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Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Director, Young Adult Engagement and Community Collaboration, Pittsburgh, PA

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is seeking a Director of Young Adult Engagement and Community Collaboration. The Director is a futuristic thinker and prime mover who will continuously create the next level of achievement in the young adult space in Jewish Pittsburgh, and will lead the team to create energizing and innovative programming and outreach. The Director will develop collaboration among Jewish organizations in Pittsburgh to create space for young adults to connect to their Judaism and the Jewish community on their own terms. The focus will be on engagement and working collaboratively across the Jewish community to identify duplication of and gaps in resources for young Jewish adults in Pittsburgh.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in related field; masters preferred in related field or equivalent work experience required.

  • Minimum of five years of experience in leadership or entrepreneurial roles in private, corporate or nonprofit sector.
  • Experience working with operational and strategic plans, goal setting and hitting milestones.
  • Prior successes working in the young adult (ages 22-45) sphere a plus.
  • Prior supervisory experience required.

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Job posted February 20, 2019 


JCC Greater Boston

JCC Boston Diller Teen Fellows Program Coordinator, Boston, MA

The Diller Teen Fellows is an immersive experiential education program for 10th - 11th graders designed to inspire and promote leadership among Jewish youth. This International program began in San Francisco 21 years ago and has since expanded to include 16 international communities in the Diaspora and 16 Israeli communities.

Currently, Boston is running this program for its tenth cohort of teens. Each year, twenty Diller Teen Fellows are selected and partnered with twenty Diller Teen Fellows in Haifa. The two groups participate in a parallel curriculum, which includes:

  • Twelve five-hour Sunday workshops
  • 2 weekend retreats Shabbatonim (retreats)
  • 2 full-day workshops
  • A ten-day spring seminar in Boston, during which the Israeli teens visit with their peers and learn about the Boston Jewish community
  • A three-week summer seminar in Israel that brings all teens (around the world) together for an intensive and immersive experience

Position Starts: June 30th, 2019
Please send resume by April 12th, 2019 to CPO@jccgb.org
All applicants must be able to participate in an all-day Assessment Center/Group Interview in Boston on Sunday, May 19th, 2019.

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Job posted February 20, 2019


Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches

Chief Executive Officer, Palm Beach Gardens and Boynton Beach, FL

The leadership of the Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches (Mandel JCC) views the appointment of its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as a compelling opportunity for a visionary leader, with an inspirational voice, to lead the JCC into a new chapter of innovative programming, service excellence and long-term sustainability.  The CEO will be an organizational and community leader, with the opportunity to have a significant impact on the lives of Jews and non-Jews of all ages through their engagement with the JCC; an opportunity to transform this center for Jewish life, strengthening and building community collaboration and crafting a new vision and narrative for the central role of the Mandel JCC across the entire community.

The Mandel JCC seeks a creative, energetic and entrepreneurial CEO who can position the JCC to play a significant role in modeling how they think about community, Jewish continuity and the expression of the Jewish values that will drive the community for years to come.

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Job posted February 8, 2019


Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah

Director of Strategic Grantmaking, Brooklyn, NY

Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah (LKFLT) works to help Jews and fellow travelers apply Jewish
wisdom to live better lives and shape a better world. LKFLT seeks a Director of Strategic Grantmaking. This position will lead LKFLT’s work to expand, deepen, and strengthen the embrace of applied Jewish wisdom by (1) identifying and supporting exceptional examples of applied Jewish wisdom work with financial and other support, and (2) leveraging those investments to amplify our impact through fieldbuilding and narrative change. Working in close partnership with LKFLT’s exceptional Program Director, the Director of Strategic Grantmaking will oversee a robust portfolio of grantee-partners and participate actively in shaping and refining LKFLT’s holistic changemaking strategy. Across all of this work, the Director of Strategic
Grantmaking will stay abreast of—and contribute to—the evolving zeitgeist of the Jewish education sector and other fields in which Jewish wisdom plays (or could play) a role. This position is based in Brooklyn, New York; reports to the President; and is a full-time, exempt position.

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Job posted February 8, 2019


Temple Beth Avodah 

Director of K-12 Learning & Engagement, Newton, MA

Temple Beth Avodah is a nurturing and progressive Reform synagogue in Newton, MA. Our congregation consists of approximately 425 families engaged in Jewish life and learning across diverse ages and stages. Under the leadership of Rabbi Keith Stern over the past 21 years, TBA is a congregation whose vision is to be a home for our congregants – where the door is always open and the lights are always on. We believe in creating meaningful connections for our members and offering vibrant and innovative programming. 

Temple Beth Avodah is looking for a new full-time Director of K-12 Learning & Engagement to join our staff team. We believe that each child and family needs to be nurtured to learn, grow, and connect in ways that are unique to them and seek an educator who shares our vision and personalized approach. The ideal candidate connects well with people of all ages, has strong communication and organizational skills, and is creative and innovative in curricula and program planning. Knowledge and appreciation of Reform Jewish practice including Jewish values, rituals and customs, and Hebrew learning is essential.

