DEPARTMENT: Teach Coalition


LOCATION: New York City, NY 



Who We Are:

Teach Coalition, a project of the Orthodox Union, was founded in 2013 to solve the tuition crisis in nonpublic schools. With a deep network of grassroots activists, community leaders and lawmakers across the country, Teach Coalition is the leading single-issue advocacy network invested in the quality, safety, and accessibility of nonpublic schools and religious institutions. Teach Coalition currently operates in several states around the country, including New York, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, California, and Maryland. 

The Orthodox Union (OU) is the largest Orthodox Jewish organization in the United States. Founded in 1898, the OU supports a network of synagogues, youth programs, Jewish and Religious Zionist advocacy programs, programs for the disabled, localized religious study programs, and international units. The OU maintains a kosher certification service, whose circled U symbol, Ⓤ , is found on the labels of many kosher commercial and consumer food products.


Job Description:

Working from our beautiful office headquarters in Lower Manhattan, Teach Coalition assists nonpublic schools in navigating government programs to ensure schools receive all funds available to them. We are looking for someone who will assist our managerial staff with grant-related processes and other department responsibilities. The Administrative Assistant will be part of the team that takes a grant from inception to completion, and be highly responsive to nonprofit institutions as well as government agencies. The employee will be responsible for all administrative tasks, corresponding with internal and external stakeholders and other relevant grant-related functions as they pertain to the Teach Coalition Security Center team.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with state-specific prequalification and submission requirements
  • Creating and collecting required documentation needed for grant proposals
  • Interacting with federal and state agencies
  • Maintaining spreadsheets to track applications, achievements, and progress in the grant application processes
  • Accounts receivable duties
  • Compiling data and statistics in areas relevant to specific grant applications
  • Working with other Teach Coalition staff to generate media content


Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to meet deadlines by determining priorities and establishing target dates for information gathering and document submission
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of government contracting requirements
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Works well independently and on a team
  • Strong time management skills
  • Takes initiative, problem solver, and thinks creatively
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated
  • Commitment to the Teach Coalition mission


Education and Experience Requirments:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-3 years of administrative experience
  • Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook. Spreadsheet and database knowledge
  • Experience with creating newsletters or e-blasts


Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position is between $55,000 and $65,000.

We offer employee-sponsored healthcare, dental and vision plans.

Other benefits include:

  • Paid sick days
  • Paid vacation days
  • Paid Jewish and most Federal holidays
  • Short Fridays to accommodate for the Sabbath
  • Free life and disability insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan which the OU will contribute 5% of your wage towards retirement savings after you contribute at least 2% (only eligible for match after 3 years of continuous service)