Open Position: DEI and Social Justice Organizer


TITLE: DEI and Social Justice Organizer

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

STATUS & WEEKLY HOURS: Part time- 10-12  hrs a week, with potential to grow

Rate: $20-30/hr depending on experience 

START DATE: Sep 1, 2022


What we’re all about:

Tribe 12’s mission is to connect people in their 20s/30s to Jewish life and community in Philadelphia today so they will choose to stay connected tomorrow. 

Our programming includes social events, matchmaking services, an LGBTQIA+ community, affinity groups called Tribes, a Fellowship for entrepreneurs, and much more. We’re also intentional about being a true community resource, sharing community events on our website for the 20s/30s community and referring people to opportunities outside of Tribe 12. Our vision is that every person should have a path to finding others like them, creating their own meaningful experience with Judaism, and building Jewish community in our city – or wherever they may go.


How you’ll contribute:

You will take the lead in developing our social justice programming as well as supporting our general DEI initiatives. 

Your primary work will include:

Create a robust schedule of social justice programming and engage                  constituents in this work
         • Co-lead our pilot social justice collaborative cohort (Fall 2022), including               curriculum development, bringing in guest speakers, recruitment and                   community building
         • Execute at least one additional event a month with a social justice or DEI             focus.  Execution of events includes conceptualizing the event, entering               the event into relevant systems,  organizing logistics for the event,                         advertising the event, implementing the event, and staffing the event.
         • Use relevant social media, communication and relational engagement                 tools to ensure strong participation and involvement of constituents in                 social justice initiatives
         • Meet with 6-8 constituents a month to engage folks in our community in            social justice work
         • Build relationships with social justice leaders in the local community,                   Jewish and general

Help Guide Tribe 12 DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) efforts 

   This includes, but is not limited to:
         • Work with our LGBTQ coordinator to Modify, guide, and execute the                     Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion long-term plan for Tribe 12. This may                     include identifying and onboarding expert consultants, selecting,                           onboarding, and staffing a committee, and creating recommendations                 and subsequent programming or training at all levels of leadership at                   Tribe 12 (board, staff, alumni, volunteers). The work includes a plan for                 sustained viability of the project after the contract ends.
         • Consult with Tribe 12 staff on Social Justice/DEI considerations with                       regard to regular marketing and programming.
         • Work towards active inclusion/participation of Sephardi, Mizrachi, Jews                 of Color (SMJOC) and other diverse constituents in Tribe 12, including                   establishing a SMJOC Tribe, to be led by members of the SMJOC                             community.


Serve as a part time member of the Tribe 12 staff
         • Attend staff meetings 1-2 times a month
         • Attend large scale Tribe 12 programs approximately once a month
         • Help make social justice an integral part of Tribe 12 culture

Additional and/or modified responsibilities may be developed according to organizational needs by agreement of both parties.

Support from Tribe 12 will include:
         • Project budget for Social Justice/DEI work
         • Additional budget may be available for special projects or programming               as requested by the the social justice coordinator and determined by the             Executive Director
         • A budget of up to $500 for Consultant’s professional development and                 to attend networking opportunities
         • Supervision and guidance from Tribe 12 senior staff
         • Marketing and logistics support from Tribe 12 staff

What you’re all about:
         • You have a deep passion for educating and empowering others to                         organize for issues of interest to them.
         • You love to connect with people from different racial and religious                         backgrounds, listening with genuine curiosity to people’s stories and                     beliefs.
         • You see justice as a Jewish cause and are excited to help others see this               as well.
         • You thrive when you are facilitating conversations, recruiting and                           training volunteers, and creating other spaces for your peers to learn                   and develop their own ideas about issues that matter to them.
         • You are an organizer and connector, ideally already connected in the                   Philly justice world, and ready to dive in deeper.
         • You are comfortable with the idea that social change occurs through                     multiple modalities, including volunteering, education, organizing,                         philanthropy, activism and Jewish service learning.
         • You are a skilled and empathetic communicator. You know how to tailor             your message to your audience, and bring them into conversation about             critical issues.
         • You work well with a team but also take initiative and work well                             independently.

Tribe 12 is an equal opportunity employer. We believe cultural fit doesn’t mean culturally identical and that diversity of thought helps us to challenge one another to think big and think differently. We serve an array of people from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences and strive to build a team that is representative of that community. We encourage applications from individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups.

To apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Megan GoldMarche at


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