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Jewish Community Relations Council Associate

This position is designed to enhance the overall work of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) to ensure that it fulfills its mandate as the central public policy, community relations and government affairs arm of Federation.

The JCRC Associate reports to the JCRC Director. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, interpret and measure community response to a broad range of domestic and international issues focused on the pursuit of social justice and ensuring the safety and security of Jews worldwide, and assist in developing an organizational response to those issues.
  • Collaborate in the development and management of JCRC programs, including correspondence with membership, agenda planning and execution, development of educational materials and notes, recruitment of speakers and attendees, and preparation of promotional materials. 
  • Manage and run Teens Advocating Together, JCRC’s leadership and advocacy program for teens, in partnership with the Miami-Dade Branch of the NAACP. 
  • Correspond with elected officials, staff and other key leaders on a range of domestic and international issues, with an emphasis on Israel.
  • Research and provide information, technical assistance and guidance on a broad array of domestic and international issues as required for community education, engagement and mobilization.
  • Work with and monitor media outlets to ensure that the Jewish public agenda is appropriately and accurately covered. 
  • Update and maintain JCRC pages on the Federation website and JCRC social media platforms.
  • Create issues briefings, action alerts, Working for our Community and The Activist newsletter for the community.
  • Assist in the planning and staffing of communitywide events.
  • Facilitate grant writing, including but not limited to for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, for Federation and partner agencies.
  • Engage volunteer leaders in programs and develop relationships with key individuals and organizations in the Jewish and non-Jewish community, including specific demographics.
  • Collaborate with other Federation staff members on related projects.
  • Represent the JCRC at meetings held throughout the County and State.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred with coursework in civic and community engagement, public affairs or related fields.
  • Understanding of Israel and the Jewish world, religion, tradition and values.
  • Two or more years of relevant experience in Jewish communal, non-profit, public sector or related field.
  • Excellent research, written, verbal communication and proofreading skills are essential. 
  • Deep familiarity with social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, in order to use these tools to disseminate information and messaging of JCRC.
  • Knowledge of administrative modules for various web-based programs. 
  • Experience working collaboratively and effectively with diverse lay leaders, volunteers and colleagues.
  • Understanding of committee management and development. 
  • Skilled in program development, management and evaluation.
  • Proficiency in computer software programs, including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills.
  • Strong grant-writing skills.
  • Capacity for public speaking. 
  • Ability to network and reach out to organizational and individual leadership throughout the County and State, as needed.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize. 
  • Fluency in Spanish preferred.                                                                                         

 

Please submit resumes to communityrelations@gmjf.org.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation is an equal opportunity employer

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