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To apply, please send cover letter & resume to Becky Oliver at boliver@bethavodah.org.

Job posted January 31, 2019


Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE) 

Director, Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

CASJE is searching for a CASJE Director who will report to the GSEHD Dean, who currently co-chairs CASJE’s professional advisory board. This position will provide overall leadership for CASJE, in collaboration with the Dean and professional advisory board; manage CASJE’s operations; steward and manage projects using traditional and innovative research and field engagement modalities; develop and sustain multiple sources of financial support for CASJE; and facilitate broad communication to diverse stakeholders in Jewish education. The Director is not responsible for the formal supervision of staff but may lead project teams or provide coaching and delegation of work to other employees.


The position is currently funded for three years, ending in 2021, subject to sufficient continuation of external grant funding.

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Job posted January 31, 2019


The New Reform Temple

Director of Congregational Education and Programming, Kansas City, Missouri

The Director of Congregational Education and Programming position has two dimensions. This individual will be responsible for guiding our congregational religious school (currently 75 students), which begins with Torah Tots (pre-school) and continues through Confirmation (10th grade). The position will encompass all regular responsibilities of a Religious School principal.

The second part of this position will be facilitating a robust program of congregational activities for people of all ages. Our goal is to raise the level of engagement of our members in all aspects of the congregation.

Qualifications

  • Passionate commitment to Jewish life especially within a synagogue setting
  • Love of Jewish learning and knowledge of Reform Jewish life
  • Team player who works collaboratively with professional staff and lay leaders
  • Prior experience working in Jewish congregational programming Jewish education and youth (formal education, camp, or other experiential educational experience)
  • BA/BS degree; MA Preferable
  • Impeccable organization, competence, and integrity
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Understanding of current social media platforms and how to effectively utilize them to further congregational goals
  • Facility with youth of all ages as well as adults; keen interpersonal skills; outgoing personality; unbridled enthusiasm
  • The ability to be a responsible teacher, mentor, to our youth, our teachers, and our adult members
  • HUMOR!

Application Instructions 

Cover letter and resume sent to Rabbi Alan David Londy at rabbi@thenewreformtemple.com.

Please no phone calls. All candidates' applications for the job will be acknowledged.

Visit the organization's website to learn more. 

Job posted January 24, 2019


Beth Israel Congregation

Executive Director, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Beth Israel Congregation in Ann Arbor, MI is seeking an Executive Director. Would you like to come work at our active, egalitarian, community-minded congregation? You would be working in a fun and engaged university community (University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University), with a congregation of approximately 460 families.

The Position

The Executive Director (ED) manages, oversees and is ultimately responsible for the synagogue budget, its physical plant, supervision of non-clergy synagogue personnel, and the overall management and day-to-day operations of the synagogue. The ED, in partnership with the rabbis and lay leadership, is responsible for program, membership services, resource development, and defining and operationalizing the vision of the synagogue.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to the Executive
Director Hiring Committee at bicdirectorsearch2019@gmail.com.

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Job posted January 24, 2019


Teen Beit Midrash

Program Director, Boston, MA

The Teen Beit Midrash is a Jewish learning space for post-b’nai mitzvah teens (12-18 years). Embracing of young people of different learning styles, religious backgrounds, genders, and other identities, this program provides access to the library of rabbinic literature and aims to help the students see themselves in the chain of Jewish tradition. Through shared dinner conversation, havruta learning pedagogy and skill building towards accessing the original texts, students and teachers become a community of learners grounded in a love of Torah.

The program runs September-May. For these months hours will average 20/week. The remaining three months hours are flexible and varied, focused on recruitment.

Salary: $25,000

Applications preferred by Feb. 1st, 2019, hiring committee will start reading applications by Jan. 28th. Resumes and cover letters should be submitted to teenbmboard@gmail.com.

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Job posted January 24, 2019


Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut

Executive Director, New London, CT

The Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut (JFEC), founded in 1975, serves a large area with diverse congregations. The Federation is at the center of Jewish community life in eastern Connecticut. JFEC is seeking a new Executive Director in anticipation of the 2019 retirement of the current Director who has held the position since 1984.

