NYC Justice Fellowship Director

Location: New York City

Part Time

Salary: $30-40 per hour (12 hours per week)


Avodah seeks an exceptional educator, planner, facilitator and mentor to oversee and implement the Avodah Justice Fellowship at our New York City site. The Fellowship Director is responsible for executing the national vision of the Fellowship in the local site, including the educational, community-building, mentoring, logistical and recruitment aspects of the Fellowship.  

The NYC Fellowship Director works with the national Fellowship program team (which includes their Fellowship Director counterparts in Chicago and Kansas City), the local NYC team (which includes the NYC Service Corps Director and NYC Community Director), and other Avodah staff as relevant (in particular, reporting to the Recruitment Director for their recruitment responsibilities). They primarily report to the National Program Director in NYC.

The schedule for this role include the following evenings and weekends:

  • 3 overnight weekend retreats (all Fri-Sun; one in November, one in February or March and one in June)
  • 1 mid-week overnight staff retreat (2-3 nights)
  • 5 Sunday daytime programs (in December, January, either February or March, April and May)
  • 2-3 weeknight evenings per month


  • Implement and serve as lead staff person on all aspects of programming (roughly 3 programs per month, including 3 retreats over the course of the Fellowship term). This will often include direct facilitation and teaching work, and will also include collaboration with outside speakers, collaboration with Fellows, and handling the logistics of the programs.
  • Provide resources and mentorship to Fellows related to their work, community-building, leadership development and Jewish identity.
  • Work with fellows on specific leadership skill-building projects.
  • Manage the outreach and recruitment for new Fellows each year, including the application, interview and selection process.
  • Participate in regular supervision meetings, team meetings, Avodah staff meetings and the yearly staff retreat.


  • At least six (6) years relevant experience (in social justice work, Jewish communal work, or ideally both).
  • Exceptional skills in education and facilitation.
  • Impeccable relationship-building and cohort development skills.
  • Experience with mentorship and leadership development for people in their late 20’s and early 30’s.
  • Established connections to local social justice and Jewish leaders preferred but not required.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.  
  • Strong project management skills, in particular as a part-time employee managing a significant ongoing organizational program. 
  • Understanding of pluralistic Jewish life with experience engaging with a range of Jewish practices and communities.
  • Personal commitment to integrating social justice activism and Jewish life.
  • Broad familiarity with domestic poverty issues, Jewish leadership and the Jewish community. 
  • Weekends and evenings required. 

Please send resume to Sarra Alpert, Avodah’s National Program Director, at [email protected] Please include NYC Justice Fellowship Director 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.