130 East 59 Street
About the Organization:
UJA-Federation of New York is the largest local philanthropy in the world. For more than 100 years, we’ve brought New Yorkers together to solve some of the most pressing problems facing our community. Thanks to our network of hundreds of non-profits, we can leverage our expertise across any number of areas — including health and human services, arts and culture, and education — to care for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, respond to crises close to home and far away, and shape our Jewish future. Our reach extends from New York to Israel to nearly 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year.
As UJA enters its second century, it is reimaging and expanding its local footprint. With its newest office located within and informed by the Brooklyn community it serves, UJA recognizes the hyper-local nature and unique identities of Jewish communities in the New York area, as well as the growing imperative for organizations and leadership to engage in collective problem-solving.
The North & Brownstone Brooklyn office is part of a new team called Mobile Resources. Team members will represent UJA in local areas, building relationships with key organizations and constituents to help local communities thrive. Members of the team will function in a hybrid role as conveners, community organizers, connectors, and planners.
The neighborhoods we serve include: Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Red Hook, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Gowanus, Park Slope, South Slope, Greenwood, Kensington, Ditmas Park, Windsor Terrace, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Bushwick, and DUMBO.
- Work with broader department to design, implement, and evaluate strategic goals and objectives for UJA in North & Brownstone Brooklyn.
- Develop relationships with local stakeholders, including synagogues, schools, JCCs, agencies, grassroots initiatives, and community members.
- Serve as an external UJA representative in the local community, attending community events, and meeting with professionals spearheading programming for the Jewish community.
- Work closely with the members of the Community Resources team to help advance the capacities of local leadership and organizations through relevant training, coaching, and education.
- Participate in regional planning team and Advisory Council.
- Lead collaborative tables to solve for systemic and local communal challenges.
- Convene roundtables of key sectors and organizations in the community to foster ongoing collaborations.
- Connect local trends, needs, and opportunities to funding strategies within Jewish Life, Caring, and Network. This includes presenting at internal UJA meetings, coordinating site visits for leadership and staff, and providing thought leadership for planning departments.
- Respond to local needs on the ground with new programmatic and grant funded initiatives, including developing and implementing localized strategies and programs to support communal needs.
- Identify and execute on opportunities to connect broad swaths of the community to UJA and its mission.
- Establish systems and structure for ongoing needs assessment in the local community, including Open Door Days and Listening Tours.
- Work towards broader agency fundraising and donor engagement goals.
- Work with UJA lay leadership on all of the above.
Competencies and Qualifications:
- Minimum five years of related experience in strategic planning; community organizing; convening of networks; organizational change; and/or program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
- Familiarity with Jewish landscape in local communities; comfort working with professional and lay leaders of all denominations.
- Ability to build effective collaborative relationships, both internal and external.
- Ability to think creatively and strategically, dealing with changing priorities, emergent issues, multiple projects, and lay partners.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including oral and written.
- Must be a flexible self-starter.
- Must be articulate and able to represent the organization effectively, both internally and externally.
- Knowledge of issues facing the Jewish community.
- Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
- Presentation and facilitation skills a plus; prior management skills a plus.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please submit your application directly to our job board at the UJA Careers Page.
Equal Opportunity Employment.
Only qualified applicants will be contacted.