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
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Mayyim Hayyim

Senior Development Officer (Part-Time)

Newton, MA

Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and the Paula Brody & Family Education Center is an innovative, growing non-profit
organization dedicated to reclaiming and reinventing the Jewish ritual of mikveh with contemporary meaning. Our staff includes two
full-time and five 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 – 700,000, approximately $400,000 – 500,000 comes from fundraising revenues.

The Senior Development Officer reports to the Executive Director and will develop and execute Mayyim Hayyim’s annual fundraising
plan with a focus on major gifts, and manage organizational communications. This new position actively engages our key

• Develop and Execute Mayyim Hayyim’s Annual Fundraising Plan
• Develop and execute Mayyim Hayyim’s resource development, with a focus on major gifts
• Create and execute strategy for growing large sustained base of annual individual donors
• Secure financial support from individuals via personal solicitations, appeals, and coordinating Moves Management for Executive Director and lay leadership to maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
• Collaborate with Development and Events Coordinator
• Partner with lay development committee; present to board of directors at quarterly meetings
• Manage Organizational Communications and Promotion
• Coordinate fundraising materials and publications
• Perform other duties as needed
• Assist Executive Director tracking foundation proposals and reporting

• BA (required), MA (MBA, MSW) (a plus)
• 5 – 10 years’ experience in areas including development, marketing and communications, public relations
• Proven track record in cultivation, solicitations, and stewardship of major donors
• Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills
• Knowledge of FileMakerPro or other database

Please submit cover letter and résumé to: Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters
1838 Washington Street, Newton, MA 02466
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Jewish Educational Center (JEC)

Director of Development

Elizabeth, New Jersey

The Director is a member of the school’s senior administration, will report to the Deans and will be fully supported by the senior administration.  The Director of Development is responsible for leading and expanding the JEC school’s fundraising programs and developing close relationships with donors, alumni and board members.

The successful candidate will be passionate about day school education and have a proven track record demonstrating:
• Exceptional team building and leadership capabilities
• Strong organizational and analytical skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Commitment to ongoing professional development
• Ability to relate to the full spectrum of Jews
• Embrace and exemplify JEC’s Modern Torah hashkafa
Among the responsibilities of the Director of Development are:

• Donor prospect research
• Donor cultivation
• Donor stewardship and retention
• Educate the broader JEC community about the need to give
• Guide the board towards greater involvement in fundraising
• Set development calendar in conjunction with development committee
• Plan and run events - build current programs and develop new ones
• Articulate school message and differentiate message to target audiences
• Maintain a database of donors and solicitation history
• Assist the deans with solicitation and management of large gift donors
• Assist the deans with growing the Endowment Fund
• Plan and execute Capital Campaigns in conjunction with the deans
• Develop and implement a Planned Giving program

• Develop an Annual Giving campaign utilizing parent volunteers
• Work in conjunction with the PTA and school administration on fundraising events

• Work together with the alumni associate and educational administrators to establish and  maintain ongoing connections with alumni
• Build an alumni network with leadership spanning the broad diversity of alumni
• Work in conjunction with the Chief Marketing Officer to plan and run alumni functions
• Work with the Chief Marketing Officer to produce annual alumni publications
• Develop an Annual Giving campaign geared specifically towards alumni
Experience and Qualifications
• Self-motivated, but also team player
• 5-7 years senior level experience, Day school experience a plus
• Proven success in face-to-face solicitation
• Proven ability to educate and inspire board and community
• Experience with a broad range of solicitation media (print and electronic)
• Knowledgeable about current best practices
• Ability to create departmental budget and assist in preparation of reports
• Comfort in Office products - Microsoft Office Suite
• Knowledge of online media
• Familiarity with planned giving and endowment strategies
• Grant writing experience desired

Email inquiries only, to  Please submit current resume and a personal statement.


Hebrew College

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Newton Centre, MA

The Vice President for Institutional Advancement, in consultation with the president and the Board of Trustees, designs and implements a multiyear strategic-development plan to raise significant annual funds and grow the endowment in support of the college's mission and strategic vision.

Essential duties and responsibilites:
•Develop a fundraising plan for growth of unrestricted annual giving and endowment funds.
• Manage and supervise the personnel in the department.
• Work directly with the president, Development Committee and trustees on all development activities for the college; prepare reports detailing progress.
• Prepare and monitor budgets for all development activities subject to the approval of the president and board.
• Develop grant proposals for foundations and corporations.
• Conceptualize, plan and implement varied special events.
• Identify and recruit additional Development Committee members and strengthen volunteer infrastructure for the college to expand the opportunities for major gift cultivation; provide training to assist volunteers in soliciting prospects.
• Supervise the research, cultivation and development of appropriate solicitation strategies for identified and new major gift prospects; engage in and direct personal solicitation of such prospects.
• Work with Office of Marketing and Communications to create a communication plan and a compelling case statement for donors and prospective funders, including updates from the president, annual reports, brochures and other communication tools.