Executive Director key tasks:

  • Work with the JFEC President and Board to ensure that the Federation meets the needs and desires of the Jewish community
  • Staff, develop and support professional and volunteer positions.
  • Recruit lay volunteers to help with programs
  • Organize the Federation annual fundraising campaign, including written materials, training, special programs, and direct solicitation
  • Lead the community in providing cultural, educational, and social activities for both the Jewish and general community
  • Advocate for and encourage close ties with Israel and our Partnership region of Afula/Gilboa
  • Support and help coordinate Hillel programs at Mitchell College, the Coast Guard Academy, and Connecticut College
  • Cultivate and actively maintain relationships with key community, political, religious, media and institutional leaders
  • Help achieve sufficient community participation so that program activities on all levels can be realized
  • Organize annual or bi-annual Missions to Israel
  • Work with United Way including attendance at Council of United Way Agency Executive meetings
  • Manage annual allocation requests and monitor outcomes.
  • Facilitate Rabbis meetings to coordinate community programs
  • Serve as point of contact and spokesperson for local news outlets and other community organizations, e.g. The Day and Norwich Bulletin newspapers, the Rotary Clubs.
  • Support area economic-development efforts especially with regards to addressing inquiries regarding Jewish community programs
  • Work with the Coast Guard Academy to facilitate educational exchanges with Israel
  • Contribute as needed with daily tasks to ensure the efficient functioning of the Federation

Qualifications: This position requires a broad range of abilities.  The Executive Director must be energetic, with the ability and the desire to promote the vibrancy and unity of the Jewish Community.  Priority will be given to candidates with potential to lead the organization and recruit and manage community volunteers to help develop and carry out programs and fundraising.  The individual selected will be knowledgeable in all things Jewish and be active in cultivating and participating in the Eastern Connecticut Jewish community and its institutions.

Application:  Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter including relevant education and employment history to jfecsearch@gmail.com.  All inquiries will be kept confidential. The position will remain open until filled.  The current Director will be available to help in leadership transition.  Questions may be addressed to Gabe Stern, Chairmen of the JFEC Executive Director Search Committee at the email address above.  We invite applicants to visit our website: http://www.jfec.com.

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Job posted January 24, 2019


Brandeis Hillel

Reform Senior Jewish Educator, Waltham, MA

Role Overview

Join Brandeis Hillel as the Peter J. Rubinstein Reform Senior Jewish Educator (SJE) to help enrich the lives of students and shape the future of Jewish life on campus. As a passionate and engaging Jewish educator, you will envision, plan, and execute Brandeis Hillel’s outreach initiatives. You will develop relationships with students, staff, faculty and community members to ensure a vibrant Reform community on campus, and inspire students to be a part of the Brandeis community. Brandeis Hillel is among the top Hillels in the world, and Brandeis is consistently ranked as a destination school for Jewish students of all backgrounds. The Reform SJE will work with student leaders in several of our student groups and projects in a mentorship capacity and will work in collaboration with our staff team to enhance opportunities for Jewish education.

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Job posted January 9, 2019


New England Jewish Labor Committee

Executive Director, Boston, MA

JLC New England (JLC NE) is the Boston-based regional arm of the Jewish Labor Committee, a social justice organization devoted to engaging the Jewish community in issues that affect working people – including fair pay, a safe working environment, and basic job security—and to engaging the labor movement in issues that affect the Jewish community. We are seeking an Executive Director (ED) to lead us toward fully meeting our mission in building coalitions within the labor movement and the Jewish community, and in playing a leadership role in advocacy with state and local officials. The ED will maximize the organization’s impact, increase our financial base, expand our membership, and build on our history of engagement with a wide range of groups. The ED reports to the JLC NE Board and maintains a collegial relationship with national JLC leadership.

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Job posted January 9, 2019


Jewish Family & Children's Service

Café Hakalah Coordinator, part-time, Worcester, MA

Position Summary:

The Schechter Holocaust Services (SHS) program supports survivors' ability to live at home and connect with the community. These activities currently take place in the Greater Boston and North Shore areas. In addition to providing comprehensive social service assistance to survivors and their families, SHS holds monthly social gatherings – Café Hakalah - in Brookline and Marblehead.

This part-time position is responsible for organizing and facilitating all aspects of a new monthly social and cultural Café Hakalah for Holocaust survivors in Central MA. This will include: outreach, recruitment, program design, and tracking of attendance.  This person will need to identify the survivors in this area using media, community outreach and other sources to make connections.  The Coordinator will also recruit volunteers to assist with outreach and to help at the programs.  Depending on the candidate, the program coordinator will help with intake for those survivors who may need additional services.

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Job posted January 9, 2019


Congregation B’nai Israel

Executive Director, Northampton, MA

Congregation B’nai Israel is the oldest and largest synagogue in Northampton, its origins dating back to 1904. As a congregation, CBI is affiliated with the Conservative Movement but welcomes those whose backgrounds and observance of their faith span a wide and diverse range of Jewish the-ology and practice. The synagogue welcomes interfaith and blended families, LGBTQ individuals and families, and provides a spiritual home for those with diverse political leanings and lifestyles.

