Mid-Atlantic Community Manager

*This Position is now on hold as we conduct final interviews*

Mid-Atlantic Community Manager

Full-Time – Washington, DC

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

Who We Are:

The first time you walk into a Moishe (pronounced moy-shuh) House a friendly resident greets you at the door. They take your coat, usher you into the living room and introduce you to a group of folks chatting about their weekends. You can hear the housemates in the kitchen, putting the finishing touches on the meal they’ve made for their community. A few guests are setting the table, and a housemate introduces themselves and offers you a beverage. You see the wall of photos from past events filled with other young people who, like you, are happy to be in a place where they belong, looking to meet new people, and excited you took a chance and showed up.

Moishe House empowers young adults to create their own dream Jewish communities. Moishe Houses are led by a group of volunteer community builders who open their doors to all twenty-somethings to create spaces of connection, new friends, and engaging programs, at no cost to the participant. A Moishe House experience (e.g. a Passover seder, arts and crafts night, dance party) will look different in a Moishe House in Philadelphia and a Moishe House in Prague because the food, atmosphere, rituals, and location are determined by the residents.

Moishe House was founded in the East Bay, California in 2006 and now reaches over 65,000 young people annually in more than 25 countries through its growing network of houses and immersive experiences. The Moishe House team works together through deep collaboration, investing in relationships, and hard work.

Moishe House is searching for a Community Manager in the Mid-Atlantic region to empower people to be leaders and to coach groups of residents to create interesting, meaningful, welcoming experiences to best serve the young adults Jewish community in the city.  Moishe House seeks employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our team

Who you are:

  • You believe in the Moishe House mission.
  • You bring creativity, business-sense, innovation, and hard work to our team.
  • You have a passion for serving others and tracking successes, place high value in being part of a strong team, and want to be part of a dynamic, inspirational organization.
  • You demonstrate leadership and find joy and meaning in helping others establish a Jewish community on their own terms, embrace the numerous avenues through which a person can be Jewish, and think entrepreneurially about challenges.

A Day in the Life:

The Community Manager is a full-time member of the Resident Support team.  This unique position provides oversight for 10+ Houses with 35+ community builders, to guide and coach them as they build Jewish community. We are seeking a team player who will have responsibility for:

  • Developing strategies for each Moishe House to create meaningful, well attended experiences and strong communities that best serve the young Jewish adult population in their city, by setting and achieving goals with residents, celebrating successes, problem-solving, and creating and maintaining meaningful relationships with community members and local partners. (30%)
  • Developing individual relationships with Moishe House residents through remote interactions and site visits, creating personal resident goals, mentoring and coaching, and facilitating skills development. (40%)
  • Completing administrative tasks that keep the residents, programs, and department functioning. (10%)
  • Participating in and leading special projects based on need, expertise, and interest, such as recruiting new residents, creating new Moishe Houses, facilitating sessions at conferences or retreats, and building expertise of young adult activity in your region (20%)

Why You? ~ Because You Bring:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (additional 4 years of full-time relevant experience may be substituted for the degree).
  • Minimum of 2 years full-time professional experience, preferably in community building and program planning.
  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to be organized, proactive, deliver results, and work independently and as part of a team.
  • Measurable experience in leading groups of people toward sustained success.
  • Enthusiasm for strategizing and collaborating with the team, including remote team members.
  • Strong work ethic and a sense of humor.
  • Demonstrated ability to take risks and learn from situations when things don’t turn out as planned.
  • Excitement to travel within the region, up to several times per month.
  • Ability to multitask and monitor several projects at all times, to work well under pressure, and to manage time effectively.
  • 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.

The Fine Print

This is a full-time position, working primarily Monday through Friday during business hours in a co-working space.

Because the Community Manager often leads meetings in the evenings when Moishe House Residents are available, work hours are designed to accommodate this.  Occasional weekends may also be required.

This position is located in Washington, DC, reports to the Director of House Programs, and is a member of the Resident Support team. Starting salary for this position is between $48,000 and $50,000, assuming you meet the minimum requirements.

Thinking of Joining the Moishe House Team?

We have a great compensation and benefits package, including:

  • Health, vision, dental, and mental health benefits ($0 employee contribution option available)
  • Flexible spending account options
  • Paid Time Off plus paid floating Jewish and US holidays
  • 401k plan, with up to 3% match after one year of employment
  • Highly qualified teammates and a dedicated supervisor
  • Opportunities for advancement and career path planning

Extra Perks include:

  • $500 annual professional development fund
  • Quarterly paid volunteer day
  • One-on-one Jewish learning with an educator of your choice
  • Multiple options for work hours
  • Convenient, modern office options
  • Paid travel to visit Moishe Houses with perks such as travel allowance, fitness classes, and accommodations
  • Opportunities to attend Moishe House Learning Retreats and Conferences

How to Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to: jobs@moishehouse.org. PLEASE WRITE “Mid-Atlantic Community Manager” 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.

Applying for a job with Moishe House?

Wondering what to expect? Here is a preview of possible steps throughout our recruiting process.

  • All applicants will receive a confirmation email within one business day of receiving your application
  • Video interview using an online app
  • Video interview with the hiring manager or other leaders
  • Skills assessment
  • In-person interview
  • Three professional references (including at least one supervisor)

If you are the selected candidate, we will call you to make an offer and provide the offer in writing. All offers are contingent on successfully completing a background check. If you are not the selected candidate, we will write or call you to let you know.

Above all, we appreciate your enthusiasm for Moishe House and promise to be mindful and respectful throughout this process—we’ll be in touch!

Questions? During your application process, feel free to contact us at: jobs@moishehouse.org.