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The Conservative Synagogue

Director of Education and Congregational Engagement

Westport, CT

The Conservative Synagogue (TCS) is a vibrant, warm, egalitarian synagogue which serves 430 families and 165 students from Westport, CT and surrounding communities. We are seeking an experienced Jewish educator to lead our dynamic Kehillah (religious school) program for students in grades K-12.

The Director will bring his/her passion for and knowledge of Jewish education to our 2 day a week program to engage and inspire students as lifelong learners of Judaism. Specifically, the Director will develop curriculum (including Shabbat and holiday programming), manage and support teaching staff,
and oversee all school operations, including budgeting.

The Director will also be responsible for working in conjunction with the clergy and synagogue committees to foster and maintain community throughout all TCS constituencies via engaging and creative programming, activities and communication.

The ideal candidate will be innovative, enthusiastic, inspirational and approachable. Being highly organized with a keen ability to work independently yet understand the importance of collaboration with colleagues to further the mission and goals of the Synagogue is critical to this role. A master’s degree
in Education, Jewish Education (or similar) required.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Hours include evenings and weekends. To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to Susan Arrow at

Job posted January 8, 2018


Senior Vice President, Development & Communications

New York, NY

The Senior Vice President, Development and Communications will work closely with Tikvah's Chairman and Executive Director to build a community of engaged donors as Tikvah expands its work in education, publishing, and public policy research in the United States and Israel. The Senior VP will be involved in all of Tikvah's different programs and projects—including Mosaic, the Jewish Review of Books, the Jewish Leadership Conference, and Tikvah's full range of seminars, institutes, and online initiatives.

The Senior VP, Development and Communications will report directly to the Executive Director and will work with a staff of development officers.

The position of Senior VP, Development and Communications is new, and offers a unique opportunity to help shape the organizational strategy and growth of a significant international organization in the realm of Jewish ideas and public policy.

Ideal candidates will bring 5+ years of development experience, with a proven track record of cultivating personal relationships and building institutional partnerships. Familiarity and strong identification with Tikvah's mission is essential.


● Bachelor's degree
● 5+ years of experience in development and communications
● Strong communication, sales, and marketing skills, including the ability to build relationships with a diverse array of prominent professionals in the worlds of business, government, academia, and journalism

Please send a resume, references, and a cover letter by January 8, 2018, to Eric Cohen at

Job posted December 21, 2017

Yad Chesed

Executive Director

Boston, MA

Yad Chessed is seeking a talented and passionate Executive Director whose core beliefs are aligned with the mission of Yad Chessed - supporting the most vulnerable in our community with dignity and compassion.Yad Chessed’s mission is to help relieve financial distress of Jewish individuals and families and support them in reaching financial stability, while preserving the dignity of each and every client.

The Executive Director is the public face of the organization and is responsible for the oversight of both the day-to-day operations of social work and administrative staff, and for all donor relations including research, solicitation and stewardship. The Executive Director also has responsibility for the financial transactions and record keeping for the organization. The position reports directly to the Board of Directors.

The ideal candidate must have a demonstrated history of effective fundraising, be able to build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders (both agencies and donors), and mobilize support for Yad Chessed’s work. The ideal candidate will also have 5-10 years of experience in non-profit management and a proven history of leading teams, departments and organizations. The candidate must be a capable manager with strategic vision who is excited to grow an organization that is much needed in its community. Other preferred attributes include: knowledge of poverty or another social service area, familiarity with the Boston Jewish community, and working knowledge of Boston’s philanthropic landscape. Ability to learn and manage donor, financial, and clinical databases is also essential.

The Executive Director has primary responsibility in the following areas:

Fundraising, External Relations and Outreach
● Build a major gifts strategy by maintaining and building on relationships with existing donors.
● Prospect for new individuals and family foundations to support our efforts.
● Support an annual campaign that includes periodic solicitations each year and a special Purim collection
● Grant writing and reporting
● Raise Yad Chessed's profile in the community through outreach and public appearances including working with synagogues to reach both potential new donors and clients
● Represent Yad Chessed at CJP-organized interagency meetings and agency sponsored events while working to ensure Yad Chessed remains a communal priority
● Prioritize open and strong communications between Yad Chessed and Jewish Big Brother Big Sister, Jewish Vocational Service, Jewish Family Service Metrowest and Jewish Family & Children’s Service
● Manage social media and online presence in support of our efforts

Management of Internal Operations
● Work to ensure the implementation of and modification of our strategic plan
● Hire all staff and recruit interns and volunteers as necessary
● Manage Senior Social Worker and oversee distribution of financial assistance to clients
● Manage Associate Director to ensure smooth internal processes
● Review and improve internal processes and operations
● Manage interns to support aspects of programming and/or support other new initiatives
● Oversee the implementation and accuracy of all databases. Extract requisite reports to evaluate data and track desired outcomes.

