Job Title: Director, Center for Youth Philanthropy and Leadership
Date Last Updated: 6/27/2012
Job ID #: 9837
Campaign/Financial Resource DevelopmentOrganization Name:
UJA Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New YorkLocation:
New York, New YorkStatus:
Director, Center for Youth Philanthropy and Leadership
UJA Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York
About the Organization
The world’s largest local philanthropy, UJA-Federation of New York cares for those in need, rescues those in harm’s way, and renews and strengthens the Jewish people in New York, in Israel, and around the world. Funds raised by UJA-Federation sustain the activities of more than 100 health, human-service, educational, and community agencies. Every day, these community-based organizations provide a multitude of services that improve and enhance people’s lives. For more information, visit UJA-Federation’s website at www.ujafedny.org.
The Center for Youth Philanthropy and Leadership (CYPL) director is an FRD professional responsible for integrating into the culture of UJA-Federation and the general community opportunities available to make philanthropy an integral part of Jewish family life in the New York metropolitan area, focusing on Jewish youth ages 11 to 18. Working across all departments and divisions, this initiative seeks to galvanize and maximize donor engagement within the lens of Jewish values and UJA-Federation’s mission that actualizes core family values through its programs and services funded in the community. The director will create a selective program that identifies teens who have demonstrated volunteerism and service learning and can become future leaders; meet or exceed annual goals for Give a Mitzvah – Do a Mitzvah; and increase annual campaign giving. The director is responsible for holistically growing teen philanthropy, maximizing family participation and involvement in UJA-Federation. The director will launch teen philanthropy cohorts in Manhattan and Westchester and lay the foundation for future cohorts in Long Island, as well as hire and supervise a teen cohort coordinator and Give a Mitzvah – Do a Mitzvah staff.
- Primary Responsibilities
- Serve as internal organizational ambassador and recruiter for youth philanthropy, integrating the initiative into the work of FRD staff across all segments and divisions; participate in divisional and departmental meetings as needed to raise the visibility of CYPL, as well as create necessary support with accounting, marketing, missions, and VLDD.
- Increase CYPL’s visibility in the general community in such settings as synagogues, Jewish community centers, and private schools.
- Work with the Jewish Education Project to develop CYPL curriculum used in ongoing teen engagement meetings throughout the year.
- Double Give a Mitzvah – Do a Mitzvah’s reach from its current 50 families to 100 young families a year.
- Interview and select teens for CYPL cohorts in Manhattan and Westchester.
- Through CYPL and Give a Mitzvah – Do a Mitzvah, raise money for the annual campaign, with goals determined and evaluated annually.
- Create a clear menu of experiential opportunities, leveraging UJA-Federation’s network of agencies and relationships with synagogues.
- Oversee the integration of CYPL within the Manhattan Families Division and three Manhattan neighborhood committees.
- Direct the customization of projects and opportunities as defined by donors and families within Give a Mitzvah – Do a Mitzvah.
- Foster site visits to local agencies with family and group volunteer experiences.
- Provide presentations to receptive synagogues regarding possible bar and bat mitzvah projects and teen-driven volunteerism beyond bar and bat mitzvah years.
- Provide appropriate recognition for service learning and volunteer projects, while also acknowledging participant philanthropy.
- Supervise Give a Mitzvah – Do a Mitzvah development associate and teen cohort coordinator, ensuring internal management of processes that include receivables, coding projects, accounting, acknowledgement recognition, and coordination of site visits.
- Collaborate with J-Teen Leadership in Westchester, which has provided service-learning opportunities in Westchester and Manhattan to such places as Cuba and New Orleans.
- Work with Marketing and Communications to create and disseminate CYPL communications pieces.
- Work with Capital Campaign and Special Initiatives to coordinate strategy and solicitations for CYPL fund donors and prospects.
- Develop appropriate evaluation of initiative’s programs and effectiveness in collaboration with appropriate staff from Strategic Planning and Organizational Resources.
- Work collaboratively with SYNERGY initiative to coordinate interorganizational efforts with teens and synagogues.
- Work with Israel office, when appropriate, to coordinate Give a Mitzvah – Do a Mitzvah projects abroad and donor solicitation opportunities.
- Form a Parent Advisory Committee to assist in recruitment for CYPL in Manhattan.
- Allocate money collected from teen participants at year-end.
- Work with the Jewish Community Foundation to develop a teen summit with a lay work group.
- Develop Camp UJA, a weeklong teen volunteer experience using the network of agencies.
Desired Education Degree/Level:
- Master’s degree
- Highly proficient at project management, multitasking, and meeting deadlines
- Significant experience as a teen educator, or experiential work with teens
- Experience in developing strategies and implementing a strategic plan
- Experience working within lay–professional partnerships
- Exceptional interpersonal and relationship-building skills with the ability to interact effectively with prospects and major donors
- Strong organizational, administrative, and computer skills
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Ability to translate passion about philanthropy into this unique program
- Detail-oriented self-starter
- Strong knowledge of Jewish communal agencies and issues facing the community
- Team player and team builder
- Five years related experience, with previous supervisory experience
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