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29 Oct 2021

Part-Time NATIONAL COORDINATOR (P/T Independent Contractor)

Society for Humanistic Judaism – Posted by info@shj Anywhere

Job Description

Position Summary:

SHJ seeks an independent contractor working approximately 15 hours/week as the Program Coordinator for HuJews on Campus. The Program Coordinator will be tasked with coordinating the launch of the HuJews on Campus initiative on several college campuses; developing and piloting programming; and cultivating the necessary relationships with student volunteer leaders, faculty advisors, school administrators, and staff of other relevant school clubs and organizations. The initial contract is for three months at $1,500/month with the potential to grow the position as the initiative grows. The Program Coordinator will work in close collaboration with the SHJ executive director, staff, and board leadership. Ideally, the Program Coordinator lives in a region with several colleges with large Jewish student populations, such as Greater Boston, Greater Washington DC, Greater Philadelphia, or New York City, and have intimate life experience and working knowledge of Jewish and/or secular college campus organizing.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Determine and follow rules to establish formal clubs on agreed-up college campuses, conduct necessary research, outreach, procedures, and paperwork, and identify potential campus financial support and faculty advisors, as necessary. Emulate the Secular Student Alliance guidebook and materials as a model.
  • Plan, organize, and facilitate bi-weekly programs and events, meetings and coffee engagements, and support student leaders in occasional larger-scale holiday and educational programming with a focus on targeting secular Jewish students on college campuses. [CDC health guidelines to be followed during the Coronavirus pandemic.]


  • Engage and coordinate student volunteers in programmatic design and implementation, including around Jewish holiday celebrations and community service/social justice activities.
  • Utilize social media to promote programs and events, to connect and communicate with students, and to facilitate their communication with one another.
  • Model outreach best practices to gather names, follow-up personally with potential leaders, and deepen engagement through ongoing participation.
  • Help manage participant tracking and logistics.
  • Collaborate with the SHJ team in marketing, reporting, and overseeing budget.
  • Stay current about Jewish and secular-advocacy programming taking place on campus, serve as an ambassador for Humanistic Judaism at other communal programs and events, and build bridges to other organizations for collaboration and partnership particularly Hillel, Jewish Studies departments, and Secular Student Alliance.


Ideal* Qualifications Include:

  • You are currently or recently part of the college campus experience as well as deeply connected to the Jewish and secular experiences on campus. Relatable to a college-age audience.
  • Openly secular and Jewishly identified. Confident explaining Humanistic Judaism’s unique philosophy to those of other backgrounds, newcomers, and within pluralistic Jewish settings.
  • At least a year experience in community organizing and programming, ideally in the Jewish organizing space.
  • A socially outgoing networker intimately familiar with several college campuses and some familiarity with the wider Jewish community.
  • Proven ability to plan programs, motivate people to participation, and grow networks, both in person and online.
  • Excellent communication skills and relationship-building including follow-up, regular posting on social media, and use of basic Microsoft Office or Google Workspace to track participation and contact information.
  • Self-driven and able to work independently as well as part of a team. Must provide own transportation, computer, and remote workspace/work from home, and be available to work a flexible schedule including weekends and evenings when necessary.


* We recognize that few applicants will have all qualification. If you match some areas and have comparable experiences in others, please apply. In your cover letter, please explain how your experiences are relevant to the above responsibilities and qualifications.


How to Apply

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to: Paul Golin, Executive Director, Society for Humanistic Judaism

Job Categories: Non-Profit. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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