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.


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

 


Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE-Miami)

Director of Adult Learning and Growth, Miami, FL

The Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE-Miami), the educational arm of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation, is seeking a dynamic, innovative adult educator to join our outstanding, nationally recognized team. The Director should be a “people-person” who is energized by relationship-building, an engaging teacher who loves to empower students to find their voice, committed to pluralism, deeply knowledgeable in Judaics, excited to work in a community educational organization that provides structure and support for legacy programs, and eager to incubate new ideas that inspire adult learning in non-traditional settings. 

Anticipated start date of June/July 2019. This job is based at our offices located at 4200 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33137.

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Job posted February 22, 2019


Temple Beth Zion

Director of Congregational Learning and Programming, Brookline, MA 

Temple Beth Zion (TBZ) in Brookline, Massachusetts seeks an experienced, energetic and progressive Jewish educational leader who will join us to advance educational and programmatic goals for our whole community. TBZ is an independent, inclusive Jewish congregation whose members of all ages are committed to each other, to joyful participatory worship and meaningful Jewish learning. We are a synagogue concerned with the spiritual experience of our community and seek an educator who has the capacity to help families and children, as well as adults, on their Jewish journeys.

This individual will work in partnership with our Rabbi, staff and lay leadership to strategize a vision for the future, lead implementation of an integrated education program, and create engaging programming. This individual will serve in a planning and supervisory capacity, and must be willing to execute programs with a  “hands-on” approach. The Director of Congregational Learning and Programming must be eager to strategize, experiment, reflect, and correct course as needed so that s/he/they and TBZ can grow and flourish. Competitive salary will be commensurate with experience.

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Job posted February 22, 2019

 


Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Director, Young Adult Engagement and Community Collaboration, Pittsburgh, PA

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is seeking a Director of Young Adult Engagement and Community Collaboration. The Director is a futuristic thinker and prime mover who will continuously create the next level of achievement in the young adult space in Jewish Pittsburgh, and will lead the team to create energizing and innovative programming and outreach. The Director will develop collaboration among Jewish organizations in Pittsburgh to create space for young adults to connect to their Judaism and the Jewish community on their own terms. The focus will be on engagement and working collaboratively across the Jewish community to identify duplication of and gaps in resources for young Jewish adults in Pittsburgh.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in related field; masters preferred in related field or equivalent work experience required.

  • Minimum of five years of experience in leadership or entrepreneurial roles in private, corporate or nonprofit sector.
  • Experience working with operational and strategic plans, goal setting and hitting milestones.
  • Prior successes working in the young adult (ages 22-45) sphere a plus.
  • Prior supervisory experience required.

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Job posted February 20, 2019 


JCC Greater Boston

JCC Boston Diller Teen Fellows Program Coordinator, Boston, MA

The Diller Teen Fellows is an immersive experiential education program for 10th - 11th graders designed to inspire and promote leadership among Jewish youth. This International program began in San Francisco 21 years ago and has since expanded to include 16 international communities in the Diaspora and 16 Israeli communities.

Currently, Boston is running this program for its tenth cohort of teens. Each year, twenty Diller Teen Fellows are selected and partnered with twenty Diller Teen Fellows in Haifa. The two groups participate in a parallel curriculum, which includes:

  • Twelve five-hour Sunday workshops
  • 2 weekend retreats Shabbatonim (retreats)
  • 2 full-day workshops
  • A ten-day spring seminar in Boston, during which the Israeli teens visit with their peers and learn about the Boston Jewish community
  • A three-week summer seminar in Israel that brings all teens (around the world) together for an intensive and immersive experience

Position Starts: June 30th, 2019
Please send resume by April 12th, 2019 to CPO@jccgb.org
All applicants must be able to participate in an all-day Assessment Center/Group Interview in Boston on Sunday, May 19th, 2019.

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Job posted February 20, 2019


Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches

Chief Executive Officer, Palm Beach Gardens and Boynton Beach, FL

The leadership of the Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches (Mandel JCC) views the appointment of its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as a compelling opportunity for a visionary leader, with an inspirational voice, to lead the JCC into a new chapter of innovative programming, service excellence and long-term sustainability.  The CEO will be an organizational and community leader, with the opportunity to have a significant impact on the lives of Jews and non-Jews of all ages through their engagement with the JCC; an opportunity to transform this center for Jewish life, strengthening and building community collaboration and crafting a new vision and narrative for the central role of the Mandel JCC across the entire community.

