Thursday, June 30, 2022

jGirls+ is Hiring

We are currently looking to add the following paid team members to the jGirls+ Adult Staff.

Review the positions below and apply!

Position: Retreat Coordinator

jGirls+ Magazine seeks a highly organized and self-driven individual who enjoys working with teens. This position is for a short-term, New York City-based Retreat Coordinator for a teen and young adult retreat to be held in New York City over Labor Day weekend, September 2nd-5th 2022.

The Retreat Coordinator reports to the Program Director and works together with the Program Director.

Responsibilities

Assist Executive Director and Program Director in coordinating all logistical aspects of in-person retreat to be held in NYC from September 2nd–5th (Labor Day Weekend), including the following:

Logistics

  • Coordinating space rental
  • Coordinating catering
  • Coordinating homestays or other accommodation options
  • Coordinating releases and other necessary information and documentation with parents/guardians of participants
  • Coordinating teen participant arrival and departure schedules, including organizing transportation to and from airport
  • Serving as point person for troubleshooting and logistical coordination over the course of the weekend
  • Processing vendor and educator invoices

Materials & Supplies

  • Purchasing necessary supplies, including office supplies and snacks
  • Sourcing and ordering swag
  • Preparing swag and welcome packets for participants

Program Planning

  • Coordinating educators, including preparing schedules, sending out reminders, welcoming them upon arrival
  • Coordinating Shabbat morning options, including identifying range of options, supplying maps, contacting synagogues
  • Coordinating Saturday night and Sunday night events
  • Coordinating “run of show”
  • Maintaining program agenda throughout weekend

Qualifications

If you believe you are poised to excel in this role, we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

Must Haves

  • Meticulous attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently, prioritize effectively, work independently, be self-directed, and follow through
  • Empathy, kindness and patience
  • A curious, open-minded, inclusive, flexible, and collaborative professional style
  • Clear written and spoken communications, and an ability to communicate effectively with parents of teens, vendors and educators
  • An understanding of and sensitivity to specific needs around food, accessibility, and allergies
  • Ability to independently lift, carry, and move light/medium objects, such as (but not limited to) groceries, supplies boxes, catering food trays, dining chairs, and, with assistance, dining tables
  • Ability to travel around New York City by foot, subway, and taxi in the 1-2 weeks leading up to the retreat.

Prefer to Haves

  • Experience coordinating in-person overnight programming, such as weekend retreats
  • Experience working with parents of teens

Bonus to Haves:

  • A familiarity with vendors, synagogues, and entertainment options serving Harlem and the Upper West Side of New York City
  • Drivers license and comfort with driving in New York City
  • Access to a vehicle
  • Costco membership
  • Budgeting experience
  • Proficiency in digital communications and collaboration tools such as Google Suite and Slack

Compensation and Benefits

This is a part-time, short-term position based in New York City. Initial weeks will be remote, with on-site responsibilities closer to the event date. Hours will increase as we get closer to the event. Salary range is $17-20/hour. Includes a cell phone allowance.

Start date

Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis, for an immediate start date. Must be available for most of the summer, including but not limited to August 22nd-September 5th, to prepare and be present for our Labor Day retreat. (Please note that we will require all Retreat participants to be fully vaccinated.)

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references (at least one professional) to info@jgirlsmagazine.org with subject: Retreat Coordinator.

Cover letter should briefly outline relevant logistical/coordinating experience and skills.

Applicants under consideration can expect a Zoom interview with the Executive Director and one additional member of our program staff.

Position: Program Manager

jGirls+ Magazine seeks a Program Manager who loves working with teens and young adults for a part-time position of approximately 20 hours a week*. Weekday working hours are flexible with the exception of some scheduled team meetings. Requires availability many Sunday afternoons and evenings, and occasional weekday evenings.

jGirls+ is headquartered in New York City, but this is a remote, virtual position and we welcome applicants from around the United States.

The Program Manager is supervised by the Executive Director and supervises our teen staff (approximately 16 editors and six staff photographers/artists). The Program Manager will work with the Executive Director to develop and expand our program offerings.

*If you are interested in combining this position with another part-time position with similar qualifications and responsibilities at a different organization, please contact us.

