The Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati is seeking a dedicated and diligent leader, advocate and educator with community relations savvy, community outreach experience, education expertise, and a passion for combatting antisemitism and hatred to lead its education outreach and to develop, launch, and run a cutting-edge fellowship to combat antisemitism and hate for civic influencers. The JCRC is the public affairs arm of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. The mission of the JCRC is to protect Jewish security, recognizing that Jewish security depends on a just society for all. To achieve this mission, the JCRC works on a broad range of local, national and international issues, concentrating its efforts in the areas of combatting antisemitism, discrimination and hate, and Israel education and advocacy. The JCRC works to combat hate of all kinds and promote diversity by building bridges of understanding across communities.
Program development and project management
Manage logistics of multiple programs, events and projects at various stages including recruitment, publicity, curriculum development, monitoring budgets, administering evaluations, and tracking deliverables
Lead development, implementation and evaluation of the “Leaders in Light Institute: An Alliance to Combat Hate and Antisemitism”
Manage donor recruitment and stewardship, including grant application and reporting
Consult and collaborate with local and national experts and resources in the space of combatting antisemitism and hate to refine and develop concept and explore options for scaling
Lead coordination with local Jewish and non-Jewish ally organizations in development and design of fellowship, lead recruitment of Cincinnati civic influencers as fellows, and lead development and execution of fellowship and subsequent community engagement campaigns and initiatives
Track fellowship deliverables and pursue opportunities for expansion/scaling
Identify, establish, maintain, and leverage local relationships with Jewish communal professionals, congregations, school administrators & teachers, volunteers, and students in order to grow and sustain programming
Work with students to create and implement new programs around Israel advocacy and combatting antisemitism, and strengthen existing ones
In collaboration with other Jewish communal partners, facilitate appropriate workshops/training for students, teachers, and administrators
Maintain open lines of communication with schools, campuses, regional campus-serving professionals, and national organizations to leverage programmatic support when necessary
Present on the topics of antisemitism and Israel before Jewish and non-Jewish audiences
Work with community leaders, both Jewish and non-Jewish, to identify community education needs as it relates to antisemitism and Israel, and develop and implement strategy and programming to meet those needs
Support JCRC and Jewish Federation in developing and nurturing relationships with key Cincinnati influencers, including policy makers and opinion leaders
Support JCRC’s participation in a variety of Jewish and non-Jewish organizations to cultivate and maintain relationships with the Jewish community’s most important networks and contacts (e.g. elected officials, ethnic/faith community leaders, media, business leaders, etc.).
Assist in connecting with Rabbis and other Jewish professionals to update and engage them on JCRC issues.
Communications and Administration
Assist in developing content for and maintaining regular JCRC communication vehicles with Jewish and other constituencies, including JCRC website, blog, newsletter, and social media channels
Assist in drafting statements as needed about current issues affecting Jewish and other communities, and working with the Board and Director to finalize them for online publication and email distribution.
Serve as staff on various JCRC committees
Provide administrative support as needed
Requires a BA/BS and approximately 5 years of experience in relevant or related field, or equivalent demonstrable work experience
Demonstrated excellence in:
Community relations- navigating challenging and polarized political environments and complex community dynamics with nuance and tact
Education- designing and executing curriculum (particularly adult learning and experiential learning) and other educational resources for diverse audiences with a focus on anti-bias education
Advocacy to combat antisemitism and hate, and in support of Israel
Project management and attention to detail- ability to work independently with consistency and follow through in order to set goals, multi-task, create work plans, and execute
Strategic thinking- ability to vision and passion for innovation
Embraces and fosters collaborative leadership
Open-minded. Can see multiple sides of issues and be nonpartisan
Strong oral and written communication skills to represent complex and diverse issues in an articulate and compelling manner and to tailor messaging to diverse audiences and engage multiple stakeholders.
Highly effective interpersonal skills; ability to work with a broad range of leaders and advocates and develop mutually beneficial relationships; ability to build coalitions and establish strategic partnerships.
Advanced knowledge of antisemitism (history, contemporary manifestations and intersections with other forms of extremism), knowledge of extremist movements and other forms of hatred and bigotry
Knowledge of Israel advocacy issues
Political savvy and diplomacy
Some knowledge of/experience with budgets
Familiarity with Cincinnati non-profit/advocacy organizational landscape a plus
This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in the above position.