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.

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.

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.

Qualified candidates will be senior-level fundraisers with an entrepreneurial spirit and perspective, who have a proven and progressive track record of success in annual, capital and endowment campaigns, major gifts and institutional giving.

* Minimum 8 years of senior experience in a multifaceted fundraising program in a similarly sized and complex institution.
* Proven, progressive track record of success, innovation and accomplishments in fundraising with experience in annual, capital and endowment campaigns, major gifts and institutional giving.
* Proven success in asking for and closing major gifts and in building and maintaining relationships with individual donors and foundations.
* Demonstrated success as a development executive with the ability to effectively create a fundraising strategic plan and run an annual campaign operation.
* Ability to work strategically and effectively with lay leaders, board members, staff, academic deans and professionals in the College to fulfill development goals.
* Political savvy, integrity and discretion; mature judgment in managing relationships with donors and colleagues.
* Excellent communication skills, including the ability to speak with a clear voice to convey a clear message to both internal and external audiences.
* Ability to have a "Jewish conversation" regarding philanthropy and personal involvement.

If you would like to recommend a candidate or if you would like to express, in confidence, personal interest in this opportunity, please contact Susan Sherr-Seitz or Moriah Cohen at HebrewCollege@drgnyc.com.

7/24/2014

Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University

Assistant Director

Waltham, MA

The primary goal of the Schusterman Center is to strengthen the scholarly field of Israel Studies, provide scholarly training for faculty, and provide resources for the teaching of Israel Studies to a range of cohorts.

The Assistant Director for the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies will work under the direction of the Director of the Schusterman Center, and in close conjunction with the Associate Director. The Assistant Director will conceptualize and develop programs and office management systems, set office policies, and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations, budget and finances of a large center. An important component will be to nurture working relationships with affiliated staff, visiting faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students, as well as with the advisory council, donors, and other Brandeis offices. An ability to think critically and outside the box to develop a long-term vision for the center is essential. A working knowledge of Hebrew and Israel Studies is helpful but not required.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

  • Designs and implements all events, conference programs, webinars, and lecture series. Develops and implements collaborative programs with other academic centers and departments. Manages the organization of the bi-weekly Schusterman Scholars seminar. Represents the Schusterman Center at events, fosters positive relationships and joint initiatives with other organizations. Manages and implements Summer Institute (SIIS) programs including year round professional development and recruitment. Also manages the annual recruitment program for graduate students and fosters relationships with university departments.
  • Manages all staff including Senior Program Coordinator, Communications Specialist, Financial and Office Administrator. Support their work on a daily basis and is available for feedback on all their projects. Fosters teamwork, organizes and runs weekly staff meetings, and writes annual staff evaluations.
  • Creates an annual marketing campaign and then directs the development and maintenance of the Schusterman Center website, Facebook site, advertising, and all promotional materials.
  • Oversees day-to day fiscal operations and prepares accounts payable and accounts receivable paperwork. Prepares and manages a complex budget with numerous income and spending streams. Prepares the annual budget and budget projections reports for the Brandeis budget office. Prepares and presents financial reports to University authorities on a regular basis, and also prepares financial reports for donors on a regular basis.
  • Responsible for reporting to donors and assisting the director, associate director, and the development office in the stewardship of grants. Plays a large role with development office, the director, and the associate director designing an annual fundraising campaign, and in the solicitation and preparation of new grants. Communicates on a regular basis with the center advisory council.

Qualifications:

  • Must have exceptional organizational abilities and creative problem solving skills.
  • Requires 3 – 5 years experience helping to run a large non-profit, creating and managing complex budgets and financial systems, organizing large events and working with prominent individuals such as donors and board members.
  • Must be able to manage several projects simultaneously and make on-the-spot decisions. Must have experience creating fundraising and marketing campaigns. Must have ability to manage a quickly growing organization, supervise staff and foster teamwork and staff development, while developing a long term vision for the organization.
  • Requires exceptional written and oral communications skills, editing skills and acute attention to detail.
  • Exceptional skills in Excel and Powerpoint.

