Director of Programs
Location: Remote Preference for Greater NYC or Greater San Francisco Areas
About Us: A Wider Bridge (AWB) builds meaningful engagement between Israeli and North American LGBTQ communities. Through education, programming, missions, advocacy, relationship building and grantmaking, AWB works to combat antisemitism and advance LGBTQ inclusion in Israel society. We provide LGBTQ leaders, influencers, and allies – both Jews and non-Jews – with opportunities to connect with Israel’s vibrant LGBTQ communities and the democratic Jewish State.
Position Overview: Reporting to the Executive Director, this position is responsible for working with leadership to develop and implement dynamic programs and missions for diverse audiences across North America. In addition to driving the program planning process, will plan and execute missions to Israel, develop virtual and local cultural programs at the nexus of LGBTQ, Jewish and Israel cultures and collaborate with development and community outreach staff.
Key Responsibilities: Missions to Israel Coordinate recruitment, logistics, and execution of missions to and from Israel for influential LGBTQ and allied leaders. (Approximately 2-3/year) Develop and adhere to trip budgets, processing any cost overruns with Executive Director. Ensure registration, ticketing, communication with participants, and qualitative surveys are completed accurately and timely. Virtual Program Content Design, develop and execute ongoing programming at the nexus of LGBTQ, Jewish and Israel culture, targeted to AWB’s national and international audiences. (e.g., Holocaust Remembrance, Trans Day of Remembrance, film, book & cooking series)
Develop and cultivate partnerships with complementary organizations in the LGBTQ, pro-Israel, and Jewish communities. Represent AWB in the LGBTQ, Jewish and wider communities through speaking engagements, trainings, panel discussions, and community events. Partner with the mobilization staff to grow an audience engaged in activism.
Develop local programming in targeted communities on topics relevant to the AWB mission and communities (e.g., speakers, panel discussions, roundtables) Collaborate to convene Metro Councils in targeted cities, including New York and San Francisco, to foster local engagement with AWB. Coordinate contingents for participation in Israel Day and Pride events.
Coordinate and implement periodic summits for AWB alumni. Provide logistical support to the Director of Mobilization for a biennial fly-in for alumni featuring educational, networking, and social elements. Collaborate with the Director of Mobilizations on strategies for engaging alumni on an ongoing basis. Development Collaborate with Director of Development to support program and logistics for fundraising events.
Minimum of 5 years of relevant program experience, including involvement in the LGBTQ, Jewish and/or pro-Israel fields
Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in program development Proven ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, collaborative, and high-growth environment
Excellent public speaking and written communications skills Ability to travel (approximately 20%) to various US based locations as well as Israel & elsewhere
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekend hours to attend relevant events/programs
Location: this is a home-based position (with a preference for either Greater NYC or Greater San Francisco areas)
Salary Range: $90K to $110K; commensurate with experience Benefits offered: medical, dental, vision, life, short-term disability, 3 weeks paid vacation, sick leave, national & Jewish holidays.
To apply: click here to submit your cover letter, resume and salary expectations. AWB is working with an external consultant to manage this search. For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org AWB is an equal opportunity employer committed to understanding and valuing each other’s perspectives and creating an inclusive, supportive culture. We value a diverse workplace and strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of underrepresented groups to apply. Recruitment, hiring, promotions and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment shall be maintained in a manner which does not discriminate based on age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or military status, or in violation of any applicable Federal, state, or local laws. AWB will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation to support the interview process, please contact our search partner listed above.
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