Full Time

Boston Celebrates Israel’s 75th Director

Combined Jewish Philanthropies 126 High Street, Boston MA

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 Director to lead Boston Celebrates Israel’s 75th.


In 2023 and in celebration of Israel’s 75th Independence Day, Greater Boston will bring our largest and most diverse mission to Israel planned to take place in Israel during Yom HaAtzmaut of April 2023.  The mission will be the center point of a three-year community building and learning initiative. 


The Boston Celebrates Israel’s 75th Director is an organized and dynamic self-starter who will oversee all aspects of a three-year experience of community-wide learning and connection, including pre- and post-mission learning, preparation, and community building as well as all details of the 10-day mission itself.   




  • Create and implement a multi-year business plan for the mission and the learning agenda before and after the trip, including budget and fundraising goals. 
  • Collaborate with CJP’s Jewish Life team to develop and execute a pre- and post- trip community curriculum (e.g., speaker series, workshops, etc.).
  • In partnership with colleagues in Development, craft fundraising plan (to raise $5-8 million), including interfacing with donors and community members. 
  • Collaborate with the CJP Missions Director and team to ensure coordination of local and overseas colleagues (such as our Boston-Haifa Team and the JFNA Missions Dept), partners, travel agencies and tour vendors to negotiate and create the best quality community building and educational experience  that CJP can offer.
  • Lead a diverse group of volunteer leaders, including mission co-chairs, bus chairs, and others in planning and implementation. 
  • Lead and organize all aspects of the three-year program, including (but not limited to) recruitment of participants, cohort development for learning and community building pre-mission and post mission.
  • Oversee the development of all marketing materials in support of the Mission.
  • Partner with CJP Missions team.
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.




  • Bachelor’s degree required.


  • 5-7 years’ experience planning events and travel; experience with building curricula related to experiential learning preferred.
  • First-hand Israel and overall travel experience preferred


  • Knowledge of Israel (i.e., culture, geography, history) and Jewish education, as well as familiarity with the Jewish community and/or the JFNA/Federation network.
  • Proven track record partnering with and managing volunteer leadership.
  • Excellent organizational, communications, interpersonal, analytical, strategic, and program management skills.
  • Ability to work with a broad range of individuals, from CJP staff to Board members to some of CJP’s biggest and most important donors.
  • Ability to manage laterally and through influence.
  • Excellent attention to detail; ability to be flexible, adaptable, and responsive.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, balance multiple assignments, meet deadlines and work effectively under pressure and various time sensitivities.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of tools.
  • Experience with donor or CRM database.
  • A sense of humor and ability to maintain calm in a storm.


  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to travel locally and overseas.


CJP 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.


For more information about CJP, go to www.cjp.org.


Please use this link to apply:     https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=3481162


CJP conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.


CJP is an equal opportunity employer.People with disabilities, women, veterans, black, indigenous and 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.