7/17/14

Jewish Family Service Agency Las Vegas

Executive Director

Las Vegas, NV

Jewish Family Service Agency of Las Vegas (JFSA) is looking for an Executive Director who can provide strategic leadership focused on the long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies of JFSA. The incumbent will achieve these expectations by working with the Board of Directors, JFSA Senior Management Team, Jewish Federation of Las Vegas and the Community as a whole.

The Executive Director is responsible for day-to-day operational management, consistent with the organization’s mission and strategic plan. The President/CEO provides leadership to achievement of the organization’s goals, to securing strong community support, and to building the organization’s capability. He/she will provide leadership to all operational areas through oversight of; Resource development and community engagement, Strategic planning to ensure the development of innovative and effective programs and services that meet the needs of our community; Human Resource and Financial Management;

The ideal candidate will be a proven leader with relevant experience in people management, operational oversight, strategic planning, and effective fundraising. They will have a track record of successfully setting and meeting aggressive goals. The candidate will be able to serve as the face of the JFSA brand in the community, demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with all constituencies in the network. The candidate will be skilled at establishing and maintaining positive relationships, and will be able to navigate political waters and initiate appropriate responses. The candidate will be a recognized leader with the ability to chart a positive path forward in the midst of an uncertain environment, with the vision and energy to take JFSA to the next level.

Qualifications:

  • Considerable knowledge of fundraising techniques and sources of funding for nonprofit agencies and organizations. Ability to reach new donors and maintain current donors through creative fundraising campaigns.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Agency staff, Board members, volunteers, community groups and other related agencies.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate fundraising operations.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication as well as management skills.
  • Sound judgment and ability to work autonomously.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required. A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • The candidate will have a knowledge and respect for the Jewish Culture, values, and organizations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and be able to lead and work with a diverse group of people.
  • Minimum of five plus years of work experience in nonprofit agency operations, specifically in the fundraising field or equivalent experience.
  • Flexible schedule to work after hours and weekends, as necessary.

For consideration, submit your cover letter, resume, salary history, and salary requirements to jfsalved@gmail.com

7/16/14

Jewish Family Service of Rhode Island

Major Gifts Associate

Providence, RI

Part time, responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gifts for non-profit agency.  Reports to the CEO.  
Qualifications: Requires BA with 5 years of experience in development and experience with fundraising software.  Must have driver’s license and means of transportation.  
Application Instructions: Send resume and cover letter including salary expectations to amy@jfsri.org. EOE

7/15/2014

The Jewish Education Project

New York City

Six positions of various levels are now open in this organization which seeks to "connect forward-thinking educators to powerful ideas and resources so we can create new models that change how, what and where people learn."

Jewish Journal

Executive Director

Boston area

The Journal is working to expand its traditional base on Boston’s North Shore to the greater Boston area. Because of the impending retirement of the paper’s publisher, the Journal is currently reviewing its structure and creating the new position of executive director to oversee all aspects of the organization. The executive director will report to the President of the organization’s Board of Overseers, and it is the Board of Overseers that hires and fires the individual in this position.

The ideal candidate is committed to Jewish communal life and has some business, marketing, and sales experience. He or she is highly energetic, and comfortable with asking for philanthropic support. Finally, he or she understands the multiplatform nature of successful contemporary communication vehicles.

The responsibilities of the executive director include:

Interface with the staff. The executive director is responsible for the hiring, firing, and management of all staff. This includes the editorial and production teams, the sales team, and the business staff. The executive director is responsible for hiring individuals capable of fulfilling the following tasks: marketing, including all forms of social media marketing; advertising sales; circulation; and business management, including bookkeeping.

Interface with Board of Overseers. The executive director partners with the president of the organization to implement policies established by the Board of Overseers. Working together, they identify potential board members, call meetings, develop agendas, and submit reports to the board.

Interface with the community. The executive director is viewed as the face of the Journal and is thus responsible for attending community events and representing the organization. It is expected that the executive director will be asked to speak with groups of all kinds to describe the organization’s mission. The executive director is the chief ambassador to the community, and serves as a buffer between the editor and the community.

Philanthropy/Development. The Jewish Journal is a 501C3 organization, and much of its operating budget comes through philanthropy. The executive director will work to secure funds through grants, maintain relationships with donors, conceive of and work on campaigns to secure funds through giving, and to ask personally for funds from friends of the organization.

