Midwest Community Manager
at Moishe House
Moishe House Hub Office: Chicago, IL
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 150 Moishe House communities in over 30 countries, and we’re still growing!
Moishe House is searching for a Midwest Community Manager in the Chicago area to manage and enable our community builders within the region to be leaders in creating meaningful, welcoming experiences that serve the young adult Jewish community in their city. The Midwest Community Manager role is typically responsible for supporting houses and community builders to achieve program goals, recruit new community builders, efficiently complete administrative tasks, connect residents to resources and other Moishe House opportunities, and develop a strong knowledge base about young adult life in their regional communities. The Midwest Community Manager is a member of the Resident Support team and reports to the Associate Director, House Programs.
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 creativity, innovation, and hard work to our team.
- You have a passion for community of any kind, place high value in being part of a strong team, and want to be part of a dynamic, inspirational organization.
- You are a creative and efficient problem-solver.
- You’re a great mentor and facilitator. You’ll guide Moishe House residents in your region to create meaningful, well attended events and strong communities through brainstorming, training, setting and achieving goals, celebrating success, problem-solving, and creating and maintaining meaningful relationships with community members and local partners. (30%)
- You’re a strong networker. You enjoy learning about people and what motivates them. You’ll develop individual relationships with Moishe House residents through remote interactions, site visits, and facilitating skills development. You’ll partner with our Expansion team to recruit residents for new and existing Moishe Houses through your social networks and by building connections in your region. (30%).
- You’re organized and a problem solver. You’ll manage the administrative tasks that enable dozens of community builders to create hundreds of gatherings, evaluate and create plans to mitigate risk, and work on several projects at once. Your written, analytical, and organizational skills are just as strong as your verbal ones. (30%)
- You’ve got a variety of skills and love a fast-paced opportunity. You’ll lead/facilitate special projects based on departmental need, your expertise, and your interests such as: facilitating sessions at conferences or retreats, growing your understanding of young adult activities in your region, and improving departmental processes. (10%)
- You have a four-year college degree or equivalent years of additional work experience.
- You have at least three years of full-time professional experience. (If you're interested in this role and you bring less experience than stated here, please be in touch)! Moishe House seeks employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences who can serve our community builders.
- You possess intermediate-level proficiency with Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, 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’re flexible with your work hours, working shortened daytime office hours with some nights and weekends as needed.
- You have eligibility to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.
The Fine Print:
This is a full-time position, requires weekday hours, with occasional weekend and evening hours to complete job requirements. This position reports to the Associate Director, House Programs, and is based in our Chicago, IL Hub Office.
Beginning in 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!). Employees will receive prior notice in advance of starting this new schedule.
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) 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
- Schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
- Opportunity to work in our Moishe House Hub Office in Chicago, IL
How Moishe House Pays You:
- Moishe House’s starting salary ranges are based on education, experience, location, and skillset required for each role
- Starting salary range for this position, based in Chicago, IL: $58,000/year - $62,000/year
- Annual merit-based salary increase
How Moishe House Invests in You:
- $750 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