The League for Yiddish is looking for an Executive Director

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The League for Yiddish is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director, to begin in February 2020.

The position is currently part-time, with the possibility of full-time, given the creation of additional initiatives, programs and projects.

Responsible for:

  1. Promoting the mission of the League for Yiddish (
  2. Overseeing the finances/operations of the organization
  3. Managing/growing the membership, and fundraising
  4. Coordinating organizational programs and projects, both in-person and virtual, that promote the Yiddish language
  5. Expanding the online presence of the League for Yiddish
  6. Developing activity and program proposals in keeping with the mission of the League for Yiddish, for consideration by the Executive Board of the League for Yiddish.
  7. Representing, and speaking on behalf of, the League for Yiddish at appropriate public events.
  8. Representing the League for Yiddish in collaborative efforts with kindred organizations.
  9. Reporting regularly to the Board on: League for Yiddish activities, financial status, membership recruitment, work of the Executive Director


  1. Must speak and write fluent Yiddish and be knowledgeable of Yiddish culture and history
  2. Should have administrative/management experience
  3. Must have strong capabilities in technology/website management/social media.
  4. Preferably live within commuting distance of New York.

Please forward résumés, by August 25, 2019, to Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath, at:


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