Organization: Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
Location: Hybrid Position - remote in the Seattle area, up to three days per week in person at our Downtown Seattle office or to attend Puget Sound area meetings or events on behalf of the JCRC.
Classification: Temporary, non-exempt, full-time 40 hours per week.
Period of Employment: December 2023 through June 30, 2024.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is recruiting a dedicated professional committed to core Jewish values who is excited to support and advocate for the broader Jewish Puget Sound community. The ideal candidate will align with the mission and vision of the JCRC and demonstrate a strong commitment to the core focus areas.
As JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Council) Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator you will serve as a liaison between the organization and external entities, working to deepen connections, create positive change, and foster a sense of cohesion within the Jewish community.
This position reports to the Director of Jewish Community Relations Council and Gov’t Affairs.
What’s Exciting About this Role:
One of the core roles the Jewish Federation provides to the broader community is advocacy. The JCRC is the voice of our organized Jewish community, particularly on state issues. The JCRC’s driving values are the pursuit of justice, repairing the world, recognizing the humanity in one another, and not standing idly by.
The Coordinator will play a pivotal role within the JCRC team, contributing to the success of advocacy, outreach, intergroup relations, and convening initiatives. Working with a close-knit team, you will be responsible for collaborating on a wide array of efforts, including community outreach, facilitating both small and large group meetings, organizing events and convenings and engaging with various minority groups and community leaders.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Coordinating one on one, small, and large group meetings
- Scheduling with elected officials and leaders from other communities
- Communicating with elected officials and other community leaders
- Event planning and cohort recruitment
- Coordinating antisemitism trainings and workshops including invitations, logistics and communications
- Coordinating Jewish Community Lobby Day and other advocacy efforts, including assisting with community organizing
- Other administrative and logistical support as needed for the various JCRC bodies and efforts such as scheduling, note taking, follow-up emails, and more
Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A
Required Experience and Competencies:
- Bachelor’s degree required;
- Minimum two years of related work or educational experience;
- Proven track-record of strong follow-through skills, ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and solve problems
- Excellent interpersonal skills; dependable customer-service orientation
- Excellent oral and written communications skills, with demonstrated capacity to present complex information in clear and concise ways
- Excellent organizational and project-management skills and ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
- Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to multitask.
- Excellent problem-solving ability and proficiency at developing solutions independently
- Professional demeanor and ability to handle all situations in a calm manner
- High level of integrity and ability to handle confidential, sensitive issues with diplomacy and discretion
- Proficiency in Word, Excel and experience with Google products and platforms
- Travel within King and Snohomish County required as well as availability to work evenings and Sundays as required.
- Experience with advocacy, policy, government, government relations, and Jewish communal organizations, or non-profit organizations, including related issues such as antisemitism.
- Experience with basic graphic design, strategic communications, and the media.
The JCRC & Government Affairs Coordinator reports to the Director of Jewish Community Relations Council and Gov’t Affairs. This position is temporary, 40 hours a week, non-exempt, hybrid. A hybrid position is defined as a work environment that combines elements of both remote and in-person office based work, allowing for greater flexibility and a balanced approach to productivity. It is expected that employees have access to a dedicated desk and chair at home for efficient remote work.
Local travel may be required as part of the job responsibilities.
- Salary range: $45,000 - $50,000 per year, commensurate with experience.
- Paid time off (Vacation, sick and holidays)
- Eligible for benefits (Medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, 403(b))
How to apply:
Interested individuals please submit your resume and cover letter, including why you are interested in the position and why you believe you are qualified to: [email protected].
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
For more information about who we are, visit our website www.jewishinseattle.org.