Senior Program Associate

The Conference of Presidents advocates on behalf of the Jewish community around the world and is a key
point of contact for communal, national and world leaders.

The Senior Program Associate provides high-level executive support to the CEO including scheduling and
serving as the CEO’s liaison to key contacts. This valued staff member is responsible for generating and
posting timely content and further developing the organization’s social media presence. They also will
focus on optimizing the organization’s website content, design and functionality, and write
backgrounders, talking points and other organizational materials.

This position requires excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills and the ability to
research and synthesize information, to write and edit quickly and concisely. We seek candidates with
political acumen and deep familiarity with US-Israel relations, outstanding professionalism, independent
judgment and discretion who can work efficiently in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of
attention to detail and accuracy. We seek someone who can deftly multi-task and work simultaneously
on a variety of projects. This position offers a great opportunity to interact with Jewish communal
leaders representing diverse constituencies, and to deepen one’s understanding of Middle East issues
and vital Jewish communal concerns.

The Senior Program Associate reports to the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Program Officer on most
assignments, and to the Chief Operating Officer on HR-related matters.

 

Essential Roles and Responsibilities

Executive Support and Special Projects:

  • arranges CEO appointments and maintains active calendar of professional engagements
  • liaises with CEO’s key contacts including organizational leaders, government officials, diplomats, prominent public personalities, and political, civic, religious and business leaders from the United
    States, Israel and other countries
  • drafts speeches for CEO
  • drafts and transmits correspondence on behalf of CEO
  • researches and compiles background information to help CEO prepare for media interviews and
    meetings
  • participates at discretion of CEO in internal and external meetings, records commitments and notes,
    executes accurate and timely follow through
  • assists in planning, coordinating and implementing COP events
  • assists with administrative support including scheduling, meeting and program logistics, travel
    arrangements for in-person gatherings, proofreading and formatting of materials, etc.
  • assist in planning virtual programming

 

Social & Digital Media:

  • develops integrated voice for organization’s online presence including website, Facebook, Twitter and
    other relevant digital media
  • creates and manages organizations social media communications
  • monitors progress using web analytic tools
  • works with web designers to optimize and maintain website functionality, style and appearance
  • coordinates, writes and edits website content, posts current organizational activities, statements and
    relevant articles of interest

 

Programming and Communications:

  • regularly monitors and synthesizes relevant breaking news that impacts organization’s mission
  • writes and edits various types of content including backgrounders, talking points and panel questions
    pertaining to organization’s issues
  • assists with coordination of media outreach and coverage
  • disseminates press releases and posts on organizational website

 

Qualifications and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2-4 years’ work experience in communications and executive support positions or other related
    organizational experience
  • excellent technical skills — experience with and/or aptitude for mastering Google Suite, MS Office
    Suite, EveryAction non-profit software; familiarity with updating and maintaining websites
  • background knowledge of current events in Israel and the Middle East
  • familiarity with Jewish community organizations and priorities
  • strong writing skills to draft correspondence, proposals and reports.
  • exceptional organizational and time-management skills and a detail-oriented approach with
    meticulous record keeping abilities.
  • ability to effectively monitor and manage several projects and priorities at all times and shift gears
    when priorities change in real time.
  • demonstrated fluency in social media platforms and/or graphic design and/or marketing a plus.
  • ability to interface with colleagues, donors, community partners and clergy with warmth, a
    professional demeanor, and to communicate with clarity.
  • a track record as a self-starter who pursues excellence, with the maturity and self-discipline to work
    independently, and in collaboration with a team.
  • an excitement for learning new skills in a fast-paced organization
  • enjoy working within a small entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven and results oriented
  • commitment to advancing the Conference of Presidents mission
  • appreciation for and experience navigating diversity within Jewish life.

 

Benefits: paid vacation and sick leave, medical, dental, vision and retirement plans, early closing for
Shabbat and Jewish holidays

 

Salary range: $50,000-$70,000

 

To apply email your cover letter and resume directly to careers@conferenceofpresidents.org