Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City seeks an enthusiastic connector, energetic self-starter and detail-oriented event and program planner. This person should thrive on creating and stewarding relationships from the point of initial outreach through regular, ongoing communication and engagement, while also possessing the planning skills to produce seamless multi-day events/itineraries that drive positive feedback and community interest.
The “See KC” program director will take the reins of a new pilot program designed to attract Jewish young adults and young families to Kansas City through highly subsidized weekend visits. This person must be knowledgeable and passionate about both involvement in local Jewish life and about the Kansas City metro area as a place to live, as s/he will spend time recruiting and engaging Jewish young adults and young families in conversations about and experiences around moving to our community.
This part-time, entrepreneurial position requires outstanding people skills and organizational skills, including the ability to ensure that individual events/programs are thoughtfully planned and executed, all while inspiring participants to become brand ambassadors who recruit others to these KC visits and to opt to continue engaging with the Kansas City Jewish community in meaningful ways.
The See KC program director will report to the Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, and will be supported by Federation marketing staff, young adult/young family staff, various volunteers and administrative personnel. This position involves researching, planning and implementing events for the Jewish Federation. It requires a minimum of 2 days per week in the office when the office is open.
What is “See KC?”
Recognizing that the future of our Jewish community depends on a thriving young adult and young family population, Jewish Federation has designed a new pilot program to attract these constituencies.
Our goal is simple: We want to grow and develop our Jewish community in Kansas City based on the value proposition that KC is a phenomenal place to live, work, play and build/raise a family.
Our message: Envision yourself in Kansas City, because we see you here. Kansas City has a vibrant, supportive Jewish community that welcomes and warmly embraces new members, plus a top-notch quality of life with job growth, low cost of living and high-quality schools.
Our mission: See KC will create custom, curated visits, experiences and opportunities for young Jewish people and families considering Kansas City as a place to move, grow, and connect. Through these visits, Jewish connections and resulting moves, we will grow and strengthen our Jewish community.
How it works
See KC offers a highly subsidized opportunity for Jewish individuals or families considering a change to come see Kansas City and all it has to offer. Through an online application and one-to-one communication, we’ll screen for/vet potential Kansas Citians and invite them to experience our community for a visit—usually along with others like them over a particular weekend. We’ll get to know these prospective residents and what’s important to them, and then match up their needs and interests with their time in our community.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The following duties are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of duties performed by employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbents may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
- Works tirelessly to identify, recruit and motivate young adults and young families living outside Kansas City to come for a weekend visit and ultimately to move here
- Identifies, recruits, and motivates local community members to actively participate in and support this new initiative
- Creates complete weekend visit itineraries and coordinates all travel and hospitality details, including local transportation, meals, activities and tours
- Works collaboratively with Jewish Federation colleagues and volunteer leaders, especially Young Adult Division, Ben Gurion Society and PJ Library staff and committee members
- Staffs a committee of volunteers and cohort weekend events throughout the year
- Documents all interactions and manages constituent/prospect profiles in CRM system
*Event planning responsibilities may include:
- Research and secure venues, talent, caterers, A/V and/or transportation services
- Meet with local vendors to negotiate best rates and build a portfolio of regular partners
Required Skills, Abilities and Characteristics:
- Ability to cultivate relationships that result in moves to the KC Jewish community
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team
- Self-starter with strong organizational skills
- Knowledge of volunteer/professional dynamics and ability to respectfully hold others accountable
- Capacity to manage and organize information confidentially
- Proficient in Windows environment, including MS Teams, Word, Excel, and Outlook
- Understanding of digital marketing strategies and tactics
- Flexibility to work varied hours, including evenings and weekends
- Bachelor’s degree
- Knowledge of the Kansas City Jewish community
- Understanding of, appreciation and passion for the mission of Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City
- Experience with recruitment and/or event planning in a professional role, even if not event-specific
TO APPLY: Email cover letter and resume to Derek Gale, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City
Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City is the heart of the Kansas City Jewish community. We build community by bringing people together, strengthening Jewish identity, developing leaders and inspiring generosity in order to fulfill our mission of sustaining and enhancing Jewish life at home and around the world. We ensure a healthy, vibrant Jewish community now and into the future.