• Experienced development professional with a proven track record in major gift solicitation within the Jewish community and experience working with high-level volunteers and philanthropists.
• Graduate of a four-year college; advanced degree preferred.
• Demonstrated experience in leadership and management.
• Knowledge of the Boston-area community of potential donors and proven success in solicitation of national philanthropists a plus.
• Strong manager, a self-starter who listens and is able to build a motivated team of volunteers and professionals.
• Hands-on leader with superior verbal and written communication skills.
• Creative, energetic individual committed to realizing the potential of the bold, innovative and dynamic vision of Hebrew College.

To apply, please submit a resumé and cover letter to

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Brandeis University Office of High School Programs

Two Open Positions

Waltham, MA

The Office of High School Programs (OHSP) at Brandeis runs a family of programs for passionate, motivated high school students. OHSP is continually growing and expanding offerings for talented teens.


Assistant Director

The Assistant Director will be directly responsible for the planning, logistics and operation of the shorter term programs (programs 1-7 from the list above). The Assistant Director will also play a lead role in developing and overseeing the implementation of new educational initiatives that will build on the educational models and expertise that OHSP has developed over the past seventeen years. The Assistant Director will be responsible for hiring and supervising the faculty and staff for the summer programs. S/he will also provide supervision to the OHSP Program Administrator and administrative team on specific tasks related to these programs.

Start date is June 16, 2014.

More Details:

Project Manager, Design Lab

HSP has been awarded a multi-year grant from the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) to develop, pilot and run a new educational model to engage Jewish teens in the greater Boston area. HSP, in collaboration with the Union for Reform Judaism, is piloting the new Design Lab beginning in March 2014, with a full launch scheduled for fall 2014.

The Design Lab is part of a community wide strategy aimed at connecting more Jewish teens across the community to deeper Jewish learning. The overarching goal is to work towards having more young Jews in the larger Boston community having (and feeling like they have) a place in the Jewish community where they can actively engage and nurture their whole selves after their Bar or Bat Mitzvah. The lab seeks to train and support teens to develop and create new and innovative programs and initiatives that will further engage a growing circle of their peers.

Full time position beginning July 1, 2014 with possibility of part/full-time work as soon as possible.

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Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education

Director, Teen Engagement and Education

Miami, FL

The Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE), a subsidiary of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation (GMJF), is an exciting organization that serves as the community’s leader in promoting quality Jewish learning and identity building, building Jewish educational capacity in Jewish organizations and serving as a catalyst for connecting Jews of all ages to their heritage. CAJE is market driven and has committed itself to building community leadership in the area of Teen Education and Engagement, in response to recommendations by a GMJF and CAJE Joint Teen Task Force.

The Director of Teen Engagement and Education will lead CAJE’s work in moving the community, its organizations and its youth professionals towards providing a range of opportunities that will engage Jewish teens, keep them connected to the Jewish people, and involve them in Jewish learning and growth. 

•    Vision and mission driven
•    Proven record of implementing successful initiatives
•    Passionate about professional Jewish youth work
•    Ability to work in a setting that values pluralistic approaches to Judaism and a strong culture of teamwork
•    Outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills
•    Master degree in a field such as education, social work, Jewish studies or Bachelor degree with extensive experience in the field
•    Strong Judaic and/or Hebrew knowledge
•    Knowledge of current research and trends in the field of Jewish experiential education

Send resumes to


Institute for Curriculum Services

Senior Curriculum Developer and Trainer

San Francisco, CA

ICS’s Senior Curriculum Developer and Trainer should be an educator with expertise in curriculum design. The Senior Curriculum Developer and Trainer spearheads ICS’s work with educators through curriculum development and teacher training. With the digital revolution taking place in American classrooms, the Senior Curriculum Developer and Trainer will propose and execute new strategies for increasing ICS’s distribution of existing curricular resources and newly developed resources across a variety of platforms. The Senior Curriculum Developer and Trainer should possess strong subject-matter expertise on Jews, Judaism, Jewish history, and Israel.