Board relations and financial oversight
● Maintain strong Board relations, meeting with the Board president and other members regularly and providing accurate and strong communications in advance of Board meetings
● Collaborate with the Board Governance committee to ensure high levels of Board involvement in fundraising and other outreach efforts
● Lead Fundraising, Finance and Marketing Committees with respective committee chairs
● Help to recruit Board committee members as appropriate
● Work with finance committee chair on monthly financial reporting and oversight
● Oversee annual audit

The position requires evening hours with some regularity and, less frequently, some weekend hours.

Please send your resume (pdf or Word format) and cover letter to

Job posted December 21, 2017

Combined Jewish Philantrhopies

Senior Program Officer, Strategic Israel Engagement

Boston, MA

The Senior Program Officer, Strategic Israel Engagement, will primarily support CJP’s CommUNITY Israel Dialogue initiative to foster thoughtful and respectful discussions across diverse perspectives. The Senior Program Officer cultivates relationships with community partners, oversees the distribution of grants, measures and evaluates programs, and helps develop and run seminars and community programs. The Senior Program Officer will collaborate with other CJP departments and community partners to ensure the successful management of programs. The ideal candidate must be able to prioritize tasks, take initiative in identifying problems and devising solutions, and have strong interpersonal skills as well as discretion and tact.

· Foster partnerships with community organizations
· Oversee the design, implementation, management, and evaluation of programs
· Oversee logistical elements of community programs, including venues, catering, booking speakers, and communications with program participants
· Design measurement and evaluation processes and evaluate impact, including translating information gathered into shareable content
· Maintain ongoing relationships with partner organizations and program participants
· Serve as a resource in the community to help educate towards a better understanding of Israel, its people, its economy and the issues and challenges it faces
· Support the SIE’s outreach and social media strategy
· Develop familiarity with CJP internal procedures, including budget, reporting and finance to support SIE activities generally
· Perform other duties as required or assigned with or without accommodation

· B.A. or equivalent
· 3-5 years of related experience

· Strong understanding of the community climate around Israel
· Ability to work effectively with people across the political spectrum
· Strong general knowledge of Israel and the Middle East
· Extremely strong communications, interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills
· Experience with measurement and evaluation and analysis
· Proven ability to thrive in a dynamic, high-energy environment
· Capable of working independently as well as collaboratively
· Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with staff, volunteer leaders, community organization staff
· Ability to work on projects, manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines
· Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changes and shifting priorities
· Ability to staff occasional evening and weekend programs
· Social media skills a plus
· Proficient in Windows environment, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet

· Availability for evening and/or weekend events/meetings
· Ability to travel to outside meetings and sites

Please use this link to apply:

Job posted December 21, 2017

Shalom Hartman Institute North America

Vice President, East Coast

New York, NY

The Shalom Hartman Institute (SHI) is a pluralistic center of research and education deepening and elevating the quality of Jewish life in Israel and North America. Through SHI’s work they are redefining the conversation about Judaism in modernity, religious pluralism, Israeli democracy, Israel and world Jewry, and the relationship with other faith communities.

The Vice President, East Coast is responsible for implementing strategies to strengthen the presence, partnerships, and engagement of SHI North America in major cities from Toronto to South Florida. The Vice President will have the primary responsibility for developing, cultivating, and stewarding relationships in each city, and for working together with local community partners to build and expand SHI North America’s educational, programmatic, and fundraising agenda. The Vice President will also be responsible for increasing SHI’s visibility and effectiveness in cities throughout the East Coast while developing and maintaining relationships with local partners and funders. This person will join a national executive team to implement the overall plan for SHI North America.

• Design and lead the implementation of unique strategies for partnership and engagement with each individual East Coast community.
• Work in partnership with the SHI team, as well as with local leadership to bring those strategies to seamless implementation.
• Represent SHI in leadership gatherings and act as a visible presence in Jewish communal contexts;
• Participate in the senior leadership team of SHI North America, helping to lead the overall strategic direction and visioning processes of the overall organization.

• In collaboration with the VP for Development and the President of SHI NA, lead the strategy and fundraising efforts for the Shalom Hartman Institute in targeted communities throughout the East Coast.
• Identify new sources of income from individuals, communal institutions, and foundations; deepen and extend the commitment of current donors.
• Manage a portfolio of individual donors and philanthropic foundations.
• In core targeted cities, work with local leadership to create regular and ad-hoc engagement salons, study series, and educational programs aimed at widening the circle of Hartman supporters and strengthening the relationships with existing stakeholders;
• Participate in collaborative institutional efforts, as a member of the global development team, to close gifts, including by means of donor cultivation and direct solicitations.

Program Development:
• Supervise existing educational program strategy and cultivate new program possibilities to sustain, strengthen and grow the Hartman presence in targeted communities;
• Build and manage key relationships with institutional leaders in the target communities to strengthen their commitment to their work with the Hartman Institute and to connect and build networks between the stakeholders;
• Work with the educational team of SHI North America to build the educational vision and capacity for SHI North America in the region by bridging between the Institute’s known strengths in content, methodology and pedagogy and the particular educational needs of the local communities.

