This position directs the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Kehillah program and actively participates in the development of a comprehensive lay leadership development strategy for the Jewish
Federation and the local Jewish community.

The Kehillah program weaves together a vibrant, collaborative, and interconnected Philadelphia Jewish community. There are eight Kehillot (Hebrew for community or neighborhood) throughout Greater
Philadelphia. The Kehillah program centers on relational engagement with individuals, families, and underserved communities, creates a two-way feedback loop between the Kehillot and the Jewish Federation, and expands the pipeline of potential new leaders and supporters.

This position sits within the Leadership and Community Development Department of the Jewish Federation. This person reports to the Chief of Leadership and Community Development. This position supervises a team of front-line community organizers and relationship developers, called Kehillah Coordinators. This position works cross functionally within the Jewish Federation and will work in close collaboration with the Jewish Federation marketing, finance, affinity and fundraising teams.

Essential duties and responsibilities

  • Managing and supervising staff
    • Directs a team of third-party community organizers, each of whom develops new relationships, manages existing relationships with partner agencies, and plans low-barrier community programs.
    • Manages the program budgets of eight Kehillot.
    • Ensures the collection of relevant data and generates analyses of the metrics of the Kehillah program and uses the data to inform and craft the future direction of the program.
  • Leading volunteer committees
    • In partnership with committee co-chairs, lead a group of committed volunteers tasked with overseeing the integration of the individual Kehillot, weaving an interconnected system that supports the Jewish Federation and the entire community.
  • Developing and maintaining internal relationships
    • Serve as the liaison between the front-line Kehillah Coordinators and Federation’s support departments (marketing, IT, finance) and externally-facing departments (JCRC, fundraising and affinities). Create and maintain systems to support the flow of information.
  • Supporting strong stakeholder relationships
    • As part of the External Affairs team, steward relationships with top professional and lay leadership at local synagogues and agencies. Identify opportunities for partnership. Promote opportunities to support Jewish Federation initiatives.
  • Maximizing the impact of leadership development cohorts
    • Convene the professional and lay leadership of the leadership development cohorts at the Jewish Federation and guide a process to clarify the goals and objectives of each program. Then re-imagine a system to track and place cohort alumni in meaningful volunteer roles throughout the Jewish community. Contribute to a long-term comprehensive lay leadership development strategy for the Federation and the local Jewish community.

QUALIFICATIONS and Success Factors

Valid driver’s license, access to a car or other reliable means of transportation, in-force automobile insurance. Availability for periodic events and meetings outside of regular working hours.

Education AND TRAINING requirements

  • 5-7 years of working experience in a non-profit setting
  • Proven project management skills
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • 3+ years of progressive supervisory experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Masters degree preferred
  • Deep knowledge of Jewish holiday cycles, communal norms and emerging trends
  • Proven experience developing programs and running successful events.

If this is the right fit for you, let’s connect!
If you are interested in being considered for this position, please send a resume and cover letter, detailing your qualifications and salary requirements to jobs@jewishphilly.org

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. 


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.


We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Jewish institutions. This includes Black, Latinx, and Asian people, Black Jews, Jews of Color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities. We also welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.