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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.

Rashi School

Development Associate

Dedham, MA

The Rashi School, the Boston-area Reform Jewish independent school offering an academically challenging K-8 education in an environment infused with Jewish values, seeks a Development Associate to support the School’s Development team administratively and strategically. In addition to the Development Associate, the department consists of the Director of Development, Assistant Director of Development, and the Director of Alumni Relations and Events. The Development Associate reports to the Director of Development.

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee all areas of gift processing, acknowledgement, tracking, and reconciliation.
  • Assist in donor cultivation activities with preparation, production, mailing, and correspondence.
  • Handle inquiries from donors, prospects, and Board members.
  • Support Development team in the management of an annual portfolio of high-profile events.
  • Assist with select internal Development meeting preparation including booking rooms, creating agendas, assembling briefing materials, taking meeting minutes, and making travel and conference call arrangements.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact with Board members, parents, donors, funders, Alumni, Alumni Parents, and others. Required Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of administrative experience, preferably in a non-profit organization and/or experience handling receivables, reconciliations and record keeping.
  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook, web and email contact technology and programs.
  • Database experience required, Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge preferred. 
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Detail-orientated.
  • Ability to multi-task and to work under pressure.
  • Able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and data security at all times.
  • Work effectively both independently and in a team.
  • Able to work occasional nights and weekends.

More information at website. To apply, please send resume, cover letter and professional references to

Job posted February 20, 2018

Temple Emunah

Executive Director

Lexington, MA

Temple Emunah is a vibrant, growing, multi-generational Conservative congregation that serves over 575 families in Boston’s northwest suburbs. We seek to hire an exceptionally well-organized and effective individual for the full-time position of Executive Director.

The Executive Director has ultimate responsibility for the daily operations of our synagogue. In addition to possessing the skills for these tasks (e.g., oversight of staff, communications, budget and facilities), the ideal candidate must be a strategic thinker, facilitator, and manager. The Executive Director we seek must be able to balance attention to details (of events, policies, etc.) with the larger landscape of the Jewish, financial and administrative year.

Applicants should have previous experience in a similar position and strong interpersonal skills in order to work well with congregants, lay leaders and our professional staff. Experience with finance and technology will be valued as well as knowledge of or willingness to learn about Judaism.


  • A strong work ethic balanced by a real sense of humor and humility.
  • A team-oriented approach focused on achieving collective success.
  • A strong foundation in the financial, Board management, member outreach, fundraising, and facilities-related issues that typically confront mid-sized congregations.
  • Either educational or work experiences that demonstrate a keenly developed aptitude for managing multiple projects with competing deadlines.
  • Measurable and quantifiable experience with supervising a team that has achieved sustained success.
  • A comfort level in high-pressure environments fortified by the capacity to admit and learn from mistakes.
  • 3 or more years work experience in a comparable position

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter that describes your interest and qualification for this position to
For more information, see

Job posted February 16, 2018

Congregation Beth Elohim

Director of Jewish Education and Community Engagement

Acton, MA

Located in Acton, Massachusetts, a suburban community 25 miles northwest of Boston, we are an independent, progressive synagogue with a hamish congregation of over 280 families who are religiously diverse in our practice, including many interfaith families. We are an inclusive, socially active, participatory congregation with an informal atmosphere. Our services, practices, and siddur are egalitarian. Jewish traditions, community, and life-long learning are central to our values. Our adults are actively involved in Brotherhood and Sisterhood, social action, adult education, and the weaving of creative arts into our Jewish practice. The congregation values our close social connections, and we support each other during simchas and in times of need.

The ideal candidate will be:
Visionary- The director will bring a vision to the school programming, influencing the atmosphere, the culture, and the curriculum of our school.
A Strong Leader- The director will inspire students in their learning, families in their Jewish practice, and teachers in their educational practice. The director will be flexible, adjusting to changes that are inherent in a dynamic school setting.
Approachable and Available – The director will be visibly present and accessible as part of the fabric of the community.
Embracing of Diversity – The director will welcome a congregation with varying styles of Jewish observance, interfaith families, and students with a range of learning needs.
Inspiring, Charismatic, and Warm – The director will infuse excitement and joy into programming. This love of Judaism and Jewish community should be contagious to students, teens, and families.
Organized- The director will manage many aspects of the program, including communication with teachers, parents, students, and community leaders.
Collaborative- The director will work collaboratively with the rabbi, cantor, preschool director, school committee, and other community leaders. The director is also expected to engage the teachers in planning and to include them in relevant decisions.

