Director of Learning and Engagement
The Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Funder Collaborative (Exempt, Full-Time Position)
The mission of the Jewish Teen Education & Engagement Funder Collaborative is to provide a platform for shared learning and collaboration among participating grant making professionals at Jewish Foundations and Federations making significant investments in community-based Jewish teen education and engagement initiatives. These initiatives are designed to materially and sustainably increase and enhance the level of Jewish teen engagement and community support. For additional context, please visit www.teenfundercollaborative.com.
The Funder Collaborative seeks a Director of Learning and Engagement who will be an integral part of connecting people, programs and knowledge across the 10 initiatives. This position will have primary responsibility for managing the following areas:
- Leadership, facilitation and network-weaving amongst the initiatives’ implementer group
- Execution of the shared learning agenda, including webinars and in-person convenings
- Capture and dissemination of promising models and best practices for national distribution
This position will report to the Director of The Funder Collaborative and serve as an employee of the Funder Collaborative’s nonprofit fiscal sponsor, Community Initiatives.
Support the Funder Collaborative’s Director in all collaboration areas, specifically meeting the growing needs of the cohort of full-time professionals who direct the local initiatives (“Implementers”).
- Foster an active learning culture and support implementers by initiating conference calls and working groups on topics of relevance and based on the emerging needs of the group
- Plan learning webinars, monthly collaboration calls, and other ways to learn and collaborate
- Research and prepare speakers addressing all members of the Funder Collaborative in-person and via webinars
- Build “connective tissue” through ongoing conversations with each community, supported by in-person visits
Support of In-Person Gatherings
- Plan and facilitate 1-2 in-person convenings designed specifically for the implementer group and different groupings of professionals connected to the initiatives
- Support the design and execution of gatherings (between 3-6 annually), with a focus on collaborative and engaging experiences which facilitate cross-community knowledge-sharing and coordination
Model Documentation / Knowledge-Sharing
- Create in-depth model documentation of several successful programs across the initiatives
- Capture emerging best practices and share with the group and field
- Develop and oversee a platform for online knowledge-sharing to house the above
Qualifications and Proven Competencies/Experience
- Proven, strong facilitation, group process skills and experience creating strong networks
- Facility for developing and maintaining close relationships with colleagues and partners; desire to help people learn, stretch, and excel
- Ability to compile information, data and knowledge into comprehensive and insightful presentations, documents and teaching tools
- Able to ramp up to new situations and adapt to changing situations; curious and proactive in improving/iterating in a high-growth environment
- Able to navigate multiple priorities and timelines; strong project management skills
- Appreciation for evaluation and learning cultures
- Experience managing and leveraging resources within budget
- Confidence with technology, social media platforms, and collaboration tools
- Exceptional professionalism and commitment to work
- Understanding/context of Jewish community and the youth and teen space
- Prior work experience at increasing levels of responsibility; minimum 7-10 years, primarily in the nonprofit or Jewish communal sector
Ideally, the employee will be located in one of the ten communities involved in the initiative: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver/Boulder, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego or San Francisco, or the Director’s location of Sacramento, CA. The employee may work from a home office or a shared work space provided by the Collaborative. The position will require travel, including community visits, travel to convenings and conferences.
Community Initiatives offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
- Fully paid medical, dental and vision
- 401k and 3% employer match
- Fully paid basic life insurance, LTD, STD coverage
- 4 weeks paid vacation
- 12 paid holidays
- 4 floating holidays
This is a full-time position. Salary is dependent upon experience.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with resume and salary history to Director Sara Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Initiatives is an equal opportunity employer and will give consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, disability or protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.