Director Next Gen

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ | Whippany, NJ, United States

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Posted Date 2/29/2024


Full-time HYBRID (Mon & Thurs in office) 

Location: Whippany, NJ 

Salary: $95,000 - $100,000 + Benefits 


Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ has built an exciting and growing NextGen cohort within our Federation and we are looking to perpetuate and continue this fantastic momentum. We are advancing its successful paradigm in the engagement of the 30 and 40 year old cohort in our community. NextGen is a critical strategy in our desire to serve as an engager and convener.  

We’re looking for a Director who is ready to help us to continue to create, develop new leadership, and innovate: Someone who can work with a team of incredible professionals and lay leaders. If that’s you, then apply today!!  


Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is a nonprofit organization that serves the Jewish community in Essex, Morris, Sussex, Union, and parts of Somerset County in NJ. Our mission is to convene and lead our community to ensure the continuity and strength of the Jewish people, to support a secure Jewish and democratic State of Israel, and to care for Jews in need locally and around the world. Federation enables community members to engage in meaningful ways, impact the lives of others, and access valuable resources. 


  • Continue leading the growth for outreach, engagement, solicitation and leadership development of NextGen including one-on-one relationship building, event planning and management, exploration of key markets and constituencies and the establishment of key community partners 

  • Manage the budget and a team of professionals (one associate and an administrative assistant) 

  • Coordinate, maintain and support a comprehensive lay leadership structure including NextGen Co-Chairs and Campaign Chairs, event chairs, etc.  

  • Manage a volunteer structure that furthers the goals of the department (i.e.: service and volunteerism, young families, business networking etc.) 

  • Develop strategies around leadership development, Federation education and leadership succession for this cohort as well as serve as a key thought partner and recruiter in national young leadership programs and strategies (NYL Cabinet) 

  • Steward the National Young Leadership Cabinet delegation and help to further grow participation from our community

  • Alongside a team of lay leaders, continue leading the growth of this NextGen campaign including the implementation and execution of fundraising models that maximize the number of people contributing to the Federation's UJA Annual Campaign 

  • Plan and lead educational travel mission(s) that connect young donors with the Federation's overseas work and connect them back to Greater MetroWest. 

  • Co-Lead a Next Generation Philanthropic leadership program with our colleagues in Jewish Community Foundation  

  • Understand and meet the needs of lay leaders, the young adult community and the Greater MetroWest community 

  • Work collaboratively with other departments of Federation (including Women’s Philanthropy, Jewish Community Foundation, Community Engagement, Marketing, etc.) as well as other programs such as PJ Library, One Happy Camper and synagogues, etc. 


Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ serves one of the largest Jewish communities in NJ. Our employees contribute to our mission of strengthening Jewish life and identity and meeting basic human needs. We foster a collaborative, positive, and inclusive workplace culture where employees can work together to achieve common goals and develop careers. Located on a beautiful campus, we are close to several major highways, dining, and shopping options.  


  • Areas of discipline: Jewish communal professional, management, event strategy, understanding of marketing and communications  

  • Minimum of five to seven years of experience in leadership roles at Jewish communal institutions 

  • Charismatic individual who will draw and engage young adults  

  • Futuristic thinker and executor who will continuously create the next level of achievement 

  • Driven and determined leader who creates momentum and positive energy 

  • Mirror Federation’s values of: be a mensch, have integrity, be collaborative, community-minded, passionate, resourceful and accountable 

  • Prior successes working in the young adult space is a plus 

  • Experience working with strategic plans and goal setting  

  • Fundraising experience is required and the ability to increase the giving of the segment in donor numbers and dollars 

  • Prior supervisory experience is required 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and social media 

  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills 

  • Familiarity with and understanding of the Greater MetroWest community and/or National Jewish community is a plus 

  • Work some evenings and weekends 

*NextGen references our 30-45 year old constituency 

Salary95,000.00 - 100,000.00 Annual
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