Responsibilities will include:
* Manages the day-to-day administration of the school, including hiring, evaluating, and supervising teachers
* Communicates clearly and consistently with religious school families, teachers, congregation leaders, and clergy
* Establishes, guides, implements and assesses a multi-dimensional, engaging, and spiral curriculum for grades K-12
* Encourages family engagement in synagogue through varied programming
* Develops and implements professional development for teachers
* Provides resources and support to students and families through development of one-on-one relationships
* Collaborates with School Committee to manage school policy, procedures, and budget
* Partners with clergy, teachers, and lay leadership to develop effective programming on a consistent basis
* Networks with Jewish and secular programs to foster student growth through bringing in different perspectives, new teaching methodologies, and an enhanced use of technology
* Maintains and develops teen programming, including a classroom assistant program and elective classes, to promote continued involvement post B’nai Mitzvah in the CBE, and greater Jewish community

* Master’s degree in Education, Jewish Education, Jewish Communal Service, or Clergy with a focus in education
* Previous experience working in Education or in the Jewish community as an educator or in a leadership role
* Minimum 5 years Synagogue Education Administration or related field

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
For more information, see

Job posted February 13, 2018

Mount Zion Temple

Congregational Engagement Director

St Paul, MN

Mount Zion Temple, a welcoming and vibrant Jewish spiritual home for 650 households in the Twin Cities, seeks a Congregational Engagement Director to help strengthen the connections of congregants to each other, to clergy and staff, and to Judaism. This position will be at the center of Mount Zion’s future, helping navigate the congregation toward its aspirations to build an inclusive community, act for social justice, and foster meaningful human and spiritual connections for all.

There’s much to be done! Your initial activities will focus on establishing and supporting a new congregant-led groups initiative to engage participants who share similar interests, needs, or stages in life. Other key activities in the initial year will be reaching out to young adults, getting to know many of our wonderful and committed members, and helping to engage new members as they join. In subsequent years you would help determine future activities and initiatives. We envision your role to be the organizer and facilitator: enabling for lay leaders to blossom, relationships
to flourish, and inclusion to grow. All along the way, you would be a nexus of information and communication, both reaching out to and sought out by congregants.

You’re the right candidate if you’re a natural people connector who brings energy, warmth and a familiarity with and love of Judaism to the position. You’ll succeed if you’re comfortable with people and details, have a strong sense of professionalism, and are fluent with both social and traditional media.

The position is full-time, with a competitive salary and strong benefits package.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Larry Solomon, Executive Director, at, by February 28, 2018. A more detailed job description is available at

Job posted February 13, 2018

Kesher Center for Jewish Learning and Culture

Director, After School Program

Somerville MA

The Kesher Center for Jewish Learning and Culture is a non-affiliated institution that serves the Cambridge, Somerville, and surrounding areas. Home to both the Kesher Nevatim Preschool and the Kesher After School programs, we are a diverse and welcoming community that provides progressive Jewish educational experiences for children pre-school through middle school.

We are seeking an experienced, innovative, and passionate educator to lead the Kesher After School program and contribute to the vision and development of the Kesher Center. The Director will work closely with the Kesher Nevatim Preschool and other Center programs to create and implement integrated and holistic programs for education and community-building.

The Director’s responsibilities include:
● Hiring, training, leading, mentoring, and supervising teachers in the After School program
● Collaborating with teachers to develop project-based and experiential study units in both Judaic Studies and Modern Hebrew.
● Arranging professional training and follow-up for staff in the proficiency approach to language acquisition
● Communicating with current families directly and through regular newsletters and social media
● Proactively networking, marketing to, and recruiting new prospective families, including developing marketing materials
● Developing and communicating with a broad alumni network
● Overseeing budget and operational needs of the After School program including transportation services, purchasing, record keeping, and employee and facilities management
● Working closely with, and reporting to, the Kesher After School Steering Committee and the Kesher Board of Directors
● Identifying potential funding opportunities and coordinating grant applications
● Collaborating with the Kesher Nevatim Preschool Director and other on-site educational programs on joint activities, communications, and operations
● Ensuring all licensing standards are met
● Representing Kesher and its programs to the greater community

