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As a service to our alumni and the general public, we list job openings submitted to the Hornstein Program by Jewish communal organizations and schools worldwide. This listing is updated as job posts are received. If you pursue a position listed here, we'd love to hear about it. Please email Hornstein alumni may also use the services of Brandeis's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Heller School Career Centers.

Claims Conference

Program Officer – Social Welfare

The Claims Conference is a global, non-profit organization committed to providing a small measure of justice to Holocaust Survivors. Our headquarters are in New York while the 200+ social service agencies we fund are located in 47 countries across 6 continents. In 2018, the Claims Conference will distribute approximately $400 million in direct compensation and nearly $500 million in grants that provide support to over 130,000 Survivors worldwide, including in-home nursing care, hunger relief, medical and dental programs. We continue to actively negotiate with the German government to expand funding criteria, such as the recent recognition of Algerian Survivors, enabling them to receive compensation for their experiences for the first time in history. At the Claims Conference, we honor history while making history.  

Are you an analytical thinker with impeccable organizational skills and attention to detail? Are you looking to work within a team environment while also having the opportunity to oversee and initiate a variety of simultaneous projects independently? Are you interested in an opportunity to ensure Holocaust survivors can live the remainder of their lives in dignity with access to social services?

The Claims Conference is looking for a dynamic Social Welfare Program Officer to join our Institutional Allocations Department and liaise with social service agencies throughout our grantmaking process. We need a team player who can develop strong relationships and partnerships with diverse individuals by maintaining positive communications and providing proactive support to Grantees. Ideally, you have prior experience in foundation work, grants administration and/or social welfare programs for the elderly. This position requires approximately 15% travel.  


  • Manage a portfolio of Grantees through the grantmaking process, especially tasks associated with managing grant life-cycles;
  • Assist prospective and renewal applicants in the development of grant proposals;
  • Prepare applications for presentation to an Allocations Committee and the Board of Directors;
  • Respond to inquiries from a wide range of constituencies and handle timely correspondence;
  • Monitor program budgets and ensure accurate payment and accounting of grants;
  • Support a timely and effective grants management processes;
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of Grantees’ programs and service delivery models in order to advise on best practices;
  • Maintain familiarity with regional laws and regulations and community resources that pertain to portfolios;
  • Collaborate with colleagues in cooperative approaches to grantmaking;
  • Assist with special projects as needed to advance the goals of the department, including the development of systems for collecting data and measuring the impact of the grant portfolio;
  • Follow up on audits and remediation plans;
  • Perform administrative responsibilities related to the above and to other areas as needed.


  • Master’s degree in a related field;
  • At least 2 years of experience in one of the following: foundation work, grants administration, developing/supervising social welfare programs, preferably for the elderly;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access;
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills;
  • Effective written and oral communication skills;
  • Approximately 15% domestic and/or international travel;
  • Conversance in the any of the following languages is helpful but not required: French, Spanish, Russian.

The Claims Conference is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law, including (without limitation) race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

To apply please submit your cover letter and resume to  No phone calls please.  Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Job posted December 6, 2018

The Jewish Federation of Cleveland

Director, Planning and Allocations

The role of the Community Planning & Allocations (CP&A) Department is to identify the needs of the Cleveland Jewish community and to work with appropriate partners to meet those needs. The Planning and Allocations Director assists in managing the work and regular meetings of the Allocations Committee, Community Planning Committee and/or Strategic Planning Committee; works with beneficiary agencies of the Federation’s annual allocations process and to collaborate on planning activity; and works closely with lay partners to develop planning processes, prepare for meetings and move initiatives forward. The ideal candidate for this position is passionate about serving the Jewish Community, detail-oriented but can be big-picture focused, intellectually curious, and resourceful. All planning and allocations activity is conducted within the context of a lay/professional planning model.

The Planning and Allocations Director is a full-time position reporting to the Managing Director of Community Planning and Allocations and is part of a dynamic and dedicated team. The Federation offers numerous benefits, including the opportunity to collaborate on a number of projects with other staff, a robust professional development program that is designed to meet the individual needs of every staff member, and an all-around positive work environment.

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Job posted September 18, 2018

JCamp 180

Director, Agawam, MA

As one of the flagship programs of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, JCamp 180 works to enhance the effectiveness of Jewish overnight and day camps throughout North America. JCamp 180 serves this mission by providing consulting services in the focus areas of board development, strategic planning, governance, fundraising, and outreach technology. These services are supplemented with year-long professional development programs in fundraising, legacy/planned giving, enrollment, and technology communications. 

In addition to providing mentoring services, JCamp 180 also directs matching grants to support each camp’s implementations of its strategic plan. Over the past decade, the Foundation’s challenge grants have contributed more than $16 million to over 115 camps. These grants have helped participating camps leverage over $85 million in direct gifts and $75 million in endowments through the JCamp 180 Legacy Program. With the assistance of JCamp 180 consultants, these camps have additionally raised more than $240 million on their own.


The Director will oversee the design and implementation of an ever-evolving range of services to an ever-growing number of Jewish camps. JCamp 180 currently serves 90 overnight and 25-day camps and sees them as both clients and partners. This position reports to the President of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and works closely with its founder, Harold Grinspoon. 

