Jobs in the Jewish Community

As a service to our alumni and the general public, we list job openings submitted to the Hornstein Program by Jewish communal organizations and schools worldwide. This listing is updated as job posts are received. If you pursue a position listed here, we'd love to hear about it. Please email hornstein@brandeis.edu. Hornstein alumni may also use the services of Brandeis's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Heller School Career Centers.


Hornstein Program Director

Hornstein Program, Brandeis University, Waltham

Brandeis University seeks a visionary Director to lead and develop its Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program. The Hornstein Program, a unit of the Graduate School of Arts of Sciences, is a master's level dual-degree program combining intensive academics, meaningful fieldwork, and international study seminars to prepare leaders for the 21st-century Jewish community.

The Director will oversee departmental operations, the curricula, and student recruiting. The Director is central in working with Hornstein’s university and community partners. The Director will lead the continued evolution of the program and the development of new educational options, platforms and strategies. We seek a leader with the ability to administer a complex professional program. The ideal candidate will possess educational vision and administrative expertise, as well as deep knowledge of Jewish communities and organizations around the world. The candidate must be able to work with diverse groups and bridge the cultures of academic and of professional practice. We welcome applicants from the full spectrum of Jewish communal leadership backgrounds. The Director will hold a (non-tenure track) faculty appointment, with rank open depending upon qualifications. This position is subject to budget approval.

Applicants should upload application materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/program/14037. These include a cover letter outlining the applicants’ qualifications and their curriculum vitae. Applicants are invited to submit two writing samples that provide a window into their intellectual and educational vision and, if they have recent university teaching experience, a representative course syllabus. Inquiries may be sent to HornsteinSearch@brandeis.edu. The search committee will begin reviewing applications in mid-September, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Brandeis University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer committed to creating equitable access and opportunities for applicants to all employment positions. We seek applicants who represent the rich diversity of the field of Jewish professional leadership, including individuals who are underrepresented in higher education, and who bring expertise to build, engage and sustain a pluralistic and just community.

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Job post date July 11, 2019


Program Associate

The National Center for Jewish Film, Waltham, MA

Dynamic full-time position in nonprofit film center. Program Associate is responsible for the film distribution
operations of NCJF’s films, including public performance screenings and sales. Work directly with film
programmers, curators, film festivals, cinemas, museums, and institutions worldwide, providing programming
recommendations and materials to meet the needs of a wide variety of venues and events. Book, bill & print
traffic all films available exclusively through NCJF, including negotiating fees and contracts, and shipping.
Program Associate maintains data and relationships with exhibitors and with the filmmakers represented by
the Center, including drafting royalty reports. Position includes contributing to the Center’s outreach and PR,
its website and social media, to the Center’s fiscal sponsorship program for the production of new films, and to
the Center’s development activities, and supervising interns. Program Associate contributes to NCJF’s
exhibition programs, including NCJF’s annual film festival in Boston. This is a creative position with the
potential for professional growth in programming and curatorial work, and nonprofit administration.

Applicants should email ncjfprogram@gmail.com with cover letter, resume, two references, and salary requirements.

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Job post date July 31, 2019


Outreach and Engagement Manager

InterfaithFamily, Boston

InterfaithFamily (IFF) is seeking an Outreach and Engagement Manager in the Boston area. The full-time Outreach and Engagement Manager will take over at an exciting time for InterfaithFamily, building on our success and past work in Boston as an innovation hub for InterfaithFamily and help expand our impact with interfaith couples and families and support organizations to become more inclusive. Programming will be targeted in those areas where many young couples live, such as Cambridge, Somerville, Jamaica Plain, and surrounding communities. This position will also work with InterfaithFamily’s Chief Program Officer to build out our national program offerings, through the work they do in the Greater Boston area. 


The ideal candidate will be outgoing and empathetic, have a deep understanding of the needs and experiences of Jewish interfaith couples, and bring substantial program planning and engagement experience in building relationships and relevant programs for interfaith couples and families. 

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Job post date July 31, 2019


Widen the Circle

Program and Operations Manager, Boston, MA

Widen the Circle is a recently established division of the Obermayer Foundation that oversees the foundation’s programs and initiatives related to tolerance, reconciliation, and intercultural understanding, including the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards. For two decades, the Obermayer German Jewish History Awards have raised awareness of Germans who have done extraordinary work to breathe new life into the once-vibrant Jewish culture in their communities. Now in their 20th year, the awards are the main formal observance of International Holocaust Memorial Day at the Berlin Parliament and are given out in a formal ceremony in the plenary chamber. 

