Seivah Director

Remote Location, United States

Job Description

Reporting to the Vice President of Consulting Services, the Seivah Director will play a critical role in the delivery of high quality services to Jewish organizations in addition to expanding reach in collaboration with the other consulting services’ directors. This role will lead Sacred Spaces’ work in the area of elder abuse; assisting synagogues, JCCs, Federations, Jewish Family Services, and long-term care facilities to promote respect, agency, and safety for older adults.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate interested in joining a small group of innovative professionals as they work to create large-scale change in the Jewish community. The ideal candidate will be experienced in the prevention of and response to elder abuse, has worked to change organizational culture, and who is excited to deliver, manage, and establish systems and processes for the long-term. The candidate will be able to work collaboratively; is organized and attentive to details; and has strong managerial, communication, and interpersonal skills. 

This position will be responsible for overseeing and managing their team through the completion of all related aspects of service delivery to client organizations, including scoping client engagements, designing client projects and proposal writing, fulfilling activities outlined in client agreements, and monitoring and incorporating feedback. The Director will also be expected to be a thought leader, both within and outside of Sacred Spaces, by remaining current on research and policy issues that can impact and shape our service delivery.

Consulting services include: 

    • Policy and protocol development and review,
    • Coaching and consultation to organizational leadership, including when issues of misconduct have come to an institution’s attention,
    • Training,
    • Assessments,
    • Creation of tools to support the delivery of services and aid clients in the implementation of best practices.

Supervisory Responsibilities

As the department expands and increases work in the area of elder abuse, the Director is expected to grow and lead a team of staff and consultants to support the delivery of high-quality client services. This includes:

    • Supervising staff members within their team, including onboarding  new staff members, weekly supervision meetings, and performance reviews. 
    • Establishing clear project goals and objectives, delegation of project activities, and monitoring milestones to ensure on-time quality delivery.
    • Supporting, educating, and mentoring team members to promote the delivery of streamlined, quality services.
    • Creating processes to debrief client projects and identify opportunities for improvement.
    • Working with VP of Consulting to identify and assign consultant support on projects.


The Director should have a proven history of success delivering technical assistance, consulting services, or leading large-scale projects, and be considered by other professionals in their field as an expert and leader. The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in a relevant field:
      • Direct service including, but not limited to, policy development, organizational assessments, thought leadership and research, program design and implementation, training, investigation or case consultation, and/or the development of best practices and resources.
      • Designing and implementing strategies to support culture shift in organizations or systems.
    • Passion for Sacred Spaces’ mission and approach.
    • Ability to create the vision and strategy for meeting client’s needs while maintaining a hands-on approach and willingness to dive into the details of the work.
    • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including strong public speaking, facilitation and listening skills, and relationship-building skills.
    • Building and managing a client-facing team and experience serving as a direct supervisor, including supervisory experience of diverse teams and demonstrated ability to work with people from other backgrounds and experiences.
    • Experience with Jewish communal non-profit organizations and/or deep knowledge and familiarity across North American Jewish denominations, with openness and respect for diversity of values, culture, and Jewish practice. Experience working with Orthodox institutions and communities is helpful.
    • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with nuanced understanding and to demonstrate critical thinking around complex situations.
    • Ability to assess needs and capacity of organizations seeking services and to respond to emerging project needs and priorities.
    • Experience with collecting and evaluating measurable objectives and outcomes for client projects.
    • Excellent understanding of trauma-informed practices within organizational settings.
    • Willingness to travel 7-10 times per year.

Sacred Spaces believes strongly that all applicants, including Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews, Black, Indigenous, or Other People of Color, people of all abilities, people of all religions, and LGBTQI people should be considered fairly for employment opportunities regardless of identity. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and we recognize that the best candidate may have different qualifications from those listed above. This position could also be an opportunity for someone with experience in one of these areas to build skills in another area.  If you believe you are poised to excel at this important work, we encourage you to apply!

Compensation and Benefits
A competitive compensation and benefits package includes: Salary range of $100,000-$120,000 FTE, commensurate with experience, 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision, 401K retirement plan with employer match, paid parental leave, sabbatical available to employees at all levels of the organization, generous paid time off, including all Jewish and major national holidays (when these holidays fall on weekdays), and a professional development and home office stipend. Sacred Spaces operates on a Core Hours system with flexibility outside of these core hours for a total of 40 hours per work week.

If your salary expectations are different and/or you have more experience than required, let’s talk.

Application Process
Please send an email with the subject “Seivah Director,” including resume, cover letter, and a writing sample created in the past five years to We use the term writing sample broadly to refer to something you have already written and are not creating special for this application. We are most interested in examples of written policies, training materials in the area of focus, assessment reports or policy briefs for which you were the sole or lead drafter; if you have something different that you want us to see, feel free to submit. If you’re uncertain about what to submit, you may reach out and ask. The cover letter should include descriptions of positions with relevant experience, and demonstration of successful expertise in the core demands of the position.

The application process will have an additional 4 rounds of review:

  • Round 1: Brief Zoom screening meeting.
  • Round 2: Select candidates will be invited to a Zoom interview with Sacred Spaces’ team member(s).
  • Round 3: Select candidates will be invited to complete a short written assignment. Candidates who complete this assignment will receive a $200 honorarium in recognition of their work.
  • Round 4: Following our review of these written assignments, a select number of candidates will be invited for a final-round interview. Finalists provide names and contact information for reference checks and resume verification. After a candidate receives a conditional offer, they are invited to interview any Sacred Spaces staff or a board member before accepting the position, and background checks are conducted as a final step.

As part of Sacred Spaces’ commitment to equity, writing samples and assignments are deidentified. Applicants are scored using a common rubric based on the job description. Sacred Spaces endeavors to communicate clearly with candidates at each stage of the process. If at any point you have a question about the application process or the status of your application, please feel welcome to email

Sacred Spaces aims to create an accessible application process. Please let us know of any accommodations you require in order to fully participate in the application process. Accommodations requests can be made to or by calling (412) 219-3155.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.

Thank you for considering employment at Sacred Spaces.

We look forward to receiving your application!