Responsibilities

Program Management

The program manager will be responsible for the management of our two core programs, the jGirls+ Magazine Jewish Teen Feminist Leadership Training Program & the Learn Together Jewish Feminist Public Speaking Program

Curriculum
  • Design and update curriculum in partnership with the Executive Director
  • Research, build, and maintain relationships with outside workshop educators
  • Coordinate educator schedules
  • Meet with educators to review agenda
  • Design, share, and review post-workshop evaluations with participants
Application & Selection Process
  • Assist in all aspects of participant application process for both programs, including designing applications
  • Participate in reviewing applications and selecting applicants.
Program Coordination
  • Support teen and young adult participants, including:
    • Providing programmatic and logistical support at all stages of both programs
    • Onboarding at start of program year
    • Building mentor/mentee relationships with teens
    • Conducting formal check-ins with participants 2-3 times during each programmatic year
    • Cultivating ongoing relationships and providing support
    • Encouraging and supporting new peer-led initiatives
  • Assist and support alum network programs
Other
  • Meet with professionals in relevant fields individually to introduce them to our work and lay the groundwork for future collaborations, in coordination with the External Communications Manager

Executive Support

Knowledge Management
  • Properly file and organize important information passed on by the Executive Director
  • Maintain a running list of agenda items for and notes of internal meetings
  • Maintain email and donor databases
Grant Support
  • Keep records of and collect quantitative and qualitative data for grant proposals and support
  • Provide editorial support for grant writing, submissions, and reporting processes
Calendar
  • Create and maintain organizational calendar
  • Schedule meetings
  • Notify the Executive Director of upcoming deadlines or events
Financial Administration
  • Process and file invoices from teen staff and contributors, workshop educators, and other consultants and freelancers as necessary

Strategy & Field Building

  • Create and institute structural changes to our organization as we grow in size and scope in partnership with the Executive Director
  • Coordinate, strategize, and problem solve with our Executive Director, Editorial Advisor, and others
  • Represent jGirls+ in field building meetings with other feminist Jewish leadership training programs

Special Project Coordination

  • Manage and oversee jGirls events and initiatives including programming with our larger community of artists, writers, and readers, and an all-staff retreat.

Qualifications

We are deeply invested in finding the right fit for our team and this role, and we recognize that the right candidate may have different qualifications from those listed below. This position may be an opportunity for someone with experience in one of these areas to build new skills as they grow. If you believe you are poised to excel in this role, we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

Must Haves
  • Passion for jGirls+ Magazine’s work and commitment to Jewish feminism
  • Experience working with female and nonbinary teens
  • Love of working with teens and young adults
  • Meticulous attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and ability to handle multiple projects concurrently, prioritize effectively, work independently, be self-directed, and follow through
  • A commitment to principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, gender justice, anti-racism, and anti-discrimination
  • Willingness to have difficult conversations
  • A curious, empathetic, flexible, and collaborative professional style
Prefer to Haves
  • Experience managing similar programs, such as educational, leadership feminist and/or literary programs
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience working with young adults
  • Experience with grant writing
  • Experience with Jewish programming
Bonus to Haves
  • Familiarity with the Jewish communal and organizational landscape
  • Proficiency in digital communications and workplace collaboration tools such as Google Suite and Slack

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range is $20-22/hour. Benefits include paid time off for Jewish and some national holidays, two weeks paid vacation, a stipend toward health insurance, and a cell phone allowance.

Timeline and Start Date

Hiring Timeline: We will be accepting resumes through early July. Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis, with the goal of hiring by mid-July.

Preferred Start Date: Early July. Must be available for most of the summer, including but not limited to August 22nd-September 5th, to prepare and be present for our Labor Day Retreat in New York City. (Please note that we will require all Retreat participants to be fully vaccinated.)

To Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, writing sample and two references (at least one professional prefered but not required) to info@jgirlsmagazine.org with subject: Program Manager.

In your cover letter, please address what appeals to you about jGirls+, and what you hope to gain and what you hope to give by joining our team.

Your writing sample can be on a topic of your choice, and should reflect your ability to communicate clearly and thoughtfully.

Applicants under consideration can expect a Zoom interview with the Executive Director, the outgoing Program Staff, and one additional member of our program staff.

Position: Manager of External Communications & Community Weaving

jGirls+ Magazine seeks a Manager of External Communications & Community Weaving who loves engaging with the Jewish community for a part-time position of approximately 20 hours a week*. Working hours are flexible with the exception of some scheduled team meetings.

jGirls+ is headquartered in New York City, but this is a remote, virtual position and we welcome applicants from around the United States.

This position is supervised by the Executive Director.

*If you are interested in combining this position with another part-time position with similar qualifications and responsibilities at a different organization, please contact us.

