Position Overview:
Footsteps seeks an organized and resourceful individual to serve as the organization’s Community Engagement Associate. A primary component of this role is organizing the largest events that Footsteps holds for our community members and the Community Engagement Associate is responsible for managing all of the moving parts of these events. In this role, you will work across departments to ensure that our programs run smoothly and efficiently and meet Footsteps members’ needs. Additionally, you will provide administrative support to the Footsteps Micro-grant program, bring creative energy and organizational wizardry to Footsteps’ community engagement events and groups, and ensure that key programs are captured in our database.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate virtual, in-person, and hybrid community events and convenings, both large and small
  • Serve as the key point person on all micro-grants, manage member communications and distribution of funds
  • Collaborate with the Director of Community Engagement to utilize data collection methods to evaluate program impact
  • Liaise with vendors, developing and maintaining professional working relationships
  • Provide guidance and support to other program departments in running programs that support members and create a sense of community
  • Ensure data capture and documentation in Salesforce, assist in pulling reports
  • Represent Footsteps to supporters and at public education events as needed
  • Staff 2-4 evening and/or weekend programs at Footsteps each month


  • Commitment to and passion for Footsteps’ mission and values
  • 1 -3 year of relevant experience in community engagement, project management, or event planning
  • Excellent organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail
  • Sound judgment and the ability to exercise discretion with confidential information
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, growing organization with tight deadlines and shifting priorities
  • Skillful communicator with the ability to manage up and across various parts of the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate problems, find opportunities, and improve systems with a solutions-oriented mindset, flexibility, and optimism
  • Ability to work occasional late evenings or weekend
  • Ability to travel occasionally to our satellite office in Rockland is preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Knowledge of Salesforce is a plus

To apply for this job email your details to opportunities@footstepsorg.org

About Footsteps

Organizational Overview:
Footsteps supports and affirms individuals and families who have left or are contemplating leaving, insular ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in their quest to lead self-determined lives. Based in New York City with remote options nationally, Footsteps offers members peer and emotional support groups, educational and career programs, divorce and custody support, social events and celebrations, and referrals to partner organizations for additional resources. Since Footsteps began in 2003, we have served over 2,300 individuals as they work to define their own identities, build new connections and communities, and lead meaningful lives on their own terms.

We have recently completed a robust strategic planning process, which has laid out a clear vision for Footsteps through 2027. In 2024, as we continue to recalibrate post-COVID, we expect our budget to surpass $5M with a staff of over 30. This is both an exciting and critical time to join the Footsteps team as we strengthen our internal infrastructure and capacity to meet the expanding needs of this community.