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Posted 1/22/15                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Director of Education and Youth Activities

Congregation Or Hadash, Atlanta, GA

Congregation Or Hadash seeks an engaging Director of Education and Youth Activities to join our innovative and dedicated staff.  This is a tremendous opportunity for an energetic, visionary educator who is eager to partner with a dynamic community.  As our synagogue enters its second decade, we are looking to build upon a solid foundation of a love of Judaism, the people and the land of Israel, and a spirit of action, of Tikkun Olam. This position allows for flexible scheduling outside religious school hours on Wednesday afternoons and Shabbat mornings. It does include responsibilities on Jewish holidays.

Congregation Or Hadash is an egalitarian congregation dedicated to providing a warm and welcoming Jewish environment in which to build spiritual and social connections through prayer, learning, music and Tikkun Olam. We believe that a caring community is a holy community.
The Director of Education and Youth Activities is a senior staff member who will lead the congregation’s efforts to imagine, envision, create, and implement programs and curriculum to enhance the lives of our families and children. The Director will be called upon to use a full professional skill set, including hands-on education, supervision, ritual observance, and administration.

The Director of Education and Youth Activities directly oversees the synagogue’s religious school (Machon Hadash) as well as all informal youth and family educational programming, which includes activities for children and their families from pre-K through high school.  The Director will report to the Executive Committee of the Board and will work in collaboration with the Rabbis and Executive Director of the synagogue.

The successful candidate will enjoy the support of a dedicated group of lay volunteers as well as a community that is committed to ongoing learning opportunities for children and families.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to educationandyouth@or-hadash.org. 

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Posted 1/15/15

Mizpah Jewish Educator Job Description

Job Title: Director of Lifelong Learning

Description: Mizpah Congregation in Chattanooga, Tennessee is a URJ-affiliated Reform congregation of 200 member families. We are a welcoming congregation that values the participation of our diverse membership in building a sacred community. We recognize that Jewish life is rapidly changing with new demographics and challenges in the modern Jewish community. In order to remain vibrant and relevant, Mizpah is seeking innovative responses to the realities of 21st century Jewish life. We are changing our approach to education across the life span with a new position: Director of Jewish Education/Lifelong Learning. The Director will work closely with the rabbi, the congregational President, and current and prospective members to foster meaningful relationships within the Mizpah family.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and administer educational programming for children, teens and families
  • Oversee Adult Education
  • Develop connections with UTC and other college students
  • Create innovative approaches to communicate and market Mizpah’s educational programs with the goal of growing our membership each year
  • Organize worship services for preschool and school-aged youth
  • Direct family-oriented Jewish holiday programming
  • Oversee Mizpah Academy (midweek Hebrew program)
  • Coordinate the B’nai Mitzvah program requirements and assist the Rabbi with tutoring
  • Supervise Temple Youth Group programs
  • Participate in educational programs at the Sunday Chattanooga Jewish Community Religious School and serve as a non-voting advisor to the CJCRS Board
  • Assist in promoting URJ Camp Coleman and NFTY Camp
  • Develop and administer adult education programs and classes, including arrangements for appropriate setup, publicity, and staffing
  • Attend and present reports at appropriate meetings (Board of Directors, Education Committee, etc.) as requested
  • Possess a warm, caring demeanor and proven ability to work with all age groups
  • Work collaboratively with professional staff, lay leaders and volunteers

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in Judaic youth program development and education
  • Proficiency in Hebrew
  • Strong interpersonal skills for fostering collegial relationships among the rabbi, educator, and constituencies within the congregation
  • Excellent computer, social media, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience

Reports to:

Rabbi and Education Committee
Please submit cover letter and resume to Warren Dropkin, Search Committee Chair, thelatkeking@gmail.com
 

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Posted 1/11/15

Gratz College is seeking a full time Assistant to the Dean/ VP for Academic Affairs for Special Projects.

