Planning Executive, Network Department

UJA Federation of New York | New York, NY, United States

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Posted Date 3/13/2023

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.

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Position Summary: 

UJA’s Network Department supports 60+ agency partners - including JCCs, Hillels, camps, and human services agencies - in achieving and maintaining best-in-class performance by offering a wide menu of financial and non-financial supports. 

A key function of the Network Department is assuring that the organizations serving our community stay relevant and responsive in today’s fast-changing world. The Planning Executive is expected to understand nonprofit infrastructure and systems and to apply this knowledge to inform investments in our agency partners and our strategic planning conversations about the communal landscape. The Planning Executive plays a key leadership role in developing and implementing a comprehensive capacity-building strategy to foster best practices in diversity, equity and inclusion, sustainability, and technology across our network. 


 Major Responsibilities:  

  • Serves as a lead professional on a strategic funding portfolio.
  • Strengthen and support the adoption of best practices of 21st Century organizations (while working with agencies to identify scope and define projects).
  • Develop and implement strategy to support our network of agencies in adopting best practices in diversity equity and inclusion, technology, sustainability, and other priorities.
  • Build and maintain relationships with experts in the field to serve as thought partners.
  • Support the implementation of appropriate non-financial capacity building resources in the field.
  • Provide strategic thought leadership and analysis that identify meaningful trends and opportunities across the nonprofit sector in New York as this portfolio of work grows and evolves.
  • Build and maintain relationships with partners across UJA's network of grantees.
  • Manage sub-committee(s) of UJA donors responsible for overseeing the Network Department’s capacity building and planning functions. Serve as a thought partner in designing Network committee meetings across the department.
  • Participate in generative cross-departmental initiatives, based on emergent and priority areas of interest to UJA.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • 2-4 years related professional experience in a Federation or similar organization preferred.
  • 2-4 years related practical experience with non-profit operations, infrastructure & capacity building.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Thrive amidst collegial diversity.
  • Ability to be flexible, as professional portfolios evolve over time within UJA.
  • Adept at working independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Detail-oriented, with ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-starter, creative thinker and curious.
  • Committed and passionate about the organizational mission.
  • Master’s degree in social work, public administration, communal service or related fields preferred.


Salary Information:

The salary range for this role is $70,000 - $75,000; commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Great Perks. Because We Appreciate Great Employees.

Time Off:

We offer a generous number of vacation days and have the Jewish holidays off as well. Fridays our offices close early (October to March at 3:00 pm and April to September at 4:00 pm). All so you can relax and recharge.


Health Care:

UJA provides a top-tier medical and dental plan, along with a flexible spending account. We also offer life insurance. And for a small cost you can take part in on-site yoga and exercise classes at our Manhattan office. Wellness matters to us.


Planning for Retirement:

UJA employees can enroll in a pension plan and tax deferred annuity.


Career Development:

Classes, workshops, and compelling speakers will keep you at the top of your game.



We come together as a staff to commemorate holidays (from Rosh Hashanah to MLK Day), volunteer at nonprofits, and celebrate our accomplishments together. (Our chocolate chip cookies are legendary!)


Some More (Yes, more!)

We also offer a backup childcare program. And a commuter benefit plan. So you can get to work and feel good about it.

Also, a lot of the times, we’re wearing jeans.

Salary70,000.00 - 75,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Other | Social Justice | Social Worker
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Mass Transit
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