RSJ Jewish Educator

RSJ Jewish Educator: Full-time Contractor
Kiev, Ukraine
Start Date: November 2, 2020
Starting Salary:  USD 15,000
Who we are:

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

Who you are:
  • You believe in our mission and bring creativity, innovation, and hard work to our team.
  • 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 excel in bringing Judaism to life in the Former Soviet Union through teaching, mentoring, and leading.
  • You are excited about tackling big challenges and new projects!
What you’ll do:

The RSJ Jewish Educator is responsible for Jewish learning throughout the Former Soviet Union and other locations outside North America with our Russian-speaking constituents. The position reports to the Sr. Director of RSJ Programs, and is a member of the RSJ and Program Teams. In this role, you will:

Support Jewish engagement for about 15 RSJ Moishe Houses, including:

  • Conducting annual site visit to RSJ Moishe Houses at approximately 12-15 site visits per year. Visits will be determined with the supervisor. Due to COVID-19 circumstances, when in-person visits are not possible, Educator will conduct a virtual site visit.
  • Creating and distributing Russian language resources for holidays
  • Creating resources for specific program requests from community builders
  • Ensuring houses are meeting their Jewish learning/content benchmarks
  • Approving Jewish education grants and scholarships
  • Consulting with community managers on individual house needs
  • Providing oversight of Judaica to ensure all houses have necessary supplies for programming
  • Maintaining and updating database of local educators for each Moishe House community, and Russian language resource database

Lead FSU Learning Retreat(s) for RSJ participants outside of North America, including:

  • Serving as the driver for the planning and implementation of the FSU Learning Retreat(s). The retreat model may include in-person gatherings and virtual learning experiences. 
  • Overseeing the program, outreach and budgeting
  • Managing the roles of the team involved

Create and lead Jewish learning and Shabbat programming at annual RSJ Training Conference, including:

  • Planning and attending the RSJ Training Conference, providing oversight of Jewish Education and content at the conference
  • Serving as liaison and mentor for residents leading Jewish learning sessions

Assist with RSJ Programming and wider Moishe House Jewish education initiatives, including:

  • Teaching at relevant opportunities for Moishe House staff, and participating in Moishe House Jewish education initiatives
  • Assisting as needed at local gatherings such as a mission or donor visit
  • Participating in monthly Jewish Education Team meetings and annual education summits to align on Moishe House wide strategy and initiatives
  • Coordinating with Jewish education team as new Moishe Houses open in the FSU, to assist with acquiring local/native Judaica and ritual items
Why you? Because you bring:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, with a graduate degree or certificate in Jewish Education. Additional 4 years of full-time relevant experience may be substituted for the Bachelors degree.
  • Minimum one year of full-time professional work experience in a related field with young adults (e.g. JDC, Hillel).
  • Highly proficient in spoken and written English and Russian
  • Ability and willingness to travel one to two times per month
  • Demonstrated passion for Jewish community building and the mission of Moishe House.
  • Demonstrated high-level presentation and written communication skills, including creating high quality and grammatically correct written materials, such as presentations and training documents.
  • Demonstrated strong attention to detail.
  • Proven high-level skills with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and other office management tools.
  • Ability to multitask and monitor several projects at all times, to work well under pressure, and to manage time effectively.
  • Personal experience with Moishe House strongly preferred.
  • 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!
How Moishe House Takes Care of You:
  • 15 days paid time off (PTO) per year that increases with continued employment; additional benefits for former Hillel and BBYO employees
  • Paid time off for office closures and Jewish holidays
  • Quarterly paid day of service (give back to your community!)
  • Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates and supervisor
  • Opportunities for advancement through Moishe House’s career path planning
How Moishe House Pays You:
  • Starting salary of $15,000 assuming you meet the minimum requirements
  • Annual merit based salary increase
  • This is a full-time Contractor position, requiring monthly invoices for work performed
How Moishe House Invests in You:
  • Annual professional development dollars to grow your expertise
  • One-on-one Jewish learning with an educator of your choice
  • Work schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
 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 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:

Email cover letter and resume (written in English please) to:

PLEASE WRITE “RSJ Jewish Educator” 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.