Full-Time Hazon Programs Fellow
Hazon is the largest environmental organization in the American Jewish community. We create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond. In aggregate we’re seeking to shift the nature of what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century – enabling and encouraging Jewish people to have an impact in the world and transforming Jewish life in the process.
We’re now seeking to hire an outstanding person to fill the role of Programs Fellow to work out of our New York City office. The Fellow will be involved in a wide range of Hazon’s educational and outreach activities and programs, including working closely with staff of the Adamah and Teva programs at the Isabella Freedman Retreat Center, which are in the process of merging with Hazon. The intent of the Fellowship is to staff Hazon with outstanding, up-and-coming Jewish innovators and leaders, and to expose them, in a supportive environment, to more responsibility and direct leadership experience than would be the case in traditional Jewish organizations. This is a one-year fellowship beginning Summer 2013.
Help coordinate the multiple Hazon networks such as the Jewish Food Education Network (JFEN), Adamah and Teva alumni networks, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), Siach: An Environment and Social Justice Conversation, among others; Support development of year-round Teva programming both locally and nationally; Staff and support the development of Adamah Foods and generally support a Hazon presence in the greater NYC area; Liaise with individuals and institutions across the country around the development of our Jewish food programming and educational resources, including curriculum development, synagogue-based programs for youth and families, and online educational resources; Help track and evaluate programs; Staff events by working behind the scenes and front-of-house to ensure program success; Support all Hazon programs & projects as an integral part of the Hazon Thought Leadership- Capacity Building Programs team.
Specific Qualifications: In your cover letter, please identify one or more of these specific qualifications that you would bring to the position.
Experience as a Jewish food educator – informal or formal experience in the field of Jewish food education; Knowledge of the Jewish community – familiarity with Jewish organizations, both long-standing, established institutions and start-ups; Website and technology skills – ability to use Excel, Word Press, Dreamweaver; ability to use social media to expand the reach of Hazon’s work
Strong writing and editing abilities – ability to convey the message of Hazon in writing (e.g., for our blog, the Jew & the Carrot), ability to copy edit program books and other written materials;
Our ideal candidate is:
Committed to and passionate about Hazon’s mission and vision, both in relation to Jewish life and the wider world; Detail-oriented and highly organized; Hard-working and effective in a fast-paced, high-energy, creative environment; Resourceful, a quick learner, with good judgment and strong problem-solving skills; Flexible, has high emotional intelligence, and a positive attitude; Willing to speak to people on the telephone, at meetings, at program fairs and in public; Able to work independently and collaboratively, multi-task, set priorities and meet required deadlines; Comfortable with working in a rapidly growing organization, performing a wide variety of functions, from the strategic to the day-to-day; Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs and internet research; Able to work nights and weekends as needed.
Flexibility with regards to working out of our Falls Village, CT-based campus, Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center to support programs housed there (including the Teva Learning Alliance and the Adamah Fellowship)
If you are interested in potentially primarily working out of the Isabella Freedman Retreat Center office, please indicate this in your cover letter.
Annual stipend: $18,000, includes full benefits package, professional development and Jewish learning opportunities, and generous vacation policy.
How to ApplyPlease email a resume and thoughtful cover letter, to firstname.lastname@example.org , with the subject line " Programs Fellow Application." Your cover letter should outline how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and state how you heard about this opportunity. Resume and Cover Letter should be in Word format. Applications will be reviewed starting on May 1, 2013 until the position is filled.
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