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. 

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Current Openings

Chief Program Officer, Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, Houston, TX

March 11, 2020

Opportunity for Impact
The mission of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston is to develop and strengthen Jewish identity, foster Jewish values and enrich the Jewish community and the greater community.

Background
Established in 1936, the Evelyn Rubinstein Jewish Community Center (the J), has enabled families and individuals to come together for friendship, affiliation and socialization in a safe and welcoming environment. With an operating budget of $17 Million the J has been serving the Greater Houston Jewish and secular communities through a wide-array of year-round programs, arts and culture, and well-equipped fitness facilities.

The cultural highlight is the annual Jewish Book and Arts Festival, which attracts up to 5,000 people. Collaborative partnerships with the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, United Way of Greater Houston, Jewish Family Service, Seven Acres, congregations, theatres, universities and other businesses and organizations in the Greater Houston community facilitate the J’s multitude of programs and services. Included are cultural events, such as lectures in conjunction with Rice University’s Jewish studies program, a Jewish film festival, theater and an Israeli dance workshop.

The J is committed to enriching the lives of its members and its community of different ages, lifestyles, ethnicities and levels of religious observance. From broad offerings in Early Childhood, Teen, Family Engagement, and Adult Education Programming; Adult Wellness; Arts & Culture; Senior Services to a kosher café, the J is the center of Jewish life and experiences in Houston.

The J is in the midst of a $50 million major capital campaign to renovate its main campus that will include 125,000 square feet of new program space, new aquatics center and new multi-purpose program space.

Position
Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Program Officer of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston is a new position which has the primary responsibility for leading and providing on-going development and supervision of many of the Department Directors whose programs are critical to the J’s mission.

In this critical and exciting position, the CPO is responsible for providing strong visionary, creative and thoughtful leadership to many programming areas of the J and for driving the function of collaboration, creativity and innovation throughout the agency and serve as a Jewish thought leader voice.

Through this work, the CPO is responsible for working with many of the Department Director professionals to develop and implement clear action plans and systems needed to build and develop strong programs. As a member of the Executive Leadership team, the CPO is also charged with working cross collaboratively with other members of the Executive Leadership team, and with lay leadership, the Board of Trustees and staff to make sure that all the programs under their purview work seamlessly within the larger J ecosystem.

Responsibilities
-Work with the CEO to ensure implementation and translation of the J's overall mission and vision into programs.
-Supervision of many of the Department Directors at the J. Responsibility for bringing them together, for developing a culture of collaboration, innovation and creativity.
-Advise the CEO, board, and professional staff on relevant national and local trends and research that will help the J to advance the programming offerings.
-Work in partnership with the CEO and Executive Leadership team to help develop a strong and robust internal culture and climate for all J employees.
-Manage and supervise the day-to-day work of many of the Department Directors through the development of a strong team model which will inspire them through skills building, coaching, and development in order to help them to meet or exceed expectations.
-Help to grow and strengthen the program portfolio of many of the Department Directors, in order to guide the strategy and decision making for the direction and management of the J.
-Strengthen intra-J communication and work collaboratively with Executive Leadership team to integrate cross program activities and functions.
-In conjunction with the CEO and the CFO, coordinate and oversee inter-department budgeting processes across program departments.
-Develop and monitor ongoing program metrics and analytics.
-Maintain an on-going understanding of the demographics of the Houston community in order to help shape and understand opportunity for meeting the needs of the market.
-In conjunction with the CEO and the Department Directors, develop and innovate around new or more impactful areas of revenue tracking and generation.
-In conjunction with the CEO and the CFO, advise the Board and Budget Committee in the fiscal planning for the J relative to program services.
- Provide leadership in creating program partnerships and collaborations with partners within and outside of the Jewish community.
- Lead and participate in program evaluation and seek opportunities that will result in the development and implementation of new and innovative programs.

