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R&D Associate

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The Jim Joseph Foundation
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New Orleans, LA

The Jim Joseph Foundation


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Published 11 days ago

December 15, 2020
December 1, 2020

This is truly a unique and unprecedented job. We are looking for a multi-faceted all-star to help us envision, plan for and begin to develop the future of Jewish community - to benefit the Jewish people—and the world. The right candidate does not need to be Jewish, just a passion for strategic thinking and an ability to execute on solutions for young demographics across the country.


We’re hiring for the role of:

R & D Associate

Play a critical role in activating a dynamic and pioneering initiative to create a new communal operating system equipped to explore, investigate and experiment in dreaming up the future of Jewish expression for the Jewish people, and the world. Through building a national R&D operation, we will surface new ideas and support creatives and entrepreneurs to elevate new forms of Jewish life to improve our society and all of us as learners and experiencers of life. 

The R&D Associate (aka Chief Activator), working in close coordination with the Chief R&D Officer, will support the launch and growth of this strategic priority. This will involve a wide range of evolving functions in designing an R&D operating system at The Jim Joseph Foundation, one of the largest and most influential philanthropic foundations in the Jewish communal space, housed in San Francisco, with an R&D outpost based in New Orleans. 


Here’s what you’d be doing:

Research, Data Compilation & Landscape Mapping 

Managing the collection of demographic information and trends 

Analysis & Strategy 

Crunching data and synthesizing insights

Network Creation

Developing new, strategic networks 

Project Support

In the spirit of a start-up organization, this work will require a whatever-is-needed attitude that is both strategic and industrious


A Doer. Do Gooder. Dreamer. Dream Maker. Independent. Strategic. Fearless. Excited.

You have a broad skillset and you’ve probably never found the right job...until now.


You are: 

A Project Manager

Taking something through the execution cycle, while absorbing the bumps along the way 

An Organizer at Heart

Tracking timelines, categorizing incoming information and sequencing chaotic entrepreneurial activity

A Researcher

Powered by curiosity and rigor in chasing down strategic leads, conducting and compiling inquiries and compiling sharable data narratives

A Generative Thinker and Creator 

Independent and self-motivated to understand and accomplish the next objective—thinking and planning for the day after tomorrow

A Kind Person

Because it’s no fun to work with someone who is not kind


Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 3+ years of work experience 
  • Fluency with data management tools 
  • Strategic thinker
  • Self-starter, highly motivated and independent worker
  • Excellent communicator
  • Project management experience
  • Bachelors (required) 
  • No experience in Jewish professional work required!


Interested? Address your cover letter and CV to Yonah Schiller, Chief R&D Officer

This is truly a unique and unprecedented job. We are looking for a multi-faceted all-star to help us envision, plan for and begin to develop the future of Jewish community - to benefit the Jewish people—and the world. The right candidate does not…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits

Competitive salary and full benefits package.

Competitive salary and full benefits package.

Location

900 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130

How to Apply

Cover Letter and CV

Cover Letter and CV

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