Assistant Director, Programs

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50,000 – 60,000 USD per year
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Nazun (formerly Challah for Hunger) develops leaders and builds communities of people eager to take action to end campus hunger, and to work collectively to solve other urgent social challenges.

One in three college students experiences food insecurity; they don’t know where their next meal might come from and don’t have the resources, time or money to afford access to nutritious food. We are on a mission to ensure that no student ever has to choose between eating or an education. We work to destigmatize — and empower people to act against — the highly prevalent problem of food insecurity on college campuses.

Our work reduces the likelihood that college students will have to choose between eating or their education, and it also builds the next generation of confident leaders capable of contributing to solving the world’s most urgent social challenges.

Challah for Hunger’s rebranding to Nazun has been an ongoing, collaborative project between board members, students, alumni, and staff. We listened to the working group to learn the goals of creating a new name, and what they hoped a new name would achieve. We understood one of the most important goals was to move away from the image of being “just a baking club” and to communicate our more expanded vision and work. Based on the goals and naming best practices, we researched and explored many types of names: literal and allusive; those that showed what the organization works for (leadership development, food security)

and what it works against (anti-hunger, fighting food insecurity). Best practices dictate a name should serve as a “way in” to the organization; a way to “stand out.”

Nazun (pronounced NAH-ZooN) means “we will nourish” in Hebrew, a definition which is aligned with the organization’s mission of nourishing — developing, equipping, inspiring — leaders and communities to act against college hunger, and to physically nourish — with challah — those who purchase and contribute philanthropically to the direct service efforts of the organization. It can be taken in the literal food sense as well as in nourishing the minds of the leaders we are developing.

We seek a highly organized, detail-oriented individual with superior community organizing and advocacy skills to serve as our Assistant Director of Programs. As a member of the team, the Assistant Director of Programs is the organization’s lead voice on programming priorities, campus and community initiatives, and maintains all program materials. This role will work directly with Nazun’s program team and Director of Programs & Education to amplify our mission. This is an exciting time to be joining Nazun during a period of exponential growth and expansion.

A note about this unique time. Our staff team is working full-time, from home, though attending in-person events and meetings is a possibility depending on the candidate’s location and comfort level. All of our staff, regardless of their location, are expected to be online during regular EST working hours.


Program Management (70%)

  • Leads chapter advisor program for both campus and community chapters and serves as a chapter advisor for multiple chapters
  • Maintains partnerships with all national and young family organizations
  • Supervises program interns
  • Supervises Program Associate
  • Monitors and trains start-up chapters
  • Contributes to strategic vision for programming
  • Manages day-to-day operations of campus chapters and community sites
  • Generates content for social media and creates chapter newsletters
  • Manages chapter finances with the support of the Director of Finance and Operations
  • Primary point of contact for community sites and campus chapters

Leadership Development (20%)

  • Manages annual convening events, including designing sessions, setting agendas, and recruiting participants/speakers
  • Leads all student committees, such as Convention and Winter Retreat committees and philanthropy focus groups

Resource Development and Data Tracking (10%)

  • Creates facilitation guides/activities around our core values for community chapters with the support of the Director of Programs and Education
  • Manages and creates new resources for student resource hub
  • Tracks data in CRM for grant reporting
  • Provide impact summaries for development team
  • Work closely with development to secure funding for advocacy programming and growth


  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience (Minimum of 2-4 years work experience in program development and implementation, and/or nonprofit management). Experience working with college students, in higher education, or basic needs insecurity work preferred
  • Excellent relationship-building track record - cultivating, maintaining and sustaining relationships over time
  • Demonstrated leadership and responsibility for volunteers
  • Strong facilitation skills and an ability to articulate program goals to a variety of audiences, through written reports, social media, and verbal communications
  • Strong partnership management skills to work with a variety of stakeholders including elected officials and coalition partners
  • A personal commitment to centering racial justice in advocacy work
  • CRM experience a plus
  • Experience successfully managing multiple projects
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and deadlines
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google Suite/Drive
  • Willingness and ability to work successfully with people at all levels within the organization (including board members, donors, students, and volunteers)
  • A passion for the organization’s mission and commitment to our goals
  • Comfortable with Jewish culture and values
  • Nazun (Challah for Hunger) experience is a plus, but not required


  • You’re self-motivated. You create your own organizational systems and can hold yourself and others accountable. You expertly navigate managing all levels of an organization.
  • You are fast-paced and high-energy. You have a bias toward action. You can move rapidly through ever-changing environments and have the ability to shift priorities on a dime.
  • You are not afraid of a challenge. You see potential in any situation and can leverage that potential. You can think and act quickly and strategically with a clear head.
  • You’re a systems guru. You enjoy organizing chaos. You can take a large amount of information, assess it, and find the best way to organize it with the end-user in mind.
  • You’re a people person. You love people and understand how to optimize the experiences of co-workers, external partners, and other stakeholders.
  • You’re an expert multi-tasker. You have experience juggling multiple projects at once from start to finish with detailed planning and persistent execution.
  • You have a great sense of humor. You bring levity to the work, have fun with your co-workers, and don’t take yourself too seriously!


This is a full-time exempt position, with a salary between $50,000-60,000 commensurate with experience. Nazun provides 75% for employees and 50% for dependents of health, dental, and vision benefits packages, generous PTO (20 days annually for first 2 years) and Jewish and Federal holiday package, and the option for a flexible work environment. We offer a minimum $800 professional development stipend per year and summer Fridays with reduced working hours.


Please submit a cover letter and resume to with the subject: Assistant Director of Programs.

Nazun is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applicants from historically marginalized communities to apply. We are proud to be an inclusive organization, where everyone is welcome. We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Jewish organizations. This includes Black, Latinx, and Asian people, Black Jews, Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities. We will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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