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Senior Development Officer--part time
A small shop with a big vision, Mayyim Hayyim is seeking a motivated, self-starter to help capitalize on Mayyim Hayyim’s development efforts to create a major gift culture, partnering with the Board in establishing and stewarding major donor relationships, and managing communications. The Senior Development Officer reports to the Executive Director and will develop and execute Mayyim Hayyim’s annual fundraising plan with a focus on major gifts, and manage organizational communications. This new position actively engages our key stakeholders.
- Develop and Execute Mayyim Hayyim’s Annual Fundraising Plan
- Develop and execute Mayyim Hayyim’s resource development, with a focus on major gifts
- Create and execute strategy for growing large sustained base of annual individual donors
- Secure financial support from individuals via personal solicitations, appeals, and coordinating Moves Management for Executive Director and lay leadership to maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
- Collaborate with Development and Events Coordinator
- Partner with lay development committee; present to board of directors at quarterly meetings
- Manage Organizational Communications and Promotion
- Coordinate fundraising materials and publications
- Perform other duties as needed
- Assist Executive Director tracking foundation proposals and reporting
- BA (required), MA (MBA, MSW) (a plus)
- 5 – 10 years’ experience in areas including development, marketing and communications, public relations
- Proven track record in cultivation, solicitations, and stewardship of major donors
- Demonstrated excellence in organizational, manage
Please submit cover letter and résumé to:
Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters
1838 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02466
Rabbi Martin Ballonoff Memorial Jewish Educator
Berkleley Hillel is looking for someone who thrives on meaningful conversations and experiences, and is able to share insights into big questions in dialogue with Jewish tradition, to be their next Rabbi Martin Ballonoff Memorial Jewish Educator.
As a Jewish Educator, a typical day may include:
- Coffee meetings with a few students you met at opening weekend.
- Working with a few fraternity brothers or residents in a co-op on a unique and creative approach to Shabbat to be held at their fraternity house.
- Meeting with a CEI intern and a student they’ve been talking with to discuss a question the student had about Jewish practice.
- Building an event framework for a student-led discussion on sustainability through a Jewish lens.
What you’ll bring to the job:
- An advanced degree in Jewish Studies, Jewish education or another related field. A rabbinical degree is not required. A commitment to a pluralistic approach to Jewish life is required.
- 3 - 5 years of professional work experience is expected, as is experience with young adults. Experience as a volunteer or professional in a Jewish organization is a plus, as is community organizing, informal education, camping, or other types of direct customer relations work.
- You’ll have a team-oriented approach to work, a strong work ethic, proven experience thinking and acting strategically to reach goals, a sense of humor, an ability to take risks and learn from situations when things don’t turn out the way you thought they would.
What you’ll get out of it:
- Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave
- Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace. The range for this position is $75,000 - $85,000, depending on experience
- Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
- Travel abroad, particularly to Israel and developing world countries
- Unlimited paid coffee dates with student
- Flexible work hours
- Practically unlimited t-shirts, Nalgene bottles and university swag
To Apply: Please apply at www.jobs.hillel.org by clicking on “Current Openings.”
Consulate General of Israel to New England
Our Public Affairs Department works to build support for Israel within New England by creating strong, resilient networks across a wide variety of communities in the area, with a focus on faith- and ethnic-based communities and organizations.
We provide resources on all aspects of Israel, from the latest news on the peace process to informational brochures on Israeli history and culture. Through targeting the needs and interests of communities in the area, we work to connect the community to the State of Israel. Our work focuses both on area Jewish community as well as other faith and ethnic based communities throughout New England. We put a large focus on programming and finding relevant initiatives, speakers and unique programs for our community and partners.
Our office serves the entirety of New England including Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and New England. Therefore, this role includes travel throughout the region and forming relationships with communities throughout the region.
-Ability to write comfortably and confidently: this role is tasked with writing publications such as our office’s newsletter
- Outgoing: the candidate will need to be able to communicate and connect to a wide variety of organizations and individuals
- Pluralistic and Political Sensitivity: candidate needs to be knowledgeable of various religious denominations and be willing to work with groups with a variety of different political stances
- Knowledge of Jewish community: candidate needs at least a rudimentary knowledge of national Jewish organizations.
