Program Manager: Combating Antisemitism and White Nationalism
Jewish Community Action
Jewish Community Action is a 25-year-old membership-based nonprofit organizing the Jewish community for racial and economic justice in Minnesota. We’ve recently secured funding to begin a two-year project, working with progressive organizations and individuals statewide to develop a shared analysis of antisemitism, both how it targets the Jewish community and how it has been utilized to divide allies and jeopardize movements for justice. This project will be relational and will involve workshops, community dinners, listening sessions, and many, many conversations. This is new work – we are building the plane as we fly it (and coming up with a better name for it), and it will involve ongoing and close relational work with key staff and members, and strategic and relational organizing with a core set of partners. This position will report to the Executive Director.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The AS/WN Program Manager will work closely with JCA members, leaders and staff of partner organizations, and other JCA staff in order to manage and shape the new program. Responsibilities will include:
- Manage the administration of the program, including the development of a timeline and workplan, scheduling and coordination of events and meetings, and tracking of outcomes and outputs;
- Develop a relationship map of progressive organizations and influencers in Minnesota, build relationships with these key organizations;
- Implement programs that broaden our outreach and engage our partners in the project, including dinners, focus groups, panels, and listening sessions;
- Assist Executive Director and organizing staff in developing training curriculum;
- Coordinate innovative and meaningful trainings and educational programming for both non-Jewish partners and within the Jewish community, including scheduling, recruitment, and training
- Work with JCA communications staff to create shareable materials – both print and digital – that communicate our shared analysis with the public;
- Work with JCA membership staff to engage our current members and to grow our membership through participation in program activities;
- In collaboration with members and partners, continually evaluate and analyze where we are, dream new possibilities, innovate on what we already have, make decisions and work hard to implement them.
Experience and Qualifications
Experience in community, labor, or faith-based organizing and familiarity with social and economic justice issues. Program management and familiarity with the Jewish community preferred. This is a great position for someone who thrives in collaborative work at challenging times.
- Commitment to dismantling racism and an analysis of antisemitism and white nationalism.
- Excellent communication skills, written and spoken;
- Attention to detail and good organizational skills;
- Community organizing and leadership development skills;
- Ability to facilitate meetings and trainings;
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects; self-motivated;
- Team oriented, ability to work with diverse groups;
- Ability to imagine new possibilities while following through on existing commitments;
- Knowledge in basic computer usage including internet research, Google Suite, and Microsoft Office;
- Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends.
Competitive benefits, including paid sick, vacation time, and Jewish holidays.
This is a full-time position, salary range $45k-$55k, commensurate with experience.
How To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to Carin Mrotz at [email protected] or at Jewish Community Action, 2375 University Avenue, Suite 150, St. Paul, MN 55114.
In order to accommodate our High Holiday schedule, we are accepting applications October 25, though we will begin reviewing applications as they are received.
Jewish Community Action is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status, and record of arrest or conviction.