The Mandel JCC seeks a creative, energetic and entrepreneurial CEO who can position the JCC to play a significant role in modeling how they think about community, Jewish continuity and the expression of the Jewish values that will drive the community for years to come.

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Job posted February 8, 2019


Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah

Director of Strategic Grantmaking, Brooklyn, NY

Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah (LKFLT) works to help Jews and fellow travelers apply Jewish
wisdom to live better lives and shape a better world. LKFLT seeks a Director of Strategic Grantmaking. This position will lead LKFLT’s work to expand, deepen, and strengthen the embrace of applied Jewish wisdom by (1) identifying and supporting exceptional examples of applied Jewish wisdom work with financial and other support, and (2) leveraging those investments to amplify our impact through fieldbuilding and narrative change. Working in close partnership with LKFLT’s exceptional Program Director, the Director of Strategic Grantmaking will oversee a robust portfolio of grantee-partners and participate actively in shaping and refining LKFLT’s holistic changemaking strategy. Across all of this work, the Director of Strategic
Grantmaking will stay abreast of—and contribute to—the evolving zeitgeist of the Jewish education sector and other fields in which Jewish wisdom plays (or could play) a role. This position is based in Brooklyn, New York; reports to the President; and is a full-time, exempt position.

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Job posted February 8, 2019


Temple Beth Avodah 

Director of K-12 Learning & Engagement, Newton, MA

Temple Beth Avodah is a nurturing and progressive Reform synagogue in Newton, MA. Our congregation consists of approximately 425 families engaged in Jewish life and learning across diverse ages and stages. Under the leadership of Rabbi Keith Stern over the past 21 years, TBA is a congregation whose vision is to be a home for our congregants – where the door is always open and the lights are always on. We believe in creating meaningful connections for our members and offering vibrant and innovative programming. 

Temple Beth Avodah is looking for a new full-time Director of K-12 Learning & Engagement to join our staff team. We believe that each child and family needs to be nurtured to learn, grow, and connect in ways that are unique to them and seek an educator who shares our vision and personalized approach. The ideal candidate connects well with people of all ages, has strong communication and organizational skills, and is creative and innovative in curricula and program planning. Knowledge and appreciation of Reform Jewish practice including Jewish values, rituals and customs, and Hebrew learning is essential.

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To apply, please send cover letter & resume to Becky Oliver at boliver@bethavodah.org.

Job posted January 31, 2019


Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE) 

Director, Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

CASJE is searching for a CASJE Director who will report to the GSEHD Dean, who currently co-chairs CASJE’s professional advisory board. This position will provide overall leadership for CASJE, in collaboration with the Dean and professional advisory board; manage CASJE’s operations; steward and manage projects using traditional and innovative research and field engagement modalities; develop and sustain multiple sources of financial support for CASJE; and facilitate broad communication to diverse stakeholders in Jewish education. The Director is not responsible for the formal supervision of staff but may lead project teams or provide coaching and delegation of work to other employees.


The position is currently funded for three years, ending in 2021, subject to sufficient continuation of external grant funding.

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Job posted January 31, 2019


The New Reform Temple

Director of Congregational Education and Programming, Kansas City, Missouri

The Director of Congregational Education and Programming position has two dimensions. This individual will be responsible for guiding our congregational religious school (currently 75 students), which begins with Torah Tots (pre-school) and continues through Confirmation (10th grade). The position will encompass all regular responsibilities of a Religious School principal.

The second part of this position will be facilitating a robust program of congregational activities for people of all ages. Our goal is to raise the level of engagement of our members in all aspects of the congregation.

Qualifications

  • Passionate commitment to Jewish life especially within a synagogue setting
  • Love of Jewish learning and knowledge of Reform Jewish life
  • Team player who works collaboratively with professional staff and lay leaders
  • Prior experience working in Jewish congregational programming Jewish education and youth (formal education, camp, or other experiential educational experience)
  • BA/BS degree; MA Preferable
  • Impeccable organization, competence, and integrity
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Understanding of current social media platforms and how to effectively utilize them to further congregational goals
  • Facility with youth of all ages as well as adults; keen interpersonal skills; outgoing personality; unbridled enthusiasm
  • The ability to be a responsible teacher, mentor, to our youth, our teachers, and our adult members
  • HUMOR!

