Program Director, MyZuzah
About the Mayberg Foundation
The Mayberg Foundation seeks to proliferate Jewish wisdom and values in the contemporary world. Through a collaborative, inclusive approach to grantmaking, and several operating programs, we strive for a high impact, entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy.
MyZuzah is a global initiative to connect and protect the Jewish people by affixing kosher, fair trade mezuzahs to the front doors of Jewish homes. The Program Director ensures smooth operation and ongoing growth of the project overall, through the following responsibilities:
Program Development and Management
In collaboration with colleagues, trustees, funding partners and key stakeholders, develop and implement a strategic approach for program growth and expansion. Incorporate selective research and related best practices from other cutting edge organizations.
Ensure detailed work plans are developed and implemented, deadlines are met and relevant systems are running efficiently.
Develop and manage the associated budget and maintain operations within approved expense levels.
Manage optimal inventory levels. Identify and create relationships with potential new mezuzah sources.
Work with colleagues to implement communication strategies and ensure all compelling marketing materials are appropriately utilized with various target audiences (e.g., funders, partners and end-users). This includes, printed collaterals, public relations, leveraging the website and social media engagement.
Oversee relevant staff and contractors, ensuring clear responsibilities, goals and expectations.
Develop and implement a strategy for recruiting and retaining community partners, with a focus on mission alignment and targeted geographic growth.
Manage relationships with existing distribution partners, including ongoing support, exceptional customer service, and continuous improvement of operating practices.
In collaboration with the Executive Director, manage relationships with existing funders, including providing regular updates, soliciting and incorporating input, and ongoing stewardship.
Identify targeted prospective funding partners and cultivate the relationships.
Bachelor’s degree required.
A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in project management, program operations and/or member relations, preferably in a nonprofit environment. Prior involvement with the fundraising aspects of a nonprofit strongly preferred.
Results oriented with exceptional project management skills.
Proven ability to manage multiple deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills with a welcoming and professional demeanor both in person and by phone. Ability to effectively interface with partners, participants, colleagues and donors.
Excellent PC literacy with strong competency in all Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook).
Self-motivated and takes initiative with both project implementation and communication.
Learns quickly with strong solution‐based problem-solving skills.
Strong judgment and decision-making skills.
Excellent written and verbal skills.
Ability to periodically travel to related programs and events.