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Jobs at JEWISHcolorado

Thank you for your interest in employment with JEWISHcolorado. We are currently hiring for the following positions:


TITLE:                                    Young Adult Department (YAD) Manager

DEPARTMENT:                  Philanthropy

FLSA STATUS:                    Exempt

POSITION SUMMARYThe YAD Manager serves as a charismatic and strategic thought leader to engage young Jewish adults in Colorado in their 20’s-40’s. This professional will develop, implement and monitor strategies and trends to inspire young Jewish adults on a pathway from initial connection to deeper involvement with Jewish community, philanthropy and leadership. The YAD Manager is responsible for the oversight and management of all activities, events and information for the young adult demographic.

The YAD Manager identifies, develops and stewards young adults and is responsible for securing funding as part of a long-term, three-tiered strategy to Live.Give.Lead Jewish. The position is a fundamental part of the Philanthropy Team, collaborating with Programming, Marketing and Events to integrate YAD and additional JEWISHcolorado efforts. The YAD Manager supports the Philanthropy Department in integrating YAD-affiliated tactics into JEWISHcolorado’s overall campaign and mission-driven activities.

REPORTS TO:     Senior Director of Philanthropy

SUPERVISES:      YAD Coordinator


  1. Develop and implement long-term strategies that channel young adults on a pathway from initial connections to deeper philanthropic and leadership involvement.
  2. Identify a continuum of meaningful and complementary strategies for financial resource development in the YAD program.
  3. Manage and execute specific YAD initiatives, programs and Committees: Ben Gurion Society, National Young Leadership Cabinet, Leadership Awards, ELEVATE (Fundraiser).
  4. Manage, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of YAD Donors focused on $1,000+ donors and constituents related to other Jco programs.
  5. Manage YAD-related recruitment, follow up and programmatic efforts for JEWISHcolorado events.
  6. Oversee marketing and communications to and for the YAD constituency in coordination with Marketing & Events departments, including strategies, emails, newsletters and collateral.
  7. Conduct outreach and engagement with Jewish young adults and community partner organizations in Colorado. Develop & implement strategies to build capacity and further leadership involvement.
  8. Direct and guide the work and outcomes of the YAD Coordinator position.
  9. Develop and maintain relationships with lay leaders, donors, community partners and other stakeholders relative to YAD activities and outreach.
  10. Design and deliver timely management reports reflecting YAD activity and progress; Supply campaign-related data as needed.
  11. Assist with budget preparation and monitoring of YAD.
  12. Perform other Philanthropy duties as assigned.


  1. Utilize strong diplomacy and collaboration skills to effectively work with donors, volunteers, relationship managers, departments within JEWISHcolorado and other external organizations.
  2. Have a positive and courteous attitude at work.
  3. Organize work and time effectively and efficiently.
  4. Prioritize activities, multi-task and meet deadlines.
  5. Utilize strong critical thinking skills.
  6. Share a passion for JEWISHcolorado’s mission and YAD’s role in that.
  7. Participate in broader Jewish Federations of North America, Jewish community and professional development opportunities.
  8. Demonstrate comfort with a results-oriented organization.
  9. Communicate effectively in verbal and written forms.
  10. Maintain a knowledge of and comfort using social media for its marketing outreach application.
  11. Conduct work with maturity, sound judgment, and high ethical standards.
  12. Integrate innovation, creativity and entrepreneurial thinking into problem solving.



  1. Bachelor’s degree with a focus in nonprofit management, business, social work, Judaic Studies, marketing or related field.


  1. Minimum of 4 years of relevant professional and/or volunteer experience.
  2. Minimum of 2 years of relevant fundraising experience.
  3. Minimum of 1 year of supervision experience with direct reports and volunteers.
  4. Comfort and demonstrated experience with managing a portfolio of donors including identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  5. Demonstrated event and meeting management, planning and execution.
  6. Demonstrated comfort and success with results-oriented organization and metrics-based performance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Work with young adults and emerging leaders in a professional or volunteer capacity.
  2. Project and time management related to fundraising and event planning.
  3. Familiarity and proficiency with Microsoft Office and Fundraising Databases.


Position Type:  37-hour per week; exempt; qualifies for all benefit packages.

Working Conditions:  This job can be physically demanding (which can include travel, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting, constant walking, frequent sitting, and maintaining close visual attention to write reports; occasional lifting up to 30 pounds).

Other Requirements:  This position requires some time out of the office, limited travel, and active participation in programs that occur outside of a traditional work schedule.

