Work with Us: Program and Administrative Coordinator

Abby Levine

Come work with the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable in Washington, DC!

 

The Roundtable is seeking a full-time Program & Administrative Coordinator 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.

 

ABOUT THE ROUNDTABLE

The Jewish Social Justice Roundtable is a vibrant, growing 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. For more information on the work that we do, please visit our website at: jewishsocialjustice.org.

 

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 specific responsibilities will likely shift as we examine the entire staffing structure for the Roundtable.

 

ABOUT THE POSITION:

The Program and Administrative Coordinator is responsible for providing programmatic and administrative support for all facets of the Roundtable’s work. Responsibilities will include communication and coordination with all levels of internal and external stakeholders. This position will also provide basic office management support.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Program Management

  • Manage the Roundtable’s San Francisco Bay Area regional effort, which supports, networks and builds the field of 12 Jewish social justice organizations through convenings and regular communications
  • Support the Roundtable’s racial justice/equity community of practice, which is a series of virtual conversations among the staff people at the nearly 30 Jewish social justice organizations who are coordinating diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at their organizations
  • Manage two capacity-building efforts currently underway: our Meeting Fund (in which we distributed small grants to enable organizations to plan and implement day-long meetings in October on topics of their choice) and a partnership with Ruth Messinger, in which she coaches 4 Executive Directors and leads occasional webinars.
  • Help support approximately 5 organizations in using the VAN (Voter Activation Network) to support their civic engagement work
  • Being a thought partner in Roundtable conversations around structuring our programs and supporting our members
  • Opportunity to grow in the role and take on more substantive projects
  • Work on special projects and other duties as assigned

 

Communications

  • Draft, revise and edit written and/or web material about Jewish social justice
  • Coordinate the Roundtable’s online presence including our website, Twitter, and Facebook.
  • 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

 

Administrative Support

  • Support the functionality of our organization through processing check requests, 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

 

Required Skills and Qualifications:

 

Excellent 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!

 

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 communication skills, both verbally and in writing

 

In addition, the following skills and experiences are highly 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 full-time, exempt position. The salary range is $45-50,000 annually and appropriate to experience. The position is based in Washington, DC and requires occasional 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 “Program & Administrative Coordinator” 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.

 

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