This role will also include participating in the overall development of the Kesher Center by:
● Contributing to development and articulation of the ongoing vision for the Kesher Center
● Expanding the Kesher Center’s offerings through collaboration with other organizations, to create a multi-organization/multi-use space for playgroups, parent/child classes, adult education, Havurahs, and other Jewish cultural programming, rituals, and events
● Devising and managing fundraising to support the Kesher Center’s programs
● Collaborating on marketing the Kesher Center in the greater community

● M. A. in Education or Jewish Education preferred
● Minimum of 5 years teaching experience in K-8 educational programs (e.g., Jewish day school, synagogue programs, after school program, etc.)
● Minimum of 2 years leadership experience with employee supervision and staff development
● Extensive knowledge of Judaic Studies and Modern Hebrew
● Exceptional organizational, management, communication, and supervisory skills
● Proficiency in current technology, including spreadsheet management, file sharing, and communications platforms
● Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to children, teachers, and parents
● Proven experience as a productive and collaborative team leader and contributing member
● Experience with current Jewish educational materials and age-appropriate pedagogy
● Experience in curriculum development in K-8 settings

Interested applicants should send their resume and a cover letter to This position begins on or about July 1, 2018.

Job posted February 9, 2018

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

Senior Director of Teen Engagement, USY

New York, NY

USCJ seeks a visionary and bottom-line oriented Senior Director to lead its international youth division and spearhead the growth of USY and Nativ, USCJ’s gap year program in Israel. Reporting to the Chief Innovation and Implementation Officer, the Senior Director will provide direction and motivation to a broad team of youth staff and volunteer leadership, while seeing the big picture and the immediate next steps. This role requires a keen understanding of teen education, dedication to and enthusiasm for Conservative Judaism and a commitment to grow opportunities for its teens and communities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and support a strong Teen Engagement department by managing, mentoring, and developing staff and volunteer leadership.
  • Manage a multi-million-dollar budget and develop new lines of business and revenue sources.
  • Work with team(s) to set education, programming, and engagement goals.
  • Develop, modify and monitor teen engagement policy and procedures.
  • Provide vision and lead the team to develop roadmaps for future needs and endeavors.
  • Respond and manage customer service for all department programs.
  • Collaborate internally across USCJ to achieve the organization’s mission.
  • Partner with the Financial Resource Development division to cultivate, solicit and steward donations from alumni, friends, and institutional funders.
  • Forge new relationships and partnerships, and further develop existing relationships with outside organizations.
  • Utilize analytics to measure progress towards and attainment of goals and identify new opportunities.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in Jewish education or a related field (preferred).
  • 10 + years’ experience in Jewish education, specifically in teen engagement with a track record of innovation and success.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with a wide variety of people.
  • Proven nonprofit leadership, with experience in supervising program directors and managers, including a local and remote workforce.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and lay leadership.
  • Strong fiscal and business management skills including proficiency in developing budgets and advising others in the budgetary process.
  • Facility with business analytics and experience using them to inform decisions.
  • Command of youth related issues and the current Jewish youth landscape.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to plan, prioritize and complete multiple tasks with attention to detail and deadlines.
  • A high level of Jewish content knowledge and deep commitment to Conservative Judaism and be observant in accordance with Conservative Jewish Law.
  • The ability to travel for International and USCJ business and be available for evening and weekend meetings.

Mersky, Jaffe & Associates is proud of its association with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and to be conducting the search for the next USY Senior Director of Teen Engagement. If you, or someone you know, might be a suitable candidate for this unique position, please forward, in confidence, the person’s name, cover letter, resume, salary requirements and contact information to Lori Fodale.

