Director, Operations and Events @ Jewish National Fund

Director, Operations and Events

About Jewish National Fund-USA:

Unparalleled in the Jewish philanthropic world, Jewish National Fund-USA’s strategic vision has been and always will be, to ensure a strong, secure, and prosperous future for the land and people of Israel. Everything we do -- every project, initiative, and campaign we take on – is integral to our vision of building and connecting to our land. We plant trees, build houses and parks, source water solutions, buy fire trucks, and improve the lives of people with special needs. We boost tourism, support Aliyah, promote Zionist education and engagement, build medical centers and trauma centers, fund agricultural and culinary research, and run an American semester abroad high school in Israel. We do all these things because each project, each program, each partnership, is consistent with our strategic vision – population growth in the north and south, connecting the next generation to Israel, infrastructure development, ecology, forestation, heritage preservation, and more -- all for the land and people of Israel.

We have:

An incredible mission backed by hundreds of thousands of partners, our donors, who support the land and people of Israel and Jewish people everywhere
An enthralling 120-year history as one of the world’s oldest environmentally focused philanthropic organizations
An inclusive, supportive, and collaborative work culture where we play as a team, support each other and nurture creative minds
A bold One Billion Dollar Road Map for the Next Decade that’s creating infrastructure, environmental, and economic opportunities to attract 500,000 people to Israel’s Negev Desert and 300,000 people to the Galilee
An active and engaged lay leadership that supports and guides our professional team and our organization’s direction
Days off for select Jewish holidays (in addition to the secular US holiday calendar) along with “3pm Fridays” during winter
Opportunities to visit Israel
Top-notch Healthcare plus Dental and Vision, employer-paid Life Insurance, and Short and Long-term Disability
403(b) and Generous Employer Contributions.

Position overview:

The Director of Operations and Events is the main contact person in the JNF regional administrative center (Internally known as Center of Excellence aka CoE) for Fundraisers and other professionals throughout the Planned Giving department to ensure organizational excellence, effectiveness and efficiency. (The internal title for this role will be Director, CoE)

This role is that of strategic thinking partner with Fundraisers in their area/department with regard to Virtual and In-person events, administrative projects and needs and other related projects. This is an office based position and can be based in any of our regional offices in Rockville Centre, NY, Boca Raton, FL, Northbrook, IL, and Reseda, CA.


Be the main point of contact for Planned Giving staff to ensure needs are met and smooth workflow is established including:

Accomplishes results leveraging systems, policies and procedures
Streamline the communication process between all departments and Planned Giving fundraisers including but not limited to Marketing, Events and Administrative Staff.
Be the liaison between the Planned Giving fundraisers and administrative staff to accomplish all needs and ensure office operations and procedures are running smoothly
Maintains organizational continuity by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities and needs
Achieves financial objectives by anticipating requirements; submits information for budget preparation, schedules expenditures, monitors costs
Project manager for Virtual and In-person Events and other projects within Planned Giving
Works closely with the National Director of Events and other Events staff along with other COE staff, when necessary, to ensure successful outcome
Works with Marketing department on duties including:
Ensure any new campaigns adhere to Marketing guidelines and follows associated rules
Enhance campaign through Marketing and Social Media efforts
Works with IT department to ensure proper set up and training for incoming staff and other projects, as necessary
Maintains up-to-date information on all aspects of operations for campaign and support staff to provide additional assistance and fill-in when necessary
Monitors Reports in relation to Planned Giving
Any further duties assigned from your supervisor, which may not be listed above
Associate Director may be assigned different departments or regions to work with if necessary


5+ years administrative and event/project management experience
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Analytical and teambuilding skills
Microsoft Office proficiency
Effective decision making skills
Excellent supervisory skills
Strong attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
Excellent communications skills including written, verbal and listening
Excellent time management skills
Strategic thinker
Ability to prioritize and multi-task projects
Must be available for evenings and weekend events, depending on fundraising events/schedule
Moderate travel within CoE regions a necessity.
Candidates must have a valid US driver’s license, access to a car and personal credit card to use for travel (documented expenses are reimbursed per company policy)

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please apply at the link below:

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-06-30
  • Times this job has been viewed: 599 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Administrative Support, Events Management
  • Organization Type: Fundraising
Job Location
Jewish National Fund
78 Randall Avenue
Rockville Centre , New York 11570


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