Chief Program Officer

This position is on hold at this time.

Chief Program Officer
Full-Time – Encinitas, CA
Starting Salary $140,000 – $150,000
Who We Are

When you work for Moishe (pronounced moy-shuh) House, you become a part of something BIG: a global nonprofit with 14 years under our belt, building communities around the world! Founded in 2006, Moishe House empowers young adults to create their own dream Jewish communities. A Moishe House is led by a group of volunteer community builders who open their doors to twenty-somethings to create spaces of connection, new friends, and engaging events all at no cost to the participant. To date, there are more than 100 communities in over 25 countries, and we’re still growing!

 All voices are needed at Moishe House. We want our team to reflect the diversity of Moishe House community builders and participants. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our staff team located in the United States, South America, Europe, and the Former Soviet Union.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT), the Chief Program Officer (CPO) plays a critical role in developing and implementing the overall program strategy for Moishe House. A newly expanded role, the CPO will oversee a high-performing Global team and work to ensure that all Moishe House programs are of the highest excellence and caliber, all reinforcing and building on the Moishe House brand. This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-paced, entrepreneurial leadership team and organization that is truly leading the movement of peer-led Jewish young adult engagement. The CPO plays a critical role in shaping, growing, building, and innovating Moishe House’s programs to propel the organization into the future.

Who you are and what you’ll do

Leadership, Team Management and Organizational Strategy:

  • You’re a strong leader; you’re strategic and visionary. You provide leadership and oversight in the overall development, strategic planning, delivery and management of Moishe House’s programs including Houses, Pods, Moishe House Without Walls, Jewish Learning, Immersive Experiences, and Research & Innovation.
  • You’re an exemplary manager and developer of people. As CPO, you’ll supervise a team of Senior Directors/Directors that lead individual programs or portfolios of programs. You’ll work closely with the Program Leadership Team to build their skills and expertise to coach, encourage, and motivate their respective teams. And you’ll mentor and guide them on how to improve program management and team performance.
  • You are skilled in creating and supporting a high-performing culture aligned with Moishe House’s values and vision.
  • You have extensive experience developing a team-based environment to inspire and motivate collaboration, accountability, and delivery of quality programs that will advance Moishe House’s mission.
  • You’ll deploy resources efficiently and effectively to meet Moishe House’s goals, partnering with the ELT to define funding priorities, cultivate partners and support fund development on an ongoing basis.
  • You’ll regularly represent and speak on behalf of Moishe House in relevant and strategic convenings, committees, and panels as needed.

Program Oversight and Evaluation:

  • You’re a skilled facilitator and leader, overseeing the coordination, integration, and delivery of Moishe House’s global program portfolio, and promoting collaborative relationships across programs to ensure effectiveness and efficiency across programs.
  • You’re a partner to organizational leaders on program strategy, and communicating program strategy across the organization and within the program team to ensure alignment on program direction and decisions across the entire program team.
  • You’ll lead the Program Team in establishing measurable program performance goals to assess program quality, impact, and sustainability on an on-going basis.
  • You’ll partner with the CEO and members of the Executive Leadership team on development efforts, budgeting for all program operations, and sound fiscal management.
  • You’ll explore and continually evaluate the program staffing structure, determining optimal staffing to achieve program goals and objectives.
Why You?
  • You’re a seasoned leader with at least 10 years’ experience with program management and oversight.
  • You have confidence and experience in managing and developing large, dynamic, and global teams.
  • You bring an effective and proactive ethos that instills trust in others, with evidence of having worked as a true business partner to the CEO of a multi-divisional organization.
  • You’re an experienced executive who can take initiative, collaborate, innovate, inspire, lead, and grow a team.
  • You also bring:
    • Experience managing and developing a global team of 35+ individuals.
    • Demonstrated commitment to continuous quality improvement and holding others and themselves accountable to meeting those standards.
    • Strong vision and passion for building young adult Jewish life globally.
    • A thirst for Jewish learning and engagement.
    • Desire and willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
    • Joy in working directly with the young adults that Moishe House serves, as a role model and mentor.
    • Experience leading through organizational change and in analyzing staffing structures to be able to identify and implement an effective Program team structure.
    • An ability to collaboratively and creatively support the work efforts of colleagues at all levels and in all areas of the organization.
    • The ability to navigate a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
    • Experience managing and developing strategic budgets.
    • Strong relationship-building experience with the ability to find common ground, build consensus, and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders.
    • Effective communication at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information.
    • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality, to be seen as a team player who is committed to lifelong learning.
    • Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.
    • Flexibility and the ability to be a self-starter and to multitask while also being highly detail oriented.
    • Passion for Moishe House’s mission and an ability to communicate this passion to others.
How Moishe House Takes Care of You
  • Health, vision, dental, and mental health benefits ($0 employee contribution option available)
  • Flexible Spending Account options
  • 15 days paid time off (PTO) per year that increases with continued employment; additional benefits for former Hillel and BBYO employees
  • Office closures and floating holidays for Jewish and US holidays
  • 401k matching after one year of employment
  • Quarterly paid day of service (give back to your community!)
  • Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates and supervisor
  • Opportunities for advancement through Moishe House’s career path planning
How Moishe House Pays You
  • Starting salary of $140,000 to $150,000, assuming you meet the minimum requirements
  • Annual merit based salary increase
How Moishe House Invests in You
  • Annual professional development dollars to grow your expertise
  • One-on-one Jewish learning with an educator of your choice
  • Paid Time Off that increases with time
  • Company discounts on flights, hotels, sporting events, concerts amusement parks, gyms and more through Plum Benefits
  • Work schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
 Possible Steps in Our Hiring Process
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Send us your resume, and cover letter, and you’ll hear back from us! Video interview using an online app Skills assessment, and interview(s) with the hiring manager(s) We’ll check your references to hear about your past experience Get an offer letter, sign it, start your Moishe House journey!
 How to Apply

Email cover letter and resume to:

PLEASE WRITE “Chief Program Officer” with your first and last name IN THE SUBJECT LINE

Moishe House is a dynamic organization that recognizes and supports individuals from a broad range of experiences and backgrounds.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation.