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Job Title: DC Program Director

Location: Washington, DC


DC Program Manager
Job Description

AVODAH OVERVIEWAVODAH develops and engages a network of Jewish leaders working within the Jewish community and beyond to promote social justice and fight domestic poverty.  We achieve this through our many programmatic offerings including the Jewish Service Corps, the AVODAH Fellowship, our alumni network and our community education and engagement work.

POSITION OVERVIEWAVODAH is seeking a Program Director to implement the educational, work-related, housing, community-building, and logistical aspects of AVODAH’s Jewish Service Corps in DC. This is an excellent position for a confident go-getter who excels at education and group facilitation, managing logistics and competing priorities, building strategic relationships with local organizations and supporters, and mentoring young adults in their early 20s.

The DC Program Director is an integral member of the DC AVODAH office, who will work as part of a dynamic team with the DC Development Officer to implement all aspects of AVODAH in Washington, DC. The DC Program Director reports to the National Program Director in NY.



  • Implement and serve as lead staff person on all aspects of educational programs including orientation, weekly sessions, retreats, and special programs, as well as all the logistical planning and administration of the program

  • Coordinate and facilitate leadership development activities with Corps Members

  • Coordinate and facilitate community-building activities among Corps Members

  • Facilitate exploration by Corps Members of social justice and Jewish life

  • Provide resources and mentorship to Corps Members related to their work, community, and Jewish lives

  • Manage and maintain relevant applications and records for Corps Member participation in AmeriCorps including monthly AmeriCorps timesheets

  • Actively oversee AVODAH’s residential properties, including: managing the house search when necessary, aiding in the move-in and move-out process, resolving maintenance problems with residents and landlords;

  • Facilitate process of selecting and placing new Corps Members

  • Participate on Program Directors' Team calls

  • Work with DC-area alumni leaders and the Director of Alumni Program to support the planning and implementation of appropriate engagement, leadership and giving opportunities for DC-area alumni

  • Work with the DC Development Officer to jointly oversee the DC Office, to support each other as needed (ie: attend local fundraisers, get to know local advisory council, identify Core Members to speak at external engagements and prepare them for this role, and find opportunities for them to get to know the AVODAH program and participants) and to identify and help implement impactful community engagement opportunities that allow us to raise our visibility in the DC area



  • Impeccable interpersonal and relationship-building skills

  • Demonstrated experience with education, facilitation, and team-building

  • Strong project management skills

  • Experience with mentorship and leadership development for people in their early 20s

  • At least 3-5 years professional experience in informal and/or experiential education

  • Familiarity with and respect for a wide range of expressions of Jewish life

  • Ability to handle a large volume of work, prioritize and multi-task

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Established connections to local activists and Jewish leaders preferred but not required

  • Ability to work regular evenings and occasional weekends a must.


Competitive salary and benefits. Email resume and cover letter, with availability, to Sarra Alpert, National Program Director, at [email protected]..  Please include “DC Coordinator” in the subject line.

AVODAH is an equal opportunity employer.

No phone calls please.


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