Qualifications
-Exceptional leadership, management, supervision and motivational skills.
-Ability and desire to be innovative around all areas of programming, operations, and staff supervision and growth.
-Experience in leading a large, complex, multi-disciplinary organization.
-Ability to be proactive and creative in overcoming obstacles and resource constraints.
-Understanding of and expertise in the areas of service delivery, program/services creation, sales, business development, customer centric operations, collaborative initiatives, and fiscal management.
-Strong communication, administration and organizational skills.
-Demonstrated capacity to act decisively and expeditiously to implement plans.
-Ability to self-motivate, take initiative and work independently.
-Ability to relate to multiple constituencies including the CEO, Board of Directors, staff, members, community leaders and volunteers.
-Proficiency to work collaboratively with other members of the senior management team of the organization.
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
-Knowledge of and commitment to the Jewish community and Jewish customs and celebrations.

To apply for this position please visit - http://drgsearch.com/current-searches/?rpid=xjrDnFEca50
Executive Director, Beth El Hebrew Congregation, Alexandria, VA

March 7, 2020

Beth El Hebrew Congregation, a historic and vibrant reform synagogue in Alexandria, Virginia, seeks an experienced and dynamic Executive Director to lead and oversee management, administrative and operational functions in support of the community’s continued growth and evolution. The Executive Director will represent the synagogue with a diverse group of stakeholders, including congregants, prospective members, religious school families, clergy, lay leaders, strategic partners, education partners, vendors and others while overseeing operational budgets and the office and custodial staff.

Essential Responsibilities:
• Supervise and manage a small, but dedicated, staff of administrative, operational and facilities professionals and outside vendors, to support all aspects of the synagogue’s operations.
• In collaboration with the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, set and execute strategies to manage finances, membership activities, facility usage and rentals.
• Partner with clergy to represent the congregation within the community and broader region.
• Lead the implementation of new technologies to improve and synchronize processes including membership recruitment and retention, communications, security, operations, facilities, membership dues collection and manage expenses, revenues, events, scheduling and staffing.
• Support our mission, social action commitment, educational priorities and religious activities.

Qualifications:
• At least 10 years of progressive experience in operations and administrative leadership roles at religious, educational or non-profit organizations, with at least five years of managing applicable functions and staff.
• Management of organization-wide financial operations, including oversight for budgeting, billing, collections, and expenses.
• Proven success in deploying technology across all organization functions to streamline operations and member experience.
• Coordination of facility uses by internal and external stakeholders, and overseeing all aspects of facility rentals and events.
• Creating and implementing policies and procedures to create greater organizational efficiencies.
• Experience working across a cross-generational and diverse membership or stakeholder base.
• Experience with building and grounds management, security operations, and/or governance are preferred, but not required.  

To apply, please send a cover letter and your resume to: careers@bethelhebrew.org.
Executive Director, Jewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

February 27, 2020

The Jewish Museum of Maryland seeks an Executive Director to build upon the Museum’s many strengths and help realize exciting redevelopment and expansion plans. The next Executive Director of the Museum will spearhead the significant opportunity to further leverage the Museum’s presence, to take its innovative programming to a new level, to engage more diverse segments of the community and to shape an activist agenda in downtown Baltimore.
Qualifications:
• Five to eight years of experience working in a museum or related field preferred, including supervisory experience
• Experience and demonstrated success in non-profit management and fundraising
• Strong knowledge of and commitment to Jewish culture, values, traditions and celebrations
• An established record of successful coalition-building with community stakeholders
• Evidence of success in developing and managing an annual operating budget
• Experience working effectively with a Board to carry out the mission of an organization and develop strategic direction
• Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
Electronic submissions are preferred. Qualified candidates apply at http://bit.ly/JMMEDAPPLY. Please submit cover letters to resume@associated.org in addition to your online application.
Executive Director, Kesher Center for Jewish Learning and Culture, Somerville, MA

February 25, 2020

The Kesher Center for Jewish Learning and Culture (Kesher) is a non-affiliated organization that serves the Cambridge, Somerville, and surrounding areas. Home to both the Kesher Nevatim Preschool and the Kesher After School program, we are a diverse and welcoming community that provides progressive Jewish educational experiences for children pre-school through middle school.

