Program & Development Director

Tkiya Music

Tkiya Music

New York, NY, USA
70,000 – 85,000 USD per year
Posted on Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Tkiya creates participatory music experiences that meet participants where they are - physically, psychologically, and spiritually - to find their unique connection to Jewish culture and community. We are best known for our work with families with young children, and we partner with 50+ organizations in the NY area and beyond, engaging with thousands of families each year to inspire a love for Judaism. We are also quickly becoming known for our work with senior citizens and other audiences.

Tkiya is seeking a full time Program & Development Director, a position that reports directly to the Executive Director. Much of this role is remote but the ideal candidate would attend programming in the New York Metropolitan Area on a regular basis.

Key Responsibilities:

The Program & Development Director will provide key support in the following areas:

  • Manage programming to grow Tkiya’s impact:
    • Oversee operations related to Tkiya’s programs
    • Create and execute systems for program evaluation (with support from the Board’s Program Evaluation Committee)
    • Strategically grow Tkiya’s program offerings and audiences served across the country
    • Work with the Education Coordinator to create new programs and develop plans for execution
  • Manage the Education team
    • Help to define, strengthen, and activate our company culture
    • Directly supervise the Education Coordinator and support them in managing 12+ part time teachers
    • Plan and execute monthly staff meetings
    • Assist in management of employee schedules
    • Oversee hiring and training of new teachers (may involve travel)
    • Create and manage systems for performance evaluation
  • Manage partnerships
    • Identify new potential partnerships
    • Work with partners on developing programming that fits their needs
    • Receive feedback on teacher performance from partners
    • Correspond with partner organizations to schedule programs and events
    • Represent Tkiya at professional development and networking events (may involve travel)
  • Drive community engagement
    • Build and maintain relationships with Tkiya’s Parent Ambassadors and other participants
    • Manage email communications with Tkiya participants and other stakeholders
  • Manage development
    • Help to identify donors
    • Create and maintain stewardship plans
    • Identify potential funders and organize grant opportunities
    • Assist in grant writing and reporting

Skills and experience:

  • Relevant experience in overseeing programs, development, and engagement
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent verbal, written, online, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Skilled in managing individuals remotely


  • Passionate about Tkiya’s mission and excited to help us grow
  • Aligned with Tkiya’s core values of inclusivity, collaboration, community, and joy
  • Exceptional attention to detail and high standards of excellence
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks, and to work both within teams and independently
  • Flexibility and comfort working in a fast-paced environment with unanticipated opportunities
  • Enjoys working and building relationships with colleagues and constituents

Commitment: 40 hours per week

Compensation: $70,000 - $85,000

Benefits: $480 monthly QSEHRA Healthcare reimbursement, unlimited PTO

Tkiya is an equal opportunity employer. All individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, medical condition, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state, or local laws.

To Apply: Please email with the subject: Program Director. Include a resume and a cover letter that communicates why you are a fit for the position.