Job Opportunities


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

Schusterman Center for Israel Studies

Office/Financial Assistant

Waltham, MA

Open to Brandeis University students
$14.00/hour
15 hours/week
Reports to Assistant Director

Purpose
Provide administrative and accounts payable support to busy academic center.

Required Skills and Qualifications:
•Excellent English writing ability.
•Adept at a variety of computer applications, such as MS Word, Excel, databases and Internet tools. Ability to learn new applications quickly.
•Comfortable with numbers and spreadsheets.
•Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently and as a team member in busy office environment.
•Sensitivity to working with confidential information.
•Knowledge of or interest in Israel helpful but not required.

Duties:
•Update database
•Assist with accounts payable activities, such as payment requests, journal entries, reconciling financial reports
•Conduct Internet-based research
•Upload documents to web-based repository (currently using WordPress)
•Assist with general office administration, including copying, printing, filing, mailings, name tags, and event set-up
•Other tasks, as needed

How to Apply
Please submit cover letter and resume via Brandeis University Student Jobs portal

1/26/2015

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ

Community Relations Committee Associate

Whippany, NJ

The Community Relations Committee (CRC) is the government affairs, public policy and advocacy arm of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.  The CRC Associate will work directly under the supervision of the CRC Director to carry-out the overall priority agenda of the committee as well as respond to current events as needed.  The Associate will primarily be responsible for implementing the priorities of the CRC Israel & World Affairs Committee and outreach to the interfaith and inter-ethnic communities in NJ.  Additionally, the Associate will oversee the social media efforts of the department.  The Associate will also work on other government affairs and research projects and communications as needed.  

Israel & World Affairs (IWA)
•Backstop the IWA Chair
•Set-agenda and outreach and engage IWA members including synagogue Israel Chairs
•Organize the Israel Advocacy Summit
•Implement the Israel Action Network  (IAN) Fellowship program aimed at countering the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement and other initiatives to stop the De-legitimization of Israel
•Build relationships with communities deemed vulnerable to the anti-Israel movement and engage in education and collective programming.  Vulnerable communities include:  academic community, African American and Latino community, progressives, and Christian churches.
•Organize the Israel Advocacy Summit
•Back stop Israel advocacy efforts
•Write statements and background material as needed
•Organize community programs and mobilizations as needed

Social Media
•Staff a social media sub-committee
•Monitor social media sites related to CRC priorities
•Update CRC Facebook, twitter, Campaign for truth, CRC webpage, Pinterest and other CRC social media sites as needed

CRC General
•Assist in preparation for Super Sunday, Legislative Breakfast and other major CRC programs
•Associate should be flexible to take on new tasks as needed given the immediate response nature of CRC work

Qualifications:
•Familiarity with Israel advocacy field
•Background in government relations, intergroup relations, communications/media
•Ability to work on multiple tasks and be flexible
•Bachelor’s Degree required
•Excellent computer and social media skills

To apply contact Bonnie Sterling, Human Resources Director

1/26/2015

Temple Judea

Director of Congregational Learning

Fort Myers, Florida

Temple Judea is a 120-family, growing, egalitarian Conservative congregation.  
Our members are well-educated, high-achieving individuals from diverse back-grounds with a strong thirst for Jewish education and enhanced synagogue skills, and eagerly await the right person to team with our rabbi to create curricu-la and programs to meet those interests. We share a common vision that ongo-ing learning is a vital key to personal Jewish commitment and the strength of the Jewish people.  
 
Temple Judea’s pre-school is known as the premier early childhood program in Fort Myers.  Our goal is to build programs of education for our children and adults that continue this tradition of educational excellence in our congregation.

Job Description:
We are looking for an energetic, creative educator who has a passion for educa-tional excellence and for engaging people of all ages into the joy of Jewish learning.  The Director of Congregational Learning will be responsible for strengthening and implementing the curriculum of our religious school, hiring and supervising religious school staff, developing programs of parallel learning for parents of religious school students, as well as programs for family educa-tion, and other programs of adult learning.  Also, the Director of Congregational Learning will develop programs for Shabbat and holiday celebration for young families.  Because being a close-knit community is so important to us, we want our Director of Congregational Learning to regularly create programs that build a sense of community among our religious school students and their families.  

