Director, House and Pod Programs

Moishe House | Encinitas, IL, United States

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Posted Date 4/11/2023

Who We Are:

Moishe (pronounced moy-shuh) House is what being Jewish in your 20s is all about. Launched in 2006 when four friends began hosting Shabbat dinners in their home, Moishe House provides a space for over 70,000 young adults around the world to create meaningful, welcoming Jewish communities for themselves and their peers each year. To date, there are more than 150 communities in over 40 countries, and we’re still growing!

The Director, House and Pod Programs is responsible for supervision of Community Managers, oversight of Moishe House and Pod, programming, and company-wide initiatives, in order to maintain the high level of quality in Moishe Houses while achieving continuity and leadership. The Director of House and Pod Programs will serve as thought leader and execute the department’s plan of house and pod growth and stability, develop and supervise Community Managers, and be responsible for achievement of the quantitative and qualitative results.

All voices are needed at Moishe House (please see our identity statements for more detail). 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. 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.

Who You Are and What You’ll Do: 

  • You believe in our mission to empower young adults in the community.
  • You bring creativity, hard work, resilience, efficient data management, and leadership experience to our team.
  • You have a passion to lead and motivate others to do work that supports the larger team, helping others keep on track through your strong supervisory, administrative, and project management skills.
  • You will:
    • Provide direct supervision, training, development, coaching, and performance management to Community Managers as they oversee Moishe Houses and Pods in their regions;
    • Oversee operations in your regions by managing staff, working with Community Managers to set and achieve goals and numeric benchmarks, tracking trends, reporting program data, predicting potential problems, troubleshooting issues as needed, and supervising health and safety regulations;
    • Ensure that all regional KPIs are met;
    • Lead and/or contribute to department-and organization-wide initiatives such as the Resident conference, annual fundraising campaigns, and new Resident recruitment;
    • Create policy and processes for the department;
    • Partner with Resident Support Leadership to develop new policies related to the success of Moishe Houses and Pods;
    • Regularly collaborate with other members of the Program and Development teams toward goal/program achievement.
  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree; four years’ additional related full-time work experience may be substituted for the degree.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years’ post-undergraduate relevant full-time professional experience, with a minimum of 2 years’ leadership and direct management/supervisory experience with full-time employees, including performance management, employee development, and coaching.
  • You have 2 years’ direct experience with Moishe House (preferred) or other nonprofit organizations.
  • You demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication abilities across all levels of an organization.
  • You are organized, proactive, deliver results, and demonstrate independent leadership.
  • You have the ability to take risks and learn from unexpected situations when things don’t turn out as planned.
  • You are able to monitor several projects at all times, to work well under pressure, and to work across various teams and time zones.
  • You demonstrate intermediate-level to advanced-level proficiency with Microsoft Office (specifically Excel), Salesforce (preferred), and other office management tools.
  • You embrace and effectively 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.
  • You are able to travel as needed within your region.

The Fine Print:

The Director, House and Pod Programs is a full-time, exempt, year-round position, and requires weekday office hours to complete job requirements. This position works in one of our U.S. Hub offices (Encinitas, Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., or Charlotte), with preference for Encinitas. This position is supervised by the Sr. Director, North American House & Pod Programs.

Our team works a hybrid schedule in one of our U.S. Hub Offices, where employees can choose to work remotely 2 days per week and collaborate in-person with coworkers the rest of the week.

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 paid time off (PTO) (used as needed for personal, vacation, and sick days) 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
  • Hybrid structure with 3 days in-office and 2 work-from-home, with schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle

How Moishe House Pays You:

  • Moishe House’s starting salary ranges are based on education, experience, location, and skillset required for each role
  • This is a full-time exempt position:
    • Charlotte, NC: $68,000-$72,000/year
    • Chicago, IL or Encinitas, CA: $75,000-$80,000/year
    • NYC or DC: $81,000-$85,000/year
  • Annual merit-based salary increase

How Moishe House Invests in You:

  • $1,000 USD annual professional development fund
  • One-on-one Jewish learning with an educator of your choice
  • Local professional learning opportunities
  • Opportunities for advancement through career path planning

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.

Salary68,000.00 - 85,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Adult Education | Community Organizing | Community Outreach | Community Planning | Director | Education - Other | Other | Programming | Regional Director
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Moishe House
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