Jewish Educator (Part Time Contract Position)

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Posted Date 7/09/2024

Jewish Educator (Part-time/Contract Position)


  • Chicago
  • Long Island
  • LA
  • Miami
  • DC


One position available in five different locations.

Founded in 1906, AJC seeks to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world. Among Jewish advocacy organizations, AJC is the leader in the global arena. We are known for our unparalleled access to diplomats, government officials, and faith leaders in more than 100 countries. In addition to our New York headquarters and Office of Government and International Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has offices across the United States and around the globe and maintains partnerships with Jewish communities worldwide. Positioned within AJC Regional Offices, this project employee will work collaboratively with the regional office and national team members to help educate and improve the Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT) program.

We are seeking passionate and experienced Jewish educators to join our team as facilitators for the American Jewish Committee Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT) program. This part-time position involves approximately 10 hours of work per month and requires a deep understanding of Jewish history, particularly in areas such as antisemitism, Israeli history, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and Jewish advocacy.

The educator will do all this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Facilitation: Lead in-person interactive and thought-provoking sessions for program participants, encouraging critical thinking, dialogue, and exploration of complex topics. A curriculum will be prepared for you, but the ability to customize and deliver lessons will be at the facilitator's discretion.
  • Content Delivery: To educate and empower program participants to deliver engaging and informative presentations, workshops, and discussions on Jewish history and related topics.
  • Collaboration: Collaborate with other AJC colleagues and external partners to enhance program content and delivery, ensuring a high-quality educational experience for participants.
  • Evaluation: Receive monthly check-ins from AJC national staff about the program, ways to improve, and receive professional development.
  • Community Engagement: In Washington, DC, participate in relevant events and activities, including the LFT Facilitators Retreat and LFT participant Summit.
  • Additional Hours: In addition to the Leaders for Tomorrow (LFT) program, the role can offer additional opportunities for community engagement. With prior approval, educators may add extra hours to their part-time role. These opportunities could include one-off speaking engagements, partnering with youth groups and synagogues, and participating in special events.
  • Term: 7 months
  • Time Commitment:
    • 8-10 hours/month facilitating your LFT cohort once a month between November - May
    • Attending the AJC Facilitators Retreat in September 2024 (2.5 working days), Location: Washington, D.C.
    • Staffing the AJC Leaders for Tomorrow Student Advocacy Summit (2.5 working days), Location: Washington, D.C


  • Bachelor's degree in Jewish Studies, Education, History, or a related field.
  • 3-4 years of experience preferred as an educator in formal or informal settings, with a focus on Jewish history, antisemitism, Israeli history, the Arab-Israeli conflict, or Jewish advocacy. A bachelor’s in education, Jewish studies, or history is preferred.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Jewish history, culture, traditions, and contemporary issues.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to engage diverse audiences and facilitate meaningful discussions.
  • Alignment with AJC’s mission and diplomatic style, with knowledge and passion for the organization’s key issues (including Israel, world Jewry, human rights, international relations, foreign policy, and democratic institutions)
  • Knowledge of current best practices and experience and knowledge of developmental pedagogy, classroom management, curriculum development, and engagement
  • Commitment to inclusivity, diversity, and creating a welcoming and respectful learning environment.
  • Familiarity with AJC's mission, values, and programs.

The hourly rate range for this position is $50-$55 an hour, depending on relevant experience and location.

Application Process:

Please submit a resume and cover letter highlighting your relevant experience, qualifications, and any additional materials (e.g., sample lesson plans and teaching evaluations). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until Friday, August 9. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Please submit your application to:

AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary50.00 - 55.00 Hour
Full Time
Administrative Support | Adult Education | Advocacy | Community Outreach | Education - Other | Other | Social Justice | Teacher (Classroom)
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