Under the direction of the Dean/Vice President of Academic Affairs(VPAA), the Assistant to the Dean/VPAA for Special Projects provides executive, administrative and analytical support to the Dean in a wide variety of areas including:  new initiatives, program development, external partnership management, budgets, preparation of presentation materials and problem solving for the day-to-day operations of the Academic Affairs Office. The incumbent will coordinate activities on the Dean’s behalf, act as liaison to appropriate constituents, independently identify issues or problems within specific management areas and research issues, prioritize tasks and work independently with a high degree of confidentiality.

Assistant to the Dean/VP Academic Affairs for Special Projects
The Incumbent will:

  • Coordinate workflow, communications, processes and procedures for all work done indirect support of Academic Affairs special projects.
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings to insure that Divisional projects and issues are being handled in a timely manner.
  • Exercise independent judgment to perform special assignments as requested by the Dean.  Resolve, research, assess, and refer problems, often of a sensitive or confidential nature.
  • Exercise independent judgment in bringing information and issues relating to the affairs of the division to the attention of the Dean.
  • Define problems, independently conduct research as necessary, formulate solutions and make recommendations.  Develop responses for Dean’s signature.  Independently respond to requests and inquiries from faculty, staff, and students regarding College policies and procedures.
  • Provide daily and long-range assistance on a wide range of assignments both internal and external to the College, i.e., new divisional initiatives and proposals, grievances, partnership support, etc.
  • Provide analytical and administrative support to the Dean on a variety of campus wide or divisional issues, projects and programs. Compile data, solicit and research information from a variety of sources both on and off campus, and prepare reports as requested.
  • Draft correspondence on behalf of the Dean as directed.
  • Prepare detailed briefing materials and presentations for the Dean prior to meetings. Provide pertinent facts, data and other background information for meetings, reports, inquiries, agendas and presentations.
  • Develop monitoring systems and spreadsheets to report income and expenses in conjunction with the Business Objects reports provided by the business office.
  • Manage pending projects and working files to ensure that goals and deadlines are met. Keep track of assignments made to others for actions to be taken on the Dean’s behalf and insure that deadlines for responses are met. Oversee the maintenance of the records managements system for internal academic affairs, records, and reports from other offices, Office of the President, and outside organizations.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

  • Strong project management and organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills for identifying needs, conducting research and developing innovative proposals, solutions and programs under the direction of the Dean/VPAA
  • Experience in higher education administration especially as related to program development, faculty hiring and external partnerships.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for effectively dealing with a broad range of individuals at various levels within and external to a higher education organization Administrative experience with abilities to set priorities, organize and coordinate on office operation, anticipate needs, work under the pressure of deadlines and exercise good judgment, particularly with sensitive or confidential matters.
  • Strong self-motivation skills for independently establishing effective working relationships with various organizations and faculty and staff at all levels of the organization and demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Extensive, related analytical and administrative experience in an executive-level office. Experience scheduling appointments and coordinating calendars..
  • Experience with standard electronic word processing, spreadsheet, calendar and email programs; familiarity with database programs.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree preferred in area of Higher Education Administration
  • 3-5 years’ experience in a Higher Education organization preferably in program administration.
  • Knowledge of Registrar functions and faculty hiring practices preferred
  • 1-3 years Project Management experience.  Coursework towards the PMI credential or possession of a PMI credential preferred.
  • Sense of humor essential.

Full-time position with benefits. Compensation commensurate with experience.
Resume and cover letter should be sent to Employment@Gratz.edu and received by January 31st. No phone calls please.

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Posted 12/2014

Head of School Job Announcement

Heritage Academy Jewish Community Day School

Overview
Heritage Academy is a co-educational private Jewish day school serving children from Kindergarten through Eighth grade. We are located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, on the Jewish Community Campus. Our academics challenge the intellectual curiosity of our students, by offering a dual-curriculum in both secular and Judaic studies. We are a member of the prestigious Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE). In conjunction with our strong academics, we offer our students a multitude of unique opportunities to learn and grow. The Leader In Me initiative, our co-curricular opportunities, and our community service model create an overall learning environment that instills a strong set of values and self-confidence in our students. Furthermore, technology has always played an important part in the curriculum at Heritage Academy. Most recently, through the efforts of the Jewish Federation, we are proud to have become a partner with World ORT Kadima Mada
(WOKM) as their first pilot school in the United States. WOKM has been providing cutting edge technological
tools and pedagogical training to enrich the teaching and learning environment in classrooms throughout Israel, as well as in Europe and South America.

