Israel Programs Admissions Director

Jewish National Fund | Washington, DC, United States

Posted Date 11/15/2021

About Jewish National Fund-USA:
Unparalleled in the Jewish philanthropic world, Jewish National Fund-USA's strategic vision has been and always will be, to ensure a strong, secure, and prosperous future for the land and people of Israel. Everything we do - every project, initiative, and campaign we take on - is integral to our vision of building and connecting to our land. We plant trees, build houses and parks, source water solutions, buy fire trucks, and improve the lives of people with special needs. We boost tourism, support Aliyah, promote Zionist education and engagement, build medical centers and trauma centers, fund agricultural and culinary research, and run an American semester abroad high school in Israel. We do all these things because each project, each program, each partnership, is consistent with our strategic vision – population growth in the north and south, connecting the next generation to Israel, infrastructure development, ecology, forestation, heritage preservation, and more -- all for the land and people of Israel.

Position Overview:
Jewish National Fund seeks an Israel Programs Admissions Director to cover small Jewish communities (specifically communities with 5,000 Jews or less) across the US. This is a new position designed to serve a list of small Jewish communities across the United States, from Cheyenne to Charlottesville.

We are looking for someone who has a fundamental understating of what it means to live in a small Jewish community. This position is designed to be remote and will require a significant amount of travel – we anticipate being on the road weekly – to meet with and build robust relationships in a variety of communities.

The Jewish National Fund Israel Advocacy and Education Department connects students from preschool through college to the land of Israel 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:
Israel Advocacy & Education:
Engage Jewish Day School and Supplementary School educators with JNF education programs such as Blue Box Bob, Tu Bishvat in the Schools, 9/11 Memorials, Plant Your Way to Israel and Yom Haatzmaut programs.
Recruit for JNF campus programs such as Caravan for Democracy, College Summit and Alternative Winter Break; staff JNF Alternative Break trips and possibly JNF/Shorashim Birthright trips.
Recruit rabbis to join our Rabbis for Israel program and enlist their students in our Bnai Mitzvah program.
Engage synagogues with programs such as Tu BiShvat Across America, Speakers Bureau and Rabbis for Israel.
Network with Jewish educators to ensure that they readily take and use our materials, and programs.
Build relationships with communal and campus based Jewish organizations in your region(s).

Alexander Muss High School in Israel, Recruitment:
Initiate and facilitate relationships and recruitment opportunities including: prospective Parent/Student meeting and parlor meetings at individual homes, local schools, synagogues, JCC's, and more.
Utilize Salesforce platform to create, cultivate and track leads, schedule events.
Communication with AMHSI leads to ensure follow through with online application.
Work with National Director of Recruitment to develop ‘long term recruitment' strategy & goals.
Develop relationships with teachers and counselors to explain the benefits of AMHSI.
Work with regions to manage event publicity and logistics.
Identify local funding opportunities, scholarships, and JNF Scholarship opportunities.

You have:
A deep familiarity with small Jewish communities. You were either raised in one, went to school in one, or moved to one.
A motivation to travel extensively across multiple small, Jewish communities, being on the road most of the time.
Great interpersonal schools: you like to meet people and speak with them on the phone.
A drive to recruit.
Knowledge of Israel and current trends in the Jewish community
Experience with Salesforce, Microsoft Office, Zoom, and internet research.
The flexibility to work some nights and weekends.
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.
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).

At Jewish National Fund, we have:
An incredible mission backed by hundreds of thousands of partners, our donors, who support the land and people of Israel and Jewish people everywhere.
An enthralling 120-year history as one of the world's oldest environmentally focused philanthropic organizations.
An inclusive, supportive, and collaborative work culture where we play as a team, support each other and nurture creative minds.
A bold One Billion Dollar Road Map for the Next Decade that is creating infrastructure, environmental, and economic opportunities to attract 500,000 people to Israel's Negev Desert and 300,000 people to the Galilee.
An active and engaged lay leadership that supports and guides our professional team and our organization's direction.
Days off for select Jewish holidays (in addition to the secular US holiday calendar) along with "3pm Fridays" during winter.
Opportunities to visit Israel.
Top-notch Healthcare plus Dental and Vision, employer-paid Life Insurance, and Short and Long-term Disability.
403(b) and Generous Employer Contributions.

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