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Amplifier is Hiring

February 09, 2016

Are you interested in a career in the Jewish philanthropic sector? Do you want to be a critical piece of an entrepreneurial, creative organization that is empowering new philanthropists of all ages, giving levels, and passions to achieve their visions for change? If so, then you might be the right person to join Amplifier as our Program Manager.

This brand-new position offers tons of room for growth and ownership of Amplifier's new and emerging programs. We're hoping to find someone with 5-7 years of experience, who can take on both the day-to-day execution of our coaching/training programs, and strategize with us to design new programs, tweak existing ones, and contribute to our overall growth as an organization. This person will report to our Program Director, and must be based in (or willing to re-locate to) New York City.

We're a small, entrepreneurial team, and would love someone who will thrive in that environment. There are also some major perks: we're offering a competitive salary/benefits/vacation package; we're housed at a WeWork with unlimited free coffee; and we offer flexible work schedules.  

Please see below for more about what we are looking for, and help us spread the word!

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Who You Are

We’re seeking someone who is proactive, responsible, creative, strategic, mature, resourceful, willing to change direction when necessary and willing to perform all of the tasks associated with being part of a small and constantly evolving organization. You will need excellent interpersonal skills and be able to interact easily with philanthropists at all ages and levels of giving; with Amplifier’s partners in the giving circle, foundation, and nonprofit sectors; and with service providers and vendors.


What You’ll Do

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Program Management

  • Develop and execute Amplifier programs and offerings, including but not limited to the Giving Circle Incubator training program, online Resource Library, webinars, coaching program, in­person trainings, and working with our Community Manager to further develop our web platform.
  • Along with the Program Director, develop a series of convenings, presentations and events that will expose Amplifier and giving circles to a wide array of audiences in the Jewish and philanthropic fields.
  • Work closely with new and veteran giving circle leaders as well as giving circle host organizations—individuals and institutions from diverse backgrounds who are interested in supporting a broad range of causes.

Relationship Management

  • Maintain excellent relationships with Amplifier’s program partners and stakeholders, including giving circles nonprofit organizations, and philanthropic leaders.
  • Maintain clear lines of communication with consultants and contract employees, as well as with Natan staff working on other projects.

Content Creation/Management and Thought Leadership

  • Attend and speak at events and conferences to increase awareness of giving circles and Amplifier’s visibility.
  • Create written documents in the form of case studies, blog posts, white papers, presentations, etc. highlighting learnings from the initiative.

Skills

  • Excellent attention to detail and excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are a must.
  • Proven ability to think strategically across multiple work streams with an eye towards experimentation, tracking, and continuous improvement.
  • Creative problem­ solver who can quickly, effectively find solutions and resolve issues.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and manage multiple large projects at once.
  • Demonstrated ability in planning and coordinating meetings and events.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both as a member of a small team and independently.
  • Sensitivity and discretion handling confidential information.
  • Excellent technical skills – experience with and/or aptitude for mastering Microsoft Office suite, GoogleDocs, web platform backend, and Salesforce.


Qualified applicants will have at least a Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of work experience. Experience with giving circles or innovative approaches to philanthropy preferred.

This is a full­-time position located in New York, NY with occasional weekday evening meetings and travel. Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes full benefits. Natan is an equal opportunity employer and is open to flexible work schedules. The ideal start date for this position is February 15, 2016.​ Please send resume, cover letter with salary expectations, a brief writing sample, and a list of three references to [email protected]