Application Instructions 

Cover letter and resume sent to Rabbi Alan David Londy at rabbi@thenewreformtemple.com.

Please no phone calls. All candidates' applications for the job will be acknowledged.

Visit the organization's website to learn more. 

Job posted January 24, 2019


Beth Israel Congregation

Executive Director, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Beth Israel Congregation in Ann Arbor, MI is seeking an Executive Director. Would you like to come work at our active, egalitarian, community-minded congregation? You would be working in a fun and engaged university community (University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University), with a congregation of approximately 460 families.

The Position

The Executive Director (ED) manages, oversees and is ultimately responsible for the synagogue budget, its physical plant, supervision of non-clergy synagogue personnel, and the overall management and day-to-day operations of the synagogue. The ED, in partnership with the rabbis and lay leadership, is responsible for program, membership services, resource development, and defining and operationalizing the vision of the synagogue.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to the Executive
Director Hiring Committee at bicdirectorsearch2019@gmail.com.

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Job posted January 24, 2019


Teen Beit Midrash

Program Director, Boston, MA

The Teen Beit Midrash is a Jewish learning space for post-b’nai mitzvah teens (12-18 years). Embracing of young people of different learning styles, religious backgrounds, genders, and other identities, this program provides access to the library of rabbinic literature and aims to help the students see themselves in the chain of Jewish tradition. Through shared dinner conversation, havruta learning pedagogy and skill building towards accessing the original texts, students and teachers become a community of learners grounded in a love of Torah.

The program runs September-May. For these months hours will average 20/week. The remaining three months hours are flexible and varied, focused on recruitment.

Salary: $25,000

Applications preferred by Feb. 1st, 2019, hiring committee will start reading applications by Jan. 28th. Resumes and cover letters should be submitted to teenbmboard@gmail.com.

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Job posted January 24, 2019


Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut

Executive Director, New London, CT

The Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut (JFEC), founded in 1975, serves a large area with diverse congregations. The Federation is at the center of Jewish community life in eastern Connecticut. JFEC is seeking a new Executive Director in anticipation of the 2019 retirement of the current Director who has held the position since 1984.

Executive Director key tasks:

  • Work with the JFEC President and Board to ensure that the Federation meets the needs and desires of the Jewish community
  • Staff, develop and support professional and volunteer positions.
  • Recruit lay volunteers to help with programs
  • Organize the Federation annual fundraising campaign, including written materials, training, special programs, and direct solicitation
  • Lead the community in providing cultural, educational, and social activities for both the Jewish and general community
  • Advocate for and encourage close ties with Israel and our Partnership region of Afula/Gilboa
  • Support and help coordinate Hillel programs at Mitchell College, the Coast Guard Academy, and Connecticut College
  • Cultivate and actively maintain relationships with key community, political, religious, media and institutional leaders
  • Help achieve sufficient community participation so that program activities on all levels can be realized
  • Organize annual or bi-annual Missions to Israel
  • Work with United Way including attendance at Council of United Way Agency Executive meetings
  • Manage annual allocation requests and monitor outcomes.
  • Facilitate Rabbis meetings to coordinate community programs
  • Serve as point of contact and spokesperson for local news outlets and other community organizations, e.g. The Day and Norwich Bulletin newspapers, the Rotary Clubs.
  • Support area economic-development efforts especially with regards to addressing inquiries regarding Jewish community programs
  • Work with the Coast Guard Academy to facilitate educational exchanges with Israel
  • Contribute as needed with daily tasks to ensure the efficient functioning of the Federation

Qualifications: This position requires a broad range of abilities.  The Executive Director must be energetic, with the ability and the desire to promote the vibrancy and unity of the Jewish Community.  Priority will be given to candidates with potential to lead the organization and recruit and manage community volunteers to help develop and carry out programs and fundraising.  The individual selected will be knowledgeable in all things Jewish and be active in cultivating and participating in the Eastern Connecticut Jewish community and its institutions.

