Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has an opening for a Chief Program and Strategy Officer.
For over 118 years, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has been working to ensure that the needs, opportunities and interests of the local, national and global Jewish community are appropriately addressed through Jewish Federation-supported programs, strategies and initiatives.
The position of Chief Program and Strategy Officer is a critical C-Suite position that provides leadership and direction on all matters related to local and international programming including the analysis of needs and opportunities, allocation of available funding, implementation of service delivery and evaluation of impact.
The Chief Program and Strategy Officer supervises a team of Directors. These directors lead our work to serve Vulnerable Populations and support Jewish Life and Learning in Philadelphia, Israel and Overseas, inspire Community Engagement, guide Jewish Community Relations and direct our Evaluation and Research. The position reports to our Jewish Federation’s President & Chief Executive Officer.
Responsibilities of the chief program and strategy officer will include
Work with a Team of other C-suite professionals to solve internal and external issues, inspire more community-wide engagement in our work, help utilize resources effectively and ultimately ensure our Jewish communities thrive.
With volunteer and professional partners, analyze relevant local, national and global community data/needs and develop effective strategic and funding plans to meet them.
Work with volunteers and other professionals to ensure our Jewish Federation maintains strong relationships with Jewish community leaders to secure their collaborative support of Jewish Federation initiatives.
Staff a structure of volunteer committees which implement board imperatives, strategic planning, and allocation protocols.
Provide direction for our program goals and objectives and ensure we are implementing appropriate methods for evaluating, measuring and communicating results.
Provide direction within the organization to develop RFPs, contracts and other methodologies to ensure that they are reflective of the Jewish Federation’s impact goals and priorities.
Ensure that we track clear, data-based measurements and outcomes for strategic priorities that will support impact goals as well as marketing and fundraising efforts.
Monitor actual operating costs against the current period budget.
Assist the CEO and Executive Team in planning and structuring meeting agendas and preparing action items for the Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees.
Identify grant-funding opportunities and oversee the application process; obtain funding from available local national and international foundations/entities.
Represent the Jewish Federation to its funded partners/agencies, synagogues and other Philadelphia and overseas organizations, including government and other organizations operating outside the Jewish world.
Ideal candidates will have the following skills and experiences
General and business knowledge equivalent to a Master’s degree with 10+ years of progressive experiences in community services programming, project management and staff management.
Strong written and oral communication, diplomacy and interpersonal skills.
In-depth knowledge and experience of community services, Jewish identity and engagement programming strategies, methods and techniques, as well as knowledge of the Jewish and non-Jewish communities we serve.
Advanced analytical and problem solving skills.
Knowledge and prior use of program evaluation techniques.
Proven organizational and project management skills.
Proven experience writing grants and/or making funding decisions.
Proven experience in public speaking.
Strong supervisory skills to sustain performance, encourage employee growth and success to maintain a mutually supportive working environment.
Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with peers.
A deep personal commitment to the work of the Jewish Federation, our staff and volunteer based collaborative framework, as well as our non-partisan agenda of supporting inclusion, engagement and tradition.
Experience with face-to-face fundraising and/or grant acquisition is preferred.
For more information and to apply
Submit resume and a letter detailing your qualifications and compensation requirements, in confidence, to HR@jewishphilly.org.