Widen the Circle (widenthecircle.org) is a nonprofit with a variety of programs focused on widening the circle of tolerance, reconciliation, and intercultural understanding, particularly in places where there is a history of extreme persecution of one group by another. Our mission is to combat prejudice by fostering a shared understanding of the past that promotes healing, as well as opens the path to dialogue and mutual trust moving forward.

Widen the Circle seeks a highly organized and detail-oriented Program and Operations Manager to support the growth and expansion of an exciting program portfolio that has ambitious aims to have a positive impact on the world. This position will be based in the greater Boston area and work in close partnership with the Executive Director.

To apply, please email your resume to careers@obermayer.us. Please address your email to our Executive Director, Joel Obermayer.

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Job post date July 31, 2019


International Policy Analyst

World Jewish Restitution Organization, New York, NY

The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) is an umbrella organization of 14 leading world Jewish organizations in North America, Israel and Europe established to address the restitution of Jewish property wrongfully taken by the Nazis and their allies during the Holocaust. The WJRO negotiates with European countries in pursuit of a measure of justice for Holocaust survivors and their families, and Jewish communities in Europe. The funds obtained through ongoing WJRO negotiations provide financial aid to Holocaust survivors, sustain and revitalize Jewish communities in Europe, and preserve Jewish heritage sites.

We are looking for a strategic International Policy Analyst to work closely with the Director of International Affairs on developing and implementing action plans for advocacy and negotiations abroad. The ideal candidate is passionate about our mission and will work well both independently and with a team. Your organizational skills enable you to excel at managing multiple and/or changing priorities in a dynamic environment and your interest in Holocaust history provides you with the foundation to contribute to our advocacy efforts. This position is based in New York and may have opportunities for international travel.

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Job post date July 31, 2019


UMass Amherst Hillel

Director of Advancement, Amherst, MA

UMass Amherst Hillel is seeking an experienced, dynamic and energetic professional to lead the development team. The development director works closely with the Executive Director to meet budgetary goals, creates and oversees an annual development plan that strategically addresses all key elements for achieving the annual fundraising goal including direct response, cultivation and stewardship, frontline fundraising, legacy and events. The Director of Advancement, will feel the direct impact of their work on a daily basis as they connect stakeholders to the mission, empower student leadership, and build vibrant Jewish community that has benefit to the campus and beyond. UMass Hillel is a collaborative, exciting place to work with a staff that is committed to the organization's mission.

To Apply: Please apply at www.hilleljobs.com by clicking on "Current Openings." PLEASE NOTE: Applicants should address their cover letter to Rabbi Aaron Fine, Executive Director, and include a copy of their cover letter and resume in one document. Please upload this document as a Word or PDF file. When you upload the document, the system will create an unformatted version of your resume as a snapshot in your application. The formatted version of your resume will also be attached to your application and will be used during the hiring process.

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Job post date June 14, 2019


The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

Development Associate, Baltimore, MD

The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore is seeking a hardworking and enthusiastic Development Associate to join our dedicated team of Development Professionals. We are looking for someone who will engage volunteers through a variety of fundraising and engagement initiatives, programs and events. The ideal candidate should have experience working with volunteers, managing relationships and working in teams. 

What You’ll Do: 

• Create and implement programming for donors and prospective donors with a variety of professional backgrounds

• Cultivate, solicit and steward donors, and play a role in prospect identification and donor acquisition

• Train and support lay leaders through the development of strategy for meetings and events, generating written materials as needed

• Empower current and future lay leaders to feel a high degree of ownership, involvement and responsibility towards the fulfillment of The Associated’s mission

• Collaborate and strategize with The Associated’s Marketing Department 

• Ensure accuracy of donor information on The Associated’s database

• Participate in Development Department and Associated meetings

• Represent The Associated and maintain a personable profile in the community by developing and maintaining relationships that will help advance The Associated’s mission.

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Job post date June 14, 2019


Friends of Yemin Orde

Regional Director/Senior Development Officer, New York

Friends of Yemin Orde (FYO) is seeking an accomplished and skilled senior development professional for the position of New York Regional Director/Senior Development Officer focused on leading FYO's major gifts, donor development and community relations/outreach efforts in the Greater New York Metropolitan area. 

