DEPARTMENT: Teach Coalition, Office of Jewish Education Policy and Research 

OPPORTUNITY TYPE: Full-time (10 Month Program) 

LOCATION: New York City, NY  




Teach Coalition 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 organization in New York invested in the quality, safety, and accessibility of nonpublic schools.    

Teach Coalition advocates for government policies and funding to benefit yeshivot, day schools and nonpublic schools. Priority issues include security, STEM, scholarships, and other funding avenues and resources.    

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. 



  • Strategize on political and policy goals.   
  • Research and craft regulations and legislation that affect Jewish schools. 
  • Assist in planning and attending engagement opportunities such as board meetings, forums, briefings, and advocacy training sessions, grassroots advocacy campaigns, rallies, missions, and synagogue programs. 



  • Legislative and regulatory research skills 
  • Strong communication skills, especially written communications 
  • Strong commitment to Jewish education and advocacy   
  • Teamwork skills and able to work toward new goals 
  • Ability to pivot quickly to address rapidly changing situations 



  • Highly motivated self-starter who can initiate and maintain contacts, relationships, projects, and meetings 
  • Highly organized and great at prioritizing and follow up 
  • A problem solver, able to visualize and articulate solutions using an analytical mindset 
  • Able to talk to others to convey information effectively 
  • Able to communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience 
  • Ability to self-motivate, prioritize, work independently and complete multiple assignments with attention to detail in fast paced, rapidly changing environment 
  • An engaging personality, strong interpersonal skills combined with determination, resiliency, and a positive attitude 
  • 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 
  • Ties to the Jewish community and schools 



The salary for the Fellowship is $40,000. 

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