Kehillath Shalom Synagogue

HUMuS is a new coalition of organizations funded by UJA-Federation and founded by the following organizations: Kehillath Shalom Synagogue, New York Interfaith Power & Light, North Shore Land Alliance, St. John’s Episcopal Church, The Nature Conservancy, The Sierra Club Long Island Group (list in formation). Focusing on the Huntington area, these groups will organize to influence climate change policy at the local level through education, mobilization, and advocacy.



Project Organizer will assist the Coalition to identify goals and objectives, and plan and support the strategies and programming to achieve these objectives.


The project organizer will be responsible for coordinating monthly meetings of the partner organizations’ steering committee. In the first phase of our work, the organizer will be responsible for networking with community-based, mission-aligned groups in the Huntington area to bring them into the coalition. Huntington is a diverse, multi-racial, multi-cultural area and this project seeks to engage all parts of our community. These stakeholders will then make a collective decision to focus the partnership on a single project for the year. After the project has been selected the organizer will be responsible for leading the implementation of the work. 


This is a 15-hour/week, grant-funded, one-year position, with a possible opportunity for renewal for a second year.


Qualifications/Desired Experience:

  • Organizing experience – multicultural, community-based, and faith-based organizations a plus
  • Strong Program Development skills
  • Volunteer management
  • Experience working with and across diverse communities
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to issues of race and justice on Long Island
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong Communication Skills (speaking, writing, social media, etc.)
  • Commitment to sustainability
  • Knowledge of Huntington community, residence in it a plus.
  • Availability of an automobile.
  • Ability to work outside of “normal” five day, 9 to 5 working hours.



$18,000 per year (15 hours/week)


Background: Huntington Mobilization for Sustainability will bring together community organizations to educate and advocate on behalf of the environment of our community. Long Island faces many challenges: loss of green space and habitat, pollution, increasing energy needs, etc. These issues impact stakeholders across the many divides of our society: class, race, religion, political persuasion. Everyone wants clean water for their families and a safe, healthy world for their children and grandchildren. While there are many groups working on issues of climate and conservation, they do not always work together. HUMuS will bring community and faith-based groups into the picture to work with and support existing environmental groups.


To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Rabbi Lina Zerbarini,


This Coalition echoes the commitment of our partner The Nature Conservancy:

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff, partners, and leadership to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.