•Curricular Resource Development and Distribution
•Educator Outreach
•Conferences and Presentations
•Government Relations

• Teacher credential or other advanced degree in relevant field of studies.
• Creativity and proven experience in curriculum development and teacher training.
• In-depth understanding of the needs and constraints faced by classroom teachers.
• Classroom experience is important.
• Excellent presentation skills and ability to answer difficult questions calmly and constructively.
• Strong knowledge of Jews, Judaism, Jewish history, and Israel and a passion for ICS’s mission.
• Excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills (Microsoft Office and some web design/management skills).
• Strong research and analytical skills.
• Personable and a team player, able to present and advocate for own ideas while also possessing the ability to defer to team consensus at times.
• Tech savvy. Instructional technology experience highly desired.
• Experience with public education, in particular social studies is highly desired.

Interested applicants should send cover letters and resumes to Please let us know where you heard about the position in the cover letter and note the job title in the subject line.
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Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul

Campaign Director

St. Paul, Minnesota

The Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul unites, sustains and enhances the St. Paul area Jewish community and strengthens bonds with Jewish communities in Israel and around the world.

The Campaign Director will have a strong connection to Jewish communal service, and will manage all aspects of the annual campaign to provide financial resources necessary to meet the needs of the community and to support efforts worldwide. The Director will be responsible for building community, developing leaders and conveying Jewish values. S/he will direct and supervise the Campaign Department staff, interact regularly and routinely with Federation management and staff and initiate and maintain active relationships with significant donors and leaders in the community.

Essential duties and responsibilities include Strategic Planning and Evaluation, Management and Administrative Responsibilities, and Senior Management Administrative Responsibilities.

BA; Masters preferred; 5-7 years fundraising experience. Management, written & verbal communication skills, Strategic planning, database management, budgeting, understanding of the lay-staff relationship and knowledge of the organized Jewish community, its practices and values.

Search is being conducted by the Jewish Federations of North America, on behalf of the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to:
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Temple Etz Chaim

Religious School Director (Part-Time 30 hours per week)

Franklin, Massachusetts

Temple Etz Chaim is a Reform Jewish community located in Franklin, Massachusetts. Our Religious School strives to create a love of Jewish learning that begins as a journey in a child’s earliest years. We combine the best of traditional teaching methods and innovative approaches to education. We are seeking a dynamic part-time professional with outstanding leadership skills, a love of Judaism, and a devotion to Jewish values and community to oversee our religious school.  

The Religious School Director will be responsible for overseeing all religious school programs for Grades K-12 with responsibilities including:

•    Develop curriculum and special programs
•    Recruit and supervise staff
•    Mentor and provide direction and inspiration to teachers
•    Work collaboratively with the Rabbi and a dedicated Education Committee
•    Act as the chief administrator for the school
•    Oversee the budget

The successful candidate must be energetic, approachable, detail oriented, highly organized, enthusiastic, and proficient in administrative tasks. Self-motivated, creative candidates with a proven track record in a leadership role who motivate staff and work well on a team will be given highest priority consideration.

If this is you, please forward your resume to Pam Giordano, Education Committee Chair at


Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center for Jewish Life and Learning

Executive Director

New York, NY

The Executive Director will serve as the Skirball Center’s inspirational public voice and a visible community leader working to develop strategic partnerships and alliances with other institutions. The Executive Director will be responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of the Skirball Center to ensure its continued operational and financial success. The Executive Director will be active in relationship-building with funders, donors, and partners.  S/he will work closely with the leadership of Temple Emanu-El and the Skirball Center staff to achieve these goals.

The position requires a visionary leader, whose interests, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit will enable the Skirball Center to expand and grow to meet new opportunities and challenges.

•Creative and innovative leader; comfortable with change; able to articulate an inspiring organizational vision.
•Open, flexible, and inspiring management style conducive to fostering collaboration, creativity, and a team approach.
•Excellent interpersonal, managerial, and diplomatic skills.
•Ability to present oneself in a professional manner that garners trust and will challenge and inspire leadership, funders, and community members.
•Prior experience in a leadership role facilitating and implementing change.
•A passion for Judaism as a central part of life. A commitment to enhancing Jewish life and culture. Pluralistic view and comfort with the varied expressions of Judaism.
•Significant practical experience as a senior executive in the nonprofit and/or business sector with a record of achievement in relevant organizational leadership, management, administration, and financial operations.

For more information please email:
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The Jewish Community of Amherst (JCA)

Administrative Director

Amherst, MA

The Jewish Community of Amherst (JCA) is a welcoming egalitarian synagogue in Western MA affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement. It is committed to offering rich spiritual, educational, and social opportunities to a diverse Jewish community in the Amherst area--from guiding our young and learning from our elders to helping improve conditions in the greater community.