Submit cover letter and resume to SBaker@jewishcolorado.org


TITLE:                          Senior Director, Jewish Engagement

DEPARTMENT:                  Programming

FLSA STATUS:                    Exempt
POSITION SUMMARYJEWISHcolorado facilitates a wide array of educational programs and initiatives to engage the community in learning and culture. With the intention of not competing with synagogues and other organizations, JEWISHcolorado’s educational programs provide entry points into the community, and learning opportunities – often at a critical period in one’s lifetime – that other organizations do not provide. These initiatives, with a focus on Teen and Young Adult engagement, are also intended to lead to further engagement in the community and to positively effectuate long-term decision making about community involvement and our relationship to Israel. The Senior Director of Jewish Engagement will provide vision and oversight for these initiatives and oversee the execution of all engagement programs at JEWISHcolorado. The Senior Director will oversee a staff of educators and programming personnel; work with laity and designated committees; engage in and support the fundraising efforts for related programs; provide subject-matter expertise, educational content and mentorship in areas of relevant educational focus; serve as a trusted member of JEWISHcolorado’s senior leadership team for internal operations; be a subject matter resource to the Jewish Community in order to convene, collaborate and facilitate educational opportunities.

REPORTS TO:     President & CEO

SUPERVISES:      Jewish Explorers, PJ Library, Jewish Student Connection, Zeff Israel Study Tour, Shaliach and Shinshin programs, Christmas Mitzvah Project, Mission Organization and Facilitation.


  1. Lead all aspects of Engagement and Programming.
  2. Supervise all direct reports and serve as master teacher to junior educational staff.
  3. Provide strategic guidance and expertise for evaluating the impact of each program and engagement initiative.
  4. Provide SWOT analysis of all programs under supervision.
  5. Provide budget oversight for all related programs, preparing, managing, and administering, along with key staff, an annual departmental budget and program plan for each fiscal year.
  6. Maintain knowledge of trends in Jewish Education and bring best practices to JEWISHcolordo’s work.
  7. Work with national and international Jewish agencies as well as Engagement/Jewish Educators around the country on relevant issues to understand broader trends and bring opportunities to our community.
  8. Advise the President, Board Chair, laity when evaluating potential initiatives/opportunities.
  9. Act as a resource on education and engagement to departments within JEWISHcolorado.
  10. Initiate, develop and implement educational programs and projects consistent with the purposes and goals of JEWISHcolorado.
  11. Collaborate with the Programming Chair and Executive Committee in program oversight.
  12. Coordinate with Marketing and Communications department to promote programs while also representing JEWISHcolorado’s brand narrative to program participants.
  13. Provide necessary oversight and staff support for all relevant committees. This includes preparation of meeting notices, program announcements, minutes, brochures, general correspondence and reports as are needed.
  14. Oversee preparation of proposals including strategy, writing, editing, appointment setting and internal proposal approval processes.
  15. Collaborate with community partners, where relevant, to leverage community wide and JEWISHcolorado opportunities for synergy regarding engagement and education.
  16. Lead JEWISHcolorado’s efforts to create an innovation lab within our building, specifically including outside educational organizations – as renters or periodic guests – to further enhance our role as convener and collaborator.
  17. Work with campaign staff and committee chairs to ensure all committee members make a meaningful gift to JEWISHcolorado’s unrestricted Annual Campaign or program specific campaigns.
  18. Work with the committee chairs to recruit committee members and ensure that all committee members are fully oriented to the goals, objectives, deliverables.
  19. Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. Possess a passionate commitment to the Jewish community, Israel and Jewish Education.
  2. Ability to work well with volunteer leadership and community professionals.
  3. Ability to forge and maintain strong relationship with Jewish Professionals throughout the community.
  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  5. Fundraising and marketing experience.
  6. Ability to conceive of, design, plan, market, and execute educational initiatives.
  7. Strong public speaking and writing skills.
  8. Ability to supervise many projects simultaneously.
  9. Deep knowledge of Israeli history and current affairs.
  10. Well organized and responsive.
  11. Creative and strategic thinker.



  1. Master’s Degree, preferably in Jewish Education or related field.


  1. Minimum of 10 years experience in Jewish Educational field.
  2. Experience working with variety of programs and age groups.
  3. Knowledge of the Jewish community and its institutions is required.


Position Type:  37-hour per week; exempt; qualifies for all benefit packages

Working Conditions:  This job can be physically demanding (which can include travel, bending, reaching, squatting, kneeling, twisting, constant walking, frequent sitting, and maintaining close visual attention to write reports; occasional lifting to 25 pounds).

Other Requirements:  This position requires some time out of the office, limited travel, and active participation in programs that occur outside of a traditional work schedule.

Email cover letter and resume to mhaleallen@jewishcolorado.org