Start Date: June 2021
Avodah develops lifelong social justice leaders whose work is informed by Jewish values and who inspire the Jewish community to work toward a more just and equitable world. Since 1998, we’ve been training emerging Jewish leaders to take on the most pressing social and economic issues in America. We believe that the combination of on-the-ground experience, intensive professional and personal development, and a supportive, pluralistic Jewish community lay the groundwork for a lasting commitment to social change.
The Alumni Manager is integral in building and strengthening Avodah’s work with and in support of the 1300+ alumni of our Service Corps and Justice Fellowship. They hold key responsibilities for most of Avodah’s key alumni projects, working in close collaboration with the rest of the Program Team to design and execute those projects. They collaborate with and report to the Assistant National Program Director (ANPD), who also holds elements of some of the alumni projects and initiatives and who supervises Avodah’s alumni portfolio as a whole.
- Implement strategies for building, maintaining and strengthening relationships with and among Avodah alumni;
- Develop, support and facilitate alumni programming, from smaller city-based events to ongoing trainings or intensives;
- Work with the ANPD to support the creation, development and implementation of robust new Avodah career development and support services;
- Support the ongoing growth of the Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrahi Alumni Advisory Council and the development of other alumni leadership bodies;
- Connect Avodah alumni to other departments to support our Corps Member and Fellowship programs, fundraising, and communications efforts;
- Work with the Communications department to implement a communications strategy for alumni that ensures they receive regular updates from Avodah about our work and the alumni network.
- Assist development staff with the alumni fundraising campaign;
- Comprehensively track all alumni data, including demographic and database updates, as well as participation and engagement with Avodah;
- Ensure effective use of a system for evaluation of alumni programs and participant engagement;
- Improve and periodically implement surveys to collect up-to-date data on alumni demographics, careers, leadership, and the impact Avodah has had on them;
- Share opportunities with alumni to engage with other Jewish and social justice organization; and
- Manage alumni listservs and email digests.
General Staff Responsibilities:
- Fully participate in all staff gatherings, meetings, and retreats;
- Conduct self with the utmost professionalism; and
- Serve as an excellent ambassador to Avodah.
- Cultural competency in working with diverse constituencies;
- Ability to work both independently, as well as on a team;
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
- Strong relationship building skills;
- Experience in program design or facilitation;
- Personal or professional experience in working with adults in their 20s-40s;
- Ability to handle a large volume of work from various sources, prioritize and multitask, and proactively communicate about this;
- Available to work occasional evenings and weekends;
- Proficiency in the Google Suite, and a quick learner of technology including Slack, Asana and Salesforce;
- Knowledge of domestic social justice issues and/or the Jewish communal landscape, a plus;
- Knowledge of data management or survey design, a plus
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
The Alumni Manager role will begin primarily working from their home, and may work in an Avodah office when it is safe to do so if they are located in a city with an existing Avodah office. They will be provided with a computer and technology stipend. The flow of the work is variable, there are times when the work is fast-paced and there are slower periods depending on the time of the program year; this position entails working with deadlines and prioritizing different responsibilities. The ability to handle stressful situations with multiple projects underway at the same time, as well as the ability to work independently and collaboratively, are essential.
What We Offer:
- Many opportunities to learn and grow, from annual professional development allowances to onsite and offsite training;
- Benefits designed for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance, including generous time off, flexible work arrangements, medical and dental insurance, retirement savings plan with employer contribution, progressive paid parental leave, and more;
- Commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables everyone to bring their full self to work and make a positive impact on the world.
Please click this link to apply. Due to the volume of applications, we are only able to respond to those applicants granted an interview. Applications will be accepted until a hire is made and interviews will be set up on a rolling basis. Please direct any questions to [email protected].
Creating a more just world is a core part of our mission, and Avodah is working to continually strengthen our efforts towards equity and inclusion in the workplace. We strive to build a diverse team that brings with them a variety of identities, backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews, people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQIA people, and people who come from poor or working-class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Avodah is an equal opportunity employer.