Reports to: Chief Program Officer
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 Director of Youth Programs shapes and oversees the implementation of all of Keshet’s youth programming, as well as playing a key role in planning for future program expansion.
The Director of Youth Programs oversees the implementation of the Keshet LGBTQ and Ally Youth Shabbaton program, drives strategy and sets goals for these weekend retreats and youth leadership initiatives, and spearheads Keshet’s effort to develop new and innovative national programming to empower Jewish LGBTQ and ally teens, young adults, and youth movement professionals.
The Director of Youth Programs reports to the Chief Program Officer and oversees the Youth Programs Manager. This position is located in New York City, though exceptional candidates in other locations will be considered.
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.
Salary range is $75,000-85,000/year, commensurate with experience.
Keshet offers a competitive benefits package, and a fast paced, purpose-driven, and fun work environment.
Please send resume and a thoughtful cover letter via email to [email protected] and include “Director of Youth Programs” 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, non-binary, 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.