The ideal candidate will bring at least 10 years of senior leadership experience in fundraising, Jewish education, scholarship and/or congregational life, and proven experience in supervisory excellence.

This position requires someone with a professional, resourceful, and entrepreneurial style, and the ability to work autonomously, with multiple professional partners, and reporting across a cross-continental framework with diplomatic and interpersonal skills.

The ideal candidate should know how to manage and prioritize among many different responsibilities and as part of a constantly evolving operation; should have strong verbal and written communication skills, exceptional attention to detail, and strong capacity for time-management.

The ideal candidate should be able to speak effectively to audiences of Jewish professional and volunteer leaders using both the content of the Institute and their own creative sensibilities.

Advanced degree preferred. The position is based in New York City, requires regular travel within the United States, and to Israel in the summers and at occasional other times.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to

Job posted December 12, 2017


Chief Executive Officer

Denver, CO

JCO seeks a Chief Executive Officer with demonstrated experience in five critical areas: developing vision and strategies, community building, stewarding relationships with people of wealth and influence, a significant history of fundraising success, and excellent communication skills. The person must be conversant with a broad range of Jewish community issues, locally, nationally and internationally, and be familiar with the systems that address these concerns. The new CEO must have a personal passion for Jewish community, Israel, continuity and peoplehood, and be able to inspire that passion in others. As a senior community professional, s/he will work to foster dialogue and planning community-wide.

The CEO, accountable to the Board of Directors, will partner with lay leadership to provide and implement strategic direction. The leadership expects the new CEO to review all strategies, programs and operations and to work with leadership to consider any adjustments required to advance JCO’s mission. The Board seeks an experienced organizational leader who welcomes a challenge; where evaluation feeds innovation and then implementation, all of that, to ensure that the operationalizing practices of JCO directly support the ambitious mission of a rapidly growing Jewish community.

S/he will have extensive experience in balancing the responsibilities of organization management with the external responsibilities of community development, relationship-building, and work with key stakeholders. The CEO should have experience working with a COO and/or other senior management team members who, in partnership with the CEO, are also responsible for day-to-day operations, program administration and finance. 

An important responsibility of the new CEO is to inspire the team of professionals and lead them through changes in JCO’s vision, priorities and operations. As JCO reconsiders strategies and priorities, the new CEO will evaluate how best to deploy the organization’s staff and resources toward the best results. The CEO will establish a culture that maximizes the skills and passions of the professional staff in their work with volunteers and the community.

Similarly, the CEO will partner with the Chair of the board and work with the Board of Directors and leadership to ensure appropriate governance and oversight. Building a pipeline of volunteer leaders and maximizing the involvement of volunteers throughout the organization will be an important responsibility of the new CEO. 

Financial resource development will be a priority for the CEO.  S/he will assume responsibility for building, maintaining, and stewarding relationships with current and prospective major donors, particularly the next generation of donors from multi-generational families who have been the historical foundation of Federation's support. S/he will be actively involved in developing strategies that result in renewed growth of Federation's annual campaign, and will lead the efforts to build Federation’s endowment as well as special and emergency campaigns. 

The new CEO must be a strong communicator, internally and externally. S/he must be able to present complex issues clearly and effectively so as to build consensus around plans of action. With clear and inspiring vision and strategies in place, the CEO will work with marketing and communications professionals to enhance connection with various audiences and to increase visibility and understanding of JCO’s work throughout the community.

The new CEO must be a community leader who will continue to engage and strengthen relationships with agencies, organizations, synagogues and other professionals and politicians with the goal of enhancing collaboration and innovation to meet the needs and challenges of growing Jewish life locally and abroad.


● Strong leadership skills including the ability to set and articulate an organizational vision; see and manage from a big picture perspective; be decisive and inclusive in the decision-making process; be proactive and employ critical thinking skills. 
● Demonstrated success in developing, empowering and leading subordinates, resulting in high performing teams.
● Experience in leading an organization through change, having served as a senior executive in a company, organization or agency (not for profit or the business community) comparable to JCO in either size or complexity. 
● Professional experience and demonstrated success in all areas of fundraising, planning and implementation/financial resource development. A proven track record and the willingness and desire to be personally involved with these efforts. 
● Proven experience in working with a team to create an effective and innovative marketing and communications plan that seamlessly integrates the use of social media and technology into all aspects of organizational development and positioning.
● Experience with the cultivation and solicitation of major donors is critical. 
● Excellent interpersonal, political and diplomatic skills, along with the ability to lead and partner with integrity and inspiration. Flexibility and openness to working with professional and volunteer leaders community-wide. 
● Skill in presenting oneself and communicating in a manner that will challenge and inspire volunteers and professionals. 
● Keen understanding of running a mission-based organization. Able to integrate the use of business models and sensibility with the core values of JEWISHcolorado. 
● A diplomatic problem solver who can build consensus and engender cooperation between lay leaders and professionals from the breadth of interests and perspectives in the Jewish community. 
● Creative and innovative manager; comfortable leading in “fluid” environments, taking risks and experimenting. 
● A commitment to Israel and experience in working with Israeli and worldwide Jewish partners. 