Our preferred qualifications include a Master’s degree or equivalent experience in the field of Jewish education.  We welcome rabbis, cantors and educators to apply. Tefillah and musical skills are pluses.

Temple Judea Staff:
We have a small staff that is in regular communication about the programs and goals of the congregation.  We are looking for a Director of Congregational Learning who will bring fresh ideas and programs, and who will work closely and cooperatively with our rabbi and Director of Early Childhood Education.  The Director of Congregational Learning will report to the rabbi.  

Ongoing Learning and Leadership:
Because our Director of Congregational Learning will create programs and en-courage people of all ages to engage in Jewish study, Temple Judea will sup-port our Director of Congregational Learning in pursuing ongoing Jewish learn-ing and/or professional training for her/ himself.  We want our DCL to grow in her/his knowledge and be aware of the current trends in Jewish education.  

The Director of Congregational Learning will be a Jewish role model for our members and a representative of Temple Judea in the greater community.

Start date: July 1, 2015

Contact Information:
Jennifer Manekin
954-260-2227

Joann Goldman
239-482-1121

Rabbi Marc Sack
239-433-0201

1/23/2015

Babson College Hillel

Part-Time Director  

Babson Park, MA

Babson College is seeking a dynamic leader who will bring a creative and passionate spirit serving as the Part-Time Director of Babson Hillel on campus. The Director will help to provide a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for our diverse student population, by supporting the cultural and religious identity of our Jewish students. The Hillel Director will help promote an active Jewish Life on campus weaving them into an overall positive campus experience.
Babson Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
This position is a temporary/seasonal job scheduled to work 8-10 hours per week for the academic year (September through May).  It is not eligible for benefits.

More information

To apply

1/16/2015

Temple Isaiah

Director of Congregational Learning

Lexington, MA

Temple Isaiah, an 850 member unit Reform congregation in suburban Boston, is searching for a Director of Lifelong Learning (DoLL) as we seek to deepen and enrich Jewish living and learning within our community. Our next Director of Lifelong Learning will be a full partner, collaborating with our clergy and education teams and congregational leadership. S/he will work with the Temple Isaiah community as we shape and implement an evolving vision for Jewish learning and engagement for members at all ages, stages and points of transition.

This individual will:
•Be an innovator
•Be a visionary leader
•Be experienced with the design and implementation of learning experiences for a broad range of age groups, including adults
•Have the ability to connect with and engage individuals in all stages of life
•Have the ability to supervise and mentor others in carrying out the day to day work of learning and engagement
•Be able to foster good communication

Temple Isaiah is a congregation committed to learning and to dynamic, innovative approaches to education, Jewish living, and Jewish life. We are proud to have piloted numerous educational initiatives, many of which have become part of the fabric of our synagogue life, including our Mishpacha family education program, MEAH (adult Jewish learning), and our Tichon Isaiah high school program (the largest synagogue based high school program in greater Boston). Education is a priority for our congregation, and we allocate the greatest percentage of our resources to education opportunities for youth and adults.
Our DoLL will collaborate with passionate, talented, and dedicated lay leaders, clergy, and educators to create and implement meaningful educational opportunities for all ages. S/he will be responsible for supervising all aspects of the K-12 religious school including educational and administrative staff Additionally, the DoLL will lead and guide our substantial adult education program, working closely with our VP of Jewish Living and clergy The DoLL is also responsible for preparing and overseeing all budget areas related to the congregational education programs.
Since education underlies and is related to all that we do, the involvement and input of our DoLL is critical to the life of our congregation. As our congregation and programs continue to grow, we are excited about the possibilities for the future, and look to our new DoLL to lead the way in shaping both the structure and content of our education efforts.

