Sr. Director of Jewish Learning

This position has been filled – July 2020

 Senior Director of Jewish Learning

Full-Time – Encinitas, CA

Starting Salary $120,000

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 passion for experiential Jewish education
  • You have demonstrated leadership and implementation experience, and strong management, communication, and organizational skills
  • You invest your depth of Jewish knowledge in creating and leading vibrant Jewish learning opportunities
  • You have a commitment and passion for making Judaism relevant and exciting

A Day in the Life:

The Sr. Director of Jewish Learning is a member of the Program Leadership Team, which oversees all global 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 team-oriented professional and partner who will take a leadership role in the following four areas:

Building upon and leading the Moishe House vision for young adult Jewish learning, including:

  • Leading the organization in continuing to develop its global Jewish educational philosophy and implementation strategy
  • 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, 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 departmental management and business administration, including:

  • Providing leadership and supervision for the following positions: Director of Immersive Experiences, Jewish Education Retreats Manager, Jewish Retreats Program Coordinator, and 5 Regional Jewish Educators
  • Implementing and continuing to develop a comprehensive strategy for Jewish enrichment across Moishe House
  • Managing a $2,000,000+ and growing annual budget for Jewish education
  • Matching Moishe House staff with compelling educators to guide and grow our one-on-one Jewish Learning program.
  • Engaging in ongoing relationship-building with funders (above $100,000 annually), responding to requests and ensuring benchmarks are met for all proposals.
  • Monthly travel for Moishe House staff and learning retreats, other immersive experiences, conferences and outside meetings.

Curating Jewish content & training a generation of young Jewish leaders, including:

  • Ensuring high quality, impactful training on Jewish ritual and education opportunities are available to all Moishe House residents
  • Implementing measures for evaluation and analysis of the quality and strategy of Jewish experiences at Moishe House
  • Coaching Jewish educators and ritual leaders at Camp NaiNaiNai and teaching at one camp per year
  • Overseeing and teaching text, prayer, and ritual at the Moishe House North American National Conference for 250+ young adults
  • Serving as lead educator for at least 2 domestic and 1 international staff-led training retreats per year

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.
  • Strategizing and taking steps necessary for Moishe House to become the global leader for convening immersive Jewish educational opportunities for young adults
  • Providing oversight and setting annual and longer-term education goals for Jewish immersive experiences including at least 21 staff-driven Retreats per year, and 150 peer-driven retreats per year

Why You? ~ Because You Bring:

  • Completion of Rabbinic seminary with ordination
  • Minimum 7 years professional experience in Rabbinic, Jewish education, and/or executive leadership roles
  • Minimum of 5 years supervisory experience and excellent developmental management skills with a keen desire to professionally grow employees
  • Extensive experience managing budgets and coordinating complex projects
  • A demonstrated commitment to pluralistic Jewish community
  • Experience working directly with funders and key partners
  • A desire to work in a fast-paced, strategic, and energetic environment
  • Strong attention to detail, resourcefulness, and ability and willingness to learn quickly
  • A willingness to travel monthly for work
  • 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!
  • The ability to learn quickly and adapt to the ever-changing environment. You have the proven ability to acclimate to new environments and contribute quickly.
  • Direct Moishe House experience preferred (as staff, peer leader, and/or community member)

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
  • 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!)
  • 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 $120,000, assuming you meet the minimum requirements
  • Annual merit based salary increase

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
  • Paid Time Off that increases with time
  • Company discounts on flights, hotels, sporting events, concerts amusement parks, gyms and more through Plum Benefits
  • Work schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle 

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! One-way 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 to:  Please write “Sr. Director of Jewish Learning” 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.