Tel: (212) 983-1600
Fax: (212) 983-1687
Full job description at

Job posted December 1, 2017

Camp Kingswood

Camp Director

Newton, Ma
Summers: Bridgeton, ME

Camp Kingswood, the residential summer camp of JCC Greater Boston is seeking a Camp Director either Full time or Part time (requirements will be adjusted) who will provide professional leadership, vision, and day-to-day operational management. Situated on one hundred acres on Woods Pond in southern Maine, Kingswood is a co-ed camp providing Jewish youth an unforgettable, fun summer where they experience the magic of camp. Campers develop their own independence, self-confidence, individual and team abilities while creating and nurturing lifelong friendships and strengthen their Jewish identities. Kingswood campers and staff create a fun, positive and diverse community where Jewish values and exciting activities in sports, outdoor/adventure, water sports and visual/performing arts are the core of the program.  The recent history of growth and retention in both the number of returning campers and staff have allowed us to increase our leadership team with this additional position.

The Director is responsible for camper recruitment, program development and implementation, hiring and supervising staff, building a vibrant Jewish community at camp for campers and staff, budget development and management, facility oversight, and planning for improvements and growth.

Essential functions:
Campers, staff & camp community: Develop and implement strategies for the recruitment of new campers and the retention of current campers including direct in-person outreach to prospective families; outreach and communication with interested parents through telephone contact, open houses, and camp fairs; collaboration with other JCC departments and the JCC day camps; and interface with other JCC and Jewish organization marketing opportunities

Develop and implement strategies for the recruitment, hiring, training and oversight of all camp staff. This will include planning and execution of staff training and development, as well as a comprehensive plan for evaluation to assure high performance and accountability. The Director will maintain oversight of all staff, including direct-reports as well as other summer staff members, to assure compliance with all policies regarding staff behavior, personnel policies, and other relevant standards.

The Director will be the primary liaison with parents of campers through the year and will be a positive and effective communicator on all issues regarding the campers and teens in their care. The Director should develop and implement methods for the maintenance of a strong camp community throughout the summer and off-season, and will coordinate effective programs for community engagement, including the special needs inclusion programs, and evaluation and customer service. Additionally, the Director will be responsible for the network of Kingswood alumni/ae in order to preserve and build their relationship to the camp, and will be an engaged member of the greater JCC and local Jewish communities.

Program: Develop and oversee the implementation of a vibrant camp program that fulfills the mission of the camp as a strong Jewish identity-building and community-building experience for campers and staff. The Director will ensure that Jewish values and culture are an integral and visible part of the daily life of camp and will oversee the implementation of innovative and traditional programs and activities consistent with the JCC’s guidelines to meet the needs of all age groups.

Budget and administration: Create and manage the budget for Kingswood and provide regular budget projections, as required to meet growth goals.
The Director will hire and supervise administrative support staff and oversee such areas as camper registration, transportation, medical care, insurance, food service, purchasing, cabin placements, marketing content development and production and other related responsibilities. The Director will also assure that Kingswood meets state, local and ACA regulations on an annual basis, including ACA’s accreditation process and state and local permitting processes, as required.

Facility: The Director will supervise the Kingswood Facilities Manager, and will thus oversee the annual maintenance and improvement of the grounds, buildings, and other physical plant operations.

Other functions:
- Participate as necessary in activities of the Foundation for Jewish Camp, JCC Association, the American Camp Association, and other Jewish and resident camp organizations.
- Implement the goals and mission of the JCC Greater Boston at camp, in the community, and throughout the organization.
- Participate as a team member in the JCC’s Camping Services Department
- Other duties as required.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to

Job posted November 16, 2017

Temple Beth Emeth

Executive Director

Ann Arbor, MI

Located in beautiful Ann Arbor, Michigan, Temple Beth Emeth (TBE) seeks an Executive Director to work with our Senior Rabbi, Cantor, Education Director, and board of trustees to implement TBE’s mission. We are a warm and welcoming community, and our 600 membership units include all kinds of people and families.

Our inclusive attitude is reflected through Genesis, the unique interfaith partnership with St. Clare of Assisi Episcopal Church, through which we co-own our building. This relationship allows us to use our building more efficiently, while demonstrating a deep commitment to pluralism, dialog, and working together across differences. Since we have Genesis, our Executive Director does not need to directly supervise day-to-day management of the building and grounds, but instead works with the Genesis building manager and coordinates scheduling with our neighbors at St. Clare to ensure that TBE’s facilities needs are met.

The Executive Director reports directly to the Temple Board of Trustees and is also accountable to our Senior Rabbi. The Executive Director is the most senior, non-clergy employee of the synagogue, and, as such, must embrace and engage in community outreach while providing outstanding service and support to the TBE membership. We’re looking for an Executive Director who is audaciously welcoming: Someone warm and friendly, who makes newcomers and long-time members smile, makes them feel like valued participants each time they show up, and communicates genuine interest in getting to know them. To us, welcoming also includes an open embrace of a diverse community with all kinds of people.

