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 in 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.
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.
- In consultation with the Manager of Programs and Senior Program Associates, managing the Corporate Membership program (onboarding new members, developing and supporting long-term religious DEI strategies, engaging in continual support, responding to queries, and developing and delivering trainings.) 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: NY, Religious Diversity Leadership Summit: London, Religious Diversity Symposium).
- 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 once business travel resumes.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS
- Commitment to the mission and goals of Tanenbaum.
- Graduate degree in religion, law, organizational development, international affairs, liberal arts or other related field a plus.
- 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.
- Detail-oriented and self-motivated.
- Experience with distance or online learning helpful.
- Takes initiative.
$45,000-$50,000 commensurate with experience
HOW TO APPLY
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
55 Broad Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10004
Email: [email protected]