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.

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.

•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  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.


Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry

Program Manager

Waltham, MA

The mission of the Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry (BGI) is to galvanize the Russian-speaking Jewish community around the world by empowering young adults to actively engage in Jewish life, nurturing a cadre of effective communal professionals and strengthening the field of Russian Jewish studies. For more information, visit Reporting to the Executive Director of the Brandeis-Genesis Institute and in collaboration with faculty and staff, Program Manager will design, develop and oversee the implementation of BGI’s national and international educational initiatives for college students, high school students and young professionals.

•Develop and implement best-in-class fellowship programs for mundergraduate students, building upon the strengths of similar programs at Brandeis and at other universities and Jewish communal institutions
•Develop and implement a top notch follow-up program for Russian speaking high school students from North America, Israel and the Former Soviet Union who completed BIMA and Genesis summer programs at Brandeis.
•Design, plan, and lead retreats, programs and group sessions and develop individual learning plans, using input from key sources and stakeholders at Brandeis and beyond.
•Responsible for the overall program management of BGI educational programs, including reporting and program administration with the support of other BGI staff.
•Establish a sustainable and effective framework to engage BGI alumni in North America and overseas.
•Provide ongoing coaching, advice, guidance and support to undergraduate fellows, while serving as a role model.
•In partnership with the Executive Director, work with the BGI faculty committee on developing learning objectives for BGI undergraduate fellows and other students associated with the BGI, and create programming to help achieve those objectives.
•Incorporate Jewish content as well as Russian-Jewish component as key pillars of the fellowship to ensure that the BGI delivers a distinct Jewish engaging program with deep understanding of Russian-Jewish community and a pluralistic approach to Jewish education
•Assist the BGI staff in designing and implementing a recruitment strategy that will develop and use networks to identify Russianspeaking Jewish candidates for BIMA, Genesis and Brandeis University undergraduate student pool.

•Minimum 3 – 5 years of professional experience in Jewish education and education management
•Bachelor degree required, advanced degree in education, Judaic studies or non-profit management highly preferred
•Proven track record in informal Jewish education and experience of working with teenagers and college students, including development of comprehensive curricular materials and educational programs;
•Successful experience in managing year-round Jewish educational projects
•Demonstrated, in-depth knowledge of specificity, needs and dynamics of the North American Russian-speaking Jewish community;
•Knowledge of Judaic sources, Jewish history/culture and the ability to create meaningful Jewish experiences is highly preferred. Open to the diversity of expressed Jewish values, traditions and ritual practice;
•Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a fast paced environment;
•Ability to initiate and cultivate relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders and constituent groups;
•Persuasive communicator and motivator with strong written, verbal and analytical skills; and
•Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally as needed.
•Native fluency in Russian language and experience in working with the Russian-speaking Jewish community is strongly preferred;

To Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at 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


Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Boston, MA

Development Officer, Professional Networks

CJP’s Development department consists of a vibrant and innovative team of committed fundraising professionals. The Development Officer, Professional Networks will be a central member of this team, with a vision to help develop and manage a creative comprehensive donor development strategy.  Working collaboratively with a wide array of professional and volunteer leaders, this position will manage a robust portfolio of current and future donors, in support of an innovative community-wide Strategic Plan.  

Essential Functions:
•Manage a portfolio of donors and prospects giving between $1,000-$9,999 plus or who have the capacity to give at that level including establishing and maintaining strong personal relationships through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
•Segment portfolio with an eye towards highest capacity donors and prospects.
•Solicit gifts directly and prepare other senior colleagues, including professional and volunteer leadership for solicitations.  
•Work in partnership with campaign leadership to identify, solicit and steward donors and prospects.
•Work collaboratively with major gifts and endowment colleagues as well as colleagues at community organizations, synagogues, agencies, and day schools.
•Work in partnership with a prospect research team to build and maintain current donor profiles.
•Create, plan, implement, and staff events and/or special projects in support of fundraising priorities and leadership engagement.
•Possess up-to-date awareness of program priorities throughout the Jewish community
•Performs other duties as required or assigned by supervisor.

•BA/BS degree or equivalent knowledge or experience.
•Two years successful experience in development or related field, with an emphasis on annual campaign work and donor relations.  

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
•Strong communication, interpersonal and writing skills.
•Proficient in Windows environment, including MS Word, Excel, Database and Internet.
•Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

•Ability to work creatively and flexibly in a dynamic environment and self-motivated.
•Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team.
•Capacity to manage and organize information confidentially.
•Ability to work successfully within a strong systems and process-based organizational structure

•Strong personal commitment to the CJP mission.
•Knowledge of the Jewish community preferred.
•Flexibility to work evenings.


