Sr. Director, Jewish Education Department

Sr. Director, Jewish Education Department

Located in one of our U.S. Hub Offices: Encinitas, CA, Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, New York, NY, or Washington, D.C.

Starting Salary: 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 ResidentsMHWOW HostsPeer-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!

The Sr. Director of the Jewish Education Department is a member of the Program Leadership Team, and oversees all global Jewish Education programming at Moishe House. This unique position focuses on building upon and leading the Moishe House vision to enhance the young adult Jewish experience. We are seeking a seasoned professional, supervisor, and partner to lead the strategy and vision for the department, develop, guide, and coach the team of full-time, part-time, and contract professionals, and collaborate with the full Program Team in creating new and innovative ways of teaching Judaism.

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 passion for experiential Jewish education and leading and developing others
  • You have demonstrated leadership, supervisory, and implementation experience, including strong management, communication, organizational, and analytical skills
  • You have a commitment and passion for making Judaism relevant and exciting
  • You are a skilled, successful leader, and manager who will lead in the following areas:
    • Building upon and leading the Moishe House vision for young adult Jewish education, including:
      • Leading the organization in continuing to develop its global Jewish educational philosophy and implementation
      • Being a thought leader in best practices for actively bringing Torah and Jewish enrichment to life for young adults
      • Fostering an atmosphere of religious pluralism throughout Moishe House
      • Actively writing and publishing articles, supporting the development of programmatic content, speaking in the community about the work Moishe House is doing, and creating Jewish Education Summits to explore future topics in Jewish education
    • Providing organizational management and business administration, including:
      • Managing a $2,000,000+ annual budget for Jewish education
      • Providing direct leadership and supervision for the following positions and their teams: Director of Immersive Experiences, Director of Jewish Service Learning, Associate Director for Jewish Education Retreats, and a Senior Jewish Educator
      • Leading the team that provides powerful immersive Jewish experiences for over 3,000 young adults annually, including developing a team of high caliber professionals by investing in their personal and professional growth and pushing them to exceed goals
      • Continuing to develop a comprehensive strategy for Jewish enrichment across Moishe House, taking steps necessary for Moishe House to become the global leader for convening immersive Jewish educational opportunities for young adults, and working with your team to implement that strategy
      • Providing oversight and setting annual and longer-term education goals for staff, community builders, and external participants, implementing measures for evaluation and analysis of the quality and strategy of Jewish experiences at Moishe House, and maintaining an accurate record of program and participant data, proactively analyzing data to identify patterns and trends, and acting on data, to enhance the participants’ experience.
      • Forming strong partnerships with key stakeholder organizations, engaging in ongoing relationship-building with funders (above $100,000 annually), prioritizing and responding to requests, and ensuring benchmarks are met for all proposals
  • You have a bachelor’s degree, with a minimum of 10 years full-time post-graduate professional experience, preferably in a related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years of full-time employee supervisory experience, including performance management, coaching, and development, and preferably managing multiple levels
  • You have extensive experience managing budgets and coordinating complex projects
  • You demonstrate a commitment to pluralistic Jewish community
  • You have experience working directly with funders and key partners
  • You want to work in a fast-paced, strategic, and energetic environment, and bring strong attention to detail, resourcefulness, and ability and willingness to learn quickly
  • You effectively demonstrate 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!
  • You demonstrate the ability to learn quickly, adapt to the ever-changing environment, and have the proven ability to acclimate to new environments and contribute quickly.
  • Direct Moishe House experience as staff or community builder preferred
  • You are able to travel globally for immersive experiences, conferences and outside meetings on a monthly basis.
  • You have eligibility to work in the United States without employer sponsorship
The Fine Print:

The Sr. Director, Jewish Education Department is a full-time leader of the Jewish Education team, and requires weekday office hours plus occasional weekends or evenings, and occasional travel to complete job requirements.

Beginning in early 2022, we’re excited to be returning to a hybrid work schedule at our Hub Offices, where employees can choose to work remotely 2 days per week and collaborate in-person with coworkers the rest of the week (Wednesday will be a day we are all in the office together!). Employees will receive prior notice in advance of starting this new schedule.

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 (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
  • Company discounts on flights, hotels, sporting events, concerts amusement parks, gyms, and more through Plum Benefits
  • Schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
How Moishe House Pays You:
  • Moishe House’s starting salary ranges are based on education, experience, location, and skillset required for each role
  • Starting salary range for this position: $100,000 – $120,000
  • Annual merit-based salary increase
How Moishe House Invests in You:
  • $1000 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
  • Opportunities to attend Moishe House Learning Retreats and Conferences
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:

Please email the following items to careers@moishehouse.org with “Sr. Director, Jewish Education Department” 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 and please explain any gaps in employment

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.