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Job Description: Director of InterfaithFamily/Boston

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InterfaithFamily (IFF) is seeking to fill a full-time position as Director of InterfaithFamily/Boston (IFF/B). The Director will be responsible for managing all activities of IFF/B. The Director is responsible for building relationships with people in interfaith relationships and with organizations and professionals that serve them, providing training and facilitation, and supervising and coordinating work with both the IFF/B North Shore Ambassador and IFF/B Project Manager to accomplish goals, including building awareness of resources available in the Boston Jewish community.

The ideal candidate is ordained clergy who has experience working with interfaith couples and families, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and comfort working with or ability to learn a variety of technical tools including Microsoft Office, our customer relationship management system (CRM), the InterfaithFamily Network, and online learning systems. This position will report to the National Director of InterfaithFamily/Your Community. 

Responsibilities:

 

Oversight

  • Manage all grant goals, deliverables, and deadlines for IFF/B.
  • Supervise the North Shore Ambassador and Project Manager of IFF/B.
  • Keep track of meetings and interactions using our CRM system and supervise the Project Manager’s monthly reporting and tracking of goals.
  • Work closely with the National Director of InterfaithFamily/Your Community and the Directors of other InterfaithFamily/Your Community locations nationwide.
 
Community Engagement
 
  • Build relationships and communicate with interfaith couples to connect them to each other and to programs and resources. 
  • Develop partnerships and collaborative working arrangements with other Jewish community organizations and professionals that interact with our target audiences.
  • Work with Union of Reform Judaism, Jewish Discovery Institute and JCC program partners to support/facilitate their programming.
  • Present/participate in community meetings, events, and other activities to build relationships with interfaith families (including some nights and weekends).
 

Online Community Recruitment and Support

  • Recruit local Jewish organizations and professionals to list themselves and their events/programs on the IFF Network.
  • Recruit local interfaith couples/individuals to join the IFF Network and subscribe to the local email newsletter from IFF in coordination with CJP/JewishBoston.com.
  • Personally communicate with those who join to ascertain their interests and needs.
  • Work with the Project Manager to create, stimulate, and moderate postings on a local Facebook group to engage users.
  • Respond to and support individual inquiries to online services, including email newsletter.
 
Training and Facilitation
  • Provide and/or participate in training opportunities with Hebrew College rabbinic school and URJ Outreach Training Institute, for Jewish professionals, clergy, and lay leaders on how to be welcoming to people in interfaith families.
  • Present information about being sensitive to the needs of interfaith families at meetings of other organizations.
  • Facilitate or co-facilitate programs with partner organizations.
  • Conduct adult education sessions at other organizations that help interfaith couples/participants learn about living Jewishly.
 
Social Media
  • Work with Project Manager to use Twitter, Facebook, and other social media channels to publicize/promote IFF/B and the programs offered, as well as engage target audience.
  • Work with the Project Manager to create bi-weekly blog posts.
 
 
Minimum Education and Experience:
  • BA/BS, rabbinic ordination required, MA is a plus.
  • Experience in the Jewish community or with Jewish organizations.
  • Experience in outreach, community organizing, marketing, communications, and/or sales are a plus.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Approachable manner and strong ability to engage with people.
  • Understanding of and respect for interfaith couples' decisions.
  • Excellent people skills, phone presence, and oral and written communications.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture, history, and religion.
  • Comfort with Microsoft Office products (Word, Outlook, etc.) and ability to learn new technologies. HTML knowledge a plus.
  • Excellent follow-through, organization skills, and attention to detail; ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and volunteers; a high level of energy, creativity, flexibility, and humor; willing to roll-up sleeves to get the job done.
  • Personal commitment to furthering Jewish engagement of interfaith families and an appreciation of the importance of doing so to strengthen Jewish identity and community.
 
InterfaithFamily

InterfaithFamily is the premiere resource supporting interfaith couples exploring Jewish life and inclusive Jewish communities. We offer educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals, and programs; resources and trainings for organizations, clergy, and other program providers; and our new InterfaithFamily/Your Community initiative providing coordinated comprehensive offerings in local communities.

Equal Opportunity Employer. InterfaithFamily (IFF) provides equal opportunity to all people regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, body configuration, age, disability, marital status, height, weight, or political belief. This policy applies to all employees and applicants for employment.

How to Apply

This is a full-time position located in Newton.

Send resume and cover letter to Heather Martin, Chief Operating Officer at jobs@interfaithfamily.com.

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