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About Hadar

Hadar is a growing intellectual and spiritual initiative for people who want a meaningful Jewish life, serious Jewish study, and engaging Jewish community that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah, Avodah, and Hesed.

Hadar’s voice, deeply rooted in Jewish texts and traditions, offers a creative response to contemporary questions and challenges. Hadar is a leader in the field of Jewish education and community building, engaging diverse populations in serious Jewish learning with curiosity, creativity and conviction.


Director of Communications

The Hadar Institute is honored to announce that the J.J. Greenberg Institute for the Advancement of Jewish Life (JJGI) will join with Hadar. Led by Rabbi Irving (“Yitz”) Greenberg, JJGI will continue to develop the postmodern narrative of Jewish life and approach to Jewish law and we are confident that Rabbi Greenberg’s bold and creative ideas will continue to enrich religious and secular ways of living and contribute to critical communal conversations about the meaning(s) and purpose(s) of Jewish life.

Hadar seeks a Director of Communications for both JJGI and Hadar more broadly. The Director will create and implement a comprehensive communications strategy for the organization. This position will play a key role in positioning Hadar’s materials, classes, podcasts, content, online advertising (including social media), and more in an effort to draw a wider audience and broaden all distribution channels for Hadar, with particular emphasis on JJGI. The communications strategy will aim to distribute all content to the widest and most appropriate audience as efficiently as possible.

We seek an experienced communications professional, with a sophisticated, collaborative, and creative approach. The Director of Communications will manage Hadar’s Digital Communications Associate and work closely with the content, engagement, program, and development teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement comprehensive communications strategy across brands, platforms and properties
  • Develop content marketing strategy, with emphasis on the work of the JJGI, overseeing distribution and marketing of all published materials- print and digital
  • Create comprehensive strategy that will integrate and market all of Hadar’s multiple websites, including: Hadar.org, Projectzug.org, https://www.risingsong.org/, rabbiirvinggreenberg.com, joeyweisenberg.com, mechonhadar.org.il
  • Manage communications team and communications budget
  • Oversee brand management, including web marketing and production of brochures, merchandise and collateral
  • Set strategy and manage photography and videography needs
  • Manage external media outlets including, but not limited to cultivating relationships with journalists and drafting press releases
  • Implement data analysis across platforms to drive decision making
  • Serve as administrator of Hadar’s google domain

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Understanding of and enthusiasm for the mission and vision of JJGI and Hadar
  • Proven track record of establishing and implementing branding, communication and marketing campaign strategies with measurable results Strong writing/editing and verbal communication skills with an eye toward detail
  • A strong track record as a project manager who thrives on managing a variety of initiatives concurrently
  • Ability to utilize data management systems effectively including but not limited to Salesforce, Hubspot, Google Analytics, and Qloudstat
  • Proficiency in data analysis to drive decision making
  • Experience with media outreach, working with a range of media platforms and outlets a plus
  • Familiarity with the Jewish community a plus
  • Familiarity with Hebrew language a plus

This is a full-time position based out of New York City. Competitive salary and benefits package starting at $100,000.

Please apply by submitting an application through this form: 

Director of Content

The Hadar Institute is honored to announce that the J.J. Greenberg Institute for the Advancement of Jewish Life (JJGI) will join with Hadar. Led by Rabbi Irving (“Yitz”) Greenberg, JJGI will continue to develop the postmodern narrative of Jewish life and approach to Jewish law and we are confident that Rabbi Greenberg’s bold and creative ideas will continue to enrich religious and secular ways of living and contribute to critical communal conversations about the meaning(s) and purpose(s) of Jewish life.

Hadar seeks a Director of Content to oversee all content production for JJGI and the Hadar Institute more broadly. The Director will work closely with Hadar faculty, including Rabbi Yitz Greenberg, to conceive, curate and produce the content at the heart of the Institute and Hadar for all platforms, including print, web, video/film, podcasts, and social media. Director of Content will project manage all content from idea to completion, including hiring of external editors and interfacing with external publishers. The Director of Content will supervise Hadar's Content Manager, and work closely with Hadar’s communications and engagement teams.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Hadar Faculty, including and especially Rabbi Yitz Greenberg, to develop and implement a comprehensive and creative content strategy
  • Oversee content production from ideation through distribution, setting goals and ensuring projects progress on time. With special attention to large projects, like book production.
  • Serve as editor and thought partner on content projects
  • Oversee Hadar’s regular content production, including weekly divrei Torah, holiday Torah, and twice annual holiday readers
  • Oversee content library on Hadar.org, rabbiirvinggreenberg.com, and mechonhadar.org.il populating websites with new content, and working with Director of Communications to creatively build on content from both sites to ensure relevance and wide distribution
  • Manage content team and content budget

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Deep understanding of and enthusiasm for the mission and vision of JJGI and Hadar
  • Strong writing/editing and verbal communication skills with an eye toward detail
  • A strong track record as a project manager, who thrives on managing a variety of initiatives concurrently
  • Facility and comfort with a variety of Jewish texts, including biblical, rabbinic, and modern sources. Including facility in Hebrew.
  • Self-starter, able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.
  • Experience working with publishers preferred

This is a full-time position based out of New York City. Competitive salary and benefits package starting at $90,000.

