YOUNG ADULT PROGRAMS & FELLOWSHIP DIRECTOR

Start Date: February 2020

This individual manages all aspects of Urban Adamah’s young adult residential fellowship (summer & fall) and other adult immersion programs.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Fellowship Responsibilities (70% time): 

The Urban Adamah Fellowship is a three-month residential leadership program for young adults that integrates Jewish living and learning with leadership training, sustainable agriculture, social justice training, and community building.

Responsibilities include:

  • Curriculum & Scheduling: Develops and refines fellowship curriculum with the Executive Director and the Farm Manager. Works with other Urban Adamah staff and coordinates with guest faculty to deliver a high quality educational experience for the Fellows that meets organizational and program goals. Creates and manages the weekly fellowship schedule. Please note that at least for 2018, the expectation is the amount of time fellows spend in each category of fellow life (sadeh, Jewish learning, internship, social justice training, etc) will be the same as it was in 2017.

  • Fellow Support: Serves as primary staff liaison for the fellows throughout the fellowship season; facilitates community listening circles, leads Avodat Lev (morning service) approximately once per week, and conducts one-on-one personal check-ins. Facilitates orientation and closing program sessions for each fellowship. Enforces attendance policy and other community guidelines whenever necessary. Supports fellows post fellowship.

  • Fellowship Communications: Manages all Fellowship communications and data in Salesforce in advance of arrival and throughout the fellowship, keeps track of application and enrollment status, and payments as they are received.

  • Fellowship Recruitment: Follows and offers input to fellowship recruitment strategy with the Creative & Marketing Manager. Responsible for some personal outreach and possible travel. Conducts interviews with promising applicants and selects participants. Works with Creative & Marketing Manager to ensure the website is up-to-date and accurate.

  • Relationship Building: Builds and maintains relationships with local food access and urban gardening organizations where fellows intern weekly. Oversees fellow placement at partner organizations and ensures they receive adequate supervision. Attends internship presentation nights each fellowship season and coordinates the internship selection process.

  • Evaluation: Designs, facilitates and processes fellows’ program evaluations before, during, and after the fellowship, and provides appropriate follow-up. Evaluates fellows’ internship placements and follows up appropriately. Processes evaluation data with staff, teachers, and guest lecturers as necessary.

  • Mentoring: Supports fellows in their professional development during and after the fellowship. Writes alumni references. Keeps spreadsheet of alumni activities and positions updated at least annually. Plays key role in the development and implementation of annual Fellow Alumni Retreat.

  • Teaching: Facilitates / teaches select sessions throughout the fellowship season, according to expertise, in any of the core curricular areas: Jewish learning, leadership, sustainable agriculture, mindfulness, and social action.

  • Documentation: Contributes to the evolution and documentation of Urban Adamah’s pedagogy in collaboration with the Director of Education, Executive Director, and/or other relevant staff as requested.

Develop & Implement New Adult Immersion Programs (30% time): 

Urban Adamah intends to develop new immersion programs that provide powerful experiences for adults. This will include re-evaluating our spring fellowship and considering other types of immersion programs. Including spring and winter break programs for college students and short-term (weekend or week-long) residential programs for adults of all ages. This individual will work with the Executive Director and other program staff to develop and deliver a new winter / spring program plan.

REQUIREMENTS

We are looking for someone who is in personal alignment with the mission, values and heart / mind / body / spirit approach of Urban Adamah. 

Physical Demands: The physical demands listed below are representative of those that must be met by an employee in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities:

  • Typing, writing, reading, hearing, and speaking
  • Use of hands and fingers to operate equipment
  • Standing and walking for several hours, as well as frequent sitting and lifting up to 50 lbs.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

This is a full-time benefited position that includes healthcare, holidays, and paid time off. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience within a salary range of $60,000 – $66,000. This is generally a 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM position, but will often include work done on weekends and evenings. Work will be required on some Jewish holidays.

SUPERVISION
This position is supervised by the Associate Executive Director.

APPLY

 Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Application Submittal Includes: Cover letter, resume, three professional references, and responses to the following short questions (max 200 words for each response).

1. Please share how you personally relate to Urban Adamah’s mission.

2. Please describe a challenging experience you had with a supervisee and how you managed it.