Latin American Regional Jewish Educator
(THIS POSITION IS ON HOLD)
Preferred Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina, or Brazil
(Santiago and Montevideo will be considered)
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 Residents, MHWOW Hosts, Peer-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 part-time Latin American Regional Jewish Educator to serve as our Jewish Educator for our houses throughout Latin America. The primary focus of the Jewish Educator is to empower Moishe House residents in crafting their own Jewish learning programing.
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) and historically marginalized groups, including, 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 believe in our mission and bring creativity, innovation, and hard work to our team. You recognize there is no one way to express or practice Judaism.
- You have a passion for serving others and building community, place high value in being part of a strong team, and want to be part of a dynamic, inspirational organization.
- You are an effective teacher of Jewish Education, enjoying the rewards of studying with others and helping them to create programming for their communities.
- You excel in bringing Judaism to life throughout South America and with the Moishe House team through:
- Teaching basic Jewish ideas and texts, as well as more advanced ideas and texts, while making every learner feel valued and respected.
- Mentoring all new residents, and supporting all residents, including existing residents, on their Jewish journeys within their first three months and within their last two months in the house.
- Leading others through your creativity and ability to develop many ways of bringing Judaism and its traditions to life for our constituents who come from diverse backgrounds, wherever they fall on a spectrum of Jewish observance and knowledge.
- Initiating significant visits with at least 6-8 Houses in the region during the calendar year, including participating in a house meeting, leading a Jewish learning session with Residents, attending or helping plan a program, and meeting one-on-one with Residents. You’re excited about traveling frequently (approximately 1 time per month) to Moishe Houses in Latin America, our Latin American Moishe House annual Resident conference, and potentially our very first Jewish Learning retreat in Latin America (some travel to the U.S., too). You may also be asked to teach at other resident conferences, global staff conferences, and Jewish learning retreats!
- You have a graduate degree or formal post-graduate work in Jewish text study, such as a master’s degree in Jewish Education or completion of a Rabbinical program, OR you have at least one year of post-undergraduate Jewish text-study, such as a year at Pardes or Latin American Rabbinical Seminary. Other forms of formal Jewish study, such as 3+ years of experience working as a full-time Jewish educator on a communal level will be considered.
- You are a native Spanish and/or Portuguese speaker, and are fluent (written and verbal) in English. Proficiency in Hebrew is a plus! You are committed to becoming a native speaker in the language you are currently less proficient in while working for Moishe House.
- You have significant experience teaching basic Jewish ideas and texts. Proficiency in teaching texts from Hebrew and/or Aramaic preferred.
- You have a clear understanding of the uniqueness of Jewish life in Latin America and you bring extensive experience working with young adult audiences with diverse backgrounds.
- You are excited to be part of an organization serving the wider Jewish world beyond Latin America, and you have some level of experience working with Jewish audiences from other countries. You are equally as excited about tackling big challenges and new projects!
- You’ll demonstrate the Moishe Mindset throughout your work: Be the Difference, Connect & Listen, Invest Wisely, Embrace the Unknown, Own It!, Value People, and Work Well, Live Well, and Have Fun!
- You are eligible to work in Latin America without employer sponsorship.
- The Fine Print: This position requires a flexible schedule of 20 hours per week, including weekdays, weekday evenings, and weekends (including Shabbat for Retreats or other gatherings), and reports to the Director, Global Communities. The position requires frequent (monthly) travel within Latin America once in-person programming resumes. Some travel to the U.S. and beyond required.
- Bonus Points:
- You are well-connected with other major Jewish organizations in your city/region.
- You have direct Moishe House Experience (as staff, resident, host, and/or community member.
How Moishe House Takes Care of You:
- Paid time off (PTO) that increases with continued employment; additional benefits for former full-time Hillel and BBYO employees
- Office closures for Jewish and national holidays
- Quarterly paid day of service (give back to your community)
- Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates and a dedicated supervisor
- Paid work travel with perks including travel allowance, fitness classes, and accommodations
- Schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
How Moishe House Pays You:
- Starting salary of 12,500 USD (paid in local currency)
- Annual merit-based salary increase
How Moishe House Invests in You:
- $500 annual professional development fund
- One-on-one Jewish learning with an educator of your choice
- Local professional learning opportunities
- Opportunities for advancement through Moishe House’s career path planning
- Opportunities to attend Moishe House Learning Retreats and Conferences
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 web-based platform
||Interview(s) with the hiring manager(s) and Skills assessment(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 (in English Only) to email@example.com with “Latin American Regional Jewish Educator” 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; address any gaps in employment, please!
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.