Combined Jewish Philanthropies Israel Activism Campus Program Officer  in Boston, Massachusetts

Israel Activism Campus 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 a Israel Activism Campus Program Officer.

CJP is looking for a dynamic self-starter to inspire Israel advocacy across New England campuses. The Israel Activism Campus Program Officer will implement a proactive Israel advocacy strategy designed to significantly strengthen existing pro-Israel campus activity. In support of campus activities, the candidate will implement programmatic events and Israel campaigns as part of CJP’s Israel Campus Roundtable. A significant responsibility of this role is recruitment, implementation and evaluation of student leadership missions to Israel. The activities and initiatives will target various segments of the college student population as well as upgrade the ability of pro-Israel activists to rapidly mobilize and respond effectively to anti-Israel activity.This is a unique position for a candidate with 3-5 years of professional work experience who is skilled in advocacy, community organizing, social media, event planning, and program development. We are looking for a change agent who can demonstrate previous successful implementation of creative ideas. The Israel Activism Campus Program Officer will be an essential part of the CJP campus team and professional Israel campus community.

What you’re great at:

  • Speaking passionately and inspiring others about Israel, both through individual conversations and larger group presentations

  • Confidence in public dialogue and teaching about Israeli politics, history, society, and particularly Middle East conflicts

  • Creative always seeking out new opportunities and projects

  • Learning from experience and making the necessary adjustments in a timely manner

  • Managing multiple projects, with many moving parts, setting timetables and adhering to deadlines

  • Using your social networking and coalition building skills to connect students and organizations on campus to strategically strengthen the pro-Israel student community

  • Owning your unique Jewish knowledge and experiences and inspiring others to explore their own Jewish journey

  • Developing structure and opportunities that assist and create the next generation of Israel campus leaders

The following areas will need to be covered to achieve these goals:

  • Ability to build interpersonal relationships with students to engage them in pro-Israel activism on campus

  • Attending meetings, student gatherings, and campus life events to reach and interest a diverse student population

  • Recruit 200+ student leaders to travel to Israel for educational tours each year

  • Coach and supervise student leaders post-travel through trainings and Israel programmatic events

  • Empower newly engaged students to create and implement meaningful experiences and initiatives with and for their peers through an internship or other leadership models/opportunities

  • Develop means of communication with students for the purposes of tracking anti-Israel activity. This will include strategic and creative marketing via Twitter, Facebook and other means of social media.

  • Manage Israel engagement and programmatic expenditures and provide ongoing budget supervision, in consultation with your supervisor

  • Maintain records of events and attendance for measurement and ongoing evaluation

  • Track and evaluate progress to show growth

  • Performs other duties as assigned with or without accommodation

Position Requirements

What you’ll bring to the job:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, ideally in Middle East or Israel studies; Master’s degree preferred

  • 3-5 years’ experience of professional work experience in Jewish communal or campus setting

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

  • A strong advocacy-orientated background

  • Experience with Jewish education and outreach

  • Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.

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

  • Team-oriented approach to work, flexibility, a strong work ethic, a sense of humor, an ability to take risks and learn from situations when things don’t turn out the way you thought they would

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

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

  • Strong personal commitment to the CJP mission



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.