Passion. Purpose. Impact. Those are just three of the reasons to consider a career at CJP, one of Boston’s oldest and most respected philanthropic organizations. CJP currently has an opening for Director of Adult Learning.

Working with the AVP, Learning and Engagement, the Director, Adult Learning will have primary responsibility for planning, directing, and managing the Jewish Learning and Engagement’s initiative in adult and interfaith learning and engagement. This includes evolving our collective communal vision to connect more people to Jewish life, learning, and community by increasing excellence and innovation, decreasing barriers to participation, and creating community.

The Director, Adult Learning will work in collaboration with the Jewish Learning and Engagement’s professional team to develop and implement holistic strategies that will shape and support our efforts with our communal partners. He/she will also work closely with lay leaders as well as professionals within the community, particularly at the institutions with which we partner.


  • Work closely with Associate, VP of Learning & Engagement’s team to develop key strategies for adult learning, including increasing content offerings as well as means of participation
  • Articulate and communicate overall vision and programmatic strategy and offerings to multiple audiences
  • Spearhead and maintain new projects, including but not limited to creation of adult learning “online concierge” and building opportunities for a community-wide year of Jewish learning around a particular book, culminating in an author event
  • Along with Associate VP, Learning and Engagement, evaluate current interfaith initiatives, opportunities for integrating into adult learning offerings, and potential areas for future programs
  • Work in close and effective collaboration with the JLE team, integrating and partnering where appropriate
    Build, strengthen, and maintain relationships with multiple internal and external constituencies to support implementation of strategies
  • Strategize and implement new initiatives arising out of strategic planning
  • Manage measurement outcomes and evaluation of initiatives
  • Coordinate and engage with staff, including other directors, to facilitate and/or participate in inter-department projects
  • Keep abreast and apply as appropriate best practices related to initiative area
  • Actively support efforts to implement CJP’s fundraising by partnering with development colleagues
  • Maintain responsibility for day-to-day operations, grant making, and budgeting for programmatic areas
  • Work closely with marketing to effectively communicate CJP’s goals and vision in this work
  • Represent CJP at a variety of community functions and organizations
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.
Work Remotely: no


Education: MA or equivalent knowledge or experience
Experience: 7-10 years of experience in similar or related position.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications
Ability to strategically plan and implement priority initiatives
Outcome orientation in achieving specific goals
Understanding and appreciation of the volunteer-professional partnership and the organized Jewish community
Strong people management skills

Effective interpersonal skills
Desire to work independently
High level of energy, sense of humor, creativity and flexibility
Efficient communication (verbal and written) and strong organizational skills
Ability to prioritize tasks, balance multiple assignments, meet deadlines
Proficient in Windows environment, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet

Understanding of the Boston Jewish community
Availability for evening and/or weekend events/meetings
Requires travel to outside meetings and sites

Requires travel to outside meetings and sites

Position Start Date: ASAP
Salary Range: Salary commensurate with experience. CJP is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities, women, veterans, people of color, and GLBT people are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

CJP brings together the people, partners and resources to fulfill the most important needs and aspirations of our community. Along with a comprehensive benefits package, this position provides a dedicated team environment while being a part of one of Boston's premier philanthropic organizations

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Please use this link to apply: https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1377993
CJP conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.