Young Leadership Associate

Organizational Vision, Mission and Function:

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to creating a vibrant and purposeful Jewish community. The Jewish Federation inspires, connects, educates and supports. The Federation’s primary functions are community planning and allocations, financial resource development, and leadership development.

Position Overview:

A strategic team-player with a “can do” attitude, the Young Leadership Associate engages and inspires the most creative minds of the next generation, investing in their ideas and energy to revitalize the Jewish community. He/she will work with young adults within the Jewish community to engage their interests and participation in local, national and international Jewish life, helping them find and develop their philanthropic, volunteer, social and/or professional niche. He/she will be responsible for programming, volunteer management, leadership development, fundraising, 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
  • Maintain a cultivation portfolio of young adults, meeting with at least 12 people face-to-face each month
  • Oversee strategic initiatives to engage young adults in leadership development and philanthropy.
  • Coordinate the ConnectGens Fellowship, powered by PresenTense, an accelerator program for social entrepreneurs to help them take their ideas for social change from vision to reality
  • Initiate new educational programing that interest young people within the scope of Federation
  • Foster existing partnerships with organizations in the community who cater to young adults

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.


  • Knowledge of the Jewish community
  • Experience in event coordination and planning
  • Experience with volunteer engagement
  • Fundraising experience

  • Deep and growing connections in the Greater Washington area across Jewish professional lines

  • Exceptional organization and communication skills (both written and oral) with proficiency in English grammar and usage

  • 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

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected] with the subject line “YL Associate 2015.”

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