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Sue Levine (smlevine@brandeis.edu) and mention that they saw the posting on this web page.

7/8/14

Rashi School

Development Assistant

Dedham, MA

The Rashi School is Boston’s independent Reform Jewish school. Located in Dedham, Massachusetts, Rashi offers an academically challenging K-8 education to more than 300 students. The school integrates both a rich secular and Jewish studies curricula while nurturing in its students critical minds and compassionate hearts. For more information, visit www.rashi.org.

The Rashi School seeks a hard-working and enthusiastic professional to join our high-performing Development team. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Assistant is an integral member of Rashi’s Development office and supports its four-person Development Office in all administrative functions.  As a key member of a fast-paced, friendly environment, the Development Assistant must be highly organized, detail-oriented and flexible.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all areas of gift processing, acknowledgement and tracking
  • Assist with the preparation, production, and mailing of letters and other correspondence
  • Handle inquiries from and provide assistance to donors, prospects, and Board members
  • Support Development team in the management of an annual portfolio of high-profile events
  • Maintain files and manage information flow between Development Office and donors
  • Maintain Raiser’s Edge donor database
  • Reconcile monthly reports with the Business Office
  • Prepare weekly and monthly revenue, receivables, and other reports
  • Assist Development team in establishing meaningful donor communication via letters, email, web, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other appropriate vehicles
  •  Assist with meeting preparation including booking rooms, creating agendas, assembling briefing materials, taking meeting minutes, making travel and conference call arrangements
  • Assist Manager of Special Events in the planning, organization, coordination and implementation of a portfolio of special events ranging in size from 10 to 500 participants, including The Rashi School’s Annual Dinner, Limud Award Celebration, Generations Day, parlor meetings, and donor cultivation and stewardship events
  • Working with Manager of Special Events, create and manage invitation lists (from Raiser’s Edge database and other sources) and track guest responses
  • Track and coordinate event revenue and generate appropriate tracking reports and data analysis

Qualifications:

  • A strong work ethic, a solid customer service-oriented work style, and outstanding attention to detail
  • 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
  • Experience handling receivables, reconciliations and record-keeping
  • A Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of non-profit/administrative experience is preferred
  • Some night and weekend work required

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, resume and salary requirement in an MS Word or PDF document to jobs@rashi.org.  Kindly include the job title in the subject line.

6/27/2014

Jewish Social Justice Roundtable

Assistant to the Director (part time)

Location flexible

The Jewish Social Justice Roundtable is a network of 38 Jewish organizations working to elevate social justice to the center of Jewish life and to advance an explicitly Jewish framework in the pursuit of social justice.  The Roundtable builds strategic collaborations to advance social justice. By coordinating on issues and building long-term partnerships, we have a greater impact collectively than each organization has individually. As a result, social justice is an emerging and strong pillar of Jewish life in the 21st century.  For more information on the work that we do, please visit our website at: jewishsocialjustice.org.

The Roundtable is seeking a part-time Assistant to the Director to provide critical support for all aspects of the Roundtable’s emerging work. This position provides the opportunity to work with dozens of Jewish social justice organizations across the country to inspire collaborations and build internal capacities across the field.  This position is non-exempt, and reports to the Director of the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable.

Job Responsibilities

Field-Building

  • Support the planning of a network-wide in-person training and play a key role in implementing it;
  • Coordinate logistics for Roundtable in-person meetings for 10-30 people including scheduling, event planning, note-taking and summarizing key points for follow up emails;
  • Organize a series of peer learning meetings by conference call on topics of interest to the network
  • Manage a process for tracking and funding regional gatherings of Roundtable organizations

Internal Roundtable Operations

  • Manage the annual membership process, including the application process and dues collection;
  • Regularly update the database and email lists;
  • Compile reimbursement requests;
  • Perform other tasks as needed

Communications

  • Track requests to Roundtable organizations, including scheduling, information gathering and more;
  • Manage and update the Roundtable website

The ideal candidate will have 1-2 years of professional or volunteer experience related to this position, and must be highly organized, pay great attention to detail and have strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing. The successful candidate should be comfortable with a dynamic, fluid environment, have at minimum a Bachelor's degree or equivalent and have excellent interpersonal skills. Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Drive is required. Experience with Jewish social justice organizations is a plus.

