Jewish Life Specialist (JLS)

Moishe House | Atlanta, GA, United States

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Posted Date 1/18/2023

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 part-time (8 hours/week) Jewish Life Specialist for our Houses, Pods, and MHWOW programs. The primary focus of the Jewish Life Specialist is to empower Moishe House Residents and Hosts, our Community Builders, in crafting and then leading their own Jewish learning programming for their local communities, with a goal of supporting young adults in their unique journeys in Judaism, in a way that is meaningful to each individual. 

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 strongly believe in the Moishe House mission and that there is no one way of being or doing Jewish.
  • You love Jewish texts and rituals, and can draw connections between what's going on in the world and in Moishe House Community Builder's lives to Jewish tradition, while making every learner feel valued and respected. 
  • You'll make Jewish learning accessible, relatable, and compelling for our Community Builders by answering their questions about Judaism, holidays, and texts for use within their programming, utilizing a creative approach, and connecting them to internal and external learning resources.
  • You'll build relationships with Moishe House Residents by sharing MH educational resources and serving as a resource for their initiatives in creating, planning, and executing programs for holidays and ritual observance. 
  • You'll approve and support programmatic grant applications related to the Jewish holidays. Where necessary, you'll help Moishe House Community Builders raise the educational standard of their program ideas.
  • You'll design educational resources for the wider Moishe House network as part of a team of educators, and you'll periodically teach Moishe House network as part of a team of educators, and you'll periodically teach Moishe House staff and community.
  • Houses:
    • You'll periodically visit Moishe House Residents at their homes, meet with them at coffee shops, or via online channels during the first three months of their residency, meeting individually with each new Resident to learn about their Jewish journeys. You'll also have one annual meeting with each Resident, and a meeting with them within their last two months in the house. You will coach Moishe House Community Builders to help them reflect on their Jewish lives and build Jewish homes that serve their own needs and bring Judaism to life for their community members.
    • You'll initiate significant visits with 6-8 Moishe Houses in the region during the calendar year, including participating in a Moishe House meeting, leading a Jewish learning session with the Residents, attending or helping plan a program, and meeting one-on-one with Residents.
    • You'll join the Community Manager on conference calls with each Moishe House twice per year.
  • MHWOW:
    • You'll periodically meet Hosts individually to coach them about their Jewish life, their approach to building community, and the Jewish programming at their events.
    • You'll participate with the MHWOW team for educational content, team gatherings, and Host center retreats.
  • You have a post-graduate degree in Jewish Education, such as a master's degree in Jewish Education (or in the 2nd year or later of a graduate degree program in Jewish Education), or Rabbinical or Cantorial ordination. Alternatively, you have at least two years of post-undergraduate Jewish text study, through formal programs such as Pardes, Hadar, Drisha, or a yeshiva/kollel. Other forms of formal post-graduate Jewish study will be considered; two years of full-time experience as an adult Jewish Educator will also be considered in place of the formal education. 
  • You are organized, proactive, and leverage data to track your interactions with Residents through a system we have in place.
  • 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 are able to travel as the position requires and will attend and teach sessions at the North American Moishe House annual conference for Residents and Hosts.
  • You have eligibility to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.

The Fine Print:

The Jewish Life Specialist (JLS) is a part time, remote position, requiring a flexible schedule that averages 8 hours per week (fluctuates depending on time of year and Resident needs), including weekdays, weekday evenings, and weekends, and reports to the Jewish Educator. The JLS regularly checks-in with the Jewish Educator during typical work hours, has 1:1 meetings with the Jewish Educator 1-2 times per month (varies by needs of JLS), and actively participates in a monthly JLS team meeting.

Moishe House requires “full vaccination” for all contractors and 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 Pays You:

Moishe House’s starting salary ranges are based on education, experience, location, and skillset required for each role.  

The starting annual salary for this position, working 8 hours per week, is $13,000 (USD). 

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.

Salary13000.00 - 13000.00 Annual
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Adult Education | Community Planning | Education - Other | Hebrew | Jewish Studies Teacher | Other | Programming | Public Speaking
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