Associate - YJP Programs (NYC Hybrid Work Position)

Young Jewish Professionals | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 9/22/2022

Who We Are

YJP is an innovative non-profit organization striving to be a catalyst of the success and philanthropy of the Jewish community for generations to come. Founded in 2009, YJP provides exclusive opportunities for young Jewish professionals in New York to access the top mentors in their field as well as a community of like-minded rising stars. YJP has created thriving young professional communities in the areas of Real Estate, Finance, Media/Entertainment, Technology, Healthcare, Law, Retail/Merchandising, Human Resources, and more. 

With a team of driven professionals who are passionate about fostering the next generation of Jewish business leaders, YJP offers a hybrid work environment to employees based in the NYC area. The organization is committed to providing a positive and supportive experience for its employees while continually offering opportunities for professional development and career growth. 

The Opportunity

The role of Associate - Programs, is a vital role in YJP’s Programs Team and the larger Community Department, which houses the Programs Team. This role reports directly to the Manager of Programs and is responsible for driving the content and execution of YJP’s programs. This role is part of a team of Associates, with each Associate being assigned to different industries, which provides plenty of opportunity for collaboration and idea-sharing. The Associate - Programs will work on a hybrid work schedule, having two-to-three on-site days per week. The Associate - Programs will also attend in-person events on weekdays and weeknight evenings as needed to ensure the smooth execution of assigned programs. YJP’s office and events are located in Manhattan.

What You Will Do

  • Research, invite, and confirm qualified speakers for upcoming programs in multiple assigned industries (programs include virtual sessions, in-person roundtables, dinners, panels, and more) 
  • Continually learn about assigned industries and keep up with industry news and key stakeholders
  • Plan and execute the content of the programs in your assigned industries (includes discussion topics, agenda, speakers/moderators, and more)
  • Collaborate with the Experiences Team to plan the related details of your assigned programs
  • Attend assigned programs to ensure smooth execution and build/grow speaker relationships
  • Serve as the ‘face’ of programs while on-site and provide support to the Experiences Team to ensure that all participants enjoy the program
  • Use participant feedback to inform future programs and continually work to improve our program offerings
  • Continually work to provide a consistent and cohesive programming schedule for your assigned industries
  • Plan and execute the content of annual Galas, including 40 Under 40 Gala
  • Plan and execute the content of Jewish programming and social programming as needed
  • Conduct pre-program preparatory meetings with speakers and moderators to ensure that the format, content, and goals of the program are communicated and understood
  • Collaborate with the Development Department to ensure that the speakers being confirmed for programs fit within the development strategy
  • Confirm attendees for VIP Sessions who qualify to participate as future speakers
  • Collaborate with the Experiences Team to continually implement new program formats, activities, and additions to keep programs fresh and exciting
  • Assist the Development Department with speaker introductions and post-event follow-up
  • Identify and engage appropriate attendees for your assigned programs in collaboration with the Membership Team
  • Collaborate with the Membership Team to provide programming for industry chapters
  • Work with the Marketing Team to assist with the content for marketing campaigns and collateral materials related to programs
  • Assigned industries may be changed at any time and additional industries may be added as needed to support YJP’s growing program schedule
  • Additional duties as assigned

About You

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong research skills and understanding of major industry topics and trends
  • Ability to confidently deliver involvement opportunity pitches via phone or face-to-face meeting
  • Comfortable speaking in public/addressing large groups
  • Proven work ethic and extreme attention to detail
  • Positive, can-do attitude 
  • Exhibits community-first mindset at all times
  • Supportive team member 
  • Knowledge and understanding of the nonprofit space and membership-based organizations
  • Self-motivated with the ability to problem-solve independently 
  • Excellent time-management and prioritization skills


  • Bachelor’s degree is required preferably with a liberal arts focus.
  • Previous experience in non-profits and/or business event content planning/execution/management is preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience such as customer service, event planning, fundraising, etc. including customer-facing experience 
  • Familiarity with the Jewish calendar and traditions or willingness to learn

YJP is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the selection of the best qualified individuals for the job regardless of race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual preference, disability or any other status protected by law.  We provide a competitive salary and benefits package including (but not limited to) PTO, bonus/commission, ability to work remotely several days a week and more.

Salary50000.00 - 60000.00 Annual
Full Time
Admissions Associate | Annual Campaign | Associate | Community Organizing | Community Outreach | Community Planning | Development Associate | Engagement | Events Management | Fundraising/Grants/Giving | Membership | Programming
FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days
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