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.

Temple Emunah

Director of Congregational Learning

Lexington, MA

Temple Emunah, a dynamic and growing Conservative congregation of 530 families in Lexington, Massachusetts (a suburb of Boston), seeks a creative, engaging, and well-organized educator, rabbi or cantor to be at the helm of our Religious School and Youth Program starting July, 2015. Our newly-reorganized school and award-winning programs feature formal and informal learning opportunities. While primarily focused on the young, the Director of Congregational Learning will also collaborate with clergy, professional staff, and lay leaders to design and implement compelling educational and spiritual experiences for our entire community. S/he will be eager to serve as a dug’ma and to be an active participant in many school, youth and community events.

The ideal candidate will be:
Passionate: about Judaism and Jewish education
Collaborative: working well with our rabbis, professional staff and lay leaders
Articulate: able to communicate her/his vision for our community in speech, writing, and new media
Sensitive: to the needs children and families, each of whom is on a Jewish journey and has different learning abilities
Creative: generating fresh ideas and solving problems in a flexible and innovative manner
Effective: achieving what s/he has committed to do
Spirited: generating energy and excitement from a genuine appreciation and enjoyment of our community and children.

Qualifications:
Advanced degree in Education, Educational Administration, Judaic Studies, Rabbinic Ordination, Cantorial Ordination, or related fields
Experience in Jewish educational leadership, preferably within a synagogue supplemental or day school, and comfortable in both formal and informal settings
Strong knowledge of Jewish History, Tanakh, Tefillah, Hebrew, Israel, and Jewish values, ethics, and culture
Experience in curriculum planning & implementation
Demonstrated ability leading youth programs and activities
Experience designing and leading Tikkun Olam projects
Facility with technology, new social media and the integration of technology into the classroom and curriculum.
Familiarity with current theories of learning and effective instructional strategies
Experience in financial and personnel management.

Responsibilities:
Staffing
School and Other Educational Programs
Communications
Educational Administration

Please submit a cover letter, resume and names and contact information for two references to Directorsearch@templeemunah.org.

12/19/2014

Yad Chesed Fund

Executive Director

Waltham, MA

Yad Chessed seeks a full-time Executive Director to lead and grow our organization into the future. As an organization committed to alleviating the effects of poverty on individuals and families in distress, we will play an important role in the Boston Jewish community’s response to this compelling issue.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:
•    Strong leadership skills
•    Flexibility, resilience, passion and energy
•    Outstanding platform skills and the ability to deliver our message to large and small audiences
•    Ability to engage and inspire others including staff, donors, volunteers and potential Board members
•    Commitment to expand and enhance community engagement on issues of Jewish poverty
•    Demonstrated ability relating to the needs of clients facing economic challenges
•    Proven capacity for fundraising
•    Ability to lead and direct a team to meet organizational goals
•    Experience building agency partnerships to create a continuum of care
•    Solid administrative skills including budgeting and fiscal management
•    Knowledge of social services  in the Greater Boston area a plus
•    Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
•    Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
•    Demonstrated ability to work independently
•    Willingness to support innovation and take risks
•    Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and databases required

Education Requirements: MA Degree in human services, psychology, sociology or management preferred.
Special Work Conditions: Some evening and weekend work


Application: Please send cover letter, resume and a brief writing sample to Sandra Fisher, Chair, Yad Chessed Search Committee at sandrafisher@rcn.com.

12/19/14

Agency for Jewish Learning

Executive Director

Pittsburgh, PA

The Agency for Jewish Learning seeks a dynamic Jewish educator, visionary leader, and manager to revitalize the organization and advance the field of Jewish Education in the Greater Pittsburgh community. The new Executive Director will be presented with the unique opportunity to lead the transformation of the Agency, and to work with the Board and the community on defining the strategy for the organization, as well as developing and executing its vision. Ideally, a successful candidate will have an advanced academic degree in Judaic Studies, or commensurate experience in Jewish communal service. The Executive Director should have a proven track record of management skills and be able to lead and motivate staff in collaborative planning and the achievement of measurable goals.  

A successful candidate should demonstrate a deep understanding of Jewish traditions, values, ethical issues, literature, history, and ethnic customs.  Of equal importance is the understanding of the dynamics of contemporary Jewish life in terms of demography, patterns of communal activity, and the role of community institutions and organizations in preserving Jewish heritage.  

The Executive Director shall have a demonstrated capacity to develop creative initiatives in Jewish education planning and programming, and to participate with leadership in developing and articulating a vision for the future of the Agency for Jewish Learning.

A successful candidate is expected to demonstrate strengths, expertise, and success in long and short term planning, administration, fundraising, and the engagement of stakeholders in Jewish education.  Additionally, the Executive Director should have the skills to oversee organizational budgets and possess a high degree of computer literacy.

