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This is a shared space for professional opportunities for current students and alumni/ae of Gratz College. Please check back often for new posts.

Posting Date: 10/25/2021

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
Wanted: Upper School Jewish Studies and Tanakh 9 

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, an independent Jewish day school in suburban Philadelphia, seeks a  collaborative, dynamic, caring, growth-minded educator to teach a 9th grade Jewish Studies and Tanakh  class. Candidates should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with extensive coursework in Jewish  studies, the academic study of Tanakh and related fields. Candidates with backgrounds in experiential  education, camp experience, literacy instruction and special education are especially encouraged.  

Interested candidates must have the ability to collaborate with colleagues, develop student-centered  curricula, and foster the intellectual and personal growth of each student. The entire faculty has  undertaken anti-bias and diversity training and the Jewish studies department is in the midst of a  curricular self-study with an eye toward greater inclusion. Members of the Jewish studies department  serve as Jewish role models for our diverse student body and seek ongoing professional development and  opportunities for collaboration with fellow Barrack educators; Barrack is an equal opportunity employer.  

The 9th grade Jewish Studies and Tanakh curriculum focuses on pluralism in the Jewish world through  looking at the four main movements and at the diversity of the American Jewish community, at diversity  of practices in prayer and Jewish life and at historicity and the diversity of literature within the Tanakh.  

The successful candidate will receive ongoing supervision and guidance from within the school.  Interested candidates should contact Rabbi Judd Kruger Levingston, Ph.D., Director of Jewish Studies  (telephone 610.922.2338 or email: jlevingston@jbha.org or jewishstudies@jbha.org) with preliminary  questions or to apply. Applicants should please send the following:  
● Current resumé/c.v.  
● Unofficial or official copy of college (and graduate school, if applicable) transcript 
● Cover letter 

 

The application process includes a preliminary interview; interviews involving students, members of the  department and members of the administrative team; and teaching a model lesson.  

The Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy community does not discriminate on the basis of race or gender  identity; it promotes diversity, seeks to uphold principles of equity and inclusion and aspires to help all  students to feel a sense of belonging that is guided by four Derech Eretz values:  Honor/Kavod Moral Courage/Ometz Lev Kindness/Hesed Community/Kehilah

For a full calendar of A Weeks and B Weeks, see https://www.jbha.org/about-us/calendar


Posting Date: 10/6/2021

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia
Wanted: Grants Coordinator 

The Grants Coordinator position provides professional support for the grant-making and scholarship processes.  Manages the day-to-day details of the grant and scholarship operations, systems, and workflow. Acts as a resource to staff, applicants, and grantees around the grant process and scholarship processes.

Learn more or apply for the position on the Federation website


 
 
Posting Date: 9/10/2021

The Syracuse Hebrew Day School (SHDS)
Wanted: Head of School

The Syracuse Hebrew Day School (SHDS) invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of School. SHDS was founded in 1960 as a pluralistic not-for-profit educational corporation operating under the laws of the State of New York. Current enrollment is approximately 50 students in kindergarten through sixth grade. SHDS is committed to providing leading secular and Jewish education for K-6 children in the Central New York area. 

The Head of School is responsible for advancing the school’s mission to teach, inspire, and nurture future leaders of our Jewish community, through an unparalleled academic experience guided by Jewish studies and values. The Head of School serves as a role model for the Jewish culture and community of the school. This individual will work with the school’s Board of Directors to ensure financial success, recruitment and retention of students and faculty, and strengthen SHDS’s community presence.

The Head of School acts as the chief executive officer of SHDS, responsible for the day-to-day operations and future vision of the school. The Head of School provides leadership for faculty and staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive educational program geared toward excellence in secular studies, Judaic studies, and auxiliary programs. This individual must be committed to the following key objectives: 1) constantly elevating the educational initiatives of the school, 2) inspiring and mentoring teachers and students to reach their highest potential, 3) communicating effectively about the school and its mission with parents, students, alumni, and the greater community. 

Qualifications for the position of Head of School include significant experience in the field of education, dynamic leadership skills, and proven competence in institutional advancement and development, such as experience with successful grant writing and fundraising. A Master’s degree or above, or its equivalent, in the area of Judaic or secular elementary education, educational leadership, or academic administration is strongly preferred. Applicants are encouraged to visit http://www.shds.org/ for information regarding the school. 

