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.

Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program

Program Manager

Waltham, MA

The Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University is looking or a Program Manager. This person will assume overall responsibility for the management and implementation of four highly visible and integral Hornstein functional areas: financial affairs; marketing and recruitment; communications; and seminar and event planning.
    
Examples of Key Responsibilities:
•Manages all financial affairs for departmental operations and financial aid in consultation with the director and in compliance with overall university systems, policies and procedures. Includes setting up and maintaining systems for budgeting, revenue center management, fund tracking (operating, endowed, gift, rotating), and payments and deposits. Serves as main point of contact for Hornstein financial matters.
•Creates and implements an innovative marketing/recruitment plan, including objectives, timeline and specific actions in close collaboration with director and other faculty/staff. Manages and tracks all recruitment activities ensuring follow-through.
•Communicates for marketing and informational purposes. Responsibilities include improving and developing the Hornstein website utilizing a content management system, creation of electronic newsletters, posting on social media, developing event and general marketing collateral, writing reports and general correspondence.
•Plans and coordinates logistics for annual travel seminars (NYC, Israel, Former Soviet Union), as well as on-campus events, such as the biennial Milender Seminar, final student presentations, lectures, departmental meetings, speaker and employer visits, etc. Duties include arranging travel, negotiating and overseeing provider contracts, scheduling, arranging food and room set-up, etc.

Qualifications:
•5-8 years of total work-related experience
•3-5 years of supervisory/management experience
•BS/BA degree required with progressively more responsible experience in financial management, recruitment, and communications in complex environments.
•Must be a self-starter, able to work as a team leader and member, as well as independently in regular communication with Director.
•Must be technically proficient, able to use office productivity software (especially Excel), web browsers, Windows, email, databases, social media, etc., and have desire and aptitude to learn new technology. •Electronic publishing experience (web, e-news, etc.) highly desired.
•Must be an organized multi-tasker with superior verbal and written communication skills. Occasional evening or weekend commitments required.
•Knowledge of North American Jewish community highly desired.
    
How to Apply:
For full consideration, apply by 9/24/14. Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html.  Elect option for "External Applicant".  Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading.  Locate the desired job listing.  Click the job title and then Apply Now.

9/5/2014

NYC Based Human Services Organization

Director of Development

Boston, MA

The Director of Development (DoD) will initiate and support a program of individual Major Gifts in Boston and other relevant cities, as assigned. In addition to direct solicitations, the Director develops volunteer leadership involvement and works in tandem with targeted area volunteer leaders and all major gifts teams to identify and solicit prospective major donors. The goals of this position are to grow the pipeline of donors throughout the territory and eventually raise several million dollars annually.
It is expected that within the next several years, by broadening and upgrading the prospect base and outreach to new constituencies, the DoD will be able to grow both the number of prospects and donors and the total amount raised. To accomplish this task, this position will have the support of a re-energized development office and support staff in New York led by the newly hired Chief Development Officer.
Our client has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's leading independent charity evaluator. This is a significant affirmation of their financial and organizational viability.

Responsibilities:
•Builds portfolio of major donor prospects and collaborates in design and production of financial, gift and donor profile reports
•Develops prospect and donor cultivation and approach strategies, tracks all cultivation/solicitation activity and carries a portfolio of prospects and donors that includes agreed upon campaign, annual giving and planned giving performance goals.
•Creates annual plan with benchmarks, and assists with annual budget and monitoring of monthly expenses
•Help to ensure the growth of both volunteer and donor prospect bases.
•Maintains effective communications with area and national volunteers and staff
•Prepare briefings and other written materials for US & Israel organization leadership, when enlisting their help in the cultivation and solicitation of prospects and donors.

Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years of professional fund-raising experience, preferably in a complex, volunteer-driven organization with affiliates or chapters
•Proven track record in individual major gifts fundraising and capital campaigns and in direct solicitation of donors/prospects
•Excellent interpersonal, verbal/presentation, and written communication skills, with the ability to manage several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
•A comfort with technology and ability to utilize Microsoft Office applications, as well as knowledge of Pledgemaker or similar fundraising database
•Knowledge of national and regional philanthropic trends and an understanding of organizations mission
•Familiarity with planned giving vehicles, a plus
•Travel, evening and weekend work required, with ability to work independently from a home office, or organizations Chapter office

To submit nominations or candidacies please contact:
Hadassah Wachstock
The Joel Paul Group
Direct Line: 212-564-6500 x223 Fax: 212-868-2671
All resumes must be submitted in Word format to hadassah@joelpaul.com

9/16/2014

Jewish Federation of San Diego County

Director of Women's Philanthropy

San Diego, CA

The Director of Women’s Philanthropy works with the Development Director to develop and implement strategies for the Women’s Philanthropy division to meet short and long-term goals of the department. The primary objectives are to work with Women’s division lay leadership, develop long-term relationships with donors, build an understanding of donor’s interests, passions and values, and to encourage new participation in the Mission of Women’s division. This position will have significant responsibility for the fundraising effort to support Shalom San Diego, a new initiative of the San Diego Jewish Federation.

RESPONSIBILITIES
•Responsible for soliciting high level gifts and managing relationships with current and prospective donors, and to identify, qualify,  cultivate, solicit and steward these important donors.
•Create, integrate and implement major gift donor strategies with the Development Director.
•Manage relationships with the Women’s Board and Executive Council.
•Work with Development Director to brainstorm and generate ideas around best practices for the Women’s division.
•Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle:
•Initiate contacts with potential leadership and major gift donors
•Develop appropriate cultivation strategies, including working with Leadership
•Institute a moves management approach to current donors
•Steward current, lapsed, and prospective donors
•Work within a team for Women’s Philanthropy around outreach and engagement opportunities.
•Work cross-departmentally on large-scale events that promote Women’s Philanthropy.
•Create and Implement the Women’s Philanthropy three year mission-focused strategy around Shalom San Diego.
•Outreach to prospective donors around high value gifts to support Shalom San Diego.

•Act as primary staff around coaching and engaging Leadership, facilitating and guiding Leadership requests and suggestions.
•Maintain a high level of consistency between Women’s Philanthropy messaging and overall Federation messaging.
•Team up with Marketing to align Women’s Philanthropy with overall Federation objectives.
•Partner with Development Director on integrated solicitations around Legacy gift planning.
•Work to recruit new Leadership and Ambassadors into Women’s Philanthropy.
•Work closely with program teams to involve the Women’s Board and Committees as appropriate in fundraising and program development.
•Collaborate with Women’s Campaign Cabinet and Ambassadors on solicitations and stewardship.
•Work with Marketing to design Women’s major gift materials, including social media, proposals and stewardship materials.
•Track and report relationship management activity to Development Director
•Work collaboratively within the Development Department and with other Federation departments.

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
•7-10 years direct line fundraising experience
•Experience managing staff
•Experience with volunteer/lay leadership, boards and/or ambassadors
•Prior experience with women’s philanthropy helpful but not required
•Strategic planning experience
•Database and administrative experience
•Non-Profit, political or foundation experience a plus
•Team player, collaborator and excellent communicator

Apply

9/16/2014

Hillel International: Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Experience

Washington, DC

Senior Associate for Jewish Educational Resources

Hillel International is seeking a talented Jewish educator to join the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Experience as a Senior Associate.  The Senior Associate for Jewish Educational Resources will work to facilitate a wide range of new and existing educational projects. Together with the other staff at the Meyerhoff Center, the Senior Associate will develop new strategies for strengthening the educational capacity of Hillel’s professional staff and creating and disseminating exciting Jewish content to students around the world.

As Senior Associate for Jewish Educational Resources you will:
•Take a leading role in collecting, categorizing, and editing educational materials currently used at local Hillels.
•Partner with other staff in the development of new educational programs.
•Collaborate with the Talent Department in the recruiting and placing new educational staff throughout the Hillel network, as part of Hillel’s new Engage2Educate fellowship.
•Develop and curate Jewish content for Hillel’s website and social media channels.

