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The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR) has been building, sustaining, and connecting Jewish communities in Richmond, Israel, and worldwide for 87 years. Annually raising and distributing over $3.3 million, the Federation protects and enhances the well-being of the Jewish and general community through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice), and Torah (learning).
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Current Openings

NextGen Leadership and Engagement Manager


The NextGen Leadership and Engagement Manager will be a visionary, collaborative, and innovative trailblazer with a deep understanding of and commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Jewish Community and Federation. They will be passionate about identifying, engaging, and developing the next generation of Jewish leadership and philanthropists and serving as a key connector for young families and the young adult community. Reporting to the Director of Women’s Philanthropy and Affinities, they will oversee the strategic execution of outreach, engagement, fundraising, and leadership development for the under-45-year-old community in Greater Richmond. An ideal candidate brings a strong presence, energy, and charisma, with an inclination towards community immersion, leadership, relationship management, and engagement strategies that raise up both people and resources.

Community Job Opportunities

Harry Lyons Distinguished Chair

Chief Purpose of this position: The College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU seeks an open-rank 9-month, tenure-eligible faculty member to fill the Harry Lyons Distinguished Chair in Judaic Culture beginning in August 2024.

Position Responsibilities: We are seeking an individual who will (i) contribute high-quality research and scholarship including external funding, peer-reviewed publications, and active involvement in national or international organizations, (ii) teach a 2-2 course load in Judaic culture, Jewish studies, and/or closely related fields; (iii) annually organize a public Lyons Lecture on a topic related to Jewish studies; (iv) contribute service as a faculty member in the Religious Studies program and the College of Humanities and Sciences; (v) contribute to the intellectual and pedagogical life of the College of Humanities and Sciences; (vi) contribute to the newly created Center for the Study of Global Religions and Spiritualities.