Teach NYS was founded in 2013 to solve the tuition crisis in nonpublic schools. With a deep
network of grassroots activists, community leaders and lawmakers across the country, Teach NYS is the leading single-issue advocacy organization in New York invested in the quality, safety, and accessibility of nonpublic schools.
Teach NYS advocates for government policies and funding to benefit yeshivot, day schools and nonpublic schools. Priority issues include security, STEM, Arts and Music, mandated services, and other funding avenues and resources.
Opportunities at Teach NYS
- Strategize on political and policy goals.
- Sit in on meetings with elected officials, school leadership and community members.
- Assist in planning and attend engagement opportunities such as board meetings, forums, briefings, and advocacy training sessions, grass roots advocacy campaigns, rallies, missions and synagogue programs
What You’ll Bring to Teach NYS
- Strong people, communication & engagement skills
- Strong commitment to Jewish education and advocacy
- Ability to inspire and make a difference.
- Teamwork skills and able to work toward new goals.
- Ability to pivot quickly to address rapidly changing situations.
- Highly motivated self-starter who can initiate and maintain contacts, relationships, projects, meetings and events
- Highly organized and great at prioritizing and follow up.
- Interest in learning how to fundraise.
- A problem solver, able to visualize and articulate solutions using an analytical mindset.
- Able to talk to others to convey information effectively.
- Able to communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Ability to self- motivate, prioritize, work independently and complete multiple assignments with attention to detail in fast paced, rapidly changing environment.
- An engaging personality, strong interpersonal skills combined with determination, resiliency, and a positive attitude.
- Experience using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Fundraising and/or sales experience or a desire to learn fundraising.
- Strong desire to actively look for ways to help people.
- Ties to the Jewish community and schools