We are seeking an experienced and passionate administrator/educator to lead and manage the vision and operations of Kesher. This part-time position (approximately 75-80% FTE) is expected to transition into a full-time position. It has a flexible start date, on or about September 1, 2020.

Principal Responsibilities:
With overall responsibility for the operations of Kesher, the Executive Director will work with the Board of Directors to clarify and implement Kesher’s mission and vision. The Executive Director of Kesher will provide leadership, direction and guidance to best manage the programs that Kesher offers: Nevatim Preschool, Kesher After School, and new initiatives that maximize our effectiveness within and across the communities we serve.

The Executive Director will lead and oversee all aspects of our operations, including but not limited to: overall engagement and communication with the Kesher community; enrollment management; resource development; financial and strategic growth initiatives; licensing and facility management; and curriculum development, oversight and teacher training. In addition, the Executive Director is responsible for the hiring and supervision of the Kesher Program Directors and any other administrative employees.

The scope of the work will include management of human resources, staff development, administration, organizational and strategic planning, financial management, risk management, operations, board engagement, member and community relations, fund development and donor stewardship. The Executive Director will serve as the primary spokesperson for Kesher and is expected to actively build and strengthen relationships with the greater Jewish community and other partners to secure Kesher’s short and long-term sustainability and growth.

We seek a forward thinking, dynamic leader whose experience, creative energy, outstanding interpersonal and communication skills, integrity and positive vision will help shape the strategic direction and impact of Kesher. We seek someone who has the vision and strategic skills needed to increase enrollment in the Kesher After School and sustain strong enrollment in the Nevatim program.

Our ideal candidate is a leader who is inspired by enhancing the lives of children and families in our Jewish Community and the Community at large. This person must excel at engaging and managing diverse stakeholder input and stimulating innovation. The position requires someone who can build on and strengthen the existing model.

The successful candidate will have the character and positive leadership skills needed to motivate others to embrace teamwork and build effective collaborations. This person will bring a track record of leadership in the Jewish community.

Minimum Qualifications:
• M. A. in Education or Jewish Education preferred
• Experience in non-congregational Jewish education and/or Jewish camp preferred
• Minimum of 3 years Leadership and Employee Supervision and Management experience is a must
• Minimum of 5 years teaching experience in K-8 educational programs (e.g., Jewish day school, synagogue programs, after school program, etc.)
• Extensive knowledge of Judaic Studies and Modern Hebrew
• Exceptional organizational, management, communication, and supervisory skills
• Proficiency in current technology, including spreadsheet management, file sharing, MailChimp and Constant Contact
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to children, teachers, and parents
• Proven experience as a productive and collaborative team leader and contributing member
• Experience in current Jewish educational materials and curriculum development in PreK-8 settings
• Successful fundraising experience
• Successful marketing experience
• Ability to manage budgets
• Facility management experience a plus but not required
• EEC licensing experience a plus but not required

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to the hiring team at jobs@kesherweb.org.

Hebrew School Administrator, Temple Israel, Manchester, New Hampshire

February 24, 2020

Temple Israel is a well-established Conservative Synagogue with well over 100 years of tradition serving Jews in the Greater Manchester area. The Hebrew School has grown to about 40 registered students ranging from kindergarten through B’nai Mitzvah class. Classes meet one morning a week (Sunday) and students also participate in numerous holiday celebrations as well as Jr. Congregation and Family Shabbat services which occur on a monthly schedule.

The temple is recruiting an administrator who is expected to be present at these events and operate under the oversight of the Rabbi. The administrator will report to the Board of Directors and must fulfill the following requirements. 

