MHWOW Program Manager


MHWOW Program Manager

Full-Time – based in Boston, Chicago, or Washington DC

Starting Salary Range: $48,000 – $50,000

Who We Are:

When you work for Moishe 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 (pronounced moy-shuh) 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.

The hundreds of MHWOW (pronounced letter “M”, letter “H”, and WOW) Hosts around the world gather their peers for Jewish experiences that range from Friday night Shabbat dinners to holidays, learning events, and cultural celebrations. MHWOW Hosts decide who they want to invite, where they want to host, what they want to explore in Judaism, and when they want to gather. This flexibility empowers MHWOW Hosts to explore, create, or refine their own Jewish practice. MHWOW Hosts receive funding and resources to make programs relevant and accessible to their communities.

The MHWOW team is looking for a Program Manager to work on global recruitment of MHWOW. This role manages existing MHWOW Hosts from across the world, while expanding MHWOW into international communities where the organization does not currently have a Moishe House.

Who You Are:
  • You understand and believe in our mission and bring a passion for Jewish life.
  • You are a skilled relationship builder, conversationalist, and recruiter.
  • You are excited about supporting a diverse group of MHWOW Hosts from different backgrounds with varying programming interests.
  • You approach challenges with creativity, and offer efficient and creative solutions.
  • You are motivated by innovating, moving quickly, and executing well.
  • You have experience with creating and nurturing in-person and online communities.
What You’ll Do:

As an MHWOW Program Manager, you’ll be a team player, member of the MHWOW team, and have responsibility for growing and maintaining MHWOW in these ways:

You’ll focus on MHWOW Recruitment and Expansion (40% of your time) through:

  • Expanding MHWOW and Moishe House presence in new communities and cities around the globe that currently do not have a Moishe House
  • Completing site visits (1 – 4 days in length) to learn more about communities and understand varying needs through meeting with potential MHWOW Hosts and partner organizations
  • Scheduling and leading relationship-building conversations with local young adult organizations (secular and Jewish) and leaders to identify possible MHWOW Hosts, while curating and maintaining an ongoing list of contacts in target locations

You’ll provide MHWOW Host Support and Management (40% of your time) by:

  • Engaging MHWOW hosts online and offline to drive hosts’ programming
  • Working jointly with the Marketing and Jewish Education teams to assist in creating and executing resources for Jewish rituals, holidays, or cultural celebrations that Hosts use
  • Managing Host administration, including program approvals, reimbursement approvals, data tracking, and database management
  • Overseeing new Host onboarding and creating new education opportunities
  • Collecting information and reporting on team site visit interactions
  • Tracking and gathering key Host metrics and sharing these metrics internally

You’ll take on Special Projects (20% of your time), including:

  • Collaborating with Development and Marketing team to share stories and statistics about MHWOW Hosts
  • Supporting and staffing weekend-long retreats with Moishe House community builders from across North America
  • Offering programming or logistics support for Moishe House training conferences and other Jewish educational experiences
  • Supporting MHWOW Hosts and fundraising during Moishe House’s annual WE ARE campaign

This is a full-time position, working primarily Monday through Friday during business hours in a coworking space. Occasional evenings and weekends may also be required. During COVID-19 restrictions and protocols, this position is remote without travel.

Why You? Because You Bring:
  • Bachelor’s degree; additional 4 years of full-time relevant experience may be substituted for the degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant full-time professional experience, including significant experience in communications and relationship facilitation.
  • Significant experience in recruiting new participants to a program and maintaining an active network.
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and interpersonal English communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be organized, proactive, deliver results, and work independently and as part of a team.
  • Enthusiasm for our mission of Jewish peer-led programming.
  • Demonstrated ability to take risks and learn from situations when things don’t turn out as planned.
  • Proven track record of managing multi-faceted initiatives with the ability to drive through completion, work well under pressure, and to manage time effectively.
  • Written and verbal fluency in one of the following languages strongly preferred: Spanish, Russian, or Hebrew
  • Effective demonstration of 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!
  • Direct Moishe House experience (as staff, resident, host and/or community member) preferred.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship
 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 (Talent Alliance)
  • Office closures and floating holidays for Jewish and US holidays
  • 401k matching after one year of employment
  • Quarterly paid day of service (an opportunity to give back to your community)
  • 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
How Moishe House Pays You:
  • Starting salary range of $48,000-$50,000 assuming you meet the minimum requirements
  • 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
  • Local professional learning opportunities
  • Opportunities for advancement and career path planning
 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:

Email cover letter and resume (month/year format) to:

PLEASE WRITE “MHWOW Program Manager” with your first and last name and preferred location 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.