APPLICATION PROCESS: (applies to all positions)

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@mazon.org. No phone calls, please.

MAZON is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from a diverse pool of candidates.

 

POSITION AVAILABLE: Community Outreach Associate

Position Overview:

As A Jewish Response to Hunger, MAZON’s visibility in, and collaboration with both the Jewish community and the anti-hunger community is the essential foundation on which all its programs and activities are built. That outreach serves a number of vital purposes for MAZON, including: fundraising, advocacy, and education.

Based in Washington, DC, the Community Outreach Associate will help to implement the organization’s priorities on the East Coast of the US. The associate will build on existing relationships on the East Coast of the US and work in close collaboration with staff at the Los Angeles headquarters and be supervised by the Director of Government Affairs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and sustain relationships with key congregational leaders in local synagogues
  • Support MAZON’s fundraising efforts and priorities with local synagogues
  • Identify and secure opportunities to speak at local Jewish community events, anti-hunger events and at synagogues
  • Promote and implement MAZON’s youth engagement efforts and priorities
  • Recruit and support synagogues in targeted states to engage in MAZON’s advocacy strategy and campaigns
  • Network with local MAZON grantees and other anti-hunger advocates
  • Attend coalition and partnership meetings as requested and provide support for MAZON’s role as chair of the National Anti-Hunger Organizations group
  • Respond to all requests for assistance, support, speakers, materials, etc. from local synagogues
  • Assist in development and implementation of communications and fundraising materials targeted at synagogues
  • Assist Director of Government Affairs with outreach to Congressional and Administration offices and with program planning and logistics
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Some nights, weekends and travel are required

Qualifications:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in anti-hunger, social justice and/or public policy work is highly desirable
  • 3 to 5 years of familiarity with the Jewish community, particularly synagogues
  • Ability to comfortably interact with diverse audiences including nonprofit and community groups
  • Experience in public speaking
  • Experience in fundraising
  • Excellent written and verbal communication as well as analytical, critical thinking skills and interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently, support team members, take initiative, and develop program areas
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize assignments effectively, meet multiple and competing demands, and follow projects through to completion
  • Experience with Salesforce is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated ability with Microsoft Office and aptitude for learning new database programs
  • Familiarity with the nonprofit and philanthropic communities

 

POSITION AVAILABLE: Youth Outreach Coordinator

Position Overview:

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger seeks an industrious Youth Outreach Coordinator to support and advance the organization’s priorities for engaging young people (under 25) in its education, advocacy and fundraising efforts. The Youth Outreach Coordinator’s primary role will be to help create and implement programs and strategies that raise awareness about the organization, the issue of hunger, and the importance of advocacy among students from preschool to grad school. The organization’s youth programs are directed at a wide range of audiences, including but not limited to religious & day school programs, summer camps, college students, youth groups, and other community based organizations. The Youth Outreach Coordinator will also create supporting materials for this programming and provide technical assistance to participating programs and the youth participating in them. This position reports to the Director of Outreach and Communications.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate existing programs for religious & day school programs, summer camps, college students, youth groups (USY, NFTY, BBYO etc.), and other community based organizations
  • Build and maintain strong relationships to promote and grow MAZON’s youth outreach programs
  • Collaborate with colleagues within the organization to ensure that youth programming is fully integrated with MAZON’s other programmatic work
  • Lead MAZON Hunger Fellowship; recruit qualified college students; build and maintain rapport with Hillel and/or university staff; create and execute annual program calendar; identify and prep program speakers
  • Maintain and advance MAZON’s Camp Program; run the program each summer; train MAZON Hunger Fellows or others to lead the program
  • Promote and maintain MAZON’s B’nai Mitzvah program; serve as ongoing liaison between student/family and MAZON
  • Identify emerging opportunities for MAZON to engage young people; assist in development and implementation of new programs
  • Represent MAZON at youth group conventions, professional conferences and Jewish and/or hunger-related events
  • Assist in designing materials that support youth outreach initiatives
  • Help students plan and execute on-campus education, advocacy and fundraising events
  • Assist in responding to requests for assistance, support, speakers, materials, etc.
  • Provide administrative support to Director of Outreach and Communications as requested
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Some nights, weekends and travel are required

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2 – 4 years community organizing or program development experience
  • Course work and/or experience in education highly desirable
  • Confident and experienced public speaker
  • Deep knowledge of Judaism and experience working within the Jewish community
  • Demonstrated ability with Microsoft Office programs required
  • Experience with Salesforce and Adobe Creative Suite a plus