Managing Director

Jewish Voice for Peace

  • Team: Executive
  • Salary: $92,000 - $105,000 with a robust benefits package
  • Location: Remote, US only
  • Closing: 9:42am, 3rd Dec 2021 EST

Job Description

Job Description

Reporting to the Executive Director, and managing most of our director-level staff, this position will hold the big picture of internal JVP and JVPA workflow. The Managing Director will play an essential role in organizational leadership -- ensuring effective departmental and organizational planning and evaluation, facilitating internal coordination, and supporting and building staff teams in a culture committed to liberation, learning and results.  

Reports to: Executive Director 

About us

As the JVP family of organizations, we are growing, developing and mobilizing a powerful grassroots, multiracial base of Jews toward a future of Judaism beyond Zionism, Palestinian freedom and the end of Israeli apartheid and occupation.

About you

The ideal candidate will bring a passion for distilling ideas into concrete projects, mapping projects into plans, and systematizing tools and processes to make things efficient and manageable. They should bring a balance of detail-orientation, process-nerdiness, and deep strategy skills, all with an understanding that people and relationships are the key to good work and good teams. The Managing Director will be creating cohesion and integration among their peers as well as the people they lead. Genuine and thoughtful, they will hear people’s concerns, find common ground to build a foundation of trust, and inspire engagement in our collective vision of justice, equality and dignity for all people of Palestine/Israel. 

About the role

Highest-level management and supervision

  • Supervise director level staff, and provide cohesive information and process management across core departments.

  • Provide insight to Executive Director, who is responsible for working with directors to set overall strategy and priorities 

Leading Organization-wide Planning, Evaluation, and transparent decision-making: 

  • Facilitate proposal-based decision-making process with staff.

  • Work with directors to ensure each department has detailed work-plans.

  • Create internal processes that improve time, learning loops, communications, clarity, and progress towards goals. 

  • Develop and run planning, tracking, and reporting processes. 

  • Maintain decision log and decision making matrix.

Supporting Healthy Organizational Culture and Putting Core Values into Action: 

  • Work with and support the Racial Justice Transformation team.

  • Lead work-planning and evaluation for full-organization.

  • Develop practices and processes that embed our core values within our work, policies, and the working environment. 

Facilitating Internal Coordination: 

  • Responsible for the staff’s collective understanding of joint goals and workflow

  • Ensure that cross-departmental teams have needed leadership and structure

  • Implement input and feedback systems for staff.

Running Staff-wide calendar, process, workflow: 

  • Develop the rhythm, format and agendas for small group and full staff meetings/retreats/gatherings. 

  • Clarify and enable adoption of standard organizing and document/information systems. 

  • Set up regular use of planning tools.

  • Select/adapt, produce, and organize templates that can be used across projects.

Other duties as assigned 

Application: 

In our commitment to inclusive hiring of the best candidates, we use the Be Applied hiring system to process applications. The Be Applied system reduces the opportunity for unconscious bias in allowing for anonymised reviews of responses to work sample questions. This means we assess candidates on how well they strategise and communicate on relevant work. When you click on the link you will be taken to an external site to start your application. You will be required to upload a CV or resume and will be asked several questions that will be related to the role you are applying for. There is no requirement to submit a cover letter.

JVP values diversity and inclusion and the benefits this brings. We aim to appoint the most suitable candidate at all times and welcome applications from people from all different backgrounds. People of color, Sephardi and/or Mizrahi applicants, people with disabilities, and transgender or gender non-conforming applicants strongly encouraged to apply.

Jewish Voice for Peace opposes anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry and oppression. JVP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

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