Young Adult Programs Associate & Peer Connector

Posted by
Urban Adamah
Berkeley, CA
Published 24 days ago

Urban Adamah is a vibrant hub of activity for young adults who want to meaningfully connect to progressive Jewish life and community. This individual’s role will be divided between serving as Urban Adamah’s Peer Connector and as the key support staff member for all of our Young Adult programming at Urban Adamah. This includes, the residential Fellowship, Alumni retreats, Alternative Spring Break programs, and the Residency.

The Young Adult Programs Associate & Peer Connector has a range of responsibilities including administrative tasks, program participant support, facilitating community, and teaching. They will collaborate with and provide support to their supervisor, the Young Adult Programs Director.



Support the Young Adult Programs Director in the development, preparation, execution, and evaluation of…

  • Young Adult Immersion Retreat Weekends
  • Alternative Spring Break Program
  • Fellowship Alumni Reunion
  • Young Adult Fellowship

Responsibilities include: promoting programs, recruiting participants, planning logistics, communicating with participants, interviewing candidates, facilitating community building, facilitating programming.


As the Peer Connector you will be expected to…

  • Connect with young adults in the Urban Adamah community, building and sustaining relationships through hosting and attending young adult events
  • Support / empower young adults to host programs for their peers, such as ShabbatHavdallah parties, holiday gatherings, and more in their homes or in public spaces
  • Provide guidance and support for hosts to ensure success
  • Expand on current young adult programming on the farm to offer socially meaningful, community building, hands-on activities
  • Develop and sustain collaborative relationships with other Jewish organizations that provide programming for young adults
  • Actively engage in the Jewish Community Federation’s Bay Area Peer Connector community (participate in trainings, gatherings, and coaching sessions)


The Residency is a core young adult program at Urban Adamah. It is an opportunity for young adults, ages 21 – 35 to live on site at the farm, build community with like-minded and hearted souls, and support the work of Urban Adamah through our work-trade program. Young Adult Programs Associate & Peer Connector will be expected to…

  • Interview Candidates
  • Onboard Residents
  • Act as A Connector & Liaison Between Residents & Urban Adamah Staff / Fellows
  • Respond to Residents’ Needs & Requests


Competencies and strengths that will make you a good fit for this role include those listed below. We are open to applicants with varying levels and types of experience, provided that the applicant displays the skills required to successfully execute the job described above. You might be a good fit if you…


  • Strong knowledge and experience base in earth-based or other interpretive expressions of Jewish life and values, food systems / social justice, and mindfulness
  • An appreciation for the natural world and for how deeper connection to it can elevate and bring greater meaning to our individual and shared lives
  • A personal commitment to tikkun olam, fixing the brokenness in our world, and excitement to develop opportunities for others to share in that work


  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and can collaborate well with a range of colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Are a people person at your core that loves connecting and building community around you; developing partnerships is your idea of a good time, and you would look forward to meeting folks who might want to host an event at the farm, or have a program idea to pitch
  • Are comfortable and effective working independently and as a member of a team, in both leadership and supporting roles


  • Are a self-starter
  • Are highly organized, able to track and execute on multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, and are detail oriented
  • Are comfortable maintaining multiple channels of communication (text, email, phone, Slack) and independently managing your workflow to keep projects on track
  • Have experience as a supervisor, and are proficient in nurturing your supervisee’s professional growth, delegating work without losing accountability for it, and can help a supervisee prioritize and troubleshoot their workload


  • Are a ‘big picture’ thinker, enjoy developing, interrogating, and implementing new ideas and initiatives
  • Enjoy problem solving, seeing it as an opportunity to connect with and support others and the organization


  • Demonstrate a good balance of self-confidence and humility, can name and make the most of your strengths, and welcome feedback that will lead you to grow and develop as a professional
  • Appreciate a work environment where you are supported, encouraged, and sometimes pushed to learn new things or consider doing things differently


The physical demands listed below are representative of those that must be met by an

employee in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with


  • Typing, Writing, Reading, Hearing & Speaking
  • Standing & Walking for Several Hours, as Well As Sitting, Squatting, Crawling, Climbing & Lifting Up to 30 pounds



This is a full-time benefited position that includes healthcare, holidays, and paid time off. The salary range for this position is $50,000 – $55,000 per year.


General hours of employment are 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday. Young Adult Programs Associate & Peer Connector at times will need to work on evenings and weekends and, on occasion, more than 40 hours per week to fulfill the duties of the position.


This position is supervised by the Young Adult Programs Director.


We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from diverse backgrounds. This includes Black, Indigenous, Latino, and Asian people, LGBTQ, and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities, Black Jews, Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews. We also welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds. We affirmatively seek to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity.


Cover letter, resume with three references, at least two of which should be professional, and responses to the following questions. Please feel free to use bullet points in your answers, if preferred.

  1. Please share how you personally relate to Urban Adamah’s mission. (max 200 words)
  2. What skills and experiences do you have that would make you a strong fit for the Young Adult Programs Associate aspect of this role? (max 200 words)
  3. What approaches would you take to be successful as a Peer Connecter?

We will be evaluating applications on a rolling basis, and will keep this job posting up until the role is filled. If you have any questions about applying, please contact the Young Adult Programs Director, Kiki Lipsett at

Urban Adamah is a vibrant hub of activity for young adults who want to meaningfully connect to progressive Jewish life and community. This individual’s role will be divided between serving as Urban Adamah’s Peer Connector and as the key…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    June 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 5, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required


$50,000 - $55,000


This is a full-time benefited position that includes healthcare, holidays, and paid time off.

This is a full-time benefited position that includes healthcare, holidays, and paid time off.

Level of Language Proficiency

English: Fluent

English: Fluent


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Berkeley, CA
Associated Location
1551 Sixth St, Berkeley, CA 94710, USA

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