Are you interested in a career in the Jewish philanthropic sector? Do you want to be a critical piece of an entrepreneurial, creative organization that is empowering new philanthropists of all ages, giving levels, and passions to achieve their visions for change? If so, then you might be the right person to join Amplifier: The Jewish Giving CIrcle Movement as our Program Manager.
Who We Are
Amplifier: The Jewish Giving Circle Movement creates and sustains giving circles inspired by Jewish values in order to change the way people engage with giving, create new access points to engage with Jewish life, and empower people to build new Jewish communities.
Launched in 2014 after a codesign process that engaged dozens of Jewish giving circles, women’s foundations, teen foundations, and innovative organizations, Amplifier catalyzes the creation of new giving circles around the world at all giving levels, and provides critical backbone infrastructure and programming for the field.
Amplifier is the brainchild of the Natan Fund, a New York based giving circle of emerging philanthropists who fund Jewish and Israeli social innovation. Currently housed within Natan, Amplifier is a small, constantly evolving project with a smart, warm, and growing staff. Our team is flexible, collaborative, and willing to perform all of the tasks associated with running a small organization. We’re colocated with Natan at the dynamic WeWork Gramercy coworking space.
Who You Are
We’re looking for a team player with an entrepreneurial spirit and a positive attitude to join us in the role of Program Manager. The Program Manager will assume responsibility for Amplifier’s program design and execution, and will work closely with the Program Director and Community Manager to execute existing Amplifier offerings and create new interventions as Amplifier expands its reach.
We’re seeking someone who is proactive, responsible, creative, strategic, mature, resourceful, willing to change direction when necessary and willing to perform all of the tasks associated with being part of a small and constantly evolving organization. You will need excellent interpersonal skills and be able to interact easily with philanthropists at all ages and levels of giving; with Amplifier’s partners in the giving circle, foundation, and nonprofit sectors; and with service providers and vendors.
What You’ll Do
The Program Manager will report to Amplifier’s Program Director and will work closely with Amplifier’s Community Manager.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
● Develop and execute Amplifier programs and offerings, including but not limited to the Giving Circle Incubator training program, online Resource Library, webinars, coaching program, in person trainings, and working with our Community Manager to further develop our web platform.
● Along with the Program Director, develop a series of convenings, presentations and events that will expose Amplifier and giving circles to a wide array of audiences in the Jewish and philanthropic fields.
● Work closely with new and veteran giving circle leaders as well as giving circle host organizations—individuals and institutions from diverse backgrounds who are interested in supporting a broad range of causes.
● Maintain excellent relationships with Amplifier’s program partners and stakeholders, including giving circles, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropic leaders.
● Maintain clear lines of communication with consultants and contract employees, as well as with Natan staff working on other projects.
Content Creation/Management and Thought Leadership
● Attend and speak at events and conferences to increase awareness of giving circles and Amplifier’s visibility.
● Create written documents in the form of case studies, blog posts, white papers, presentations, etc. highlighting learnings from the initiative.
● Excellent attention to detail and excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are a must.
● Proven ability to think strategically across multiple work streams with an eye towards experimentation, tracking, and continuous improvement.
● Creative problemsolver who can quickly, effectively find solutions and resolve issues.
● Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and manage multiple large projects at once.
● Demonstrated ability in planning and coordinating meetings and events.
● Demonstrated ability to work effectively both as a member of a small team and independently.
● Sensitivity and discretion handling confidential information.
● Excellent technical skills – experience with and/or aptitude for mastering Microsoft Office suite, GoogleDocs, web platform backend, and Salesforce.
Qualified applicants will have at least a Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of work experience. Experience with giving circles or innovative approaches to philanthropy preferred. This is a fulltime position located in New York, NY with occasional weekday evening meetings and travel. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes full benefits. Natan is an equal opportunity employer and is open to flexible work schedules. The ideal start date for this position is February 15, 2016.Please send resume, cover letter with salary expectations, a brief writing sample, and a list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.