We also seek an Executive Director who will be a thoughtful and creative partner with our Senior Rabbi and each member of the senior staff and who is never satisfied and constantly looking for new ways to improve the operations, experience, and community of TBE. By being an active partner in senior staff meetings, at Board of Trustee meetings, and in private conversations with all of our leadership, we envision our Executive Director embodying the sense of the team spirit we share as a Temple community.


Leadership, Strategic Planning, and Finance
· Embrace and take shared ownership of the vision and strategic direction of the synagogue to enable the continued growth and success of the community.
· With the Finance Committee, develop our annual $1.4 million budget and guide the congregation to a fiscally responsible adherence to the budget. · Supervise all finance-related activities, including monitoring expenditures and cash flow.
· Ensure regular reporting of financial results to the Board in coordination with outside accounting firm, Vice President for Finance, and Treasurer.
· Work with the Development Committee to advance the fundraising goals of the congregation.
· Foster and develop meaningful relationships with members of the community and Board by being accessible during business hours and present at worship services, programs, and other synagogue events.

Staff Management
· Foster a culture of collaboration, communication, service, integrity and shared responsibility among all staff. Create agenda and lead weekly staff meetings.
· Motivate, mentor and supervise five administrative staff. Create an environment of empowerment and transfer of new skills.
· Provide resources for the continued growth and development of staff.
Membership Relations and Communications
· Lead all aspects of the member engagement life cycle, including recruiting and welcoming prospective members, managing the annual membership renewal process, maintaining membership records, and confidentially resolving members’ concerns and issues.
· Partner with the Membership Committee to create new and innovative recruitment and welcoming opportunities for new members, as well as engagement strategies for continuing members.
· Act as Editor-in-Chief for monthly bulletin, website, and other communications.

Program Support
· Coordinate scheduling for TBE’s use of the building and act as TBE’s main liaison with the Genesis building manager.
· Work with Genesis on operational, facilities, maintenance, and support activities to ensure the successful delivery of all synagogue programs and worship experience.
· Work with contractors and other facilities coordinators for High Holy Days services at offsite location.


The successful candidate will possess the skills and personality to manage a complex organization with qualifications that include:
· An understanding of the role of the synagogue in the community and willingness to embrace the mission, vision, and program direction that have been established by the senior staff and TBE leadership.
· A customer service mindset and a track record of success in staff management, leadership, and organizational development.
· Outstanding communication skills in writing and in public presentations.
· Experience in change management.
· Business knowledge and previous experience in the financial management of an organization. Experience working with financial statements and the management of accounting and database software.
· Experience in staff recruitment, development, and supervision.
· The highest ethical standards consistent with the values of our sacred organization.
· Capable of working with diverse constituencies with sensitivity and tact.
· An undergraduate degree is required. An advanced degree in business administration, non-profit management, or a related area, or equivalent experience, is preferred.
· Familiarity with current trends and developments in Jewish communal life and knowledge of and respect for the practices and tenets of Reform Judaism is preferred.

Please submit resume and cover letter by email to:

Job posted November 16, 2017

Hebrew College - Department of Adult Learning

Associate Director of Young Adult Programs

Newton, MA

The Associate Director of Young Adult Programs oversees all programs for adults in their 20s and 30s. Program goals include the creation of micro-communities; deepening participants’ knowledge of Jewish values, culture, and life; and marketing and publicity (including capturing individuals’ stories, i.e., Jewish journeys). A primary responsibility of this position is Eser (Hebrew for ten), featuring a new theme each year. The Associate Director will facilitate the development and work of the Eser committee, which selects the theme, ten topics that address the theme, and attendant activities. The Associate Director will also oversee Eser on college campuses, tailoring the program to particular schools’ scheduling and other needs. Also part of the Associate Director’s portfolio will be the creation—from conception to hiring faculty, from marketing to enrollment—of at least three Young Adult Open Circle classes. The Associate Director will ensure that participants of all backgrounds are welcome, and that the various programs grow, reaching ever wider audiences. Part of the Adult Learning team, the position reports to the Director of Adult Learning at Hebrew College.

Responsibilities include program development, marketing and recruitment, coordination of logistics for all classes and events, and strategic planning. The Associate Director will work closely with faculty, and will seek to expand our reach to young adults through local partnerships and community organizing.

