We’re hiring for a new Engagement Associate (more about that here!) so we interviewed some of the people who have held a similar position at Tribe 12 in the past. Then we asked what advice they have for anyone who’s thinking of applying. Below are some of the best parts of working on our team!

 

Rae Abramowitz

Rae stands at a podium and laughs at someone off camera

Rae just casually testing the mic at one of our Fellowship events.

 

What was your favorite part of running Tribe 12’s social events?

“I loved getting to know all the new fun venues, I really felt like I was on the forefront of knowing all the cool things and places in Philly!”

What advice do you have for someone who’s thinking of applying?

“Make sure you show your fun and creative side! We love seeing someone thinking outside the box!”

Shira Scott

Shira sips a drink with one hand and gives a thumbs up with the other

Shira spent many hours hosting events at her favorite sports bar, Fox & Hound

What was your favorite part of running Tribe 12’s social events?

“To say that these were the best years of my life would be an understatement. My time at Tribe 12 was the ultimate experience, mostly thanks to my incredible co-workers. My favorite part of Tribe 12 was the awesome team of best friends that basically became my family aka my mishpacha during my three years at Tribe 12.”

What advice do you have for someone who’s thinking of applying?

“This is a chance to love what you do, trust your gut, maintain a positive outlook on everything, and always have fun even with the smallest task. And if you get the job, getting the second order of french fries is always a good idea!”

Rachel Waxman

Rachel poses on the sidewalk next to a white stretch Hummer limo

Rachel found some awesome friends and a solid network thanks to all the time she spent managing Tribe 12’s social programming. She also got to drive around in a Hummer limo during a social event… as you can see, she was super excited about that.

What was your favorite part of running Tribe 12’s social events?

“My favorite thing about running Tribe 12’s social programming was all the people that I met. I found some awesome mentors, friends, and business contacts. Basically everyone I know who is currently helping me figure out my life, I met through Tribe 12. I couldn’t be more grateful!”

What advice do you have for someone who’s thinking of applying?

“Definitely apply for this job if you’re not sure yet what you want to be when you grow up. Tribe 12 gives you the freedom to really explore that, so this is a great place for someone who’s looking to expand their horizons and push their limits.”

Danielle Selber

Danielle sits in a restaurant and smiles while holding up a cupcake

Danielle loved the social programming job so much that she stuck around long enough to become Tribe 12’s Assistant Director! For anyone looking to apply, this would be your future supervisor, advocate, and friend!

What was your favorite part of running Tribe 12’s social events?

“I’m happiest in the middle of a room full of both old friends and new people (potential friends!) so all my best moments have happened while hosting Tribe 12’s monthly “first Thursday” happy hours. I met so many of the people I’m still closest to at those happy hours and never get tired of hearing that someone else met their significant other, roommate or best friend there too!”

What advice do you have for someone who’s thinking of applying?

“Go out to bars or parties for three nights in a row and if you’re not just ready but excited to go out again on night four, this is the job for you!”

Molly Wernick

Molly poses with Mayer Nutter, who is holding an old Tribe 12 shirt

During her time at Tribe 12, Molly took advantage of meeting as many people as possible. High point for her: meeting Mayor Nutter!

What was your favorite part of running Tribe 12’s social events?

“It is through my time with Tribe 12 that I learned how to simultaneously build a social and professional community while becoming a connoisseur of the greatest city on Earth. Tribe 12 gave me my first job, my first non-college roommate, introduced me to my dearest friends, and brought me to the event where I met my husband. I feel indebted to my time working there with an incredible team and helping the Jewish community in Philadelphia grow.”

What advice do you have for someone who’s thinking of applying?

“Don’t be afraid to take a risk and try something new. And know that every activity has potential to bring unknowing participants together. So take every networking meeting, visit every new establishment, and build every new relationship. You never know where it will lead.”

Josh Hersz

Josh posing inside of the basketball stadium

Josh loved taking groups to sports games during his run at Tribe 12.

What was your favorite part of running Tribe 12’s social events?

“My favorite part was knowing that I was genuinely making a difference in people’s lives by providing them with social activities when they may literally not have other avenues to a busy social life. This of course not only gave them something to do but also gave them the opportunity to make Jewish friends, Jewish contacts and sometimes even Jewish partners. You are playing a powerful part in their lives.”

What advice do you have for someone who’s thinking of applying?

“You have to be willing to lead an unconventional work life where you are often free during the ‘work day’ and busy after hours and on weekends. You need to also be very patient and willing to engage in conversation with hundreds of people with very different personalities.”

Susan Pultman

Susan and Cody pose at Magic Gardens

Susan was a natural community builder, thanks to her background in social work.

What was your favorite part of running Tribe 12’s social events?

“My favorite part was definitely the relationships that I built both in my own life and witnessed between other people. I watched beautiful friendships and romances blossom at our events, and it felt so good to be a part of that. I was also brand new to Philly when I started, and I can’t imagine a better way to get to know the city and build a community!”

What advice do you have for someone who’s thinking of applying?

“The job has so many perks, but it is definitely hard work. You have to be ready to be ‘on’ even when you’re not really feeling it, and you have to build your social life around the job. There is so much room for creativity, and you are really encouraged to think outside the box.”

 

Think you have what it takes to join Tribe 12’s incredibly nimble, relentlessly determined, and outrageously fun team? You’re in luck… we’re hiring our next Engagement Associate!!