Job description outline

  • Establish curriculum and lesson plan objectives for all classes
  • Research, select, and purchase all books for all classes
  • Ensure that there are enough teachers to handle the distribution of students throughout all grades
  • Ensure that there are substitutes available when required
  • Liaison with Rabbi to ensure that class content meets Conservative Jewish standards
  • Liaison with parents and School committee to resolve problems and communication issues
  • Purchase school furniture as required
  • Ensure that T I Religious School expectations are fully understood when parents register children for classes.
  • Oversee and manage teachers for all classes

This is a year-round position with great flexibility over the summer when school is not in session. Very competitive salary and full family Temple membership benefit.

Please submit credentials to: 

President, Temple Israel, 66 Salmon St. Manchester NH 03104

office@templeisraelmht.org

February 24, 2020

Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, the home of Hazon, is a year-round retreat facility
that serves 6,000 guests per year and is located in Falls Village, CT.

Hazon is the largest faith-based environmental organization in the U.S. and is building a
movement that strengthens Jewish life and contributes to a more environmentally sustainable
world for all. As the Jewish lab for sustainability, Hazon effects change through immersive
experiences and inspires individuals and communities to make specific commitments to change
with a particular focus on food systems. Some of Hazon’s most powerful programming takes
place at the retreat center, which is a beautiful haven in the Berkshire mountains. Hazon also
has offices in New York City and in Detroit, MI.

The General Manager is responsible for overseeing all operations at the Isabella Freedman
Retreat Center and ensuring excellent guest experiences, with a particular focus on improving
food and dining. This is a full-time, exempt position that requires a flexible schedule including
nights, holidays, and weekends. The General Manager will report to the Executive Vice
President and serve as a member of the Hazon Senior Team, collaborating closely with retreat
center leadership.

This is a hands-on job. It needs someone who is hard-working, has strong people skills,
thoughtfully makes difficult decisions, and seeks to solve problems. You need to be financially
literate, emotionally intelligent and a capable personnel manager. For the right person this will
be an absolutely outstanding and deeply satisfying experience. We have great staff, great
programs and great participants that need strong leadership to strengthen performance, break
silos, improve communications, increase revenues, and control costs.

February 21, 2020

(Full-time) $45,000 - $60,000

Position available immediately; please submit cover letter and resume (PDF only) to  jobs@mayyimhayyim.org

This position delivers operational excellence on a daily basis for the essential components of Mayyim
Hayyim.

Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Paula Brody & Family Education Center is a welcoming, innovative, growing, mission-driven organization serving the Jewish community of greater Boston, and is the international hub of the Rising Tide Open Waters Mikveh Network. Services include ritual immersion for traditional purposes and transitional life moments, educational programs, volunteer opportunities, conferences, trainings, and online resources.

Essential Job Functions may include:

  • Executive Support
  • Site Management 
  • Bookkeeping Liaison
  • Donor Data Management

 

February 11, 2020

These are exciting times at Temple Shir Tikva and we are seeking an experienced and skillful Executive Director to help lead and strengthen our growing, vibrant, passionate, innovative, intellectual and diverse community. This is an opportunity to partner with our clergy, professional staff and lay leadership, and be our organizational heart as we navigate a rapidly changing world.

As a leading synagogue in Boston’s Metrowest area, we are home to members of all generations, providing them with a nurturing, engaging and warm community to call their own. Over the last two years, through innovative programming, a welcoming community, and investments in quality education, our membership has grown by more than 20%. Our energetic clergy, professional team and dedicated lay leadership are fulfilling our vision to make Judaism relevant in the 21st century, and for Temple Shir Tikva to be the heart of Jewish living and practice in Metrowest.

