Program Associate, Talent Development, Network

UJA Federation of New York | New York, NY, United States

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Posted Date 5/09/2023

About the Organization:

UJA-Federation of New York is the largest local philanthropy in the world. For more than 100 years, we’ve brought New Yorkers together to solve some of the most pressing problems facing our community. Thanks to our network of hundreds of non-profits, we can leverage our expertise across any number of areas — including health and human services, arts and culture, and education — to care for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, respond to crises close to home and far away, and shape our Jewish future. Our reach extends from New York to Israel to nearly 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year.


Position Summary:

UJA’s Network department supports 60+ agency partners - including JCCs, Hillels, camps, and human services agencies - in achieving and maintaining best-in-class performance by offering a wide menu of financial and non-financial supports.  Within that framework, the Talent Development professionals provide resources and learning opportunities to nonprofit professionals so that they can continue to grow within the Jewish nonprofit sector. We know that it is our workforce that is the most essential element of any excellent organization.


The Program Associate for Talent Development focuses on the value of professional development opportunities from the perspective of individual beneficiaries and makes intentional connections that address challenges and/or support advancement within nonprofit organizations. The person plays a crucial role in designing and delivering educational content, connecting with academic institutions, faculty, students, and trainers. The ideal candidate has 4 years of program design and facilitation experience, can manage significant responsibility, and works collaboratively as part of a multi-dimensional team.  


Major Responsibilities:

  • Connect and leverage professional development programs with other critical supports offered across the Network Department to nonprofits within UJA’s sphere.
  • Be part of strategic planning group that works to strengthen and diversify the pool of talented professionals choosing to make careers in the Jewish nonprofit sector. 
  • Contribute to overall Talent Development strategic priorities including existing field building programs such as the Institute for Jewish Executive Leadership (IJEL), the Ruskay Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership and alumni programs.  
  • Be an active contributor in development of program design and implementation for various existing and emerging cohort learning programs (for example, YESH: the Institute for Newish Jewish Professionals). Manage various aspects of the programs and supervise a coordinator who provides logistical and administrative support.
  • Design and facilitate various Graduate Fellowship programs, including educational content, recruitment, and selection of cohort.
  • Coordinate CLIP program, including placements and internship experience at UJA. Coordinate graduate internship learning program.


Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  • At least four years of program or project implementation, cohort design and facilitation or event planning.
  • Ability to lead project teams effectively.
  • Excellent organizational and long-range planning skills including the ability to manage many projects simultaneously and set priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including ability to speak publicly.
  • Commitment to Jewish nonprofit sector.
  • Ability to be flexible and keep a sense of humor under pressure.
  • Fueled by a passion for Jewish nonprofit field, organizing and managing programs to strengthen individuals, organizations, and communities.


Salary Information:

The salary for this role is $60,000; commensurate with experience and qualifications listed above.


Great Perks. Because We Appreciate Great Employees.

Time Off:

We offer a generous number of vacation days and have the Jewish holidays off as well. Fridays our offices close early (October to March at 3:00 pm and April to September at 4:00 pm). All so you can relax and recharge.


Health Care:

UJA provides a top-tier medical and dental plan, along with a flexible spending account. We also offer life insurance. And for a small cost you can take part in on-site yoga and exercise classes at our Manhattan office. Wellness matters to us.


Planning for Retirement:

UJA employees can enroll in a pension plan and tax deferred annuity.


Career Development:

Classes, workshops, and compelling speakers will keep you at the top of your game.



We come together as a staff to commemorate holidays (from Rosh Hashanah to MLK Day), volunteer at nonprofits, and celebrate our accomplishments together. (Our chocolate chip cookies are legendary!)


Some More (Yes, more!)

We also offer a backup childcare program. And a commuter benefit plan. So you can get to work and feel good about it.


Also, a lot of the times, we’re wearing jeans.

Salary60,000.00 - 60,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Mass Transit
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