Israel Activism Campus Coordinator

The Israel Activism Campus Coordinator will implement a proactive Israel advocacy strategy designed to significantly strengthen existing pro-Israel campus activity; introduce new messaging strategies; and implement programmatic events and activity aligned with the new research commissioned by CJP.  The activities and initiatives will target various segments of the college student population as well as upgrade the ability of the pro-Israel activists to rapidly mobilize and respond effectively to anti-Israel activity.

•Work with existing campus coordinators, Hillel and campus professionals and student activists to raise the level of pro-Israel advocacy.
•Implement successful events and programs
•Organize and mobilize students to attend briefings, trainings, conferences
•Coordinate at IACT campuses Israel activity including traditional Israel activism, post Birthright Israel activity, interest-aligned programs
•Works closely with CJP staff and Israel professionals                
•Performs other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.

•3-5 years experience Jewish communal or campus setting
•Previous Israel activist and campus experience required
•Experience working with Jewish engagement and Israel and at least two peer led educational trips to Israel.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
•Skilled in marketing and recruitment and event planning and program planning and implementation
•Excellent interpersonal skills and sophisticated understanding of political sensitivities
•Knowledge of PPT, Excel, and Internet Technologies
•Proficient in oral and written communication
•Proven organizational skills

•Ability to maintain confidentiality when working with sensitive or confidential information
•Ability to navigate systems in a variety of organizational settings
•Ability to consistently follow through on projects
•Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects
•Ability to take initiative
•Ability to work with diverse sites, individuals and groups

For more information about CJP


Synagogue Council of Massachusetts

Executive Director

Newton, MA

The Synagogue Council of Massachusetts builds connections among individuals and communities to promote mutual understanding and respect for Jewish diversity, serves and strengthens congregations spanning the spectrum of Jewish belief and practice, and connects individuals to those congregations. Our office is located in Newton, a suburb of Boston.

The Executive Director will:
•Provide leadership to SCM and its constituencies
•Supervise and coordinate SCM programs with support of staff and volunteers
•Oversee office management, budget and finance
•Direct fundraising, PR and marketing efforts, supported by staff and volunteers
•Act as SCM’s ambassador to the broader community
•Work with and support officers, Board and volunteers
•Collaborate with other Jewish agencies  

The successful candidate will possess the following:
•A demonstrated passion for Jewish diversity and congregational life
•Five or more years of experience in management of non-profit Jewish communal organizations, and a related advanced degree
•Successful fundraising experience
•A strong executive presence, with experience as a public spokesperson and advocate
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Strong social media skills, and experience in using social media to advance organizational mission
•Proven success in developing board and volunteer leadership

Job Description
To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume by January 31st to Search Committee Chair Fred Cohen


Jewish Vocational Services

Manager, Refugee Employment Services

Boston, MA

Jewish Vocational Service seeks a Manager, Refugee Employment Services to oversee a division of the agency that serves over 400 individuals per year in programs that include VESOL, job readiness training, job placement and support services. Populations served include refugees and immigrants, individuals transitioning off public assistance, and other low-income individuals with barriers to employment. The division also assists employer customers in their search for well-qualified job applicants.

•3-5 years of Workforce Development experience required.
•Supervisory and program management experience required.
•Knowledge of workforce development and/or education and training programs required.
•Management/supervision experience a must.
•Highly proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
•Ability to work as part of a team.
•Presentation and facilitation skills required.
•Demonstrated ability to work independently.
•Experience with budgeting highly preferred and project management required.
•Excellent communication and organizational skills required.

Education Required: BA/BS in Human Services, Business or related experience.
Special Work Conditions: Occasional evening and weekend hours and frequent local travel required.
JVS Culture: JVS is strongly committed to diversity and a workplace environment that respects, appreciates and values employee differences and similarities. By providing and supporting a work culture that fosters and builds upon diversity and its strengths, JVS will better serv! e our local communities and continue to provide quality services.
Application: Please send cover letter and resume to Please indicate in your cover letter the resource where you saw this listing. People with disabilities, veterans, women, people of color, Hispanic/Latino/Latina and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.


