POSITION TITLE: Young Leadership and Education Coordinator
LOCATION: New York, NY
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:
The New Israel Fund works to strengthen democracy and promote social justice in Israel. NIF supports non-profit organizations that defend civil and human rights, promote Jewish–Arab equality and shared society, advance the status of women, foster tolerance and pluralism, and bridge social and economic gaps in Israel. Read more about NIF
Engaging the Next Generations in NIF
NIF has several vehicles for engaging younger people of various ages with our work. Our New Generations programs are geared towards young professionals in several major cities as well as nationally through virtual platforms. We run three fellowships, discussed in more detail below. We work with Jewish summer camps and educators to help them use our curriculum Breaking Binaries, Building Connection. This role is a combination of leading and facilitating existing programs, giving shape and strategy to the bigger picture, and creating new programs over time. The coordinator will facilitate New Generations nationally, run the New York/Tri-State regional initiative, support curriculum and fundraising work, and will always be on the lookout for new opportunities to create new vehicles for engaging young people.
National New Gen Coordinator:
- Coordinates national New Generations (New Gen) strategy, program and communication. Sets the strategic direction and agenda for the national New Gen program in collaboration with VP of Public Engagement and in coordination with regional New Gen staff.
- Initiates new programs and strategic initiatives together with New Gen staff and national leadership.
- Helps develop and steward New Gen volunteer boards/steering committees in partnership with New Gen staff.
- Builds relationships with other next-generation groups (IfNotNow, J Street U, IPF Atid, Slingshot, etc.)
NY New Generations Organizer
- Develops and runs in person, zoom and hybrid programming, including initiating giving circles and other community-building and fundraising initiatives within New Generations.
- Helps devise strategy for growing the community of young adults who support NIF as next generation or emerging philanthropists.
- Builds and organizes local volunteer leadership.
Supports Summer Camps and Educators to use NIF’s Curriculum
- Works with the VP for Public Engagement on refining and adapting the curriculum from year to year and partner to partner.
- Supports the outreach and networking of the curriculum to relevant users and partners throughout the year.
- Develops new leads for content and partners.
NIF currently runs three separate fellowships for young North Americans in Israel. This role oversees all three:
- Social Justice Fellowship: The NIF/Shatil Social Justice Fellowship is a 10 month immersive experience in Israel, where fellows work on cutting-edge social justice issues alongside veteran activists. Fellows spend four days per week working on the front lines of social change in Israel at a premiere Israeli social change organization. In addition to monthly seminars, fellows will learn about coalition and movement building from experts from Shatil, NIF’s capacity building center and action arm in Israel.
- Elissa Froman z”l Social Change Fellowship: This fellowship is a unique opportunity for future rabbis and cantors to engage in deep learning about social issues in Israel. NIF runs an annual cohort of this fellowship in Israel for first year Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute for Religion students, and a separate annual cross-seminary cohort in New York.
- Naomi Chazan Global Activism Fellowship: A prestigious 10-day trip in Israel and the occupied territories with Australians, Brits, Canadians and Americans. Participants explore the challenges that Israeli and Palestinian activists are pushing past to bring about much-needed change. Each NIF affiliate sends a staff person with their fellows – and this role is the American lead. Fellows spend the rest of their fellowship year engaged with each other and their communities to continue learning and teaching about activism on-the-ground.
While each of the fellowships functions differently, in general, this person would be responsible for these aspects of all three:
- Oversees all aspects of the fellowships, including application and selection process, recruitment and marketing, application design and program management.
- Maintains digital assets associated with the fellowships (website, social media, and alumni network).
- Staffs and facilitates fellowship selection committees in their work selecting fellowship cohorts; stewards committee members and fellowship donors in coordination with their regional stewards, runs Selection Committee meetings; represents NIF and its values in the selection process (e.g. organizational commitments to DEI).
- Collaborates with NIF staff in Israel on key areas of program delivery, including program design, expectations, and professional development for Fellows.
- Runs fellowship alumni engagement program, maintains relationships with alumni network, builds digital and off-line community engagement opportunities, and innovates new strategies (e.g. micro-grants program).
Participate in Fundraising for above programs (New Gen, Curriculum, Fellowships)
- Support NIF fundraiser(s) in grant reporting and writing in service of the fellowships, New Gen programs and other engagement with young people;
- Support existing committees for various programs;
- Facilitate donor-engagement with participants of the programs and the programs themselves;
- Collaborate on donor-focused storytelling and communications materials.
Participate in NY Fundraising Campaign
Works as a part of the NY/Tri-State fundraising team:
- Participates in conversations about fundraising strategy and process
- Designs strategy for next generation fundraising
- Stewards file of Next Generation donors
- Helps NY regional team with fundraising functions, including at events
- Participates in making end of year solicitation calls
- Support NIF fundraiser(s) in grant reporting and writing in service of the fellowships.
SALARY AND COMPENSATION
The salary range for this position is $60,000 – $70,000 annually based on skills and experience. NIF offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance; short-term and long-term disability; dependent coverage; flex spending; retirement match; vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays (Jewish and secular).
HOW TO APPLY:
Please submit a CV and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “[Your Name]: Young Leadership and Education Coordinator.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
The New Israel Fund encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We also encourage applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds. The New Israel Fund is an equal opportunity employer.