Midwest Community Manager

*This position is filled*

Community Manager- Midwest U.S. Region

Full time in Chicago, IL

Starting Salary: $48,000-$50,000


The first time you walk into a Moishe House a cheery housemate greets you at the door. They walk you into the living room, offer you a snack, and introduce you to a bunch of friendly young adults. You can smell dinner being cooked in the kitchen, see the wall of photos from past events, hear the Spotify “Dinner Party” playlist in the background, and feel the fun, relaxed atmosphere with this new group 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. 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. A Moishe House experience (e.g. a passover seder, arts and crafts night, dance party) will look different in every one of the 118 Moishe Houses worldwide because the atmosphere, rituals, food, and location are determined by the residents.

Moishe House is searching for a Community Manager in the Midwest region to empower our community builders  to be leaders in creating interesting, meaningful, welcoming experiences to best serve the young adult Jewish community in their city. A Community Manager is a member of the Resident Support team and is typically responsible for 10-15 houses and 35-45 community builders, and develops a strong knowledge about young adult life in their communities.

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’re a great coach and mentor. You guide Moishe Houses in your region create meaningful, well attended events and strong communities through brainstorming, setting and achieving goals with residents, celebrating success, problem solving, and creating and maintaining meaningful relationships with community members and local partners. (30%)
  • You’re personable. You love building, maintaining, and stewarding relationships with others. You’re the one who can and does strike up a conversation with anyone – on the train, at the local coffee place, or at a festival. And it’s not just small talk; you enjoy learning about people and what motivates them. You’ll develop individual relationships with Moishe House residents through remote interactions, site visits, and by creating personal resident goals, mentoring and coaching, and facilitating skills development. And your written skills are just as strong as your verbal ones. (40%)
  • You’re organized. We are a small team with a huge impact. You can manage the administrative tasks that enable dozens of community builders to create hundreds of gatherings, and work on several projects at once. You’ll consistently complete administrative tasks that help keep the residents, programs, and department functioning (10%)
  • You’ve got a variety of skills and love a fast-paced opportunity. You’ll participate and lead special projects based on need, expertise, and interest such as: recruiting new residents, creating new Moishe Houses, facilitating sessions at conferences or retreats, understanding young adult activities in your region (20%)
  • You have at least two years professional experience. Moishe House seeks employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences that can serve our community builders.
  • You have a four-year college degree or equivalent years of work experience.
  • 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!

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
  • 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

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

  • $500 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
  • Schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
  • Opportunities to attend Moishe House Learning Retreats and Conferences

Possible Steps in Our Hiring Process

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
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: jobs@moishehouse.org
PLEASE WRITE “Midwestcommunitymanager_firstname_ lastname_work 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.