MAZON is currently recruiting for two positions:
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MAZON Advocacy Project (MAP) is a strategic initiative that engages and trains synagogue partners and transforms them into effective advocates to advance the interests and dignity of those struggling with food insecurity. MAP provides synagogues with the opportunity to move beyond “food drives” and to take collective actions around achievable hunger solutions. Through actions, congregations also learn first-hand the systemic challenges and competing interests that have enabled hunger to persist on a broad scale.
Supported by MAZON’s National Synagogue Organizer, each MAP is built around:
- Leadership team made up of members of the local synagogues
- Issues that are actionable and winnable with broad local impact
- Training and mentoring in transferable advocacy and organizing skills
- Commitment to maximize the unique role and contribution of congregations
Since 2012, MAZON has launched MAP efforts that have engaged over 30 synagogues in 8 states to respond to critical and urgent issues.
Duties and Responsibilities
MAZON believes that organizing should be a vocation and not merely a temporary job.
- The primary role of the organizer will be to build networks of synagogues, organizations and coalition partners necessary for MAP’s success. Through individual meetings, congregation teams, research and advocacy actions, they will identify MAP leaders, activate local congregations, cultivate partnerships, develop issue expertise and design effective advocacy actions to be executed by MAP congregations and members.
- The organizer will be responsible for specific states or regions and may be assigned to assist in other MAPs and synagogue-based initiatives. He/she will serve as liaison with our partners and allies in the field, representing MAZON’s interests and strategies.
- The Organizer will report to the National Synagogue Organizer.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelors degree or equivalent.
- At least two years of professional work experience.
- Experience in community organizing, social justice, public policy.
- Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills.
- Excellent critical thinking skills, including the ability to think strategically and flexibly; identify policy change opportunities; and assess an organization’s leadership, track record and advocacy capacity.
- Strong relationship-building skills and the ability to partner effectively with leaders from peer organizations.
- Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organization to achieve integrated strategies that support MAZON’s mission.
- Ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders.
- Deep knowledge of Judaism and experience working within the Jewish community.
- Experience and comfort working with synagogues, Jewish organizations and nonprofits.
- Candidates must be willing to travel throughout the US up to 15% of the time and be able to work evenings and weekends.
- MAC and MS Office proficiency and database experience required. Salesforce experience a plus.
How to apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. No phone calls, please.