Campus Engagement Manager @ Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Campus Engagement Manager

Passion. Purpose. Impact. CJP is at the heart of Greater Boston's Jewish community, but our reach is felt around the world. We bring together the resources, volunteers, leadership, and expertise to care for people in need, advocate for Israel, and ensure a vibrant Jewish future. Together, we're helping struggling families find financial stability, making Jewish learning relevant and inclusive, connecting the next generation to Jewish life, and so much more. Our greatest resource is our people — the staff, volunteers, partners and leaders who help make Greater Boston’s Jewish community a welcoming home. It’s this energy and commitment that drive CJP’s mission. We are one of Boston's oldest and most respected philanthropic organizations and we are currently seeking a Campus Engagement Manager.

The Campus Engagement Manager will oversee and implement CJP’s strategy for engaging young adults on campus, with a focus on the transition and hand-off into post campus young adulthood. The Campus Engagement Manager will oversee relationships with campus and organizational professionals, coordinate grant and micro-funding opportunities, convene a community of practice, and work in partnership with Hillel Council of New England (HCNE) on signature travel initiatives. With a focus on CJP’s engagement and building a culture of belonging, the Campus Engagement Manager will work with a combination of partner agencies and young adults to help realize our vision of: “A strong network of young adult organizations and experiences which catalyze and sustains meaningful increases in the number of young adults who participate in Jewish life. This network also collaboratively moves participants towards a sense of “belonging”, such that they self-report an increased feeling of connection and/or attribute choices to their ongoing involvement in Jewish life in Boston, Israel, and/or around the world.” The Campus Engagement Manager will report to the AVP of Young Adult and Teen Engagement.


• Serve as liaison to organizations in Greater Boston working in the space of campus engagement to maintain an accurate and current “landscape map” of campus opportunities.
• Develop and implement a hand-off strategy focusing on connecting first year alumni of college programs and Hillel’s into the Boston YA ecosystem.
• Develop and maintain relational connections to seven local Hillel programs and staff, as well as working closely with Hillel Council of New England
• Administer grant awards and follow up to Hillel international and IACT.
• Oversee campus community impact grant pool as well as micro-grant student funding. This includes recruitment of agencies, communication, grant agreements, follow up and stewardship with relational partners.

• Direct a cohort of organizational campus leaders who understand each other's work and successfully collaborate where and when appropriate. Particular attention will be placed on establishing tools to assess and respond to emerging mental health needs in the campus community.
• Manage scholarship awards for Masa sponsored Israel travel.
• Management of CJP’s post campus community Birthright bus.
• Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.

• BA degree, Master’s degree or equivalent preferred
• 3-5 years’ experience working to create and/or implement organizational goals and strategies within a community organization.
• Experience with personal connections, partnership building and collective impact.
• Familiarity within campus structure and student connection
• Community collaboration and leadership experience
• Experience with process improvement
• An understanding of non- profit organizations
• Experience working with synagogues, universities, agencies, and funders
• Interpersonal skills, experience building relationship and managing through influence
• Advanced time management and analytical skills
• Working knowledge of MS Office and project management software
• Ability to work independently in on-site and remote work environments
• Clear and consistent communication skills: written and oral
• Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changes and shifting priorities
• Self-reflective, active listening, sense of humor, imaginative problem solving, desire to grow and be part of a team.
• Willingness and availability to travel for local meetings and to work extended hours as necessary
• Familiarity with relational engagement
• Capacity and interest in connecting with YA’s, educators, clergy, staff and lay leadership.
• Passion for young adult engagement and Jewish community

CJP offers that rare opportunity to tap your skills, talents, and experience to benefit a greater good while you grow professionally. You will work in a dynamic environment, with a diverse group of individuals who share your commitment and enthusiasm. Together, you will make a difference for Jews and non-Jews in Greater Boston and worldwide. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and a collegial, family-friendly work and team environment.

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Please use this link to apply: http://xxxxxxxxxxxxx_ID=3617109

CJP conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

CJP is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities, women, veterans, black, indigenous and people of color, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

Application Instructions

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, transportation, leave early for Shabbat, kosher food option available, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Masters
  • Job Posted: 2021-05-10
  • Times this job has been viewed: 411 times
  • Job is posted for: 45 days
  • Job Categories: Campus Engagement
  • Organization Type: Federation
Job Location
Combined Jewish Philanthropies
126 High Street
Boston , Massachusetts 02110


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