Young Adult Department Manager @ JEWISHcolorado

Young Adult Department Manager

POSITION SUMMARY: The Young Adult Department (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

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.

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, medical, vision, dental, leave early for Shabbat, kosher food option available
  • Other Benefits: Qualifies for a generous benefit package.
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-01-21
  • Times this job has been viewed: 538 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Community Outreach, Programming, Annual Campaign
  • Organization Type: Federation
Job Location
300 S Dahlia St
Denver , Colorado 80246


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