MHWOW Program Manager, Global Communities
Full time – Based in London, UK, Prague, Czech Republic, Moscow, Russia, or Kyiv, Ukraine
Starting Salary Range: See below for details
Who We Are:
When you work for Moishe House (pronounced moy-shuh), you become a part of something BIG: a global nonprofit that builds peer-led Jewish communities for young adults around the world! Founded in 2006, Moishe House funds, trains, and educates young adults to create pluralistic, inclusive, and welcoming Jewish communities as House Residents, MHWOW Hosts, Peer-Led-Retreat Facilitators, and in our Bases. To date, there are more than 140 Moishe House communities in over 30 countries, and we’re still growing!
The MHWOW (Moishe House Without Walls) team is seeking a Program Manager to engage in relationship-building, networking, and global recruitment of young adults. This role manages existing MHWOW Hosts from our global communities while expanding MHWOW into cities where the organization has little Moishe House presence.
The hundreds of MHWOW (pronounced letter “M”, letter “H”, and WOW) Hosts around the world gather their peers for Jewish experiences that range from Friday night Shabbat dinners to holidays, learning events, and cultural celebrations. MHWOW Hosts decide who they want to invite, where they want to host, what they want to explore in Judaism, and when they want to gather. This flexibility empowers MHWOW Hosts to explore, create, or refine their own Jewish practice. MHWOW Hosts receive funding and resources to make programs relevant and accessible to their communities.
All voices are needed at Moishe House. 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. People who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color (BIPOC) and historically marginalized groups, including, People with Disabilities, People from the LGBTQ+ communities are all encouraged to apply for our open positions!
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. We recognize we have a ways to go and a lot to learn.
Who You Are and What You’ll Do:
- You understand and believe in our mission and bring a passion for nonprofit work
- You are a skilled relationship builder, conversationalist, and recruiter.
- You are excited about supporting a diverse group of MHWOW hosts from different backgrounds with a wide range of programming interests.
- You approach challenges with creativity and offer efficient and creative solutions.
- You are motivated by innovating, moving quickly, and executing well.
- You have experience in creating and nurturing in-person and online communities.
- You are fluent in Russian or Spanish; you can manage Hosts and communicate with potential Hosts in Russian or Spanish speaking countries for expansion
- You’ll be a team player, member of the MHWOW team, and have responsibility for growing and maintaining MHWOW in the following ways:
- MHWOW Recruitment and Expansion (50% of your time) through:
- Creating and executing an International recruitment strategy in partnership with the MHWOW, Global Communities, and RSJ Programming teams, including expanding MHWOW’s presence in new communities and cities around the globe
- Traveling approximately 4 times a year (1 – 4 days in length) to meet with potential MHWOW Hosts and partner organizations
- Building a young adult connector database across more than 25 countries
- Managing the application and onboarding process for new hosts
- Identifying expansion opportunities in partnership with the Global Communities team to grow MHWOW and the Moishe Houses program
- MHWOW Host Support and Management (40% of your time) by:
- Engaging MHWOW hosts online and offline to drive Hosts’ programming
- Managing Host administration, including program and reimbursement approvals, data tracking, and database management
- Special Projects (10% of your time), including:
- Collaborating with the Marketing and Jewish Education teams to assist in creating and executing resources for Jewish rituals, holidays, or cultural celebrations
- Supporting and staffing weekend-long retreats with Moishe House community builders (up to 2 additional trips per year)
- Offering programming or logistics support for Moishe House Training Conferences and other Jewish educational experiences (up to 2 additional trips per year)
- Supporting MHWOW Hosts and fundraising during Moishe House’s annual WE ARE campaign
- Representing MHWOW in conversations with funders about the programming efforts of MHWOW hosts in Global Communities
- You have a four-year college degree or equivalent years of additional work experience.
- You have at least 2 years of full-time post-undergraduate professional experience.
- You embrace 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’re flexible with your work hours, working shortened daytime office hours with some nights and weekends as needed.
- You have eligibility to work in your work location without sponsorship
The Fine Print:
Beginning in early 2022, we’re excited to be returning to a hybrid work 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 (Wednesday will be a day we are all in the office together!). If you are located in a Hub location, or where other Moishe House employees are also located, you’ll receive prior notice in advance of starting this new schedule.
How Moishe House Takes Care of You:
- Paid Time Off, per in-country requirements Days u are located in a Hub location, or where other Moishe House employees are also located, you’
- Office closures and floating holidays for Jewish and local holidays
- Quarterly paid day of service to give back to your community
- Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates and a dedicated supervisor
- Schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
- Opportunity to work in one of our Moishe House Hub Offices (London, UK), or with other Moishe House team members (Prague, Moscow, or Kyiv)
How Moishe House Pays You:
- Moishe House’s starting salary ranges are based on education, experience, location, and skillset required for each role.
- Starting annual salary range for this position:
- London, UK: £28,000 – £32,000 (GBP)
- Prague: €26,730 – €29,317 (Euro)
- Moscow or Kyiv: €13,102 – €15,723 (Euro)
- Annual merit-based salary increase
How Moishe House Invests in You:
$500 Annual professional development fund
- One-on-one Jewish learning with an approved educator of your choice
- Paid work travel with perks including travel allowance, fitness classes, and accommodations
- Local professional learning opportunities
- Opportunities for advancement through Moishe House’s career path planning
- Schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
- Opportunities to attend Moishe House Learning Retreats and Conferences
Possible Steps in Our Hiring Process:
Step 1: Send us your resume, and cover letter, and you’ll hear back from us!
Step 2: Video interview using a web-based platform
Step 3: Skills Assessment, and interview(s) with the hiring manager(s)
Step 4: We’ll check your references to hear about your past experience
Step 5: Get an offer letter, sign it, start your Moishe House journey!
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.