This position is currently on hold while we conduct interviews.
Part-time Contractor: West Coast Regional Jewish Educator
Possible locations: greater Los Angeles, Bay Area, or San Diego
Monthly Stipend: $834/month ($10,000 annual)
Who we are:
Moishe (pronounced moy-shuh) House is what being Jewish in your 20s is all about. Launched in 2006 when four friends began hosting Shabbat dinners in their home, Moishe House provides a space for over 70,000 young adults around the world to create meaningful, welcoming Jewish communities for themselves and their peers each year. To date, there are more than 100 communities in over 25 countries, and we’re still growing.
Moishe House is seeking a part-time (up to 8 hours/week) Contractor to serve as a Regional Jewish Educator for our houses in the West Coast Region. The primary focus of the North American Jewish Educators is to empower Moishe House residents in crafting their own Jewish learning programing.
What you’ll do:
- Support Moishe House Residents, the Moishe House staff team, and the broader Moishe House community to engage deeply in Jewish study and living
- Periodically visit Residents at Moishe houses, coffee shops, etc. located near where the Educator lives.
- Serve as a resource to Residents on planning programs, and holiday and ritual observance.
- Support all residents on their Jewish journeys, including meeting individually with all new residents within their first three months, and meeting with exiting residents within their last two months.
- Initiate significant visits with at least 6-8 houses in the region during the calendar year, including participating in a house meeting, leading a Jewish learning session with Residents, attending or helping plan a program, and meeting one-on-one with Residents.
- Join with the Community Managers on conference calls with each house twice per year.
- Periodically teach Moishe House staff and community, and create writings and resources for the broader Moishe House community.
- Approve and support programmatic grant applications related to the Jewish holidays learning grants and other ongoing Jewish learning grants.
Who You Are:
- You have a graduate degree or formal post-graduate work in Jewish text study, such as a masters degree in Jewish Education or Rabbinical ordination, OR you have at least one year of post-undergraduate college Jewish text study, such as a year at Pardes. Other forms of formal post-graduate Jewish study will be considered.
- You strongly believe in the Moishe House mission and that there is no one way of being or doing Jewish.
- You love Jewish study and text and are able to draw connections between what’s going on in the world, and in residents’ lives, to Jewish tradition.
- You are organized and proactive in doing the work of a Regional Jewish Educator.
- You have experience teaching basic Jewish ideas and texts, as well as more advanced ideas and texts, while making every learner feel valued and respected.
- You are able to travel as the position requires and will attend and teach sessions at the North American Moishe House annual conference for residents.
The Fine Print
This position requires a flexible schedule of 8 hours per week, including weekdays, weekday evenings, and weekends, and reports to the Senior Director of Jewish Learning. The Contractor regularly checks-in with the Senior Director during the work day. This position is compensated through a monthly stipend, and is additionally reimbursed for out of pocket expenses for travel and education materials.
Possible Steps in Our Hiring Process
|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: email@example.com, with “West Coast Regional Jewish Education Contractor” and 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.