Employment Opportunities

MAZON is currently recruiting for three positions:
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ORGANIZER

Position Overview

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.

Qualifications

  • 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 hr@mazon.org. No phone calls, please.

MARKETING MANAGER

Position Overview

MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger seeks an industrious Marketing Manager to support and advance the organization’s priorities for engaging external audiences in our anti-hunger advocacy work. The Marketing Manager’s primary role will be to help the Director of Outreach & Communications conceive and execute strategies and tactics that effectively reflect our mission and yield increased support for MAZON. He/she will report to the Director of Outreach and Communications.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support Director of Outreach and Communications on marketing and public relations activities (traditional, digital and social) to help build awareness of and affinity for MAZON.
  • Monitor and remain current on anti-hunger trends, public policies, and political, social or cultural developments that may present unique opportunities to raise MAZON’s profile.
  • Actively seek ways to collaborate with colleagues across the organization to support MAZON’s programmatic work.
  • Write, design and maintain brochures, handouts, flyers, posters, ads and other marketing collateral.
  • Work with Development department to write and design direct mail solicitation letters, donor cultivation pieces and other fundraising materials.
  • Represent MAZON at Jewish and/or hunger-related events.
  • Some nights, weekends and travel are required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Masters degree a plus.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in marketing, marketing communications and/or PR.
  • Excellent English written, verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Understanding of Judaism and experience working within the Jewish community.
  • Experience working in a nonprofit focused on social justice issues highly desired. Anti-hunger experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) required. Experience with Salesforce a plus.

How to apply

Please send cover letter, writing sample(s), design sample(s) and resume with salary history to hr@mazon.orgNo phone calls, please.

LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT

Position Overview

MAZON’s office in Washington, D.C. coordinates the organization’s advocacy work at the federal level by direct engagement with Congressional and Administration offices and by leveraging relationships with policymakers maintained by grantee and synagogue partners. The Legislative Assistant will provide general office support to MAZON’s Washington staff with specific responsibilities designed to support the organization’s federal advocacy work. The ideal candidate will have excellent attention to detail, be a self-starter and team player. He/she should be able to anticipate challenges as well as provide suggestions for improvement. This position reports to the Director of Government Affairs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interact with Congressional Offices and provide legislative research as needed, such as bill tracking, committee lists, vote counts, voting records, and staff contacts.
  • Maintain and update relevant content for Salesforce database and website, including contact profiles, meeting notes, Congressional office information, issue briefs, and action alerts.
  • Maintain and organize all files for testimony, correspondence, sign-on letters, and action alerts.
  • Coordinate design, distribution, tracking, and evaluation of action alerts and advocacy related mass communications.
  • Handle all requests for advocacy materials, assemble packets for advocacy meetings, and prepare lobby visit reporting forms for Salesforce.
  • Take meeting minutes and facilitate communications for Government Affairs and Public Policy Committee and assist with logistical details for MAZON board meeting in Washington.
  • Provide general office support. Receive visitors, answer office phones, and order office supplies.
  • Schedule meetings and maintain various organizational calendars, records, files, and meeting communications.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree; one to three years support experience, preferably at a nonprofit organization. Anti-hunger experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of advocacy process and government relations desired.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Must have excellent time management and organizational skills; ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organization to achieve integrated strategies that support MAZON’s mission.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite, and databases required. Salesforce experience a plus.

How to apply

Please send cover letter and resume  to hr@mazon.org. This position is located in Washington, DC. No phone calls, please.