The Jewish Community Relation’s Council (JCRC) is the central community relations and government affairs arm of the Jewish community. As a department of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the JCRC leads, convenes, educates and advocates on behalf of Jewish interests and local, national and international public policy issues.  Through its activities, JCRC seeks to improve intergroup understanding and advance a just and pluralistic society. The JCRC is seeking a Program Associate to work closely with JCRC’s Director and in collaboration with other departments of the Jewish Federation and other community organizations to design, coordinate and implement programming to support the mission of JCRC.

Major Responsibilities Include

Under the direction and guidance of the JCRC Director, partnering with Jewish community agencies and representatives of other civic and religious communities to plan programming that supports the mission of the JCRC; programming will focus on:

deepening and developing an understanding of the State of Israel;

responding to anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism;

building relationships between the Jewish community and other faith and ethnic communities;

engaging in public policy and governmental advocacy on local, national and international issues; and

promoting social and racial justice;

Working with Jewish Federation’s departments and staff to plan and manage the logistics of multiple programs and projects at various stages including: identifying program participants, developing promotional materials and digital communications, managing budgets, administering evaluations, and monitoring deliverables

Staffing committees and working responsively with lay leaders and volunteers, and

Ensuring that all projects and programs are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget

Successful Candidates Will Possess the Following Skills, Experience and Knowledge

The ability to work collaboratively

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Excellent organizational skills, an understanding of the importance of attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task

Proven ability to plan and execute educational and community programs

A personal commitment to increasing understanding of the Jewish Community and the State of Israel and promoting civic engagement and social and racial justice

BA/BS; 2+ years professional experience in a relevant field strongly preferred

The ability to work occasional evenings and Sundays, access to a car preferred

To Apply

Qualified applicants: please send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to HR@jewishphilly.org.  Applications without writing samples will not be considered.