Jewish Educator

Moishe House | Washington, DC, United States

Posted Date 4/04/2022

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 150 Moishe House communities in over 30 countries, and we’re still growing!

The Jewish Educator facilitates Jewish Education programming at Moishe House by leading the creation of Jewish content and overseeing the part-time contractor Regional Jewish Educator team. This position focuses on building upon and supporting the Moishe House vision to enhance the young adult Jewish experience and empowering Moishe House residents in crafting their own Jewish learning and programing. We are seeking a professional to provide educational support and instruction, provide expertise to the department and organization, while mentoring other educators, teaching, and leading departmental initiatives in collaboration with the full Program Team to create new and innovative ways of teaching Judaism.

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 understand and believe in our mission of creating Jewish community for young adults, and bring creativity, innovation, and hard work to our team
  • You are excited to encourage the growth, development, and success of the Jewish Education program and Regional Jewish Educators
  • You’ll build upon and support our vision for young adult Jewish education, through:
    • Supervising the North American Regional Jewish Educators (part-time contractors) and meeting with them at least every two weeks
    • Leading the creation of content (e.g. holiday guides/resources, Moishe Moment)
    • Coordinating and delivering internal staff educational programs and events, designed to appeal to a broad diversity of participants
    • Coaching Camp Nai Nai Nai Jewish Educators and ritual leaders, 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
    • Leading weekly Friday (virtual) Kiddush for staff
    • Matching Moishe House staff with compelling educators to guide and grow our one-on-one Jewish Learning program.
    • Serving as Lead Educator for at least 2 domestic and 1 international staff-led training retreats per year
    • Participating in meetings and building relationships with key donors focused on Jewish Education
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Jewish Education or Jewish Studies (Master’s degree preferred) and/or Ordination (Semicha) from an accredited university program, and are learned in Halacha, Torah, Jewish History, literature, and culture
  • You have a minimum of four to five years’ full-time professional experience, preferably in Jewish communal settings and/or  with young adults.
  • You are able to travel for Moishe House learning retreats, other immersive experiences, conferences, and outside meetings.
  • You embrace and 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 have eligibility to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.

The Fine Print:

The Jewish Educator is a full-time position, requires weekday hours, with occasional weekend and evening hours to complete job requirements. This position is located in one of our U.S. Hub Offices, reports to the Senior Director, Jewish Education, and is a member of the Jewish Education Team.

Beginning in 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 will collaborate in person with coworkers three consecutive days per 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:

  • Healthcare: Health, vision, dental, and mental health benefits ($0 employee contribution option available)
  • Time off: 15 days of paid time off (PTO) per year that increases with continued employment (additional benefits for former Hillel and BBYO employees through the Talent Alliance) PLUS office closures and up to 7 floating holidays for Jewish and US holidays
  • 401(k): up to 3% matching after one year of employment
  • Flexible Spending Account options
  • 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 our Moishe House Hub Office in Encinitas, CA (or, one of the other remote locations listed)

How Moishe House Pays You:

  • Moishe House’s starting salary ranges are based on education, experience, location, and skillset required for each role
    • Charlotte, NC: $63,000-$68,000/year
    • Chicago, IL or Encinitas, CA: $65,000-$70,000/year
    • Washington, DC or NYC: $70,000-$75,000
  • Annual merit-based salary increase

How Moishe House 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

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.

Possible Steps in Our Hiring Process:
Step 1: Apply with your resume, and cover letter, and you'll hear back from us!
Step 2: Video interview using a web-based platform
Step 3: Skills assessment, and interview(s) with the hiring manager(s)
Step 4: We'll check your references to hear about your past experience
Step 5: Get an offer letter, sign it, start your Moishe House journey!

Salary63000.00 - 75000.00 Annual
Full Time
Education - Other | Engagement | Research
Organization Type
Moishe House
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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