Business Manager

Jewish National Fund | New York, NY, United States

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Posted Date 7/08/2024

If working for an organization that supports the land and people of Israel excites you, then join us and you needn't wait another minute to change the world!


Position overview:

Jewish National Fund-USA seeks a Business Manager to be responsible for the planning and execution of all in-person events that take place in the Manhattan National Office (JNF House) as well as other in-person and virtual events in the Tri-State Region as needed. This role will also support our C-suite. This position will be based out of Jewish National Fund-USA's NYC office.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Tri-State Center of Excellence Director and campaign staff to define event goals, objectives and implementation plans for events.
  • Work closely with the Marketing Department to determine necessary printed and digital matter needed such as: Invitations, Save the Date cards, Event signs/banners, décor, eblasts, A/V materials, etc.
  • Execute/coordinate all aspects of event logistics (timeline, invitations, catering, A/V, music, rentals, script, etc.) in coordination with fundraiser, committee members and event chairs 
  • Negotiate contracts and rates with outside vendors to ensure lowest costs and highest quality of service in coordination with Director of National Events or Event Strategists.
  • Work with Chief HR Officer on JNF House rentals and apartment
  • Support the C-suite with any onsite meetings or events
  • Assist campaign staff to pull relevant data reports from Salesforce.
  • Responsible for budget creation for events, obtaining budget approval and adherence to approved budgets.
  • Coordinate and run in-house technology for in-person event and meeting AV and virtual program operations, including stage management, Zoom Meetings and Webinars, hybrid events as needed
  • Enter/assign/monitor status of tasks in Salesforce
  • Keep event details up to date in Salesforce and Inspire Planner Project Management system
  • Ensure necessary inventory of event supplies is available on-site. Organize facility and manage all event's details such as decor, catering, entertainment, transportation, location, invitee list, special guests, equipment, promotional material etc.
  • Manage Manhattan National Office's calendar and working with the facilities team to coordinate logistics, food, A/V, and security for all meetings.
  • Create opportunities for staff appreciation for all staff based out of the Manhattan National Office.
  • Ensure processing of payments to vendors.
  • Build relationships with suppliers
  • Ensure compliance with insurance, legal, health and safety obligations
  • Proactively handle any arising issues and troubleshoot any emerging problems on the event day.
  • Conduct pre- and post – event evaluations and report on outcomes
  • Coordinate with Administrative Assistants on events
  • Any other duties assigned by your supervisor.



  • Strong technical skills including Salesforce or other database.
  • Strategic, out-of-the-box thinking a must.
  • Be extremely detail oriented and able to multi-task in an exceptionally busy environment.
  • Pro-active and energetic; ability to work on own with minimal daily supervision.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with a high-volume workload often requiring short turnaround times.
  • Be a team player with a "customer service" mentality and ability to work with many people and personalities.
  • A "no job is too small" attitude and willingness to roll up your sleeves to get the job done.
  • 5+ years Business experience
  • Bachelor's degree preferred



  • Days off for all work-prohibitive Jewish holidays, in addition to the secular US holidays
  • 3pm close-of-business on Fridays
  • Top-notch healthcare (including dental and vision)
  • Parental Leave policy
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid short and long-term disability
  • 403(b) with generous employer contribution
  • Opportunities to travel to Israel





Pay Type:



Salaries will vary based on factors such as location, skills, experience, education, and qualifications for the role. 



Jewish National Fund strives to bring an enhanced quality of life to all of Israel's residents and translate these advancements to the world beyond. JNF is "greening" the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks across Israel, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israel's water supply, helping develop innovative arid agriculture techniques and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism. JNF is the single largest provider of Zionist programs in the U.S. Its work is divided into seven program areas: Forestry & Green Innovations, Water Solutions, Community Building, Zionist Education & Advocacy, Research & Development, Heritage Sites, and Disabilities & Special Needs.



• Planted more than 250 million trees

• Built over 250 reservoirs and dams

• Developed over 250,000 acres of land

• Created more than 2,000 parks

• Provided the infrastructure for over 1,000 communities

• Connected thousands of children and young adults to Israel and their heritage


Jewish National Fund prides itself on honoring the pioneers of the past and celebrating their spirit by continuing the pioneering tradition in the areas of technology, environmental progress, community development, water renewal and building the land of Israel for many years to come.

Jewish National Fund affirms the bonds of the Jewish family with their strength of unity, the understanding that each member can make a difference and the collective power to build prosperity, develop innovative solutions and promote the greater good.



A registered 501(c)(3) organization, Jewish National Fund is recognized as a 4-star organization by Charity Navigator, America's leading independent charity evaluator, for its sound fiscal management, accountability, and transparency. JNF has also been rated a top charity by the American Institute of Philanthropy and meets the 20 rigorous standards of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance, and the transparency standards of Tzedakah, Inc. No other Jewish organization meets all these standards.



We are ViZion-driven relationship-based, fast-paced, and Positively Israel!




Be Bold: Beyond. We are proud and passionate, vocal, and visionary about Israel and Zionism. We pride ourselves on our out-of-the-box thinking and the great things it accomplishes for the land and with the people of Israel. 

Belong: Stay long. We are an inclusive and diverse workplace welcoming and respecting all cultures, ages, religions, ethnicities, genders, orientations, and physical abilities. Understanding that a work-life balance is crucial to the success of our organization, we are empathetic, understanding, caring, appreciative, and respectful of one another as we strive to develop and retain our professionals and donors for the long-run.

Be Inscribed: Be the Impact. To walk in the land of Israel and see the impact of our work instills the greatest sense of fulfillment. We strive for each employee to make their mark, leave their footprint, be heard, and feel relevant as together we help ensure the vibrancy of Israel for the next 100 years. We plant the future, not just trees. 

Be Kind: Act with Chesed. At JNF-USA we do not underestimate the power of kindness. We use recognition and praise to motivate teams, individuals, donors, and stakeholders. We are proud of our please and thank you's. We listen and lend a helping hand when a co-worker is challenged. Whether random or deliberate acts, kindness is a key ingredient to our positive workplace and mindset.

B'Yachad: Together. Great collaboration between our employees, donors and affiliates in Israel is a priority: everyone matters no matter their role. We recognize that open and inspirational communication, teamwork, and collegiality is a force multiplier in reaching our goals, mission, and vision. Jewish National Fund-USA exemplifies the power of unity.

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