Emanuel Synagogue

Director of Congregational Learning

West Hartford, CT

The Emanuel Synagogue, a conservative congregation with membership of over 600 families in West Hartford, CT, is searching for a Director of Congregational Learning (DCL). This individual will be a welcoming and engaging leader who will strengthen and grow our educational model for children through adults. This professional will bring a depth of Jewish knowledge that will be a  resource for life-long Jewish living. By engaging our congregants of all ages in both formal as well as experiential programming, the DCL will enhance the congregation’s Jewish identity.
The two primary responsibilities of the DCL are: 1) the smooth, effective and inspiring administration of the religious school and 2) the steering of a strong adult learning program. The DCL should be familiar with educational practice pertinent to modern Conservative Judaism, as well as comfortable teaching and supporting the school’s curriculum development. This person should also be committed to implementing the educational vision of the Rabbi and lay leadership. In addition, the DCL should seek to inspire the love of learning and commitment to Jewish life through education.
The DCL will work under the general supervision of the Rabbi, who provides primary direction on curricular matters as consistent with the vision and mission of the synagogue and school. It is anticipated that the DCL will work the necessary hours during the school year and several weeks immediately preceding and following the academic year with time off during the summer. The DCL will model a Jewish lifestyle of the sort we are promoting at The Emanuel.

The Emanuel Synagogue Religious School -
Instilling Jewish values and identity in our children is the cornerstone of The Emanuel. The DCL will create an educational environment that engages our students (as well as their families) and allows their learning to flourish inside and outside the classroom.

Responsibilities include:
•Work with the teachers to implement an innovative curriculum that will engage students of all levels and learning styles
•Develop age appropriate Shabbat morning programming and experiences
•Hire, supervise and mentor teachers/assistants/program leaders who inspire a love of Judaism
•Have a vision for, and supervise, our early childhood program
•Steer an adult learning program that meets adults’ needs of different knowledge and practice levels
•Hold monthly Board of Education meetings, collaborate with BOE chair on agenda items, and work with lay leader BOE on all relevant topics
•Administer curriculum and programming for special education students
•Create educational opportunities to engage the parents in the learning process
•Maintain effective written and verbal communication with parents and school volunteers
•Manage fiscal and administrative affairs, including budgeting
•Conduct energetic and proactive outreach to the Jewish day school families, existing families with young children, preschool families and new families to dynamically grow and re-invigorate the school
•Engage unaffiliated families in our community
•Be a presence in the Greater Hartford community

Essential Qualifications:
•Masters of Jewish Education or equivalent
•3-5 years minimum experience as a religious school director, Jewish educational leader and/or DCL with the knowledge and desire to honor the principles of Conservative Judaism
•Strong interpersonal skills
•Capable of encouraging participation and developing innovative and creative ways of engaging learners
•Collaborative personality, able to work seamlessly with synagogue staff, parents and congregants
•Previous experience working with and inspiring children who demonstrate a wide range of learning and behavioral skills and needs
•Excellent organization, time management and communication skills with the flexibility to adapt to changing needs
•Proven track record as a strong administrator including the ability to supervise, develop and engage teachers and staff
•Ability to manage budgets
•Successful track record with grant writing

Desired Qualifications:
•Ability to implement social media for student learning as well as family and staff communication
•Knowledge of implementation of technology for classroom learning
•Jewish camp experience/Hillel a plus

Please send your resume documenting your education, professional experience, a list of references and anything else you would like us to know about you.  Please send this information to:
Dr. Regina Miller
137 Kenyon Street
Hartford, CT 06105


CJP - Boston-Haifa Connection

Assistant Director

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 currently has an opening for Assistant Director, Boston-Haifa Connection.

The Boston-Haifa Connection Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the Director in overseeing and implementing several of the major agendas of the city to city partnership, including “Living Bridges” people-to-people programming in Haifa.  This role also includes staffing committees of CJP volunteers.  This role will include meeting with representatives from Israeli-based organizations as well as individual Israelis who reach out to CJP to explore areas of potential mutual interest. The Assistant Director is also responsible for assisting in formulating to overall budget of the Connection and supporting the Director on all aspects of the BHC work. Other responsibilities include management of currently funded projects and allocation processes, planning delegations, regular communications with our Haifa partners, and supporting the work of our lay Chairs and the Executive Committee.

Essential Functions:
•Design, implement and help host delegations from Israel
•Prepare materials and help facilitate meetings.
•Coordinate regularly with Haifa staff, consultants, and lay leaders.
•Travel to Haifa as needed and for Steering Committee meetings.
•Write reports and strategic planning recommendations.
•Oversee the implementation of our strategic initiatives.
•Meeting with local individuals and Israeli representatives who wish to promote their organizations
•Respond to requests and help Israeli partners as needed when in Boston
•Negotiate with key systems in the Haifa environment: Municipality, JAFI, JDC, Haifa University, Technion, other voluntary organizations.
•Provide support to Boston Jewish agencies, organizations, voluntary groups as they explore concrete opportunities for meaningful inter-community, organizational and personal connections.  These connections may take the form of projects, professional exchanges, publications, conferences, volunteer linkages, etc.
•Oversee evaluation process for specific programs.
•Interpret the Boston-Haifa Connection to new or potential constituencies as well as support our marketing efforts
•Help design and implement new programs as needed
•Work closely with CJP Development partners to support their fundraising efforts
•Comply with CJP’s reporting and measurement requirements
•Assist Director to plan and implement annual Steering Committee meetings.
•Lead Staff for Living Bridges volunteer committee:
• Coordination with chairs.
•Manage allocations process.
•Involve committee members in supported projects
•Work to develop new programs

