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Sixth & I — Development Assistant


Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

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Position          :           Birthright Israel NEXT DC Professional
Department   :           Financial Resource Development (FRD)
Reports To      :           Young Leadership Director
Date                :           February 2012


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.


Birthright Israel NEXT DC is dedicated to fostering an ongoing relationship among the more than 11,000 alumni in the Greater Washington area. Based on a vision to further Jewish causes and support for Israel, Birthright Israel NEXT DC allows participants and their peers to stay connected with one another, meet new friends, continue their Israel experience and explore what the Washington Jewish Community has to offer.


The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington coordinates Birthright Israel NEXT DC events and serves all alumni regardless of trip date and trip provider.


Position Overview:

A strategic team-player, the Birthright Israel NEXT DC Professional works with Birthright Israel alumni and their peers to engage their interests and help connect them to the DC-area Jewish community upon their return from Israel.


The NEXT DC Professional is responsible for overseeing strategic initiatives to engage these young adults in the work of The Jewish Federation and/or other organizations in the community where their interests lay. The Professional will be responsible for programming, volunteer management, leadership development, community engagement and recruitment.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Outreach to young adults in their 20s and 30s
  • Organize Taglit-Birthright Israel Orientation for any post-college participant in the DC area
  • Staff the Taglit-Birthright Israel: DC Community Trips and begin making connections with participants from the DC community while in Israel to help foster their involvement and engagement upon their return
  • Cultivate personal relationships with alumni, mentoring them on Jewish communal life
  • Connect alumni to relevant local, regional and national activities to help cultivate their interests
  • Work with the local Alumni Advisory Committee
  • Foster existing partnerships with organizations in the community who cater to young adults, i.e. EntryPointDC of the Washington DCJCC and Sixth & I
  • Connect alumni and their peers to the work of The Jewish Federation in an effort to develop their philanthropic, volunteer and/or professional niche
  • Plan events to connect participants to each-other and the Jewish community
  • Follow up interviews and subsequent mini-reunions and events that tags onto already existing Federation and community events
  • Manage website and online communications.



  • Intimate knowledge of and passion for the Jewish community, its customs and practices
  • Experience in event coordination and planning
  • Experience with volunteer engagement
  • Deep and growing connections in the Greater Washington area across Jewish professional lines
  • A passion for engaging people
  • 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
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously; seeming them from concept through execution


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2-5 years of related experience


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