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Manager of the Rising Voices Fellowship

Manager of the Rising Voices Fellowship 

Put yourself at the intersection of history, feminism, Judaism, and social change. Be part of a dynamic team at a non-profit working to strengthen women’s and nonbinary individuals’ voices and impact. 

The Jewish Women’s Archive (JWA) is a national organization devoted to collecting and promoting the stories and voices of Jewish women, to ensure a more accurate historical narrative and a more inclusive future. Founded in 1996 as an innovative online archive, JWA has become the world’s largest source of information on Jewish women, and has built a wide range of online and public programs that provide education and insight and spark conversation and change. 

Position Summary  

Supervised by the Director of Programs, the Manager of the Rising Voices Fellowship’s primary responsibility (90% time) is managing and growing the Rising Voices Fellowship (RVF). Founded in 2013, RVF is a ten-month program for young Jewish women and nonbinary individuals in 10th-12th grades who have a passion for writing, and a strong interest in feminism, Judaism, and social justice. JWA embraces expansive understandings of what it means to be Jewish and a woman. We welcome Fellows from any Jewish background, as well as nonbinary, genderqueer, and gender-questioning teens who want to explore the identity “Jewish woman” in all its complexity. (Learn more about RVF here.

Other responsibilities (10% time) include collaborating with the JWA team to develop and implement additional JWA programs, such as Story Aperture, adult learning, educator engagement, book club, and podcast. 

Primary Responsibilities  

  • Oversee fellowship recruitment efforts and manage application process
  • Serve as a mentor, editor, and point of contact for fellows
  • Develop, refine, implement, and evaluate program curriculum, in partnership with Director of Programs
  • Facilitate monthly webinars and two in-person retreats and coordinate guest speakers
  • Coordinate retreat logistics, including travel, room and board, and programming
  • Support and help grow RVF alumnae network, including visioning for tenth anniversary of RVF
  • Communicate with parents/guardians through periodic newsletter

The Approach 

  • Attentive, empathetic leadership: You have enthusiasm for engaging with and supporting people, especially teens. You listen closely to understand needs or concerns and takes steps based on that input. You get back to people in a timely manner. You take pride in providing clear, helpful information.
  • Manages multiple demands and priorities without sacrificing quality: You have, or can create, systems for keeping tasks from slipping through the cracks.
  • Flexibility: You are ready to take advantage of unexpected opportunities; you adapt quickly as things change.
  • Editorial (& Teaching Activist) eye: You excel at editing for content, accuracy, and nuance, as well as seeing editing as a place of learning about writing and social justice for the fellows.
  • Commitment to social justice & racial equity: You recognize the role of race, gender, and other identities in shaping identities and experiences; you are driven to improve conditions and proactively learn about race, equity, and identity.

Required Skills and Experience  

  • 2-3 years of relevant professional experience, or equivalent coursework/life experience
  • Knowledge of gender/women’s studies, Jewish studies, history, and/or education
  • Experience with group facilitation and education
  • Experience with and passion for working with teens
  • Excellent writing skills and editing experience
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and competing priorities with equanimity
  • Commitment to mission of the Jewish Women's Archive
  • Positive attitude and sense of humor
  • Position requires some evening and occasional weekend work hours

The salary for this position is $50,000-$55,000, commensurate with experience. This full-time position is eligible for a generous benefits package, including health and dental insurance, life insurance, long-term and short-term disability, paid parental leave, 403(b) contribution, FSA, and QTA. JWA also offers Professional Development benefits. 

The office is located in Newton, MA, with free on-site parking and access to public transportation. Strong preference for Boston-based applicants. JWA is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews, LGBTQ people, and disabled people are strongly encouraged to apply. 

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to by March 26, 2023.