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21 Mar 2013

Full-Time Program Director

Kevah – Posted by Jewish Jobs San Francisco, California, United States

Job Description

Position Title: Program Director, Kevah Groups Program

This position offers an exciting opportunity for an outstanding and experienced non-profit leader. We expect that in the coming year, Kevah will strengthen our current groups in the Bay Area, LA, and NY, and expand partnerships with local community organizations, growing to support over 100 groups. Our Program Director will be on the front lines of this next phase of growth.

The ideal candidate will have superb people skills and organizational skills. You’ll enjoy networking in the Jewish community, building relationships, running programs, and supporting our volunteer group organizers.

You should be comfortable learning new skills and software, with a knack for managing workflows to keep things running smoothly.

Key Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Program Director is responsible for overseeing, planning and coordinating all aspects of Kevah’s Groups Program, including launching and maintaining Kevah Groups, developing and improving internal systems, running events, and building relationships throughout the communities served.

Oversee the Launch and Management of Kevah Groups

Direct all logistical operations related to running Kevah Groups. In some cases the Program Director takes personal responsibility for these duties, in other cases the Program Director will be supervising and guiding the Group Organizer and Intake/Outreach staff in this work, including:

· Serve as primary contact person and resource for group organizers, to ensure smooth group dynamics, trouble-shooting challenges as well as working to anticipate and prevent them in advance.

· Connect closely and personally with organizers and educators to understand the unique qualities of each group, and the particular dynamics within each group, both between different participants and between participants and the educator.

· For Kevah’s synagogue partnerships, nurture relationships with staff at all levels of the organization, including clergy, and work closely with synagogue staff to integrate the Kevah group program with other synagogue offerings.

· In collaboration with Director of Education, coordinate the teacher-to-group matching process.

· Coordinate logistics with educators and organizers to ensure that groups are launched in a smooth and timely fashion.

· Coordinate and ensure smooth operations of all group logistics; ensure registration, tuition, and educator payment systems handled by Admin Assistant are effective and working smoothly.

Infrastructure and Systems Development

Kevah is a young organization experiencing rapid growth, anticipating expansion to several new cities in the near future, so a key piece of this position includes creating new systems, protocols, and documents, as well as continuously improving the infrastructure currently in place.

· Improve systems to handle all aspects of Kevah Group launch and management, creating systems that can be scaled nationally.

· Maintain protocols and templates for managing communications with key stakeholders, including outreach, screening, on-boarding, off-boarding, assignments, training, coaching and evaluations.

· Develop protocols and templates to track group participants’

enrollment, attendance, payment, and


· Utilize metrics, dashboards and reports to evaluate the success of Kevah’s programs.Job Opening Announcement

Program Director, Kevah Groups Program

Kevah · 748 Gilman St., Berkeley, CA 94710 · 510-280-5656 ·


Support Kevah’s Growth and Outreach


Serve as a face, voice, and spokesperson for Kevah, building strong working relationships with institutions and individuals in the community.

· Take the lead in preparing content for Kevah’s newsletter; support development of website content.

· Help with local marketing, communications and fundraising efforts.

· Organize periodic learning events, fundraising programs, and other intra-group activities in support of the Kevah Groups program.

· Work closely with Executive Director to brainstorm, guide, and develop new projects, ideas, and presentation materials.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Experience, and Skills · At least 2 years’ management experience directing non-profit programs.

· Strong interest and familiarity with Jewish texts and culture.

· Strong interest in pedagogy and in Kevah’s mission to promote pluralistic small group learning.

· Excellent communication skills – by phone, over email, and in person.

· Strong attention to detail, and capacity to work on multiple simultaneous projects.

· Strong computer skills, including MS Word and email, and the capacity to quickly learn and master new systems.

· Clean driving record, and access to personal vehicle for work-related local travel.

· Bachelor’s degree preferred, advanced training in relevant fields appreciated; demonstrated successful work experience in similar position may substitute for formal education.

Required Personal Attributes

The Program Director must be an individual who conveys warmth, friendliness and professionalism while having exemplary organizational skills.

· Strong leadership; capacity to successfully motivate and manage direct reports, as well as a large team of volunteer organizers.

· Capacity to perceive and understand detail, both interpersonal and program-related.

· Ability to manage multiple groups, events, tasks and obligations simultaneously; strong follow-up skills.

· Willingness to work closely with staff and volunteers around the country.

· Excellent listening skills, with an acute understanding of social dynamics in both a group setting and between individuals.

· Hard worker – willingness to pick up slack of volunteers when necessary.

· Talented as a trouble-shooter and skilled problem solver.

· Good team player, enjoys working in close cooperation with other staff, in shared office space.

Physical Requirements:

· Ability to communicate via phone and email.

· Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time.

· Ability to lift and carry 20 pounds.

· Significant local travel will be required, including visits to partner organizations in San Francisco and Foster City on a weekly basis.

· Out-of-town travel may be required, especially as Kevah expands our national presence to new locations.

Workplace and Benefits:

This is a full-time exempt position, reporting to the Executive Director. Kevah’s friendly and dynamic office is in Berkeley, CA. Benefits include medical insurance (employee premiums fully paid), as well as paid sick, vacation, and generous holiday schedule including Jewish holidays.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary history/requirements to For more information about Kevah, please visit APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/15/2013

Job Categories: Business/Management, Indeed, Non-Profit, and Other. Job Types: Full-Time.


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