 Job posted February 1, 2018

Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Assistant Director of Israel Education

Chicago, IL

In conjunction with the Director of Israel Education, the Assistant Director is responsible for cultivating and expanding Israel Education initiatives in the greater Chicago Metropolitan area. Using independent judgment, (s)he will develop (and in some cases lead) educational experiences with teens, parents and communal professionals. The Assistant Director will also manage the Ta’am Yisrael 8th Grade Israel Experience program, providing support for all trip programming, logistics and administration. Duties will include managing the application and registration process, negotiating contracts with third party suppliers, maintaining databases and records, managing the scholarship process, overseeing travel, organizing recruitment sessions and interviews, developing a curriculum for the orientation process and staff training, creating recruitment marketing materials and leading social media efforts, assisting with staff recruitment and the overall implementation of the Ta’am Yisrael program. (S)he will also supervise support staff working on the trip.

Job posted January 29, 2018

Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University

Progam Coordinator

Waltham, MA

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University is searching for a Program Coordinator to plan and implement the logistics for all Center events, including its flagship Summer Institute for Israel Studies, as well as handle the Center’s financial transactions, such as payments, deposits and credit card receipt system.

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, founded in 2007, is dedicated to promoting exemplary teaching and scholarship in Israeli history, politics, culture, and society at Brandeis University and beyond. The Center is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the modern State of Israel.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:
• Plans and implements logistics, such as catering, travel, space utilization, scheduling and participant communications for all center activities, seminars, events, and summer programs.
• Develops event budgets and implements programs within them.
• Manages logistics for all center guests, visiting scholars, and Summer Institute alumni.
• Develops relationships with, and serves as primary contact for, internal campus departments, such as Conference & Events, Security, Media & Technology Services, and outside vendors related to center programs.
• Requires attendance at most events, including occasional evenings and weekends.
• Manages many financial procedures for the Center, such as procurement card system, expense reimbursements, vendor and honoraria payments, account tracking and transfers, etc. Reconciles expenses against monthly financial reports and may assist with other budget and expense reports.

• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Minimum 3-5 years of experience as team member in similar position.
• Superior interpersonal skills required for professional interaction with broad spectrum of people, ranging from international VIPs to custodial staff.
• Ability to plan ahead, anticipate program details, and adjust plans quickly, when required.
• Must have aptitude to learn new computer-based systems and possess demonstrated competence in standard office technology in a networked environment, such as MS Word, Excel, web-based software, accounting systems, etc.
• Must be able to work independently and as a team member in a busy office environment with rapidly changing priorities.
• Experience with Israelis and/or Hebrew language skills a plus, though not required.

How to Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at https:/ Select option for "External Applicant". Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title: Program Coordinator

Job posted January 23, 2018

Congregation Shaarei Tefillah

Office Administrator

Newton, MA

Shaarei Tefillah is a vibrant, medium-sized, Modern Orthodox congregation in Newton Center, MA, seeking a highly-motivated, personable, tech-savvy and detail-oriented individual to become our Office Administrator. The office administrator will work with our Rabbi, president and bookkeeper to manage the daily operations of the synagogue. A successful candidate must be a well-organized, customer service-oriented person who can work well with a team, communicate easily with others, and help create and maintain a secure, welcoming synagogue environment in which congregants feel their religious, social and communal needs are being addressed in a positive manner.

Reception: the office administrator is primarily responsible for managing the “front desk”. This includes answering all calls to the main line, managing the front door “buzzed” entry and receiving all walk-ins. The office administrator shall assess and address all inquiries/requests and shall forward to the appropriate parties as deemed necessary.

Shul: Communications/Website: the administrator will assist with the weekly updating
and maintenance of our shul website, and produce weekly shul announcements with the editorial assistance of rabbi and president, and assist with shul mailings. Will also assist with preparation of posters, flyers and ads for display in the shul and on the website.

Calendar Management: the office administrator shall be responsible for maintaining the shul calendar including kiddush sponsorships, educational events, classes, holiday schedules, youth activities and visiting scholars. This also includes managing the janitorial schedule including set-up arrangements for events

Facilities Management: will assist management of our custodial contractor and oversee ongoing building maintenance.

Maintaining Office/Shul Supplies: the office administrator shall be responsible for keeping track of and re-ordering office/janitorial/and food supplies.

Misc. Administrative needs: as needed, the office administrator shall be responsible for various, reasonable administrative tasks, and provide administrative support to rabbi, lay leadership and committees


  • Understanding of Jewish rituals, life cycle events, holidays & customs
  • Self-starter with strong interpersonal skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities, perform efficiently in a fast-paced environment and can communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Computer skills, including, but not limited to, MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google docs; experience with ShulCloud, a membership management system, is a plus.