Application:  Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter including relevant education and employment history to jfecsearch@gmail.com.  All inquiries will be kept confidential. The position will remain open until filled.  The current Director will be available to help in leadership transition.  Questions may be addressed to Gabe Stern, Chairmen of the JFEC Executive Director Search Committee at the email address above.  We invite applicants to visit our website: http://www.jfec.com.

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Job posted January 24, 2019


Brandeis Hillel

Reform Senior Jewish Educator, Waltham, MA

Role Overview

Join Brandeis Hillel as the Peter J. Rubinstein Reform Senior Jewish Educator (SJE) to help enrich the lives of students and shape the future of Jewish life on campus. As a passionate and engaging Jewish educator, you will envision, plan, and execute Brandeis Hillel’s outreach initiatives. You will develop relationships with students, staff, faculty and community members to ensure a vibrant Reform community on campus, and inspire students to be a part of the Brandeis community. Brandeis Hillel is among the top Hillels in the world, and Brandeis is consistently ranked as a destination school for Jewish students of all backgrounds. The Reform SJE will work with student leaders in several of our student groups and projects in a mentorship capacity and will work in collaboration with our staff team to enhance opportunities for Jewish education.

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Job posted January 9, 2019


New England Jewish Labor Committee

Executive Director, Boston, MA

JLC New England (JLC NE) is the Boston-based regional arm of the Jewish Labor Committee, a social justice organization devoted to engaging the Jewish community in issues that affect working people – including fair pay, a safe working environment, and basic job security—and to engaging the labor movement in issues that affect the Jewish community. We are seeking an Executive Director (ED) to lead us toward fully meeting our mission in building coalitions within the labor movement and the Jewish community, and in playing a leadership role in advocacy with state and local officials. The ED will maximize the organization’s impact, increase our financial base, expand our membership, and build on our history of engagement with a wide range of groups. The ED reports to the JLC NE Board and maintains a collegial relationship with national JLC leadership.

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Job posted January 9, 2019


Jewish Family & Children's Service

Café Hakalah Coordinator, part-time, Worcester, MA

Position Summary:

The Schechter Holocaust Services (SHS) program supports survivors' ability to live at home and connect with the community. These activities currently take place in the Greater Boston and North Shore areas. In addition to providing comprehensive social service assistance to survivors and their families, SHS holds monthly social gatherings – Café Hakalah - in Brookline and Marblehead.

This part-time position is responsible for organizing and facilitating all aspects of a new monthly social and cultural Café Hakalah for Holocaust survivors in Central MA. This will include: outreach, recruitment, program design, and tracking of attendance.  This person will need to identify the survivors in this area using media, community outreach and other sources to make connections.  The Coordinator will also recruit volunteers to assist with outreach and to help at the programs.  Depending on the candidate, the program coordinator will help with intake for those survivors who may need additional services.

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Job posted January 9, 2019


Congregation B’nai Israel

Executive Director, Northampton, MA

Congregation B’nai Israel is the oldest and largest synagogue in Northampton, its origins dating back to 1904. As a congregation, CBI is affiliated with the Conservative Movement but welcomes those whose backgrounds and observance of their faith span a wide and diverse range of Jewish the-ology and practice. The synagogue welcomes interfaith and blended families, LGBTQ individuals and families, and provides a spiritual home for those with diverse political leanings and lifestyles.

CBI is looking for a new Executive Director. The position of Executive Director requires an individual with a history of successful nonprofit management experience; a familiarity with spiritual communities, community-based, or member-ship organizations; a high level of comfort working with the public; and perhaps most importantly, the ability to foster collaboration among staff, the Board of Directors, and the committees and vol-unteers managing the synagogue and its programs.

The successful candidate will have proven skills in managing people, programs, and budgets; a good grasp of systems technology, social media, and marketing; and a genuine passion for working with people. Experience in membership engagement, recruitment, and retention is preferred.

In overseeing the day-to-day operations of the synagogue, including creating a secure and welcom-ing institution, the executive director will play a crucial role in the continuing growth of the com-munity. CBI seeks a hands-on operational manager with skills in partnership building, multi-chan-nel communications, and fundraising. This is a unique opportunity to join a vibrant organization that continues to develop in response to the interests of its congregants and the needs of its community.

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Job posted January 9, 2019