job: Assistant Director of Jewish Organizing, NY

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From:           	"Lee Winkelman" <leew at>

Copied below, please find a revised job description
(with increased salary range) for Assistant Director of Jewish
Organizing at the Jewish Fund for Justice.  Please circulate

Lee Winkelman
Director of Grantmaking
Jewish Fund for Justice
260 Fifth Avenue, Suite 701
New York, NY 10001
Phone (212) 213-2113 ext. 42
Fax (212) 213-2233
lee at <>

Assistant Director for Jewish Organizing – Full-time
(Please note increased salary range and stricter experience

The Jewish Fund for Justice is the only national Jewish
organization solely committed to fighting the injustice of
poverty in America. By assisting grassroots organizations of
low-income people from all backgrounds and faiths struggling for
decent housing, schools, healthcare, and jobs and by educating
Jews about poverty issues and the importance of developing
community-based social justice partnerships, the Jewish Fund for
Justice brings to life the core Jewish values of tikkun olam
(repair of the world) and tzedakah (righteous giving).

JFJ’s Education and Outreach program works to: 1) educate and
involve Jewish youth in the pursuit of social and economic
justice; 2) involve synagogues in local faith-based community
organizing efforts; and 3) foster the development of local Jewish
social justice organizations.

Responsibilities include:
Under the supervision of the Director of Education & Outreach,
the Assistant Director for Jewish Organizing will: ·	recruit
congregations to become involved in a local faith-based community
organizing (FBCO) group ·	provide ongoing advice, support, and
technical assistance to synagogues engaged in or contemplating
involvement in FBCO and put them in touch with potential mentors
·	conduct in-person trainings for rabbis and lay people re: FBCO
·	advise FBCO staff organizers seeking to recruit synagogues
·	meet with key national and regional FBCO staff to find ways to
partner in synagogue outreach ·	provide technical assistance to
existing, new and emerging Jewish social justice groups
·	facilitate interaction among Jewish social justice groups
·	assist in establishing social justice partnerships between JFJ
and Jewish institutions (synagogues and day schools) ·	assist in
general JFJ development work

 Qualifications include:
·	minimum 3 years experience in community organizing, 
faith-based community organizing; ·	demonstrated organizational,
communications, and program development/implementation skills;
·	strong commitment to social justice as an expression of Jewish
identity; ·	ability to organize among synagogue rabbis and lay
leaders; ·	excellent writing skills; ·	basic computer literacy
and experience; ·	willingness and availability for extensive
travel; and ·	ability and desire to work as part of a
highly-interactive staff team.

Salary Range:  Low- to mid-$50,000’s. Excellent benefits.

Jewish Fund for Justice invites applications from candidates
regardless of religious faith, race, gender, sexual orientation,
age or disability. People of color are encouraged to apply. EOE.

A resume and cover letter should be submitted by January 27, 2004
to barbara at or to E&O Position, Jewish Fund for
Justice, 260 Fifth Avenue, Suite 701, New York, NY 10001.

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