VP, Programming

VP, Programming


Full Time – Moishe House Hub Office: Charlotte, Chicago, Encinitas, CA, New York City, or Washington, DC
Starting Salary Range: 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!

Moishe House is excited and grateful to be in a place of ongoing growth and planning for the future. Our growth will come from a combination of continued organic growth in our baseline programs, and new programs that will increase the rate of growth.  The VP of Programming, reporting to the Chief Program Officer, will be a key member of the Program Leadership Team, which oversees all global programming at Moishe House. For this role, we are seeking a seasoned professional, supervisor, and partner to build upon and lead our strategic theme of Growth Beyond the Houses.

The VP of Programming will have three direct reports and will supervise our existing MHWOW, Base, Jewish Learning Collaborative teams, as well as Program Partnerships.  They will work with Moishe House leadership and staff to identify and evaluate exciting new program initiatives that will grow unique participation beyond our core community-building house model.

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 can effectively represent the organization to external audiences commensurate with the position
  • You are excited and driven by building great programs that reach young adults in meaningful ways
  • You have demonstrated leadership, supervisory, and implementation experience, including program leadership/management, strong cross-cultural and communications skills, comfort with data and analytics, and experience stewarding operational quality
  • You’re both analytical and creative and thrive in a fast-paced, forward-thinking workplace
  • You have a commitment and passion for making Judaism relevant and exciting for young adults
  • You have experience in external-facing roles to engage, listen, educate, and respond with priority actions in partnership with key stakeholders across various functions and levels.
  • You’ll design and implement a strategy for Growth Beyond the Houses initiatives, in collaboration with CPO and programming staff
  • You’ll grow and strengthen Base and MHWOW programs; establish systems and train staff to ensure long-term health and success of these programs which are core to Moishe House’s Growth Beyond the Houses strategy
  • You’ll implement measures for evaluation and analysis of the quality and strategy of Growth Beyond the Houses initiatives at Moishe House; and proactively work with your team to gather, manage, and translate data/analytics to uncover insights, and tell stories that measure impact, drive decisions, and effectuate change
  • You’ll supervise, coach, mentor, and train our Base and MHWOW leaders; provide oversight and longer-term vision to team members ensuring competing priorities are managed.
  • You’ll create systems of accountability to ensure quality deliverables are produced and timelines are met
  • You’ll lead the team in establishing and monitoring programmatic budgets and conducting forecasting, while collaborating with Moishe House’s budget, finance, and development teams.
  • You’ll collaborate with internal stakeholders, such as the Program Leadership Team, Development Operations, HR, Marketing, and other shared services in the implementation of the programs
  • You’ll establish strong partnerships with key stakeholder organizations and engage in ongoing relationship-building with funders
  • You have a minimum of 10 years of professional experience, in progressively responsible positions. Experience in nonprofit organizations is preferred
  • You have a bachelor’s degree in business, non-profit management, or another related field. Advanced degree or certification in nonprofit management preferred
  • You have a minimum of 5 years of direct management/supervisory experience, preferably with multiple levels, with full-time employees, including performance management, development, coaching, and building and managing successful teams led by clear vision and goals.
  • You’re strategic, results-driven, and entrepreneurial and have a track record of being able to quickly synthesize, categorize and prioritize information, data, multiple agendas, and competing needs with a keen ability to clearly discern the urgent from the routine and needs from desires
  • You have experience with budgets and coordinating complex projects
  • You demonstrate a commitment to pluralistic Jewish community building
  • You have experience working directly with funders and key partners
  • 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
  • You are able to travel domestically and globally for immersive experiences, conferences, and external meetings on a monthly basis
  • You demonstrate an ability to interact with a diverse range of exchange participants and program stakeholders with diplomacy and in a culturally sensitive manner
  • You have eligibility to work in the United States without employer sponsorship
The Fine Print:

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.  Moishe House requires “full vaccination” for all staff to travel, work in offices, and participate in any Moishe House group gatherings. We use the CDC’s definition of “full vaccination” as the standard, with variations based on country as needed.

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
  • Opportunity to work in one of our U.S. Hub Locations
How Moishe House Pays You:
  • Moishe House’s starting salary ranges are based on education, experience, location, and skillset required for each role. If your salary expectations are different and/or you have more experience than required, let’s talk.
  • Starting salary range for this position: $110,000 – $120,000/year
  • Annual merit-based salary increases
How Moishe House Invests in You:
  • $1500 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
How to Apply:

Visit https://drgsearch.com/current-searches/ and search for Moishe House, or use http://drgsearch.com/current-searches/?rpid=MajA3SwQ5MQ and click Apply!  Resume and cover letter are required.

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.