Thursday, September 11, 2008

Job: Jewish Funds for Justice

Jewish Funds for Justice seeks an education associate to support the development of a service learning curriculum and a training program for service learning program leaders.

The Jewish Funds for Justice ( is a national public foundation guided by Jewish history and tradition. JFSJ helps people in the United States achieve social and economic security and opportunity by investing in healthy neighborhoods, vibrant Jewish communities, and skillful leaders. Our holistic approach to social change includes grantmaking and loans, service learning, leadership development, organizing, education, and advocacy.

Jewish Funds for Justice's Service Learning Travel Programs engage teens, families, college students, and adults in meaningful service in a number of sites throughout the United States, related Jewish learning and study of issues, community building, and development of leadership skills.

Program leaders take part in a rigorous training curriculum that includes study, skills development, teaching practice, and ongoing learning opportunities. The education associate will play a crucial role in creating these training programs. The education associate will be responsible for:

· Coordinating logistics of program leader training
· Researching and compiling materials for service learning curriculum
· Providing general support for trainings and curriculum development
· Offering some general support to program leaders
· Working with graphic designer to develop curricular materials

Depending on the background and interest of the education associate, there may also be opportunities for additional educational and content development work. The education associate will also have the opportunity to participate in at least one service learning travel program.

Candidates should be:

· Extremely organized and self-motivated
· Adept at research, both on-line and in the library
· Interested in and knowledgeable about current events in the United States
· Knowledgeable about Jewish education and experienced in a range of Jewish educational settings
· Skilled communicators, both orally and in writing
· Comfortable working in a team

The education associate will be supervised by Jewish Funds for Justice's Rabbi-in-Residence.

This position may be based in New York, Philadelphia, or Baltimore.

Salary is competitive. Jewish Funds for Justice offers a generous benefits package, as well as opportunities for professional growth and learning.

To apply, please e-mail cover letter and resume to Cover letter will be used as a writing sample. No phone calls, please.

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