Summary:

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 National Director of Education and Training leads Keshet’s largest program area to equip Jewish leaders across the country to make concrete, sustainable change toward full LGBTQ equality in their institutions and communities.

 

The National Director of Education and Training oversees all aspects of Keshet’s education and training department, including Keshet’s signature institutional change program, the year-long Leadership Project, as well as other training, consultation, online learning, and educational resource creation efforts.

 

The National Director of Education and Training reports to the Chief Program Officer and manages a team of five staff based in the Bay Area, Chicago, New York City, Minneapolis, and Western Massachusetts. We will consider candidates located anywhere in the country.

 

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 and New York as well.


Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Keshet’s education and training department that includes the Keshet Leadership Project, individualized workshops, consultations, online learning, and development of training materials and educational resources.
  • Establish and manage strategic partnerships for Leadership Projects, manage recruitment, and oversee consultation and coaching of organizations.
  • Facilitate LGBTQ inclusion trainings including Keshet Leadership Summits, webinars, train-the-trainer programs, and other trainings.
  • Develop and maintain a strong national network of Keshet contract trainers, including recruitment and training of consultants, quality assurance, managing contracts and compensation, and tracking and evaluation of impact.
  • Establish delivery and impact goals for Keshet education and training programs.
  • Support program evaluation work, including ongoing assessment of program quality and evaluating for impact.
  • Manage the Education and Training department budget in partnership with the Chief Financial Officer.
  • Work with Development and Communications staff to identify compelling impact stories for communications with Jewish community leaders and staff, key funders, and other stakeholders.
  • Represent Keshet at key national conferences.
  • Supervise three full-time staff and manage a department of five, with anticipated growth in 2020 and beyond.

Qualifications:

  • Passionate commitment to Keshet’s vision and mission of advancing LGBTQ equality in Jewish life.
  • At least five years’ experience in program development and project management in a nonprofit or education setting.
  • Extensive knowledge of LGBTQ identities and experiences and the ability to articulate the intersections among diverse Jewish and LGBTQ identities.
  • Experience developing and leading LGBTQ cultural competency training for educators and/or communal professionals.
  • Experience facilitating and supporting social justice change efforts in community organizations.
  • Significant knowledge of Jewish tradition, identity, and experience is preferred; ease working across a wide range of Jewish communities is essential.
  • Ability to apply a racial justice and equity lens to programs as well as staff culture.
  • Proven track record of managing teams with an open, inclusive leadership style that encourages cohesion, accountability, and high performance.
  • 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 navigate a fast-paced, high energy, and creative environment effectively and efficiently.
  • Willing and able to travel an average of 1-2 times per month.


Compensation:

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.


To apply:

Please send resume and a thoughtful cover letter via email to programjobs@keshetonline.org and include “Director of Education” 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 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.

 

Keshet

National Office

284 Amory Street
Boston, MA 02130
Phone: 617.524.9227

New York Office

601 West 26th Street
Suite 325
New York, NY 10001

San Francisco Bay Office

2 Embarcadero Center
8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111