UJA-Federation of New York

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Planning Professional, Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal

Job Location:
New York, NY
Strategic Planning & Organizational Resources

UJA-Federation of New York's Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal (CoJIR) is responsible for strategic planning and allocations in the area of Jewish education. Through a diverse portfolio of initiatives, CoJIR seeks to renew and strengthen Jewish life around the world. CoJIR represents the commitment of 100 volunteer leaders working alongside a small group of dedicated communal professionals.

CoJIR seeks to hire an extraordinary professional who can contribute to and grow with this dynamic agenda. The ideal candidate would combine the aspirations of a dreamer with the realism of a seasoned pragmatist. The work environment demands flexibility and good humor as well as the ability to relentlessly focus on the task at hand. The demonstration of professional passion, energy, and optimism are a plus.


The Planning Professional works closely with CoJIR colleagues and lay partners to move forward specific assigned content agendas within the Commission on Jewish Identity and Renewal. Each content area is represented by a task force made up of volunteer leaders. Currently CoJIR has seven different task forces, each with a discreet focus. Some examples of active CoJIR task forces are Teen Engagement, Beginning Jewish Families, and Post-College Adults. The Planning Professional will be assigned to at least two content areas and will have full responsibility for all related work. In addition, the Planning Professional works as a member of CoJIR staff teams in special projects, both on a short- and long-term basis.


Creative management of core content areas, including grants management, initiative development, building and sustaining relationships with key organizational partners, site visits, and continued learning necessary for securing and maintaining expertise. Working closely with lay leadership to fund and oversee initiatives of various sizes including large, complex projects with multiple partners.


  • Impeccable analytic and writing skills.
  • Functions equally well as part of a team or independently.
  • The ability to negotiate between big picture and smaller details, appropriately prioritizing tasks and information.
  • Active learner who asks great questions, while seeking and providing stimulating answers.


Advanced degree in related field preferred. Minimum of 2 years of work experience.