- Willingness to think creatively: candidate will need to think of creative ways to engage local communities throughout the region. Will be highly motivated and think outside the box.
- Teamwork: candidate needs to work well in groups since most of our office’s initiatives are conducted together with fellow employees.
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Lower School Principal
The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (CESJDS) of Greater Washington, located in Rockville, Maryland, is one of the most prestigious independent Jewish community day schools in the world. With approximately 1,100 students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, CESJDS is also one of the largest pluralistic community day schools in North America.
CESJDS is seeking an innovative, dynamic, and compassionate educational leader for its Lower School division. The Principal is the instructional leader of the Lower School and has primary responsibility for carrying out the School’s mission of providing an outstanding Jewish and general studies education for its students in an environment that celebrates Jewish identity, community, and values. The Principal will lead an excellent faculty and have day-to-day responsibility for student life; maintaining educational standards; professional development; and ensuring excellence in curriculum, teaching, and learning. With an enrollment of approximately 500 students K- 6, the Lower School occupies its own facility with a state-of-the-art technology infrastructure, two gymnasiums, art studio, cafeteria, and a Beit Midrash on a 25 acre campus.
The Lower School Principal is part of the school-wide leadership team and participates in strategic planning, policy setting, budgeting, and institutional advancement. Reporting to the Head of School, he/she will be a caring, skilled, and experienced educator, capable of leading a division within a large, complex school and advancing the School’s commitment to providing a rigorous, inspiring, and supportive learning environment.
The ideal candidate will have:
• Advanced degree in Education, Educational Administration, Jewish Education or a related field.
• Demonstrated knowledge, understanding, and an ability to connect with students on an academic and social/emotional level.
• Both teaching and administrative experience.
• Demonstrated expertise and ability to provide leadership in teaching and learning.
• Experience with mentoring, supervision, and evaluation to develop, motivate, and monitor staff and to hold them accountable.
• The ability to lead and navigate well in a pluralistic Jewish learning community.
• Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to the Jewish community.
Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and educational philosophy/personal statement to Lori Leatherman Belke at www.cesjds.org/careers, Job Code LP300.
Community Foundation for Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago
The Community Foundation for Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago (CFJE) was founded in 1993 as a support foundation of Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF/JF). CFJE will promote, lead and support diverse, lifelong Jewish education across metropolitan Chicago, including early childhood, congregational schools, and teen engagement. CFJE will aim to utilize and strengthen the resources within congregations and other organizations, and help ensure dedication to the highest level of collaborative engagement, toward the goal of developing and nurturing impactful, imaginative, compelling, and experiential Jewish education in our community.
The Community Foundation for Jewish Education (CFJE) seeks to identify a creative executive leader, with the experience, credentials and vision to drive the agency’s continued success, best positioning CFJE as the community’s central education resource and to advocate on behalf of Jewish education issues. The Executive Director will report to and work closely with the Senior Management and Planning and Allocations staff of the JUF/JF and be responsible to take forward successful agency programming currently in place and identify additional opportunities for programmatic expansion. S/he will be responsible for providing the vision, leadership and strategy needed to support a broad Jewish education agenda, from families with young children, congregational schools, teens, and professional development for Jewish educators throughout Chicago.
The ED will work to enhance CFJE’s position as a community resource, encouraging partnerships, convening community-wide discussions, and facilitating continuing education and professional development opportunities for educators throughout the community. S/he will work to foster collaborative relationships with other relevant Jewish education and continuity institutions, placing emphasis on congregations and their supplementary schools, as well as informal educational opportunities and Israel programming. The Executive Director will be responsible for developing a structure that positions CFJE as an invaluable community resource which has the professional expertise to provide thought leadership, program and resource development, innovation, support and coordination to congregational schools, early childhood programs, informal education programs and outreach and engagement programs.
• Executive leadership responsibilities in an agency with a community wide, regional or national mandate and multiple constituencies.
• Self-starter with experience as a participant and/or teacher/leader in Jewish educational experiences.
• A minimum of ten years progressive experience in Jewish educational leadership and a strong knowledge of supplementary/congregation based education models, Israel trips, educational initiatives and residential camping.
