We’re Hiring! Assistant Director

TITLE: Assistant Director
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
STATUS : Full Time/Exempt
SALARY: $75K-85K plus benefits stipend
START DATE: Flexible June or July 2023 

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, learning cohorts and much more. 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:

The Assistant Director is the Executive Director’s thought partner in developing and implementing the overall vision and strategy of the organization and helping to lead Tribe 12 through a period of vibrant growth. This new role will be critical to this period of organizational development. The Assistant Director is responsible for overseeing the organization’s operations and key aspects of our programming and for supporting the work of staff and lay leaders on small- to large-scale programs and initiatives. The assistant director will work closely with the Executive Director in the development of short and long-range programmatic, marketing, and operational goals for Tribe 12. 

Operations (35%)

  • Support the Executive Director with the creation of the annual budget and support staff in managing their budgets
  • Oversee the collection and analysis of our engagement and fundraising data and create board reports on this data.
  • Create or partner in creating new systems and procedures to improve efficiency/communication internally
  • Supervise the work of the Communications and Operations Manager and oversee the work on: Website, social media, newsletter, SEO
  • Oversee our decisions about benefits and insurance 

Supervision and Engagement of Staff and Lay leaders  (25%)

  • Supervise, mentor and support the growth of 1-2 staff members
  • Serve as a liaison with specific lay committees, Federation agencies and community organizations in the Jewish community to coordinate and implement programs. 
  • Manage the hiring and onboarding of new staff members.
  • Coordination and scheduling of staff meetings. 

Programming (30%)

  • Oversee Tribe 12’s constituent leadership development programs which include our Entrepreneurial fellowship, Tikkun Olam Collaborative, Community Building Collaborative and Engagement internship. This may involve oversight of another staff member who runs the program or leading the program yourself, dependent on interest and organization’s needs
  • Manage the planning process of 2-4 offsite weekend retreats a year, with significant support from other staff

Resource Development (10%)

  • Provide support to  the Executive director on fundraising campaigns and major events
  • Support grant writing for specific program initiatives
  • Manage the creation of quarterly stakeholder newsletters and annual report 


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required. Master’s degree or equivalent experience working in a Jewish nonprofit organization preferred.
  • 58 years’ experience in Jewish communal work, or experiential education.
  • Knowledge of Jewish community, culture, heritage, traditions and Jewish Communal Services.
  • Experience supervising staff or lay leaders and/or facilitating leadership development for young adults.
  • Comfort working both independently and collaboratively. 
  • Strong written and verbal skills, effective at communicating with a variety of stakeholders including constituents, board members, and community leaders.
  • Accomplished organizational skills related to strategic planning, program oversight, and time management.
  • Strong data analysis and budgeting skills.
  • Ability to connect people’s passions and interests to Tribe 12’s mission.
  • Committed to pluralism and comfortable using personal relationship with Judaism to act as a role model and mentor for emerging Jewish adults.
  • A serious work ethic, sense of humor, and willingness to take risks and learn from unexpected situations.
  • Proven success in developing and/or implementing a strategic plan, including reporting and tracking data 
  • Proven success in managing multiple projects while maintaining quality.
  • Willing to work flexible hours, including some evenings (on a weekly basis), weekends, and holidays.

Important note:
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, megan@tribe12.org.



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