Sherry and Alan Leventhal Center for Interfaith Families Seeks New Director

The Position

The Sherry and Alan Leventhal Family Foundation Center for Interfaith Families seeks a creative, innovative self-starter to be the Center’s Director. Working in collaboration with area synagogues and Jewish organizations as well as with non-affiliated individuals in interfaith relationships, the Center’s goal is to create nurturing and inclusive opportunities for people to explore and connect to Jewish values, traditions, experiences, texts, and spirituality in a self-selected manner. The four goals of the Sherry and Alan Leventhal Family Foundation Center for Interfaith Families are:

1.     Ensuring that individuals, families, and children feel a connection to Judaism

2.     Enriching and enhancing the Jewish community through non-judgmental acceptance

3.     Increasing the Federation’s visibility in the Jewish and non-Jewish communities

4.     Strengthening relationships with Jewish and non-Jewish community partners

 

The Director must be a creative visionary and a detail-oriented, self-motivated administrator. They must be able to skillfully communicate with members of the Jewish and interfaith communities and have the capacity to build constituencies between Jewish and non-Jewish communities. They will work collaboratively with a small advisory committee and have the opportunity to envision, initiate, and pursue program goals. The Director will be expected to create and maintain an outreach database of interfaith families and couples, develop creative interfaith programming events, provide grants to local organizations that offer interfaith programming, maintain a subject-relevant social media presence, and design vibrant web pages that offer referral and educational and programmatic information. Opportunities exist to design and implement new approaches that address the needs of interfaith community members, as well as making modifications to existing programs. The Director will have considerable freedom to initiate and pursue program goals while being a part of and contributing to a larger framework that provides services and support to the local Jewish community.  

 

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Serve as both an external and internal leader for the Center and provide expertise on issues relating to interfaith couples and families

  • Build strong personal relationships with individuals and couples who are in interfaith relationships and families

    • Connect interfaith couples and families to appropriate community resources

  • Elaborate on and strengthen the strategic vision of the Center and ensure it aligns with the Center mission

  • Build engagement and support across many stakeholders

  • Manage the Grants program, Center budget, programming execution, social media presence, and fundraising strategy

  • Identify interfaith couples and families and establish a database for the Center 

  • Build strong relationships and partnerships with other community service organizations, faith institutions, local leaders, stakeholders, and potential donors 

  • Maintain ongoing reporting and open communication with the Executive and Advisory Committee for the Center

  • Perform all administrative functions at an executive level–attention to detail, follow up/follow through, analytics, real time problem-solving, solution finding, timeliness, persistence, and consistency

  • Effectively collaborate with diverse stakeholders

  • Design, develop, and execute all details of programs aligned to the mission of the organization

  • Lead creative program ideation and implementation

  • Maintain the social media presence for the Center

 

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Education, Social Work, Jewish Studies, or related field and a minimum of five years of directly applicable work experience

  • Demonstrated leadership experience or exposure

  • Experience as a community leader or Jewish educator (preferred but not mandatory) 

  • Excellent business acumen

  • Advanced proficiency in virtual workspace (Zoom, Google Docs, etc.)

  • Important computer skills for this position include familiarity with Microsoft Office, Adobe, web-page building, and CRM software or enough experience with comparable platforms to be able to learn these programs quickly.

 

Competitive salary with potential for annual growth. A generous benefits package includes health insurance, retirement and flexible benefits accounts, life insurance, and generous paid time off.

 

Submit resumes to melinda@mintzoffice.com.

 

This position description is based upon material provided by JFGNO, an equal opportunity employer.

 

About the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans

Since 1913, the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans (JFGNO) has served as the central coordinating body for the Jewish community. The Federation directly supports local, national, and overseas programs – supplying critical services to those in need, strengthening the Jewish people, and inspiring a lifelong passion for Jewish life and learning.  In an effort to include and address the needs of interfaith families, the Federation has launched a groundbreaking initiative: the Sherry and Alan Leventhal Family Foundation Center for Interfaith Families.  This center provides a centralized resource and support system for interfaith partnerships and families in Greater New Orleans. 

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