JOB TITLE: Program Manager
REPORTS TO: Rabbi Adina Allen, JSP’s Creative Director
LOCATION: Bay Area (preferred but not required)
ABOUT JEWISH STUDIO PROJECT
Jewish Studio Project (JSP) activates creativity in individuals and communities to expand their capacity for moving through challenge and change. JSP is founded on the belief that creativity exists within each of us and that creativity is a vital resource in the work of personal and social transformation. The creative process is JSP’s central tool for expanding empathy and resilience, supporting the work of dismantling oppression, and drawing forth the new narratives, insights and images that can help bring a more loving and just world into being. Since 2015, JSP has become a leading resource for creative learning and spiritual connection across the country. JSP’s innovative model - at once an art studio and house of learning - has been nationally recognized and highly sought after. Through immersive experiences, creative facilitator trainings, creative resilience cohorts and professional development partnerships, JSP is supporting thousands of individuals a year in exploring and processing our society’s questions and challenges while providing deep moments of intimacy, connection and awe.
Over the past six years, JSP has grown from a small startup into a leading national organization with six full time staff, an $800K budget, a network of Facilitators, and a community of thousands of alumni and participants. We are seeking a Program Manager to join our growing team and support our diverse program portfolio. As a critical member of our program team, the Program Manager will be responsible for project management of JSP’s programs including: recruitment, program logistics, communication and evaluation. This position is full-time and reports to JSP’s Creative Director. We prefer candidates to be local to the Bay Area and, therefore, in close proximity to our home studio. That said, much of the work can be done remotely and we are open to receiving applications from candidates residing beyond the Bay Area.
Program Strategy: Collaborate as an integral part of our Program Team in building and implementing JSP’s dynamic program portfolio.
Training: Be the JSP lead on all program logistics and participant support for our intensive, two-year Creative Facilitator Training program (Cohort 2 begins in late October 2021).
Network Building: Connect, support and deepen JSP’s Facilitator Network and Studio Immersive alumni communities.
Program Support: Provide end-to-end support of JSP’s programs including: recruitment, participant communications, logistical arrangements, virtual studio (Zoom) support as well as in-person program support when possible.
Evaluation: Work with the Program Team to design survey instruments, analyze impact and draft impact reports.
JSP Studio: Function as the primary staff member responsible for maintaining the JSP Studio (in Berkeley, CA) in terms of organization, managing inventory, program set up and take down.
Systems/Data: Manage participant and partner data in collaboration with JSP’s Operations Manager.
Communications: Partner with JSP’s Communications Team on program recruitment and marketing.
Reporting: Generate program reports for internal use and for updating JSP stakeholders.
You are a warm and gracious host to the many people who come to our studio (physical and virtual). You’re energized by meeting new people. You go out of your way to foster connections and genuinely want to help make someone’s day better.
You have the ability to juggle multiple work streams with optimism, enthusiasm and a rigorous attention to detail.
You are a savvy, strong communicator and writer.
You are a self starter who is curious and excited to always be learning.
You are able to work as part of a team and also stay motivated while working independently.
You are comfortable being direct with all members of the JSP team in order to maintain deadlines and meet program goals.
Your work reflects self-awareness, groundedness, and humility. No task is beneath you.
You’re familiar with anti-oppression frameworks and committed to building a liberatory, healed world.
You have a minimum of three years experience in program/project management.
You are proficient in Zoom, google suite, Slack and Salesforce (preferred).
Systemic inequities in hiring have caused women, people of color, LGBTQIIA+ folks, and others to apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. JSP encourages you to break that statistic and apply, as no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.
HIRING PROCESS & TIMELINE
We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
We will conduct short phone interviews in late September / early October and begin second round interviews in early-mid October.
We will invite finalists for longer interviews in mid-October and make an offer shortly thereafter.
We hope to have the selected candidate begin in mid-late October.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Salaried, exempt position with an annualized salary range of $52K - $58K / year.
40 hours per week. This won’t be your typical 9-5 job. Some programs take place during early morning hours and others into the evening, and occasionally, we have programs on Sunday. Depending on program and organizational needs, we’re open to some creative scheduling. We believe in work-life balance and are committed to keeping the workload in alignment with the true hours worked.
140 hours of PTO as well as 11 paid federal holidays, 13 Jewish Holidays and a flexible schedule.
Health, vision and dental benefits, covering 75% of plan costs. Life insurance policy.
As an essential member of our growing team, you will have plentiful leadership opportunities and the support of colleagues invested in your growth and development.
JSP is an equal opportunity employer and supports workplace diversity. We carefully consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.