Looking for a fun, exciting, and challenging opportunity? The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando is hiring a new Director of Family Engagement. Working closely with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF), you will have the opportunity to expand our PJ Library program through innovative, high-quality, and low barrier programs, throughout Orlando.
Family engagement programming occurs throughout the city of Orlando and your creativity is what will drive these efforts. With the pending release of the 2020-21 Orlando Jewish Community Study, you will have access to data to drive your creative vision and access to new funding opportunities to expand your efforts. You will also collaborate and work with our local Jewish educators in our Jewish Teen Network program (JTEN).
This cohort of educators gathers together on a monthly basis for team meetings, brainstorming and peer success sharing. Funding opportunities through the JTEN program are also available for organizations who have a plan and desire to create innovative and engaging programs for teens throughout Orlando. This position also oversees the Colman Israel Scholarship program, providing funding for teens to travel to Israel on a teen program.
This position works closely with The Roth Family JCC staff, creating a network of peers to brainstorm, plan, and implement programs and impact.
Summary: Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Family Engagement has overall responsibility for developing and implementing The Jewish Federation of Greater Orlando’s strategy for Family Engagement. This includes but is not limited to the Federation’s PJ Library Program, PJ Our Way Program, Jewish Teen Education Network (JTEN) and JTEN grant process, and Colman Israel Travel Scholarships. This is a hands-on position with a goal to enhance and increase participation in Jewish life for families through both the PJ programming options and the JTEN initiative. The ideal candidate will be dynamic, high-energy, creative, organized, and be able to act as a community organizer while possessing an unequivocal level of diplomacy and discretion.
With the pending release of the 2021 Orlando Jewish Community Study, it is expected that Family Engagement will increase, resulting in more supervisory requirements and a greater portfolio.
- Work alongside committee members, volunteers, and Federation leadership, to maintain, develop, and grow the overall strategic plan for PJ Library Programs and overall family engagement.
- Hire and supervise the PJ Connectors funded by a grant from The Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF).
- Hire and supervise PJ Library programming interns.
- Oversee committee management with the family engagement committee, JTEN Educators committee, and the JTEN grants committee.
- Develop, plan, and manage all program/event planning logistics.
- Manage and implement, when necessary, program evaluation via surveys and feedback forms.
- Prepare and manage the budget for all family engagement programs.
- Ensure sponsorships and program revenue generated by the Family Engagement department meets or exceeds budget.
- Secure sponsorships related to events and programs.
- Work collaboratively with the Marketing department to use social media and influencer participation to market and develop the programs
- Develop, implement, and facilitate a year-round calendar of high-quality, innovative family programming.
- Create a monthly newsletter (template provided by HGF) and calendar family programs with coordination of other Jewish agencies and synagogues.
- Oversee the 2-year PJ Library Endowment program in partnership with HGF and TOP.
- Provide all required reporting to HGF and other key stakeholders.
- Build strategic and meaningful relationships with local Jewish agencies and synagogues.
- Serve as the primary Federation contact for all Engagement programming including with HGF Staff.
- Support JFGO Campaign and campaign-related activities on an ongoing basis
- Collaborate with The Roth JCC staff and their family engagement programming.
- Uphold a hospitable environment with excellent customer service skills.
Other duties and special projects as assigned.
- A minimum of 2 years prior experience in a related field
- Experience in planning family programs
- Creativity and vision
- Understanding of Jewish values, holidays, traditions, and culture.
- Demonstrable ability to collaborate both inside and outside the organization.
Required Attributes and Competencies
- Proven ability to manage volunteer committees
- Demonstrated ability to develop and design programs and events
- Demonstrated ability to coordinate and facilitate events in an effective and efficient manner
- Knowledge of budgeting and revenue generation
- Demonstrated understanding of the complexity of the volunteer/professional relationship and success managing those relationships
- Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work as a team member
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present at public platforms.
- Strong social media skills
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, bend, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds (safety/weight belt provided, if requested). Specific vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus is required.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment is a typical climate controlled office environment and the noise is usually moderate.
Travel may be required.