Hazon is the largest faith-based environmental organization in the U.S. and is building a movement that strengthens Jewish life and contributes to a more environmentally sustainable world for all. As the Jewish lab for sustainability, Hazon effects change through immersive experiences and inspires individuals and communities to make specific commitments to change with a particular focus on food systems. We are based in New York City, the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, CT, and Detroit, MI.
Hazon is seeking to catalyze the Jewish community over the next decade, so that to walk into any Jewish institution is necessarily to step into a community committed to addressing the climate crisis while striving to create a healthier, more sustainable and more equitable world for all. We are seeking a Public Education Manager to play a key role in driving this work - overseeing and directing the development of public education programs including one-off and recurring events and publications within the scope of a larger programs team.
We want to use from now until fall ‘21 to animate Jewish leaders to think seriously about the coming Shmita year (which starts in Sept ‘21) and the UN’s COP 26 Conference ( in Nov ‘21); we want to use those two events, and the shmita year itself, to challenge and support Jewish institutions to develop serious integrated 7-year commitments to addressing the climate crisis.
Hazon’s national office is in New York City; this full time position could be based in the NYC office or remote. This role would require daily communication and coordination with staff based in all locations. A remote employee would be expected to travel to NYC every 4-6 weeks as needed for in person touch-points. Periodic travel will also be required for program responsibilities. The Public Education Manager will report to the Director of National Programs and will work closely with Hazon’s CEO and with a wide range of staffers, lay leaders and external stakeholders.
-Oversight, direction and management of Public Education programs and thought leadership in conjunction with National Programs Director including:
-A 24 month Shmita Project program arch with speaking series, online content, and events.
-Revision and publication of existing Hazon resources - online and print, including bringing online a new Journal of art and thought leadership for the intersection of Jewish life and the environment.
-Planning and executing conferences and retreats quarterly with the help of external consultants as needed including:
-JOFEE Network Gathering.
-Tu b’shvat convenings.
-#SoundTheCall with Earth Day Network.
-Creating and sustaining significant external relationships to push forward work in the broader Jewish community around Day School, Federation, and large national organization integration.
-Overseeing ongoing management of Brit Hazon program administration.
-You should have 5-7 years of professional experience.
-Possess the ability to drive projects independently, be team oriented, and extremely articulate (written and spoken).
-Developing and maintaining strong personal relationships with internal and external stakeholders is a must.
You will thrive at Hazon if you enjoy a fast-paced work environment, are flexible, mission-aligned, and willing to work across disciplines to achieve vision-based goals. We welcome applicants from a wide range of backgrounds, but you must have the ability to navigate a wide variety of perspectives within the Jewish community.