Position Open: New York Education and Training Manager

  • Location: New York Metro area
  • Salary: $60-68,000/year, commensurate with experience
  • Rolling applications
  • Apply here

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 New York Education & Training Manager is responsible for providing Jewish organizations throughout the New York Metropolitan Area with excellent training, workshops, and consultation equipping them to further Keshet’s mission for full LGBTQ equality and belonging in Jewish life.

The New York Education and Training Manager will build on Keshet’s existing work in New York to develop an even more robust presence for Keshet as the go-to LGBTQ equality and inclusion resource for all Jewish institutions in the New York Metropolitan area. This staff person leads programs and trainings that develop the concrete skills and knowledge of Jewish organizational professionals to foster greater LGBTQ equality in their Jewish communities.

The New York Education and Training Manager reports to the Director of Education and Training and works closely with both local New York-based partners and with Keshet staff across the United States. We will consider candidates located in or prepared to relocate to the New York Metro area.

ABOUT KESHET

At Keshet, we work 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 in which queer Jewish teens feel valued, and mobilize for LGBTQ rights nationwide. See our new video on the history of Keshet and learn about one of our signature programs.

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee and implement all aspects of Keshet’s institutional change work in Metro NY serving the UJA catchment area including the five boroughs, Long Island, and Westchester County.
  • Build continued momentum for Keshet’s local education and training work, and lift up Keshet’s profile within the community, through proactive outreach and relationship-building with Jewish institutions.
  • Facilitate LGBTQ inclusion trainings and workshops and provide consultation to Jewish institutions in the metro NY area.
  • Develop training content in response to articulated needs from Jewish organizations in the metro NY area.
  • Oversee and implement annual NYC-area Leadership Project cohorts, Keshet’s signature institutional change program, including recruitment of participating organizations, facilitation of follow-up trainings and coaching, logistical and facilitation support for the Summits.
  • Serve as the local “face” of Keshet in the metro NY area, attending select local gatherings to represent Keshet.
  • Coordinate evaluation of trainings and provide follow-up support and resources to participants.
  • Periodically contribute to Keshet’s Resource Library.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passionate commitment to Keshet’s vision and mission of advancing LGBTQ equality in Jewish life.
  • At least 3-4 years’ experience in organizational change, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or education work.
  • 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 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.
  • Commitment to bring a racial justice and gender equity lens to programs/work products as well as staff culture.
  • Ease working with colleagues in multiple geographic locations and using technology to facilitate daily work and collaborative projects.
  • Comfortable with the ambiguity that sometimes occurs in a fast-paced organization, and flexible enough to meet changing demands.
  • 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 New York metro area* and occasionally travel nationally.**

OTHER

This position is based out of Keshet’s New York City office. At this time, New York-based employees have access to the office but may work from home at their discretion. Over the long term, New York-based employees will be expected to work from the office for a minimum of three days per week.

Keshet employees are equipped with the resources that supervisors determine necessary for successfully accomplishing all job requirements.

*Keshet staff and leadership are routinely reviewing local public health data to assess the safety of in-person events. At this time, select trainings and workshops may take place in person at the discretion of the trainer and in consultation with the host organization.

**Organization-wide decisions about national travel are evolving as the public health situation evolves. At this time, national travel has taken place on an opt-in basis for all staff members.

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR APPLICATION PROCESS

Frequently cited statistics show that women, trans, and nonbinary people, as well as other structurally marginalized groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Keshet encourages you to break that statistic and to apply. No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application.

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

COMPENSATION

Salary range is $60,000 – 68,000 / year, commensurate with experience.

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

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.

Keshet

National Office - Boston

284 Amory Street
Boston, MA 02130
Phone: 617.524.9227

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