The following are among the position’s specific responsibilities:

· Develop and expand the use of social media, including Facebook and Twitter
· Create copy for—and oversee the design and production of—print materials
· Represent Eser and Open Circles at young adult and community events and meetings
· Meet with key “young adult influencers” to increase awareness of the programs
· Organize, publicize, and implement recruitment events such as “Sips” (tastes of Jewish learning) at local bars
· Work with the Director of Faculty and Curriculum Development in hiring instructors, planning faculty meetings, and creating each year’s Eser curriculum and Open Circle classes
· Work with committee chairs to plan constructive meetings and assign meaningful roles to 12-15 members who will serve as Eser ambassadors and leaders
· Identify and secure volunteer hosts for Eser and Open Circle groups in various locations
· Assign instructors to groups according to various criteria (including geographic preferences and personal interests)
· Set up and oversee registration processes and assign enrollees to groups
· Manage the Young Adult Programs budget
· Attend to business-related functions (e.g., prepare hiring forms, POs, invoices, etc.)
· Create and distribute participant evaluation forms and surveys; collect responses and prepare reports

Qualifications: Masters degree preferred. Able to manage several projects simultaneously; able to attend to details as well as a strategic vision; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; knowledge of the Jewish community; able to leverage social media to further program goals.

To apply, please submit a resumé and cover letter via email to:

Job posted November 14, 2017

Temple Israel

Director of Childhood Education

Sharon, MA

Our preschool offers children a warm and nurturing environment to encourage the child’s cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth to prepare them for future academic and social success. Additionally, our weekly and year round synagogue-based early childhood programs help children learn about Jewish traditions and values, and to see Judaism as part of their world and everyday life. Within the preschool, we cultivate an atmosphere of belonging to the classroom, to the school and to the greater Temple Israel community, enabling families to form friendships that last long after the early childhood experience. Our entire congregation celebrates and supports our young children and their families through various activities throughout the year. This full-time position reports to our Associate Rabbi and serves as a senior member of the leadership team of the synagogue.

The Director of Early Childhood Education’s responsibilities include:
- Expanding our nurturing, creative, and inspiring early childhood Jewish educational program
- Building on current age-appropriate curriculum standards to strengthen the high quality of education delivered through our preschool experience
- Collaborating with teachers to plan instructional activities and lessons, which promote developmentally appropriate student learning infused with Judaism
- Hiring, training, leading, supervising and motivating a team of professional staff
- Overseeing budget and operational needs of early childhood programs
- Ensuring the preschool meets all licensing and accreditation standards
- Proactively contacting, marketing to and recruiting new prospective families; including a commitment to connecting and retaining all families in the synagogue community
- Communicating with current preschool families through e-mail, phone, newsletters, formal and informal meetings, website, etc.
- In conjunction with the leadership team of Temple Israel, representing Temple Israel and its early childhood offerings to the greater community
- Serve as a senior staff member of Temple Israel


- B.A. in Education, Early Childhood Education or a related field, required
- Master’s Degree in Education or related field preferred
- Minimum of 5 years experience in Early Childhood setting
- Director certified
- Teaching and curriculum design/development experience in Early Childhood setting
- Strong administrative, management, communication and supervisory skills
- Current in technology use
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to young children, teachers, and parents
- Proven experience as a productive and collaborative team leader and team member
- A passion and knowledge of Judaism and experience developing curricula infused with Jewish values and customs
- Commitment to being a welcoming role model in our community

Application Instructions: Send resume and cover letter to:

Job posted November 14, 2017

Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor

2 positions

Ann Arbor, MI

Financial Resource Development Director

The Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor is seeking a creative, dynamic collaborator to join its energetic team as a Financial Resource Development (FRD) Director. This person will plan and implement all annual campaign and other fundraising and development efforts. This key position requires passion for our mission, enthusiasm, excellent fundraising and organizational abilities, creativity, good humor and a goal-focused outlook. The ideal candidate will have exceptional interpersonal communication abilities and be able to successfully nurture mutually beneficial relationships.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Executive Director, the FRD Director is primarily responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive and strategic development plan designed to expand the annual campaign and overall communal philanthropic capacity of the Ann Arbor Jewish community. The successful candidate will develop, cultivate, and manage donors; design and implement creative and innovative fundraising strategies; supervise the day-to-day work of the associate campaign director; recruit, organize and train volunteer workers; assure adherence to Campaign time schedules; oversee budgets; create and maintain files of donors and prospects; meet with individuals, corporations, and organizations to solicit funds for the Federation, and develop detailed knowledge of the Jewish community and philanthropic trends. The FRD Director will oversee the integration of fundraising across all Federation programs and strategic goals and will take the lead in expanding endowment and legacy giving. The successful candidate will be an innovative leader and a team player with a strong sense of purpose, initiative, commitment and personal responsibility. This position is a hands-on role which will require confidence, flexibility, good time management, confidentiality, and the ability to be persistent and strategic when often juggling multiple tasks.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