Preferred Experience: 2-3 years

Preferred Degree: Bachelors

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to

Job posted January 18, 2018

Congregation Mishkan Tefila

Director of Congregational Growth and Innovation (Part time)

Brookline, MA

Congregation Mishkan Tefila (CMT), one of the oldest, most successful, conservative synagogues in Massachusetts is moving into the 21st century. Come join us and help implement our exciting vision in our new Brookline Campus! Our community is revitalizing through innovation, music, education and social engagement while working in partnership to create the Greater Boston Jewish Community Campus. We are seeking a Director of Congregational Growth and Innovation (DCGI) to partner with clergy, professional staff and volunteer leadership.

The Director of Congregational Growth and Innovation (DCGI) will develop, implement, and oversee a dynamic and innovative program of education and engagement for the congregation. The DCGI will help our multigenerational community grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. The DCGI is responsible for creating educational and engagement opportunities aligned with our values & current priorities. The DCGI will develop and implement an engagement and programming plan with the goal of engaging current members, attracting prospective members and integrating new members into-our

Qualifications and Skills:
• Above all, a qualified candidate will embody the warm and welcoming spirit of our Congregation
• BA with at least 3-5 years of relevant experience required
• Candidates should possess strong understanding and knowledge of Jewish traditions, practice, pedagogy, and liturgical Hebrew, and have prior experience teaching in a Jewish setting
• Must be a self-starter
• Should be comfortable with multiple age groups
• Superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Have a creative, entrepreneurial, and out of the box approach to all projects
• Self-reflective personality
• Willingness to be part of a small team
• Experience in program assessment and improvement
• Must have the capacity for flexible scheduling, including evenings and weekends as necessary
• Must be computer literate and technologically savvy
• Candidates should be highly organized and anticipatory with the ability to work independently,follow through with commitments, prioritize, and delegate

For more information or to apply, please contact

Job posted January 18, 2018

The Conservative Synagogue

Director of Education and Congregational Engagement

Westport, CT

The Conservative Synagogue (TCS) is a vibrant, warm, egalitarian synagogue which serves 430 families and 165 students from Westport, CT and surrounding communities. We are seeking an experienced Jewish educator to lead our dynamic Kehillah (religious school) program for students in grades K-12.

The Director will bring his/her passion for and knowledge of Jewish education to our 2 day a week program to engage and inspire students as lifelong learners of Judaism. Specifically, the Director will develop curriculum (including Shabbat and holiday programming), manage and support teaching staff,
and oversee all school operations, including budgeting.

The Director will also be responsible for working in conjunction with the clergy and synagogue committees to foster and maintain community throughout all TCS constituencies via engaging and creative programming, activities and communication.

The ideal candidate will be innovative, enthusiastic, inspirational and approachable. Being highly organized with a keen ability to work independently yet understand the importance of collaboration with colleagues to further the mission and goals of the Synagogue is critical to this role. A master’s degree
in Education, Jewish Education (or similar) required.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Hours include evenings and weekends. To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Susan Arrow at

Job posted January 8, 2018


Senior Vice President, Development & Communications

New York, NY

The Senior Vice President, Development and Communications will work closely with Tikvah's Chairman and Executive Director to build a community of engaged donors as Tikvah expands its work in education, publishing, and public policy research in the United States and Israel. The Senior VP will be involved in all of Tikvah's different programs and projects—including Mosaic, the Jewish Review of Books, the Jewish Leadership Conference, and Tikvah's full range of seminars, institutes, and online initiatives.

The Senior VP, Development and Communications will report directly to the Executive Director and will work with a staff of development officers.

The position of Senior VP, Development and Communications is new, and offers a unique opportunity to help shape the organizational strategy and growth of a significant international organization in the realm of Jewish ideas and public policy.

Ideal candidates will bring 5+ years of development experience, with a proven track record of cultivating personal relationships and building institutional partnerships. Familiarity and strong identification with Tikvah's mission is essential.