The Administrative Director is the central administrator of the congregation, and is responsible for all day-to-day operations necessary to support the programs and staff of the JCA. This full-time job includes supervision of the office and administrative staff; maintenance and oversight of the buildings and grounds; management of the financial and business affairs of the congregation; and administrative support of the Rabbi, the Director of Life-Long Learning, the Committees, and the Board. The Administrative Director is the person through whom all of the synagogue's activities and programs are arranged and coordinated. For full description and information about how to apply, please go to


Jewish Federation of Las Vegas

Major Gifts & Legacy Giving Officer

Las Vegas, NV

The Jewish Federation of Las Vegas is searching for a dynamic entrepreneurial leader to become a “hands on” Major Gifts & Legacy Giving Officer to support our development efforts designed to help build a vibrant Jewish community in Southern Nevada, in Israel and around the world.  The successful candidate will be a “sales oriented” professional who values developing personal relationships in the pursuit of achieving the Jewish Federation’s mission; and who is responsible for a major portfolio of solicitations for planned and legacy giving for the Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Foundation and major gifts for the Jewish Federation Campaign.  

The Officer will staff, manage and support the Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Foundation and Major Gifts Division of the Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign.  The Officer will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a comprehensive portfolio of prospects and donors for both legacy giving and major gifts giving; and will be expected to direct and work together with both volunteer and professional leadership in the development of planned and major giving.  The Officer will be expected to manage a significant portfolio of prospects and donors; and to take a direct role in soliciting and stewarding both legacy and major gifts for the Jewish Federation.  The Officer will be responsible for developing positive working partnerships with community agencies, organizations and congregations in support of the Jewish Community Foundation and Jewish Federation Campaign.

The successful candidate will be:
•    Personally and passionately committed to the Jewish Federation’s mission
•    An entrepreneurial ‘self-starter’ and ‘people-oriented’ solicitor
•    An articulate and persuasive communicator in both writing and speaking
•    Capable of conveying the Jewish Federation’s vision and connecting them to donor’s interests
•    A multi-tasker who is timely, attentive to detail and works well under pressure
•    Personally and professionally committed to excellence
•    Wishes to make a difference in the lives of donors, our Jewish Federation and Jewish community

Please send resume, cover letter and compensation history to:
Elliot B. Karp, President & CEO
Jewish Federation of Las Vegas
Email only.  No telephone calls.


Hillel Jewish Student Center at University of Nevada Las Vegas


Las Vegas, NV

Located within the Las Vegas city limits, UNLV is home to approximately 28,000 students. UNLV is an exciting research institution located in one of the country’s most enterprising cities. UNLV Hillel provides students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and throughout Southern Nevada an opportunity to explore their Jewish identity through a variety of events and programs. We encourage the development of individual Jewish interests and identities through participation in a welcoming community that values all people and a diversity of Jewish expressions.

The successful candidate should have a deep understanding of university culture and a commitment to Jewish life and both personal Jewish growth and the growth of Jewish students. Creativity, drive, flexibility and excellent interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills are essential. Must be capable of working independently and have the ability to prioritize to meet multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work flexible hours needed to get the job done.  Candidate should have some experience with budgets, fundraising, and board development and be comfortable in a technology-rich environment. A Master’s degree in Jewish Education or Jewish Communal Service and prior successful professional experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is desired.  

Responsibilities include: engagement, program development, and empowerment and student leadership development.

Send cover letter, resume and salary history to:
Elliot B. Karp, President & CEO
Jewish Federation of Las Vegas
No telephone calls, please.


Jewish Home Lifecare

Several open positions

New York, NY

Jewish Home Lifecare has been meeting the needs of New York’s elders for 160 years. We provide a network of care that includes skilled nursing, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s special care communities, respite care, senior housing and community programs such as home care and adult day care along with many other specialized services. We have locations in the Bronx, Manhattan and Westchester.

The following positions are currently available. Please click on the links for more information or to apply.

Development Associate: associate

Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Development Associate’s responsibilities will primarily focus on managing aspects of the Annual Campaign’s mass campaign initiatives, including targeted mailings, maintaining a prospect and donor portfolio, and serving as Development Department liaison to the Marketing and Communications Department. In addition, the Development Associate will work closely with other colleagues in the department on various projects which may include events, grants and donor stewardship activities.  The candidate should be a mature, creative and experienced individual who can work collaboratively with a team of development professionals to raise support for program needs and general operations. The person should be well-organized, adept at project management and both strategizing and implementing campaigns geared to raise both visibility and funds for the organization.  Bachelor’s Degree and 1-2 years fundraising experience required, Masters Degree preferred.

