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30 Nov 2014

Part-Time House Supervisor

Tivnu: Building Justice – Posted by Tivnu Portland, Oregon, United States

Job Description

Part Time Position
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: Room, meals, monthly stipend ($500/month)
Dates: January 1 – May 30th, 2015

Job Summary

The Tivnu Gap Year House Supervisor will live on-site with ten to fifteen Gap Year participants, and work closely with the Program Coordinator to ensure the participants’ success.

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Live in the communal home and be available to support and ensure the safety of participants. This will include helping with the group’s time management, facilitating the cooking of kosher meals, overseeing the completion of household chores, and administering curfews.
  • Be aware of any household issues, and act as an approachable mentor for participants to come to with problems.
  • Facilitate house meetings and decision-making processes.
  • Participate in weekend and team-building activities, hiking, sharing of some meals, etc.
  • Participate in some educational and religious activities, such as Kabbalat Shabbat.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Experience working with youth.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to fulfill diverse responsibilities and prioritize tasks.
  • Self-starter with proven ability to work with and having sensitivity to a diversity of people and cultures.
  • Excellent communication, team membership, team building and interpersonal skills.
  • Enjoy working with people.
  • Flexibility with regard to working hours. Evening and weekend hours required.
  • Understanding of the laws of kashrut.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and experience working on social justice issues preferred.
  • Strong Judaic knowledge
  • Experience in informal Jewish education settings


Overview of Tivnu

With a focus on young adults, Tivnu: Building Justice engages and mobilizes the Jewish community on issues of shelter and related basic human needs through hands-on construction projects, education, and advocacy.

Tivnu, located in Portland, Oregon, offers one-day and one-week programs, summer programs, and will be launching the Tivnu Gap Year this coming August.

The Tivnu Gap Year Program is a 9-month residential experience for high school graduates, ages 17-20, from across North America. Participants work, study, and live together building homes, creating community, and exploring the connections between Judaism and social justice. Participants:

  • learn construction skills
  • build affordable and sustainable housing with other non-profits such as Habitat for Humanity
  • study Jewish texts and Jewish history to find out what they can teach us about today’s most urgent social problems
  • learn about housing and related social justice issues
  • explore their Jewish identity within a welcoming, pluralistic community
  • work directly with people currently experiencing homelessness and learn community-organizing skills

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Program Coordinator Marissa Block at

Job Categories: Education/Teaching. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: Less than 20,000.

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