Please forward resume and personal statement to vped@templeisaiah.net and rabbijaffe@templeisaiah.net

1/16/2015

Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Program Officer, Israel Advocacy  

Boston, MA

The Program Officer, Israel Advocacy, is responsible for assisting in the program design and execution of key elements of the Israel Advocacy agenda, which includes the Faculty Engagement and Business Engagement programs. These programs are part of the core of the Israel Advocacy mission, which is to positively influence discourse, attitudes, and engagement regarding Israel on U.S. college campuses and in the business community.  The Program Officer’s principal focus will be to support the Director, Faculty Engagement in the design and effective implementation of study tours, as well as in developing comprehensive follow-up with trip alumni through the design and execution of post-trip communications and programs..  The Program Officer also supports CJP Israel Advocacy efforts overall by helping run events, assisting in financial management, and cultivating positive relationships with faculty and business leaders.  
Faculty Engagement is growing from 2 to 3 study tours in 2015.  The goal is over the next five years is to achieve scale and penetration at major New England campuses to reach a tipping point of change.  Business Engagement is also anticipated to expand to at least two missions per year. The Program Officer will provide support to the Director of Business Engagement, as well as the Director of Faculty Engagement, and will also collaborate with CJP’s campus advocacy staff to maximize synergies and ensure positive intersections on New England campuses.

Essential Functions:
•Assist Director of Faculty Engagement in efforts to secure participation of faculty
•Help design itineraries that speak to the specific interests of the participants
•Help identify and reach out to individuals and institutions in Israel that could be good partners for ongoing collaboration with the participants
•Work with potential partners in Israel to structure successful meetings during the trip and build a platform for sustained relationships after the trip
•Manage logistical aspects of study tours and business missions, including overseeing travel arrangements, land travel, preparation of pre-trip briefing materials and other documentation
•Staff trips as needed, which includes continuous one-on-one debriefings with participants and continuous assessments of the group culture/dynamic  
•Track recruitment and relationship development following study tours and missions
•Draft and execute plans for follow-up and post-mission engagement efforts
•Facilitate and monitor compliance with post-mission engagement plans
•Meet and/or confer with participants after the trip to explore how best to sustain their connections with Israel
•Help to design “speaking tours” and other opportunities to deploy Israelis in universities, business forums and other appropriate venues
•Design and execute special reunion events, seminars, and other engagement tools
•Develop a newsletter and communications strategy, regular emails and other engagement tools to maintain and deepen participants’ connection to Israel
•Support Director of Faculty Engagement to maintain relationships with participants through regular emails that speak to their interests and spark conversation
•Maintain relationships with Israeli speakers and other partners after the trip, to identify and seize opportunities for deeper engagement
•Adapt selected activities above in support of Business Engagement agenda as needed.
•Develop familiarity with CJP internal procedures, including IA budget, reporting and finance, as needed to support Israel Advocacy activities generally
•Perform other duties as required or assigned with or without accommodation

Minimum Requirements:
Education :B.A. or equivalent
Experience:2-5 years of related experience
Strong track record of effective:
1)attention to detail and follow-up
2)personal initiative and capability of working independently
3)strategic thinking
4)project management
5)written and face-to-face communication
Preferred Skills/Qualifications:Understanding the campus climate around Israel
Understanding the needs and priorities of professors and businesspersons
Strong general knowledge of Israel
Familiarity with the key content issues of each trip
Capacity to establish and maintain relationships with mission participants
Talent for assessing and responding in real time to the needs and moods of the group
Ability to use and comfort with social media, including Facebook, twitter and MySababa.org

Skills/Competencies:Ability to work effectively with people across the political spectrum
Ability to prioritize tasks, balance multiple assignments, meet deadlines

Other:Commitment to CJP’s mission
Availability for evening and/or weekend events/meetings and for international travel
Requires access to a car and the ability to travel to outside meetings and sites

To apply contact Nancy Katz

1/13/2015

Beacon Hebrew Alliance

Director of Family Learning (part-time)

Beacon, NY

Beacon Hebrew Alliance is looking for a leader who can serve as the educational and administrative director of our educational efforts.
 