Skills and Attributes:
•    Strong leadership and managerial skills
•    Deep commitment to Jewish community and Jewish education
•    Strategic thinking
•    Exceptional skills related to lay/professional relations
•    Strong ability to fundraise
•    Ability to represent an organization and articulate its vision and goals
•    Ability to drive systematic change
•    Ability to contribute to defining and executing community priorities
•    Ability to actively participate in community-wide projects and work with other community members  
•    Ability to understand and analyze financial statements, data sets, and social indicators
•    Strong knowledge of social media and Office Suite

Email edposition@ajlpittsburgh.org for more information or to apply.

12/19/2014

Binah School

Instructors

Sharon, MA

The Binah School is a new, 21st century all-girls Jewish middle and high school in Sharon, MA that integrates school- wide project based learning with real world problem solving, text based Judaic study and academic excellence. Recognized by Avi Chai and The Covenant Foundation, The Binah School has already won national attention for its commitment to affordability, research-based methods and its emphasis on global citizenship in Jewish education.

Positions available:

High School History and Hebrew teacher to start January 5, 2015. Small class size, dedicated faculty, supportive administration and age-diverse student body. Applicants should be adept at differentiating, managing multi-age classes and incorporating executive function strategies. Experience with project based learning is a plus.

History position is for two classes: Ancient civilization and Modern civilization.

Hebrew position is for a beginning class and an advanced class.

Send resume and cover letter for either position to: Lucy Tannen, ltannen@thebinahschool.org

12/16/2014

The Jewish Journal

General Manager

Salem, MA

The Jewish Journal, a 501C3 nonprofit headquartered in Salem, MA that has been publishing for forty years, seeks a general manager. The ideal candidate shares our mission-driven commitment to drive engagement in Jewish life by inspiring, educating, and engaging its readers through a multi-platform news organization. Requirements include knowledge of, or familiarity with, the following: business, traditional marketing, social media strategies, and marketing communications; journalism and publications work. Responsibilities include hiring and firing, partnering with the president of the Board of Overseers to establish and implement policy, embracing the role of “ambassador in chief” to the community, and working to secure funds through grants, donations, and personal solicitation.

Please email resume and cover letter to smlevine@brandeis.edu

12/4/2014

Jewish National Fund

2 positions

New York, NY

Jewish National Fund (JNF) is a nonprofit dedicated to the land and people of Israel. Created in 1901 as a dream and vision to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere, Jews the world over collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxes, purchasing land and planting trees until ultimately, their dream of a Jewish homeland was a reality. Today, JNF continues to give all generations a unique voice in building and ensuring the prosperity of the land of Israel through their generosity and partnership with the people of Israel

Fundraiser, Greater New York

The primary purpose of the Fundraiser is to develop relationships with prospective and current donors to raise money for Jewish National Fund’s National Campaign to support projects and programs for Israel. The main expectation for accomplishing this is through cultivation, solicitations and events.

The Fundraiser will be responsible for fundraising throughout the New York Metro area focusing on community campaign level and young leadership.

Job Duties will include:
•Face-to-face meetings for solicitation, cultivation and recognition of donors, both new and prospective of donors up to $1,000.
•Develop and identify community campaign level gifts
•Plan and organize 2-3 “JNF Breakfasts” in the Greater New York Area, including New York City and Brooklyn
•Provide professional leadership and management for Boards and/or Committees
•Develop JNFuture donors for Greater New York
•Increase the number of Root Society Members ($1000+)
•Mission recruitment
•Event Planning
•Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications
•The Fundraiser should have at least 2-5 years of related experience
•A track record of success and progressive accomplishments in financial resource development and fundraising management
•Bachelor’s Degree
•Strong understanding of donor research, identification, cultivation and solicitation, and stewardship.
•Excellent analytic and organizational skills; strong attention to details and the ability to balance a variety of tasks and deadlines.
•Experience with “moves management”, donor research and fundraising databases.
•Creative self-starter with the ability to work both independently as a team player
•Openness, flexibility and decisiveness to lead and inspire internal and external constituencies.
•Excellent oral and written communication, planning, and organizational skills
•A flexible and creative thinker able to find and create new giving opportunities for programs.
•Self-motivated, outgoing and results oriented; ability and desire to set and reach ambitious goals.
•Ability to respect and maintain donor confidentiality.
•Travel limited to the tri-state area and Israel on occasion.

