Location: Getzville, NY 14068
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Degrees: BA
Organization Type Federation

The Buffalo Jewish Federation is looking to hire a full-time passionate Director of Jewish Experience to design and facilitate Jewish living and learning experiences.
• Do you have an intimate understanding and knowledge of Jewish community, calendar, and text?
• Are you looking for a position with purpose, and to be part of a joyful, collaborative, and mission-driven team?
• Are you able to design and deliver experiences that engage diverse audiences in celebrating, learning, and participating in Jewish life?
If so, this full-time position provides a unique and rewarding opportunity for you to work with an organization that makes a difference in the lives of many.

In this position you will lead several efforts for the Center for Jewish Engagement and Learning (CJEL) at the Buffalo Jewish Federation, including, but not limited to, PJ Library and Adult Engagement & Learning. You’ll interact with a wide variety of adults at all stages of life and families with young children to create a culture of belonging where all Jews, their friends and life partners of other faiths, and those exploring Judaism feel welcome to participate in Jewish living and learning experiences that help them thrive. Key responsibilities will include engagement and relationship building, content and resource development, designing and facilitating Jewish learning experiences and larger gatherings for festivals and holidays, strategic future planning, programmatic administration, data collection, volunteer stewardship, and convening collaborative partners.

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (preferred) in Jewish Professional Leadership, Jewish Education, Business Administration, or a similar field; or equivalent work experience.
• 5+ years of experience in Jewish professional leadership or education.
• Expertise in Jewish education and engagement, and intimate knowledge of Jewish culture and texts required.
• A Jewish skill set that includes leading holiday/festival worship experiences.
• Strong facilitation skills, ability to listen deeply, openness to difference.
• Demonstrated aptitude to engage with adults, parents of young children, and children ages 8 and under.
• Extremely strong organizational, administrative and time management skills and the ability to work remotely while still meeting deadlines.
• Positivity, creativity, adaptability and self-discipline. A desire to prioritize ongoing learning.
• The ability to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends.
• Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with both colleagues and volunteer partners.
• Outstanding written, verbal, and presentation-based communication skills.
• The ability to produce quality written materials for web, social media, and Jewish and secular print publications.

The Center for Jewish Engagement and Learning, a project of the Buffalo Jewish Federation, is guided by Jewish values: we are forward thinking with Hazon (vision and innovation), we build and deepen relationships through Anavah (humility), we ask questions first and explore and inquire with Sakranut (curiosity), we celebrate diversity and believe that everyone has a right to belong as all are created with B’Tzelem Elokim (the spark of the divine.)

The Buffalo Jewish Federation’s mission is to convene, inspire, collaborate, lead and enrich the Jewish community locally, in Israel and around the world. We are a vibrant hub of a community that celebrates Jewish life. With a deep commitment to strengthening our organizational and agency partners, creating space for innovation and experimentation, developing and growing sources of funding, and nurturing human capital, Federation inspires individuals to access Jewish tradition in powerful and transformative ways, rousing collective energy and collective action throughout our network of communities.

We employ highly talented individuals who share in our mission, vision and values. All voices are needed and every new member added to the Buffalo Jewish Federation’s team is an opportunity for us to introduce fresh perspectives, talent, and skills into our workforce and our communities. This position provides a salary between $48,000 - $55,000 commensurate with experience. Plus — generous PTO, holidays, contribution towards health insurance and retirement; a flexible schedule, encouraging work environment and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families across Jewish Buffalo. This is a remote opportunity but requires a local presence.

If this sounds like the type of opportunity you've been looking for, apply today to We look forward to meeting you!