Congregational Inclusion Liaison
Combined Jewish Philanthropies, a progressive and innovative federation dedicated to building, strengthening and maintaining an open, welcoming and vibrant Jewish environment, has an opening for a Congregational Inclusion LiaisonThe Congregational Inclusion Ambassador is an organized and multifaceted communicator and connector, responsible for implementing and achieving the goals of the Ruderman Communities of Inclusion Project. The goal of the project is to help create congregational communities that are fully inclusive, integrated, and welcoming for people of all abilities and their families. This will be accomplished through a multi-pronged strategy that will highlight inclusion awareness and visibility and create long lasting culture change. The Congregational Inclusion Ambassador works closely with the professional staff and laypeople at CJP and area synagogues, independent minyanim, and other congregational communities.The perfect candidate will have familiarity and/or background working with congregations and have knowledge of the challenges and opportunities in creating communities that include people of all abilities. The applicant will have excellent interpersonal and communication expertise, both written and spoken. This position is full time and is currently funded for twelve months, with potential to be extended based on the success of the 1st year. KEY FUNCTIONS : Community Engagement Establish relationships with clergy, members, and volunteer leaders at synagogues, independent minyanim and congregations throughout the CJP catchment area through individual or group meetings, written materials, networking or other means to further the goals of the Project and the creation of congregational communities that include people of all abilities. Present/participate in community meetings, events, and other activities to build relationships with congregations to further the goal of creating inclusive communities. Create social and learning opportunities to engage, educate, and learn from congregational communities. Create and implement strategic marketing/communications plan to achieve outreach, awareness and inclusion goals. Create collateral materials, including written, web-based and social media. Use social media to publicize and promote inclusion awareness and efforts. Write regular blog posts and create a virtual resource library on JewishBoston.com Act as a resource to the congregational community on all matters relating to inclusion of people of all abilities. Analytics Do environmental scan of the congregational community to learn and document current level of inclusion and inclusion efforts. Establish project benchmarks and do ongoing measurement of progress towards goals. Oversight and Administration Manage all grant goals, activities, deliverables, schedules and deadlines for the Project. Enlist and enroll clergy and other congregational leaders in Communities of Inclusion. Work together with the Director of the CJP Leadership Development Institute to identify key contacts at congregations and coordinate the organizational change process. Collaborate together with the Director of Disabilities Services and CJP staff to coordinate inclusion efforts internally and externally. Other Perform other duties as assigned with or without accommodation MIN REQUIREMENTS: Education: Bachelor's Degree Background: 5+ years background in the Jewish community or with Jewish organizations. 5+ years background in the inclusion field and familiarity and understanding of inclusion of people of all abilities and its challenges. Preferred Skills/Requirements: Proficient in Windows environment, including Microsoft word, Microsoft excel, Database and Internet. Strong project management, management expertise and attention to detail. S kills/Competencies: Expertise to work creatively and flexibly in a dynamic environment and very self motivated. Strong verbal and writing skills and time management skills. Expertise to work individually and in a team environment Strong relationship-builder with a proven ability in cold calling, connecting, and other marketing/ sales techniques. Familiarity with Boston's congregational community. Other: Access to reliable car to travel throughout Greater Boston area up to 50% of the time.
Combined Jewish Philanthropies
Nonprofit & Public Policy
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