What you’ll bring to the job:
•Fluency in Jewish ideas, texts, and history.
•Work experience in Jewish education, broadly defined.
•Ability to multi-task and keep track of multiple projects.
•Self-confidence and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
•Curiosity about new ideas.
•Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build productive working relationships.
•Comfort using social media for professional purposes.
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
•A Bachelor’s degree, plus work experience.
•Experience with marketing and promotion preferred.

To Apply

Director of Jewish Educational Networks

The Director of Jewish Educational Networks will help to enrich Hillel worldwide by developing and implementing plans to grow Hillel’s network of Jewish educators and to build educationally driven Hillels.  The Director will work with Hillel educators and directors across North America, collaborate with the other members of the Hillel International staff team, reporting initially to the Vice President for Jewish Education and later, as the initiative grows, to a senior staff person who will oversee an expanded network of educators and Hillels.

As Director of Jewish Educational Networks you will:
•Work closely with experienced Senior Jewish Educators to create a strong network of new Hillel educators and rabbis who learn from one another and from the best practices of Hillel’s education and engagement methodologies.
•Collaborate with veteran Executive Directors to facilitate cohorts of Hillels to be driven by educational outcomes and who experiment together to achieve those outcomes.
•Develop guidelines for mentorship and facilitate coaching of educators.
•Work closely with Hillel’s Talent department and campuses seeking to hire new SJEs to assist with recruitment and placement.
•Plan and provide Jewish learning experiences that will enrich and sustain the work of Hillel’s educators.

What you’ll bring to the job:
•5+ years of work experience.
•Experience developing networks of professionals.
•Experience with project management.
•Coaching or professional development experience.
•Ability to work in a complex system with many stakeholders.
•Deep understanding of Jewish college students.
•Experience as an educator, preferably in a Jewish experiential setting.
•Thirst for Jewish knowledge and experiences.
•MA in a related field or Rabbinical Ordination a plus.

To Apply

9/11/2014

Camp Pembroke

Registrar/Social Media Specialist

Wellesley, MA (Winter), Pembroke, MA (Summer)

Camp Pembroke, New England's only all-girls Jewish cultural camp, is seeking a motivated person with an interest in pursuing a career in camping or informal education to be its Registrar and Social Media Specialist. Under the direction of the Camp Director, this person will be responsible for specific tasks during the winter season for Camp Pembroke and will collaborate with the other Cohen Camps personnel on projects. This person will work in the Cohen Camps’ office during the off-season and will hold a position at camp for the summer months. The work schedule will require evening and weekend work including travel to camp fairs, professional meetings and seminars, colleges and universities.

Qualifications:
•A passion for Jewish overnight camping and its impact on identity and the community, and an interest in a career in camping or informal education.
•Bachelor’s degree; Preferred majors in child/adolescent development, education, social work, physical education, hotel/event planning administration, business or communications.
•3+ years practical experience working with children ages 7 to 16 at overnight camp, or equivalent informal educational setting.
•Experience and/or leadership in the Jewish community through youth groups or through work in local temple/synagogue, or campus Hillel recommended.
•Familiarity with Jewish traditions, practices and values very strongly preferred.

Physical Requirements:
•Ability to sit and use a computer for several hours at a time.
•Sufficiently mobile to get around rustic camp setting which may require use of stairs.
•Able to carry boxes of up to 30lbs containing non-perishable goods such as office supplies or clothing

Required Skills:
•Exemplary customer service and communication skills, both verbal and written;
•Computer experience, including proven knowledge of Microsoft Office software: Word, Excel and Outlook;
•Knowledge and comfort using social media tools;
•Organizational and problem-solving skills;
•Ability to manage confidential and proprietary information with discretion.  

