Consulting Lead Faculty, Social Impact Labs
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We are looking for faculty for our social impact lab program. The Greenhouse engages teens in re-inspired Jewish experiences in order to provide next generation leaders the opportunity to learn from diverse Jewish role models who are industry experts and entrepreneurs in the world’s growing social innovation ecosystem. Designed to serve as a pipeline into continued Jewish learning and living, these curated experiences equip teens with the skills, networks, and opportunities to apply Jewish values to their own innovations for addressing our world’s most pressing social challenges.
Our social impact lab is one of The Greenhouse’s signature programs with the goal to expose teens to social innovations and entrepreneurs in both NYC and a location outside of NYC. We have several learning objectives associated with each lab:
- Learn how to leverage resources in order to create positive change in one’s community.
- Understand how interventions and issues are (or are not) Jewish responses to issues.
- Have the ability to articulate how an intervention/project is a response to complex social issues.
- Interact with social innovators and entrepreneurs involved in social impact work and learn how to ask questions. about their process and inspiration as well as challenges.
- Imagine how to build a prototype for a social impact solution related to lab theme.
We are searching for faculty for three separate labs:
- Lab 1 Theme Public Space: Fall 2018 – 8 sessions in NYC followed by a weeklong trip to Eastern Europe during winter break
- Lab 2 Theme TBD: Winter/Spring 2019 – 8 sessions in NYC with a trip to Portland, OR in February 2019
- Lab 3 Theme TBD:: Winter/Spring/Summer 2019 – 5 sessions in NYC followed by two weeks in Israel during summer 2019. Note: This is not a sightseeing trip; rather, teens will be paired with local NGOs/Social businesses on a social innovation challenge.
Each lab will have a theme related to “Build a Better City.” The theme will be determined in conjunction with the faculty member; however, the faculty is responsible for creating a semester-long syllabus and organizing field trips for the teen participants. Faculty need not have a background in Jewish education (although it’s a bonus!) as a Jewish educator will also be present at each session. During the semester, sessions will meet bi-monthly and are two hours each Thursday (although the weekday might be flexible). Faculty will not need to grade assignments, but will need to assist in building a curriculum for the sessions.
Our ideal faculty will have (some of) the following background and pedagogical ideals:
- Experience working with teens in informal/ experiential educational settings, but also creating syllabi and a lesson plan.
- PhD or PhD candidate in any subject preferred.
- Expertise in a subject related to social impact work.
- Can assist with creating relationships with local Universities and social entrepreneurs.
- Some background or participation in Jewish education.
$6000 per lab for creation of syllabus, facilitation/ organization of local sessions, co-designing the travel experience, and attendance/teaching while on the travel lab. All expenses within reason for the faculty will be paid for the faculty during travel.
How to Apply
Please send your resume and a brief statement (in the body of an email) describing your interest in the position, which lab you are interested in teaching, and your expertise in experiential (place-based) education to email@example.com. Please write “Greenhouse Faculty” in the email subject line. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis; The Greenhouse seeks to select Faculty for the three labs no later than May 31, 2018.