What we seek:
• An experienced professional with significant previous executive director or equivalent experience in a synagogue and/or Jewish non-profit organization
• A creative thinker and leader who is excited to dream, experiment and help lead TST to the next stage of its development and influence programs to promote membership growth and retention
• A skillful organizer, who can initiate new projects, while calmly keeping both day-to-day and longer term work moving across the congregation.
• A detail-oriented professional, who keeps accurate records that are readily accessible and, at any point in time, can reliably report on the status of a variety of administrative and operational initiatives
• A team player who approaches work with a collaborative mindset and thrives as part of a dynamic professional team and in the wider synagogue community
• An organized, responsive and responsible administrator who will integrate high standards of excellence, together with a commitment to the values of our synagogue
• A clear, compassionate, written and oral communicator who frequently models best principles and best practices with the team and the community
• A connected executive with a finger on the pulse of the field, who can bring the best and most innovative practices in temple administration to Temple Shir Tikva
• A life-long learner, who demonstrates this in their own applied learning, and can promote this attitude among their staff
• An experienced manager, committed to developing and bringing out the best in their staff
• A systems thinker, passionate about creating processes to support efficient temple operations
• A circumspect professional, who carefully protects confidentiality
• A genuine mensch, who creates and promotes a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the temple office and beyond

Package will include:

The Executive Director position offers a competitive salary and benefits, consistent with other members of our professional leadership team. Specifically, the compensation and benefit package we are offering includes the following:

• Compensation range of $110,000 to $125,000, based on experience and education level
• Contribution to pension at the rate of 15%
• Subsidized health insurance (single or family health, if required) of which currently approximately 80% paid by TST
• Dental and Eye Insurance available
• Disability insurance (paid by TST in full)
• Professional development allowance
• Four weeks paid vacation
• Paid holidays
• Cell phone and travel expense reimbursement
• Complimentary family membership at TST
• Relocation allowance

Director of Digital Content, Foundation to Combat Anti-Semitism

February 11, 2020

SUMMARY: This role will be responsible for the development of a compelling social media strategy that aligns with the Foundation’s goals and mission. Additionally, this role will lead the daily operations with passion and enthusiasm to drive engagement, enthusiasm and accountability for the stated goals.

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and founders to continuously align social media strategy with the overall Foundation’s mission statement.
  • Develop an operational plan to disseminate and amplify the Foundation’s voice both through on-line education, awareness, crisis communication and constructive disagreement.  Constructive disagreement includes the identification of critical, high volume or key counter culture organization that require timely competitive, intelligent counter arguments. 
  • Lead a team of digital media associates to ensure alignment, quality control and brand consistency.  Help foster continuous learning, growth and performance impact.
  • Create, write and produce digital content that is compelling.
  • Set measurable goals and report frequently on performance, trends and key social indicators.  Use tools to adjust methodology and resource allocation.
  • Create an editorial calendar; schedule and promote content through digital media channels

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of experience with experience in starting or building content-driven campaigns to change perceptions
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Ability to think globally and influence a diverse audience including the youth community, target community 13 -35 years old.
  • Strong familiarity and connections within Jewish communities
  • Proficient with web design, layout and basic HTML programming

For More Information Please Contact:

Cyndi Beale at The Kraft Group - 508-698-4647 or cynthiab@thekraftgroup.com

February 5, 2020

Position duration: June 22 – August 20, 2020

For over 80 seasons, Camp Tel Noar(NH), and Camp Tevya(NH) have delivered quality camp experiences for children, ages 8-15. As non-profit, Jewish culture camps, both camps embrace values to promote independence, to respect differences, to build positive community by building relationships for life, and to boost self-confidence and self-esteem through activities and programs, all while having fun.

Camp Tel Noar and Camp Tevya combine the traditions of the past with 21st century activities and program, reflecting the needs of today’s campers.

Four Top Reasons to Join the Tel Noar or Tevya Leadership Teams

  • Mentor children and staff, and make a difference in their lives
  • Strengthen your resume with skills and experiences such as communications, teamwork, problem solving, etc.
  • Share your passion for the transformative experience of overnight camp, and having fun
  • Enjoy great salary, plus full room and board

These key camp positions closely collaborates with each camps’ song leader, head of dance, and our Israeli staff to coordinate a variety of Judaica programs including Shabbat services, music for services, Israel programming, and Bat Mitzvah listening. In addition, these positions include responsibilities such as pre-camp planning, coordination of our Jewish cultural program, preparation and facilitation of discussion sessions on Jewish culture, values and, Israel, preparation, and execution of Shabbat services including Friday night, Saturday morning, and Havdalah. These are a full time seasonal and residential position at camp. 

