Employment Opportunities- Students and Grads

This is a shared space for employment opportunites for current students and alumni/ae of Gratz College

 

Posting Date: 9/13/2019
CCC’s Experiential Education Director Job Description

This exciting position offers significant flexibility as well as an opportunity to help take Creating Connected Communities (CCC) to the next level! As the Education Director, a brand new role for CCC, you will collaborate with our team to create strategies that will propel CCC into new and innovative directions, enhance our one-of-a-kind Leadership Development Program, work with incredibly passionate Jewish teens to implement our community-building outreach programs, and represent CCC in the community as we gain more visibility and support!

A little bit about us:

Creating Connected Communities (CCC) is a local non-profit formed in 2010. CCC’s mission is to enhance the lives of children in need by empowering teens to become community leaders and volunteers. Through its signature event, Amy’s Holiday Party (in its 25th year!), and other monthly community outreach programs, CCC serves thousands of children and families in need each year and offers hundreds of teen volunteer opportunities annually. The cornerstone of CCC’s work
is its Leadership Development Program, an up to 4 year-long experiential-learning program that empowers Jewish teens between 8th-12th grade to develop their Jewish identity, values, and leadership skills in a variety of impactful ways. Our program features multiple hands-on activities and projects, speakers, and small group discussions that really challenge our teens to explore tough topics and make a significant impact in their community. CCC continues to grow each year and we
need an innovative and enthusiastic educator to help us meet the interest for our work!

Program focus areas:

  • Issue education on homelessness and poverty • Empathetic volunteering and volunteer recruitment
  • Non-profit work and community needs assessments • Program planning and implementation
  • Fundraising strategies and public speaking • Creating Jewish identity through Tikkun Olam

In this role, you will be working with our team to accomplish our goals in a variety of areas, including:

Education and Programs

  • Implement the Leadership Development Program’s training sessions as the Lead Educator;
  • Work with our team to expand LDP and create innovative and engaging curriculum and educational strategies for our teens;
  • Manage and report on LDP evaluation methods and tools to continue improving program content and delivery;
  • Lead teen recruitment/marketing efforts, plan and present at info sessions for prospective teens and lead communication with partner organizations;
  • Recruit, screen, and hire young adult mentors to create your team of informal and passionate educators for LDP;
  • Manage and train the young adult mentors and LDP teen board members who serve as support leaders;
  • Manage the communication between the teens, their parents, and other CCC staff;
  • Lead teen volunteer registration and serve as the day-of contact for teens and parents at the programs;
  • Assist with implementation of community programs and fundraisers, including programmatic and supply prep work, set-up, and break down;
  • Manage LDP administration including RSVPs, service hours, parent communication and applications; and
  • Attend professional development and networking/partnership opportunities to ensure educational and programmatic best practices for CCC.

Development and Operations

  • Attend CCC board meetings as necessary and sit on the Education Committee as a staff member;
  • Collaborate on CCC’s strategic plans for growth related to the local and national Jewish teen landscape;
  • Assist with the implementation of LDP’s Teen Phonathon fundraiser, including call sheet preparations, data management, and overall logistics;
  • Design and manage an LDP alumni outreach plan with the development staff;
  • Assist with development opportunities related to LDP and programs including grant research, in-kind donation requests, proposal writing, in-person solicitations, and marketing;
  • Manage the development and implementation of the CCC budget with respect to LDP;
  • Attend community events/meetings and organize presentations to educate the community about CCC’s work; and
  • Assist the CCC team with “ad hoc” operational responsibilities as needed, including CRM and marketing tasks.

We need you to:

  • Have a dynamic personality with a strong presence, the ability to “command a room,” and engage large groups of diverse Jewish teens;
  • Have experience teaching teens or working in an informal Jewish educational/camp/youth group setting;
  • Work as a “team player” and demonstrate an “all hands on deck” approach to goal setting and attainment;
  • Maintain accountability, display efficiency, and communicate clearly in a remote working environment;
  • Demonstrate ability to use excel, google docs, and CCC’s CRM (with training);
  • Be responsible, patient, trustworthy, mature, and demonstrate good time management skills; and
  • And most importantly, demonstrate passion for CCC’s mission and Jewish identity/leadership development!

