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Executive Director, San Diego Coalition Against Antisemitism - San Diego

Company: The Jewish Federations of North America
Location: San Diego
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Jewish Federation of San Diego (Federation) is looking for a strategic professional with a strong history of building relationships, coalition building, consensus building, public relations, and strategic planning to support, elevate, and align existing efforts to address antisemitism, and to develop and organize community-wide responses when appropriate. - For more than 85 years, Federation has worked to create a vibrant, caring, connected and enduring Jewish community by strengthening Jewish identity, caring for Jews in need, and fostering deep connections with Israel and Jews around the world. San Diego County is home to more than 100,000 Jews in about 50,000 households. We are a thriving, vibrant, multi-faceted community of more than 100 Jewish communal organizations. More information about Jewish San Diego is available on our website, Federation staff are passionate about community building, highly collaborative, and always learning. We bring a wide range of experiences and backgrounds to our work and welcome all applicants for this dynamic position. - JOB SUMMARY The San Diego Coalition Against Antisemitism is a newly established entity that will expand and strengthen the activities of Federation's existing Antisemitism Roundtable by identifying and facilitating areas of coordination and collaboration among Jewish organizations and individuals currently working to combat antisemitism. The Coalition seeks to develop and implement shared strategies to address acts of antisemitism, combatting antisemitic incidents and rhetoric through relationship building, incentivizing collaboration, education, and advocacy. Utilizing a model of shared leadership, the Coalition is seeking to build on, connect, and amplify the work of existing organizations and create new connections. - The Coalition Executive Director (ED) will lead the coordination of efforts among Jewish organizations to respond to and proactively prevent antisemitism. The ED will be responsible for identifying gaps, increasing organizational coordination in San Diego around PR, advocacy, allyship, education, and will support and promote existing organizations with expertise in this area. The ED will engage both professionals and volunteers in identifying and taking on antisemitism across San Diego's institutions; civic, government, media, faith, education and business. The Coalition Advisory Board will be comprised of a Chair/Co-Chairs, representatives of designated organizations, as well as lay leaders who will provide advice, guidance, and support for Coalition direction and the accomplishment of stated objectives. ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of a coordinated, comprehensive approach to strengthening our community's response to antisemitism including protocols, procedures, and tools to help guide our community's real-time reactions.
  • Develop comprehensive knowledge of current resources and approaches to combat antisemitism and create mechanisms to discover and share information about incidents of antisemitism. -
  • Oversee regular convening of Coalition members to strategize and coordinate responses to antisemitic incidents, initiatives, and vulnerabilities, including with public statements, PR initiatives, and other constructive actions.
  • Coordinate and convene Coalition Advisory Board in partnership with chair/co-chairs.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration, give direction, and set guidelines for quick action.
  • Serve as a central point of contact for Coalition members, fostering communication and collaboration among diverse stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement strategic communication plans to address antisemitic incidents and events, including crisis management and proactive PR efforts.
  • Identify, recruit, and engage Jewish and non-Jewish allies to work with the Coalition to and speak out against antisemitism alongside the Jewish community.
  • Foster partnerships with community organizations, educational institutions, and other stakeholders to amplify the Coalition's impact.
  • Work with Coalition members to identify and advocate for policies and initiatives that combat antisemitism and promote tolerance and inclusion in the community.
  • Engage community members in dialogue, forums and meaningful conversations that lead to greater understanding and empowerment. EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS
    • Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in working in complex, multi-stakeholder environments, building relationships and project management.
    • Excellent facilitation, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and collaborate with diverse stakeholders, give direction, and drive action.
    • Strong understanding of antisemitism, its historical context, and contemporary manifestations.
    • Demonstrated ability to build coalitions, navigate complex situations diplomatically, and drive consensus among stakeholders.
    • Experience in strategic communications, crisis management, and media relations preferred.
    • Demonstrated experience in building and activating coalitions and grassroots involvement in community relations or public affairs.
    • Aware of the range of Jewish community organizations, especially those that are active in or concerned about community relations. -
    • Have skills in leading conversations with people who hold a diverse range of opinions on key issues in an open and respectful manner. -
    • Have the ability to build meaningful and trusting relationships with colleagues.
    • Able to work strategically and collaboratively across organizations. EDUCATION Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., sociology, political science, communications) required; master's or other graduate degree preferred (including MBA, JD, or masters in related field). PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND EQUIPMENT The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must occasionally crouch, stoop, or reach. The employee must have the ability to travel and work weekends and evenings when needed (if applicable). This position is required to work onsite (with the ability to work from home on most Fridays). - COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS This is a full-time position, working onsite in San Diego, CA, with the ability to work from home on most Fridays. Compensation range: $165,000 - $185,000 per year, with a generous benefits plan, retirement plan and comprehensive paid sick leave, vacation and 22 paid holidays per year. Jewish Federation of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veterans' status or any other protected category. Relocation assistance is not offered for this position. All qualified candidates must be able to provide proof of their ability to work in the United States without support. All candidates will be required to successfully complete a background check prior to beginning work at Federation. -

Keywords: The Jewish Federations of North America, San Diego , Executive Director, San Diego Coalition Against Antisemitism - San Diego, Executive , San Diego, California

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