In partnership with the Executive Director, Federation team, Campaign Chair, Campaign Cabinet and other volunteer committees: • Develop and implement a strategic campaign plan which supports the mission of the organization and includes well-defined timetables for fundraising • Oversee all campaign operations including recruiting, training, supporting, motivating and empowering campaign staff and volunteers; planning, organizing and implementing annual campaign events; coordinating on-line fundraising and direct mail efforts; managing the Campaign database and ensuring accurate reporting to track progress toward meeting campaign goals • Build and maintain trusted relationships with key stakeholders and donors and implement strategies to increase their level of financial commitment • Develop, cultivate & establish new donor relationships • Resource and/or develop marketing tools and materials for a well-rounded campaign communications effort including social and print media • Serve as financial development resource for all Federation programs and for the community’s Jewish agencies, organizations and congregations • Develop corporate gift opportunities and sustain existing corporate gifts • Oversee the Foundation including programming, liaising with partner organizations, and working with donors to secure planned gifts and endowments to ensure the long-term sustainability of the community

Competencies and Skills

• Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s preferred • Minimum five years of fundraising, campaign planning, foundation and volunteer management related experience • Demonstrated track record of major gift solicitation and new donor development • Experience in strategic planning, crafting and implementing a successful development or business plan, database management and budgeting • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, relationship-building and leadership skills with a proven ability interact effectively with a diverse body of lay leaders, donors, professional staff and other stakeholders • Significant involvement in and knowledge of the Jewish community; passion for and broad understanding of Jewish, Israel, and Israel-related issues • Entrepreneurial self-starter, creative thinker and team player with excellent problem-solving and analytical skills, the ability to handle multiple tasks and meticulous attention to detail and follow-up • Knowledge in the fundamentals of planned giving and endowment highly preferred

Outreach and Program Coordinator

The Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor is seeking a creative, dynamic collaborator to join its energetic team as an Outreach and Program Coordinator. This position requires passion for our mission, enthusiasm, excelleThe Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor is seeking a creative, dynamic collaborator to join its energetic team as an Outreach and Program Coordinator. This position requires passion for our mission, enthusiasm, excellent organizational abilities, creativity, good humor and a goal-focused outlook. The ideal candidate will have exceptional interpersonal communication abilities and be able to successfully nurture mutually beneficial relationships.

Position Overview

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Outreach and Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for coordinating Federation programs which foster Jewish life in Ann Arbor and create connections with the global Jewish community; communicating with the community about Federation programs and mission; and cultivating a welcoming and engaging atmosphere for new, current and potential members of the Ann Arbor Jewish community.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

In partnership with the Executive Director, Federation team, and other volunteer committees: • Primarily responsible for activities of the Israel/Overseas program which include: o Directing the Ann Arbor/Nahalal Partnership including coordinating the local committee to maintain existing programs and developing new ways to connect, coordinating student exchange visits, and supporting the work of the P2G Michigan/Central Galilee Steering Committee. o Overseeing the community’s Yom Ha’atzmaut events and other Israel/overseasrelated programming. o Coordinating with the allocations committee to present Israel/Overseas allocations requests. • Take a lead role in efforts to connect with the community and share the Federation story by producing the bi-weekly newsletter: Your Federation Connection, utilizing social media effectively and creatively as an engagement tool, and helping to develop promotional and marketing materials for Federation programs and events. • Provide staff support for Jewish Young Professionals programming, and expand programming and engagement for other young adult cohorts. • Participate in the annual campaign as a solicitor and assist with campaign programming. • Meet and foster relationships with community members and connect them with programs and organizations in the community that meet their needs. • Develop and maintain budgets for all programs for which responsible. • Promote the mission of Federation at all times through superior customer service to all and through the efficient use of and care for all resources. • Work closely with other staff on planning and implementing Federation events and programs. • Serve as an ambassador of the Federation, and foster positive professional relationships with Federation and agency colleagues. • Attend weekly staff meetings, community events as needed, and professional development seminars and conferences as needed.

Competencies and Skills

• Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s a plus • Minimum one to three years of experience with program coordination, event planning, volunteer management and/or communications • Experience working with teens is preferred • Excellent written and verbal communication, interpersonal, relationship-building and leadership skills with a proven ability interact effectively with a diverse body of lay leaders, professional staff and other stakeholders • Significant involvement in and knowledge of the Jewish community; passion for and broad understanding of Jewish, Israel, and Israel-related issues • Entrepreneurial self-starter, creative thinker and team player with excellent problemsolving and analytical skills, the ability to handle multiple tasks and meticulous attention to detail and follow-up

Interested applicants for either position should submit resume to Eileen Freed. 

Jobs posted November 13, 2017

Jewish Theological Seminary

Principal Gifts Officer

New York, NY

For over 130 years, JTS has served as the intellectual and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism and the vital religious center. Through their training of outstanding leaders and their engagement with Jewish communities, they strengthen Jewish life in North America and remain a key voice in the ongoing conversation about American Judaism.