Confidential inquiries regarding the position of SHDS Head of School and questions regarding the search process should be directed to the SHDS Search Committee at shdssearch2021@gmail.com. Applications and nominations for the position must be submitted electronically as attachments to shdssearch2021@gmail.com. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and the complete contact information for three references. Letters of nomination must include the complete contact information of the nominator and the candidate. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled.


 
Posting Date: 9/3/2021

Aviv Foundation
Wanted: Chief Executive Officer

Washington, DC (at least 60% of the time)

About Aviv Foundation

The Aviv Foundation, based in the Washington, DC metro area, is a private family philanthropy founded in 2016. It is committed to promoting deep Jewish engagement in an inclusive framework, expanding peace between Israelis and Palestinians, strengthening a shared identity among Israeli Jews, promoting civic engagement in the United States, and empowering disadvantaged children with opportunities to better their lives.

Position

The Aviv Foundation seeks to hire a skilled and enthusiastic Director of Jewish Philanthropy experienced with Jewish content for a full-time role on our professional team. This position will be based in Washington, DC or in New York.

The Director of Jewish Philanthropy stewards the Foundation’s grantmaking strategies and investments in our Jewish Impact Areas. The Aviv Foundation seeks to (a) enrich contemporary conversations in the Jewish community with the history of Jewish thought and content, and (b) expand the size and influence of progressive Orthodoxy in the American Jewish community, reflecting the theological values of a growing number of Orthodox Jews and providing the rest of the Jewish community with access to high-quality Jewish traditions, text, values, and experiences.

Responsibilities:

The Director of Jewish Philanthropy has a diverse portfolio of daily activities, including:

  • Developing and managing the Foundation’s work in the American Jewish community by:
    • Creating strategies that reflect our Board's goals.
    • Conducting due diligence on potential investments.
    • Developing partnerships with prospective and current grantees, and with peer funders.
    • Stewarding relationships with grantees on behalf of Aviv.
    • Providing grantees with technical assistance, connections, and support.
    • Helping our Board and staff stay abreast of relevant literature, key thought leaders, and trends.
  • Supporting the fields, the Aviv Foundation invests in by:
    • Participating in appropriate meetings, events, funder affinity groups, and conferences.
    • Developing and strengthening relevant partnerships.
    • Identifying and promoting opportunities for research and formal learning. 

Qualifications and Experiences

The candidate should be entrepreneurial, flexible, curious, creative, and passionate for the Foundation’s goals. The Director should bring:

  • Proven and relevant experience in philanthropic organizations
  • Knowledge and experience with a variety of organizations, strategies, and the particular nuances of the Foundation’s Jewish Impact Areas.

  • Exceptional relationship management savvy.

  • Strong written, oral, and listening skills.

  • Dedication to quality, accuracy, and thoroughness.

  • Top-notch research and problem-solving skills.

  • A sense of humor, patience, and warmth.

Compensation, Benefits, and Culture

The Aviv Foundation seeks to build a team of exceptional professionals and invest generously in the staff.This is a salaried position with highly competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and professional development opportunities. The Aviv Foundation has an empowering, team-oriented, supportive environment, and are driven to try and make the world a better place every day!

This position description is based upon material provided by Aviv Foundation and is an equal opportunity employer.

View the full job posting or apply here


Posting Date: 9/3/2021

Moving Traditions
Wanted: Chief Executive Officer

East Coast/Philadelphia, PA

ABOUT MOVING TRADITIONS

Moving Traditions believes it is critically important for the Jewish community at this time of cultural upheaval and polarization to help Jewish preteens and teens navigate the world so they will thrive as healthy, ethical, and Jewishly connected people.

While a majority of Jewish teens will become b-mitzvah, most drop out of Jewish life soon after, leaving the Jewish community at a critical stage, just when they are figuring out who they are and how to behave in a society that often dictates narrow and unhealthy gender roles and ways of dealing with differences.

