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 alumni are also eligible to use the services of Brandeis' Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Heller School Career Centers.

Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Missions Development Officer, Major Gift

Boston, MA

Passion. Purpose. Impact. Those are just three of the reasons to consider a career at CJP, one of Boston's oldest and most respected philanthropic organizations.

CJP offers that rare opportunity to tap your skills, talents, and experience to benefit a greater good while you grow professionally. You will work in a dynamic environment, with a diverse group of individuals who share your commitment and enthusiasm. Together, you will make a difference for Jews and non-Jews in Greater Boston and worldwide.

CJP is looking for an engaging and extremely well organized individual to fill our opening for an experienced Missions Development Officer, Major Gifts.

CJP’s Development department consists of a vibrant and innovative team of committed fundraising professionals. The Missions Development Officer, Major Gifts, will be a central member of this team with a vision to help develop and manage a creative comprehensive donor development strategy for all major gifts donors and prospects that travel on missions. Working collaboratively with a wide array of professional and volunteer leaders, this position will help build a robust of current and future donors, in support of an innovative community-wide Strategic Plan.

• Work in partnership with the CJP Missions team to develop a yearly schedule of missions designed to engage high net-worth individuals and families.
• Identify, research and recruit high net-worth individuals to participate in missions.
• Participate with volunteer leadership and Mission Department staff in the design of mission itineraries.
• Design and implement pre, during and post mission opportunities to highlight the impact of CJP’s work.
• Work with Development officers to develop individualized involvement plans for key current and past mission participants.
• Work in partnership with a prospect research team to build and maintain participant profiles.
• Execute and/or support Israel engagement opportunities for mission alumni and those individuals with Israel interest.
• Possess up-to-date information about critical issues, key leaders, innovative thinkers and important programs and projects throughout Israel.
• Possess up-to-date awareness of program priorities throughout the Jewish community.
• Use proactive, service oriented approach with community members, donors, and colleagues.
• Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.

• BA/BS degree or equivalent knowledge or experience.
• Five+ years’ experience in a development setting.
• Experience with the travel industry preferred.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Capacity to manage and organize confidential information.
• Proficient in Windows environment, including MS Word, Excel, Database and Internet
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and writing skills; self motivation, ability to work effectively as part of a team, sense of humor;
• Ability to work independently, creatively, and flexibly in a dynamic environment.

• Strong personal commitment to the CJP mission.
• Knowledge of and passion for the State of Israel.
• Understanding of the Jewish community a plus.
• Flexibility to work evenings.    

For more information about CJP, go to

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Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston

Administrative Coordinator

Newton, MA

The Administrative Coordinator plays a central role in our fast-paced, mission-driven non-profit. The role encompasses two primary areas of responsibility: (1) general administrative support and (2) program support. The qualified Administrative Coordinator must demonstrate strong MS Office skills, customer service aptitude and attention to detail.

General administrative support involves but is not limited to: Assisting in day-to-day office operations, answering multi-line telephone and routing calls, preparing electronic and paper mailings, performing data entry and filing, ordering supplies and working with vendors to timely service office equipment.

Program support involves but is not limited to: Serving as agency CORI officer, working closely with clinical team to process CORI/SORI and driving record checks, researching opportunities for and soliciting “in kind” support from area businesses and scheduling match activities.

* Associate’s Degree in related field (preferred)
* Minimum 2-3 years experience in administrative/office support role
* Comfortable interfacing with all levels of staff and outside constituents including prospective and current volunteers, donors, board members and others
* Ability to use discretion when handling sensitive/confidential materials
* Familiarity with Greater Boston Jewish and/or interfaith communities (preferred)

For more information, please contact Joni Kusminsky
E-mail: Phone: 617.558-6535


UJA-Federation of New York’s Caring Commission

Jewish Service Learning Project Manager

New York, NY

UJA-Federation of New York’s Caring Commission ensures that those struggling with life’s challenges feel the warm embrace of the Jewish community during periods of isolation, strengthens the safety net for the community’s most vulnerable, and empowers individuals to play an active role in the building of a caring and responsive Jewish community.

The Caring Commission seeks to hire a full-time Jewish Service Learning Project Manager for UJA-Federation’s Live With Purpose, a groundbreaking new initiative designed to increase volunteerism within the Jewish community and connect Jews with meaningful, personally transformative opportunities to serve. The Project Manager will be an extraordinary, dynamic, and sophisticated professional with experience planning and implementing Jewish Service Learning experiences. He/She will be a key player on a dynamic new team dedicated to successfully launching and overseeing Live With Purpose.

The Service Learning Project Manager will work closely with the Director of Live With Purpose to ensure the effective and timely implementation of the initiative, consistent with the original vision, goals, and working plan, as well as continuity of projects and branding/marketing across funded communities. In support of this effort, the Service Learning Project Manager will play the lead role in:
* Developing, marketing, launching, and managing a new UJA-Federation initiative that will provide synagogues, JCC’s, day schools, and other Jewish institutions with the training and technical assistance needed to plan and implement Jewish service learning experiences
* Serving as UJA-Federation’s lead resource on service learning, breathing content into volunteer settings, and providing professional staff and lay leaders with guidelines, tools, and trainings
* Planning and implementing large-scale Live With Purpose service days and volunteer recognition events in collaboration with staff from other UJA-Federation departments.

* Master’s degree or related degree in nonprofit management, Jewish communal service, or related field, with at least three years of experience in the field
* Significant experience developing and leading volunteer projects
* Comfort with Jewish text, and experience developing and delivering service learning experiences
* Experience with volunteer management and training
* Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
* Ability to work as part of a team and independently
* Ability to think creatively and solve problems
* Ability to negotiate between big picture and smaller details, appropriately prioritizing tasks while keeping budget information and other details organized
* Active learner who asks great questions while seeking and providing stimulating answers
* Extensive working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
* Understanding of data management

For more information or to apply, please go to:


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


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.


  • 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.


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.


  • 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