Resetting the Table “College Edition”
Program Coordinator

Resetting the Table seeks a dynamic, highly organized Program Coordinator to join our growing team.

What is Resetting the Table?
Resetting the Table supports American Jews to talk, study, and deliberate together on Israel, especially across great differences in background and views. A national initiative of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Resetting the Table has no positional agenda. Rather, we seek to build constructive and direct conversation on some of the most important and fraught issues facing the Jewish people. Our programs focus on creating channels for participant expression, recognition, honesty, and curiosity.

The JCPA is the coordinating body for public policy and community relations in the Jewish community representing 16 national agencies and 125 local community relations councils throughout the United States.

What is Resetting the Table’s NYC “College Edition” Program?
RTT’s NYC College Edition Program seeks to build a culture of dialogue and inquiry on Israel across political divides in campus life. Perhaps nowhere is the toxicity around Israel more pronounced today than on college campuses, where the current climate often requires Jewish students to navigate volatile, intimidating rhetoric precisely at the time they are seeking an open exploration of views and ideas.

Resetting the Table’s new NYC College Edition Program will train Hillel professionals and student leaders to craft programs geared toward opening and healing Israel conversations on NYC-area campuses, building on our national work in partnership with Hillel International.

College Edition Program Coordinator Position
Resetting the Table is seeking applicants for the position of Program Coordinator for our NYC College Edition Program. The College Edition Program Coordinator must be attentive to detail and exceptional at communicating and inspiring trust among diverse constituencies.

The College Edition Program Coordinator will build relationships with all partnering campuses, prepare programmatic and publicity materials, and plan logistics for all College Edition events. Alongside this work, the Program Coordinator will have an opportunity to be mentored in cutting edge theory and practice in the fields of dialogue facilitation and conflict resolution from veterans in the field and will serve a central role in a growing initiative to address one of the American Jewish community’s most pressing needs.

The Program Coordinator role will include:

  • networking, outreach, and recruitment of College Program applicants, partners, and event participants;
  • planning several retreats for 20-40 attendees;
  • supporting program participants to design events, consulting with them on operational and programmatic needs, and identifying and troubleshooting challenges;
  • supporting participants to convene events by securing supplies, food, printing, and all other event preparation as needed;
  • preparing publicity materials for websites, social networking, list-serves, and print publications;
  • corresponding with all participants, keeping them informed and connected with one another as projects move forward;
  • serving as on-the-ground eyes and ears for California-based Directors.

Primary Qualifications and Personal Characteristics:
The Program Coordinator will join Resetting the Table’s team in New York but report to Resetting the Table’s Co-Director, who is based in California. The position requires a true self-starter, with excellent time and project management skills who can take control of local development with limited in-person supervision.

The ideal candidate will:

  • be extremely well-organized and detail-oriented, capable of successfully managing and contributing to multiple projects simultaneously;
  • possess outstanding leadership, communication and interpersonal skills;
  • demonstrate ability as a self-motivated doer able to set goals and outcomes and achieve results;
  • be comfortable and adept at communicating with a wide swath of partners throughout the Jewish communities in NYC and nationally, including across lines of social, religious, and political differences;
  • communicate with nuance, sensitivity, calm, and empathy with diverse populations on topics that are sensitive and controversial;
  • be able to write eloquently under deadline and serve as a spokesperson for the program;
  • be a strong networker, especially with student leaders and college professionals, able to successfully recruit potential partners and participants to be involved with the program;
  • possess a nuanced understanding of the American Jewish community in general and the culture of contemporary campus life in particular, with a focus on communal engagement with Israel;
  • be willing and able to attend program events, which will sometimes take place during evening and weekend hours;
  • have a commitment to the mission of constructive disagreement around Israel and other charged social issues;
  • have a personal interest in conflict transformation, conflict resolution, and/or dialogue and deliberation.

The position is full time and offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. BA/BS degree required. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Eyal Rabinovitch at search@thejcpa.org with “College Edition Program Coordinator” in the subject line.

Thank you for your interest in working with Resetting the Table. Please note that due to anticipated high volume, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, national origin, marital status, race, age, sex, sexual orientation or nature of disability.