Director, Jewish Service Learning
Full Time – Encinitas, CA
Starting Salary $65,000 – $70,000
Start Date: August 2020
Who We Are:
Moishe (pronounced moy-shuh) House is what being Jewish in your 20s is all about. Launched in 2006 when four friends began hosting Shabbat dinners in their home, Moishe House provides a space for over 70,000 young adults around the world to create meaningful, welcoming Jewish communities for themselves and their peers each year. To date, there are more than 100 communities in over 25 countries, and we’re still growing.
Repair the World mobilizes Jews and their communities to take action to pursue a just world, igniting a lifelong commitment to service. Repair believes service in support of social change is vital to a flourishing Jewish community and an inspired Jewish life.
Together, Repair and Moishe House are hiring a Jewish Educator to cultivate serious Jewish learning and a deep commitment to service for Moishe House constituents in North America. This educator will support, train, and instill a sense of confidence in the leaders who engage thousands of their peers in meaningful service and learning through a Jewish lens.
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. The Moishe House team works together through deep collaboration, investing in relationships, and continuous innovation.
Who you are and what you’ll do:
- You believe in our mission, and bring passion for service and experiential Jewish education
- You have demonstrated leadership and implementation experience, and strong management, communication, and organizational skills
- You invest your depth of Jewish knowledge in creating and leading vibrant Jewish learning opportunities
- You have a commitment and passion for making Judaism relevant and exciting
- You’ll build relationships with Moishe House staff and residents, and assess their service learning experience, needs and desires.
- You’ll coach residents and houses on “how to” create Jewish Service Learning programs, provide tips on content, pedagogy and programming, and work with residents to plan their programs.
- You’ll create service learning trips, both international and domestic, and serve as lead educator on service-based learning retreats
- You’ll enable residents to deepen connections with their local community, and outline steps for residents to take in creating meaningful service partnerships.
- You’ll facilitate inspiring and transformative training, workshops, and educational programs for Moishe House residents, staff, and participants on how to implement meaningful Jewish service.
- You’ll continually build relationships across Moishe House and Repair the World, to ensure a strong, successful partnership.
- You’ll track and report on relevant data across our organizational stakeholders.
- And last, but not least, you’ll 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!
We are looking for someone who has:
- Experience working in a joint venture or shared operations; the ability to operate successfully in multiple organizational cultures.
- Understanding of and strong commitment to service best practices and impact as a mode of social change, paired with infectious excitement about connecting Jewish values and learning to service and social change work.
- Deep interpersonal and communication skills, with proven ability to connect with young adults with different experiences, identities, and positions.
- Agility, vulnerability, and accountability in building relationships; an ability to seize opportunities, learn from mistakes, and course correct in real time. Skills in relationship building across communities.
- Experience with and ability to discuss intersectional analysis of poverty, structural racism, power and privilege with diverse groups in ways that empower and open people to learning.
- A commitment to building pluralistic, equitable, and social justice-oriented Jewish community.
Minimum Required Experience:
- Advanced degree or graduate certificate in Jewish education (18+ months full time learning).
- Significant full-time experience creating and teaching Jewish text study connected to service and social justice issues.
- Effective facilitation of meetings, trainings, and group-based reflection.
- Extensive experience educating professionals and young adults with diverse identities, experiences, and Jewish practices, preferably on social justice issues and/or Jewish values and tradition.
- Participated in or led a volunteer service learning or experiential education program.
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) that increases with continued employment; additional benefits for former Hillel and BBYO employees (Talent Alliance)
- 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 so you can help your community builders get involved too)
- Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates and a dedicated supervisor
- Opportunities for advancement and career path planning
- Opportunity to work in our Encinitas, CA office on the Leichtag Foundation campus
How Moishe House Pays You:
- This is a leadership position with exceptional growth opportunity for a relational and effective professional. Starting salary range of $65,000 to $70,000, assuming you meet the minimum requirements. If your salary expectations are different and/or you have more experience than required, let’s talk.
- Annual merit based salary increase
How Moishe House Invests in You:
- Annual professional development fund
- One-on-one Jewish learning with an 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
- Increasing Paid Time Off
- Company discounts on flights, hotels, sporting events, concerts amusement parks, gyms and more through Plum Benefits
Possible Steps in Our Hiring Process:
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:
Please email cover letter and resume to: email@example.com. PLEASE WRITE “Director, Jewish Service Learning” 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.