Position Overview: ?We are seeking a strategic team-player with a “can do” attitude, the Community Engagement Associate will work with young adults within the Jewish community to engage their interests and participation in local, national and international Jewish life, helping this age cohort find and develop their philanthropic, volunteer, social and/or professional niche. He/she will be responsible for programming, volunteer management, leadership development, community engagement and recruitment.
• Identify and cultivate personal relationships with local young adults (those in their 20s and 30s), mentoring them on Jewish communal life and connecting them to Federation
• Oversee the ongoing program and activities of the Federation’s NowGen Division
(NowGen Nashville is the young adult division of the Jewish Federation of Nashville. It is comprised of members of the Jewish community between the ages of 22-40ish. NowGen hosts various events and recruits volunteers for Jewish Federation programs, including the annual telephone appeal, and supports beneficiary agencies and programs in an effort to further its members understanding about the Jewish Federation of Nashville and the global Jewish world.)
• Develop and work with a NowGen board and create a succession plan of leadership.
• Initiate new activities that interest young people within the scope of Federation
• Engage and support activities (new and within the community) that cater to young Jewish families.
• Foster existing partnerships with organizations in the community who cater to young adults?
• Manage website and online communications including social media
• Facilitate volunteer leadership and development of a variety of lay lead activities included but not limited to: Trivia nights, outdoor events, happy hours, athletic games, Shabbat meals, etc.
• Facilitate major events: Rosh Bash and Purim Masquerade
• Work with Community Shlicha and Israeli community to plan Israel events, both political and cultural
• Participate and take on a leadership role in Tzedakah Tzunday (Super Sunday)
The above job duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all duties required of employees in this job.
Status and scope of the position:
No supervisory responsibilities. Initiate and respond to ongoing contacts with volunteers, agency staff, organizational partners, Federation management and staff.
• Passion for and deep knowledge of Jewish culture
• Knowledge of the Jewish community and Federation
• Experience in event coordination and planning
• Experience with volunteer engagement
• Ability to create deep connections in the Greater Nashville area across Jewish professional lines
• Exceptional organization and communication skills (both written and oral) with proficiency in English grammar and usage
• Exceptional skills in managing social media accounts and adapting to new trends
• Ability to develop relationships and work with a diverse population
• Ability to work productively with minimal supervision
• Ability to manage multiple tasks and short deadlines
• Ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously
• Strategic thinker, with proven success in strategic marketing, planning and/or analysis
• Proven ability to oversee projects from concept through execution
Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree required (in communications, public relations or a related field)
• 2-5 years of related experience
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
• High level of proficiency in usage of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media applications
• Knowledge of WordPress and communication via social media tools a plus