FYO's Israeli partners - Yemin Orde Youth Village and the Village Way Educational Initiatives - are the premier agencies working with at-risk youth in Israel. Village Way Educational Initiatives also works with Israel's only juvenile prison, the IDF, the Border Police and educators at schools and youth villages throughout Israel.

This is a unique opportunity to join the team of a growing and highly successful American Friends fundraising operation and work with a prestigious and highly motivated Board of Directors. 

Attractive compensation package.

Qualifications    

Proven track record in major gift solicitation, cultivation, stewardship and new donor prospecting strongly preferred. Candidates should have knowledge of, and experience in, the Greater New York Metropolitan area and its Jewish/Israel related philanthropic community

For more information, to apply or to recommend candidates, please email: Daniel@gabaistrategic.com

www.yeminorde.org.

Job post date May 30, 2019


AIPAC

Regional Synagogue Initiative Director - New England, Boston

The Boston office of America’s most renowned foreign policy organization is looking for a motivated, energetic, creative person with a proven track record in fundraising, marketing, politics or sales. AIPAC works to keep America strong and our ally Israel secure. If you value the strategic importance of the U.S. -Israel relationship, understand politics, possess leadership skills and you’re supremely motivated, this is an exceptional opportunity. This individual will build relationships with synagogue lay-leaders and clergy, educate them about issues affecting Israel, train them to become pro-Israel political activists, and inspire them to greater financial investment in AIPAC.

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Job post date May 30, 2019


Gann Academy

Director of Admissions, Waltham, MA

Gann Academy is looking for a full time Director of Admissions. The candidate will provide strategic direction and leadership informulating and executing plans to advance the School’s efforts in recruiting, admitting, and enrolling new students. S/he will be a key ambassador and advocate for Gann in the Greater Boston Jewish community. As a member of the School’s Senior Leadership Team, s/he will contribute to the development of schoolwide policies in support of Gann’s mission to educate, to inspire, and to empower intellectually confident, passionately engaged, ethically responsible Jewish leaders. 

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Job post date May 30, 2019


Hebrew College

Director of Learning Circles, Adult Learning Department, Newton Centre, MA

Hebrew College has a unique position available for the Director of Learning Circles in our Adult Learning program.

The Director of Learning Circles will oversee a program for adults of all backgrounds, at all life stages. Part of the adult learning team, the position will report to the director of adult learning, and will work closely with the associate director of learning circles, who oversees the program’s mindfulness/spirituality “track.” 

In organizing and coordinating 15-30 Learning Circles cohorts per year – including 3-6 Circles designed to engage young adults in social action – the Director’s responsibilities will include program development, marketing and recruitment, coordination of logistics for all classes and events, and strategic planning. The Director will forge local partnerships and engage in “community organizing.” 

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Job post date May 7, 2019


Alpert Jewish Family Service

Chief Executive Officer, West Palm Beach, Florida

Alpert JFS seeks a seasoned CEO with demonstrated experience in relationship-building and fundraising as well as a passion for human services to advance the excellence of the organization’s work. The CEO will have primary responsibility for managing, guiding, integrating and developing the talented professional team at JFS and will represent the agency both within the organization at Board and relevant committees, within the Jewish community including the Jewish Federation, and the community-at-large, enabling it to maintain and grow its presence among clients, partners, and donors. 

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Job post date April 24, 2019


Congregation Beth El

Youth Engagement Program Director, South Orange, NJ

Job Summary 
Oversee youth and teen programs for our growing congregation, and assist the Director of Religious Education in running the K-12 educational program of the Jewish Learning Center (JLC) at Congregation Beth El. The ideal Youth Engagement Program Director is energetic, organized, creative, a logistics pro, and understands the needs of today’s kids and teens.

Hours: 40 hours a week (expected work schedule includes Sunday mornings during school year). Start date: July 2019.  

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Job post date April 24, 2019


Maimonides School

Maimonides School in Brookline, MA has multiple job openings, which you can view at their webpage here>

Notice date April 24, 2019


Jewish Community Services of South Florida

Chief Executive Officer, Miami, Florida

JCS seeks a senior executive (CEO) with the vision, skills and experience to lead the organization into its next phase of development, growth and impact. The new executive will build upon the Agency’s assets and success and lead the agency in planning new ways to meet the changing needs of the community and anticipated changes in funding. The leadership expects the CEO to serve as a public representative for JCS, working with religious and secular organizations, schools, government agencies, the Jewish community, potential funders and donors and the community at large. An important focus for the CEO will also be to seek ways to sustain and grow revenue and to consider opportunities to develop social enterprises. The CEO will work closely with the Board of Directors in agency governance and the recruitment of new volunteer leaders, and play a central role in stewarding relationships with funders, major donors and their families. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a large agency that is well regarded for its program excellence as it strives to build a strategy and operating foundation that will allow it to meet an ever changing landscape of needs and funding. 