Interested candidates should send a resume and email (summarizing relevant experiences and salary history) to ssiegel@cohencamps.org by October 15, 2014
Camp Pembroke
Cohen Camps

9/5/2014

Hebrew College

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Newton, MA

Hebrew College is a pluralistic Jewish institution of higher learning located in Newton, Massachusetts. The College offers graduate degrees and certificate programs in Jewish education, Jewish studies, Hebrew language, and Rabbinical and Cantorial Ordination. It also provides inter-religious leadership education and community learning through a wide variety of adult and youth education programs.

Reporting to the President of Hebrew College, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement serves as the chief development officer of the College, tasked with leading all fundraising programs and strategy development with the President, board members, key stakeholders, academic deans and staff members. Fundraising is a priority of the College; therefore the Vice President for Institutional Advancement plays a mission-critical role to enhance and expand the College's fundraising capabilities through entrepreneurial tactics and leading by example.
Responsible for the College’s fundraising strategy, the Vice President for Institutional Advancement has three top priorities: expanding Hebrew College's annual giving capacity (focusing on a more robust major gifts effort), expanding the College’s donor base beyond the Boston metropolitan area, and building a culture of philanthropy within the College, utilizing all of the College's programmatic and academic assets. This Vice President must be able to develop and manage an effective fundraising team so s/he can devote a majority of her/his time to soliciting and stewarding major gifts.
Expanding Hebrew College’s donor base to the next generation of donors and leaders in the Greater Boston community and beyond, enhancing the College’s profile, and leveraging the growing alumni rosters are also significant priorities.
This Vice President will work closely with the President of the College to identify and solicit major gifts. Partnership with academic deans as well as with the Chair of the Board and the Hebrew College development committee will also be important to the success of all fundraising efforts. The Vice President will also be responsible for the development and management of his/her own portfolio of major donors.
Hebrew College seeks an experienced fundraiser who is a "go-getter" with an entrepreneurial spirit and perspective. S/he must be a skillful staff leader, effective in supervising professionals and working with seasoned lay leaders. As a member of the senior management group of the College, s/he will participate in strategic and policy decisions.

For more information and to apply email HebrewCollege@drgnyc.com

Full Job Description

9/2/2014

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

Development & Data Coordinator

New York, NY

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities include:
•Experience with The Raiser’s Edge (RE)
•Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Google Spreadsheets, formulas and chart functions
•The motivation and patience to master new skills, develop an acute understanding of organizational systems and follow specific technical instructions
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a positive attitude
•Entering donations and pledges into RE
•Managing other cash and online transactions such as tuition payments
•Generating weekly fundraising reports
•Running queries, exports and other reports in RE for US and Israel staff
•Mastering general RE functionality and Pardes-specific usage, including user account oversight troubleshooting and training of other staff
•Overseeing the evolution and maintenance of a cohesive, logical RE framework for coding constituent records, in partnership with development, recruitment and alumni staff and registrar
•Coordinating transition from the current RE platform to the newer NetCommunity Spark platform
•Communicating with outside bookkeeping firm and managing on-site banking responsibilities
•Preparing and mailing tribute cards for “in honor” and “in memory” gifts
•Fielding general requests from both Pardes North American and Israeli staff and boards and learning appropriate channels to gather information
•Communicating with donors, students and potential students – verbally and in writing

Hours: Full-time (approx 40 hrs/week)

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume (saved as a PDF
document) to resume@pardes.org. No phone calls, please.

Assistant Director of Recruitment

Jerusalem, Israel

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem seeks a passionate, highly organized individual with excellent communication skills to join the recruitment team, focusing on recruitment from within Israel and additional locations outside of North America.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Passionate about Pardes’ mission and programs
•Warm and enthusiastic, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
•Detail-oriented, with very strong writing skills
•Eager to collaborate (a team player)
•A “Rosh gadol” - big picture thinker
•Very comfortable with Facebook and social media
•Comfortable with Google Apps (docs, forms, spreadsheets)
•Proficient in Word and Excel
•Familiar with Database (e.g. Raiser’s Edge) and Email Marketing (e.g. Mail Chimp) programs
•Strong Hebrew a plus

Duties and responsibilities prospective and current student interaction, and recruitment work.

