Social Justice Fellow

Job Type

Part Time

Published

07/09/2018

Application Deadline

08/10/2018

Address

3901 Shoal Creek Boulevard
Austin
Texas
78756
United States

Description

Our congregations are excited to have this meaningful, collaborative opportunity to hire a Social Justice Fellow to facilitate and strengthen our connections to one another and to the larger Austin community through social justice and advocacy initiatives.


Position’s purpose:

To coordinate and integrate a select handful of social justice efforts common to both congregations including advocacy and partnerships with organizations in Austin and throughout Texas, unique direct service activities and ongoing volunteer opportunities.


Essential Functions: 

·        Recognize and determine areas for collaboration around social justice and advocacy work aligned to the Reform Movement’s Religious Action Center (RAC) focus

·        Create an advocacy team comprised of lay leaders from both congregations and serve as staff liaison to this committee

·        Assist newly created advocacy team with their organizational structure, communication efforts and sustainability while amplifying their work through social media and regular communications

·        Provide opportunities for our congregants to learn how to organize and advocate for causes

·        Support the organization of direct service and volunteer projects in partnership with local organizations and aligned to our social advocacy themes for the year 

·        Collaborate with clergy and staff to help bring issues of importance to the bimah and regular temple communications

·        Collaborate with lay leaders and staff to organize a yearly social justice themed weekend on MLK weekend

·        Provide staff and clergy regular updates on the work of the social advocacy team

·        Document our learnings, successes and challenges throughout the year and make recommendations to help our congregations move forward together in this work


Qualifications:

·        Bachelor’s degree required

·        Minimum 3 years successful experience coordinating and leading direct service and volunteer projects

·        Effective project management and organizational skills with attention to detail

·        Strong motivation to work on social justice issues

·        Familiarity with Jewish practices, rituals and traditions and texts that focus on social justice

·        Strong professional communication skills

·        Ability to manage multiple overlapping projects

·        Proficient with technology including social media platforms

Benefits

None

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

jsmith@bethisrael.org

Start date is dependent on hire date, but will be by the end of August. Please send a cover letter and resume to jsmith@bethisrael.org


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