Qualifications    

3 years + Judaica/Hebrew school instruction, preferably at Jewish Day School or Synagogue, strong Hebrew reading and speaking skills (conversational skills not required), Supervise and evaluate culture staff members, Experience and ability to work with children and adults in residential camp setting.

Application Instructions: *           

Apply Online at www.cohencamps.org or Contact Cohen Camps recruiter, Sue Siegel, ssiegel@cohencamps.org, call 781-489-2070, for more details.

February 4, 2020

Brief description of responsiblities:

  • Manage day-to-day religious school operations and activities
  • Create and implemente dynamic and engaging curriculum, in cooperation with Rabbi and Religious School Board
  • Collaborate with Religious School Board, Rabbi and Staff to plan, execute and evaluate programming for all synagogue families
  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate school teachers and staff
  • Identify and coordinate teacher professional development
  • Collaborate with B’nai Mitzvah teacher and Rabbi on B’nai Mitzvah celebrations
  • Work with Chief Operating Officer (COO) in forming and managing school budget

Qualifications    

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Teaching experience required
  • Knowledge of child development
  • Experience with supervising and evaluating staff preferred
  • Experience developing programming preferred
  • Strong Judaic knowledge and basic Hebrew preferred

Application Instructions: Please submit resume to Kim Ambrosius: kim@adath-israel.org

February 4, 2020

Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid (CBINT) seeks a Director of Congregational Learning and Programming (DCLP) who, working closely with our outstanding clergy, Rabbi Joel Alter and Hazzan Jeremy Stein, will direct our religious school while developing and helping to execute programs to cultivate meaningful and joyful participation throughout our multi-generational community. The DCLP will be a critical staff person positioned at the heart of the shul.

The DCLP will oversee all aspects of our small religious school, manage our early childhood and youth services, and enhance congregational life beyond the worship services. We currently run a twice-weekly supplementary school educating 26 students from Pre-K to 12th grade. We are open to innovative ideas and would consider a new educational model. The director will develop curriculum, programming, and an annual budget, oversee the inclusion of our special needs students, and supervise the enthusiastic and committed teaching staff, teen ozrim, and part-time office assistant. 

Read the full job description.

February 4, 2020

Founded in 2019, T’Shuvah Center is in the initial stages of creating a long-term addiction recovery community in the New York area. T’Shuvah Center is based on a model used at Beit T’Shuvah, an extraordinarily successful 30-year old recovery community in Los Angeles, California. T’Shuvah Center’s mission is to provide addicts of all kinds with the opportunity to build a community for recovery using a model that integrates Jewish wisdom, text, and ritual; psychotherapy; the Twelve Steps; and spirituality. T’Shuvah Center’s spiritual-based model founded on action, authenticity and community is devoted to building a sense of belonging and purpose to anyone who seeks it. This holistic model treats the individual, the mind, and the spirit, all while building a vibrant Jewish community.

T’Shuvah Center seeks a dynamic, engaging and growth-minded leader to become its Chief Development Officer. Working alongside the CEO and a committed board, the CDO will lead fundraising strategy development and be responsible for the overall strategic direction, leadership and management of all fundraising activities for T’Shuvah Center. They are responsible for expanding current activities and developing strategies for increasing the organization’s revenue generation in an efficient, sustainable, and reliable manner. The successful candidate must have an authentic passion for the mission and demonstrated success as an engaging and entrepreneurial fundraiser.

The CDO will work as a member of a passionate and committed team of 3 staff at a critical stage in its evolution. In addition to being adept at developing a creative and methodical fundraising strategy, the CDO must also be a hands-on, nimble project manager and leader capable of working collaboratively and collegially within the organization and with external audiences. The CDO will report to and work closely with the CEO and serve on the senior management team.