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Career and Volunteer Opportunities

Position: Director of Programs and Education

Reports to: Executive Director

Supervises: Program Manager, occasional interns

Position Summary:

The Director of Programs and Education leads the creation, implementation, and evaluation of JWA’s online and face-to-face programs and projects, including professional development programs and resources for Jewish educators, public programs, and selected new projects. S/he builds relationships with potential organizational partners, thought leaders, and community members. S/he generates strategy and plans for new programming, seeks out opportunities to expand JWA’s network, and excites others about JWA’s mission.


  • Provide strategic vision and direction for JWA’s programs and education work
  • Create and implement JWA programs in collaboration with program and web content staff
  • Develop new audiences and build collaborative relationships with partners to expand reach and amplify impact of JWA’s programs
  • Manage foundation relationships, research grants, and prepare grant narratives, budgets, and reports in concert with Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
  • Plan and oversee the marketing, implementation, and evaluation of programs
  • Teach workshops, give presentations, and serve as the public face of JWA’s Program Department; represent JWA at relevant professional and community meetings and conferences


  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in education and/or non-profit administration with at least 3 years in a management role
  • Demonstrated expertise as educator, presenter, and facilitator
  • Impeccable interpersonal skills and experience in establishing and cultivating strong relationships with colleagues, organizational partners, donors, and board members.
  • Grant-writing experience
  • Strong commitment to and passion for JWA’s mission
  • Strong project management skills and a willingness to lead
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Positive outlook and sense of humor
  • Ability to handle a large volume of work, prioritize, and multi-task
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Knowledge of and experience in the organized Jewish community a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; advanced degree is a plus.


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.

Position: Program Manager

Reports to: Director of Programs and Education

Position Summary: The Program Manager implements JWA’s online and face-to-face programs, including professional development programs and resources for educators, the Rising Voices Fellowship, and public programs. S/he helps to increase the impact of and expand audience for JWA programs.


  • Work closely with Director of Programs and Education to plan, implement, and evaluate programs and maintain data on program participants
  • Manage educational programs (for educators and for general audience) including: creating program plans and associated resources, developing and executing recruitment and registration processes, following up with participants, evaluating program effectiveness, and reporting on outcomes
  • Working with Director of Marketing and Communications, to create content for and manage production of all communications and outreach with educators through mass-email and social media
  • Serve as facilitator for the Rising Voices Fellowship, a blogging fellowship for teen girls; edit Fellows’ blog posts; and (in partnership with co-director at Prozdor) plan and facilitate 3 retreats/year and monthly online programs for the Rising Voices Fellows
  • Work closely with consultants and supervisor to develop, pilot, and revise new educational resources for
  • Maintain existing educational content on to ensure its functionality and alignment with JWA’s style and content guidelines; post new educational content to in collaboration with the Web Developer
  • Respond to education-related inquiries that come in by phone or web form


  • 2 or more years experience in teaching grades 5-12 and/or adults OR in non-profit/educational administration
  • Commitment to and passion for the mission of the Jewish Women’s Archive
  • Experience with mentorship and leadership development of teens
  • Familiarity with Jewish educational settings and commitment to Jewish education
  • Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and social media platforms. Experience with or ability to learn mass email clients (e.g. Blue State Digital, Constant Contact, etc.), Adobe Design Suite, Final Cut video editing software, and Drupal
  • Positive outlook, sense of humor, and ability to work well as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build strategic relationships
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, and juggle multiple projects and competing priorities with equanimity
  • Bachelor’s Degree in History, Women’s Studies, Jewish Studies, Education, or a related field preferred
  • Experience teaching online or leading webinars a plus


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.


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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