● Bachelor's degree
● 5+ years of experience in development and communications
● Strong communication, sales, and marketing skills, including the ability to build relationships with a diverse array of prominent professionals in the worlds of business, government, academia, and journalism

Please send a resume, references, and a cover letter by January 8, 2018, to Eric Cohen at

Job posted December 21, 2017

Yad Chesed

Executive Director

Boston, MA

Yad Chessed is seeking a talented and passionate Executive Director whose core beliefs are aligned with the mission of Yad Chessed - supporting the most vulnerable in our community with dignity and compassion.Yad Chessed’s mission is to help relieve financial distress of Jewish individuals and families and support them in reaching financial stability, while preserving the dignity of each and every client.

The Executive Director is the public face of the organization and is responsible for the oversight of both the day-to-day operations of social work and administrative staff, and for all donor relations including research, solicitation and stewardship. The Executive Director also has responsibility for the financial transactions and record keeping for the organization. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated history of effective fundraising, be able to build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders (both agencies and donors), and mobilize support for Yad Chessed’s work. The ideal candidate will also have 5-10 years of experience in non-profit management and a proven history of leading teams, departments and organizations. The candidate must be a capable manager with strategic vision who is excited to grow an organization that is much needed in its community. Other preferred attributes include: knowledge of poverty or another social service area, familiarity with the Boston Jewish community, and working knowledge of Boston’s philanthropic landscape. Ability to learn and manage donor, financial, and clinical databases is also essential.

The Executive Director has primary responsibility in the following areas:

Fundraising, External Relations and Outreach
● Build a major gifts strategy by maintaining and building on relationships with existing donors.
● Prospect for new individuals and family foundations to support our efforts.
● Support an annual campaign that includes periodic solicitations each year and a special Purim collection
● Grant writing and reporting
● Raise Yad Chessed's profile in the community through outreach and public appearances including working with synagogues to reach both potential new donors and clients
● Represent Yad Chessed at CJP-organized interagency meetings and agency sponsored events while working to ensure Yad Chessed remains a communal priority
● Prioritize open and strong communications between Yad Chessed and Jewish Big Brother Big Sister, Jewish Vocational Service, Jewish Family Service Metrowest and Jewish Family & Children’s Service
● Manage social media and online presence in support of our efforts

Management of Internal Operations
● Work to ensure the implementation of and modification of our strategic plan
● Hire all staff and recruit interns and volunteers as necessary
● Manage Senior Social Worker and oversee distribution of financial assistance to clients
● Manage Associate Director to ensure smooth internal processes
● Review and improve internal processes and operations
● Manage interns to support aspects of programming and/or support other new initiatives
● Oversee the implementation and accuracy of all databases. Extract requisite reports to evaluate data and track desired outcomes.

Board relations and financial oversight
● Maintain strong Board relations, meeting with the Board president and other members regularly and providing accurate and strong communications in advance of Board meetings
● Collaborate with the Board Governance committee to ensure high levels of Board involvement in fundraising and other outreach efforts
● Lead Fundraising, Finance and Marketing Committees with respective committee chairs
● Help to recruit Board committee members as appropriate
● Work with finance committee chair on monthly financial reporting and oversight
● Oversee annual audit

The position requires evening hours with some regularity and, less frequently, some weekend hours.

Please send your resume (pdf or Word format) and cover letter to

Job posted December 21, 2017

Combined Jewish Philantrhopies

Senior Program Officer, Strategic Israel Engagement

Boston, MA

The Senior Program Officer, Strategic Israel Engagement, will primarily support CJP’s CommUNITY Israel Dialogue initiative to foster thoughtful and respectful discussions across diverse perspectives. The Senior Program Officer cultivates relationships with community partners, oversees the distribution of grants, measures and evaluates programs, and helps develop and run seminars and community programs. The Senior Program Officer will collaborate with other CJP departments and community partners to ensure the successful management of programs. The ideal candidate must be able to prioritize tasks, take initiative in identifying problems and devising solutions, and have strong interpersonal skills as well as discretion and tact.

