Assistant Director JCRC

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Posted Date 6/04/2024

Assistant Director, Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)

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Philadelphia, PA


The Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) is the Jewish community's central community relations and government affairs arm in Greater Philadelphia. We lead, convene, educate, and advocate on behalf of Jewish interests and local, national, and international public policy issues. Through our activities, we strive to improve intergroup understanding and advance a more just and pluralistic society.

The JCRC is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Assistant Director to play a key leadership role in advancing our mission. This position will oversee critical initiatives, including program development, coalition building, public policy advocacy, and community outreach. The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with a deep understanding of Jewish communal affairs and a commitment to social justice.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist and support the Director with all departmental and programmatic initiatives and serve as a leader within the community.
  • Research incidents of antisemitism and anti-Zionism to inform strategic responses and educational programming.
  • Demonstrate proactive and reactive abilities with a sense of urgency to address high-level community issues promptly. 
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive program agenda that addresses the core mission areas of the JCRC, including: Deepening understanding of the State of Israel; Responding to antisemitism and anti-Zionism; Building relationships with other faith-based and ethnic communities; Keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive through education programs; Engaging in public policy and government advocacy on local, national, and international issues; and Promoting social and racial justice
  • Manage the logistics of multiple programs and projects, including identifying participants, developing promotional materials, managing budgets, and overseeing program evaluation.
  • Oversee volunteer committees, fostering a collaborative and productive work environment.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with community partners, elected officials, and media representatives.
  • Proactively seek out ways to engage and impact the community, and assess needs for education, advocacy and representation.
  • Represent the JCRC at meetings and events, delivering compelling presentations and advocating for our positions.
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends in Jewish communal affairs, public policy, and social justice issues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the JCRC Director.


  • Minimum of 3 - 5 years of experience in a relevant field, such as community relations, government affairs, non-profit program management, or education.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to craft persuasive messages for diverse audiences.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Deep understanding of Jewish communal affairs, Israel, and a commitment to Jewish values.
  • Passionate about advocacy for Jewish priorities and causes.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with relevant database and communication software.
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work evenings and Sundays when necessary.


Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including a hybrid work schedule, medical, dental, vision, prescription drug program, life insurance, generous paid time off and 403b retirement savings program.

Our Mission

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia mobilizes financial and volunteer resources to address the communities’ most critical priorities locally, in Israel and around the world.

Commitment to Diversity

We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Jewish institutions. This includes Black, Latinx, and Asian people, Black Jews, Jews of Color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities. We also welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.


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