The Director’s responsibilities include:
• Lead and supervise a group of talented consultants and staff. 
• Manage the budget (approximately $2.7 million annually), track expenses and prepare financial analyses of the program. 
• Raise the profile of JCamp 180 in the field of Jewish camping by continually adding and enriching the program’s services and by developing external partnerships.
• Promote the tracking of trends and thought-leadership in Jewish camping and the role of JCamp 180 as a model for excellence in its contribution to the sector. 
• Serve on the Foundation’s senior leadership team and present at board meetings as needed. 
• Oversee the planning of an annual conference of over 450 camping professionals and lay leaders. 
• Provide one-on-one consulting in fundraising, strategic planning and board development. 
• Oversee the funding of multiple challenge grant matches each year. 
• Work across the foundation to leverage other programs (e.g. PJ Library) for camp. 
• Explore new ways to help camps in core focus areas of strategic planning, board governance, and fundraising.


• Demonstrated success in at least one or more of the following areas: fundraising, board governance, and strategic planning.
• Prior experience running an organization or large program, growing its size and scope, overseeing operational issues and managing excellent customer service. 
• A commitment to the mission of JCamp 180. 
• Proven experience in supervising a team. 
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral). 
• Entrepreneurial approach with a proven ability to execute. 
• Ability to work collaboratively and foster teamwork. 
• Passion for Jewish communal life as a professional or volunteer. 
• High energy, team-oriented, and enjoy the opportunities and challenges of working in a fast-paced, continually innovating, results-oriented environment. 

This position description is based upon material provided by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, please visit:

Job posted September 12, 2018


Digital Marketing Director

As the Digital Marketing Manager, you will lead the charge in developing and executing a cohesive, ROI-driven digital marketing plan for one of the world’s largest teen-facing organizations. You’ll work on defining and implementing digital marketing strategies that align with our organizational objectives, produce meaningful marketing KPI dashboards and deliver performance reports with actionable insights. The role will also involve conducting conversion optimization strategies with the aim of improving efficiency in our digital marketing strategies and increasing ROI. The successful candidate will not necessarily come from a pure web analytics background but should possess an excellent, in-depth level of knowledge in digital marketing, as well as experience in strategic and analytical management of digital campaigns.


Are you as analytical and business savvy as you are creative and curious? Does the idea of influencing others and driving results through collaboration excite you? Do you work, think and breathe digital? Then this position sounds like you!


We’re a global network of passionate professionals excited to make a difference in the lives of teens. We are the Jewish community’s largest and fastest growing pluralistic platform for reaching and inspiring teens during the school-year with 600 teen-led local chapters and over 100 weekend retreats along with a plethora of summer experiences including Israel visits, global travel programs and leadership camps. We work as a strong and inclusive team and every day is different by design. We are fast-paced, high energy and results driven.

What you’ll get to do as our Digital Marketing Manager:

• Develop and execute a cohesive, metrics-based digital marketing plan with proven results
• Lead and manage all aspects of digital campaigns for the organization, including SEO/SEM, paid search, paid social, email marketing, and display advertising
• Maximize paid and organic search engine traffic and conversion, while meeting cost per acquisition targets
• Analyze campaigns to track effectiveness and identify optimization opportunities
• Develop website traffic plan and create goals and benchmarks to meet
• Conduct keyword research to guide content creation, identify SEO issues, and work with web developer to optimize website
• Develop, evaluate and oversee the implementation of A/B testing protocols and procedures
• Create a system for creating and tracking landing pages for email marketing, acquisition campaigns, and SEO


• Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of 2-4 years of applicable work experience in digital marketing 
• Solid understanding of digital advertising; paid and earned methodology and current best practices
• Excellent knowledge of the Facebook Ads Manager interface and an overall understanding of the lead generation and conversion process in a data-driven environment
• Ability to accurately translate data into actionable changes to online marketing, email communications or website content with the aim of refining strategy in support of goals
• Thorough understanding of the many potential metrics as they relate to digital marketing
• Experience with ad serving tools (e.g., DART, Atlas) and setting up and optimizing Google Adwords campaigns
• Experience working with analytical software (Google Analytics preferred)
• High proficiency with Excel and PowerPoint 
• Ability to multitask and pay extreme attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
• Team player with a passion for collaboration

Location: Ideal location- Washington, DC; open to home office/remote in a US major metropolitan area

What Else:

In addition to excellent health care and retirement benefits, we offer generous vacation time and sick time plus 9 paid secular holidays, four floating holidays and paid time off to volunteer. We also provide paid time off for the Jewish holidays. We provide excellent opportunities for professional development. We have a flexible work environment, we promote work life blend and we provide generous family leave.

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Job posted August 30, 2018

Legacy Heritage Fund

Project Assistant

Immediate Opening

An outstanding NYC-based not-for-profit is seeking a skilled, energetic, individual, to serve as a Project Assistant. This is a great job opportunity for a motivated, resourceful, highly focused individual interested in not-for-profit or foundation work.

As a Project Assistant you will report to and support the organization’s program staff in connection with program implementation and oversight -- primarily in the fields of Jewish education and leadership development.

Responsibilities include providing logistical, administrative, and research support, preparation of documents, data entry, coordination of webinars and conferences, communicating with program participants and grantees, maintaining program timelines and calendars as well as serving as receptionist.

Communications skills as well as familiarity with the use of technology (including Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Adobe) and social media are vital. Knowledge of the Jewish institutional landscape is preferred.

Competitive salary and benefits. Please submit cover letter, writing sample and resume to

Job posted June 19, 2018