Director, Immersive Experiences

Director, Immersive Experiences

(THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED)

Full time – Based in a U.S. Hub Office:
Encinitas, CA, Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, NYC, or Washington, DC
Starting Salary Range: See below for details
Who We Are:

When you work for Moishe House (pronounced moy-shuh), you become a part of something BIG: a global nonprofit that builds peer-led Jewish communities for young adults around the world! Founded in 2006, Moishe House funds, trains, and educates young adults to create pluralistic, inclusive, and welcoming Jewish communities as House ResidentsMHWOW HostsPeer-Led-Retreat Facilitators, and in our Bases. To date, there are more than 140 Moishe House communities in over 30 countries, and we’re still growing!

Moishe House seeks a Director of Immersive Experiences who will manage the team in executing our educational vision and development of creative, fun immersive experiences. Currently, Moishe House curates three different kinds of immersive learning experiences: (1) Staff-Led Retreats (SLRs), (2) Retreatology and Peer-Led Retreats (PLRs), and (3) Camp Nai Nai Nai, ranging in size from serving a dozen to thirty-five to three hundred participants, and all setting the standards and foundations that underlie the organization’s intentional gatherings for our constituents. This role provides an opportunity to manage the high-performing team responsible for these 3 programs, develop original ideas, create streamlined processes, and innovate on behalf of Moishe House in a fun, and ever-changing environment.

All voices are needed at Moishe House. Every new member of the Moishe House team is an opportunity for us to introduce fresh perspectives, talent, and skills into our workforce and our communities. People who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), People with Disabilities, People from the LGBTQ+ communities are all encouraged to apply for our open positions!

We seek employees from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and life experiences to join our team located in the United States, South America, Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Our vision, in part, is for a fair and equitable workplace, where diversity is celebrated and can truly flourish. We recognize we have a ways to go and a lot to learn.

Who You Are and What You’ll Do:
  • You understand and believe in our mission and bring a passion for Jewish life.
  • You are a team manager who is excited to encourage the growth, development, and success of those you supervise.
  • You approach challenges with creativity, offer efficient and creative solutions, and drive decision-making.
  • You are a self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity and shifting priorities.
  • You’ll drive operational efficiency within the department, and lead a high performing/cross-functional team through:
    • Leading your team to build the appropriate work-streams to achieve strategic goals and enable programmatic excellence for our constituents.
    • Working with your team to conduct data analysis, build reporting and analytical tools, and deliver programmatic insights to the department.
    • Focusing on all aspects of the Peer-Led Retreat (PLR) program, from planning and facilitating at least 3 Retreatology training per year to coaching and guiding the development of the PLR team.
  • You are passionate about understanding the needs of our constituents, and you use data to help us measure programmatic success and influence decision-making.
  • You are extremely detail-oriented and analytical. You have a global perspective and proven project and people management skills.
  • You have high-level tracking, problem-solving, team engagement, and communication skills. Experience in (large) event planning preferred.
  • You enjoy operating in a fast-paced and sometimes ambiguous environment, working autonomously, and taking ownership for achieving program objectives.
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree; additional 4 years of full-time relevant experience may be substituted for the degree.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years’ post-undergraduate full-time professional experience, including significant demonstration of programming, management, communications, project management, coaching, and leadership skills.
  • You have a minimum of 3 years of full-time direct supervisory, performance management, and team leadership experience in a professional setting (preferably managing multiple layers).
  • You have experience leading cross-functional projects and managing project teams, including confirming resourcing, assigning individual responsibilities, managing budgets, and monitoring progress/deliverables, across multiple geographies.
  • You have a sixth sense, the ability to see around corners, anticipate programmatic needs, and solve possible problems before they happen.
  • You have experience working in a fast-paced, high-growth, entrepreneurial environment, where you have demonstrated the ability to innovate, take calculated risks, and learn from situations when things don’t turn out as planned.
  • You bring a high level of proficiency in MS Office Suite and Google Workspace.
  • You are eligible to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
  • You embrace the Moishe Mindset: Be the Difference, Connect & Listen, Invest Wisely, Embrace the Unknown, Own It!, Value People, and Work Well, Live Well, and Have Fun!
The Fine Print:

This position requires weekday office hours and reports to the Sr. Director, Jewish Education Department.

Beginning in early 2022, we’re excited to be returning to a hybrid work schedule at our Hub Offices, where employees can choose to work remotely 2 days per week and collaborate in-person with coworkers the rest of the week (Wednesday will be a day we are all in the office together!). Employees will receive prior notice in advance of starting this new schedule.

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 through the Talent Alliance
  • Office closures and floating holidays for Jewish and US holidays
  • 401(k) participation, with up to 3% matching after one year of employment
  • Quarterly paid day of service
  • Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates and a dedicated supervisor
  • Company discounts on flights, hotels, sporting events, concerts amusement parks, gyms, and more through Plum Benefits
  • Schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
  • Opportunity to work in West Coast Hub Office in Encinitas, CA on the Leichtag Commons campus, or one of our other amazing Hub Office locations!
How Moishe House Pays You:
  • Moishe House’s starting salary ranges are based on education, experience, location, and skillset required for each role
  • Starting salary range for this position:
    • Encinitas, CA, Chicago, IL, NYC, or Washington, DC: $80,000 – $85,000
    • Charlotte, NC: $70,000 – $75,000
  • Annual merit-based salary increase
How Moishe House Invests in You:
  • Annual professional development fund
  • One-on-one Jewish learning with an approved educator of your choice
  • Paid work travel with perks including travel allowance, fitness classes, and accommodations
  • Local professional learning opportunities
  • Opportunities for advancement through Moishe House’s career path planning
  • Schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
  • Opportunities to attend Moishe House Learning Retreats and Conferences
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 a web-based platform 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:

Please email the following items to careers@moishehouse.org with “Director, Immersive Experiences” with your first and last name AND preferred location in the SUBJECT LINE:

  • Cover letter – Tell us your story and why Moishe House!
  • Resume – Start Date/End Date (in month/year format) for each position you’ve held, providing information on gaps in employment.

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.