Job Description
Heritage Academy is seeking qualified applicants prepared to take on the vital role of Head of School. A dynamic leader with foundations in education, leadership, and business management will have an opportunity to guide and enhance an educational institution that focuses on academic excellence, positive student experiences, and strong Jewish values within a welcoming and engaged community. The Head of School, in collaboration with an active and supportive school board, will have the overall responsibility for the academic quality of the dual curriculum and financial sustainability of the institution while supporting its mission. The Head of School will embrace the role of chief ambassador by focusing much of their attention on recruitment and building and maintaining connections with the broader community. The successful applicant for the position of Head of School must demonstrate an ability to balance critical aspects of school leadership, including program review and enhancement, staff hiring and management, internal
communications, and strategic planning with external marketing, recruitment, and fundraising.
Desired Skills and Experience

The ideal Head of School candidate will possess the following critical competencies/qualifications:
• Demonstration of embracing the schools’ mission and philosophy and being a vocal advocate for the
school to the broader community
• A track record of implementing aggressive recruitment efforts and exhibiting a proactive approach to
community outreach
• Proven ability to work collaboratively with educators to ensure high standards of academic excellence
• Experience with and enhancement of development efforts, through greater involvement with the Jewish
community at large, alumni parents, alumni and school families
• Exhibited professional management of financial responsibilities related to operating a day school
Prospective candidates may apply by submittinga cover letter, resume, and three references to the following
email address: heritageacademyma@gmail.com If you have questions about this opportunity, you may
contact Dr. Joshua Weiss, Search Committee Chair at 413.567.1517

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AJC  

POSITION:    Director of US Programs-Project Interchange
LOCATION:   Washington, DC

www.ajc.org

Posted 11/2014

The Director of US Programs will direct and expand the US Programs of Project Interchange in accordance with a strategic plan and will work in close coordination with the Director of International Programs to maximize impact and ensure shared models of efficiency. S/he will report to the Deputy Director of Project Interchange (PI).

Founded in 1906, AJC seeks to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world. In addition to its New York headquarters and Washington DC Office of Government & International Affairs., AJC has regional offices and affiliates across the U.S. and overseas in addition to a multitude of global partnerships.

Project Interchange, an educational institute of AJC, develops and conducts educational seminars in Israel for current and emerging United States and international leaders. Participants include diplomats, elected officials, journalists, media opinion leaders, civic leaders, university presidents, administrators and student leaders.

Since 1982, Project Interchange has equipped over 6,000 seminar participants from more than 85 countries and all 50 states with a balanced foundation for understanding Israel’s history, diverse makeup, and strategic objectives. PI seminars are highly apolitical, interactive and promote dialogue on a wide array of complex issues.

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Program Development and Implementation:
• Overseeing the successful management of US seminars on time and within budget, according to AJC/PI plans with respect to administrative, budgetary, planning and communication guidelines
including authorizing expenditures in the US and Israel.
• Articulating and conveying AJC/PI missions, goals and priorities clearly, concisely and effectively through a range of mediums to vastly diverse audiences including public speaking and
written correspondence.
• Vetting proposals for seminars, assessing viability with respect to alignment with PI and AJC priorities, mission and fundraising feasibility and once vetted, establishing clear goals and
anticipated outcomes with the AJC Region or other partner agency.
• Launching and managing a holistic approach to each US seminar including the development of a sound recruitment procedure to include: defining the profile of the participant and communicating
this to the AJC system to engage them in the process, mobilizing AJC regional resources to recruit effectively, managing the research process to determine eligibility to participate on a PI seminar,
establishing a solid communications protocol with invitees to ensure submission of complete
applications.
•  Strategically planning, in collaboration with the AJC Jerusalem Office and the PI Communications Director and Senior Strategic Counsel, appropriately sequenced and customized itineraries incorporating the unique PI philosophy, reflecting AJC/PI priorities, and factoring in all Aspen Institute recommendations to enhance each seminar experience.
•     Fully preparing participants and staffer for their experience with select educational sessions and briefings, in the months leading up to each seminar, with expert resources on Israel and the region.
• Playing lead PI role in recruiting, training and placing highly skilled staffers in the delicate and complex facilitator role that a PI seminar commands; educating and training seminar staff to
understand their role, reflecting PI’s educational focus throughout the seminar.Alumni Programs and Development Outreach:

