilize their training, skill-building, and networks to advancing a more resilient and vibrant Jewish LA. Oversight includes but is not limited to: Community Leadership Institute (CLI), The Network (Alumni of Leadership Programs), and The Brawerman Fellowship.

The VP believes that leadership and the development of leaders, is required to have a vibrant Jewish future of Los Angeles and beyond.
As a strategic thinker, organized manager, and a bold public speaker and facilitator, the VP will be energized by the process and implementation of identifying, engaging, placing and further growing leaders for today and the future. The VP is a voracious learner, looking for ways to integrate potential ideas into the work. The VP strives to create transformational learning experiences and programs with the potential to support leaders as part of their Jewish journey.


  • Create an integrated strategic approach to all leadership programs and set programming priorities.
  • Implement and supervise all components of Federation’s signature leadership opportunities which is designed to provide emerging young leaders with Jewish knowledge and professional, communal, and leadership development skills to help them leverage these skills with their talents and expertise for the benefit of the Jewish community.
  • Be available to construct and/or refine leadership development curriculum for Federation leadership programs designed for young adults.
  • Help identify speakers and facilitators, and/or serve as a facilitator as needed for Federation leadership programs designed for young adults.
  • Create leadership development standards and measurements of success for the organization.
  • Focus on building a people centered pipeline by responsibly managing the identification, recruitment, development, placement and retention of current and future participants of all Federation’s signature leadership programs.
  • Plan for the involvement of Federation’s leadership programs participants in Federation’s young adult engagement initiatives.
  • Supervise leadership development staff.
  • Create and manage budget and resources as it relates to our leadership
  • Work closely with lay leaders, key stakeholders, and program alumni.


Be available to supervisors as required for additional related principal duties. Other duties may be assigned as needed including assisting with Campaign.


  • Advanced degree required.
  • Minimum 5 years of leadership training, Jewish education, Jewish communal service, or non-profit management, or related experience required.
  • Prior experience in training, program development strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of Jewish life and the Los Angeles Jewish community strongly preferred.
  • Extensive supervisory experience; excellent interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Creativity and superior judgment is expected.
  • Must be detail oriented and proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must be able to work well in a busy, fast-paced environment.
  • 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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If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs@JewishLA.org with the job title in the Subject line.