Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center
About the Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center
The Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center (FJC) is the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism’s (USCJ) home in the heart of Jerusalem. Our campus includes the Conservative Yeshiva, a pluralistic hub for Jewish learning with global reach; Nativ, a gap-year program; an array of signature programs for youth and day schools; the 200+ bed Agron Guest House; and Oded, a range of classes and events for adults.
We engage thousands of people each year, from teens to adults, though the creativity and possibility of Jewish life and culture. We are a bridge between Israel and upwards of six-hundred North American communities in addition to working with students and communities in Europe, South America, and Africa. We also play a key role in the network of Masorti and other pluralistic organizations and agencies that serve learning, diversity, and purpose in Jewish life.
Our refreshed senior leadership team is responsible for expanding the impact of already beloved programs with thousands of alumni in a historic building on a beautiful campus with room to grow. We have a strong donor base and a bright vision for the future.
About the Position
The Program Director will have overall responsibility for the Fuchsberg Jerusalem Center’s informal educational, cultural, and public programs. The position reports to the Executive Director.
The Program Director will be a visionary leader and educator with experience building and managing high-impact programs for adults. S/he will have outstanding people skills and the ability to manage program space and budgets in a highly organized and efficient manner, modeling curiosity and appreciation for Jewish study; commitment to pluralism in Israel and elsewhere; and an understanding of Jewish life outside of Israel, particularly North America. S/he must be a self-starter with an appetite for entrepreneurism and building communities and programs that last.
Strategic Planning and Leadership
- Work with the Executive Director and senior management team to shape the institutional vision, mission, and philosophy of FJC
- Establish a multi-year plan to implement that vision, including assessment of areas of weakness and potential growth as well as development of new initiatives
- Set departmental agenda, goals, and criteria for measuring success in implementing the plan
- Establish programmatic, administrative, and operational priorities and a timeline for their implementation
- Collaborate with other FJC colleagues who directly manage its core programs
Administration and Operations
- Develop the annual budget for the department and supervise all expenditures in collaboration with the Director of Finance
- Coordinate FJC calendar and scheduling of programs
- Manage effective use of program space on FJC campus, including leveraging it for new revenue opportunities
- Assist in developing content for website, social media, and other communications materials and participate in their distribution
Student Support and Management
- Identify and respond to individual needs and interests of students
- Create opportunities for connection, achievement, and compelling involvement of students in Jewish life and culture
- Identify special needs and develop and implement interventions and accommodations
- Collaborate with like-minded organizations in Israel and abroad to shape programming, new initiatives, and opportunities for meaningful programs
- Collaborate with spiritual leaders inside and outside of FJC (including alumni) to design and implement educational and spiritual experiences and services
- Foster and supervise the development of an integrated, consistent, and innovative brand for the center, as part of USCJ and the wider Conservative Movement, and as a key resource and voice in the Jewish world as a whole
Knowledge and Skills
- Intermediate to advanced experience with MS Word, MS Excel, and Google Business Suite
- Fluency in social media
- Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills in Hebrew and English (other languages a plus)
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team and take on new tasks with a high level of complexity
Education and Work Experience
- Advance degree preferred, but not required
- 5+ years experience with similar non-profits and/or educational or cultural programs and initiatives