•     Developing, in partnership with Director of Alumni Engagement a solid follow up mechanism and protocol to ensure a smooth hand-off to alumni and regional apparatuses, per the Aspen Institute recommendations.
• Managing donor expectations and preparing commun ications and materials for donors in a timely fashion throughout the recruitment and actual seminar phases, in coordination with the designated
staff/lay donor relationship manager.
• Creating new collateral materials, in coordination with Project Interchang e's Director of Communications and Senior Strategic Counsel, to ensure that US seminars are fully and accurately
represented in Project Interchange/AJC marketing campaigns, reflecting the perspectives and interests of diverse audiences from potential donors to alumni.

Management/Budgetary Oversight:

• Providing ongoing managerial support, encouragement, mentoring and growth  opportunities to US Programs Team, including the Assistant Director and Program Assistant; mentoring and supervising
other PI staff as requested.
• Advancing PI/AJC programmatic, development, and operational goals on multiple projects with
minimal supervision, seeking advice where needed.
• Exhibiting excellent interpersonal and communication skills in interactions across, within and
outside the organization, showing capacity to both lead and take direction.
• Developing new program and operational improvements to reflect the recommendations of the 2013
Aspen institute evaluation of Project Interchange.

Skills and Requirements:

•    A minimum of 10 years’ experience in Jewish communal service or related non-profit organizational work
•    Budget  management  experience  including  the  development of accurate  budget projections and oversight of relevant program expenditures.
•    Ability to motivate, supervise, manage and mentor.
•    Proven ability to employ diplomacy skills and sensitivity in interactions with diplomats, elected officials, journalists, high level university administrators and ethnic and religious
leaders.
•    In-depth knowledge of Israel and regional issues.
•     Strong work ethic, organizational skills, detail oriented nature and exceptional follow
through
•    Ability to meet deadlines and complete assignments in a timely and accurate fashion.
•    Demonstrated capacity to produce high quality materials, events and programs for diverse
audiences.
•    Creative self-starter with ability to work well independently and in team settings.
•     Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and persuasive communication skills, engaging
telephone persona and ability to employ tact and discretion in delicate conversations and
situations.
•    Strong commitment to the AJC/PI mission.
•     Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment, exhibiting a capacity
for effective cross-cultural communication.

To Apply:

Please submit your application on https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/director -us-programs-pi-dc-2014/

AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Instructor for MSM 509 Professional Writing and Communications

The course will be offered in Summer 2014.
MSM 509 Professional Writing and Communications (3 credits)
Students will gain a deeper understanding of professional writing and communications skills. They will develop skills in advanced written and oral communications, research and information literacy, reading and critical thinking.

Minimum Requirements:
• M.A. degree in relevant field
• Experience with online teaching in English composition, business writing, research and information literacy skills, and oral presentation
• Experience in program evaluation and assessment of student progress

Responsibilities:
• Teach graduate courses online in professional writing and communications
• Advise graduate students
• Support and work collaboratively with faculty and administration to advance strategic plan of college

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application:
Send letter of inquiry, vita, and three references with current addresses, email addresses and phone numbers to:
Hope Matles, Office for Academic Affairs
hmatles@gratz.edu, 215 635-7300 x172


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