Senior Director, North American House and Pod Programs

Moishe House | New York City, CA, United States

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Posted Date 10/13/2023

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!

Moishe House is seeking a Senior Director of North American House and Pod Programs to provide strategic, visionary, and accountable leadership to those who work with our Houses and Pods, defining success through growth in the number of houses and programs, and driving high-quality programming and innovation among the communities we serve. The Senior Director proactively identifies challenges and opportunities within Houses and Pods and communicates the plan for addressing them. This position requires significant experience in supervision, managing performance, developing employees, project management, and developing and implementing strategy for large, multi-team programs.  

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: 

  • You have a bachelor’s degree and at least eight years of full-time post-undergraduate professional experience, including five years of full-time supervisory experience and two years of full-time experience with a nonprofit organization.
  • You have experience developing employees and performance management, preferably multiple staffing levels, including coaching, providing feedback, and creating environments where employees can be at their best.
  • You have experience leading a comprehensive budget planning and implementation process for a program or department and the ability to meticulously track financial performance against established targets and proactively reforecast to stay within budget while optimizing resources.
  • You have experience creating, communicating, and implementing strategy and vision for a department, preferably with an engagement mission and programming.
  • You have significant experience with creating a culture of innovation, managing change, working across boundaries, and tapping the knowledge and skills of others toward a common goal.
  • You have demonstrated advanced written and verbal communication, interpersonal, collaboration, problem-solving, and presentation skills.
  • You have demonstrated the ability to be organized and proactive, deliver results, and demonstrate independent leadership.
  • You can work in the United States without employer sponsorship and travel as needed within North America. 

What You’ll Do: 

  • You’ll lead the North American House and Pod programs, including direct supervision and performance management of the North American Director and Associate Director of House Programs, Associate Director of House Support, and Global Expansion Director, with troubleshooting, team building, training, policy development, and strategy. 
  • You’ll lead the team toward achieving the prescribed net annual growth of Moishe Houses and Pods as well as their programming.
  • Collaborating with the Global Houses team, you’ll develop strategy and implementation for resident training in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Russian-speaking communities.
  • You’ll represent the Houses program for Moishe House and Program Team visioning, strategic planning, and implementation.
  • You’ll help recruit, develop, and lead a high-performing team, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
  • You’ll facilitate seamless organizational transitions through effective change management strategies.

How you'll demonstrate the Moishe Mindset: 

  • You have a passion for serving and growing others, value being part of a strong team, and want to be part of a dynamic, inspirational organization. 
  • You believe in the Moishe House mission and bring creativity, hard work, and resilience to our team. 
  • You have comprehensive knowledge of and personal experience with Moishe House. 
  • You’re already effectively demonstrating the Moishe Mindset:  Be The Difference ~ Invest Wisely ~ Embrace the Unknown ~ and Own It! ~ Connect & Listen ~ Value People ~ Work Well, Live Well, and Have Fun! 

The Fine Print:

The Senior Director, North American House and Pod Programs supervises up to 6 employees, reports directly to the Chief Program Officer, and is based in a U.S. Moishe House Hub Office located in: Encinitas, CA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago; NYC; or Washington, DC. This full-time position requires regular weekday office hours, occasional weekends or evenings, and travel to complete job requirements. 

Our team works a hybrid schedule at our 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
  • Office closures for Jewish and US holidays and up to 7 floating 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
  • Opportunity to work in one of our dynamic Moishe House Hub Offices (Charlotte, Chicago, Encinitas, CA, Washington, DC, or NYC!) 
  • 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.

  • The starting salary range for this full-time exempt position is:
    • Charlotte, NC: $92,000 - $98,000
    • Chicago and Encinitas: $100,000 - $105,000
    • NYC and D.C.: $110,000 - $115,000
    • If your salary expectations are different and/or you have more experience than what is required, let's talk!
  • Annual merit-based salary increases

How Moishe House Invests in You:

  • $1,500 USD annual professional development fund
  • Jewish Learning Collaborative (JLC): one-on-one Jewish learning with an educator of your choice
  • Local professional learning opportunities
  • Opportunities for advancement through career path planning
  • Opportunities to attend Moishe House Learning Retreats and Conferences
  • Paid work travel with perks including travel allowance, fitness classes, and accommodations

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.

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