This is a part-time position (20 hours per week), and does not include benefits. Salary is competitive and appropriate to experience.  The Assistant can work remotely but needs to be prepared to work weekdays between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm on East Coast time.

Address your application to info@jewishsocialjustice.org with the subject line "Assistant to the Director ."

6/25/2014

Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters

2 open positions

Newton, MA

A  small  shop  with  a  big  vision,  Mayyim  Hayyim has two open positions.

Mayyim  Hayyim  Living  Waters  Community  Mikveh  and  the  Paula  Brody  &  Family  Education  Center  is  an  innovative  non‐profit  organization  dedicated  to  reclaiming  and  reinventing  the  Jewish  ritual  of  mikveh  with  contemporary  meaning.  Our  staff  includes three full-time  and
three part -time  positions  plus  interns  and  active  volunteers.  We provide  education  programs  to  children  and  adults  throughout  the  greater  Boston  area,  immersion  pools  (mikva’ot)  for  those seeking  to  mark  a  life  transition  with  the  Jewish  ritual  of  immersion,  an  art  gallery,  and consultation  services  to  other  communities  nationally.  The  majority  of  our  clients,  80%,  are  women.
 
Out  of  an  annual  budget  of  $600,000,  approximately  $400,000 comes  from  fundraising  revenues.
For  more  information,  please  visit:  mayyimhayyim.org.

Development Manager

The  Development  Manager reports  to  the  Executive  Director  and  will  develop  and  execute Mayyim  Hayyim’s  annual  fundraising  plan.  This  position  actively  engages  our  key  stakeholders.

Responsibilities
• Develop  and  ExecuteMayyim  Hayyim’s  Annual  Fundraising  Plan
• Coordinate  and  Manage  Special  Events
• Manage  Organizational  Communications  and  Promotion
releases  and  news  bulletins  as  needed
• Support  the  Art  Committee
• Perform  other  duties  as  needed

Qualifications:
The  ideal  candidate  will  have:
• BA  (required),  MA  (MBA,MPA)  (a  plus)
• 2-5 years’ experience  in  development/event  planning
• Familiarity  with  and  passion  for  the  Boston  Jewish  community
• Demonstrated  excellence  in  volunteer  management
• Knowledge of  FileMakerPro  or  other  database,  ability  to  create  and  run  reports,  manage  and  interpret  data  
• Experience  in  marketing  and  communications,  public  relations  a  plus
• Excellent  written  and  verbal  communication  skills

Associate Director of Education
reports to the Mikveh and Education Director.

Responsibilities
* Ensure overall educational excellence for 100+ annual classes at Mayyim Hayyim
*Develop and manage 5-7 annual Mayyim Hayyim-sponsored Educational Programs
* Supervise and support volunteer Mikveh Educators (women and men ) who teach classes
*Liaise to Education Center Advisory Committee who meets twice a year
*Partner with Mikveh and Education Director regarding some programming, scheduling, volunteer coordination, and witnessing immersions, especially during the summer months.
* Coordinate educational components of 7-session Mikveh Guide training program, securing faculty and serving as liaison throughout training
* In partnership with Mikveh and Education Director, create and manage continuing education for Mikveh Guides , e.g.: Domestic Violence, Transgender issues, Laws of niddah
* Consult with other staff and communities, locally and nationally, to support programming partnerships in Boston, national initiatives, trainings, and seminars, particularly as it relates to teaching about mikveh
* Oversee Mayyim Hayyim’s twice weekly blog, soliciting authors, editing

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have:
* BA (required), MA (a plus)
* Master’s degree in Jewish Studies or Jewish Education preferred
* Significant teaching experience with children and adults (both formal and experiential a plus)
* Ability to interact with learners of all backgrounds and levels of knowledge
* Capability of adapting to a variety of different situations, and with little notice
* Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; this position entails extensive communication with senior education professionals and clergy
* Ability to maintain confidentiality a must* Strong computer skills, including experience with databases, and familiarity with the use of the Internet
* Knowledge of and experience in the organized Jewish community strongly preferred Working Conditions/Physical Demands

 The ability to handle stressful situations is important. The ability to work independently is essential. The position entails working with deadlines and prioritizing different responsibilities.