Priorities for the organization include financial sustainability, resource development and fundraising, organizational design, strategy, and ongoing management of the organization. 

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Job post date April 24, 2019


American University Hillel

Director of Development, Washington, D.C.

Make your mark on Jewish student life as American University Hillel’s first Director of Development. You’ll power Hillel by connecting stakeholders with our community and raising vital funds. AU Hillel has experienced a renaissance in recent years, more than tripling student involvement and doubling our annual campaign. As Director of Development, you will work closely with our Executive Director and Board of Directors to sustain that rapid growth.

The ideal candidate will be a natural relationship-builder and effective communicator, highly organized, and capable of working both independently and as part of a team. You will have demonstrated success in personally soliciting meaningful contributions and in supporting others to successfully fundraise. The right person will be excited to interact regularly with students, parents, and alumni, as well as university and Jewish community colleagues.

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Job post date April 5, 2019


The Wexner Foundaton

Wexner Service Corps Program Director, New Albany, Ohio


Position Summary: Design, Planning, Administration, and Development of Wexner Service Corps Teen Jewish Service Learning Program.

The Wexner Service Corps (WSC) is a service-learning initiative designed to inspire and unite Columbus area Jewish high school students through service learning. WSC was created in 2013, driven by the desire of Hannah and Sarah Wexner to engage in meaningful volunteer service in a Jewish context. Today, WSC’s 200+ alumni and participants have contributed thousands of hours of service in the Columbus community and in other cities including Detroit, New Orleans, and Pittsburgh. Based in our New Albany, Ohio headquarters, the new WSC leader will facilitate growing opportunities for Jewish service learning in Columbus and serve as a resource locally and beyond. The Program Director position requires strengthening the existing program, a commitment to Jewish learning, and the entrepreneurial drive and creativity to spearhead the development of a next stage of the WSC.

The Wexner Service Corps is one of the signature leadership initiatives of The Wexner Foundation. The Foundation focuses on the development of Jewish professional leaders in North America (the Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program and the Wexner Field Fellowship); volunteer Jewish leaders (the Wexner Heritage Program); public sector leaders in Israel (the Wexner Israel Fellows and Wexner Senior Leaders Programs); and teen leadership (the Wexner Service Corps).

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Job post date March 18, 2019


Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc.

Associate Director, Philanthropy Division, New York, New York

Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc. seeks a highly skilled leader  with superior relationship skills and demonstrated success in building capacity and improving operations to become its Associate Director of the Philanthropy Division.

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) in Hadassah’s New York headquarters, the Associate Director will be responsible for planning, directing, and managing all day-to-day operations of the Philanthropy Division, while ensuring the highest standards of excellence in fundraising, donor care, volunteer engagement, and operations.

The Associate Director will demonstrate operational excellence and must thrive in a changing environment, adept at cross-divisional collaboration. She/he will oversee and motivate a complex multifunctional team of both staff and volunteers, and be willing to roll up their sleeves on all aspects of the position.

Building, developing and managing a team of 20+ will be a primary responsibility of the Associate Director in implementing the development plan. S/he must be a skillful manager; effective in recruiting and providing inspired collaborative leadership, supervision, mentoring and coaching to a talented team of fundraising professionals.  Experience in supervising a large development staff, preferably national in scope, is helpful.

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Job post date March 18, 2019


Camp Tevya

Assistant Director, Wellesley, MA

Camp Tevya, a Cohen Camp, is seeking a full-time, year-round Assistant Director. If you are passionate about summer camp and making a difference in children’s lives, value collaboration and teamwork, and can demonstrate creativity, this could the role for you. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of Camp Tevya and is part of the senior leadership team supporting The Cohen Camps’ mission and programs. You’ll be based in the Wellesley, MA office for most of the year, and live at camp during the summer.

Set in Southern New Hampshire, Tevya has a rich 80-year history. It brings together boys and girls ages 8 to 16 each summer in a fun environment that nurtures campers, builds a community which promotes independence and self-confidence, and strengthens campers’ Jewish identities and commitment to the Jewish community.

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Job post date March 18, 2019