CBI is looking for a new Executive Director. The position of Executive Director requires an individual with a history of successful nonprofit management experience; a familiarity with spiritual communities, community-based, or member-ship organizations; a high level of comfort working with the public; and perhaps most importantly, the ability to foster collaboration among staff, the Board of Directors, and the committees and vol-unteers managing the synagogue and its programs.

The successful candidate will have proven skills in managing people, programs, and budgets; a good grasp of systems technology, social media, and marketing; and a genuine passion for working with people. Experience in membership engagement, recruitment, and retention is preferred.

In overseeing the day-to-day operations of the synagogue, including creating a secure and welcom-ing institution, the executive director will play a crucial role in the continuing growth of the com-munity. CBI seeks a hands-on operational manager with skills in partnership building, multi-chan-nel communications, and fundraising. This is a unique opportunity to join a vibrant organization that continues to develop in response to the interests of its congregants and the needs of its community.

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Job posted January 9, 2019


Kahal B’raira

Education Director

Kahal B’raira (KB) in Cambridge, MA is seeking an Education Director to lead our Sunday School and Youth Group. This is a unique opportunity to craft and execute a vision for an inclusive and engaging Jewish educational experience. KB is a Jewish Humanist Congregation of about 85 households with 50 children enrolled in Sunday school. The Sunday school educates children in preschool through 9th Grade. School meets 1 -2 times per month on Sunday mornings between September and June concurrently with the adult members’ service. Teens are actively engaged as aides in the school, participate in a Youth Group and may become bar/bat mitzvah. We provide a place for children to learn Jewish history, traditions, literature, ethics, and music while celebrating secular Jewish culture. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds. We emphasize collaboration and critical thinking.

Responsibilities include: hiring and supervising teachers and aides, developing and updating the school's curriculum, leading combined parent-school-congregation activities, and communicating with parents, the Executive Committee, and the larger congregation about the functioning of the school. The director is expected to attend and supervise all school activities on 15 Sunday mornings per year (from 8 AM to 12:30 PM). Beyond Sunday mornings, the education director’s hours are flexible for planning, supervisory, and development activities and should expect to average 15 hours per week throughout the year.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree, teaching experience, familiarity with Jewish culture.

Compensation: $16,500 with additional compensation commensurate with any expanded roles, as described above.

Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume to: administrator@kahalbraira.org The committee will begin to review applications on January 15th.

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Job posted December 13, 2018


Jewish Family & Career Services, Inc.

CEO

JF&CS in Atlanta, Georgia seeks a seasoned CEO with demonstrated experience in relationship-building and fundraising as well as a passion for human services to advance the excellence of the organization’s work.  The CEO will have primary responsibility for managing, guiding, integrating and developing the deeply talented professional team at JF&CS and will represent the agency both within the Jewish community and the community at-large, enabling it to maintain and grow its presence among clients, partners, and donors. 

The CEO reports to the Board of Directors, meets regularly with the President of the Board and will also interface regularly with the entire Board.  The CEO directly supervises the Agency’s Chief Program Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief  Development Officer.

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To apply for this position please visit www.DRGsearch.com

Job posted December 13, 2018


Camp Seneca Lake

Trip Leader, CSL in Israel 2019 Summer Program

Camp Seneca Lake Seeks Trip Leader for its “CSL in Israel” 2019 Summer Program.

Camp Seneca Lake, a Jewish residential summer camp located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, is seeking a dynamic Jewish educator and trip leader for our Camp Seneca Lake “CSL” in Israel program, a month-long immersive Israel experience for sixteen-year-old/ entering high school juniors. Our 2019 trip will take place from Sunday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 31. The CSL in Israel Trip Leader must oversee and manage all on-the-ground aspects of the CSL in Israel trip during the duration of the program. This includes working with the staff team on the ground – American and Israeli, implementing the planned itinerary, managing camper issues, overseeing supplemental Jewish programming and Shabbat experiences, coordinating rooming, etc. The CSL in Israel Trip Leader will work closely with the JCC Senior Director of Jewish Life to ensure programmatic success.

Job Details:
• Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
• Expected Time Frame of Employment: June 30 – July 31, 2019, with consistent communication and pre-trip coordination with JCC Senior Director of Jewish Life and Director of Camp Seneca Lake beginning in early April, as needed
o Please note there will also be a mandatory 2-3 day staff training workshop prior to June 30 scheduled to best accommodate the schedules of all involved

To Apply:
1. Please submit your resume, with the names and contact information of three references to Joy Getnick, JCC Senior Director of Jewish Life, at jgetnick@jccrochester.org. References can be a combination of professors/teachers, employers/supervisors, and peers or friends.
2. Please contact Joy Getnick at jgetnick@jccrochester.org or 585-461-2000 x239 with any questions about the CSL in Israel Program or this job posting.

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Job posted December 12, 2018


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.  

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Requirements:

  • 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 jobs@claimscon.org.  No phone calls please.  Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Job posted December 6, 2018