Avodah National Educator

Location: Remote or New York City. Position requires some travel.

Part-time: Average of 20 hours per week

Salary: $30-40 per hour

POSITION OVERVIEW – NATIONAL EDUCATOR (part-time position):

The Avodah National Educator is integral in building and strengthening Avodah’s work in the wider Jewish community. They will serve as lead educator on Avodah’s community engagement projects, working in close collaboration with the rest of the Community Engagement Team to execute those projects. They will work in close partnership with the Director of Community Engagement and will either report to them or to the National Program Director.

This role will include travel and some nights and weekends; specifics are dependent on which conferences and other engagements the National Educator is assigned to.

NATIONAL EDUCATOR DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Develop (i.e. write and/or edit) Avodah’s Community Engagement educational materials, including:
    • Outlines for the Avodah Justice Ambassador workshop offerings;
    • The “Tikkun Olam Our Turn” curriculum;
    • Curriculum to go with the “Speak Torah to Power” series;
    • Any new curricular materials that come as a result of new partnership opportunities with other organizations or through new Avodah Community Engagement projects and initiatives.
  • Teach on behalf of Avodah at some major conferences and key workshops.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Community Engagement, work to increase both the number and quality of Avodah external teaching opportunities.
  • Depending on strategy for alumni programming and engagement, lead some of the training and education opportunities that will be offered to alumni.
  • Take a lead role in the training of the Avodah Justice Ambassadors (AJA):
    • Serve as lead educator/facilitator for the initial training;
    • Develop and work with a team of coaches who support the larger AJA network on their ongoing reflection, evaluation and training;
    • Work with the Director of Community Engagement to support AJAs in developing and adapting curriculum for workshops;
    • Lead some ongoing trainings as needed.
  • Depending on capacity, work on curriculum writing and editing for Service Corps and Fellowship programs, aiming towards a clear set of “off the shelf” outlines as well as working on new materials if needed.
  • Take a lead role in the planning and facilitating of regular staff learning. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least six (6) years experience in facilitation, education, or program development
  • Exceptional public speaking/presentation skills; previous experience speaking/teaching publicly about the intersection of Judaism and social justice is preferred.
  • Strong Jewish educational background with knowledge of a wide range of expressions and observances of Jewish life.
  • Exceptional skills in education and facilitation
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.  
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Collaborative work style coupled with ability to work autonomously at a high level. 
  • Broad familiarity with domestic poverty issues, anti-oppression frameworks, Jewish leadership and the Jewish community. 
  • Occasional weekends, evenings, and travel required. 

    Please send resume and cover letter to Rachel Glicksman, Avodah’s Director of Community Engagement, [email protected]. Please include “National Educator” in the subject line.

    Avodah is an equal opportunity employer. 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.