Tzedek Box (www.tzedekbox.org), a dynamic new international initiative dedicated to the Jewish call for justice and righteousness, seeks a Partnerships Fellow, a part-time summer internship to grow the number of its partner institutions. Our Fellow will conduct outreach to synagogues, Jewish communal organizations and other potential institutional stewards of the Tzedek Box initiative, creating outreach materials and communications, hosting information sessions, and securing commitments from future participants. The Fellow will also contribute to the contents of our smartphone app and our social media presence over the summer.
A successful Fellow will demonstrate strong entrepreneurial, communication, and organizational skills. He/she/they will work remotely and be supervised by our founder, Andrew Kaplan Mandel.
As a Fellow, you will have the opportunity to contribute meaningfully to a new and exciting Jewish ritual, grow connections within the American Jewish ecosystem, deepen your own reflective tikkun olam practice, and demonstrate data-backed experience with partnership-building, marketing, facilitation, relationship management and project management.
At Tzedek Box, we grow the frequency and depth of our participants’ volunteerism, advocacy, philanthropy and education by promoting regular, ritualized reflection and annual accountability. A Tzedek Box is like a Tzedekah box, but instead of coins, you deposit a journal entry in your personal box every time you engage in an act of righteousness. Then, once a year on Yom HaTzedek, you open the box, take stock on all you’ve done, and rededicate yourself to deeper work in the coming year. Participants use either physical boxes or our smartphone app to reflect on their efforts to improve our world.
Founded in 2019, Tzedek Box is a growing entrepreneurial not-for-profit initiative. In 2022, a variety of institutions purchased a total of 8,300 specially-produced Tzedek Boxes for their members, while a range of schools and other organizations from around the world created their own boxes. Artistic versions of Tzedek Boxes now appear at New York’s Jewish Museum, the Dr. Bernard Heller Museum, and the Skirball Museum in Los Angeles. We hope to double in participation in the next year.
$5000 for 15 hours a week for 10 weeks, beginning in late May/early June through early/mid August, depending on the Fellow’s other commitments. The Fellow will be hired on a contract basis and will not be eligible for benefits.
Send a resume and a letter explaining your interest in this project, how your experience relates to the Fellowship description, and any initial ideas or approaches you would use to accomplish the tasks of the Fellowship. Please write to Tzedek Box founder Andrew Kaplan Mandel ([email protected]) by February 1, and feel free to reach out with any questions.