The Jewish Theological Seminary seeks an experienced major gifts professional with a strong track record in cultivating, stewarding and securing major gifts. The Principal Gifts Officer (PGO) will be part of a team of 7 front-line fundraisers who collectively, along with the Chancellor and Vice Chancellors, raise a total of $25M each year to support the work of JTS.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated success as an engaging fundraiser and be a highly articulate communicator skilled at making a compelling case for mission support. S/he must be a focused, strategic professional, possessing exceptional relationship building and stewardship skills.Candidates must be able to demonstrate integrity, diplomacy and sound judgment. S/he will be responsible for planning and implementing an annual strategy to meet projected goals; identifying, cultivating and soliciting prospects for major gifts; and developing plans that will maximize the results of key regional events.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor/Chief Development Officer, the PGO will work in a warm, committed and collaborative environment with other top level professionals. The Major Gifts team is supported by the larger development team – research, writing, donor records, grants, stewardship, administration etc. as well as the larger JTS team –communications, community engagement, recruitment, etc. Therefore, the candidate must be able to collaborate across departments to achieve the goals of the institution. This position is based at the JTS campus in Manhattan.

As part of an overall moves management program, the Principal Gifts Officer is expected to manage approximately 150 donor and prospect relationships per year, and is expected to participate in at least 5 meaningful relationship building encounters with donors or prospects per week. Fundraising goals will be set in consultation with the Vice Chancellor/CDO based on the pipeline, and performance will be measured by a series of metrics throughout the year.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced development professional capable of clearly articulating a case for giving, raising both private and institutional funds, and demonstrating an authentic commitment to the mission and goals of the institution.
 At least 5-7 years of experience in financial resource development; including proven success in cultivating and closing major gifts ($25k+), and in building and maintaining long-term relationships with major individual donors and foundations.
 Outstanding stewardship and relationship management skills
 High standard for quality and productivity, focusing on results.
 A diplomatic problem solver who is able to build consensus and engender cooperation between lay leaders and professionals from the breadth of interests and perspectives in the community.
 Solid presentation skills, with the ability to share an authentic passion for the mission and to inspire individuals and audiences.
 Ability and desire to work as part of a warm, compassionate and empathetic team.
 A demonstrated understanding of the networks of the Jewish philanthropic community in the New York City area; a demonstrated ability to engage various groups within this community.
 Skills and discipline to use donor and contact management systems and other technologies necessary in a national fundraising structure.
 Experience with capital campaign fundraising and solicitations would be beneficial.
 Experience with office software and data management systems is required;
 A Bachelor’s degree is required.

Please submit a resume and cover letter.
Fax: 212-983-1687

Job posted November 10, 2017

Brandeis Pre-College Programs

Senior Jewish Educator and Director of BIMA and Genesis

Waltham, MA

The Senior Jewish Educator will join the Brandeis Precollege full time staff and will be the director of two of our largest, month long programs: BIMA and Genesis. The Senior Jewish Educator will also play a lead role in developing and overseeing the implementation of new educational initiatives that will build on the expeditionary learning, integration of the arts and Jewish expression, intentional pluralism and investment in staff development that are defining features of the BIMA and Genesis programs. These new programs could include educator training workshops/conferences, year-round teen engagement work, and more. This is a supervisory role. The Director will be responsible for hiring and supervising the faculty and staff for BIMA, Genesis and other new initiatives. S/he will also provide supervision to the Precollege Program Administrator and administrative team on specific tasks related to these programs.

In addition to direct oversight of BIMA and Genesis, the Director will participate in and contribute to the overall work of Precollege Programs. This will include taking a lead role in supporting the Brandeis Design Lab, developing new initiatives in Jewish Education and participating in strategic planning, marketing, program evaluation, and representing Precollege Programs at events both on and off campus.

The successful candidate for this position will be an experienced Jewish educator with experience in, and a deep commitment to, working in pluralist Jewish educational settings. They will have experience developing programs, mentoring educators and working with high school students.

The candidate should have a graduate degree as well as professional experience; background as an experiential Jewish educator, i.e.: they will have created experiential educational programs and professional development experiences. The candidate should be: highly motivated, articulate about their vision, collaborative, possess strong written and oral communication skills, extremely well organized and experienced at integrating technology into educational and administrative settings. The successful candidate should have experience working as an educator and/or administrator, learning and teaching Jewish texts (classical and contemporary) and strong familiarity with Hebrew. Ideal technical skills include strong understanding of technology, experience planning a web site and database familiarity. The ideal candidate will have residential experience and experience working in an artistic setting. Full-time position based at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, starting January 2018.


· During the summer, residency on campus is required – room and board on campus is provided for the Director of BIMA/Genesis and their family.
· 5-8 years work-related experience in Jewish education.
· 3-5 years of management experience programs for high school students.
· Strong leadership and management skills including the ability to manage from a big picture perspective, be decisive and inclusive in the decision making process; be pro-active and employ critical thinking skills.
· Open and flexible leadership and management style conducive to fostering collaboration and a team approach. Ability to build consensus and engender cooperation.
· Understanding of the market; ability to communicate with parents and students; knowledge of new social media marketing tools and techniques.
· Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
· Flexible, warm and approachable, while also unflappable in extenuating circumstances.
· Excellent interpersonal, political and diplomatic skills.
· Ability and willingness to accommodate travel as required.
· Masters Degree required.

Interested candidates are invited to send a CV and cover letter directly to:

Position posted November 2, 2017