Employment Opportunity – Tzedek Social Justice Fellowship

Co-Director of Social Justice Leadership and Community Engagement

Tzedek Social Justice Fellowship Asheville, NC




● Full-time, 32 hour per week
● Starting salary range $60,000-$65,000 commensurate on experience
● Twenty eight days of paid time off (PTO) including holiday, vacation, health leave, and personal days
● Healthcare is not provided, but salary is adjusted upward so that individual health care may be
● Option to enroll in a Simple IRA program with the employer contributing 2% of monthly salary

Do you love supporting individuals to achieve their personal and professional goals? Are you passionate about sustaining social change? Do you approach issues with an intersectional lens? The Tzedek Social Justice

Fellowship is looking for a Co-Director of Social Justice Leadership and Community Engagement (Co-Director) who is invested in supporting Tzedek Fellows and joining a committed and enthusiastic team.

The Tzedek Social Justice Fellowship (Tzedek) is a transformational experience for emerging social justice leaders that builds the capacity of organizations to effect change in Asheville and beyond. Over the course of a year, Fellows develop essential skills to cultivate relationships within the local community, create powerful connections that bridge across bias, and organize movements for positive community change.

The Co-Director for the Tzedek Social Justice Fellowship is responsible for providing one-to-one support for Fellows, facilitating programming designed to increase the impact of emerging social justice leaders and local social justice organizations, and facilitating introductions in the realm of social justice work. They work closely as a thought partner with their counter part, the Co-Director of Social Justice Education and Community Engagement as well as the Chief Visionary Officer and the Director of Mindful Operations to ensure Fellows’personal and professional development.

From July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019, Tzedek will take a year off from Fellowship programming to designate a more nimble and responsive program, build more transparent systems, and deeply embody and internalize our values. Taking this pause to assess, evaluate, and do internal work as an organization on structural racism, class, disability, language justice and more will provide an even better program going forward. During this pause in programming, the Co-Director will be involved in all aspects of planning, visioning, and strategizing as we continue to build an agile program that is responsive to the needs and interests of the Fellows and Community.


Strategic Planning and Program Development (40%)
● Participate in strategic planning and visioning processes
● Take part in building a nimble and responsive program that deeply embodies Tzedek’s values
● Contribute to establishing Tzedek’s infrastructure of anti-oppressive and transparent systems
● Work with the team to maintain the program’s alignment with the overall goals of the Tzedek

Social Justice Fellowship Program

● Review program evaluations, assessments, and audits to identify areas of growth
Training and Facilitation (20%)
● Curate content and offer regular programming that complements Tzedek learning goals using
experiential learning techniques and popular education
● Hold space for a diverse group of people, cultivating as trusting and supportive of an environment as possible
● Co-facilitate sessions about group norms, group dynamics, group process, and group reflection with Tzedek cohort
● Support and track Fellows’ completion of deliverables
● Coordinate, create, and disseminate pertinent resources and information for Fellows
● Coordinate and arrange training sessions with local, regional, and national social justice leaders for Fellows and host organizations Relationship Building, Mentoring and Coaching (20%)
● Provide regular one-on-one mentoring sessions with Fellows to support their personal and professionaldevelopment
● Utilize best practices in coaching and adult development to support Fellows’ in achieving their
professional goals
● Review Fellows’ professional development plans and monthly reflections to track Fellows’ progress and create systems of accountability
● Support Fellows in identifying professional development opportunities that align with their professional development goals.
● Amplify Fellows’ professional networks by facilitating informational interviews and relationships
● Communicate with Fellows’ supervisors at their host organizations to support the professional
development of Fellows Community Engagement (10%)
● Support community partners in creating transformational experiences for Tzedek Fellows
● Support community partners by remaining up to date about organizations’ work, attending events, and volunteering throughout the fellowship year
● Build relationships with community partners, social justice mission-centered organizations, consultants, guest trainers and facilitators, and national leaders

Organizational Work: (10%)

● Tell the story of the Tzedek Fellowship via personal connections, blog posts, and community events
● Respond to emails in a timely manner
● Attend team meetings to coordinate and plan program developments, as needed
● Submit monthly expense reports including mileage and travel expenses


● 5+ years of experience in a field(s) related to: social justice work and leadership development,
community and human relations, and/or coaching
● 5+ years of experience facilitating diverse groups and holding space for difficult conversations
● A personal and professional demonstrated commitment to the Tzedek vision for transformative
leadership that is courageous, collaborative, compassionate equitable and just, intersectional,
thoughtful and transparent
● A commitment to ongoing personal work, particularly around race, class, language justice, ability,
LGBTQ issues, anti-Semitism. The Tzedek team is constantly learning and growing our skills,
understanding, and practice in all these areas and more.
● Experience with popular education and experiential learning
● A record of successful mentoring and coaching
● Basic knowledge and understanding of the concepts, analysis, and terminology related to structural oppression and privilege.
● An orientation to dialogue and deliberation, leading with an equity lens, and modeling self-care and resilience
● Excellent facilitation skills, including flexibility to adjust and enhance design in real time and according to feedback over time. Ability to pivot and adapt a plan as needed
● An open approach to competing ideas and needs of the group members, and an ability to navigate
conflict and conflicting requests in real time and over time.
● Ability to have hard conversations with skills in deep listening and orientation toward empathy and care.

Ability to name truths and lead a discussion in “now what?”

● Willingness to hold Fellows accountable for their work and for the wellness of the group overall. Ability to hold firm boundaries and garner trust and respect with compassion
● Great coordination skills with the ability to navigate competing demands and needs between
individuals, groups, organizations, etc.
● Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative work ethic. Ability to work and make decisions collectively
● Experience working with vulnerable populations who have experienced trauma


● Experience working in community, community organizing, nonprofit organizations, and/or grassroots movements
● Experience in curriculum development
● Spanish speaking or bilingual
● Experience working with communities of color


We’d like to get to know you! Please answer these three questions:
1. Why are you interested in this job?
2. What essential skills and experience do you bring?
3. What is your ideal work environment?

Leave your answers in a brief voicemail by calling 828-552-4667 by November 27, 2017 OR leave your answers in a brief email to: tzedekinfo@mandelrodisfund.org by November 27, 2017.


People of color, LGBTQ individuals, those involved in combating anti-Semitism, and Asheville residents are strongly encouraged to apply. The Tzedek Social Justice Fellowship is a program of the Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund, which has been supporting and promoting the social justice work of leading progressive organizations since the late 1980’s. AMKRF supports efforts that address systemic change with regards to policy, legal, and cultural reform. More information about Tzedek and the AMKRF can be found at: tzedekfellowship.org.


The Amy Mandel and Katina Rodis Fund is committed to equality in employment and programming. The AMKRF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, immigration status, criminal record, or veteran status in its hiring practices, programs, services or activities.

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