Job Title: Executive Director
Reporting to the leaders of major Jewish non-profit organizations in Southern New England, the Executive Director will lead the collaborative efforts of twelve Jewish Federations to achieve ambitious social impact investment goals in Israel, expand collaboration and understanding between the region and diverse populations in northern Israel and implement innovative, impactful programming.
General Description: SNEC, the Southern New England Consortium of Partnership 2000 Inc., is a non-profit created in 1996 to coordinate the partnership of twelve non-profit Jewish Federations (the Federations) in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island with the Afula-Gilboa region of northern Israel. SNEC serves to facilitate transformational social impact investments in the Afula Gilboa region, develop and coordinate exchange programs and facilitate greater understanding and collaboration between the two regions.
At this time in the evolution of the Partnership and of each federation, there is a need to effect a new common vision to ensure SNEC continues to provide value to each federation and the communities they represent, and to maximize the impact of SNEC on the Afula-Gilboa region. The Federations are diverse, and there is a need to create common language and expectations around vision and impact, both in the US and in Israel.
A new strategic plan has recently been adopted that envisions a new collective initiative that empowers and strengthens the mutual relationships and dialogue between the Federations and the Afula-Gilboa region, resulting in SNEC communities working together to achieve greater impact, capture the imagination and hearts of communities in the U.S. and Israel, act as a gravitational force around which programs, trips, and funding can be organized, strengthen value to all involved, and align with current trends across philanthropy, including collective impact models, social impact, and partnerships between philanthropists and the public sector.
The Executive Director will work cooperatively with the Federations and the Jewish Agency staff and steering committee in Israel to implement the new strategic plan and manage all facets of the partnership, including governance, fundraising, budgeting, marketing & communications, leadership development, coordination between key Federation and Israeli constituencies and management of programs.
This is currently a part-time position (30 hours per week) with the potential to grow into a full-time position with benefits, and requires the ability and willingness to travel. It can be headquartered at any of the participating Federations located in Connecticut, Massachusetts or Rhode Island.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
? Oversee implementation of SNEC strategic plan;
? Identify opportunities for major collective impact, present to the board for evaluation, and lead implementation efforts for approved projects;
? Organize and staff all SNEC steering committee and management team meetings
and work with the SNEC chair to develop meeting agendas;
? Develop and staff sub-committees to attend to various tasks and issues as they
• Oversee and lead fundraising and marketing efforts;
? Work cooperatively with our partnership director and staff in Israel to organize and
? Communicate regularly with all Federation or appointed staff responsible for SNEC
in each community;
? Help identify, recruit and develop lay leadership for SNEC;
? Plan and implement missions to the region. These could be for the entire SNEC community, for a specific community, or for a specific purpose;
? Coordinate marketing materials from Israel to assist SNEC Federations in marketing and connecting their donors to the region
? Take minutes at all SNEC meetings and distribute them in a timely manner;
? Organize and implement regular conference calls with our partner Federations and
the Israeli steering committee;
? Prepare, monitor and oversee the SNEC regional budget;
? Prepare and monitor the SNEC program budget in cooperation with the staff in
? Oversee finances and transfer of funds from each Federation to SNEC and through key umbrella organizations to ensure appropriate distribution;
? Succession planning for committee chair and other leadership positions
? Minimum of Bachelor Degree
? Demonstrated project and team leadership
? Strong organizational management
? Experience guiding social impact investment initiatives
? Excellent communication skills
? Fundraising experience
? Marketing experience
? Knowledge of the North American Jewish community
? Knowledge of Israel and the Jewish Federation of North America system
? Ability to multi-task and prioritize
? Creative thinker and strong problem-solver
? Ability to work independently, yet embrace a team environment
? Displays professionalism and maintains strict confidentiality
? Preferably proficient in Hebrew
? Proficient in leading software suites
Please submit cover letter and resume for consideration to:
Evan Wyner or Judith Alperin