Israel Programs Admissions Director

Jewish National Fund | Bala Cynwyd, PA, United States

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Posted Date 6/05/2024

If working for an organization that supports the land and people of Israel excites you, then join us and you needn't wait another minute to change the world!


Position Overview:

Jewish National Fund-USA seeks an Israel Programs Admissions Director to cover our Eastern Pennsylvania/Southern New Jersey region. This position will be based out of our office in Bala Cynwyd and will travel regularly throughout the region.


The position sits within our Israel Advocacy and Education Department which connects students from preschool through college to the land of Israel and its people. Jewish National Fund's Alexander Muss High School in Israel delivers a transformative experience for teens through its semester, mini-mester and summer abroad programs in Israel. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Deliver regional engagement across the region by managing 200 – 300 VIS accounts including (note, this list is not exhaustive):
  • Rabbis and synagogue professionals
  • Campus professionals
  • Educators
  • Muss alumni and their parents
  • Collaborate with the IAE Executive Director to develop quarterly tactics to balance between the immediate and future quarter needs of local markets, target accounts and program goals.
  • Implement touch points focused on accelerating key accounts/programs through the engagement cycle. This includes online and in-person tactics focused on locations and program (community, high school, or college campus). 
  • Work closely with JNF-USA partners on college campuses (e.g. SSI, Yavneh, AMHSI alumni) to recruit for programs and initiatives including Caravan For Democracy, Campus Fellows, Alternative Winter Break, Positively Israel, and Tu Bishvat. 
  • Work closely with the regional fundraising team and their partners in the development and execution of joint target accounts/partners when it makes sense.
  • Develop and nurture education focused lay leaders in each one of the regions covered (including education chairs, Muss chairs, campus chairs).
  • Introduce and test new styles of localized program-based strategies.
  • Report on quarterly results of specific tactics, quarterly business plan, and the breadth of the activity in the region
  • Grow AMHSI pipeline in region.
  • Grow Rabbis for Israel in region as well as our Congregational Missions to Israel program.
  • Grow campus pipeline by establishing relationships with ICC, Hillel, Yavneh, Heroes to Heroes, Students Supporting Israel and Jewish and non-Jewish campus organizations/clubs.
  • Any further duties assigned from your supervisor, which may not be listed above.



  • Knowledge of Israel and current trends in the Jewish community
  • Experience with Salesforce, Microsoft Office, Zoom, internet research, and the ability to setup and use technology for presentation
  • Travel throughout the region will be required on a day to day basis (once travel resumes).
  • Some nights and weekend work are required.
  • Excellent follow-through on projects, and the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals as well as groups, must be a team player.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality when working with sensitive or confidential information.
  • Must have excellent oral and written skills.
  • Candidates must have a valid US driver's license, access to a car and personal credit card to use for travel (documented expenses are reimbursed per company policy).



  • Days off for all work-prohibitive Jewish holidays, in addition to the secular US holidays
  • 3pm close-of-business on Fridays
  • Flexible expense account for mileage and donor meetings
  • Top-notch healthcare (including dental and vision)
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid short and long-term disability
  • 403(b) with generous employer contribution
  • Opportunities to travel to Israel
  • Parental Leave policy





Pay Type:



Salaries will vary based on factors such as location, skills, experience, education, and qualifications for the role. 



Jewish National Fund strives to bring an enhanced quality of life to all of Israel's residents and translate these advancements to the world beyond. JNF is "greening" the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks across Israel, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israel's water supply, helping develop innovative arid agriculture techniques and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism. JNF is the single largest provider of Zionist programs in the U.S. Its work is divided into seven program areas: Forestry & Green Innovations, Water Solutions, Community Building, Zionist Education & Advocacy, Research & Development, Heritage Sites, and Disabilities & Special Needs. 



  • Planted more than 250 million trees
  • Built over 250 reservoirs and dams
  • Developed over 250,000 acres of land
  • Created more than 2,000 parks
  • Provided the infrastructure for over 1,000 communities
  • Connected thousands of children and young adults to Israel and their heritage


Jewish National Fund prides itself on honoring the pioneers of the past and celebrating their spirit by continuing the pioneering tradition in the areas of technology, environmental progress, community development, water renewal and building the land of Israel for many years to come.

Jewish National Fund affirms the bonds of the Jewish family with their strength of unity, the understanding that each member can make a difference and the collective power to build prosperity, develop innovative solutions and promote the greater good.



A registered 501(c)(3) organization, Jewish National Fund is recognized as a 4-star organization by Charity Navigator, America's leading independent charity evaluator, for its sound fiscal management, accountability, and transparency. JNF has also been rated a top charity by the American Institute of Philanthropy and meets the 20 rigorous standards of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance, and the transparency standards of Tzedakah, Inc. No other Jewish organization meets all these standards.



We are ViZion-driven relationship-based, fast-paced, and Positively Israel!



Be Bold: Beyond. We are proud and passionate, vocal, and visionary about Israel and Zionism. We pride ourselves on our out-of-the-box thinking and the great things it accomplishes for the land and with the people of Israel.

Belong: Stay long. We are an inclusive and diverse workplace welcoming and respecting all cultures, ages, religions, ethnicities, genders, orientations, and physical abilities. Understanding that a work-life balance is crucial to the success of our organization, we are empathetic, understanding, caring, appreciative, and respectful of one another as we strive to develop and retain our professionals and donors for the long-run.

Be Inscribed: Be the Impact. To walk in the land of Israel and see the impact of our work instills the greatest sense of fulfillment. We strive for each employee to make their mark, leave their footprint, be heard, and feel relevant as together we help ensure the vibrancy of Israel for the next 100 years. We plant the future, not just trees. 

Be Kind: Act with Chesed. At JNF-USA we do not underestimate the power of kindness. We use recognition and praise to motivate teams, individuals, donors, and stakeholders. We are proud of our please and thank you's. We listen and lend a helping hand when a co-worker is challenged. Whether random or deliberate acts, kindness is a key ingredient to our positive workplace and mindset.

B'Yachad: Together. Great collaboration between our employees, donors and affiliates in Israel is a priority: everyone matters no matter their role. We recognize that open and inspirational communication, teamwork, and collegiality is a force multiplier in reaching our goals, mission, and vision. Jewish National Fund-USA exemplifies the power of unity.

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