Job Description – Associate Director, Chicago Innovation Hub (Part-time)

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InterfaithFamily (IFF) is looking for an Associate Director for our Innovation Hub in Chicago. This 20 hours/week position will partner closely with the rabbinic Director of the Innovation Hub, and be responsible for outreach and engagement to interfaith couples and families in Chicagoland, as well as connections to local organizations; planning and executing programs for them; managing the Hub’s social media presence, and reporting and tracking for the Hub’s activities.  This position is an opportunity to work in a dynamic organization that targets a growing and critically important segment of the Jewish community.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the Chicago Jewish community; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; comfort working with technology or ability to learn; and savvy with social media. We are seeking someone who is collaborative, outgoing, organized and detail-oriented, hands-on and who thrives in a fluid, fast-paced, and entrepreneurial environment. This position will report to the Director of the Innovation Hub in Chicago, with a dotted line reporting to the Director of Development.

Job Description

Outreach and Engagement (80%):

  • Represent InterfaithFamily in Chicago at community events and talk with interfaith couples, families and professionals.
  • Plan and execute IFF/Chicago programs, including logistics and event set-up.
  • Market InterfaithFamily workshops, programs and professional development to Jewish organizations, clergy and professionals.
  • In conjunction with the national staff, manage the Chicago Innovation Hub’s presence on social media and with local media.
  • Work with partner organizations to co-sponsor programs and activities.
  • Build and manage the Chicago Leadership Council, including recruiting local lay leadership, managing the meeting logistics, and maintaining relationships with leadership council members.
  • Cultivate and steward relationships with key leaders and stakeholders in the community.

 Tracking and Reporting (20%):

  • Provide monthly reporting on Chicago Innovation Hub activities to track progress toward goals.
  • Use Salesforce for tracking and reporting.
  • Draft reports for stakeholders and funders describing Chicago activities.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS required
  • Knowledge of the Chicago Jewish community. Specific work with interfaith families is a plus.
  • Strong outreach and engagement skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Ability to build trust with interfaith couples and families and with the Chicagoland Jewish community.
  • Experience managing volunteers or boards a plus.
  • Marketing, communications or development experience a plus.
  • Comfortable with Microsoft products, on social media, with Salesforce, and the ability to learn new technologies.
  • Excellent follow-through, responsiveness, and attention to detail; ability to work harmoniously with colleagues and volunteers; ability to pitch in and “get hands dirty” in small non-profit environment.
  • Ability to approach professional situations with creativity, resourcefulness, grace, and a sense of humor.
  • Personal commitment to furthering Jewish engagement of interfaith families and an appreciation of the importance of doing so in strengthening Jewish identity and community.

 

InterfaithFamily

InterfaithFamily is the only national organization laser-focused on supporting interfaith couples exploring Jewish life and helping build inclusive Jewish communities. We offer educational content and resources; connections to welcoming organizations, Jewish clergy, professionals and programs; resources and training for organizations, clergy, and other program providers; and programs for interfaith couples and families.

How to Apply
Please email or fax cover letter and resume to: jobs@interfaithfamily.com, fax: 617 965 7772

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.

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About InterfaithFamily

InterfaithFamily is the premier 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 Rukin Rabbinic Fellowship will provide offerings for couples in cities nationwide. If you have suggestions, please contact network@interfaithfamily.com.