Here’s how it works:

  • This position does not require “typical” work hours. Currently, LDP meetings occur 10 times a year on Monday (Sandy Springs) and Wednesday (Johns Creek) evenings from 7-9pm (total of 20), and programs (10-12) occur on Friday afternoons and Sundays. (As CCC grows, additional meetings/programs could be added.)
  • Development and operations responsibilities occur flexibly and remotely during “workday hours,” with the exception of Tuesday Office Hours (9:30am-2pm) and other in-person/phone team meetings as scheduled.
  • Community meetings, presentations, development meetings, and professional development opportunities are scheduled with advance notice.
  • This position will start in Fall 2019 with an expected commitment at least through December 2020.

For more information about CCC, please visit www.cccprojects.org. If interested, please email Amy Zeide, Co-Executive Director and Founder, at [email protected].

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Posting Date: 9/13/2019
Founding Director and Chief Administrative Officer

The Alfred Landecker Foundation, a new foundation based in Berlin, is searching for a Founding Director and Chief Administrative Officer. 
 
Dedicated to educating current and future generations about the Holocaust and the terrible price paid when intolerance and bigotry reign, the new Foundation supports a free and democratic Europe as well as a future based on shared values and respect for the individual. The Alfred Landecker Foundation will fund carefully-selected research, education, and awareness-raising projects, building partnerships with leading institutions active in academia, public policy, education, history, and remembrance. 
 
Please see the attachment for a full description of the positions. For more information on the origins of the Foundation, please see this piece from the New York Times. 
 
If you want to discuss the role further, please contact Natasha Zoltie at Perrett Laver via email at [email protected]com.
 
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Posting Date: 8/20/2019
Sunday School Teacher: 7th Grade

Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA

Part-time teaching position at Secular Jewish Sunday School 2019-2020 school year. Sunday mornings September through May, 9:45 AM – 12:30 PM. Curriculum provided. Jewish Children’s Folkshul teaches Jewish history, culture and values – Schhol engages students Pre-K through 9th grade. Our community and programs are unique and engaging. Open mind and open heart required! All background clearances required as per PA State law. We meet at Springside School in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. Please send resume and letter of interest to Beth Margolis Rupp, School Director, at [email protected].

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $30.00 to $40.00/hour commensurate with experience.

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Posting Date: 8/7/2019
Texas Historical Commission - Job Vacancy Notice

Position Title: THGC Executive Director
Classification Title: Manager V
Job Posting Number: 19-60
Salary: $5,784.58 - $7,000.00/Monthly
Salary Group/Class#: B26/1604
FLSA: Exempt
Opening Date: 07/24/2019
Closing Date: Until filled
Duration: Regular, Full-time
Hours/Week: 40
Work Location Address: Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) - 1711 San Jacinto, Austin, TX. 78701

The mission of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) is to promote awareness and understanding of the Holocaust and other genocides in the world. Since its founding in 2009 by Senate Bill 482, the THGC has dedicated its resources, energy, and expertise to the education of teachers and students to better recognize and acknowledge the consequences of hatred, bigotry, and apathy. This Commission was created to reaffirm the commitment of the State of Texas and its citizens to choose right over wrong, good over evil, and through those choices to continue the fight against malevolent forces that would perpetrate genocides and make us question our own humanity. Through education and engagement, the THGC seeks to remind the public of its collective responsibility in not only preventing, but ending once and for all this type of human cruelty.

Members of the Commission are appointed by the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives.

JOB OBJECTIVE: The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) Executive Director performs senior-level managerial work administering the daily operations and activities of THGC. Work involves interacting and coordinating projects with a Chairman and fifteen (15) highly engaged Commissioners; establishing goals and objectives; developing guidelines, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations; developing schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving established goals; coordinating and evaluating THGC activities; developing and evaluating budget requests; and monitoring budget expenditures. The ED will plan, assign, and supervise the work of five (5) full-time employees and will work under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Leadership

  • Practice the ethics and values of superior leadership.
  • Motivate all stakeholders associated with Commission to achieve the Commission’s mission.
  • Create and maintain an ethical and inspirational culture focused on strategic objectives, innovation, and fiscal responsibility.
  • Build a collaborative working environment, coaching, leading and empowering staff to achieve the highest levels of success for the Commission and themselves.
  • Continually enhance leadership skills through professional development and educational courses;
  • Establish working relationships with other Holocaust institutions and other appropriate organizations to foster learning and collaboration.

Fiscal Management

  • Develop, review, monitor and submit for approval to the Commissioners the budget of the Commission.
  • Ensure that solid planning and budgeting systems are in place, where the Commission’s goals and strategic plans serve as the basis for sound financial planning.
  • Oversee expenditures and revenues and establish a system linking strategic and operational planning with the budget process.
  • Provide the Commissioners with timely (quarterly) and accurate financial reports and annual budgets in line with best accounting practices.
  • Ensure that effective and appropriate reporting and control procedures are in place with clear guidelines.
  • Recommend changes in the allocation of funds and personnel, as appropriate, to meet long-range program needs and to implement the priorities set by the Commission.
  • Maintain complete transparency of all financial data.

Operational Management

  • At the direction of the Chairman, and in alignment with the Commission’s mission, the director will provide day to day management, oversight and direction of operations and administration.
  • Hire, supervise and evaluate staff of five (5) THGC employees in the execution of their duties that reflect primary functional areas of the Commission.
  • Establish goals and objectives for staff; develop and approve schedules, priorities, and standards for achieving goals; and manage evaluation activities.
  • Work with the THGC Communication and Education Specialist to develop, maintain, and monitor the use of guidelines, procedures, systems and resources to continuously increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the Commission’s operations for external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and manage THGC quarterly meetings.
  • Provide direction, guidance and assistance in program area(s).
  • Identify the need to revise program area(s).
  • Assist staff in their day-to-day operations and address programmatic issues as they arise.
  • Work with the THGC Communication and Education Specialist to develop innovative strategies for marketing to increase public awareness of division programs, including events, publications, and social media.
  • Interact and coordinate projects with THGC Commissioners, as needed.
  • Coordinate with the Friends of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission in their efforts to raise funds to support commission projects and programs.

Office Culture

  • Maintain a productive, team-oriented work atmosphere by staying involved in the daily functions of the Commission.
  • Communicate with dignity and respect and set a good personal example for the staff to develop professionally.
  • Create and maintain a culture of continuous improvement in processes and procedures.
  • Create an office culture that values active listening, ability to express ideas and encourages feedback both orally and in writing, and provide relevant and timely information to all stakeholders.

Community Relations

  • Actively represent the Commission to the public at large, the survivor community, legislators, and the educational community.
  • Honor the survivor community of Texas by developing and maintaining close relationships with the community, and future generations of the community, both individually and collectively.
  • Monitor and consistently strive to improve customer satisfaction using appropriate measuring tools.

Communications

  • Represent the organization and act as an effective spokesperson serving as the primary voice in promoting the Commission and its unique mission to the media, to employees, and to current and potential stakeholders.
  • Ensure that the mission of the Commission is well-understood by its stakeholders, elected officials, and the public at-large.
  • Represent the Commission at meetings, hearings, trials, legislative sessions, conferences, and seminars or on boards, panels and committees.
  • Establish effective and respectful communication channels to staff, legislators, Commission members and others.
  • Provide timely feedback to all communications requests.
  • Be comfortable with technology - use technology to enhance outreach to constituents, communicate with staff and to enliven programming, educational materials and advertising.
  • Ensure that the Commission is well represented on all appropriate social media network channels.
  • Work with staff to develop innovative strategies for marketing to increase public awareness of division programs, including events, publications, and social media.

Commissioner Relationships

  • Execute policies established by the Members of the Commission and provide leadership and guidance to the Commission in the formulation of policies including the governing of all phases of operation of the organization.
  • Assure the orderly conduct of the business of the Commission, including execution of meetings, setting of agendas, coordination of committee work, development of Commissioner leadership, and facilitation of Commissioner participation in statewide activities.
  • Execute all other duties as assigned by the Chairman or by action of the entire Commission.

General

  • Adhere to established work schedule with regular attendance.
  • Follow all THC safety guidelines/procedures and ethics requirements.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in history, communications, business or a closely related field;
  • Minimum five years’ work experience in overseeing complex projects and/or programs;
  • Strong overall business acumen, specifically knowledge of operations, financial management including budgeting, and staff management;
  • Demonstrated work experience in supervising or leading a team to successfully achieve results, including experience establishing organizational and employee goals and expectations;
  • Experience conducting employee coaching and counseling, and managing operational and employee performance;
  • Experience making presentations to groups, communities and executive level staff;
  • Recognized skills of creating new value-added relationships with a proven record of inspirational leadership and vision resulting in a strong team of staff and Commissioners;
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, passion, and resourcefulness to network within the community and beyond;
  • Strong connection and commitment to the mission of the Commission is required;
  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record and ability to drive a state vehicle; and
  • Required to travel up to 20% of the work period.

PREFER:

  • Minimum five years’ leadership or administrative position of a Commission, Museum or business of comparable or almost comparable size and revenue;
  • Advanced degree in Museum Studies, history, or a related field. Successful non-profit management may substitute for advanced degree;
  • Prior experience working with a board or commission;
  • Experience with administrative best practices including Human Resources, procurement and project management.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent leadership, management and strategic planning skills;
  • Effective verbal and written communication, human relations, interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Knowledge of the Holocaust, genocides and anti-Semitism;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the tenets of Judaism;
  • Ability to establish program goals and objectives that support commission initiatives;
  • Ability to establish and maintain successful working relationships with the Commission and staff and representatives from outside entities;
  • Ability to handle situations with sensitivity, tact and diplomacy;
  • Effective critical thinking skills;
  • Skill in providing customer service excellence to both internal and external customers;
  • Skill in operating a personal computer with word processing, database and spreadsheet software;
  • Ability to analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and recommend effective solutions;
  • Ability to process information in a logical manner and to assess validity;
  • Ability to work in a setting requiring self-motivation/cooperative decision-making and to work effectively with diverse groups of people;
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet strict deadlines while maintaining extreme attention to detail;
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to adapt successfully and quickly to change and deliver quality results in a timely manner;
  • Ability to plan, organize and work independently, as well as within a team environment;
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and discretion; and
  • Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.

REGISTRATION, CERTIFICATION, OR LICENSURE: Must have or obtain a valid Driver’s License and Defensive Driving Course to be able to operate state vehicles.

ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL CONDITIONS: This position is housed in a state building next to the agency’s headquarters near the State Capitol in Austin and may have exposure to dust and environmental allergens consistent with normal business activities and human contact. Mostly sedentary in nature but may involve walking; standing; pulling and pushing; kneeling, stooping and bending; performing tasks requiring fine motor skills and coordination; and safely lifting and carrying items weighing up to 30 pounds. Applicants must be willing to travel and overnight travel is often required. This position attends and sometimes presents at conferences, meetings and workshops, requiring evening and weekend work hours. Travel typically requires driving, although some air travel is also expected.

REMARKS (Application procedures, Special requirements): State of Texas application must be submitted through the Work In Texas website at www.workintexas.com. You must have a Work In Texas profile in order to login and complete the application. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact your local Work in Texas office. Only applicants interviewed will be notified of their selection or non-selection. Resumes will NOT be accepted in place of a completed application.

The Texas Historical Commission is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, genetic information, age or disability in recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention or any other personnel action or deny any benefits or participation in programs or activities which it sponsors.

Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25, to provide proof of their Selective Service registration or of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment.

As part of the employment process, THC will conduct a driving and criminal background check. Unsatisfactory information relevant to the position may disqualify the applicant from employment.

Disability access for testing and interview accommodations can be provided upon reasonable notice by contacting Human Resources at 512-305-6729.

THC participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:
http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_ProgramM...

Veterans: Go to www.texasskillstowork.com for assistance with translating your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements and skill sets.

For New Hires/Rehires: Health insurance is available the 1st of the following month after a 60-day waiting period.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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Posting Date: 8/5/2019

AMS Retail Solutions

Come be part of an elite team partnership with BOSCH APPLIANCES.

We work with some of the largest, most respected suppliers in U.S. and Canadian retail. And, as one of the fastest-growing industry leaders, we’re seeking dedicated individuals to join our team. Once you start, you’ll receive comprehensive new hire training that gives you the product knowledge, skills and tools you need to be a confident and exceptional brand advocate.

Benefits include: 401(k) match, Medical, dental and vision plans, Paid holidays and PTO, Company equipment, Comprehensive compensation for mileage, travel (hotel and meals) and cell phone reimbursement.

AMS is an ESOP! The only 100% employee-owned company in our Industry!

Job Title: Territory Manager - Appliance

Description:

Position operates as the authorized Bosch Appliance factory account representative in an assigned territory and establishes relationships with store associates and management teams to increase sales. Ensure that products are displayed appropriately, with proper signage and favorable in-store placement. This includes setup, plan-o-gram execution and rotation of vendor products. The position plans and measures the growth and improvement of accounts through product knowledge training / demonstration and in-store support for Bosch Appliances.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Travel required which includes overnight stays
  • Ability to work varied hours/days as business dictates (weekends may be required)
  • Knowledge of Brand Name appliances required
  • Required to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Frequent standing, bending and twisting
  • Excellent communication, presentation, written and technical skills required
  • Proof of valid driver’s license and insurance required (must meet company’s minimum requirements)
  • Provide excellent customer service to customers and vendors
  • HS diploma or equivalent required, college degree preferred
  • 2 years of vendor sales experience preferred
  • 1 year of field sales/customer service experience preferred

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Posting Date: 7/24/2019

Job Posting: Middle School Jewish Studies - September 2019/5779

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
272 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, an independent Jewish day school in suburban Philadelphia, seeks an experienced, collaborative, dynamic, caring, growth-minded educator to serve as a full-time Middle School (6th-8th grades) Jewish Studies and Tanakh teacher, as an advisor to a small group of middle school students, and as a Shaharit facilitator. Candidates should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with extensive coursework in Jewish studies and related fields.

The successful candidate will receive ongoing mentoring in the first year of teaching at Barrack and possibly beyond. Interested candidates should contact Rabbi Judd Kruger Levingston, Ph.D., Director of Jewish Studies (telephone 610.922.2338 or email: [email protected] or [email protected]) with preliminary questions; to apply, applicants should please send the following:

  • Current resumé/c.v.
  • Copy of college (and graduate school, if applicable) transcript
  • A personal letter of application should include
    • What you enjoy - and love - about working with middle school students,
    • What appeals to you about the possibility of working at Barrack,
    • What kinds of approaches you like to take in your teaching
    • What areas of growth you hope to have nurtured by your colleagues and school in the next phase of your career.

The application process includes a preliminary interview, an in-person interview involving colleagues, students and teaching a model lesson.

The Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy community does not discriminate on the basis of race or gender identity and it is guided by its four Derech Eretz values:

Honor/Kavod  |  Moral Courage/Ometz  |  Lev Kindness/Hesed  |  Community/Kehilah

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Posting Date: 7/24/2019

Job Posting: Middle School Jewish Studies/Tanakh Department Job Description

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
272 South Bryn Mawr Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, an independent Jewish day school in suburban Philadelphia, seeks an experienced, dynamic and caring educator to serve as a full-time Middle School Jewish Studies and Tanakh teacher and advisor and Shaharit facilitator beginning September, 2019.

Interested candidates must have the ability to collaborate with colleagues, develop student centered curricula, and foster a growth mindset for each student. Developing an inclusive environment where students feel safe to take risks in their learning is a central value of the Barrack academic program. In addition, the candidate should be willing to seek professional growth and learning through team meetings, professional development opportunities and collaboration with Barrack educators. The ideal candidate enjoys middle school students and teaches with energy and enthusiasm.

