Director of Elevate Leadership (Leadership Development & Training)

Greater Miami Jewish Federation Inc. | Miami, FL, United States

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Posted Date 5/11/2023

Every nonprofit needs a leadership pipeline.  Every person needs a learning and development pathway.


In addition to raising and allocating millions of dollars from thousands of donors, the Greater Miami Jewish Federation has over 950 community members who serve on one or more of our numerous committees. It is ultimately through the activities, work, new ideas, decisions, programs and plans developed in these committees that the Federation and its board of directors is able to execute on its mission to mobilize human and financial resources for our local community, Israel and Jews around the world. The extensive committee structure allows leaders at all levels to make a difference in the community in a way that is meaningful to them. The Federation’s partner agencies are also governed by boards and various committees that require leadership.


The Federation seeks a Director of Leadership Development & Training who will spearhead and manage the process of identifying, engaging, placing and further developing leaders for today and the future. The Director will work closely and collaboratively with multiple departments within Federation to support their specific leadership development needs. The Director will also oversee the professional development needs of the Federation staff.

Specific Areas of Responsibility

Lay Leadership Development and Placement

  • Develop and implement multi-session leadership development programs that build core competencies and connect participants to our collective values, the community and each other.
  • Cultivate relationships with volunteer leaders to understand their interests and skills and to match them appropriately.
  • Work with Federation professionals and other agencies to identify and place leaders in appropriate positions.
  • Support mechanisms for tracking volunteers and managing leadership transitions.
  • Oversee and recruit for the Annual Meeting, including the leadership awards nomination and recognition process.
  • Support recruitment for the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America (i.e., the national conference).
  • Collaborate with staff on broadening the variety and types of leadership involvements and roles.
  • Ensure that Federation maintains its high standards in the area of diversity and inclusion by spearheading efforts and working with lay leadership in this area.
  • Staff the Elevate Leadership Committee whose mission is to identify, develop, and retain lay leadership who are prepared and energized to further the mission of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Elevate Leadership also serves to support leadership in the agencies, day schools and synagogues throughout the Jewish community


Federation Staff and Broader Jewish Community

  • Devise and execute professional development opportunities and Jewish learning for Federation’s professional and administrative staff.
  • Serve as the lead staff for JPro Miami, the local association for Jewish communal professionals; work with a committee to execute events and programs for skill development and networking.
  • Assist with annual staff recognition.

 Qualifications and Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Education, Organizational Development, Human Resources Development, Social Work, Public Administration or Jewish Communal Services a plus.
  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience in Jewish communal, nonprofit, public sector or other related field.
  • Knowledge and experience in Jewish communal services and programming.
  • Understanding of volunteer engagement and training methodologies and resources.
  • Passion for Federation’s mission.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with community members, leaders, professional peers and other Jewish communal professionals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft products, including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.

Benefits and Compensation

  • The salary range for this role is $70,000-$80,000. The amount of pay will be determined by a number of factors including, but not limited to, experience, qualifications, and unique Skills.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including generous vacation and sick time, Jewish holidays, health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, parental leave policy, and complimentary membership to the Jewish Community Center.


  • Federation offers a hybrid work schedule with four days a week in the office and one day remote.
  • The position requires work outside typical business hours of 8:30-5:15/8:30-4:00 on Fridays.



Please submit resume 

Greater Miami Jewish Federation is an equal opportunity employer.

Salary70,000.00 - 80,000.00 Annual
Full Time
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 | Vision
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