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JewV’Nation Fellowship Program Manager (Part-Time)

Overview and purpose:  

The Union for Reform Judaism is seeking a JewV'Nation Fellowship Program Manager who will manage the educational and programmatic aspects of the 2019-2020 JewV’Nation Fellowship’s Jews of Color Leadership cohort and the Alumni Programs for both the 2018 and 2020 Jews of Color cohorts, led by the Audacious Hospitality (AH) department. This person will play an instrumental role in supporting the growth of Audacious Hospitality programs and will work across the entire URJ system to deepen, enhance and expand the impact of our work of creating a world of wholeness, justice, and peace.    

The JewV’Nation Fellowship Program Manager reports to the Assistant Director of Audacious Hospitality and, in conjunction with their team, will build and strengthen the vision, work and visibility of AH. This role is a vital part of an “all hands-on deck” entrepreneurial team that is regularly innovating and exploring ways to elevate AH in URJ communities and addressing topics such as LGBTQ+, racial and ethnic diversity, disability and inclusion, interfaith marriage, etc.  


You are passionate about the work of the URJ and specifically the initiatives that are owned by the Audacious Hospitality team. You are thoughtful, experienced, action-oriented and an entrepreneurial-minded professional. You have highly developed project management skills that allow you to manage various priorities concurrently. You enjoy thinking conceptually and creatively about Audacious Hospitality and the lasting impact our work can have on Reform Judaism.     


The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is a dynamic network of congregations, lay leaders, clergy and professionals across North America. Our progressive, inclusive approach unites thousands of years of Jewish tradition and values with modern Jewish experience to strengthen Judaism today and for future generations. Through programs, information and networking opportunities provided by the URJ, our nearly 900 member congregations enhance their capacity to build and expand community, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue social justice and develop inspired leadership.    

What you’ll do as our JewV’Nation Fellowship Program Manager:   

  • In conjunction with a partner program manager, you will develop, implement, and facilitate the curriculum and agendas for the 2019-2020 JewV’Nation Fellowship Jews of Color Leadership Cohort   
  • Collaborate with AH team members to set strategic goals for the overall fellowship and the project(s) that will be completed by the fellows over the 9-month fellowship   
  • In partnership with other AH staff, you will assume responsibility for the programmatic/relationship-building aspects of the 2019-2020 JewV’Nation Fellowship’s Jews of Color Leadership Program and the Alumni Programs for both the 2018 and 2020 Jews of Color cohorts  
  • Collaborate with AH team members in the development and leadership of the 2020 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) JewV’Nation Fellowship cohort   
  • Potentially present at various conferences, seminars, training, and webinars, either in a lead or co-facilitator role, including at the URJ’s 2019 Biennial  
  • Assist with staff, board, and congregational training in partnership with Audacious Hospitality and other URJ staff  
  • Potentially prepare materials for blogs, webinars, the AH and URJ websites, training, and conferences  
  • Provide transparency and clarity with regards to project progress    
  • Proactively identify any potential hindrances to success, as well as provide recommendations for overcoming roadblocks  
  • In partnership with the Assistant Director, evaluate, monitor, and report on the impact of programming and organizing efforts in communities to tweak or re-align work as necessary  
  • Undertake special projects as needed   

Qualifications and experience:   

  • Knowledge of the core values, work, mission and history of the Union for Reform Judaism and Reform Movement  
  • Subject matter expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion-focused work and/or with diverse populations is a plus  
  • Ability to prioritize, develop timelines, and meet deadlines  
  • Exhibits a high level of organization, time management skills, and management of numerous details for multiple projects  
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to communicate nuanced or sensitive information with a variety of stakeholders in a tactful manner  
  • Proactive, effective and advanced problem-solving skills, ability to think quickly and implement plans/structure for accomplishing work  
  • Works well in a team environment and can concisely communicate plans and feedback, while maintaining a positive attitude  
  • High level of integrity and honesty, willing to quickly admit when a mistake has been made and make appropriate course corrections  
  • Highly flexible and adjustable  
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-moving environment with a high volume of purposeful, meaningful work  
  • Strong interest in on-going self-reflection, professional development, and growth  
  • Prior work in Jewish congregational or communal settings and/or with diverse populations strongly preferred  
  • Familiarity with Judaism, understanding of Reform Jewish practice and history highly desired  
  • Prior experience implementing social justice and/or diversity and inclusion curricula a plus   

This part-time role will, on average, work 25 hours a week. This role will go through October 2020.   

Application process:   

Please include a one-page cover letter along with your resume, outlining how your skills and experience and how you meet the essential functions and qualifications of the position. We’re looking forward to hearing from you! Apply Online.

The URJ maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals including those of any race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations. The URJ encourages applications from women, people 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.  

Manhattan , NY
Events & Programming
Employment Type: 
Part Time
Close Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Organization Type: