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.
• 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
• 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
Send letter of inquiry, vita, and three references with current addresses, email addresses and phone numbers to:
Hope Matles, Office for Academic Affairs
firstname.lastname@example.org, 215 635-7300 x172
Gratz College provides a pluralistic education rooted in Jewish values and engages students in active and professional enrichment. Through degree and non-degree offerings and cultural programs, Gratz enables students everywhere to become leaders in their professional communities.
Congregation Tifereth Israel Religious School, Bensalem, seeks two new staff members to join our highly collaborative team. Send cover letter and resume to Mira Colflesh email@example.com, 267-632-6994. Hiring decisions will be made ASAP.
Director of Development
Gratz College, located in suburban Philadelphia and providing graduate and undergraduate programs grounded in Jewish values, invites applications for the position of Director of Development. Responsibilities include formulating and coordinating a comprehensive development program, fostering alumni engagement and leading all strategies to secure private support for the College.
The Director of Development is responsible for the overall planning, management, coordination, and evaluation of activities that will attract the necessary philanthropic support to provide sufficient resources to insure that the College can achieve its vision. These activities include development, alumni relations and communications with an emphasis on annual fund giving that create a supportive climate for fundraising. As a member of Gratz College’s leadership team, the Director of Development reports directly to the President and maintains a working relationship with the Board of Governors and the Development Committee.
Gratz College is seeking a full-time professional with proven experience, creativity, a can-do attitude, passion, commitment and a sense of humor.
Essential duties and responsibilities:
- Fosters a culture of engagement and giving across key stakeholder groups.
- Develops and implements effective strategies and tactics that will result in (1) sustainable growth in annual giving; (2) successful philanthropic support of the College’s priorities; (3) capturing the philanthropic interest of donors; and (4) increased corporate support.
- Plans, manages, and implements all fundraising initiatives, including annual giving, major gifts, special campaigns and events. This includes: prospect identification and research, cultivation, solicitation, gift processing, acknowledgements and stewardship.
- As the institution’s major gift officer, manages a personal portfolio of high-level prospects, using a focused, accountable approach of strategy development and implementation.
- Researches appropriate foundations and corporations for the preparation and submission of grant proposals to support the School’s needs.
- Uses knowledge of planned giving vehicles (bequests, trusts, and charitable annuities) to suggest giving opportunities to potential donors that maximize donor intent as it relates to institutional objectives.
- Prepares proposals for donor prospects. Determines purpose, timeframe, giving vehicle and level of ask for verbal and written proposals based on assessment of the prospect's interest and capacity for giving.
- Updates and maintains a development database.
- Responsible for setting and maintaining professional writing and design standards for school communications, publications and media relations.
- Maintains development and alumni sections of website.
- Coordinates alumni communications and publications related to the College’s fundraising and alumni relations activities in collaboration with colleagues. These communications include newsletters, social media, targeted emails and other outreach as needed.
- Provides oversight of all donor and alumni correspondence for the institution to ensure timely, consistent responses.
Administration and Governance
- With the collaboration of Finance and Administration, plans and administers the budget of the development office to ensure operation within fiscal constraints.
- Manages the Development Committee by defining roles for members that support the priorities of the College. Identifies and orients board members and prepares volunteers to participate in cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major gifts as needed.
- Works closely with the Board on special events.
- Establishes and manages a comprehensive plan to acknowledge gifts to the College, recognize donors for their generosity and share information on the impact of their giving in order to enhance donor relationships with the College and increase the likelihood of continued contributions.
- Ensures gifts are used in accordance with donor intent, as initially agreed to by the College.
- Develops, implements and evaluates programs to serve the institution’s alumni and to encourage increased alumni support of and engagement with the College’s programs. This includes coordinating alumni relations programs, events and recognition ceremonies.
Position Requirements and Qualifications
Education: Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.
- At least five years of successful advancement experience, with major gifts experience.
- Track record of individual gift development, as well as program planning and implementation.
- Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
- Demonstrated relationship-building skills.
- Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information.
- Basic knowledge of higher education administration.
- Ability to collaborate effectively in a small, team-based setting.
Preferred Experience: Preference will be given to those candidates who have knowledge of estate and planned giving vehicles.
Gratz College offers competitive salaries and benefits. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send cover letter, resume, and names of three references electronically and insert Development Director in the subject line. EOE.
Closing Date: Open until filled.
Start Date: As soon after screening as practical.
Compensation: Commensurate with experience.
Shaliach Tzibur and Director of Congregational Learning
Congregation: Temple Beth El Mekor Chayim
Street Address: 338 Walnut Avenue
City, State Zip: Cranford NJ 07016
Temple Website http://Tbemc.org
Community Websites http://jfedgmw.org and http://www.cranford.com
Name of Search Committee Chair: Aaron Cohen
Search Committee Chair’s E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Search Committee Chair’s Phone 908-759-9069
Name of Congregation President: Allen Barkin
President’s E-Mail: email@example.com
Seeking a creative, engaging, and well organized Rabbi, Educator, or Hazzan to serve as Shaliach Tzibur and Director of Congregational Learning for our growing congregation. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating the curriculum and promoting an enthusiastic learning environment for the Religious School. Responsibilities will include:
• Develop innovative and thoughtful curricula and programs that will help our students develop a strong Conservative Jewish identity.
• Interview, hire and supervise staff as needed for the Religious School.
• Organize and lead faculty meetings and in-service meetings on an as-needed basis.
• Lead and manage Junior Congregation, youth High Holiday services and B’nai Mitzvah training
• Oversee youth groups and youth programming, along with other congregation-wide programs.
• Serve as a Shaliach Tzibur for the congregation, including High Holidays, and lead congregational tefillot, enhancing the Jewish spiritual, religious and cultural identity (Ruach Factor) of our congregational members and religious school students, including alternative and/or parallel forms of worship and/or service formats.
The incumbent will work in cooperation with the rabbi as well as the rest of the staff and lay leaders to bring a more united approach to lifelong education (both formal and informal),and programming to the community.
Since 1917, Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim has provided for the needs of the Jewish community of Union county. We are committed to the beauty and morality of traditional Judaism, yet we are strictly egalitarian in outlook and practice. In a warm, friendly, spiritual atmosphere, we preserve and renew our dedication to Jewish values.
Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim is a unique Conservative congregation, an extended family whose members care for one another. We offer education, culture, social events, spiritual enrichment and personal growth for our members. Our members are all ages, shapes and sizes, have many different backgrounds, and hail from the four corners of the earth. They reside in Cranford, Westfield, Elizabeth, Linden, and other New Jersey towns.
TBEMC has created multiple entry points into the community, including:
• Religious services (holiday Shabbat and twice daily minyan)
• weekly classes,
• a book club, a running club, and a green team,
• Chesed Committee
We believe that different people have different passions, and that we all find our connection to Judaism in different ways. For some it’s social, for some it’s spiritual, and for others it is about doing good in this world. We try to provide opportunities for that allow for different touchpoints with our community. Touchpoints that allow us to improve our own and the larger community around us, touchpoints with Judaism, and with spirituality
• Great lay participation in all aspects of the community. From Torah reading, leading services, to organizing and promoting events, we have committed and passionate volunteers who have done so much to make sure that we have a welcoming community with programming for every demographic.
• People who support one another during difficult times, helping to make shiva minyans, and supplying meals and rides for those who need it.
• Over the last three years, an influx of over 40 new families, many of whom have young children, and many have become incredibly dedicated and committed to helping our community continue to thrive.
In Union County New Jersey, as in all of NJ, people have many choices of where to choose to affiliate. We feel that the fact that we have done so well in attracting new families shows that our community is a vibrant home for Jewish life in our area.
This position is currently budgeted at a total package of $90,000. This may include Salary, medical life and disability insurance, parsonage, convention allowance and other expenses associate with the position.