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Rare Opportunity! The Jewish Emergent Network is Hiring a New Director!
Jewish Emergent Network Diversity Statement
The Jewish Emergent Network seeks diversity in its leadership. That means we invite applications from different denominations and religious (or non-religious) and cultural backgrounds. We are searching for candidates of color, candidates who are Jews by choice or Jewish adjacent, candidates in the LGBTQ community, and candidates who identify personally at any part of the incredibly rich gender spectrum.
Jewish Emergent Network Overview
The Jewish Emergent Network comprises the leaders of seven path-breaking Jewish communities from across the United States that have come together in the spirit of collaboration. These include: IKAR in Los Angeles, Kavana in Seattle, The Kitchen in San Francisco, Mishkan in Chicago, Sixth & I in Washington D.C., and Lab/Shul and Romemu in New York. The Jewish Emergent Network exists to amplify each member organization’s work and harness our collective power to inject creative inspiration into and help transform Jewish life.
History of Programs
The Network launched an innovative Rabbinic Fellowship in 2016, its first major collaborative project. This Fellowship placed select early career rabbis into each of the seven participating Network communities for a two-year period, in order to train the next generation of enterprising rabbis to take on the challenges and realities of 21st century Jewish life in America in a variety of settings. In 2020, the Network produced major national justice and holiday programming that collectively reached over 45,000 people, including the DAWN Shavuot Festival with REBOOT, The Confessions of the Heart Racial Equity Elul Challenge, Yom Kippur’s For the Sin Of..., Simhat Torah Coast to Coast, and Hanukkah at Home. In 2021, we are a primary programmatic partner on the Big Bold Jewish Climate Festival for Tu B’Shvat.
The next major project for the Jewish Emergent Network will be a pioneering and captivating Jewish learning experience. At the same time, we will move forward strategically with continued collaborative holiday and justice programming, and seek paths for sharing some of our gained wisdom with other leaders in the field.
Director Job Description
June 18, 2021
Remote for now, with a preference for candidates located in one of the Jewish Emergent Network hubs (Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, Washington, DC).
The director holds the sacred space and owns the administrative expertise that binds together the dynamic leaders of the seven Jewish Emergent Network organizations.
Chair of the Jewish Emergent Network, currently Melissa Balaban, CEO at IKAR.
Strategic Vision & Practice
Budgeting & Accounting
Hiring & Supervision
You are an experienced not-for-profit professional who is ready to take the next step in your career.
You are comfortable and/or willing to ensconce yourself in Jewish communal settings. You welcome working with constituents and stakeholders across various levels of observance, and thrive when putting Torah at the heart of your work.
You are a proactive and resilient team-player with sterling communication skills, compelling public speaking ability, a thoughtful and self-reflective presence, and a documented history of taking risks.
You have at least some experience with funding, budgeting, project planning, and the Jewish philanthropic landscape.
You are proficient with strategic visioning and program management and can keep track of many threads without dropping any. You are detail oriented but also great at big-picture planning.
You are comfortable with basic web design software, email management, social media channels, the Microsoft suite, budgeting software, and databases. You have experience with or a willingness to quickly adopt cloud-based, project management, and other enterprise software.
You look forward to working with a diverse group of leaders and balancing their big ideas and personalities with grace, enthusiasm, and an open mind.
You have excellent and interesting references, people who will tell us all about times when you’ve been bold, brave, dependable, mature and inspiring.
You are not afraid of a big challenge, and possess excellent time-management skills that will allow you to maximize the opportunities and responsibilities of this Network.
Above all, your enthusiasm shines through in everything you do, and you are ready to share it with us.
Salary & Benefits Overview:
Salary range for this position is $80,000 - $90,000, with a full benefit program including medical, dental, and vision coverage, short-term disability and limited life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, family leave, and optional 401K. This is just an overview of salary and benefits and is not meant to be exhaustive or all-inclusive and is subject to change.
We invite your application...
In lieu of a cover letter, the application has three short answer questions. The application will close on April 28. Depending on the volume of submissions, we may schedule interviews on a rolling basis.