Programs and Operations Coordinator

JDC- American Jewish Joint Distribution Commitee | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 9/17/2022

Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues (IATF) is a non-partisan resource center on Arab citizens and Jewish-Arab relations in Israel that provides educational services tailored for American Jewish organizations. IATF has an opportunity for a Programs and Operations Coordinator to help us grow as we enter a period of expansion and innovation. This position is dynamic and varied, including administrative tasks that are essential to IATF’s operations, and programmatic components that are at the heart of IATF’s issue-driven educational mission. The Programs and Operations Coordinator will learn the ins and outs of developing and executing educational programs on complex issues. IATF also provides a unique opportunity to engage with preeminent experts in socioeconomic development and shared society fields in Israel. The Program Coordinator will join a small, passionate, and close-knit team.


This position could be a good opportunity for an early-career professional, an administrative assistant, or operations professional looking for growth opportunities.


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What will you do as Programs and Operations Coordinator?

Administration (50%)

  • Liaise between IATF and relevant departments with JDC
  • Maintain and update, IATF’s CRM and project management platform 
  • Manage internal team calendar and document and photo storage
  • Track and process income and expenses 
  • Assist Executive Director with grant portfolio, including calendar, applications, and reporting 
  • Other related duties as assigned

Programming and Program Logistics (50%)

  • Monitor media coverage on Arab citizens of Israel and relevant developments in the American Jewish community; prepare weekly media summaries for IATF membership 
  • Work with IATF team to create and update educational resources and educational and promotional materials for programs
  • Work with IATF team to plan and run virtual and in-person educational programs for IATF partners and members, including logistics coordination
  • In partnership with JDC staff, arrange travel for speaker tours and conferences
  • Utilize knowledge of Jewish-Arab relations in Israel and the American Jewish Communal space to effectively navigate relationships with partners, members, speakers, and vendors, among others


What qualifications do you need to be our Programs and Operations Coordinator?

  • Prior experience in program development, logistics, and administration (this can include internships and volunteer experience)
  • Prior experience working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Sensitivity to nuance and an ability to speak with diverse constituencies and partners about complex issues
  • Prior experience with and knowledge of issues related to Arab citizens of Israel and Jewish-Arab relations within Israel: This can include higher education coursework, volunteer work and internships, and/or professional experiences. 
  • Knowledge of the American Jewish community and American Jewish organizations
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask, anticipate, prioritize, and complete tasks in a timely and proactive manner 
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing and editing skills
  • Ability to work well both on one’s own and with others, teamworking skills
  • Flexibility and agility to meet varying needs on a small team, paired with patience and willingness to navigate some bureaucracy
  • Excellent computer skills – Microsoft 365 suite required, familiarity with CRM (e.g. Monday, Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce) and Canva preferred
  • Passion for IATF’s mission, dedication to our educational approach, and interest in a nonprofit career
  • Motivation to assist in operations and logistics, grasp of how this advances the organizational mission
  • Professional proficiency in English required; knowledge of Arabic and/or Hebrew languages a plus 


Additional Details 

  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours/week, 8:45 AM – 4:45PM with some flexibility and occasional evenings and weekends for special events.
  • Travel: This role may require 1-3 trips to different Jewish communities in the U.S and Israel yearly.
  • Location: New York, NY, hybrid at 2 days/week in office
  • Reports to: Liron Shoham, Executive Director
  • Job Function/Department: IATF 


What are the compensation and benefits for the Programs and Operations Coordinator? 

This a full time position paid semi-monthly at a salary of $50,000-$55,000 per year; in determining where a candidate falls in that range JDC considers several factors, including skills and experience, internal equity, and cost of living in location of work. This role is non-exempt per the FLSA.

We offer an excellent benefits and compensation package, including but not limited to: 

  • 100% paid medical and dental insurance for employee coverage 
  • Paid time off, including vacation days, sick and personal days, and Jewish and national holidays 
  • Paid parental leave policy 
  • 403(b) with JDC contributions of 6.5% of salary 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), commuter benefits, and life insurance 
  • Learning & Development: Ongoing opportunities for professional development through workshops and trainings with our internal L&D program 
  • Food Perks: Bagel Thursdays, Ice Cream Fridays in the summer, and beverages/snacks in the office 


Vaccination Requirement

We require the individual who fills this role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the CDC definition. We require the individual in this role to be fully vaccinated by their first day of work and to maintain that status. JDC provides reasonable accommodations, and this may be subject to disability and religious exemptions. Contact HR if you need to request an accommodation.


Equal Employment Opportunity

JDC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As the world’s leading global Jewish humanitarian organization, we are committed to treating people with compassion and respect. All qualified applications will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, mental disorder, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.


Apply Now!

Submit your resume and cover letter here. Cover letters should be a brief statement to help us understand your interest in and connection to IATF's work, particularly relating to your knowledge of and experience with issues related to Arab citizens of Israel and Jewish-Arab relations within Israel.


Application Deadline: October 2nd

Expected Start Date: November 1st or ASAP



Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues is an educational organization serving the North American Jewish community with non-partisan resources and programs about Arab citizens and Jewish-Arab relations in Israel. Established in 2006 by leaders of major Jewish organizations*. IATF ensures American Jewish leadership, funders, and professionals have trusted learning opportunities about these lesser known—yet increasingly prioritized—domestic Israeli issues. Today the Task Force convenes more than 100 organizational members (American Jewish federations, foundations, advocacy organizations, religious movements, Israel educators) in raising awareness and deepening their own professional and communal education on these issues. Our activities include production of publications, educational events and missions, conference sessions and trainings, among others.


The Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli Arab Issues is under the secretariat of The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization.


*Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, UJA Federation of New York, Anti-Defamation League, New Israel Fund, Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies, Caroline and Brian Lurie Philanthropic Fund

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