Combined Jewish Philanthropies IACT Program Officer  in Boston, Massachusetts

IACT Program Officer



Passion. Purpose. Impact.CJP is at the heart of Greater Boston's Jewish community, but our reach is felt around the world. We bring together the resources, volunteers, leadership, and expertise to care for people in need, advocate for Israel, and ensure a vibrant Jewish future. Together, we're helping struggling families find financial stability, making Jewish learning relevant and inclusive, connecting the next generation to Jewish life, and so much more. Our greatest resource is our people — the staff, volunteers, partners and leaders who help make Greater Boston’s Jewish community a welcoming home. It’s this energy and commitment that drive CJP’s mission. We are one of Boston's oldest and most respected philanthropic organizations and we are currently seeking an IACT Program Officer.

IACT (Inspired, Active, Committed, Transformed) is an initiative that builds on the success of Birthright Israel (BRI) by providing support and inspiration to students before and after their trip. This position will be responsible for the program review and implementation across 10-12 campuses nationally.

The IACT Program Officer will work with college and university campuses around the country and their full-time onsite coordinators throughout the year to develop strategic plans for recruitment, create pre-trip programming and post-trip content. This position contributes to the success of unaffiliated underclassmen engaging in deeper experiences and activities in Jewish life on campus. By coaching and mentoring the onsite coordinators, IACT supports students in taking leadership roles and participating in student-organized Jewish programming and groups, and by directing increased participation in existing Israel-related opportunities on and off campus.


  • Overseeing IACT coordinators daily across 12 campuses, assisting in expanding the number of Birthright Israel trip participants from his/her assigned campus through effective recruitment and marketing strategies.

  • Working with CJP’s Campus team to develop content to engage Birthright Israel participants in continued campus activities and Jewish life in the areas of Israel education/advocacy, social justice/community service, and Jewish life and learning; developing personalized follow-up and individual Jewish/Israel plans with Birthright Israel alumni to deepen individuals’ connection to Jewish life.

  • Measuring program implementation and outcomes, problem solve and alter program content as needed to achieve desired results. Support site visits, presentations, and annual reviews of campus outcomes. Report out on campus activities, collectively, capture impactful stories, ensure measurement systems are being used by coordinators, create and disseminate reports and updates as need in a timely fashion.

  • Advising and overseeing the activities of student groups relating to Israel-programming and education. Implementing benchmarks for tactics and best practices that transform campus Jewish life, with the Birthright Israel participants as a core group through which others are engaged and brought into Jewish activities.

  • Monitoring anti-Semitism and anti-Israel campus activities and working with the team to develop timely responsive strategies for campuses.

  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.

Position Requirements


  • BA or equivalent


  • A minimum of 2-5 years of professional experience working with campus staff and key organizational partners supporting Jewish students.

  • Highly skilled in community organizing, marketing, event planning, and program development.

  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate previously successful implementation of creative ideas that produced measurable outcomes.


  • Prior travel experience in Israel, and a familiarity with Israel and Judaism.

  • Experience with Jewish education and outreach.

  • Knowledge of Israeli society and culture.

  • Excellent follow-through on projects, and the ability to multi-task.

  • Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.

  • Comfortable presenting in front of groups, outgoing and personable.

  • Ability to manage projects, with many moving parts, to set timetables and adhere to deadlines.

  • Self-driven and motivated, with energy and enthusiasm for Israel programming and travel.

  • Self-starting, motivated to seek out opportunities and projects.

  • Proven leadership skills, and the capacity for effective teamwork and group leadership.

  • Ability to travel up to 40%of the time

  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changes and shifting priorities.


  • Availability for evening and/or weekend events/meetings and for national travel

  • Strong personal commitment to the CJP mission and the Israel agenda.



About the OrganizationCJP offers that rare opportunity to tap your skills, talents, and experience to benefit a greater good while you grow professionally. You will work in a dynamic environment, with a diverse group of individuals who share your commitment and enthusiasm. Together, you will make a difference for Jews and non-Jews in Greater Boston and worldwide. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and a collegial, family-friendly work and team environment. Come see how we Work with Passion, Live with Purpose, and Make a Bigger Difference every day.Click here for more information on CJP's benefitsCJP conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.CJP is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities, women, veterans, people of color, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

This position is currently accepting applications.