Moving Traditions connects the issues pre-teens and teens care about most—such as body image, social and academic pressure, friendship, romance, and sexuality—to enduring Jewish values, fosters positive peer-to-peer relationships through the trained educators and mentors, and inspires participants to develop an ongoing connection to Jewish community. By promoting a more inclusive and expansive view of gender for Jewish girls, boys, and transgender and nonbinary teens, Moving Traditions creates a more vibrant, engaging Judaism that helps all teens to flourish.

View the full job posting or apply here 


 
 
Posting Date: 9/3/2021

Wanted: Executive Director
Temple Emanu-el

Closter, NJ

About Temple Emanu-el

Temple Emanu-El is an egalitarian, Conservative synagogue serving the spiritual and communal needs of our congregants in the Northern Valley of Bergen County, NJ. For more than 94 years, Temple Emanu-El has sustained an atmosphere of warmth and spirituality that brings families back from generation to generation.

Under the direction of our clergy Rabbi David-Seth Kirshner, Assistant Rabbi, Jeremy Finberg, Rabbi for Lifelong Learning, Jeremy Ruberg and Cantor Israel Singer, we offer daily and Shabbat services, a wide range of programming for adults and children of all ages, and one of the pre-eminent Religious School programs in Bergen County. We also offer a vibrant Adult Education program, an active Sisterhood, Men’s Club, Social Action Committee, Israeli Affairs Committee and special programs for teens.

The spiritual experiences and social programming at Temple Emanu-El provide multiple opportunities for our members and visitors to connect to their Jewish heritage, to the State of Israel, and to form life-long bonds with their fellow congregants and community members.

For more information about Temple Emanu-el, please go to https://templeemanu-el.com/

Position

Temple Emanu-El seeks a dynamic, strategic leader with demonstrated success in management and organizational development and leadership. The Temple Emanu-El Executive Director will help clarify, communicate, and advance the mission and vision, serving as a partner and liaison with the Senior Rabbi and the President of the Board. This individual will manage and oversee the daily operations and will cultivate strong, thriving relationships with congregants, staff, board members, community partners and other external stakeholders. The Executive Director will be a strong presence and affect positive change for the congregation.

The Executive Director will be responsible for the management and supervision of Temple Emanu-El’s staff as well as the day-to-day operations and financial framework. They will work in partnership with the Senior Rabbi to grow and retain members and foster a feeling of community and belonging among congregants. In addition, the Executive Director, working with the Temple President is jointly responsible for the support and management of the Temple’s volunteers and lay leadership.

Temple Emanu-El serves over 750 member families that have a high engagement rate in the Temple. Together, the congregation celebrates more than 50 B’nai Mitzvah a year, host between 35-70 weddings annually and its staff officiate at life cycle events weekly.

 The operating budget is $3.3M, and the annual fundraising campaign is $1.1M. There are 4 clergy, 4 Full time Executive staff, 1 Full Time Educator, TE and many fantastic teachers. The facility is 45K square feet on 14 acres of land. 

Priorities:

  • Re-engineer temple processes and systems (in Membership, Facilities, HR, Financial, Schools, Development, Communications, Technology and more) that serve the needs and grow the mission
  • Further develop the infrastructure of the staff; lead and manage the staff; enhance the cohesion, creativity, operations, and performance
  • Provide short-term and long-term strategic leadership, partnering with Senior Rabbi and President 
  • Create new sources of revenue through the campus

View the full job posting or apply here. 


 
Posting Date: 8/24/2021
Wanted: COMMUNITY MANAGER 
Tribe 12 

A key position at Tribe 12, this position is the “face” of the organization, helping constituents become and stay engaged, staying on the pulse of the community and Tribe 12’s image, and providing administrative organization to achieve excellent operational performance, particularly in the areas of communications and data management. Tribe 12’s Community Manager promotes the brand through community support, content distribution, and digital engagement. Tribe 12 has an office in Center City Philadelphia.

Duties of this job can be accomplished in the office, at program locations and virtually.

Learn more about the position or apply today on the Tribe12 website. 


 
Posting Date: 8/23/2021
Wanted: In Person Teachers 

Congregation Beth El in Yardley, Pa is looking for  warm, creative educators for our 1st/2nd grade and 3rd/4th grade students. We are a small, friendly, suburban synagogue, affiliated with the Conservative Movement. 

