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Career and Volunteer Opportunities

Office Manager/Executive Assistant

Reports to: Executive Director

Put yourself at the intersection of history, social change, feminism, and Judaism. Help a non-profit grow while strengthening women’s voices and impact.

JWA is a national non-profit devoted to making known the stories and achievements of Jewish women in North America and beyond. Founded in 1995 as one of the first organizations in the Jewish community to leverage the opportunities of the Internet, JWA has redefined the “archive” for the 21st century, promoting access, education, and stimulating programs and conversation for users all over the world. JWA is committed to enriching the way we understand and draw on the past and to ensuring a more inclusive future. This is an exciting moment to join JWA: with a recently relaunched website and a new Executive Director, we are building a fresh vision for JWA’s growth. 

Position Summary

The Office Manager/Administrative Assistant is a vital member of the JWA team who provides administrative support for JWA staff and Board, and ensures that timely information about JWA is captured and shared with various audiences, both internal and external. This position requires a well-organized individual with excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team, to juggle multiple tasks, and to take initiative.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Office Management: Provide support services to JWA staff and Board, including scheduling meetings, producing minutes; maintaining office equipment and supplies; and ensuring smooth, cost-efficient operation of the organization.
  • External Relations: Respond to all external inquiries by email and phone. Update databases with new information. Help plan and organize events and conferences. Plan Board meetings three times a year.
  • Support to the Directors: Assist with preparation of proposals, reports, meetings, and presentations. Schedule, organize logistics, and distribute material for Board and committee meetings. Compile meeting minutes for Executive Director’s and Board Chair’s review/editing. Track grant applications and reports. Make travel arrangements and schedule appointments for Executive Director as necessary.

Required Skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work under tight deadlines
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office suite; ability to learn database and email platforms; willingness to perform data entry and Internet research. Photo and video editing skills a plus
  • Knowledge of office methods and procedures, equipment and filing systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service. Ability to work as a member of a team with other staff members and to be courteous and professional in person, e-mail communication, and on the phone with all those in contact with JWA
  • Strong commitment to and passion for JWA’s mission
  • Positive outlook and sense of humor
  • Bachelor’s degree


JWA offers a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as a collaborative, creative, and fun work environment. The office is located in Brookline, MA, a vibrant area of shops and restaurants, convenient to public transportation.

Please apply online.

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A day in the life of the Jewish Women's Archive finds smart people working together creatively and strategically to promote Jewish women's stories and voices to a wide audience; to make connections between the past and present in order to inform the future; and to provide young women with strong, accessible role models. We seek creative thinkers who care about history, feminism, Jewish identity, and activism, and are committed to putting their ideas and passions to work for a vibrant organization with a strong mission.

Browse through to explore the largest online repository of information on Jewish women in the world. In addition to compiling and making this rich collection of material accessible, JWA also convenes lively conversation and engages people of all backgrounds through its Book Club, widely-read blog, strong social media presence, public programs, and more.

JWA has a small and diverse staff and is headquartered in a pleasant Brookline neighborhood with easy access to public transportation and affordable parking. Our office atmosphere is lively, friendly, and collegial. Join us!

The Jewish Women's Archive is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Open Internship Positions

Social Media Intern

JWA seeks a creative, independent, and visual self-starter who loves pop culture, current events, and history, particularly as these topics relate to Jewish women.

In this position, you will work with the Director of Engagement and Social Media to help:

  • Build JWA's presence on Twitter and Pinterest
  • Edit and publish blog pieces
  • Work on photoshop-based projects
  • Record audio and film for JWA's blog

Depending on your level of experience, you may be given the opportunity to take the lead on projects as well.

Hours: Minimum of 20 per week, in JWA’s Brookline, MA office.

Photo Intern

JWA seeks a visual and independent person who enjoys research and searching for photographs to accompany written profiles of noteworthy Jewish women. In this position, you will work with the Web Content Editor to:

  • Help identify pictures in the public domain to enhance the section of our website
  • Tag those pictures in keeping with the JWA taxonomy
  • Post pictures onto the website

Hours: Minimum of 20 per week, in JWA’s Brookline, MA office.

All internships are unpaid. 

Please apply online.

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