Hours: Full-time (approx 40 hrs/week)

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume (saved as a PDF document) to info@pardes.org.il. No phone calls, please.

For more information on both job openings

9/2/2014

Jewish Venture Mentors Service

Operations Manager

Boston, MA

The Jewish Venture Mentors Service (JVMS) of Boston is a nonprofit organization that matches business mentors with startup and existing ventures. For more information about us, look on our website at j-vms.org.

The Operations Manager will be responsible for:
• Managing the administrative back-office set-up and execution
• Assisting with mentor screening, training and the engagement process
• Organizing an email outreach program
• Working with staff and volunteers to organize mentor/entrepreneur meetings
• Supporting venture reviews
• Working with the Board of Trustees and volunteers to develop budget projects and analysis
• Supporting committee and board meeting
• Provide leadership on strategic direction of JVMS organization and mission
• Supervise staff providing training, oversee day to day assignments and performance evaluations
• Provide subtle yet firm leadership to dozens of volunteer mentors, most of whom are highly experienced, seasoned executives. Keep them engaged in support of the Jewish community.
• Provide instruction, advice, encouragement and a common sense ear to JVMS entrepreneur community
• Conduct discrete background investigations of potential mentors
• Research prospective investor profiles
• Research prospective professional resource profiles (lawyers, PR specialists, marketing executives)
• Coordinate and direct communication flow between entrepreneurs, mentors and the community
• Perform JVMS budget projections and produce financial reports
• Quality control (assess mentor performance, venture status). Take action on minor issues, report major findings to Director.
• Identify and match resources (mentor, professional services) to entrepreneurs
• Responsible for developing JVMS committee reports and presentations
• Supervises the maintenance of JVMS computer databases
• Plans and supervises implementation of venture reviews
• Originates contact with entrepreneurs on a regular basis to track JVMS mentoring progress and to assess additional venture requirements
• Has primary responsibility of planning and executing a variety of special projects, including networking events, workshops, and competitive or business reports.

Contact us at jvmsboston@gmail.com or (617) 958-1151.

8/28/2014

AJC

Director of US Programs-Project Interchange

Washington, DC

The Director of US Programs will direct and expand the US Programs of Project Interchange in accordance with a strategic plan and will work in close coordination with the Director of International Programs to maximize impact and ensure shared models of efficiency.

Founded in 1906, AJC seeks to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world. In addition to its New York headquarters and Washington DC Office of Government & International Affairs., AJC has regional offices and affiliates across the U.S. and overseas in addition to a multitude of global partnerships. Project Interchange, an educational institute of AJC, develops and conducts educational seminars in Israel for current and emerging United States and international leaders. Participants include diplomats, elected officials, journalists, media opinion leaders, civic leaders, university presidents, administrators and student leaders.

Responsibilities fall into the categories of Program Development and Implementation, Alumni Programs and Development Outreach and Management/Budgetary Oversight.

Skills and Requirements:
* A minimum of 10 years’ experience in Jewish communal service or related non-profit organizational work
* Budget management experience including the development of accurate budget projections and oversight of relevant program expenditures.
* Ability to motivate, supervise, manage and mentor.
* Proven ability to employ diplomacy skills and sensitivity in interactions with diplomats, elected officials, journalists, high level university administrators and ethnic and religious leaders.
* In-depth knowledge of Israel and regional issues.
* Strong work ethic, organizational skills, detail oriented nature and exceptional follow through
* Ability to meet deadlines and complete assignments in a timely and accurate fashion.
* Demonstrated capacity to produce high quality materials, events and programs for diverse audiences.
* Creative self-starter with ability to work well independently and in team settings.
* Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and persuasive communication skills, engaging telephone persona and ability to employ tact and discretion in delicate conversations and situations.
* Strong commitment to the AJC/PI mission.
* Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment, exhibiting a capacity for effective cross-cultural communication.

To Apply:
Please submit your application on https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/director-us-programs-pi-dc-2014/

8/28/2014