Fellowship Director

The Fellowship Director runs all aspects of Urban Adamah’s young adult residential fellowship (summer and fall) and other adult immersion programs TBD.

Application Deadline: Friday, October 13th or until the position is filled.
Start Date: Late Spring, 2018.

The full job description below is also available for download here.

Fellowship Responsibilities (70% time):

The Urban Adamah Fellowship is a three-month residential leadership program for young adults that integrates Jewish living and learning with leadership training, sustainable agriculture, social justice training and community building. Learn more about the fellowship here.

Curriculum & Scheduling: Develops and refines fellowship curriculum with the Executive Director and the Farm Manager. Works with other Urban Adamah staff and coordinates with guest faculty to deliver a high quality educational experience for the Fellows that meets organizational and program goals. Creates and manages the weekly fellowship schedule.

Fellow Support: Serves as primary staff liaison for the fellows throughout the fellowship season; Facilitates all community listening circles, leads Avodat Lev (morning service) approximately once/week, conducts 1-on-1 check-ins. Facilitates orientation and closing program sessions for each fellowship. Enforces attendance policy and other community guidelines whenever necessary.

Fellowship Communications: Manages all Fellowship communications and data in Salesforce in advance of arrival and throughout the fellowship, keeps track of application and enrollment status, and payments as they are received.

Fellowship Recruitment:  Develops and manages implementation of a comprehensive recruitment process to ensure full fellowship classes each season, including general marketing, personal outreach and possibly some travel. Conducts interviews with promising applicants and selects participants. Works with marketing and communications staff to ensure the fellowship section of the website is up-to-date and accurate.

Relationship Building: Builds and maintains relationships with local food access and urban gardening organizations where fellows intern weekly. Oversees fellow placement at partner organizations and ensures they receive adequate supervision.  Attends internship presentation nights each fellowship season and coordinates the internship selection process.

Evaluation: Designs, facilitates and processes fellows’ program evaluations before, during, and after the fellowship, and provides appropriate follow-up. Evaluates fellows’ internship placements and follows up appropriately. Processes evaluation data with staff, teachers and guest lecturers as necessary.

Mentoring: Supports fellows in their professional development during and after the fellowship. Writes alumni references. Keeps spreadsheet of alumni activities and positions updated at least annually.

Teaching: Facilitates/teaches select sessions throughout the fellowship season, according to expertise, in any of the core curricular areas: Jewish learning, leadership, sustainable agriculture, mindfulness and social action.


Development and Implementation of new Adult Immersion Programs (30% time):

Urban Adamah is seeking to develop new immersion programs that provide powerful experiences for adults. This will include re-evaluating our spring fellowship and considering other types of immersion programs for adults including spring and winter break programs for college students and short-term (weekend or week-long) residential programs for adults of all ages. This individual will work with the Executive Director and other program staff to develop and deliver a new winter/spring program plan.



Schedule and Supervision: This is a full-time, 40-hour per week, position. It requires the staff member to work some evenings and during Shabbat approximately once per month. The Fellowship Manager is supervised by the Executive Director and supervises a part-time Fellowship Recruitment Assistant.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Compensation also includes health care coverage and paid vacation, as described in Urban Adamah’s personnel code.

Requirements: We are looking for someone who is in personal alignment with the mission, values and heart/mind/body/spirit approach of Urban Adamah. The individual should have strong and proven facilitation, teaching, administrative, community building and management skills as well as a strong personal connection to one or more of the fellowship’s core curricular areas of Jewish tradition, sustainable agriculture, mindfulness and social action. Candidates must have direct experience participating in, and ideally leading, intensive group programs for young adults and nurturing individual growth in a group setting. The individual should be detail oriented, able to manage multiple aspects of a project or program at once, skilled in serving as a coach and mentor to young adults and skilled in Microsoft Office.

Application submittal includes: cover letter, resume with three professional references, and responses to three short questions.


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