Full time – Based in Moscow or St. Petersburg, Russia
Starting Salary Range: See below for details
Who We Are:
When you work for Moishe House (pronounced moy-shuh), you become a part of something BIG: a global nonprofit that builds peer-led Jewish communities for young adults around the world. Founded in 2006, Moishe House funds, trains, and educates young adults to create pluralistic, inclusive, and welcoming Jewish communities. A Moishe House is led by a group of volunteer community builders, called “residents”, who open their doors to twenty-somethings for social, educational, and Jewish ritual events throughout the year. To date, there are more than 140 Moishe House communities in over 25 countries.
Moishe House is searching for a Community Manager in the Former Soviet Union (FSU) to manage and enable our community builders outside of North America to be leaders in creating meaningful, welcoming experiences that serve the young adult Jewish community in their city. A Community Manager is a member of the Resident Support team and is typically responsible for supporting RSJ 10-12 Houses and Pods and 35-45 community builders to achieve program goals, recruiting new community builders, efficiently completing administrative tasks, connecting residents to resources and other Moishe House opportunities, and developing a strong knowledge base about young adult life in their regional communities.
All voices are needed at Moishe House. All voices are needed at Moishe House. Every new member of the Moishe House team is an opportunity for us to introduce fresh perspectives, talent, and skills into our workforce and our communities. People who identify as Black, Indigenous and People Of Color (BIPOC) and historically marginalized groups, including People with Disabilities, People from the LGBTQ+ communities are all encouraged to apply for our open positions!
We seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our team located in the United States, South America, Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Our vision, in part, is for a fair and equitable workplace, where diversity is celebrated and can truly flourish. We recognize we have a ways to go and a lot to learn.
Who You Are and What You’ll Do:
— You’re a great mentor and facilitator. You guide Moishe House and Pod residents in your region to create meaningful, well-attended events and strong communities through brainstorming, training, setting and achieving goals, celebrating success, problem-solving, and creating and maintaining meaningful relationships with community members and local partners. (30%)
— You’re a strong networker, with exceptional interpersonal skills and a strong connection to the FSU Jewish Community. You’re the one who strikes up a conversation with anyone. And it’s not just small talk; you enjoy learning about people and what motivates them. You’ll develop individual relationships with Moishe House and Pod residents through remote interactions, site visits, and facilitating skills development. You’ll partner with our Expansion team to recruit residents for new and existing Moishe Houses and Pods through your social networks, and by building connections in your region. (40%)
— You’re organized and a problem solver; you have exceptional project management skills. We are a small team with a huge impact. You’ll manage the financial, data, and administrative tasks that enable dozens of community builders to create hundreds of gatherings, evaluate and create plans to mitigate risk and work on several projects at once. Your written, analytical, and organizational skills are just as strong as your verbal ones. (20%)
— You’ve got a variety of skills and love a fast-paced opportunity. You’ll lead/facilitate special projects based on departmental need, your expertise, and your interests such as: facilitating sessions at conferences or retreats, growing your understanding of young adult activities in your region, and improving departmental processes. (10%)
— You have at least two years of full-time professional experience. Moishe House seeks employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences that can serve our community builders.
— You have a four-year college degree or equivalent years of additional work experience.
— You embrace the Moishe Mindset: Be the Difference, Connect & Listen, Invest Wisely, Embrace the Unknown, Own It!, Value People, and Work Well, Live Well, and Have Fun!
— You’re flexible with your work hours, working shortened daytime office hours with some nights and weekends as needed.
— You are fluent (written and verbal) in Russian and English.
— You are eligible to work in Russia without employer sponsorship.
How Moishe House Takes Care of You:
— Paid time off (PTO) that increases with continued employment; additional benefits for former Hillel and BBYO employees
— Office closures for Jewish and national holidays
— Quarterly paid day of service (give back to your community so you can help your community builders get involved too)
— Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates and a dedicated supervisor
— Schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
How Moishe House Pays You:
— Starting salary range of $20,000 (converted to local currency at the time of job offer), assuming you meet the minimum requirements.
— Annual merit based salary increase
How Moishe House Invests in You:
— $500 annual professional development fund
— One-on-one Jewish learning with an educator of your choice
— Paid work travel with perks including travel allowance, fitness classes, and accommodations
— Local professional learning opportunities
— Opportunities for advancement through Moishe House’s career path planning
— Opportunities to attend Moishe House Learning Retreats and Conferences
How to Apply:
Please email cover letter and resume (in English only please and in month/year format for each position you’ve held) to: email@example.com. PLEASE WRITE “RSJ Community Manager” with your first and last name and preferred location IN THE SUBJECT LINE
Moishe House is a dynamic organization that recognizes and supports individuals from a broad range of experiences and backgrounds. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation.