One of the Foundation’s key initiatives is ROI Community, an international network of activists and change-makers who are redefining Jewish engagement for a new generation of global citizens. Through its capstone Summit and an innovative suite of ongoing opportunities for professional development, networking and financial support, ROI empowers its members to take an active role in shaping the Jewish future.
Last year, ROI and the Foundation expanded these offerings to include a Community Incubator program that invests in networks working toward social change in key areas. Participants in the Incubator have access to funding, training, experts and a community of practice. The Fellow will play an integral role in developing and managing the Community Incubator.
Specific responsibilities of the Fellow include:
Operations management of the Community Incubator:
Manage the ongoing Incubator application, monitoring, evaluation and grant reporting processes with a focus on streamlining efficient processes, strategic grant making and the maximization of technological support platforms
Liaise with community leaders from around the world to ensure adherence to program requirements
Ensure regular meetings between community leaders and foundation staff are scheduled and that leaders are prepared
Oversee Incubator website content
Oversee the Incubator Expert Fund, which provides participants with access to external experts, by:
Creating a resource bank of consultants
Understanding community leaders’ needs through surveys and conversations
Support ongoing training and learning for Incubator community leaders:
Animate online community of practice by generating discussion, monitoring participation, assessing needs, and sharing best practices
Source expert speakers and trainers
Manage logistics for webinars
Organize logistics for the semi-annual, in-person, multi-day Incubator training program:
o Liaise with venue to arrange logistics for training
o Support logistics (room and catering set-up, supplies, etc.), including on-site support, if appropriate
o Format and produce registration lists, agenda, nametags, handouts, etc.
Contribute to ongoing Foundation learning by:
Conducting research on community/network trends
Designing presentations about community/network trends
Acting as a strategic thought partner to the Program Officer overseeing the Incubator
We would like the Fellow to have:
A Bachelor’s Degree
Strong written and verbal communication skills
An acute attention to detail and is an organized, self-starter
An ability to plan programs, analyze data, and create effective systems
An ability to think strategically while balancing immediate and long-term priorities
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), plus the ability to quickly learn other applicable systems, including CRMs (preferably Salesforce), and form design and mass communication platforms
Strong work ethic and an ability to complete assignments in a timely, organized manner
Highly resourceful with great degrees of reliability, flexibility and curiosity
Willingness to travel and work nights and weekends infrequently
ARE YOU READY TO APPLY?
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to Sarah Schonberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applicants must complete a preliminary employment application.
Note: completion of the application does not guarantee an interview.
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