Position: Teach CA Director
Location: Los Angeles, California
Minimum of 3-5 years professional experience; development and community relations experience preferred
Who are We? Why Work at the OU?
Each and every day, countless Jewish individuals around the world are positively impacted by the work of the Orthodox Union, with its array of religious, youth, social action, educational, public policy and community development services, programs and activities.
Ever dream of going into work every day knowing you will have an impact on the greater Jewish community. Ever dream of being able to build your career while enhancing the Jewish future. Ever dream of being inspired daily by the various departments working harmoniously around you to better global Jewish life. Turn these dreams into reality. Apply now to start making a difference.
What You’ll Do
The Director of Teach CA will manage policy, community engagement and mobilization of the California Jewish day school community. The Director will serve as the “face” of the region. This position will hold additional responsibilities as determined by the Executive Committee and OU Director of State Political Affairs.
- Initiate and monitor key legislation and advocacy as needed
- Recruit lay leaders and train them on how to be effective grassroots/grass-tops advocates.
- Strategize with consultants and advisors on political and policy goals.
- Recruit and solicit school memberships and be the point of contact for school members and partnering institutions. Renew existing school memberships.
- Initiate and implement a Resource Development (fundraising) plan based on goals set by the Director of State Political Affairs.
- Manage and implement logistics and marketing of programs such as board meetings, forums, briefings, and advocacy training sessions, grass roots advocacy campaigns, rallies, missions and synagogue programs
- Increase education and activism among synagogue and day school leadership and congregants through programming at local and regional level
- Hold regular meetings with elected officials, school leadership and community members
- Travel to local school offices, elected official offices and Sacramento as needed
- Represent and be the “face” of this initiative via public speaking and appearances at synagogue, day school and regional events
- Communicate messaging, talking points, and Action Alerts to the community through a web platform.
- Other pertinent duties as assigned by the Director of State Political Affairs
- Full time position
What You’ll Bring to the OU
- Strong people & engagement skills
- Strong attention to detail, accuracy and quality.
- excellent in writing, organization, strategic thinking, time management, and interpersonal communication
- Dedicated to the value of the Jewish community
- Accepts responsibility willingly
- Ability to conduct meetings, make presentations, and facilitate communications in a clear, concise and positive manner.
- Ability to self-motivate, prioritize, work independently and complete multiple assignments with attention to detail in fast paced, rapidly changing environment
- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Experience using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Strong desire to actively look for ways to help people.