The 1st/2nd grade class meets Sundays from 9:00-12:00.   The 3rd/4th  Grade class will meet on Sundays from 9:00-12:00 and Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6:30.  

Our ideal candidate: 
  • has experience working with children ages 5 - 7 or 7 - 9 

  • Takes joy in Jewish life and experiences 

  • takes children seriously as people, with their own inner spiritual lives 

  • Is ready to welcome children from a diversity of family constellations and levels of engagement with Judaism 

  • Has knowledge of Jewish holidays/Shabbat, Torah stories, and very basic Hebrew 

  • is open to collaboration with other teachers 

  • is open to learning new content and teaching techniques, as needed 

  • has good written communication skills 

  • Is able to use email, google docs, and Zoom with ease, or willing to learn (in case we need to pivot to online learning) 

 
Posting Date: 8/19/2021

Wanted: Executive Director
JOIN for Justice - Boston, MA, willing to consider remote. 

About JOIN for Justice

JOIN for Justice, Inc., the Jewish Organizing Institute and Network (JOIN for Justice or JOIN), is a national organization with staff located across the country dedicated to training, supporting, and connecting Jewish organizers, clergy, and lay leaders with their communities. A catalyst for change and a trusted leader in community organizing, JOIN is building a powerful field of Jewish leaders effectively organizing for justice, both inside and outside Jewish communities in the United States. JOIN responds to the escalating demand for skillful leaders who use organizing principles and practices to achieve positive social change. JOIN provides a powerful grounding, reinforcing social justice commitments within Jewish value systems while supporting participants to foster a more meaningful sense of Jewish identity. 

We believe that Jewish leaders and Jewish communities are called to play an instrumental role in fighting for social justice, and that we have distinct ways that we can contribute if we organize and work in partnership with other communities. Since our launch in 1998 as a local organizing fellowship in Boston, JOIN has grown into an influential national organization not only training thousands of young adult Jews, but also Jewish leaders in communities across the country organizing for justice. Led by an incredibly talented staff who are well-known and well-respected in the social justice community, JOIN’s goal is to make a difference, not a statement.

In 2019 we launched a growth plan to train 10,000 organizers and to guide our long-term strategy including: 1) Developing a pipeline of Jews of Color and organizers with disabilities, able to lead in Jewish and non-Jewish settings, 2) Developing the power of organized Jewish communities to fight for racial, economic and disability justice in coalition with other groups and, 3) Supporting the Jewish Social Justice/Justice sectors to make a powerful impact through strategic campaigns.

JOIN’s Programs

The Jewish Organizing Fellowship is a year-long leadership program that trains young adults within and beyond the Jewish community. In recent years, JOIN has expanded its original Fellowship program to include The Empower Fellowship that trains Jewish leaders with disabilities in community organizing. In 2022, JOIN is launching the groundbreaking Jews of Color Organizing Fellowship that will train Jews of Color across the country in community organizing.

JOIN’s Clergy Action as Lived Leadership program invests in promising rabbinical students, rabbis, and cantors by training them to use community organizing tools such as relationship building, leadership development, and collective action with their congregations and organizations.

JOIN’s Online Institute provides a virtual space where Jews across the country can learn how to move from feeling overwhelmed and powerless to understanding how to strategically join with others to act effectively on their values—and do something that will really make a difference.

JOIN offers a range of Consulting and Training Services to strengthen the organizing practice of individuals, organizations, and coalitions in the Jewish community to accomplish systemic change for social justice in the United States.

More information about JOIN can be found on the web at: https://www.joinforjustice.org/

Position

JOIN for Justice is at an exciting juncture in JOIN’s and our country’s history. As we continue to implement our strategic plan and expand the reach of our programs, JOIN seeks a dynamic Executive Director to guide the organization by holding our strategic vision, building relationships with key stakeholders, fostering a vibrant, thriving staff culture, and strengthening the organization’s infrastructure. 

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have oversight of a $1.5M budget and 11 staff responsible for programs, development, operations, and administration. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of a fast-growing organization that has trained over 7000 leaders and 100 partners in community organizing for social justice. 

Priorities

  • Partner with the Board and Staff to ensure implementation of the existing strategic plan and develop a clear, compelling vision for the future of JOIN.

