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23 Jan 2013

Full-Time Executive Director

Jewish World Watch – Posted by Jewish Jobs Los Angeles, California, United States

Job Description

Jewish World Watch Encino, California Reporting to the Board of Directors of Jewish World Watch, the Executive Director has responsibility for implementing strategic goals, spearheading fund raising initiatives, enhancing community presence, supervising staff, shepherding board development, and managing of administrative, fiscal, and operational functions.

About Jewish World Watch

Jewish World Watch is a leader in the fight against genocide and mass atrocities. Our coalition of synagogues, churches, schools, and individuals mobilizes against on-going genocide in Sudan and massive displacement and rape in Congo. Drawing on Jewish values and experiences, Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis and Janice Kamenir-Reznik founded Jewish World Watch to increase awareness, educate the community, advocate for political change, support tangible projects, and improve the lives of survivors. Since its inception in 2004, JWW has raised more than $11 Million for advocacy, education, training, relief, and development projects impacting hundreds of thousands of those in need. JWW has six full time staff, several part-time staff and consultants, and an annual budget of $1.5 Million. For additional information, visit

Primary Responsibilities

Financial Resource Development

· In collaboration with JWW lay leadership, and building upon JWW’s donor base, create and implement a fundraising infrastructure to assure the long-term sustainability of JWW, including an annualized giving plan, giving circles, and large gift strategies, cultivation, and stewardship · Supervise JWW’s community campaign, including development of strategies to maximize traditional mail, e-mail, and social networking techniques · Supervise grant and foundation giving initiatives · Integrate JWW’s events, including Global Soul, I Witness, Survivors Legacy, Walks to End Genocide, and Hear Her Voice, with fundraising strategies · Create an endowment plan for consideration by the Board of Directors  Management and Fiscal Administration · Oversee all operations of JWW · Develop and monitor annual budgets and restricted giving accounts · Ensure timely compliance with reporting and other requirements of donors and the IRS Community Visibility and Relationships · Establish a presence, on behalf of JWW, in Jewish and relevant activist communities · Create collaborative individual and organizational relationships · Speak publicly on behalf of JWW · Oversee marketing initiatives for JWW that integrate its policies, programs, events, and fund raising Human Resource Management · Create a professional culture of high expectations and transparency, undergirded by Jewish values, and coupled with healthy boundaries between work and personal time · Hire, supervise, and evaluate staff · Provide staff with skill and content training opportunities, including cross-position functionality to enable opportunities for internal promotions and seamless operations when some staff are not available Lay Leadership Development · Staff the JWW Board of Directors · Enlist the Board and other lay leaders in the fundraising, policy, allocations, and fiscal functions of JWW · Identify appropriate roles for lay leaders, provide board training, and develop new leadership Vision, Strategic Planning and Implementation · Maintain ongoing dialogue with JWW’s key lay leadership regarding its mission and strategic planning.

· Recommend evolution of JWW’s vision, mission, policies, and operations as new opportunities and challenges arise in order to evolve, expand, or contract as deemed wise



Profile of the Successful Candidate:

The successful candidate will be a strong leader with excellent interpersonal, fund development, and management skills who is passionate about building a sustainable community of activists to combat genocide and mass atrocities. S/he will have proven abilities to raise funds for a compelling mission and to build strong relationships with a broad range of constituencies. The successful candidate will have a positive record of supervising professional and support staff and of interacting effectively with Boards of Directors, donors, and lay leadership. S/he will have excellent written, verbal, and public presentation skills. The successful candidate will have a minimum of seven years of experience working in Jewish non-profits, with increasing responsibilities as a leader in fund raising and management. S/he will have knowledge of the Los Angeles Jewish community, Judaism, and Jewish communal structures.


Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications and will be competitive with small non-profit executive salaries in Southern California. JWW offers a benefit package and is closed on national and Jewish holidays.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and a cover note if there is additional information you would like us to know about you. Only electronic submissions will be accepted at

Job Categories: Business/Management, Indeed, Non-Profit, and Other. Job Types: Full-Time.


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