Workplace Program Associate


Tanenbaum promotes justice and builds respect for religious difference by transforming individuals and institutions to reduce prejudice, hatred, and violence.

As a secular and non-sectarian non-profit, Tanenbaum works to promote religious peacebuilders who help counter extremism and violence in armed conflicts, and tackles religious bullying of students, harassment in workplaces, and disparate health treatment for people based on their beliefs.


Tanenbaum pioneered the work of religious diversity in the workplace. We consult directly with national and international corporations, government agencies, institutions of higher learning and leading not-for-profits on issues such as religious bias and accommodation, and train employees at all levels to develop respectful communication around religion in an increasingly diverse workforce. We provide workshops, webinars, panel discussions, policy reviews and consultations for our client companies, in addition to conducting national surveys and other research and resources on religion in the workplace.


The Program Associate will work closely with the entire Workplace team (Associate, Senior Associates, and Assistant Director) and report to the Manager of Programs. The Program Associate will occasionally work with the CEO.

The Program Associate will also liaise with other programs and departments as necessary. This includes collaborating with the Health Care Program on relevant consulting and membership matters.

This is a full-time position at Tanenbaum. While the position is remote based, candidates must reside in the New York City area and be available to work on site in New York as needed.

The Program Associate will be primarily responsible for developing and leading initiatives to broaden the reach and impact of the program’s products and services (Corporate Membership, presentations, workshops, online resources etc.). This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Expanding the Workplace program by identifying, supporting, and spearheading opportunities for new initiatives.
  • Managing a portfolio of 10-18 clients in Tanenbaum’s membership program, serving as primary point of contact for their year-round membership benefits.
  • Collaborating with Tanenbaum team members to onboard new members, develop and support long term religious DEI strategies, engage in continual support, respond to queries, and develop and deliver trainings in order to support the growth of our Tanenbaum Membership program.
  • Securing new Corporate Members at all levels and ensuring the renewal of existing Corporate Members.
  • Securing corporate sponsorship for Tanenbaum initiatives and events including but not limited to the Religious Diversity Leadership Summit and Making Peace Possible Gala.
  • Assuming the lead on at least one of the Workplace Program’s annual events (Religious Diversity Leadership Summit, Religious Diversity Symposium). In-person attendance (in New York City) will be required for the Religious Diversity Leadership Summit and Making Peace Possible Gala.
  • Identifying relevant professional conferences and submitting applications. Subsequently developing and conducting workshops, presentations, webinars, and other programmatic speaking engagements.
  • Managing relationships with strategic partners (nonprofits, universities, D&I practitioners, Workplace Advisory Council) and developing new relationships to help the program complete its work more effectively.
  • Conducting ongoing research related to relevant laws, religious discrimination in the workplace, diversity and inclusion trends, organizational and professional development, etc., and ensuring that Tanenbaum’s training programs and resources are effective, up-to-date, and cutting edge.
  • Supporting the program’s Monitoring & Evaluation initiative by tracking key indicators and reporting annually on findings.
  • Supporting Communications with updating and maintenance of Workplace resources; researching, drafting, and finalizing materials for print and online publication.
  • Administrative tasks as required.
  • Occasional travel required including but not limited to conferences and client engagements.


  • Commitment to the mission and goals of Tanenbaum.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in public speaking, training and/or facilitation.
  • Exceptional research, analysis and written, oral and presentation communication skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to interfaith issues.
  • Demonstrated understanding of religious identity and intersectional issues.
  • Previous experience planning and executing professional events and conferences a plus.
  • Previous client-facing and/or sales experience.
  • Ability and willingness to adapt and support the Workplace Program as technical needs (i.e. e-learning and web-based tools) evolve.
  • Experience in creating and managing budgets.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation skills a plus.
  • Corporate experience a plus.
  • Highly organized and adept at project management.
  • Background in law, diversity, intercultural communications, or human resources a plus.
  • Solution-oriented.
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Experience with distance or online learning helpful.
  • Takes initiative.
  • Creative.
  • Team player.
  • Represent Tanenbaum and the program in a professional manner at all times.
  • Enjoy working with people and possess strong communication and motivation skills.
  • Expertise in computers including internet research, Windows, MS Word and Excel.
  • Sense of humor.
  • Graduate degree in religion, law, organizational development, international affairs, liberal arts or another related field a plus.


  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Commuter Transit Allocation
  • Life Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Annual Professional Development stipend
  • Three weeks vacation accrual during first year
  • Sick Leave Pay
  • End of Year Office Closure
  • Paid Time Off
  • Annual Home Office Stipend


$45,000-$50,000 commensurate with experience


Please send a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and two brief writing samples (less than five pages) to [email protected].  Be sure to include the name of the position in the subject line of your email and how you learned of the position in your cover letter.

No phone calls, please.

Tanenbaum | Center for Interreligious Understanding
200 Broadway, 3rd Fl, NY, NY 10038
Email: [email protected]