Associate, Community Impact

Jewish Federation of St. Louis
September 18, 2019
St. Louis, MO
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Jewish Federation of St. Louis seeks a collaborative, highly motivated Associate, Community Impact who will be responsible for providing support to the four main functions of the Community Impact team: Needs Assessment, Planning, Community Investment and Impact & Evaluation. Investing in more than 100 community partners in St. Louis and Israel, the Community Impact department is responsible for assessing community needs, creating plans to meet those needs, investing in them (grant making), and evaluating the impact of our investments.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with Directors to conduct needs assessments, planning and evaluation activities, and investment processes; at times taking a lead project management role and at times providing task support.
  • Contribute to continuously improve the effectiveness of Community Impact’s work.
  • Build authentic and strong relationships with community partners.
  • Facilitate and work with groups to reach decisions.
  • Synthesize complex information and present in meaningful ways to volunteer leaders.
  • Gather, understand and utilize data to inform work.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the team and the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

Preferred Skills & Experiences

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field. Master’s degree, preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience.
  • Experience with community assessment and/or evaluation preferred.
  • Experience with foundations or funding non-profits preferred.
  • Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Deep knowledge of the St. Louis Jewish community or other Jewish communities, preferred.
  • May be required to work at night or on weekends to assist at special events, to manage workload or to meet deadlines.

Jewish Federation of St. Louis is the community’s central philanthropic, planning and community-building organization. Founded in 1901, it is one of the region’s largest and oldest nonprofit organizations. Federation is committed to the development and enhancement of a thriving, vibrant Jewish community through the support of approximately 100 local, national and international agencies, programs, services and innovative projects. The Jewish Federation of St. Louis offers an extensive benefits package including health, dental, 403(b), paid vacation, paid holidays, sick and personal time, life insurance, LTD and more. Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to for consideration.

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