  • Continue to champion JOIN’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, particularly with respect to racial justice and disability justice.

  • Develop a communications strategy that will position JOIN for national impact, recognition, and reach.

  • Expand the communities that partner with and learn from JOIN including building and maintaining donor relationships in order to fund the organization’s programs and growth.

  • Ensure the development of curricula that is effective and takes into account the best of organizing traditions and emerging models and includes the wide array of communities JOIN trains. 

  • Strengthen and grow organizational and administrative infrastructure and ensure clarity and consistency in staffing structure, policies, and processes.

Detailed Responsibilities
Strategic Vision & Leadership
  • Ensure that JOIN’s vision and values are expressed in every aspect of the organization, including its culture, personnel, and programs.

  • Cultivate and nurture a high-functioning team, rooted in respectful relationships and a shared appreciation for JOIN’s vision.

  • Work with the Board to identify, cultivate, recruit and retain diverse and exceptional board members and lay leadership.

Communications & External Relations
  • Manage the design, implementation, content, messaging and engagement strategies that will position JOIN for broader impact and success.

  • Work with staff to establish a clear, resonant brand that reflects JOIN’s mission.

  • Oversee the development of nuanced messaging that can cater to different audiences (funders, staff, partner organizations, fellows) and communicate complex ideas to a variety of stakeholders.

  • Ensure that communications and marketing strategies are consistently articulated both internally and externally.

Fundraising, Community Engagement & Partnerships
  • Effectively communicate JOIN’s mission externally and build partnerships and coalitions with stakeholders, funders, community leaders, and adjacent organizations within the Jewish and social justice worlds.

  • Serve as JOIN’s chief spokesperson, acting as a key driver in donor and partner cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

  • Collaborate with development staff to implement an expansive fundraising strategy to increase funding from major donors & foundation support.

  • Pursue innovative streams of income and partnerships to diversify sources of revenue, ensuring that there are resources to support the expansion and innovation of programs.

Infrastructure, Operations & Finance
  • Assess the current financial status of the organization and work in close coordination with the Board to continue a plan for financial sustainability and growth.

  • Develop long and short-range financial plans, monitor the budget and ensure that sound financial controls are in place; set financial priorities accurately to ensure that JOIN is operating in a manner that supports the needs and values of the program and staff.

  • Oversee the organizational infrastructure and establish clarity and consistency in policies, processes and internal operations to support staff and delivery of programs.

Qualifications
  • A strong understanding of community organizing philosophies is a must; demonstrated activism and/or professional experience in community organizing is preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; able to build and maintain relationships across the diverse slate of JOIN constituencies and partners.

  • Strong storytelling and communication skills; able to convey complex ideas to a wide variety of stakeholders and ensure a shared understanding of JOIN’s mission and impact.

  • Can incorporate an intersectional analysis of power and social identities into community organizing.

  • Familiarity with and commitment to Jewish values. 

  • Possesses humility, high emotional IQ, and superior active listening skills.

  • Excellent mediating and facilitating skills; can create and hold space for the diversity of political perspectives and beliefs within the JOIN community, while continuing to foster a sense of belonging for all constituents. 

  • Ability to collaborate on developing fundraising strategies, cultivate, solicit and steward major donors and to inspire high-net worth individuals and major foundations to financial leadership. 

  • Transparent and creative with proven success in building, developing, and empowering individuals and teams thereby allowing innovation to grow. 

  • Experience working with a collective bargaining unit within a nonprofit context is preferred.

At JOIN for Justice, we believe social justice fights require the voices of those most directly impacted by injustice. JOIN is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff team -- via internal training, structured reflection exercises and an ongoing investment in the leadership development of staff. JOIN strongly encourages people of color, indigenous people, disabled people, LGBTQ+ people, and immigrants to apply. 

Benefits
  • Health, dental & medical coverage

  • Flexible Spending Account options

  • 403b matching after one year of employment

  • 12 days’ vacation PTO (paid time off) per year that increases with continued employment; 12 days sick leave PTO per year

  • Office closures for 10 federally recognized holidays, 13 Jewish holidays, and 2 floating holidays

This position description is based upon material provided by JOIN for Justice. JOIN is an equal opportunity employer.