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Director, Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC)  

The Jewish Community Relations Committee (JCRC) of the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR) is seeking a new Director. The JCRC is the central public affairs arm of the organized Jewish community and focuses its programs and advocacy on four pillars;

  • Promoting religious freedom and the separation of church and state,
  • Supporting a democratic, strong and peaceful Israel, as the homeland and nation-state of the Jewish people,
  • The eradication of all forms of racism and anti-Semitism,
  • The safety and well-being of Jewish agencies, organizations, and individuals in the Richmond community and environs.

The Director of the Jewish Community Relations Committee is responsible for providing leadership for community relations initiatives in the greater Richmond Jewish and general community.   This includes developing and maintaining constructive relationships with leadership in the Jewish and general communities to advance the interests, needs and concerns of the Federation and the greater Richmond Jewish community. This person must be a strong and passionate advocate for the community and Israel, outstanding relationship builder and communicator.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Israel Advocacy

  • Educate the public and advocate for support of Israel within both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities.
  • Plan and implement relevant cultural, educational, and advocacy-based community programs.
  • Plan and coordinate strategies to combat local BDS campaigns, working closely with the Israel Action Network and other local and national organizations.

Community Relations

  • In partnership with JCRC leadership, develop organizational goals, priorities, and policy recommendations that address the Jewish community’s needs with respect to Israel and the public affairs and community relations agenda

 

  • Establish, nurture, and strengthen relationships with key professionals, community organizations, and government offices, including key policy and decision makers, elected officials, interfaith organizations, and other religious, academic, and political thought leaders
  • Monitor local, national, and international events, working with lay leadership to set policy, and mobilize leadership and volunteers for action as needed
  • Oversee local media relations and collaborate with marketing regarding Federation social media, as it relates to Israel and Jewish perspectives
  • Serve as a resource to the Jewish and non-Jewish communities

Government Affairs

  • Establish relationships with local, state, and national lawmakers and other national Jewish organizations engaged in government affairs and related efforts
  • With the support of the JCRC and Federation leadership, advocate on public policy issues of concern working with government officials, media, and the Jewish community

Other Responsibilities

  • Ensure commitment from the JCRC leadership to the broader Jewish Federation and its relationship development, leadership and investment mission.
  • Undertake other assignments as may be requested by the CEO of the Federation

Please send a cover letter and resume to Webmaster@Jewishrichmond.org.

Corporate Partnership Associate

Jewish Community Federation of Richmond is seeking a hardworking and enthusiastic Associate to join our dedicated team of Professionals. We are looking for someone who will drive our corporate and advertising sales process forward.

Position Description:

The Corporate Partnership Representative is a commission based professional on our Financial Resource Development Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing, cultivating and securing financial support from local and regional businesses, agencies, and organizations for the Jewish Federation. This includes advertising sales for the Reflector, a regional Jewish Newspaper reaching over 4,000 households in Richmond, and the development and implementation of a Corporate Partnership program.

Job Roles:

  • Develop a Corporate Partnership platform to connect corporate sponsors
  • Represent the Jewish Community Federation in the business community
  • Sell advertising in the Reflector, through direct contact and by approaching advertising agencies.
  • Steward and build strong relationships with existing advertiser and corporate relationships
  • Work with the Reflector Editor to manage advertising process, ensuring that ad sizes are correct, copy is accurate, ad is inserted and that client approval is obtained.
  • Work with Reflector editor to develop strategies to increase advertising sales.
  • Work proactively to identify potential advertisers and corporate partners and secure increasing support.
  • Continually explore new formats, corporate partnership models, special sections and other opportunities to make ad placement attractive to advertisers.
  • Keep accurate files to support ad sales work.

This is a position available for those needing to work flexible hours. The role is results oriented and the compensation is focused on results and productivity. This is a Commission-Only position with a competitive commission structure. Other benefits include expense reimbursement, flexible time schedule, and unlimited growth opportunity.

Experience:

Minimum 3 years’ demonstrable sales success. • Ability to communicate effectively in person, via telephone and email.  • Presentable and confident in face-to-face meetings. • General higher education or sales-training and qualifications • Able to build rapport quickly over phone or face to face. • Strong networking skills. • Able to build rapport quickly over phone or face to face. • Motivated self-starter.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Webmaster@Jewishrichmond.org.