Engagement Manager, Global Initiatives

Combined Jewish Philanthropies | Boston, MA, United States

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Posted Date 5/10/2023

Passion. Purpose. Impact.  CJP is at the heart of Greater Boston's Jewish community, but our reach is felt around the world. Ranked by BBJ as Massachusetts’ largest non-profit organization – CJP is a philanthropic investor and mobilizer of people, resources, and skills that make a bigger difference locally and globally. We focus on making Jewish life and learning accessible to all individuals and families in Boston and beyond. We thoughtfully invest in the care and well-being of all community members. And we provide stability and growth to nonprofit organizations and institutions that underpin our community. Our greatest resource is our people — the staff, volunteers, partners, and leaders who help make Greater Boston’s Jewish community a welcoming home. It’s this energy and commitment that drive CJP’s mission. We are one of Boston's oldest and most respected philanthropic organizations and we are currently seeking an Engagement Manager, Global Initiatives.


The Engagement Manager, Global Initiatives is responsible for the management and growth of CJP’s Peoplehood & Shared Society portfolios as a member of the Israel and Global Jewry (IGJ) team.


The Engagement Manager will work closely with the Senior Director of Global Partnerships, and the Associate Vice President (AVP) of Israel and Global Jewry (IGJ) to help develop an impactful strategy for CJP’s partnerships in Haifa, Israel. The Engagement Manager will manage our Shared Society agenda (initiatives aimed at creating a more equitable society in Israel) and Peoplehood agenda (programs focused on exploring Jewish peoplehood, education and identity between Boston and Haifa). The Engagement Manager will ensure coherent, high-quality programming, partnerships, and that grants are distributed and implemented with maximum impact.




  • Work with the Senior Director of Global Partnerships, AVP IGJ, CJP staff, and volunteers to advance IGJ’s vision and mission, with a focus on the Peoplehood and Shared Society in partnership with counterparts in the Haifa office, manage the strategy, budget, implementation, and ongoing management of key projects and initiatives across these agendas
  • In collaboration with the Senior Director of Global Partnerships, develop substantive relationships with relevant volunteers and community partners in Boston and Haifa
  • In partnership with our counterparts in the Haifa office, manage the strategy, budget, implementation, and ongoing oversight of key projects and initiatives across these agendas
  • Oversee the grantmaking process of Shared Society target areas, including Ethiopian Jewry programs, Parents at the Center, and Arab-Jewish Relations
  • Manage relationships and provide consultation to Jewish educators and grantees in educational institutions and support facilitation together with their Israeli partners
  • Manage volunteer committee meetings and programming (including logistics, materials, communications, follow-up)
  • Evaluate volunteer experience and develop and implement improvements and innovation as needed
  • Effectively represent IGJ to colleagues and community members
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation






  • BA/BS in Education, Business, Management, Public Affairs, International Affairs/International Relations, Social Work


  • Demonstrated experience (3-5 years) with strategic planning and execution, program management and/or community organizing
  • Proven track record of successfully working with community organizations and volunteers
  • Demonstrated experience with project management, including setting SMART goals, implementing methodologies, and measuring impact
  • Demonstrated experience managing budgets


  • Deep, up-to-date understanding of history and current events in Israel
  • Experience working with at-risk and/or vulnerable populations
  • Experience working with Jewish education and religious institutions
  • Ability to understand new concepts, multipart requests, and translate them into action
  • Desire to work on a fast-paced, dynamic team
  • Solutions-oriented and action-oriented (i.e., takes on new opportunities and difficult challenges with energy and enthusiasm)
  • Facility managing finances, including projects, accounting and budget management
  • Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
  • Political acuity and experience managing sensitive information
  • Ability to manage varied opinions of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated critical thinking
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changes and shifting priorities.


  • Commitment to CJP’s mission
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to travel to outside meetings and sites, including internationally


BUDGETED SALARY RANGE:  $62,300 – 80,000 depending upon experience.


WORK SCHEDULE:  CJP staff work a hybrid work schedule where Tuesdays and Wednesdays staff work in the office; on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays staff may work remotely.


CJP offers that rare opportunity to tap your skills, talents, and experience to benefit a greater good while you grow professionally. You will work in a dynamic environment, with a diverse group of individuals who share your commitment and enthusiasm. Together, you will make a difference for Jews and non-Jews in Greater Boston and worldwide. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and a collegial, family-friendly work and team environment. 


For more information about CJP, go to www.cjp.org.


Please use this link to apply: https://secure6.saashr.com/ta/6178095.careers?ApplyToJob=486950146


CJP conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.


CJP is an equal opportunity employer.  People with disabilities, women, veterans, black, indigenous and people of color, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.


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