Director of Education and Learning

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Job Description

Who We Are

We’re 18Doors, a fast-paced, national Jewish nonprofit with a collegial, warm organizational culture and entrepreneurial spirit. We are the only national Jewish nonprofit laser focused on understanding, connecting with and communicating the needs of Jewish interfaith couples and families. We’re growing quickly, with a budget of about $3 million and staff and rabbinic fellows in 25 communities around the country and in Canada.

18Doors has a website full of essays, advice, resources and recipes; programs for interfaith couples and families; a Jewish clergy referral service; a rabbinic fellowship program; and learning opportunities for Jewish professional and lay leadership. It is all designed to help couples and families to connect and build the Jewish life they want. We want our team to reflect the diversity of our world, and of the Jewish interfaith couples and families we work with.

Who You Are

You wake up every day ready to develop and execute innovative and inspiring learning sessions and conversations for Jewish clergy, professionals, lay leaders and other volunteers so they and their organizations cultivate environments of inclusion and belonging for interfaith couples and families. You take an entrepreneurial approach to learning and hold deep knowledge of the experiences and needs of Jewish interfaith couples and families, including the broad diversity of interfaith families in Jewish life. You have a deep understanding of what drives acceptance of difference and organizational change.

You have experience establishing an educational strategy for a national organization and creating effective content for virtual and in-person educational experiences. You understand the intersectionality of identity and how different social identities overlap one another and influence our experiences in Jewish life and community, particularly around race, ethnicity and religion. You are interested in facilitating conversations for Jewish organizations seeking to support and cultivate the inclusion and belonging of interfaith families in Jewish life.

You are comfortable with experimentation and celebrating success, failures and pivots alike, seeing each as an opportunity to learn. You have an insatiable curiosity that fuels your work to develop new curricula, education delivery methods and emerging strategies. You have an entrepreneurial mindset and are ready at any moment to jump on new ideas and opportunities, while remaining laser-focused on achieving 18Doors’ outcomes.

You are a team player. You look to support your colleagues and help them achieve success by offering facilitation expertise and educational resources that support the full inclusion of interfaith families in Jewish life. You thrive in a work environment where diversity is celebrated and where everyone brings their full selves.


Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Revise 18Doors’ educational strategy for Jewish organizations and communities and establish and execute to achieve desired outcomes.

  • Develop and codify institutional educational programs on interfaith inclusion for Jewish professionals, clergy and lay leaders.

    • Refine current “signature” offerings for professionals and organizations who are at different places in their learning.
    • Codify existing curriculum and related materials.
    • Develop new content and curriculum to meet organizational and communal needs.
    • Develop a “train the trainer” model to expand capacity.
    • Consult with organizations across North America seeking to enhance the way they engage with interfaith families and couples.

    • Work closely with the directors of the three Innovation Hubs, Lifecycle Connections and Fellowship arms of 18Doors to identify, create and offer professional development trainings, as needed.

      • Provide workshops, coaching and mentoring for institutions, both online and in-person.
      • Develop/oversee the creation of resources and online tools that can be used by institutions to identify and improve their “interfaith readiness.”
      • Respond to requests for customized trainings, including from Federations and other organizations. 
      • Develop content and lead trainings for community convenings, as needed.
      • Build an asynchronous educational training program.
      • Remain on top of trends in Jewish interfaith relationships.

      • Contribute to thought-leadership and discourse on interfaith family and couple inclusion in Jewish life.


      Experience & Qualifications

      • 7+ years of experience developing curriculum and executing training and consultations for Jewish organizations.

      • Experience establishing an educational strategy and executing it.

      • A deep understanding of the needs of interfaith families and Jewish institutions, including the existing research that has been conducted about interfaith families; an understanding of the experiences of Jews of Color and Jewish multiracial families a plus.

      • A strong facilitator, trainer and coach. Experience training people on how to offer workshops, mentoring and professional development a plus.

      • Significant curriculum development and educational experience.

      • Knowledge of e-learning platforms and video production a plus, or ability to learn new technologies quickly.

      • Comfortable making data-driven decisions, using both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

      • Entrepreneurial and creative thinker; an ability to dig in and turn ideas into reality.

      • Ability to quickly jump at opportunities as they arise.

      • Excellent communication skills, attention to detail and ability to work in a remote environment.

      • Excellent organizational skills and follow through.

      • Ability to adjust to dynamically changing priorities, manage multiple resources, innovate and learn new tools and processes; pitch in and “get hands dirty” in small nonprofit environment.

      • Collaborative working style, forward thinking, detail oriented, ready to take ownership, flexible, persistent and persuasive.

      • Strong competency with Microsoft Office products and video conferencing technologies, such as Zoom.

      • Comfort with e-learning technology a plus.

      This is a full-time position that reports to the Chief Program Officer. This role is national in scope, can be based anywhere in the U.S. or Canada, and will require overnight travel on a monthly basis, as well as some work on nights and weekends.

      We provide a comprehensive suite of benefits, including 100% paid health, dental and vision insurance for the employee; generous time off; short-term and long-term disability; and 401(k) matching.

      Equal Opportunity Employer. 18Doors provides equal opportunity to all people regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, body configuration, age, disability, marital status, height, weight, or political belief. 18Doors is committed to building an organization that is representative of the broad diversity of the Jewish community. We welcome applications from those groups that have historically been underrepresented or marginalized in the Jewish community—people of color, people with disabilities and LGBTQ people.

      How to Apply:

      Thank you for your interest in this position. We have closed the application process and are currently evaluating candidates.

      Employment Type

      Full-Time

      Salary

      $75,000-85,000, commensurate with experience