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Apply for the Twersky Education Fellowship

The Twersky Fellow is responsible for bringing JWA’s education resources to a broad audience, establishing and stewarding new educational partnerships, and assuring alignment between JWA’s educational work and its other programming. The ideal candidate is an experienced educator with a passion for, and experience in, integrating Jewish women’s stories and voices into their teaching through the creative use of primary sources.

The Twersky Fellowship is a year-long opportunity that begins in the fall. The Fellow is expected to work an average of 3-6 hours of work per week and is offered a $5,000 stipend. This can be a remote or in-person position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure JWA reaches a broad audience with its educational materials
  • Find creative ways to incorporate educational materials and perspectives into JWA’s work beyond “educator-specific programming” (e.g., writing blog posts, contributing to e-newsletter)
  • Facilitate 2-3 trainings/workshops online and in person
  • Support promotion and marketing of educational content (online and in journals, etc.)
  • Opportunity to create and pilot curricula related to research/teaching interests

Experience & Qualifications

  • Experienced educator with proven track record of success engaging students and creatively using primary sources
  • Eligible candidates may include (but are not limited to): day school teachers, public school teachers, synagogue school teachers, youth group educators, camp educators, rabbis, rabbinical students, retired educators
  • Nuanced understanding of, and passion for, intersection of history, Judaism, feminism, and social justice
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively; manage multiple projects simultaneously; and meet established deadlines
  • Excellent computer skills
  • JWA welcomes diverse candidates, including people of color, LGBTQ, and disabled people

Benefits

  • Gain increased visibility for your work on a national scale
  • Gain experience and insight into a nationally recognized educational non-profit
  • Opportunities for networking and collaborating with educators in the JWA community
  • Gain increased understanding of education through a Jewish feminist lens
  • $5,000 stipend

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please include the following on JWA’s job application page:

  • Current résumé
  • Cover letter with at least two professional references
  • Portfolio including at least two of the following: Samples of student work, sample lesson plans, worksheet, writing sample

How to cite this page

Jewish Women's Archive. "Apply for the Twersky Education Fellowship." (Viewed on May 28, 2020) <https://jwa.org/twersky/apply>.

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