Israel Advocacy and Education Associate

Job Accountabilities:
•Community Outreach and Programs:
o Develop relationships; provide content delivery to schools, synagogues, campuses, and professional and volunteer leaders leading to fundraising.
o Promote IA&E programs.
o Track success of engaging the institution.
o Represent JNF and IAE at national conferences, Jerusalem Online University.
•School programs include, but are not limited to: Blue Box Bob, Tu BiShvat in the Schools, Let Us Play, B’nai Mitzvah Projects, Plant Your Way to Israel, Caravan for Democracy High School Edition.
•Campus programs include, but are not limited to: Caravan for Democracy, recruiting for and possibly staffing JNF/Shorashim Taglit-Birthright Israel trips, Alternative Break trips.
•Synagogue programs include, but are not limited to: Tu BiShvat Across America, Speakers Bureau, Rabbis for Israel and Positively Israel.
•National Program Responsibility:
o Implement program plan for assigned national program responsibility.
•To fulfill these job responsibilities, travel will be needed for approximately 4 days per week.
•Responsible for developing, maintaining, and reporting, daily schedule to achieve goals.
•Responsible for implementing program plan for assigned national program responsibility.
•Responsible for organizing and planning all details of Caravan High School and Caravan programs in the region.
•Responsible for strategic communication and follow up with schools and synagogues in the region.
•Responsible for regular reporting to Director of IAE.


Job Qualifications:
•Candidates for this position must have a B.A. or B.S. degree
•1 or more years’ experience working with a non-profit fundraising organization or work with an educational institution highly preferred. This individual will work directly with on-campus organizations and students, JCCs and major youth movements, synagogues, and supplemental and day schools.
•Candidates must have ability to create, plan, and implement multiple projects at once and have the ability to work in a team environment.
•The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, creative, and energetic.
•Knowledge of Israel and current trends in the Jewish community is required.
•Must have excellent oral and written skills.
•Must have Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills. Travel is necessary throughout the region and to Israel, taking up approximately 40% of the time.
•Candidates must have a valid US driver’s license, access to a car and personal credit card to use for travel (documented expenses are reimbursed per company policy).

For either position, please send your resume and cover letter with salary to humanresources@jnf.org
For more information, see http://www.jnf.org/about-jnf/employment/

11/24/2014

Yiddish Book Center

Major Gifts Officer

Amherst, MA

The Yiddish Book Center seeks a Major Gifts Officer to join this dynamic cultural organization and help grow its fundraising program. Now in its 34th year, the Center, located in Amherst, MA, is working to celebrate modern Jewish and Yiddish culture by rescuing endangered Yiddish books and opening them to new generations through innovative visitor and education programs.

This position will report to the Director of Institutional Advancement, and will have regular interaction with members and donors to further the individual giving program, overall fundraising efforts, and an upcoming endowment campaign.

Responsibilities:
•Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of donors and members
•Collaborate with the Director of Institutional Advancement to meet mutually agreed upon activity, travel, and ambitious fundraising goals
•Establish personal relationships with members and donors, identifying their interests and matching them with the Yiddish Book Center’s programs and activities
•Maintain strong relationships with Center program and development staff to understand programs and anticipate funding needs

Candidates should have:
•A minimum of 3 years of major gift experience, including successful face-to-face solicitations
•A Bachelor’s degree
•Ability to travel frequently
•Occasional evening and weekend availability
•Superior writing, technology and communication skills
•Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
•Sense of humor, entrepreneurial spirit, and flexibility
•Appreciation and ability to articulate the Yiddish Book Center’s mission, values and goals

Email cover letter and resume to: jobs@bikher.org and put “Development Search” in the subject line.
No phone calls, please.
For more information

11/21/2014

Plainview Jewish Center

Educational Director

Long Island, New York

Plainview Jewish Center is a fully egalitarian, inclusive, forward-looking, family-friendly Conservative synagogue which respects and incorporates traditional Jewish values. We strive to provide a distinct identity through worship, life-long education, enrichment and community involvement. These practices ensure a congregation in which every member matters.
PJC is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, compassionate, and proven leader to administer its Religious School, Youth and Early Childhood programs, as well as collaborate with our successful Family Education program. The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, exceptional interpersonal skills, and proficiency with technology. Comprehensive academic Judaic background, strong Hebrew linguistic skills, and the ability to evaluate and teach a Hebrew/prayer curriculum is required. Participation in synagogue and school activities and occasional Shabbat celebrations are expected. Musical skills a plus.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•Collaborate on the development and periodic review of new curricular objectives including an “experiential” learning model
•Supervise professional and administrative staffs including hiring, evaluating and providing feedback in collaboration with clergy and lay leaders
•Develop and implement programs for professional development
•Prepare, maintain and reconcile school and program budgets
•Oversee and maintain the confidentiality of student records
•Participate as a member of the synagogue’s senior staff team
•Work with parents, teachers, clergy and lay leaders to ensure that our families have a positive learning experience in our programs
•Plan, direct and participate in holiday activities and school events.
•Serve as a resource to the Executive Committee, Board and Religious School Committee Chair regarding Religious school, Youth, Early Childhood and Family Education issues and attend various committee meetings

Preferred Experience: 3-5 years administrative experience
Preferred Degree: Masters or relevant experience

Please send resumes with references and any requests for additional information to: PJCSearch@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is January 5, 2015.

11/18/2014