The Jewish Social Justice Roundtable
Job Opening: Event & Operations Coordinator
Location: preference for Washington, DC, with flexibility for the right candidate
Start Date: late October / early November
Application Deadline: Friday, September 13, 2019
The Jewish Social Justice Roundtable, a powerful network of Jewish justice organizations, seeks a Coordinator to plan and execute our 2020 Network Gathering as well as take on a variety of administrative and operational duties. 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 55 organizations that strengthens and aligns the Jewish social justice field in order to make justice a core expression of Jewish life and help create an equitable world.
We do this in three main ways: By building capacity for broader social change work, making connections and strategic interventions across the field, and supporting the network to advance justice issues of our day and pursue long-term change.
These strategies directly support our long-term vision of a loving, caring, and equitable world in which power is shared and all are free from injustice. In this world, we live out our Jewish traditions of justice, embrace the beauty and multiplicity of Jewish identities, overcome past and present oppressions, and trust in ourselves, one another, and our partners to pursue justice together.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Event & Operations Coordinator will join a team of five other staff: the Director, Deputy Director, and three part-time staff members with program-specific roles. They will report to the Deputy Director. The Roundtable’s last all-network gathering (Network Assembly) was in November 2017 and included over 150 people from 50+ organizations.
Planning for the 2020 Network Assembly is beginning. We are seeking an experienced, highly-organized and detail-oriented person with excellent planning and communication skills to be the primary organizer of the 2020 Network Assembly.
Network Assembly: Manage all logistics for the JSJR 2020 Network Assembly from beginning to end, including the planning, coordination, and execution phases:
- Create and implement an execution timeline for planning
- Create and implement an event budget, track expenses, etc.
- Create and manage contracts for facilities, housing, catering, swag, etc.
- Draft written information about the Assembly for publicity, our website, etc.
- Run the outreach and registration process
- Track and maintain attendee data
- Create and maintain the Assembly agenda, room assignments, etc.
- Secure Assembly speakers and their session descriptions, biographies, materials and handouts, etc.
- Maintain records of the process and final decisions for future use
- Manage the Roundtable’s website so that it serves the network by planning, writing, editing and posting relevant updates
- Manage the annual membership dues process, including tracking, acknowledging and reminding
- Coordinate logistics for national Roundtable meetings, including identifying locations, ordering food, preparing materials and managing technological needs
- Support basic functions of the Roundtable through processing check requests and receipts, scheduling meetings among various stakeholders and coordinating travel for participants of our programs
- Provide scheduling assistance to the Roundtable Director
- Compile monthly job roundups
- 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 the multiple aspects of planning a large event at one time; efficient with 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 is critical.
Strong interpersonal skills and comfortable in a fluid professional environment. We are a diverse network with a broad set of stakeholders. We approach our work with a consistent positive attitude, assuming good intentions and always looking to build relationships.
Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing. We expect communications and interactions, whether with our organizations, vendors, or others, to be warm and professional.
In addition, the following skills and experiences are preferred:
- A commitment to social justice. Prior Jewish social justice organizational work (paid or volunteer) and general knowledge of our field (see here) is a plus but not required
- 1-3 years experience as a program coordinator or relevant position
- Experience with racial equity principles and analysis is a plus
- Experience with the Google suite and Zoom or other webinar platforms
- Experience with website design, writing and updating (especially Drupal)
Compensation and Hours
This is a full-time, exempt position through December 31, 2020, with the possibility of extension. The salary range is $45,000-50,000 annually and appropriate to experience.
The JSJR is fiscally sponsored by Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. Bend the Arc offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
- Medical, dental and vision benefits fully paid for individual coverage and generous employer contribution of 80% toward monthly premiums for dependent and family coverage;
- Long and short term disability benefits fully paid;
- 401K with employer contribution of 2% after your first year;
- Paid time off including: 15 vacation days during your first three years with an increase to 20 vacation days in your fourth year, 12 sick days per year, 23 paid holidays each year, Generous Caregiving / Personal Leave of Absence policy with a Paid Leave Benefit that covers 3 weeks of paid leave for each year of employment, up to 12 paid weeks after four years on staff
- Adoption Assistance Program providing reimbursement of up to $1,500 for qualified adoption expenses;
- Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account;
- Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account for eligible health related expenses;
- Commuter Benefits;
- Employee Assistance Program;
- Life Insurance;
- And more!
Please submit your resume and a cover letter to [email protected] with “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 good fit for the position.
We sincerely regret that we will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only those considered for the position will be contacted to interview.
The Roundtable values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture because we recognize that diversity within our staff helps us work well with diverse Jewish constituencies. Candidates should be eager to work within the Jewish community and may be of any (or no) faith or background. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, and record of arrest or conviction. The Roundtable is an equal opportunity employer.
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.