October 11, 2021

Centennial Events Director

Full Time
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ
901 Route 10, Whippany NJ

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest will celebrate its 100th year in December 2023. In recognition of this milestone event, a series of community celebrations are being planned that will pay tribute to the past, acknowledge the present and plant seeds for the future. We are currently seeking a director who will drive the process that will develop and execute these events. The Director will report to the Federation’s Chief Community Engagement Officer and will be a member of a multitude of cross-functional organizational teams.


  • Work alongside the Centennial Chair and Community Engagement Vice Chairs to develop and execute a framework and calendar for large-scale community events as well as smaller programs and initiatives embedded within Federation, partner agencies and synagogues.
  • Upon the development of the calendar, work in partnership with the internal Federation departments to implement various initiatives.
  • Alongside Centennial and Federation-function area lay leadership, develop a strategy for recruitment and community outreach as well as measurable goals and outcome.
  • Manage the budgets for all the local events.
  • Outreach to and develop relationships with agency and synagogue representatives to collaborate on Centennial event initiatives.
  • Serve as the lead professional on all the event coordination and execution.
  • Coordinate with the Centennial Communications team on marketing and messaging. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of five years of experience in event planning, non-profit event planning experience a plus.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented, able to multi-task, prioritize and navigate complex organizations.
  • Relationship building and consensus building skills are necessary.
  • Driven and determined leader who creates momentum and positive energy.
  • Mirror the Federation’s values integrity, collaboration, passion, resourcefulness, and accountability.
  • Experience working with strategic plans and goal setting.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and social media.
  • Must possess strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Familiarity with and understanding of the Greater MetroWest community.
  • Work some evenings and weekends.

Please send resume and cover to hr@jfedgmw.org