Qualifications include:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Jewish studies with strong teaching or working experience with middle school students
  • Intermediate Hebrew skills (reading, speaking, listening)
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills with experience in effective communication with parents, students, teachers and staff
  • A collaborative spirit and an ability to function as a member of a team with administrators, teachers, students, and parents
  • A positive and strong work ethic
  • Ability to differentiate instruction for students within a heterogeneous classroom setting
  • Ability to meet due dates in a timely manner
  • Interest in development of Jewish Studies and Tanakh curricula in the context of real world learning and project-based learning
  • Proficiency in the use of classroom technology, including but not limited to: Google Suite, learning management systems, email management and classroom hardware.
  • Ability to teach 6th, 7th, 8th graders with these major themes (some topics and approaches subject to change):
    • 6th Grade: The formation of the Jewish people in biblical and ancient Israel, introduction to rabbinic thinking
    • 7th Grade: Mitzvot bein adam le-havero and their practice in the medieval era, The evolution of rabbinic thinking, The rise of European antisemitism as a legacy of the medieval era
    • 8th Grade: Introduction to Talmud, The rise of Jewish nationalism and the founding of the State of Israel, Comparative Religion (Christianity, Islam)

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Leading a Middle School Shaharit group Monday-Thursday mornings
  • Serving as a point person for a club or other extracurricular activity
  • Teaching electives that may include a study of contemporary Israel

The successful candidate will receive ongoing mentoring in the first year of teaching at Barrack and possibly beyond. Interested candidates should contact Rabbi Judd Kruger Levingston, Ph.D., Director of Jewish Studies (telephone 610.922.2338 or email: [email protected] or [email protected]) with preliminary questions; to apply, applicants should please send the following:

  • Current resumé/c.v.
  • Copy of college (and graduate school, if applicable) transcript
  • A personal letter of application should include
    • What you enjoy - and love - about working with middle school students,
    • What appeals to you about the possibility of working at Barrack,
    • What kinds of approaches you like to take in your teaching
    • What areas of growth you hope to have nurtured by your colleagues and school in the next phase of your career.

The application process includes a preliminary interview, an in-person interview involving colleagues, students and teaching a model lesson.

The Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy community does not discriminate on the basis of race or gender identity and it is guided by its four Derech Eretz values:

Honor/Kavod  |  Moral Courage/Ometz  |  Lev Kindness/Hesed  |  Community/Kehilah

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Posting Date: 7/9/2019

Northeast Philadelphia, PA

A well established religious early childhood center, located in NE Philadelphia, is looking to hire a PreK group (PreK Counts) lead teacher for the upcoming school year 2019-20.  The ideal candidate must have: PreK -4 PA Teachers' Certificate, basic knowledge of traditional Judaism, and a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits.

Apply for this job and get a chance to join an outstanding group of educators!

Email your resume to [email protected]

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Posting Date: 7/9/2019

Tidewater Jewish Community, Virginia Beach, VA

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JOB POST #1

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Title: Director of Jewish Innovation
Reports to: CRC/Programs Director
Status: Full Time, Exempt

About the UJFT/Simon Family

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater (UJFT) provides critical funding to Jewish agencies, institutions, and programs locally and around the world through our Annual Campaign. With the support of donors and volunteers, the Federation builds and fosters a vibrant and engaging Jewish community. Through its beneficiary agencies, the Federation provides support for Jews in need wherever that need may be, Jewish education for children, teens, and adults, care for Jewish elderly and those with special needs, and support for Israel.

The Simon Family JCC is dedicated to inclusivity in the community by providing facilities and programs that are open to all. The standards for excellence through cultural, social, recreational, health and educational programs remain rooted in Jewish values. It stands as a common meeting ground promoting enrichment and unity for the Jewish and general community.

For more information

The Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus is a multi-generational Jewish neighborhood where all are welcome and which fosters new personal and community connections through rich and rewarding experiences. The Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus provides a common ground for Jewish institutions, local groups, organizations and individuals to work, learn and play together for the betterment of the whole community. For more information, visit www.JewishVA.org or call 757-965-6100.

