Associate Director, National Young Leadership Cabinet- JFNA- NYC

Job Type

Full Time




25 Broadway
Suite 1700
New York
United States


DEPARTMENT:       National Young Leadership

REPORTS TO:         Senior Director, National Young Leadership Cabinet


Organizational Overview:

The Jewish Federations of North America (‘JFNA’) represents 147 Jewish Federations and over 300 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services and educational needs. The Federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).  

Department Overview:

The National Young Leadership Department works with Federations and partner organizations to grow and deepen engagement of the 20’s-40’s demographic – a key priority for the movement. The Department strengthens the capacity of local communities to inspire an interest and passion for Jewish life and leadership among young people. 

Position Summary:

The Associate Director focuses on growing the National Young Leadership Cabinet annual campaign through establishing a compelling ‘culture of philanthropy’ within the program – ongoing throughout the year, and culminating in ‘Campaign Day’ at Retreat. The position also oversees the community-building and engagement of Cabinet members, including mentoring and leadership development opportunities in their home communities. S/He manages new member recruitment and onboarding and establishes a robust talent pipeline of prospects for Cabinet. The Associate Director manages the Joshua Society suite of experiences, including designated programs for Cabinet alumni, to sustain and grow alumni involvement, giving and cross-generational networking with current Cabinet members. S/He coordinates Cabinet + Joshua Society missions as part of a broader, strategic Israel & Overseas educational agenda.        


·        Develop and implement 12-month Cabinet annual campaign plan, including

o  Donor/beneficiary stories – communications calendar (multimedia)

o  ‘making the case’ for Federation

o  Fund Raising & Development data collection & analysis

o  Campaign goals

o  Campaign integration at Cabinet touch points throughout the year

o  Stewardship and cultivation strategy in partnership with local communities (regular check-in’s) – individual plan for each member of Cabinet

·        Serve as NYL liaise to King David Society and Prime Minister’s Council donor societies

·        Manage Cabinet alumni engagement

·        Establish personal relationships with Cabinet members, and track interactions through moves management/CRM to deepen leadership involvement/commitment

o  Community and regional networking opportunities

o  Celebrating simchas and milestones

o  Cabinet affinities (e.g., lawyers, real estate, finance, legacy)

·        Build pipeline of prospective new Cabinet members

·        Oversee new member recruitment & onboarding strategy

o  Ambassadors initiative for Cabinet members to speak in local communities

o  Referrals

o  Alumni network

o  Prospecting calls to CDO’s/fundraising professionals

o  Road-show to demonstrate the value of Cabinet

o  New member ‘buddies’, press, Retreat ‘prequel’ for First-Year members

·        Coordinate Cabinet Study Mission as premier I&O experience (including pre/post education)

·        Manage and grow Joshua Society

o  Coordinate mission

o  Develop program and communications calendar, including GA

o  Manage strategic transition from Cabinet to Joshua Society



  • Track record of engaging, cultivating and stewarding major donors
  • Ability to ‘make the case’ for Federation and its programs to major donor prospects
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills – ‘people-person’ – relationship-builder
  • Exemplary writing and presenting skills
  • Experience building leadership/learning/networking peer cohorts
  • Understanding of sales and moves management strategy to grow involvement and fundraising results
  • Planning and executing complex program experiences, including global travel missions
  • Ability to articulate one’s own ‘Jewish journey’ and commitment to the community
  • 5-7 years’ professional experience showing progression of increased leadership and responsibility



Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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