Responsibilities

Communications

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director to develop and implement communications strategies to broaden reach and visibility
  • Curate and maintain social media presence, including:
    • Promoting our teen-created content
    • Promoting various events
    • Maintaining a calendar of holidays (Jewish and national), special observance months, anniversaries of important historical and current events, and creating posts accordingly
  • Create strategy for and supervise teen social media committee
  • Develop and oversee production of quality print and digital collateral, including creating marketing and fundraising material on Canva or similar
  • Draft, design, and disseminate weekly digest and periodic newsletter via Mailchimp or similar
  • Manage and grow contact database and CRM system
  • Develop communications for individual donors, participants’ family members, and other stakeholders
  • Promote opportunities for teens over various platforms
  • Prepare Board materials
  • Analyze marketing metrics and provide recommendations accordingly

Community Weaving

  • Research and build new relationships with youth-serving professionals and professionals engaging artistic and literary young people, particularly those engaging historically marginalized communities (Jews of Color, Southern communities, small communities, young people with disabilities, queer communities, unaffiliated teens and young adults)
  • In coordination with the Program Manager, meet (via phone, Zoom, or in person) with above professionals individually to introduce them to our work, build relationships with, and lay the groundwork for future collaborations
  • Weave a network of connections and relationships across the community to promote the work of jGirls+
  • Attend networking and professional development events to build relationships with other Jewish youth organizations and keep apprised of the field

Qualifications

We are deeply invested in finding the right fit for our team and this role, and we recognize that the right candidate may have different qualifications from those listed below. This position may be an opportunity for someone with experience in one of these areas to build new skills as they grow. If you believe you are poised to excel in this role, we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the qualifications.

Must Haves

  • Passion for jGirls+ Magazine’s work and commitment to Jewish feminism
  • Professional social media experience and proficiency, including in growing a social media presence
  • A deep interest in making connections with and developing relationships with Jewish and youth-arts professionals
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and ability to handle multiple projects concurrently, prioritize effectively, work independently, be self-directed, and follow through
  • A commitment to principles of diversity, equity and inclusion, gender justice, anti-racism, and anti-discrimination
  • A commitment to communication and building community with Jews of all backgrounds, particularly those from historically marginalized communities
  • A curious, empathetic, flexible, and collaborative professional style

Prefer to Haves

  • Experience in external communications, including development and implementation of communications strategy
  • A familiarity with the organized Jewish world, particularly organizations serving teens and young adults
  • A familiarity with organizations serving artistic and literary teens and young adults

Bonus to Haves

  • Proficiency in digital communications, design and editing tools and collaboration tools such as Google Suite, Little Green Light, WordPress, MailChimp, Slack, Canva, etc.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary range is $20-22/hour. Benefits include paid time off for Jewish and some national holidays, two weeks paid vacation, a stipend toward health insurance, and a cell phone allowance.

Timeline and Start Date

Hiring Timeline: We will be accepting resumes through early July. Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis, with the goal of hiring by mid-July.

Preferred Start Date: Early July.

To Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, writing sample, a link to your professional social media page(s), and two references (at least one professional preferred but not required) to info@jgirlsmagazine.org with subject: Communications Manager.

In your cover letter, please address what appeals to you about jGirls+, and what you hope to gain and what you hope to give by joining our team.

Your writing sample should preferably be a marketing tool you created, such as a newsletter or organizational one-pager, and should reflect your ability to communicate clearly and thoughtfully.

Applicants under consideration can expect a Zoom interview with the Executive Director, the outgoing Program Director, and one additional member of our program staff.

Equity Statement

jGirls+ Magazine is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a team that brings a diversity of insight, perspective, and experience from people of all backgrounds historically underrepresented in Jewish institutions and beyond. We encourage women, Black, indigenous & people of color, queer, transgender, and gender-nonconforming and people of all abilities to apply. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military status, marital status, familial status, caregiver status, predisposing genetic characteristics, veteran or active military service member status, pregnancy, arrest or conviction record, unemployment status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

About jGirls+ Magazine

Our Mission

jGirls+ Magazine is a global community for Jewish female and nonbinary teens to voice their realities, engage with new ideas, and lift each other up as they lead social change.

Our Work & Community

jGirls+ Magazine is an innovative, online community and magazine written by and for self-identifying Jewish girls, young women, and nonbinary teens ages 13-19 across all backgrounds. This platform enables teens to share their voices with the world and each other, and the space to hone communication skills, explore identities, talk across differences, and engage with a wide circle of peers on their own terms. jGirls+ creates long-term change and addresses underlying causes of inequity by boosting the capabilities, self-image, and status of young Jewish feminists. In this way, we cultivate the next generation of empowered, committed Jewish feminist community and institutional leaders.

We are a community diverse in background, perspective, Jewish identification, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and interests.

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