September 2014: Fall/Winter Intern
Overview: We are seeking a part-time summer intern to complete specific projects to expand JOFA's online presence, and expand our digital offerings. Applicants should be interested in Orthodox Feminism, and be supportive of our mission and values.
- Familiarity with Content Management Systems (CMS) and experience editing content on blogs and/or websites using a WYSIWYG or HTML editor.
- Ability to learn new computer programs and tools quickly.
- Familiarity with Mac computers is prefered.
- Solid writing and grammar skills.
- Ability to independently complete tasks in a timely manner.
- Extract text and images from PDFs of JOFA journal archive issues and convert articles to searchable HTML web pages on theJOFA.org site.
- Add captions to video recordings of JOFA webinars and other video-recorded events.
- Build a website to advertise and compile resources for the JOFA Kallah Teachers training program.
- Other tasks may include work on the JOFA blog and/or website.
- 16-20 hours per week for 6-8 weeks.
- Location: Work space will be provided in midtown manhattan. Remote working is also available if you have a mac computer.
- Compensation: There will be a stipend allocated upon completion of this internship.
- Start date: ASAP
JOFA Mission: The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA) is the leading organization advancing social change around gender issues in the Orthodox Jewish community. JOFA expands the spiritual, ritual, intellectual and political opportunities for women within the framework of halakha (Jewish law), by advocating meaningful participation and equality for women in family life, synagogues, houses of learning and Jewish communal organizations to the full extent possible within halakha. The core JOFA belief is that fulfilling this mission will enrich and uplift the entire Jewish people.
Send an email with your resume (pdf only) and short cover letter in the body of the email to search@JOFA.org with the subject “Summer Internship.”
May 2014: Executive Director
Job Description: The Executive Director will lead and manage JOFA’s development and growth. The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors and JOFA’s staff to expand JOFA’s presence within the Jewish community and continue to build the organization’s long-term impact. The Executive Director must be a leader who is passionate about JOFA’s mission and has the personality to cultivate strong ties between JOFA and community stakeholders.
The Executive Director, together with the Board of Directors, will further develop and implement the vision of JOFA and will provide leadership for the JOFA staff, the Board, and the community. With the Board, the Executive Director will be involved in the development of long range strategic plans and implementing these plans. The Executive Director is responsible for energizing the Jewish community around a shared passion for Orthodox feminism and will communicate the vision and message of the organization to the public, to the donors, and to all other stakeholders.The Executive Director has primary responsibility for fundraising for the organization.
Specific responsibilities will include:
- Guiding the organization as it continues to develop its vision and long-term strategy
- Creating a long-term development plan, and raising the funds necessary to grow JOFA with an increased focus on attracting new major gifts and sources of funding
- Creation of a long-term communications plan, incorporating both traditional and new media
- Overseeing the development and evaluation of JOFA’s current and new programs and publications
- Overseeing the development of a more national focus for the organization
- Working closely with JOFA’s Board of Directors: including staffing the Board committees, growing the Board and supporting Board members to become active partners in development efforts
- Maintaining financial oversight of the organization
- Maintaining and developing relationships with other Jewish communal organizations
- Overseeing, mentoring and providing leadership to JOFA’s Associate Director, with general oversight of the other professional staff
- 8+ years relevant experience
- Proven track record of fundraising with an emphasis on major gift solicitation
- Experience with long-term organizational strategic development
- Commitment to and passion for JOFA’s mission
- Familiarity and comfort with the Orthodox community and knowledge of the broader Jewish community
- Experience with working with non-profit boards (familiarity with governance issues/board development)
- Self-motivated, energetic, and flexible with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to work closely and comfortably with individuals of different ages and varying leadership and communication styles
- Experience with engaging diverse communities and stakeholders
JOFA will consider applicants from a wide-range of professional backgrounds, both in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Relevant experience as a lay leader will be considered.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "Executive Director".