NYC Program Associate

Job Type

Part Time

Salary

Minimum: $15,000
Details: $20 per hour, 15 hours per week

Published

10/03/2018

Start Date

10/31/2018

Application Deadline

10/22/2018

Address

New York
New York
United States

Description

Avodah strengthens the Jewish community's fight against the causes and effects of poverty in the United States. We do this by engaging participants in service and community building that inspire them to become lifelong leaders for social change whose work for justice is rooted in and nourished by Jewish values.


POSITION OVERVIEW

The Program Assistant will help the Program Director in the core functions of Avodah’s Service Corps program in New York. The Assistant will assist with the implementation and oversight of the educational, work placement and housing aspects of the Service Corps. The Program Assistant is an integral member of the Avodah office and will serve as part of a dynamic national team. The Program Assistant reports to the NY Program Director. The position is part time. Most federal and Jewish holidays observed.


DUTIES

The Program Assistant will support the Program Director and implement various logistical and programmatic aspects of the Service Corps program including but not limited to:

  • Ensure service corps learning programs run smoothly by managing all logistics, including booking spaces, ordering food, liaising with speakers and trainers, processing payments, and helping with setup as needed for evening, daytime, and weekend-long retreats.
  • Actively oversee Avodah’s residential properties, including: resolving maintenance problems with residents and landlords, purchasing supplies, coordinating deliveries, coordinating the cleaning and preparation of houses between cohorts, managing the house search if needed, aiding in the move-in and move-out process.
  • Communicate regularly with participants, partners, trainers, other staff and stakeholders.
  • Plan, implement and/or facilitate some educational programming including orientation, some weekly sessions, retreats, and special programs - including logistical needs and liaising with speakers and trainers;
  • Assist the Program Director in the interviewing and matching process for placements and applicants; maintaining necessary files
  • Processing payments, invoices, receipts and expenses; maintaining the budget with the Program Director
  • Support planning and execution of local events

 

Skills

  • Excellent organization skills including attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Proficiency with google suite including spreadsheets (excel or google sheets)
  • Ability to work on a team as well as independently
  • Ability to prioritize a broad range of work and competing demands
  • Experience and comfort with group facilitation on Jewish, community-building, or social justice topics
  • Knowledge of Jewish and/or social justice landscape a plus
  • Experience working with people in their early 20’s a plus
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends

 

Avodah is an equal opportunity employer. Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews, people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQIA people, and people who come from poor or working class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to the Program Director, Sasha Raskin-Yin, at sraskin-yin@avodah.net.  Include “Program Assistant” in the subject line.  Applications sent by October 12th will be given priority.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

sraskin-yin@avodah.net
http://www.avodah.net

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to the Program Director, Sasha Raskin-Yin, at sraskin-yin@avodah.net. Include “Program Assistant” in the subject line.  Applications sent by October 12th will be given priority.


Avodah is an equal opportunity employer. Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews, people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQIA people, and people who come from poor or working class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.



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