Full-time, hours divided among:
Daytimes, Monday–Friday
Evenings and Sundays,as needed for educational programs (approximately 1–3 evenings per week (seasonally, October-May) and
20–25 Sundays annually

For either position, please  submit  cover  letter  and  résumé  to:
Mayyim  Hayyim  Living  Waters
1838  Washington  Street,  Newton
jobs@mayyimhayyim.org

6/25/2014

Shalom Hartman Institute

Director of Program Administration

New York, NY

The Shalom Hartman Institute is a center of transformative thinking and teaching that addresses the major challenges facing the Jewish people and elevates the quality of Jewish life in Israel and around the world.  A leader in sophisticated, ideas-­‐based Jewish education for community leaders and change agents, SHI is committed to the significance of Jewish ideas, the power of applied scholarship, and the conviction that great teaching contributes to the growth and continual revitalization of the Jewish people. Learn more about the Shalom Hartman Institute at www.shalomhartman.org.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) North America, the Director of Program Administration will direct and supervise the administration and execution of all programmatic activity for SHI across North America and for different audiences (lay leadership, rabbinic, interfaith, public programs, and conferences.) SHI seeks a skilled and experienced program professional with proven success and experience in all aspects of program management including budgeting, evaluation, event planning, marketing and communications, calendaring, and work plans.  Critical to the position are strong interpersonal and negotiation skills, and meaningful supervisory experience.  The Director will play a crucial role in strategic planning and in leading the organization’s program team, working laterally with program directors across the organization to create and supervise systems for excellent execution of existing and new programmatic initiatives. S/he will collaborate on overall vision, planning, strategy, growth and management of the programming department, as well as the strategic direction of the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Oversee and direct the SHI North America program team, working directly with program directors to ensure the successful delivery of their program goals and supervising program staff to ensure consistency and high-­‐quality performance
• Set and oversee the organizational program calendar, working with faculty in North America and Israel, with regional offices around the US and Canada, and in collaboration with the development department; establish and manage work plans for program deliverables in keeping with the organization’s overall business plan
• In collaboration with senior leadership, set annual program budget and ensure its compliance; build and monitor specific program budgets and oversee program spending throughout North America
•  Manage the production of program proposals, evaluation, and reporting; collaborate on the writing and ensure quality control standards in written materials
• Liaise, negotiate, and manage relationships with partner agencies and organizations, faculty members, and  consultants
• Maintain deep familiarity with the Jewish community and major trends in Jewish communal life to ensure that SHI North America stays current in its programmatic activity
• Manage program staff in NY office and nationally; collaborate extensively with global marketing team to supervise NA-­‐based communications and production of program-­‐ related collateral
• Serve as member of SHI North America leadership team

QUALIFICATIONS
• A record of success and progressive accomplishments in program direction and management. Demonstrated ability to create and implement work plans, set and meet goals, supervise staff, and manage logistical operations.
• 10+ years of experience within the Jewish professional and/or nonprofit sector in North America in program or related work.
• Strong writer and editor, capable of succinctly articulating program vision and goals and summarizing successes and challenges.
• A flexible, independent, and strategic thinker able to generate new opportunities for organizational growth.
• An ability to thrive in a fast-­‐paced, innovative, ideas-­‐driven environment.
• Self-­‐motivated and results-­‐oriented; possessing an ability, desire, and energy to set and reach ambitious goals using superior interpersonal, negotiation and communications skills.
• Experience working closely with leadership committees and a senior leadership team through periods of significant organizational growth.
• Strong technology skills, exceptional attention to detail, and strong capacity for time-­‐ management.
• Proven ability to work as a part of a team of high-­‐performing leadership.
• Genuine interest in and passion for the organizations mission, and confidence articulating support for SHI work.

This position requires periodic travel in the US, Canada, and Israel.

To apply, please send CV and cover letter by email only to Mary at mary@shalomhartman.org. The cover letter should include descriptions of positions with supervisory and managerial experience, and a demonstration of success working in fast-­‐paced professional environments. No phone calls please.
Candidates to be interviewed can expect a response within 3 weeks.

6/25/2014