Overview of the Role

The Director of Jewish Innovation will work together with all departments and employees to infuse

Judaism into what we do at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus on a daily basis. He/she will bring a spirit of creativity to how we experience Judaism on campus and in our community by creating a culture of innovation and forward thinking through events, experiences and study. This individual will be a highly motivated, adaptable and passionate person, who can leverage ideas from any source, determine their viability in conjunction with the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s missions, and develop concepts that can be moved to implementation.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Jewish education for the UJFT/JCC through coordination of programming and educational offerings both on the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus and, in partnership with other Jewish education professionals, in the Jewish community.
  • Oversees Youth and Teen Experiences
  • Accountable for infusing Judaism into youth and teen experiences, including but not limited to, camps, family programming, and PJ library
  • Create and collaborate as appropriate, to provide exciting, innovative UJFT/JCC-wide programming around major Jewish holidays including Shabbat, Hanukkah, Purim, Shavuot, Sukkot and the High Holidays
  • Work with other departments as a quarterback, helping staff and lay leaders decide content and in determining partners for events both on and off campus
  • Offer programming around unique, Jewish life-cycle events, including programs that can meet people where they are Jewishly and take them to the next step in their Jewish journey
  • Take advantage of the unique economy, energy and ingenuity of the Tidewater region by aligning and learning from area leaders, gurus and innovators and by reaching into the business community to incubate new ideas and ventures into Jewish living
  • Create an environment where imagination becomes reality and Jews are excited about the possibility of having relevant, meaningful and fun Jewish experiences
  • Offer Jewish educational opportunities for board and staff
  • Collaborate with other UJFT/JCC professional staff to offer educational and cultural missions to Israel, and eventually, other Jewish trips around the world
  • Collaborate with other UJFT/JCC professional staff to on successful programs to engage unaffiliated Jews in our community.
  • Other related duties as required or directed

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Rabbinic ordination or advanced degree in Jewish Education a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of Jewish values and traditions
  • 5+ years’ experience developing innovative programing including implementation and growth
  • Demonstrated success as a Jewish educator for different demographics
  • Record of success in developing and securing funding sources to support program opportunities
  • Excellent communicator with ability to communicate effectively with staff, lay leaders and program participants
  • Positive and upbeat, strong conflict resolution and problem solving skills
  • Out of the box, creative thinker
  • Self-starter with comfort taking initiative
  • Good understanding of the goals and objectives for Jewish arts and cultural programs, outreach, and engagement
  • Demonstrated ability to work comfortably with all sections of the Jewish community
  • Ability to work some weekend and evening hours and holiday-appropriate responsibilities on
  • Jewish holidays
  • Ability to lead singing and/or provide musical accompaniment for Jewish programming a plus

 

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JOB POST #2

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Title: Director, Community Relations Council
Reports to: Director of Community Programs
Status: Full Time, Exempt

About the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater (UJFT) provides critical funding to Jewish agencies, institutions, and programs locally and around the world through our Annual Campaign. With the support of donors and volunteers, the Federation builds and fosters a vibrant and engaging Jewish community. Through its beneficiary agencies, the Federation provides support for Jews in need wherever that need may be, Jewish education for children, teens, and adults, care for Jewish elderly and those with special needs, and support for Israel.  The Community Relations Council is a committee of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

About the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater:

The Community Relations Council (CRC) of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater educates the community on issues impacting the rights of Jews locally, in the United States, in Israel and around the world. The CRC transforms issues into action through the community, public officials and government, the media and other faith and ethnic communities.

Specifically, the CRC:

  • Spearheads with CRC and UJFT leadership, the development of the public policy agenda and vets and educates on issues and current events to foster understanding and cooperation within the Jewish community;
  • Harnesses the power and resources of the Jewish community in supporting issues of importance within the Jewish community;
  • Advocates on at all levels of government for public resources to support the activities of the Federation and partnership agencies, Israel’s safety and security, and other issues of priority concern.
  • Builds relationships and mutual understanding with ethnic, racial, faith-based, and civic - groups;
  • Promotes through education and action, strong protection and support for Israel and the Jewish people at home and throughout the world.

Primary Responsibilities:

The CRC Director is responsible for leading the CRC in implementing its mission and programmatic direction, under the direction of the CRC Chair and lay leadership, reporting to the Director of Community Programs, CEO and Board of Directors of the UJFT.