Please apply by submitting an application through this form: 

Project Zug User Coordinator

Hadar (www.hadar.org) is a growing intellectual and spiritual initiative for people who want a meaningful Jewish life, deep Jewish study, and engaging Jewish community.

We seek a part-time Project Zug User Coordinator to work closely with Project Zug users and our platform’s web developers.

The Project Zug User Coordinator will play a crucial role on the Project Zug team. Project Zug (www.projectzug.org) is Hadar’s havruta learning platform, which engages over 2000 people internationally every year through one-on-one learning on their own schedule from wherever they are. The Project Zug User Coordinator will work to create a seamless user experience for Zug users.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage Project Zug user experience, including:
    • User support as administrator of Project Zug’s email domain
    • Manage Havruta (learning pair) Matching
    • Manage day-to-day user inquiries and troubleshoot any problems
  • Liaise with Project Zug web developers for digital platform to enhance user experience
  • Ensure we are collecting and maintaining user data, including but not limited to liaising with groups learning with Project Zug to import user data

Qualifications / Skills:

  • A creative thinker who is motivated by person-centered engagement and creating seamless user experiences
  • Enjoys creating and implementing new systems
  • Comfort with learning new technologies and online platforms
  • Highly organized and responsible
  • Friendly and clear verbal and written communication skills, with an eye toward detail
  • Has a flexible and collaborative spirit, who will help to create a positive and collaborative work atmosphere
  • Motivated by independent work

Appreciated but not required:

  • Understanding of the Jewish communal landscape
  • Experience with web development
  • Jewish knowledge/background

The Project Zug User Coordinator will report to the Director of Project Zug, and work closely with the Engagement and Communications teams.

Compensation is $20/hour at 20-hours per week (anticipating yearly compensation of approximately $20,000)

Please apply by submitting an application through this form: 

Children and Families Program Manager

Hadar seeks a creative, passionate and responsible educator to lead our work with families as our new Children and Families Program Manager. This position is created with support from the Aviv Foundation and the Jim Joseph Foundation, through the Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund.

This summer, Hadar launched a new initiative focused on children and families. Hadar’s mission for our work with families and children is the same as our work with adults: empowering Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah, Avodah, and Hesed. We are honored to bring this mission to more deeply engage families with children living at home. Children and Families Program Manager is a new position that will oversee this exciting new initiative at the Hadar Institute.

The Children and Families Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing all children and families programs-- working with Hadar Faculty and our program team to set the program calendar, manage program execution, and support faculty in curriculum development and implementation. The Children and Families Program Manager will also serve as an educator, and hold a portfolio of their own teaching.

This position will report to Hadar’s Director of National Learning Initiatives

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Hadar’s Children and Families Programs including the following, which will change and grow:
    • Kids’ learning: daily Mishnah Club, Kids’ Tanakh class, and Kids’ Parashah sessions
    • Family Workshop: Building a Siddur for Kids and Parents
    • Teen programing: Advanced Mishnah Club, Teen Talmud course, Davening
    • Leadership Fellowship
    • And more..
  • Teach a portfolio of exciting courses to be created
  • Work closely with Hadar Faculty to develop and prepare their courses
  • Oversee program execution from conception through execution including managing registration and serving as program participant liaison
  • Oversee creation of a Hadar tutoring network, connecting alumni with families seeking tutors
  • Manage production of published content for families, including handouts and podcasts targeted for children and parents

Qualifications / Skills:

  • Understanding of and enthusiasm for the mission and vision of Hadar
  • Facility and comfort with Hebrew language and text (Ability to formulate and deliver content units based in Tanakh and Mishnah, fluent access to Biblical and Mishnaic Hebrew, ability to read and communicate in modern Hebrew)
  • Experience in children’s education
  • Experience as a project manager, who thrives on managing a variety of initiatives concurrently
  • Self-starter, able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, and entrepreneurial; enjoys creating and implementing new initiatives.

This is a full-time position based out of New York City or Washington D.C. Competitive salary and benefits package at $80,000-$85,000.

Please apply by submitting an application through this form: 

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