JCRC is a coalition of Jewish organizations and individuals that creates relationships and works toward common civic goals within the Greater Boston Community. We are the public affairs and advocacy arm of the organized Jewish community, with a Council of 40 member organizations from all over Greater Boston. We function at the intersection between the Jewish community and the broader community of citizens, groups, and civic entities.
JCRC of Greater Boston is currently seeking a multitalented Director of Israel Engagement and Boston Partners for Peace to join their Boston team on a full-time basis. The Director of Israel Engagement and Boston Partners for Peace will develop and implement programs that engage civic leaders beyond the Jewish community with Israel and the issues impacting its people. Through programming focused on connecting targeted constituents with Israeli and Palestinian peacemakers, primarily through the Boston Partners for Peace platform; planning and executing study tours; and other initiatives to be developed by the position, JCRC seeks to encourage constructive and nuanced approaches to Israel, and positively affect engagement with and discourse about Israel primarily outside the Jewish community in Greater Boston.
Please note that this is a hybrid position, working in the office Tuesdays and Wednesdays and remotely Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
This position does require travel.
This position will report to the Senior Director of Community Relations while also reporting to the Chief Operating Office with regards to measuring impact, long-term desired outcomes, and reporting.
Boston Partners for Peace
- Design and execute compelling programming, including with other US based partners who share a commitment to this approach, to engage Boston civic leaders with the work of BP4P groups.
- Maintain relationships with and monitor activities of BP4P groups on behalf of JCRC in service to identifying and executing program opportunities that elevate their leadership and impact.
- Continuously monitor on-the-ground activity in Israel and the Palestinian Areas and with BP4P to:
- Amplify and promote activities of BP4P organizations on social media and through BPFP blog.
- Highlight compelling work and programming through a monthly BP4P Newsletter.
- Assure updated content and programming appears on the BP4P Website.
- Develop and implement metrics to evaluate impact and reach of programming.
- Continually revise programming in response to evaluation
Israel Study Tours
- Oversee operational aspects of recruitment process, registration, itinerary planning, and logistics for JCRC study tours for Boston area civic leaders (including establishing a working relationship with ground partners in Israel), and centering BP4P organizations in itineraries.
- Extend the impact of our study tours by developing and implementing robust alumni programming for participants reflecting their interests, including providing ongoing resources.
- Support and assist JCRC leadership in working with alumni to broaden our work and to recruit for future tours.
- Develop and implement metrics to evaluate impact of study tours and related programs.
- Function as thought partner with JCRC’s professional and volunteer leaders in addressing strategic questions, including shaping JCRC response to unfolding events.
- Draft statements and other communications on current events for review by JCRC professional and lay leadership.
Other duties as assigned within the broader scope of this position.
This position is meant to be done in an office or like environment. It is expected that large quantities of time will be spent using of a computer to execute the essential job functions. Light to moderate physical activity may be necessary in support of essential functions of the organization. Job can be completed during normal business hours with occasional nights and weekends to be expected. Job entails trips to Israel and the Palestinian Areas for one-to-two weeks at a time once or twice a year.
- Three to five years of related experience in program design, creation, and evaluation.
- Background in and ability to develop and implement metrics to evaluate programming and implementing evaluation methods
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in applicable experience
- Proven track record in the creation of successful programming
- Strong interpersonal skills, able to build and maintain relationships, forge connections among partners
- Solid team player, collaborative approach to work
- Commitment to a nuanced approach to Israel.
- Commitment to the future of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state
- Strong communicator, orally and in writing
- Functions well in fast paced environment, agile in responding to crises
- Able to navigate politically complicated landscape
- Ability to travel internationally and domestically required.
- Flexible schedule: some nights and Sunday work may be required
- This is a full-time position with a 35-hour work week
- Compensation: $75,000-$80,000
- Full Benefits Package, including PFMLA, provided for employees
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
TO APPLY, SEND COVER LETTER AND RESUME TO Joseph Katz, Program and Operations Assistant,