• Knowledge of trends and emerging models in the field of Jewish Education.
• Knowledge about and preferably professional experience in the organized Jewish community/ Federated system is desirable, along with a working understanding of the nature of Federation’s professional/volunteer system.
• Strong leadership, planning and management skills including: strategic planning, program design, outcome measurement and evaluation skills. Must have the ability to articulate an inspiring organizational vision and the skills to identify and manage community Jewish education priorities.
• Demonstrated success in implementing community priorities/strategic initiatives.
• Sound fiscal management skills
• Proven success as active participant in agency fundraising efforts, complete with the ability to solicit funds identify and close gifts from a variety of sources, including individual asks and Foundation grants.
• Advanced degree in Jewish education, Jewish communal services/leadership or its equivalent preferred and at least ten years of board leadership and development experience. Fluency in Hebrew desirable.
• Experience supervising staff, building teams and developing relationships with diverse program participants/stakeholders/community institutions.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
Dara Klarfeld, Consultant
Andrea Cure, Associate
130 East 40th Street, Suite 800
New York, New York 10016
Tel: (212) 983-1600 Fax: (212) 983-1687
Affordable Jewish Education Project
Director of Communications & Knowledge Management
New York, NY
Affordable Jewish Education Project (AJE) was created in 2011 by a group of community leaders and philanthropists to find and implement innovative and sustainable initiatives to ensure that a highquality, affordable Jewish day school education is available to every Jewish child. AJE develops, partners with, invests in, and expands new and existing financial and educational initiatives in schools in an effort to establish a new model for 21st century Jewish education institutions. You can learn more about our organization and our projects at ajeproject.org.
AJE’s Director of Communications & Knowledge Management (DCKM) will fill two roles, both of which are critical to the mission of AJE. The DCKM’s primary responsibility will be managing our external communications with various stakeholders including donors, schools, and parents in an effort to mobilize the community around our mission. This will include overall management and delivery of AJE’s communications strategy development, planning, and implementation. The DCKM will also work on AJE’s public relations, developing opportunities and relationships with the press and the broader community. In addition to the more traditional communications role, the DCKM will work internally to aggregate, organize, analyze, and optimize the sharing of important information and insights being accumulated and developed within AJE and our partner school network. The information will be used for disseminating best practices and lessons learned, scaling efforts and creating efficiencies, and evaluating our programs.
● Experience with fulltime responsibilities developing communications strategy and implementation across channels for a complex organization
● Innovative thinker with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and successful outcomes
● A “knack” for knowing how, when, who, where, and what to communicate
● Careful judgment and foresight – ability to identify mistakes and problems before they happen; creative problem solving skills.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Jeff Kiderman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation
Director of Congregational Learning
Mercer Island, Washington
Herzl-Ner Tamid Conservative Congregation of Mercer Island, Washington seeks a creative, engaging, and well organized rabbi or educator to serve as Director of Congregational Learning starting in summer of 2014. Building off of our foundation of meaningful & innovative programs, we seek a leader who will continue to create educational experiences which will impact our entire congregation from our youngest children to adults.
As Director of Congregational Learning, you will have the following oversight responsibilities:
· Pre K-8 Religious School (Approx 180 students) with a focus on whole family education.
· Teen and Youth Activities including USY and Kadima programs working in partnership with our Youth Commission and staff. Weekly teaching and maintaining partnership of community High school program in conjunction with other synagogues in the Seattle area.
· Adult education which includes two large signature events including our community wide Torathon event bringing educators together from across the Puget Sound region and ongoing weekly classes.
· Garinim Early Childhood Family Program.
· Shabbat and holiday programming for children and families.
· B’nei Mitzvah Program
· Opportunities for giving d’vrei Torah, teaching adult education, and participation in important life cycle events
We seek a candidate who has the background, experience and creativity to engage our entire congregation in Jewish learning. Minimum requirements include a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education or its equivalent with a strong background as a Jewish educator and/or administrator. Rabbinic candidates are encouraged to apply. Strong written and verbal communication skills, administrative and organizational skills, and collaboration skills are required.
To apply or make inquiries:
Please send your cover letter and resume to DCLApplication@h-nt.org