This includes:

  • Ensuring excellent government relations;
  • Promoting the interests of the community;
  • Educating and advocating for Jewish causes and issues including Israel, Anti-Semitism, and against BDS;
  • Building strong relationships and cooperation within Jewish communal groups
  • Cultivating relationships with other faith and ethnic communities, civic leaders, and other groups and engaging the community in support of issues of importance, and supporting others’ issues of importance; and
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the CRC and supervisingstaff.

Legislative Affairs

  • Establishing and maintaining ties with government officials, elected and appointed, at the local, state and federal level;
  • Liaising and undertaking advocacy and public policy work with the Jewish Federation of North American’s (JFNA) Washington Office, and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) where aligned. Ensuring an effective voice for the Jewish community within these organizations;
  • Monitoring local, national, and international events for Jewish issues and Israel advocacy, and working with leadership and community members to set policy and mobilize community actions; and
  • Organizing voter education and legislative advocacy opportunities for the community.

Community Relations

  • Positioning the CRC as a convener for the Jewish community’s public affairs agenda;
  • Fostering collaborative relationships based on mutual understanding and respect with other communities and groups and building and engaging in coalitions on areas of common concern and priorities;
  • Working with CRC leadership to represent the interests of the Jewish community with religious, non-profit, civic, corporate, political, ethnic, and academic arenas, as well as the media; and
  • Engaging and working with local Jewish communal organizations and agencies and community members to advance the objectives of the organized Jewishcommunity.

Miscellaneous

  • Working closely with Federation and Communications/Marketing staff; ensure that the community is educated on CRC priority issues through Federation and CRC communication vehicles, social media, local Jewish news, monthly board reports to partner agencies, Federation Board of Directors, and identified others, as well as other marketing opportunities;
  • Working in coordination with Campus Security Director as appropriate;
  • Writing and seeking grants (sometimes in collaboration with Federation Development Director) and undertaking necessary reporting;
  • Oversight, reporting, and grant fund research and collaboration with Development Director of the Be A Reader (BeAR) Literacy Program; and
  • Undertaking various other Federation tasks as necessary; including various senior management functions.

Qualifications and Skill Sets:

Personal Skill Sets and Attributes

  • In-depth knowledge of current topics of interest to the Jewish community, especially Israel.
  • Passionate commitment to the Jewish community, the State of Israel, and the Jewish people.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Jewish life, practices, customs, history, perspectives and community infrastructure.
  • Consensus builder, with proven ability to interact with and form effective relationships with community leaders, donors, and volunteers.
  • Ability to set priorities and handle complex tasks; strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work irregular hours, including periodic evenings and weekends as necessary to attend relevant events and programs and/or address issues as they arise.
  • Demonstrates initiative, problem solving skills, creativity, analytical skills, and follow-through.
  • Higher education degree in relevant field is preferred.

Community Skills Sets and Attributes

  • Has been involved in Jewish communal life. 
  • Respected as an experienced community leader with demonstrated leadership abilities, both within and outside the Jewish community.
  • Strong team leader, who can motivate lay and professional leaders to achieve agency mission.
  • Relates well to lay leadership of the organization and the leadership of the larger Jewish community.
  • Relates well to the broad spectrum of the Jewish community and connects with and engages diverse groups in the community.
  • Capable of cultivating relationships beyond the Jewish community.
  • Capable of effectively representing the Tidewater Jewish community internally and externally.
  • Able to advocate in a congenial, effective and action-oriented manner.
  • Commands respect as a leading professional both within and outside the organizational system. 

Business Skill Sets and Attributes

  • Creative and strategic thinker, with demonstrated success in developing and implementing short and long term strategic goals, objectives and measurement tools.
  • Experienced in community relations, government relations and public policy.
  • Ability to create and manage organizational/project/program budgets and timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage a professional staff, and to motivate staff to achieve high performance.
  • Superior capability in oral and written communications, good listening skills, and strong presentation/public speaking capabilities. 
  • Works effectively with the media (including a solid understanding of social media).

Capable of managing competing priorities and pressures.

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Posting Date: 7/2/2019

Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County, PA

Immediate teacher opening for combined K-2 Sunday School class at Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County, located in Chester Springs, PA. Focus on teaching Jewish holidays, ritual practice, Hebrew letter introduction, Bible stories, music, and arts & crafts.

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