Chicago Education and Training Manager


Put yourself at the intersection of LGBTQ rights, Jewish identity and the broader movement for social justice in American society. Keshet seeks a dynamic and experienced professional to join a phenomenal team. The Chicago Education and Training Manager is responsible for providing Jewish organizations throughout the Midwest – with a specific focus on the Chicago Metropolitan Area – with excellent LGBTQ-equality training and consultation, furthering Keshet’s mission for full LGBTQ equality in Jewish life.

The Chicago Education and Training Manager will build on a solid foundation of community work to develop an even more robust presence for Keshet as the go-to LGBTQ equality and inclusion resource for all Jewish institutions in the Chicagoland area. This staff person leads programs and trainings that develop the leadership of Jewish organizational professionals to foster greater LGBTQ equality in their Jewish communities. Ultimately, the focus of the position is to support Jewish communities in the Chicagoland area where LGBTQ Jews of all ages can thrive.

The Chicago Education and Training Manager reports to the Director of Education and Training and works with Keshet staff across the country.  Because this is a Chicago-based position, we will be considering only candidates who currently live in or are willing to move to Chicago.

About Keshet:

Keshet works for the full equality of all LGBTQ Jews and our families in Jewish life. We turn values at the heart of Judaism—equality, inclusion, and human dignity—into action in Jewish communities because when we stand by and allow LGBTQ Jews to be excluded, we hold all of Jewish life back from reaching its full potential. We equip Jewish organizations with the tools to build LGBTQ-affirming communities, create spaces for queer Jewish teens to feel valued as queer and Jewish, and mobilize the Jewish community to fight for LGBTQ justice nationwide.

As an organization that teaches the importance of proactive LGBTQ inclusive messages and actions, Keshet recognizes the similar need to make our commitment to racial equity and justice clear and explicit. We commit to embed a racial equity and justice lens into Keshet’s leadership and staff structure, political analysis, organizational policies, communications, and program content.

Keshet’s national office is in Boston with offices in San Francisco, Chicago and New York, as well.


  • Build continued momentum for Keshet’s Chicago area education and training work, and heighten Keshet’s profile through proactive outreach and relationship-building with Jewish community institutions.
  • Facilitate LGBTQ equality and inclusion trainings and consultation to Jewish institutions in the Chicago area both virtually and in-person when Keshet resumes in-person trainings.
  • Facilitate select trainings in other parts of the Midwest.
  • Oversee and implement Chicago-area Leadership Project cohorts, Keshet’s signature institutional change program, including recruitment of organizations, facilitation of trainings, ongoing coaching, and logistical support for the Summits.
  • Serve as the local “face” of Keshet in Chicago, attending select local gatherings to represent Keshet.
  • Coordinate evaluation of trainings.
  • Periodically contribute to Keshet’s Resource Library.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Passionate commitment to Keshet’s vision and mission of advancing LGBTQ equality in Jewish life.
  • Experience facilitating engaging, interactive LGBTQ inclusion trainings for professionals.
  • Experience and comfort facilitating interactive educational programming online.
  • Extensive knowledge of LGBTQ identities and experiences and the ability to articulate the intersections among diverse Jewish and LGBTQ identities.
  • Ability to work with organizations at various places on the spectrum of belonging and to support growth no matter what the starting point for an organization.
  • Experience with institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
  • Ability to apply a racial justice and gender equity lens to programmatic work as well as staff culture and management.
  • Ability to skillfully navigate the Jewish communal landscape.
  • Positive outlook, strong interpersonal skills, and experience in cultivating and sustaining strong relationships with colleagues and organizational partners.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent analytical, planning, and project management skills.
  • Capacity to work in a fast-paced, high energy, and creative environment effectively and efficiently.
  • Ease working with colleagues in multiple geographic locations and using technology to facilitate daily work and collaborative projects.
  • Significant knowledge of Jewish tradition, identity, and experience is preferred; ease working across a wide range of Jewish communities is essential.
  • Ability to regularly travel within the Chicago metro area and occasionally within the broader Midwest and nationally, once Keshet resumes in-person trainings.


The Chicago Education and Training Manager will work remotely as do all Keshet staff at this time. Keshet employees are equipped with the resources that supervisors determine necessary for successfully accomplishing all job requirements.


Salary range is $50,000-$57,000/year, commensurate with experience.

Keshet offers a competitive benefits package, and a fast paced, purpose-driven, and fun work environment.

To apply:

Please send resume and a thoughtful cover letter via email to [email protected] and include “Chicago Education and Training Manager” in subject line.

Keshet values diversity, including racial and ethnic diversity. In your cover letter, please share with us any aspects of your identity and experience that you feel help prepare you to work effectively in Jewish communities that are diverse in race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability, and more. We encourage trans, nonbinary, and people of color to apply.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until we find the right candidate for the position.

Keshet Equal Employment Opportunity:                      

Keshet is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff. Keshet provides equal opportunity to all people regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other proscribed category set forth in federal or state regulations. This policy applies to all employees and candidates for employment.