Jewish Voice for Peace

JOB DESCRIPTION

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND OUTREACH

JOB TITLE: Director of Education and Outreach

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Director of Education and Policy is responsible for providing internal and external education through a wide variety of methods that increase the ability for members, supporters and allies to support JVP’s efforts by taking on the role of educators, activists, and speakers. The Director will be responsible for conveying the organization’s political analysis and policies with the membership community and general public through writing, speaking, institutional networking, and other communications work.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 30% of time spent: Internal Education: Through writing, speaking, webinars, and using popular education and didactic pedagogy to provide education and written materials to the JVP membership, to learn more about the Occupation and Palestinian/Israeli conflict and its possible solutions. Has particular role in helping other JVP members become excellent communicators and educators on these issues and building the organizational capacity by increasing the number of people who can provide education. Coordinate National Literature Working Group to assist members/chapters in developing/sharing literature.
  • 30% of time: External Education: Through writing, speaking and webinars provide education to the larger Jewish community, and the general public about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and its possible solutions. Has particular role in helping Jewish communities/individuals to articulate views outside the mainstream Jewish Community and guiding them towards an activism whenever possible. Our goal is to increase number of people who educator/activist members/supporters and participate in our campaigns.
  • 3a. Organizational Networking: represents the organization in reaching out and maintaining strategic institutional ties with other Jewish, Palestinian, Israeli, and select social justice organizations.
  • 10% of time: Speaking Bureau: Both represent the organization in variety of settings by public speaking and with the media, and coordinates a speakers bureau for members and friends to speak publicly. This may include coordinating speaking tours.
  • 10% of time: Policy Development: This position helps to develop, interpret, and apply the formal policies and positions of JVP. The position also helps the organization distinguish policy and positions from other more temporal responses to the changing situation in the region. The position helps shape the organizations responses to the news of the day. In this capacity, moderates jvp-talk and list management

Generally:

  • Writing: Writes analytical pieces both large and small on variety of topics for the organization and for a variety of readers, including internal proposals, external fact sheets, web content, Edits and provides feedback on the writing of others in the organization—both members and staff.
  • Fundraising and Administration — Shares responsibility with the other JVP staff members for fundraising, including supporting the efforts of JVP members in fundraising. Share responsibility for administrative tasks.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Experience with a variety of pedagogy, popular education, ability to speak in public and use technology to teach.
  2. Extraordinary commitment to peace in Israel and Palestine; exemplary understanding of history of the conflict.
  3. Superior writing and speaking skills able to positively represent the organization to the public.
  4. At least five years of experience in social justice work, ideally as staff person in a nonprofit setting.
  5. Strong interpersonal skills; able to work effectively with JVP members and other activists, and to collaborate with the other JVP staff.
  6. Highly self-directed and able to take overall leadership for program areas.

PHYSICAL AND NON-PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Ability to travel.

    2. Ability to sit and use computer and phones for long periods of time.

DISCLAIMER

Job descriptions are not intended, and should not be construed, to be exhaustive lists of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with a job. They are intended to be accurate reflections of those principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about jobs.