Work with the Roundtable: Staff Assistant Position

Abby Levine

Job Opening: Staff Assistant, Part-Time

Start Date: Immediately

Location: Washington, D.C.

The Roundtable is seeking a Staff Assistant to provide critical support for all aspects of the Roundtable’s work. This position provides the opportunity to work with dozens of Jewish social justice organizations across the country to inspire collaborations and build internal capacities across the field.


The Jewish Social Justice Roundtable is a network of 57 Jewish organizations working to elevate social justice to the center of Jewish life and to advance an explicitly Jewish framework in the pursuit of social justice. The Roundtable builds strategic collaborations to advance social justice. By coordinating on issues and building long-term  partnerships, we have a greater impact collectively than each organization has individually. As a result, social justice is an emerging and strong pillar of Jewish life in the 21st century. For more information on the work that we do, please visit our website at:

The Roundtable is currently undergoing an intensive, network-wide strategic planning process that will result in a potentially different staffing structure in the beginning of 2019. Given this transition, this position is permanent but the responsibilities may shift as we examine the entire staffing structure for the Roundtable.


The Staff Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and logistical support for Roundtable. Responsibilities may include communication and coordination with all levels of internal and external stakeholders. This position may also provide basic office management support.

Key Responsibilities:

Administrative Support

  • Support the functionality of our organization through processing check requests and receipts, scheduling meetings among various stakeholders, and coordinating travel for participants of our programs
  • Coordinate logistics for Roundtable meetings and Network gatherings, including identifying locations, ordering food, preparing materials, managing technological needs, and welcoming participants
  • Manage the annual membership process, which currently involves tracking dues and may involve managing an updated application and orientation process, depending on results from the strategic planning process
  • Provide scheduling assistance to the Roundtable Director, and to various Roundtable committees


  • Draft, revise and edit written and/or web material about Jewish social justice
  • Compile monthly job roundups
  • Help manage webinars and video calls for the Roundtable by taking notes, welcoming participants, and making sure the technology runs smoothly
  • Work on special projects and other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and accuracy:  Ability to track multiple projects simultaneously and set your own goals; excellent time management and organization skills. Follow through is essential in a lean operation like the Roundtable. Ensuring balls don’t get dropped by creating and updating effective timelines/deadlines for you and the organization is critical.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable in a fluid, changing professional environment. We are a diverse network with a broad set of stakeholders. We approach our work with a positive attitude (especially with member organizations), assuming good intentions, being ready and excited to learn and adapt as things change, which they will!
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing

In addition, the following skills and experiences are preferred:

  • A commitment to social justice. Prior Jewish social justice organizational work (paid or volunteering) and general knowledge of our field (see here) is a plus but not required
  • Experience with racial equity principles and analysis is a plus
  • Experience with Google platforms (Gmail, Drive, Docs, etc.) and Zoom or other webinar platforms
  • 1-3 years of professional or volunteer experience related to this position

Compensation and Hours:

This is a part-time position. Schedule is up to 3 days (15-20 hours) per week.  Flexible schedule, but would need a commitment to mutually agreed upon work days.

The salary range is $20-24/hour and appropriate to experience.

The position is based in Washington, DC and requires occasional overnight travel for meetings in other cities, and occasional weeknight commitments.

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and a 1 page cover letter to [email protected] with “Staff Assistant” in the subject line of your message. Your cover letter should share why you want to work at the Roundtable and what makes you a qualified candidate. We sincerely regret that we will not be able respond to all applicants. Only those considered for the position will be contacted to interview.

The Roundtable provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment, and encourages applications from women, people and Jews of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.