Job Opportunities

July 2014: Program Coordinator

Background: JOFA, The Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance, is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding the spiritual, ritual, intellectual and political opportunities for women within the framework of Orthodox Jewish law.

Position Summary: The Program Coordinator will play a supporting role in the execution of JOFA’s educational, advocacy and outreach programs.  The person in this position will reach out to and work with a variety of audiences, vendors and partner organizations in an effort to provide expanded services to the organization’s membership base. As a team member working with JOFA’s professional staff and key lay leaders, the Coordinator will serve as curator, organizer, administrator and writer and will support efforts for many of JOFA’s key events, publications and promotional initiatives, including the resources made available through JOFA’s website and online presence.

The Program Coordinator will report to the Associate Director and work closely with the Executive Director and Program Director as well as with Board and committee members on a project-specific basis.


Manages the publication of content for the Torch Blog
Coordinates and participates in the planning of JOFA conferences and other events.
Ensures the freshness of the JOFA website through regular updates and the creation of new content.



College degree and/or two-year's work experience
Marketing and/or PR experience a plus
Strong computer and internet skills; an ability to learn new digital tools quickly. Experience with google docs, gmail, MS offive is required.
Strong written communication skills
Outstanding interpersonal skills
Ability to work well with a wide variety of constituents and target audiences
Solid background in Jewish content and familiarity with Jewish texts
Knowledge of the Orthodox Jewish world and issues facing Orthodox women
Highly organized, self motivated and detail-oriented with excellent follow-up
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and projects
Flexibility and good judgment
Ability to work independently and take initiative with given guidelines


Position and Salary: This is a part-time position 16-20 hours per week. Salary will be commensurate with experience.


Please email a cover letter with an attached pdf resume. Subject of the email must contain "JOFA Program Coordinator" and your name, and be sent to

Only qualified candidates will be contacted



June 2014: Summer 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 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


About JOFA:

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.

To Apply

Send an email with your resume (pdf only) and short cover letter in the body of the email to 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


Job Requirements:

  • 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 with the subject "Executive Director".