· Foster partnerships with community organizations
· Oversee the design, implementation, management, and evaluation of programs
· Oversee logistical elements of community programs, including venues, catering, booking speakers, and communications with program participants
· Design measurement and evaluation processes and evaluate impact, including translating information gathered into shareable content
· Maintain ongoing relationships with partner organizations and program participants
· Serve as a resource in the community to help educate towards a better understanding of Israel, its people, its economy and the issues and challenges it faces
· Support the SIE’s outreach and social media strategy
· Develop familiarity with CJP internal procedures, including budget, reporting and finance to support SIE activities generally
· Perform other duties as required or assigned with or without accommodation

· B.A. or equivalent
· 3-5 years of related experience

· Strong understanding of the community climate around Israel
· Ability to work effectively with people across the political spectrum
· Strong general knowledge of Israel and the Middle East
· Extremely strong communications, interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills
· Experience with measurement and evaluation and analysis
· Proven ability to thrive in a dynamic, high-energy environment
· Capable of working independently as well as collaboratively
· Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with staff, volunteer leaders, community organization staff
· Ability to work on projects, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
· Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changes and shifting priorities
· Ability to staff occasional evening and weekend programs
· Social media skills a plus
· Proficient in Windows environment, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet

· Availability for evening and/or weekend events/meetings
· Ability to travel to outside meetings and sites

Please use this link to apply:

Job posted December 21, 2017

Shalom Hartman Institute North America

Vice President, East Coast

New York, NY

The Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) is a pluralistic center of research and education deepening and elevating the quality of Jewish life in Israel and North America. Through SHI’s work they are redefining the conversation about Judaism in modernity, religious pluralism, Israeli democracy, Israel and world Jewry, and the relationship with other faith communities.

The Vice President, East Coast is responsible for implementing strategies to strengthen the presence, partnerships, and engagement of SHI North America in major cities from Toronto to South Florida. The Vice President will have the primary responsibility for developing, cultivating, and stewarding relationships in each city, and for working together with local community partners to build and expand SHI North America’s educational, programmatic, and fundraising agenda. The Vice President will also be responsible for increasing SHI’s visibility and effectiveness in cities throughout the East Coast while developing and maintaining relationships with local partners and funders. This person will join a national executive team to implement the overall plan for SHI North America.

• Design and lead the implementation of unique strategies for partnership and engagement with each individual East Coast community.
• Work in partnership with the SHI team, as well as with local leadership to bring those strategies to seamless implementation.
• Represent SHI in leadership gatherings and act as a visible presence in Jewish communal contexts;
• Participate in the senior leadership team of SHI North America, helping to lead the overall strategic direction and visioning processes of the overall organization.

• In collaboration with the VP for Development and the President of SHI NA, lead the strategy and fundraising efforts for the Shalom Hartman Institute in targeted communities throughout the East Coast.
• Identify new sources of income from individuals, communal institutions, and foundations; deepen and extend the commitment of current donors.
• Manage a portfolio of individual donors and philanthropic foundations.
• In core targeted cities, work with local leadership to create regular and ad-hoc engagement salons, study series, and educational programs aimed at widening the circle of Hartman supporters and strengthening the relationships with existing stakeholders;
• Participate in collaborative institutional efforts, as a member of the global development team, to close gifts, including by means of donor cultivation and direct solicitations.

Program Development:
• Supervise existing educational program strategy and cultivate new program possibilities to sustain, strengthen and grow the Hartman presence in targeted communities;
• Build and manage key relationships with institutional leaders in the target communities to strengthen their commitment to their work with the Hartman Institute and to connect and build networks between the stakeholders;
• Work with the educational team of SHI North America to build the educational vision and capacity for SHI North America in the region by bridging between the Institute’s known strengths in content, methodology and pedagogy and the particular educational needs of the local communities.

The ideal candidate will bring at least 10 years of senior leadership experience in fundraising, Jewish education, scholarship and/or congregational life, and proven experience in supervisory excellence.

This position requires someone with a professional, resourceful, and entrepreneurial style, and the ability to work autonomously, with multiple professional partners, and reporting across a cross-continental framework with diplomatic and interpersonal skills.

The ideal candidate should know how to manage and prioritize among many different responsibilities and as part of a constantly evolving operation; should have strong verbal and written communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, and strong capacity for time-management.

The ideal candidate should be able to speak effectively to audiences of Jewish professional and volunteer leaders using both the content of the Institute and their own creative sensibilities.

Advanced degree preferred. The position is based in New York City, requires regular travel within the United States, and to Israel in the summers and at occasional other times.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to

Job posted December 12, 2017