Jewish Learning Collaborative, Program Manager
(THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED AS OF 1/14/22)
Full time – Based in a U.S. Hub Office
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 Residents, MHWOW Hosts, Peer-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!
We believe that Jewish learning can enhance every part of our lives, from how we make decisions at work, how we do business, how we maintain friendships, how we create meaningful moments at home and more. The Jewish Learning Collaborative (JLC) enables and inspires professionals and lay leaders at Jewish organizations to access Jewish text, thought, and wisdom through 1:1 learning sessions with one of our diverse Jewish educators. The JLC is growing quickly, and we are building a team to meet and expand the demand for individualized Jewish learning. The JLC is seeking a Program Manager to lead the development and implementation of the JLC’s 1:1 Jewish learning program to support partner organizations in bringing the JLC to their teams while supporting educators and learners as they learn together. The Program Manager will be a critical thought partner in shaping and executing our vision and will report to the Director, Jewish Learning Collaborative.
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 are excited about creating educational opportunities for others through the JLC
- You understand and believe in our mission and bring a passion for nonprofit work
- You are a skilled relationship builder, conversationalist, and recruiter
- You approach challenges with creativity and offer efficient and creative solutions
- You support learners, educators, and organizational partners, including:
- Owning and developing strong relationships with partner organizations, bringing the JLC to their organizations, and managing all aspects of their experience
- Matching learners with educators and supporting learners to ensure positive learning experiences
- Managing program implementation for learners, educators, and program partner organizations
- Supporting learners, educators, and partner organizations to have fun, meaningful 1:1 Jewish learning experiences, while implementing existing strategies and contributing new ones
- Refining processes and systems as the JLC grows
- You are a builder, and you’re flexible. You like experimenting and trying new things at work, and aren’t afraid to learn a new skill or to try something for the first time and then evaluate it.
- You care about people and their experiences. You enjoy connecting with others and can chat easily. And it’s not just small talk; you enjoy learning about people and what motivates them. You’ll develop individual relationships with learners, educators, and staff partners at partner organizations. You’ll work with partner organizations to recruit learners for the JLC and to help them start their learning journeys. You’ll support people when they encounter challenges.
- You’re organized and a problem solver. You identify problems when they arise and quickly work to create solutions and implement them. You thrive on identifying ways of improving existing systems and structures. You’ll refine and streamline existing program structures, identify opportunities for improvement, and manage the implementation of updates.
- Your written, analytical, project management, and organizational skills are just as strong as your verbal ones.
- You’ll facilitate special projects based on departmental needs, your expertise, and your interests.
- You have a four-year college degree or equivalent years of additional work experience.
- You have a graduate degree in Jewish Studies or Jewish Education, or at least two years of formal post-undergraduate Jewish learning. You are a Jewish Learning generalist.
- You have at least four years of post-undergraduate full-time professional experience. Experience in education or customer service preferred.
- You have significant experience in creating and nurturing in-person and online communities.
- You have familiarity with and/or experience working or volunteering in the Jewish community.
- You embrace 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’re flexible with your work hours, working shortened daytime office hours with some nights and weekends as needed to work with our participants and educators.
- You have eligibility to work in your Hub Office work location without employer sponsorship
The Fine Print:
The Jewish Learning Collaborative is a start-up currently incubated at Moishe House. This setup enables you to take advantage of Moishe House’s stability, structure, and benefits while working in a start-up environment. This position reports to the Director, Jewish Learning Collaborative, and is based in one of our U.S. Hub Offices. 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!). As a Hub Office employee, you’ll receive prior notice in advance of starting this new schedule.
How Moishe House Takes Care of You:
- Medical, vision, dental, and mental health benefits ($0 employee contribution option available) through AETNA
- 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 through the Talent Alliance
- Office closures and up to 7 floating holidays for Jewish and US holidays
- 401(k) participation, with up to 3% matching after one year of employment through Transamerica
- Quarterly paid day of service to give back to your community
- 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 Moishe House Hub Offices (Charlotte, Chicago, Encinitas, CA, Washington, DC, or NYC!)
How Moishe House Pays You:
- Moishe House’s starting salary ranges are based on education, experience, location, and skillset required for each role.
- Starting annual salary range for this position:
- Charlotte, NC: $60k – $65k
- Chicago, DC, and Encinitas, NYC: $65k – $70k
- Annual merit-based salary increase
How Moishe Invests in You:
- $750 Annual professional development fund
- One-on-one Jewish learning with an approved 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
- Schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
- Opportunities to attend Moishe House Learning Retreats and Conferences
Possible Steps in Our Hiring Process:
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 all of the following items to email@example.com with “JLC, Program Manager” with your first and last name AND preferred location IN THE SUBJECT LINE:
- Cover letter – Tell us your story and why Moishe House, and detail about your Jewish Learning experiences!
- Resume – Start Date/End Date (in month/year format) for each position you’ve held, providing information on 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.