Chief Program & Engagement Officer

Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans | Metairie, LA, United States

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Posted Date 5/20/2023

Salary: $62,000-$65,000; includes a generous benefits package


Summary/objective: This is a new position which will work to develop new cross-communal initiatives, and support educational engagement projects across the community. It’s an exciting opportunity for those who bring a learner-centered, community-focused, and forward-thinking approach to the area of Jewish Life and Engagement. You will provide programming and experiences across age ranges, from young families to older adults. You will guide a team of other programmers and collaborate with other Jewish organizations in the area to create excellent programming and to cultivate Jewish journeys for community members.


Essential functions

  • Create and implement broad-based engagement and education strategies for Greater Jewish New Orleans, best practices, and community priorities
  • Research and analyze the effectiveness of Jewish engagement and education priorities, the changes required, and the ways in which such changes may be implemented
  • Plan and implement Israel Engagement activities.
  • Develop and implement leadership development programs as they relate to engagement
  • Develop, maintain and foster effective long-term relationships with key stakeholders and partners
  • Work closely with the CEO to ensure department operations are effectively and efficiently supporting the goals of the department and meeting goals and objectives
  • Work as a member of the team and exhibit professional behavior and a positive attitude with both internal and external clients that reflect positively on JFGNO and is consistent with JFGNO policies and practices
  • Guide staff, structure and programming
  • Help to create and facilitate organizational and city-wide professional development programming
  • Create and oversee community engagement opportunities
  • Serve as a member of the JFGNO Executive Team
  • Serve as a teacher, presenter, mentor and coach for the JFGNO team and departments



  • Cultural competency with Judaism and Jewish culture
  • Comfortability with public speaking and teaching
  • Ability to thrive working independently and on a team
  • Excellent project management skills, with ability to manage multiple task
  • Stamina and flexibility to work evening and weekend programs 
  • Ability to manage teams of volunteers and serve as an employee supervisor


Supervisory responsibilities:  Supervise program staff.


Work environment: Most days will be spent working inside at the office. Night and weekend events often take place

off-campus, both inside and outside.


Physical demands: Carrying materials and setting up spaces, standing, moving around.


Position type and expected hours of work: Full time, 9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Thursday and 9:00 am-4:00 pm  Friday with additional hours spent at evening and weekend events.


Travel: This position may have to do some travel.


Required education and experience: 5+ years of experience in the field of Jewish education.


Preferred education and experience: Master’s degree in Jewish education with 3+ years of professional experience in the field of Jewish education.


Additional eligibility qualifications: N/A


Please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

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