We are a rapidly growing synagogue organized around the big idea that Judaism is a pool of living waters in which to swim, rather than a fragile heirloom we're afraid of breaking. In this community,  there are no “consumers” of Jewish life, only “producers.”
 
Specifically, we are looking to transform our learning environment into an experiential one, focused on a project- and retreat- based approach to learning, with the goal of helping entire families engage with Judaism as a resource for addressing the real issues of lived life. Before applying for the position, please review this draft concept paper for the direction in which we hope to move.
 
The Director of Family Education will be responsible for:
•Creating informal and formal educational opportunities for adults and children alike.
•Developing our staff, including performance evaluation and feedback.
•Developing and encouraging a collaborative atmosphere among  our clergy, our Hebrew School Students, their families and the extended BHA community.
•Cultivating reliable administrative processes for budgeting, communications, etc. as they apply to the educational goals of BHA.

Full job description

To apply email resumes and a cover letter describing your best teaching experience to Deb Davidovits.

1/12/2015

Lander-Grinspoon Academy

Head of School

Northampton, MA

LGA seeks a Head of School to expand and guide the organization towards better meeting changing community needs. Charged with ensuring continued operational and financial excellence, the Head of School will work closely with a talented and committed professional staff and Board central to the school’s success to date. The Head of School will build and lead relationships with funders, donors and communal partner.

Responsibilities:
•Education Leadership and Executive Management
•Fundraising
•Finance, Administration, Operations
•Community Relations
•Board Relations

Full job description and application

1/12/2015

JOIN for Justice

Development Assistant

Boston, MA

JOIN for Justice is a national organization dedicated to training, supporting, and connecting Jewish organizers and their communities. JOIN for Justice responds to the escalating demand for skillful leaders who use organizing principles and practices to achieve positive social change.

JOIN seeks a part-time (10 hours/week) Development Assistant reporting to the Development Manager. This is a non-exempt position. Great opportunity to learn all functions of a small, successful development team; to gain event planning experience.

Qualifications:
We seek a highly organized, detail-oriented individual skilled at handling multiple projects at the same time, who displays a commitment to the mission of JOIN. Experience with database and/or office administration is desired. Microsoft Office and Excel literacy required.

Full job description

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Ilene Weismehl.

1/12/2015

Temple Sinai

Community Engagement Professional

Brookline, MA

Temple Sinai in Brookline, MA, a Reform congregation affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, is seeking a Congregational Engagement Professional to be a partner in our congregation’s professional leadership team. We are seeking an individual who loves Judaism and who wants to share his/her passion for Jewish living and Jewish ideas by engaging with people--our members, potential members and others in our community. We are eager to welcome a person truly committed to building Jewish community who will be a creative, hard-working, thoughtful and fun teammate, who will provide leadership and also be open to his/her own learning and growth.

Temple Sinai is an intimate, vibrant congregation that is inclusive and welcoming, intellectually-oriented, spiritually curious, and passionately committed to a just world. We seek to build upon a staff team that is collaborative, experimental, sensitive, and caring of our members and each other, as we enter a new and exciting phase of our congregation’s history.

The Congregational Engagement Professional (CEP) will participate in virtually all aspects of Temple Sinai’s spiritual and communal life, with a primary focus on teen and youth engagement, Jewish learning with adults, teens and children as well as social justice and community organizing. The CEP will take on Jewish spiritual leadership roles during Shabbat and holidays, and in life cycle and life crisis moments, and help guide our congregation, in partnership with both our staff and our volunteer leaders, as we seek to reach our vision as an synagogue-community rising up to our potential, for we know that, as we concluded in our Mission Statement (below), we are “bound only by the limits of our dreams.”

The overarching priorities for the Community Engagement Professional are to:
A) Build youth and family engagement with the Temple and Judaism
B) Build all congregants’ connections with their Judaism
C) Enable congregants to build stronger relationships with each other

Full job description

To apply email a resume and cover letter to Charlie Homer.

1/12/2015