West Coast Regional Jewish Educator
Contractor/Part-time (8 hours/week) – Based in Los Angeles, San Diego, or Bay Area, CA
Monthly Stipend: $834/month ($10,000 annual)
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!
Moishe House is seeking a part-time (up to 8 hours/week) Contractor to serve as a Regional Jewish Educator for our houses in the West Coast Region. The primary focus of the North American Jewish Educators is to empower Moishe House residents in crafting their own Jewish learning programing.
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), People with Disabilities, People from the LGBTQ+ communities are all encouraged to apply for our open positions!
Who You Are and What You’ll Do:
You’ll support Moishe House Residents, the Moishe House staff team, and the broader Moishe House community to engage deeply in Jewish study and living
You’ll periodically visit Residents at Moishe houses, coffee shops, etc., located near where the Educator lives.
You’ll serve as a resource to Residents on planning programs, and holiday and ritual observance.
You’ll meet individually with all new and exiting Residents, providing support for their Jewish journeys within their first three months and within their last two months in the house.
You’ll initiate significant visits with at least 6-8 houses in the region during the calendar year, including participating in a house meeting, leading a Jewish learning session with Residents, attending or helping plan a program, and meeting one-on-one with Residents.
You’ll join with the Community Manager on conference calls with each house twice per year.
You’ll periodically teach Moishe House staff and community, and create writings and resources for the broader Moishe House community.
You’ll approve and support programmatic grant applications related to the Jewish holidays.
You strongly believe in the Moishe House mission and that there is no one way of being or doing Jewish.
You have or are working towards a graduate degree or formal post-graduate work in Jewish text study, such as a Master’s degree in Jewish Education or Rabbinical ordination, OR you have at least one year of post-undergraduate college Jewish text study, such as a year at Pardes. Other forms of formal post-graduate Jewish study will be considered.
You love Jewish study and text and are able to draw connections between what’s going on in the world and in residents’ lives to Jewish tradition.
You have experience teaching basic Jewish ideas and texts, as well as more advanced ideas and texts, while making every learner feel valued and respected.
You’re organized and proactive in doing the work of a Regional Jewish Educator.
You’re able to travel as the position requires and will attend and teach sessions at the North American Moishe House annual conference for residents.
You have eligibility to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.
The Fine Print:
This is a part-time Contractor position, requiring a flexible schedule of 8 hours per week, including weekdays, weekday evenings, and weekends, and reporting to the Director of Jewish Learning. The Contractor regularly checks in with the Director during the workday. This position is compensated through a monthly stipend and is additionally reimbursed for out-of-pocket expenses for travel and education materials. This is a remote position, based out of Los Angeles, San Diego, or the Bay Area, CA.
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.