Director of Grandparent Engagement (Full time, remote or in Natick, MA)

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

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. 

In 2019, 18Doors began outreach and engagement of grandparents in interfaith families. Now, over 2,000 grandparents engage with our organization each month. There is a lot of excitement and potential for scaling opportunities with this audience and we are seeking our first full-time director to lead that work. The director would develop an online and in-person community for these families, giving them opportunities to share their experiences, celebrate their unique families and navigate common challenges. This professional will also support the creation of content, define distribution channels and establish strategic partnerships. 

Who You Are

You are a community builder at heart with experience building and stewarding online and in-person peer communities. You know how to translate high demand for a service into effective strategy to achieve the desired outcomes. You create spaces where diversity is celebrated and challenges are openly discussed in constructive and supportive ways, without fear of judgment. You seamlessly glide between community self-management and active facilitation, knowing when to provide useful materials and resources to keep conversations going and responding to emerging needs. And you wish to bring these skills and experience to help grandparents in interfaith families navigate the beauty and complexities of their families using a peer engagement approach. You are also a planner and facilitator with the ability to execute high-quality, in-person grandparent and intergenerational programs. 

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 excited about starting new projects, analyzing data and bringing successful projects to scale. You seek out new opportunities to make the program stronger and more efficient, including forging strategic organizational partnerships. 

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 inclusion is celebrated and where everyone brings their full selves to work.  


Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Be on the forefront of how the Jewish community engages grandparents in interfaith families and lead communal discourse on this topic.

  • Develop and implement a strategy to build offerings and resources for a national network of grandparents of interfaith couples and families.

  • Manage current partnerships with other organizations serving Jewish grandparents and create new strategic partnerships to enhance this work.

  • Create and lead grandparent and intergenerational programs, both online and in-person.

  • Inform the creation of digital content to meet the needs of grandparents in interfaith families.

  • Form and engage a grandparents advisory committee to inform the strategy.

  • Remain on top of trends in Jewish interfaith relationships, intergenerational programming and network platforms.

  • Contribute to thought-leadership and discourse on interfaith families, specifically as it relates to grandparents.


Experience & Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience developing online and in-person peer networks.

  • Experience developing easy-to-use resources for networks to discuss a shared experience.

  • An understanding of the needs of interfaith families and the challenges they face.

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

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

  • Agility to quickly jump at opportunities as they arise.

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

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

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

  • Knowledge of the experiences of Jews of Color and Jewish multiracial families a plus.

  • Previous work with seniors, grandparents or intergenerational groups a plus.

  • 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 and can be based anywhere in the U.S. or Canada, including Natick, MA, where 18Doors has a headquarters. It will require occasional travel to lead programs and to host partner meetings.  

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