Director, Foundations and Corporate Relations:

Reporting to the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Development, the Foundation and Corporate Relations Director is a senior front-line fundraiser who manages the portfolio of corporate and foundation donors.  S/he is responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding new foundations and corporations. Incumbent must actively engage in establishing long-term partnerships and develop new funding sources. In addition, s/he oversees the development, writing, and submission of grant proposals and program evaluations.  The Director is also responsible for working with the SVP to support efforts toward Jewish Home’s $150 million capital campaign.  The Director will oversee and work closely with a Development Associate and sets high standards of excellence for the department.  

Vice President, Development:

Reporting to the Senior Vice President (SVP) of Development, the Vice President (VP) of Development manages a portfolio of major donors, while also providing strategic and managerial leadership to the Development Department.  As a frontline fundraiser, s/he leads by example and inspires members of the Development staff to elevate their level of cultivating, securing, and stewarding both existing and new donors to create a robust donor pipeline for Jewish Home.  The VP oversees all major gift officers as well as corporation, foundation, and government relation directors for Jewish Home Lifecare.   The VP is responsible for working with the Campaign Coordinator to support the SVP in managing the Jewish Home’s $150 million capital campaign.  The VP works closely with the SVP to prepare the President/CEO to be successful at securing principal six- and seven-figure gifts.  The VP supports and works closely with the SVP to guide the vision and direction of development at Jewish Home, setting high standards of excellence and supporting the Development staff in consistently exceeding these standards. Raises major annual and capital commitments through continuous relationship building, solicitation, and stewardship with prospective and current donors of 6-figure+ capacity.



Director of Revenue Generation and Operations

New York, NY

JTA is the definitive, trusted global source of breaking news and analysis on issues of Jewish interest and concern. We are a not-for-profit organization that prides itself on producing compelling, credible, independent, and high-quality journalism.

We are seeking a hands-on, go-getter to oversee revenue operations and to develop and execute a strategic expansion plan to increase operational revenue. The Director of Revenue Generation and Operations will work with the management team to create a comprehensive plan to grow website advertising, email advertising, e-commerce, sponsorships, syndication, and create other revenue-generating opportunities.

Due to an anticipated merger with MyJewishLearning, the Director of Revenue Generation and Operations will have the unique opportunity to leverage the assets of two organizations and to push us to think broadly and creatively about revenue generation. The candidate we’re looking will not just accept the status quo, but generate a vision of his or her own.

The Director of Revenue Generation and Operations should have extensive digital media experience and deep expertise with online consumer behavior and finding ways to monetize content sites.

For a full description, go to To apply, please send cover letter and resume to


East Brunswick Jewish Center

Education and Youth Director

East Brunswick, NJ

 Dynamic, visionary, community building, and innovative Religious School Principal wanted for well-established Central New Jersey Conservative Synagogue Hebrew School community eager for creative and highly charismatic leadership.  With approximately 100 students from 8-12 years of age in 5 grades, our congregation offers the career opportunity of a lifetime- ripe with supportive stakeholders dedicated to creating a lighthouse Jewish Community poised for revitalized and sustainable growth.  

Qualifications include:  5+ years successful experience as an educator of children and adolescents, established capacity for building solid partnerships with Rabbis, parents, staff and community members alike, proven track record of leadership in community event planning and organization, ‘outside of the box’ thinking and practice, excellent communication and organizational skills, understanding of cognitive development and best practices in child centered, multi-sensory curriculum development, teaching and learning.  Supervision and staff evaluation experience preferred.  Competitive compensation package includes a house.  Cantor skills a plus but not required. Master's degree required as a minimum.  

Please send inquires, resumes/CV to Dawn Cuccolo at


Crown Family Philanthropies

Program Analyst, Jewish Charitable Committee

Chicago, IL

Reporting to the Program Officer of the Jewish Charitable program, acts as CFP representative to grantee organizations in the field of Jewish education, community building, and social services in the US and in Israel.  

Key Areas of Responsibility:
* Grant-making analysis
* Grant cycle management
* Family Member giving

Skills and abilities:
• Mastery of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and advanced skills in formatting in Microsoft Word; proficiency in MicroEdge Gifts a plus
• Experienced in detailed project management
• Significant knowledge and understanding of issues related to the Jewish Community.  
• Excellent oral and written communications skills, including ability to listen and synthesize multiple inputs with sensitivity and professionalism
• Meticulous attention to detail
• Superb organizational skills, including ability to prioritize agendas and manage conflicting needs
• Able to problem solve independently and in groups and react quickly
• Knowledge of nonprofit organizations and nonprofit management.  Grant making/philanthropic experience a plus but not required
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Excellent judgment, interviewing skills, and keen observational skills
• Ability to thrive in a family-centered environment

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree required.   Master’s degree a plus
• 3-5 years work experience

Applicants should send their resume and cover letter to