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Jan. 3, 2014



Brief Position Overview

JCUA is hiring two full-time organizers to advance its work on campaigns, initiatives and programs set forth in our strategic plan. The organizers will focus on the engagement of individuals in the greater Chicago Jewish community in initiatives that address the root causes of poverty and racism in Chicago. This work will include coordination of membership, meetings, events and JCUA's enduring work with communities that are directly impacted by poverty and racism. Please link to the job description below for a more detailed position description as well as application instructions.

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Position: Director of Programs and Organizing (full time)

Brief Position Overview:

The Program Director is a senior level position within the organization. The Director of Programs and Organizing will oversee the coordination and administration of all aspects of JCUA's program-related activities, including work on campaigns, community investment, and building bridges between the Jewish community and communities that face poverty and/or racism. Responsibilities include oversight of and participation in planning, implementation, and evaluation of program initiatives.

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Become an Intern

JCUA's commitment to social and economic justice plays out through its work with communities throughout the Chicago area. JCUA serves as an organizational expression of the Jewish ethical tradition that holds that the fate of one person is inextricably entwined with the fate of all. As it says in the Talmud: Whosoever Saves One Life Saves The World Entire.

The Internship Program

JCUA accepts interns year-round. The year is divided into three internship sessions: Fall (September-December), Winter/Spring (January-May), and Summer (June-August). Applicants may apply for any session. See more on minimum time commitments here. JCUA accepts undergraduate and graduate students, as well as non-students. High school students may only apply if they are alumni of JCUA's Teen social Justice Institute: "Or Tzedek." JCUA encourages applicants from all racial, ethnic, and religious background, sexual orientations and genders. Learn more about the internship program.

Be the Change

JCUA aims to provide its interns with meaningful engagement in social justice issues through a Jewish lens. At JCUA interns gain professional experience, as well as tools and skills to excel in an effective and focused non-profit environment. Internships are available in the following areas:

  • Advocacy and Community Organizing
  • Or Tzedek Teen Social Justice Program
  • Outreach and Education
  • Community Development
  • Communications (including video production, graphic design, photography, social media, journalism)
  • Fundraising and Event Planning
  • Jewish-Muslim Relations

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