Apply for the Twersky Education Fellowship

Natalia Twersky Education Fellowship at the Jewish Women’s Archive

The JWA Natalia Twersky Education Fellowship is named for Natalia Twersky, a champion of Jewish education and the mother of JWA's founding executive director Gail Twersky Reimer. The Twersky Fellow is responsible for bringing JWA’s educational 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 will be an experienced educator with a strong network, as well as a passion for, and experience in, integrating Jewish women’s and gender-expansive people’s stories and voices into their teaching through creative use of primary sources.  

The Twersky Fellowship will run from September 2024 through June 2025, with the possibility of renewing for a second year (as decided upon mutually). The Fellow will work an average of 5 hours per week and will receive a stipend of $6,000/year. North America-based applicants will be considered, and this is a remote position. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Represent JWA in the Jewish educational sphere and help expand our reach 
  • Serve as a liaison between JWA and its educator audience 
  • Find creative ways to tailor JWA materials for use in educational settings  
  • Facilitate 1-2 trainings/workshops online and/or in person 
  • Support promotion and marketing of educational content (through emails, social media, partner organizations, etc.)  
  • Opportunity to create and pilot content 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 the 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  

Benefits 

  • $6,000 stipend 
  • Increased visibility for your work on a national scale  
  • Experience at and insight into a nationally recognized educational non-profit 
  • Opportunities for networking and collaborating with educators and other professionals in the JWA community
  • Enhanced expertise in practice of Jewish feminist education  

Application Process 

To apply for this position, please submit your current résumé and a cover letter to JWA’s job application page by May 15, 2024.  

Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis and invited to submit additional materials, which may include samples of student work, lesson plans, worksheets, writing samples, etc., in addition to a virtual interview. 

JWA is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Apply for the Twersky Education Fellowship." (Viewed on April 17, 2024) <http://jwa.org/twersky/apply>.