Anyone A Fit For This Gig?

The release for the following job opportunity crossed my desk; I thought a Jewschooler might fit the bill.

Moving Traditions seeks a Project Consultant to assist us with our groundbreaking efforts on Jewish Boys
Moving Traditions seeks a Consultant to lead a two-stage action-research project that will: 1) determine how best to meet the needs of teenage boys and thereby inspire their participation in Jewish life; 2) promote recommendations and leverage change in the Jewish community. The ideal candidate will have experience creating, managing, and evaluating programming; knowledge of the Jewish community; excellent organizing skills and strong writing skills; experience in social change work is a plus. The Consultant will work 80 hours a month and will be based in Philadelphia or within easy travel distance; s/he will report to the Executive Director. The consultancy could lead to a staff position.
Where Have All The Young Men Gone? is Moving Traditions’ action-research campaign to help the Jewish community better understand and meet the needs of Jewish adolescent boys and thereby inspire boys to participate in Jewish life. The campaign was launched in December 2007 at a roundtable conference co-sponsored with the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. We are embarking on a year of action-research followed by a year of promoting specific recommendations to leverage change in the Jewish community.

Project Objectives
1. Confirm research direction
2. Hire research team; finalize research plan
3. Manage research team’s successful implementation of action-research plan
4. Deepen partnerships with Jewish organizations
5. Hire marketing consultant; help develop marketing recommendations
6. Manage research budget
7. Write up findings and recommendations
8. Disseminate findings and recommendations
Ideal Qualifications
* Experience creating and evaluating programs
* Excellent organizing and problem solving skills
* Strong writing and interpersonal skills
* High-energy, independent worker
* Minimum of five years relevant work experience
* Knowledge of Judaism and the Jewish community
Moving Traditions is a fast-growing national organization that helps women and men, boys and girls engage more deeply with Judaism. Gender serves as the framework for our activities because it shapes the way our culture defines who we are and can become. Gender has been – and continues to be – critical to Jewish text, spiritual practice, education and participation. For Moving Traditions, gender provides a vehicle for expanding Judaism’s ability to help each individual experience his or her full humanity. Moving Traditions’ programs include Rosh Hodesh: It’s a Girl Thing! – empowering 6th-12th grade girls to stay healthy and Jewish; Where Have all the Young Men Gone?; and Bat Mitzvah Firsts – tracking innovation in Jewish life.
Equal Opportunity Employer
To Apply – Email resume and cover letter to:
Robin Minkoff, Associate Director, [email protected]

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