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Rabbi/Senior Educator Job Description

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InterfaithFamily (IFF) is seeking a Rabbi/Senior Educator to develop resources to help Jewish clergy, professionals and lay leaders be more welcoming to those in interfaith relationships in their community, and to help people in interfaith relationships engage in Jewish life. This key role will help to grow our InterfaithFamily/Your Community initiative and achieve our goal of engaging people in interfaith relationships in Jewish life and welcoming Jewish communities as part of a rapidly expanding organization that targets a growing and critically important segment of the Jewish community. We are seeking an innovative, creative and hands-on person who thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.

Responsibilities

  • Create and develop resources and trainings to help Jewish clergy, professionals and lay leaders welcome people in interfaith relationships in their Jewish communities
  • Create and develop Jewish educational content for people in interfaith relationships
  • Work with the Director of Resources and Training to manage IFF's Resource Center for Jewish Clergy and Resource Center for Program Providers and IFF's communications with clergy and professionals
  • Respond to questions from Jewish clergy, professionals and lay leaders regarding issues arising from interfaith relationships in their communities
  • Provide occasional brief counseling and rabbinic support to people in interfaith relationships
  • Manage IFF's Jewish Clergy Officiation Referral Service for weddings and other lifecycle events
  • Travel to facilitate trainings, workshops and classes, and to exhibit or present at conferences, as needed
  • Blog and write op-eds and other advocacy pieces to further IFF's mission

 

Required Skills and Experience  

  • Rabbinic ordination
  • Personal commitment to furthering Jewish engagement of interfaith families and an appreciation of the importance of doing so to strengthen Jewish identity and community. Interest in halachic issues regarding interfaith families.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to adjust to dynamically changing priorities and a fast-paced start-up environment, manage multiple projects and resources with competing priorities and timelines, innovate and learn new tools and processes, pitch in and 'get hands dirty' in small non-profit environment
  • Collaborative working style, independent, detail oriented, ready to take ownership, self-starter
  • Comfortable with new technologies and proficient with standard office products and software

 

InterfaithFamily is the premier resource supporting interfaith couples exploring Jewish life and inclusive Jewish communities. We offer educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals and programs; resources and trainings for organizations, clergy and other program providers; and our InterfaithFamily/Your Community initiative providing coordinated comprehensive offerings in local communities.We are at a critical growth point, having taken the organization from $200,000 in 2002 to $2.7 million projected for 2014. We currently have a staff of 19 and offices in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Philadelphia.

How to Apply

Please email cover letter and resume (no calls please) to jobs@interfaithfamily.com

Equal Opportunity Employer. InterfaithFamily (IFF) provides equal opportunity to all people regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, body configuration, age, disability, marital status, height, weight, or political belief. This policy applies to all employees and applicants for employment.

Derived from the Hebrew for "Jewish law," it's pertaining or according to the body of Jewish religious law including biblical law (those commandments found in the Torah), later Talmudic and rabbinic law, as well as customs and traditions. Hebrew for "my master," the term refers to a spiritual leader and teacher of Torah. Often, but not always, a rabbi is the leader of a synagogue congregation.
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