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Job Posted: 29/06/2015

Job Title: DC Program Manager

Location: Washington, DC


DC Program Manager
Job Description

AVODAH OVERVIEWAVODAH develops and engages a network of Jewish leaders working within the Jewish community and beyond to promote social justice and fight domestic poverty.  We achieve this through our many programmatic offerings including the Jewish Service Corps, the AVODAH Fellowship, our alumni network and our community education and engagement work.

POSITION OVERVIEWAVODAH is seeking a Program Manager to implement the educational, work-related, housing, community-building, and logistical aspects of AVODAH’s Service Corps in DC. This is an excellent position for a confident go-getter who excels at education and group facilitation, managing logistics and competing priorities, building strategic relationships with local organizations and supporters, and mentoring young adults in their early 20s.

The DC Program Manager is an integral member of the DC AVODAH office. The DC Program Manager reports to the DC Director and serves as part of a dynamic national team to develop and implement the Service Corps program.



  • Implement and serve as lead staff person on all aspects of educational programs including orientation, weekly sessions, retreats, and special programs, as well as all the logistical planning and administration of the program

  • Coordinate and facilitate leadership development activities with Corps Members

  • Coordinate and facilitate community-building activities among Corps Members

  • Facilitate exploration by Corps Members of social justice and Jewish life

  • Provide resources and mentorship to Corps Members related to their work, community, and Jewish lives

  • Manage and maintain relevant applications and records for Corps Member participation in AmeriCorps including monthly AmeriCorps timesheets

  • Actively oversee AVODAH’s residential properties, including: managing the house search when necessary, aiding in the move-in and move-out process, resolving maintenance problems with residents and landlords;

  • Facilitate process of selecting and placing new Corps Members



  • Impeccable interpersonal and relationship-building skills

  • Demonstrated experience with education, facilitation, and team-building

  • Strong project management skills

  • Experience with mentorship and leadership development for people in their early 20s

  • At least 2-3 years professional experience in informal and/or experiential education

  • Familiarity with and respect for a wide range of expressions of Jewish life

  • Ability to handle a large volume of work, prioritize and multi-task

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Established connections to local activists and Jewish leaders preferred but not required

  • Ability to work regular evenings and occasional weekends a must.


Competitive salary and benefits. Email resume and cover letter, with availability, to Sandra Hinderliter, DC Director, at [email protected].  Please include “DC Coordinator” in the subject line.

AVODAH is an equal opportunity employer.

No phone calls please.


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