Director of Corporate and Community Engagement

Job Title:
Director of Corporate and Community Engagement

Organization Name:
Jewfolk Media, Inc. (the parent organization of TCJewfolk)

Job Type:
Full-time (40-45 hours/week).
This position has the ability to work remotely but will be based at the Sabes JCC.

Job Summary/Description:

Jewfolk Media, Inc. is looking for an energetic, motivated, self-directed, and enthusiastic Director of Corporate and Community Engagement to join our team and serve the engagement needs of the Minnesota Jewish community; we’re seeking someone who is genuinely passionate about the Jewish community and innovation and who has an existing network from which to work. We are seeking someone comfortable interfacing with a wide variety of audiences, including potential corporate sponsors and donors, to help advance our ongoing community engagement efforts of Jews in the Twin Cities. This full-time position will be responsible for initiatives to engage key populations, focusing specifically on several groups, including those new to the TC area, young professionals, young families and families with teens, and empty-nesters. The Director of Corporate and Community Engagement will join a staff team of two other highly motivated, passionate professionals, report directly to the Jewfolk Media, Inc. Executive Director, and work collaboratively with the existing Editor/Director of Communications.

There will be several key components to this position, including (but not limited to) management of Gesher (Metro Jewish Business Network), a Fellows volunteer/leadership program, ‘concierge’ services to newcomers and others looking to connect to the community, and the regular planning and execution of events.

The Director will be responsible to connect Jews to other Jews, Jews to the larger Jewish community, and Jews to the Jewish institutions. This position will develop and sustain relationships with local corporations and organizations that recruit and hire Jews in order to help retain them by providing newcomers with valuable connections to the community, resources, and programming as needed, and most importantly, relationships with like individuals.

The Director will serve as the lead staff for Gesher: Metro Jewish Business Connection. The purpose of Gesher is to: 1) provide connection and appropriate programming for emerging professionals to develop relationships with each other; 2) assist in developing and increasing awareness of the young professionals in our marketplace and their connection to the community; 3) foster a community of early to mid-career professionals as well as more seasoned professionals and track the impact of the community.

This position will also be responsible for initiating and implementing a volunteer ‘fellowship’ program that will recruit and train community volunteers as community emissaries who can connect individually and in small groups with neighborhood or interest-based communities. In that capacity, this position will also be involved in the regular planning of events, large and small, with the goal of connection and engagement of participants.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as lead staff in Jewfolk Media’s implementation of Gesher initiatives, including programming, membership, mentorship connections, and corporate partnerships, both financial and with recruitment efforts.
  • Develop and implement a ‘fellows’ program in order to offer volunteers to community members for one-on-one relationships, leadership skills building, and deep connection. Fellows will build 1:1 relationships, create community, and help connect those individuals to the Jewish opportunities and meaning they are looking for, creating their own innovative project where none exist. These projects can include food, social justice, learning, outdoors, politics, or any other topic all depending on the needs and interests of those they are meeting.
  • Serve as the first contact for members of the community who seek information and insight into Jewish agencies and activities, synagogue services, social opportunities, or entertainment in the context of Jewish connections and engagement.
  • Assist community members with connections to synagogues, agencies and programs in the Twin Cities, primarily utilizing digital and social media as a connection tool.
  • Essentially, bring TC Jewfolk’s resources, calendar of events, and Twin Cities’ “to dos” off the screen and into real life for anyone who is interested.
  • Continue to provide as much connection as possible via online channels, through TC Jewfolk, Minnesota Mammalehs (and neighborhood spin-off groups), Gesher, and other interest-based groups.
  • Develop relationships with major Twin Cities-based companies/organizations in order to support recruitment efforts. Provide Jewish content/programming on-site for employees.
  • Create and execute “public space Judaism” at appropriate metro events in order to find and engage those previously unknown to the community as a whole and provide Jewish content, holiday-related activities/programming and/or informational resources in an easy-to-access format.
  • Keep information on services and resources in our community up to date and accessible for communicating to
    individuals via one-on-one conversations, by phone or digitally.
  • Track data on all programs for engagement level and impact through online analytics tools, surveys, and other
    qualitative and quantitative measurement tools.

MINOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Make recommendations for social engagement through knowledge of communal activities. This includes affinity groups
    at the Twin Cities synagogues, agencies and organizations.
  • Provide information about local features such as Jewish education, parenting, theater, film, music and sports.
  • Recommend needed services as provided by JFCS/JFS or counseling by clergy.

Experience and Qualification Requirements:

Passionate, dedicated self-starter and team player, with strong written, verbal, and online communication skills. Looking for a natural and hungry relationship-builder who is excited to be a cheerleader for the Twin Cities social scene and the diverse Jewish communities within. Looking for candidates preferably with a minimum of 2 – 5 years of previous work experience in similar or related environment. Social media savvy and ability to utilize online technology a must.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in business, communication, social services, or other related area preferred.
  • Expert in digital and social media a must.
  • Experience and involvement in the Twin Cities Jewish community preferred.
  • Customer Service experience, including demonstrated success in assessing needs, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluating customer satisfaction.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional relationship building skills, including sensitivity and ability to identify needs of diverse demographics.

About Jewfolk Media, Inc.

Perhaps best known in the community for TCJewfolk.com, Jewfolk Media, Inc. is the umbrella engagement organization that envisions a Jewish community that embraces diverse ways to be Jewish, offering wide-ranging entry points into Jewish life, fostering meaning and pride in personal and Jewish communal identity, and empowering people to experience Judaism in their own way.

Mission: Jewfolk Media, Inc., is the premier Jewish media organization in the local community that strives to connect, engage, and inspire Jewish adults by using innovative methods, strategies, and communication to:
1. Connect people and deepen personal relationships;
2. Build awareness about Jewish efforts; and
3. Strengthen Jewish communities

Compensation & Benefits
Competitive salary is commensurate with experience. Flexibility in work location and timing — and a fun and challenging work environment — are the primary benefits of this position, as well as a generous Paid Time Off policy.

How to Apply
Please submit cover letter and resume via email to libby@tcjewfolk.com.

Jewfolk Media, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Equal employment has been and continues to be both Jewfolk Media’s policy and practice. Its policy of equal employment opportunity is to recruit, hire, train, promote, and base all other employment
decisions without regard to gender, race, color, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other protected status.

This position is made possible by a generous grant from the
Harry Kay Charitable Foundation.  

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