Avodah Coordinator

Wilderness Torah | Berkeley, CA, United States

Posted Date 4/05/2022

Avodah Coordinator

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Are you both a systems thinker and a people person? Do you have experience recruiting, motivating and managing volunteers? Are you passionate about inclusive community where all forms of labor are valued and celebrated? 


START DATE: May 2022


Wilderness Torah seeks an Avodah “service” Coordinator to be responsible for the administration, coordination, and management of our work-exchange program at our community program event retreats, including Tu B’Shvat in the Forest, Passover in the Desert, High Holidays, and Sukkot. The Avodah program is a core component of community programs, providing work exchange opportunities for those that need financial support to attend our events.. The goal of Wilderness Torah community programming is to provide intergenerational, meaningful, Jewish, and earth-connected village experiences.



Avodah at our festivals:

  • Manage and administer onsite the work-trader (Avodah) program at each community program event, addressing potential problems that may arise
  • Develop and manage event timelines
  • Develop and implement recruitment plan for the Avodah goals per event
  • Supervise hiring activities, communications, schedules, requests, and documents.
  • Ensure Avodah follow policies and procedures
  • Create webcopy
  • Maintain organizational records and procedures

General Wilderness Torah Responsibilities

  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and retreats
  • Participate in Cultural Evolution work that aims toward deeper collaboration, more equitable decision-making, and stronger cultural anchoring
  • Participate in Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion work
  • Engage as a thoughtful member of a small, innovative team and community


We are open to applicants with varying levels and types of experience, provided that the applicant displays the skills required to successfully execute the job described above. You might be a good fit if you:

  • Proficiency with Google Workspace
  • Excellent leadership and training skills
  • Excellent verbal & written communication and people skills
  • Time management and organizational skills. Self-motivated with ability to lead own projects while collaborating with teams
  • A passion for earth-based Judaism and a demonstrated commitment to our mission
  • Physical Demands: Standing & Walking for Several Hours, as Well As Sitting, Squatting, Crawling, Climbing & Lifting Up to 30 pounds
  • Access to a computer



Founded in 2007, Wilderness Torah is a leader in the earth-based Judaism movement and has served thousands of people with land-based holiday retreats; outdoor, mentor-based K-12 programs; young adult leadership development, local and national training in our models, and most recently our virtual learning opportunities. We’re here as one healing balm in an overstressed, disconnected culture - to reconnect to the magic created when we get out into nature, experience embodied Jewish ritual and learning, all within a multi-generational setting. See our website at www.wildernesstorah.org

Our workplace culture is one based on flexibility, trust, warmth, and dedication. Our team works hard, brings their whole selves, takes time when they need it, and relishes helping create meaningful experiences. We also have a large community of hundreds, from families in our youth programs to participants who help co-create our events. You will work with an amazing team of smart and caring people, in a workplace culture that values flexibility and collaboration.



Compensation and Benefits

    • Part-time 25% FTE (10 hrs/week), competitive nonprofit salary commensurate with experience. Full time equivalent salary range from $50,000 to $54,000 ($24 to $26 per hour)
    • Retirement Plan: SIMPLE IRA with matching
    • We offer ten U.S. holidays and all chag Jewish holidays off (days that follow the Shabbat rules of no work). We have a flexible vacation policy and a sabbatical policy
    • Flexible work schedule. Work remotely and onsite for specific programming
    • Free attendance at Wilderness Torah community programs, 25% discount on youth programs


  • Be an integral part of an innovative organization in an exciting growth phase, as well as part of a cutting-edge movement to reconnect Judaism to the earth



Schedule & Supervision

  • This role is supervised by the Community Programs Director
  • At times the Avodah Coordinator will need to work weekends and holidays, and will need to work more than 40 hours per week during event time.
  • This position works remote except for the programming days.

To apply

  • Please send resume, two references, and cover letter (one page) in a single PDF to [email protected], include “Avodah Coordinator” in the Subject line.
  • Start Date: May 2022
  • Application Due Date: April 22, 2022

Wilderness Torah believes that personnel diversity is an organizational strength, and recognizes and values the intersecting identities that staff members bring to our organization. People of color are strongly encouraged to apply. WT is committed to providing equal employment consideration without discrimination on the basis of race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status. Local candidates only, or be willing to relocate. Thank you!

Salary24.00 - 26.00 Hour
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Community Organizing | Community Outreach | Community Planning | Eco / Environmental | Events Management | Programming | Social Justice
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Organization Type
Community Relations | Environmental | Family Services | Youth
Leave Early for Shabbat | Paid Holidays
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