Experience with the Long Island Jewish Community
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
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.
The Teach NYS Long Island Engagement Associate will be responsible for cultivating relationships, political activity, development, and event management across the Jewish Communities on Long Island. Working with a team of others, they will be supported as they expand the reach of Teach NYS across the Island and work to effect the State political landscape to better the Jewish Day School Community.
Recruit new lay leaders and volunteers across Long Island into positions of political advocacy and volunteering with Teach NYS
Develop and 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 leadership network in Long Island
Responsible for fundraising from individuals in Long Island
Liaising with a broad cross section of Jewish Day schools across Long Island, working with students, heads of schools, and parent board members regarding political activism and education policy
What You’ll Bring to the OU
- Strong people, communication & engagement skills
- Ability to inspire and make a difference
- Teamwork skills and able to work toward new goals
- 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 understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- 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 day school community preferred but not required