Careers at Tribe 12
Request for proposals for community engagement positions
Tribe 12 (tribe12.org) 𐄁 Philadelphia/remote 𐄁 Starts at 50K
Tribe 12 will be hiring over the summer of 2021. Currently, both our work and our programming is fully virtual; we plan to return to an in-person or hybrid model when it is safe to do so.
As an equal opportunity employer, we strongly encourage applications from candidates reflective of the communities we serve, including individuals with varied identities and backgrounds such as Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews, Jews of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQIA+ identifying folx, and people from all levels of education and income backgrounds. We will consider for employment returning citizens with arrest and conviction records. If you need assistance or an accommodation in order to apply, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statistics show that women and people from underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We encourage you to break that statistic and apply.
Who we are
Tribe 12 connects people in their 20s/30s to Jewish life and community in Philadelphia today so they will choose to stay connected tomorrow.
Tribe 12 welcomes all people who identify as Jewish, whose partners are Jewish, and those who are exploring Judaism, regardless of Jewish knowledge or experience. We encourage everyone, Jewish and beyond, to participate in the creation and performance of the cultural rituals we share.
We commit to creating a space that celebrates the many gender identities and expressions, sexualities, religious practices, ethnic and multi-ethnic identities, racial and multi-racial identities, disabilities, and financial circumstances that make up our Jewish community.
Who you are
- A community builder and organizer
- Have the independence to do self-guided, sometimes remote work and the collaborative nature to work with a close-knit team
- Care about Tribe 12’s mission
- Enjoy playing with tech solutions and digital media platforms
- Dedicated to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and equitable Jewish community
At any given time, Tribe 12 employs a small staff of 4-6 people who are a mix of full-time or part-time as well as contracting additional educators and community liaisons. We are open to applicants with a variety of availability including: full-time, part-time, independent contractors, students including those with internship or work-study requirements, agency representatives, or other creative constructs. Part of our hiring process will include seeking your input as to which piece or pieces you would take on to create your ideal role and why you are the best person for that job.
Here are some of the key roles which align with our strategic goals:
Role: Equity informed relational engagement
Description: An on-the-ground, friendly engagement person who can relate to the constituency we serve. Tribe 12 uses events and programming as a means to bring people towards true, authentic relationships with their peers and the community at large. The ideal applicant(s) would have the cultural competency to work with and serve diverse populations, especially within the Jewish community.
Approximate time commitment: 1/3-1/2 of a full-time portfolio or ~15-20 hours/week
Role: DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion)
Description: In June 2020, Tribe 12 joined many other organizations in committing (in action and funds) to dismantling oppression and centering marginalized experiences. We have started this work and have a lot more to do! This role would continue to execute our five-year plan which includes internal education, public offerings, and leading a board committee.
Approximate time commitment:~5-10 hours/week
Role: Tribe leadership
Description: Tribes are niche communities that are formed around a common interest or identity. By design, our Tribes flex to fit the current needs of our constituents and will emerge, sunset or close as needed. Current Tribes include women, couples, readers, homesteading, 30somethings, and three performing arts Tribes (a cappella, improv and theater).
Approximate time commitment: Open to several part-time or contract employees who lead one or more Tribes which correspond with their identities or interests
Role: LGBTQIA+ Tribe
Description: Our largest and most active identity group, this Tribe builds community at the intersection of LGBTQIA+ and Jewish identity. This role involves 2-3 programs or events a month as well as relational engagement with constituents. This individual also oversees our volunteer LGBTQIA+ Advisory Committee.
Approximate time commitment: 1/4 of a full-time portfolio or ~10-15 hours/week
Role: Digital media
Description: An entry-level individual who can advertise our offerings and engage our current social networks with original content (video, audio, written, graphic, or otherwise). Familiarity with digital media platforms and best practices are likely requirements for this role. This person may report to an outside contractor.
Approximate time commitment:1/4-1/3 of a full-time portfolio or ~10-15 hours/week
Description: Strategic direction and oversight for Tribe 12’s communications which can include creating marketing plans for large programs, brand identity management, and digital advertising.
Approximate time commitment: Contract position which can be time-bound or ongoing
Compensation and benefits
For a full-time position, the salary starts at $50,000 a year. For part-time positions, assume a range of $18-$25 an hour on a contract basis.
In addition to salary, all full time staff receive:
- Benefits designed for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance, including generous time off and flexible work arrangements
- A health insurance stipend to individually purchase insurance on the exchange
- 12 weeks parental or caregiver leave
- A professional development budget of $1,000 a year to use at your discretion
- A loaned computer, tablet or other technology needed to perform job duties
- Upon a return to hybrid or in-person programming, a WeWork membership which includes shared office and common space at 1900 Market St.
- Membership in JPRO network, the national Jewish communal professionals professional development organization
- Commitment from leadership to creating an equitable work environment that enables everyone to bring their full self to work
Perks and working conditions
The 1900 Market location is wheelchair accessible with a variety of different working environments with different lighting, music/ambient noise, seating, and wheelchair accessible gender-neutral restrooms.
A portion of the work for these positions can be done remotely. We support and encourage flexible working, including flexible hours, regular work-from-home days, part-time work patterns, and periodic remote-work stints. The majority of our staff, including senior management, work flexibly in one way or another.
There are times when the work is fast-paced; this position entails working with deadlines and prioritizing different responsibilities. The ability to balance multiple projects underway at the same time, to be on screens for multiple hours at a time, as well as the ability to work independently and collaboratively, are essential.
All roles must be available to work some evenings and weekends, averaging approximately 4-8 evenings per month and 1-2 weekends per year. To balance this occasional night and weekend work, Fridays are a flex day and not typically utilized as a workday, often resulting in a three-day weekend.
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and optional one-minute selfie video to email@example.com Topic: Review the roles listed in our job posting. Which ones excite you? Which ones are you the ideal candidate for?
*A lot is happening at Tribe 12! We thank you for your interest and your patience with us as we are undergoing an organizational assessment and restructuring. While that may sound serious, it's actually quite healthy and will enable Tribe 12 to continue to meet audience needs and grow equitable, sustainable programming.