Teach NYS, a project of the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center works with NY state legislators on behalf of our Jewish day schools and yeshivas. Issues we advocate include securing state funding for our schools for technology, textbooks, mandated services and security


  • Implement organizational outreach and organizing plans
  • Ensure organizational base building goals are met
  • Develop and execute grassroots strategies to further the campaigns of Teach NYS
  • Maintain outreach contacts in the organizational database and utilize systems to track and evaluate progress toward our base building goals
  • The primary responsibility of the Director will be to promote the Teach NYS vision and mission to progressive community leaders, organizations and individuals, and recruit new lay leaders and volunteers across the state of NY into structured grassroots advocacy roles
  • Outreach-Engagement-Community Organizing is inclusive of but not limited to planning and engaging participants in educational programs, advocacy programs, fundraising events and efforts, public speaking and face to face meetings.
  • Develop and implement grassroots plans; provide training and leadership development opportunities
  • Represent and be the lay interface 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
  • Responsible for cultivation and engaging senior lay leaders
  • Other pertinent duties as assigned by the Executive Director


  • 7-9 Years of Experience in political or grassroots setting
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience and familiarization with fundraising in the Jewish community
  • Previous experience in driving a policy agenda with delivered results
  • Ties to the Jewish day school community preferred but not required
  • Ability to self- motivate, prioritize, work independently and complete multiple assignments with attention to detail in fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills