Senior Manager, Continuing Engagement, RootOne
RootOne at The Jewish Education Project
New York, NY
Your Opportunity for Impact
RootOne is an innovative, rapidly growing initiative entering its third year that maximizes the number of North American teens participating in immersive Israel travel experiences and maximizes the impact that those experiences have on the teens themselves. RootOne does so by reducing the cost of participation for teens and by elevating and diversifying Israel experiences to make them more accessible and more impactful to a wider audience of Jewish teens.
We know that intentionally designed and well-facilitated immersive experiences in Israel have the capacity to strengthen both Jewish identity and connectedness to Israel among participating Jewish teens. Immersive Israel experiences provide a framework that allows Jewish teens to explore many of the issues that matter most to them as adolescents and as young Jews. Research shows that outside of Jewish day school (which only a small percentage of Jewish teens in North America attend), there is no greater impact on a young person’s Jewish identity formation than an Israel trip with their peers.
At a time when Jewish voices on campus need to be heard more than ever, teen Israel experiences are proven to increase the connections of young Jews to their fellow Jews and to greatly enhance their connection to Israel. At scale, this experience can radically transform the trajectory of North American Jewry. Learn more at www.rootone.org and www.jewishedproject.org.
RootOne seeks a full-time Senior Manager, Continuing Engagement to build and implement a robust and ground-breaking post-trip strategy to engage teens in ongoing, relevant, and meaningful Israel-based and Jewish experiences upon their return from Israel until college.
This position will focus on what is most important to RootOne returning participants, align those priorities with RootOne’s vision and mission, and implement a post trip engagement plan that effectively:
• Empowers RootOne-affiliated youth serving organizations (youth movements, camps and JCCs) to maintain meaningful connections with their Israel trip alumni;
• Curates and delivers relevant existing opportunities to alumni;
• Creates and launches high-profile national initiatives for ongoing alumni engagement in meaningful Jewish and Israel-based experiences;
• Provides opportunities that increase the potential for RootOne alumni to be involved in Jewish life and Israel-based activities once they arrive on campus.
Reporting to the Education Team Lead, and in partnership with the Director of Israel Partnerships, the successful candidate will assist in ongoing projects and demonstrate flexibility as the work evolves. This is an ideal position for someone interested in continuing their career in education administration, community organizing, and/or teen engagement. Candidates with diverse racial, cultural, and educational backgrounds and experiences are urged to apply.
• Craft and execute a high-level strategy to engage teens in meaningful Jewish and Israel-based experiences upon their return from Israel until the start of their college career.
• Working across RootOne teams:
o determine performance/reporting requirements and measurables for granting ongoing engagement funds;
o create, implement, and manage participation tracking for RootOne partners;
o ensure that opportunities prior to Israel trips and during trips connect strategically to teen participation in after their return from Israel;
o measure the impact of the continuing engagement efforts.
• Manage relationships with RootOne’s post-trip content providers.
• Create a menu of opportunities for RootOne alumni: virtual, in-person, short-term, and long-term, that appeal to teens and their needs, wants, and interests.
• Partner closely with the research and evaluation team in order to.
• Hold relationships with like-minded organizations providing Israel engagement and Jewish experiences for Rootone alumni in college to create opportunities that help advance the deepening of participants’ relationships with Israel and the Jewish people.
Who You Are
• Minimum 8 years of relevant field experience required.
• Strong background in experiential Jewish and/or Israel education and teen engagement.
• An understanding of the North American Jewish community and Israel-based experiential education landscape and resources.
• An understanding of teens and their experiences, educational outlooks, identities, unique perspectives and needs in order to best serve this population.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work collaboratively and manage projects within the context of a highly professional educational team.
• Customer-focused, detail oriented, with the ability to work proactively with start-up culture.
• Strong organizational and administrative skills.
• Proficiency in implementing virtual and live events.
• Ability to push and inspire others to think beyond the traditional educational landscape in creative and innovative ways.
• Entrepreneurial self-starter with competency in leading in fluid environments, taking risks and experimenting.
• Ability to develop and cultivate trusted relationships.
• Strong working knowledge of Hebrew preferred.
• Master's Degree in a related field a plus.
What We Offer
• Salary in the range of $90,000-$110,000 depending upon experience.
• Three weeks paid time off in year 1; increasing incrementally on a set schedule
• Comprehensive health insurance; paid family leave and commuter benefits.
• 401k plan
• Early close on Fridays for Shabbat (Sabbath) and closed for most Jewish holidays
• Shortened summer hours
• A positive work environment with exposure to great learning opportunities and the chance to work with some of the top professionals in the field of Jewish Education
How to Apply
• Please submit a resume and cover letter to careers@JewishEdProject.org. Please include the job title in the email subject line.
• The Jewish Education Project is an equal opportunity employer.
Where You Will Work:
Hybrid work environment with Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 520 Eighth Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10018 – Mondays and Fridays work from home.
The Jewish Education Project aims to select, place, and train the best qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude, and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all our employees in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected class. We encourage and support diversity and tolerance in our workplace.