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Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has an opening for a newly-created position of Director of Strategy and Impact. This key position will lead the Evaluation, Research, and Knowledge Management team and report to the Executive Vice President

Job Overview

The Director of Strategy and Impact is a new position designed to address the need for intensive, continual work on organizational and community strategies. A complex nonprofit, the Jewish Federation, has an immense amount of data to be collected, filtered, analyzed and reported back to ensure accountability, transparency, and most of all, efficacy in meeting objectives. Initially, the position will activate and leverage the significant information provided as a result of the Community Portrait, an in depth research project and analysis of the Jewish population in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee the development of strategic initiatives, at all levels of the organization, to ensure alignment with policies and objectives.
  • Clarify the strategy for every department and function, ensuring that all stakeholders understand the details and how goals and objectives connect to overall organizational goals.
  • Consolidate impact data across the organization’s systems and ensure cohesive, consistent, high quality data collection and analysis.
  • Facilitate conversations with staff, lay leaders and other key stakeholders to determine appropriate metrics and benchmarks for organizational success
  • Build on existing evaluation tools to create a strategic evaluation plan that measures progress and success against key metrics for internal and external purposes.
  • Work with external stakeholders, including funders and program partners, to ensure best practices and transparency in grant funding.
  • Work with the executive team and marketing staff to effectively communicate results both internally and externally.
  • Work with fundraising staff to maximize the use of available data for solicitations and to customize proposals and reporting.
  • Participate in board and committee meetings as necessary to ensure timely and accurate reporting on community resources and organization’s strategic initiatives.
  • Represent the Jewish Federation and partner with community agencies to facilitate long-term planning for the Jewish community of greater Philadelphia.
  • Manage all administrative aspects of research and evaluation, including budget, staffing, data collection logistics and other related duties as necessary.

Successful candidates will have the following skills, experiences and qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in business, organizational development, public policy, social sciences, nonprofit management, or related field with an emphasis on data analytics and reporting
  • At least ten years of experience working across disciplines conducting data analysis, influencing investment decisions, and executing high level strategy in a complex, political environment.
  • Proficiency in using and adapting CRMs, donor management systems and other nonprofit databases for use by multiple levels in an organization.
  • Excellent strategic thinking skills, with the ability to operationalize concepts and transform ideas into action as well as apply research findings to ongoing program development.
  • Experience with business intelligence tools for in-depth and high-level reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience working with large quantitative and qualitative datasets, and working knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analysis methods and software.
  • Familiarity with philanthropy, finance, and IT language to communicate effectively across teams.
  • Knowledge of research and current trends in philanthropy. Experience and/or familiarity with Jewish philanthropy is preferred.
  • Significant experience working with executives of major nonprofits as a funder.
  • At least ten years’ experience managing and developing staff.
  • Excellent public speaking skills and ability work effectively in a team and across an organization.
  • Exceptional project management, prioritization, and planning skills, with demonstrated success producing high quality deliverables on time and within budget.
  • Travel across the five counties of Greater Philadelphia for meetings with grantees, funders, and donors may be required.

To Apply:

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please send a resume and a brief letter detailing your qualifications and salary requirements to

Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, vision, Rx, dental, disability and life insurance, generous vacation time and a 403b retirement savings program.

Our Mission:
The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia mobilizes financial and volunteer resources to address the communities’ most critical priorities locally, in Israel and around the world.