Immersive Experiences Mentor (Program Manager)

Immersive Experiences Mentor (Program Manager)


Encinitas, California

Who We Are:

Moishe House is what being Jewish in your 20s is all about. Launched in 2006 when four Jewish 20-somethings began hosting Shabbat dinners in Oakland, California for their friends, Moishe House provides a space for over 60,000 young adults around the world to create meaningful, welcoming Jewish communities for themselves and their peers. To date, there are more than 100 communities in over 25 countries, and we’re still growing.

The Moishe House team works towards our mission by believing in themselves and each other, collectively creating innovative ways to reach young adults. We observe the highest standards of stewardship for the generous resources placed in our trust!

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, place a high value in being part of a strong team, and want to be part of a dynamic, inspirational organization.
  • You get fired up about supporting the passions and creativity of others.
  • You excel in building and nurturing relationships, communicating expectations, and managing many moving pieces at once.
  • You are excited about being on the team that oversees Moishe House’s fastest growing programs, Immersive Experiences.

A Day in the Life:

The Immersive Experiences Mentor is a member of the Immersive Experiences team and works with the Associate Director of Immersive Experiences, along with 100+ Peer-Led Retreat facilitators each year. This position utilizes the program infrastructure already in place to lead the development and execution of all North American Peer-Led Retreats.

We are seeking a creative thinker with a strong background in Jewish education, facilitation, creating immersive experiences, and working with young adults to play a key role in the execution of Peer-Led Retreats, including:

  • Developing Peer-Led Retreat Facilitators’ skills as community leaders, planners, facilitators, and Jewish educators
  • Empowering Peer-Led Retreat Facilitators to create immersive Jewish gatherings on their own terms.
  • Meeting with each Peer-Led Facilitator (or team of Facilitators) a minimum of 5 times during their planning process, to facilitate and advise on the following topics:
    • Goal-setting
    • Schedule creation/experience design
    • Creating personalized rituals
    • Recruitment strategies
    • Venue & Jewish educator selection
    • Budget creation
    • Reporting & evaluation
  • Acting as the link between all North American Peer-Led Retreat Facilitators and the Moishe House Immersive Experiences team, ensuring that all Facilitators stay on track with their timelines and adhere to the policies of the Peer-Led Retreat Grant.
  • Facilitating a minimum of 1 Retreatology training per year
  • Attending a minimum of 3 Peer-Led Retreats per year and utilizing their first-hand experience to support the communications and development teams as they tell stories about the programs
  • Completing administrative tasks related to the proper accounting of Peer-Led Retreat expenses, data collection, organization, and reporting related to the program and its funders.

Why You? ~ Because You Bring:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. An additional 4 years of full-time relevant experience may be substituted for the degree.
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional work experience, including extensive experience planning Jewish retreats, building community, group facilitation, and other immersive experiences.
  • Very strong attention to detail.
  • A strong background of Jewish education.
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 10 times each year within North America.
  • Demonstrated passion for Jewish community building and the mission of Moishe House.
  • Experience creating and implementing budgets and financial reports.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Direct Moishe House experience (as staff, resident, host, retreat participant, and/or community member) preferred.

The Fine Print

This position is located in Moishe House’s Encinitas, CA hub office. This is a full-time, 40 hours/week salaried position. Because Mentor meetings often take place after a PLR Facilitator’s work hours, some Mentor work will be performed away from the Moishe House office, and outside of a typical work week (in place of some daytime hours).

Thinking of Joining the Moishe House Team?

We provide:

  • competitive compensation based on your match to the position requirements,
  • generous benefits package, including health/dental/vision paid at 100% for employee, 401k match up to 3%, Flexible Spending Account, Paid-Time-Off, US holidays and some Jewish Holidays,
  • great professional and Jewish development, mentoring, and skill-building opportunities,
  • occasional travel for Moishe House staff and learning retreats,
  • a fun work environment with awesome co-workers,
  • and, last but not least, the support of the amazing global Moishe House community!

How to Apply

Please email cover letter, salary expectations, and resume to:

PLEASE WRITE IN THE SUBJECT LINE:   “Immersive Experiences Mentor_firstname_lastname”

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.