Full Job Description and Application


J Street

Northeast Regional Director

Boston, MA

J Street seeks an experienced development professional with a background in fundraising as well as politics and/or the organized Jewish community to serve as the Deputy Regional Director for theNortheast region. S/He will create a plan in conjunction with the Regional Director
to drive annual operating and PAC fundraising goals for the Northeast region. This plan will include regional fundraising events and work with the national development team on national special projects .

The Deputy Regional Director should be an adept fundraiser, a skilled communicator,highly organized, a self-starter and comfortable working in a team environment.

The Deputy Regional Director is responsible for creating and executing the plan to renew operating and political support and close new sources of funding within the region. S/He is part of both a regional team focused on cultivating local leadership and political strength, and a national
development team charged with raising the requisite operating and PAC targets on an annualized basis.

Specific responsibilities include:
•Working with the Regional Director to create a development strategy to map out regional objectives and set plans to meet or exceed long term fundraising plans;
•Meeting and communicating regularly with J Street supporters in the region;
•Managing relationships with campaigns of endorsed candidates to coordinate political fundraising;
•Working closely with the Regional Director to manage significant relationships, particularly around solicitation;
•Increasing current donorsʼ financial support to J Street;
•Mapping out supportersʼ social networks to better understand J Streetʼs base of support and identify areas of growth.
•Planning and implementing high impact donor and prospect events in the region.
•Working cross functionally within the region to involve donors in building the organizationʼs political strength.

•The ideal candidate will possess the following:
•Proven track record as an individual major-gifts fundraiser (for gifts of$1,000+);
•A minimum of 2-3 years working in progressively responsible positions for a non-profit, advocacy or political organization or campaign; Applicants with more significant experience willbe considered and the position can be adapted to provide greater responsibility commensurate with their background.
•Superb communications skills – verbal and written;
•Personally engaging and eager to work with leaders and staff, able to build and cultivate relationships with a broad range of activists, leaders, and community contacts.
•Comfortable working with top-level business and civic leaders;
•Highly organized, able to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines.
•Eager to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, team-oriented and goal-driven environment.
•Outgoing and positive attitude.
•Experience managing fundraising events.
•A strong commitment to J Streetʼs mission, including: Support for a secure, Jewish and democratic future for Israel, and advocating an active U.S. leadership role to help achieve a two-state solution.
•Ability to clearly communicate J Streetʼs positions on policy matters.

To Apply: Please send an email to with “Northeast Deputy Regional Director” in the subject line.

More Information


Hillel 818

Executive Director

Northridge, California

Hillel 818 is adjacent to the campus of the California State University, Northridge (CSUN), and also serves students at Pierce College and Los Angeles Valley College.  There are an estimated 8,000 Jewish students in the Valley, in a larger Jewish population of ~250,000.  Greater Los Angeles is home to a full-range of opportunities for Jewish life, and Hillel 818 seeks to become a vital component of the wider landscape.  Hillel 818 is in the midst of a dramatic transformation in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, and the next Executive Director will play a significant role in the re-imagining of the organization.

Hillel 818 is seeking a dynamic leader to become its new Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have a track record of success inspiring students, staff and volunteers.  The new Executive Director will be an exceptional communicator with significant and demonstrable experience building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders. Strong administrative and fundraising skills are required.  The position, which oversees Jewish student life on three campuses, demands an entrepreneurial attitude, flexibility, resilience, passion, energy, as well as a strong commitment to pluralism.
The ideal candidate:
•Is a learned and learning role model for emerging adults and the Jewish People.
•Embodies Hillel’s vision of an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
•Acts as a hands-on leader, paying diligent attention to the overall well-being of the Hillel and its resources – human, financial and structural.

Applicants should possess:
•At least 5 years of proven progressive achievement in executive organizational leadership and supervision of a team, with a preference for experience related to Hillel or student life.
•Commitment to the Jewish growth of college-aged students with a track record of creativity, inspiration and transformation.
•Demonstrated experience and strength in areas of financial management, fundraising and leadership.
•Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
•Ability to work extended hours, including weekends and evenings.
•Masters degree from an accredited institution (preferred).
•Strategic Vision and Leadership
•Student Life
•Leadership Development
•Community Partnership
•Human, Financial and Structural Resources

Full Job Posting and Application