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Posting Date: 8/02/2021

Wanted: Chief Development Officer 
Minnesota Jewish Federation - Minneapolis, MN 

About Minneapolis Jewish Federation

The Minneapolis Jewish Federation—in partnership with over 40 schools, agencies, and synagogues—has empowered, engaged, and inspired Jewish community in the Minneapolis and overseas. 

Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s Mission: We build community, care for the welfare of Jews everywhere and maximize participation in Jewish life.

More information about the school can be found on the web at: https://jewishminneapolis.org/.  

Position

To develop and execute a comprehensive and diversified financial resource development plan that encompasses annual fundraising as well as planned giving and endowments. This includes overseeing the Federation’s legacy campaign strategy and implementation and leading the integration of planned gift cultivation, marketing, and stewardship.  It also encompasses nurturing a development team to accomplish these goals.  

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Uphold and exemplify the Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s mission/vision

  • Uphold and exemplify the leadership and or behavioral competencies of the organization (see attached)

  • Exemplify customer service both internally and externally

  • Attend Federation events as position requires

  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings

Other duties as deemed necessary to achieve organization/team goals

Detailed Responsibilities:

FRD

  • Design and implement a development plan that reflects the philanthropic goals of the organization and includes cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, donor relationship management and donor recognition across all giving levels, with a special emphasis on major donors and prospects.

  • Enhance strategies and develop new ones to increase active donor base, elevating gift levels of current donors, secure bequest intentions and development of new donor advised and restricted funds.

  • Personally meet frequently with a wide array of donors, understanding the different priorities and preferences among the community.  

  • Participate, along with Head of Marketing and CEO, in defining the Value Add of MJF, and create consistent messaging for donors.

  • Analyze, recommend and implement a system of accountability with performance metrics to determine the success of development strategies and activities, as well as personnel.

  • Review and evaluate the current development operations and initiate new development strategies to support organizational change. 

  • Lead an organizational change effort to an integrated development approach, recognizing the cultural shift from previously segmented annual and endowment/planned giving efforts.

  • Collaboration

  • Serve as lead staff for the Development committee of the Board of Directors (in formation), and act as primary professional liaison on development issues to the Board.

  • Serves as lead staff for the Foundation Board of Trustees.

  • Team Leadership

  • Inspire, lead, direct and manage a team of ten fund raising professionals, emphasizing effective communication to, from and among team members.   Evaluate and provide ongoing training to existing team with an eye towards rendering each member as effective and contributory as possible.   Hold existing team accountable to metrics you clearly set. 

Qualifications

  • Proven experience of progressively responsible experience in a combination of high-profile non-profit and/or corporate settings with substantive leadership responsibility for fundraising and institutional advancement.

  • Demonstration of success in meeting or exceeding fund-raising goals in annual campaigns and/or endowment creation and/or legacy giving.

  • Demonstration of success in relationship-building with existing donors.  

  • Understanding of the challenges facing the concept of federated giving and the ability to respond to the challenge with convincing responses. 

  • Demonstrated success in and enjoyment of extensive individual donor interaction.

  • History of addressing multiple generations and multiple donor segments.  

  • Demonstrated use of data to further targeting and fundraising would be ideal.

  • Organizational skills that enable appropriate and consistent follow-up.

  • Successful experience leading, managing and nurturing a team.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with strategic use of social media ideal.

  • Collaborate with the Marketing Department in producing all written and collateral materials related to the development plan.

  • Partner with the Community Impact Department to develop a menu of funding opportunities consistent with Board and CEO strategic priorities.

  • Coordinate with the Finance Department on procedures and policies for tracking and reporting development activities.

  • Engage with other senior development professionals across the philanthropic sector to learn about, assess and adopt best practices in financial resource and donor

  • Enhance visibility of the Federation in the community, through development of strong relationships with senior leaders and executives in community agencies, synagogues, and other constituent groups of the Federation. Represent the Federation at key community events.

  • Understanding of the concerns, culture and preferences of the Jewish community.

  • Responsiveness, collegiality, and good listening skills are essential.

 

This position description is based upon material provided by Minneapolis Jewish Federation is an equal opportunity employer

Sarah Raful Whinston
Senior Search Consultant

swhinston@drgsearch.com

Merav Schwartz
Associate

mschwartz@drgsearch.com 

To apply to this position please visit www.drgsearch.com


Posting Date: 7/21/2021

Small congregation in Toronto is looking for someone who would like to join their High Holy Day service via Zoom and give a 20 minute talk on a related subject with a q&a after the talk. The congregation is open to discuss the subject of the talk as long as it has some relevance to the High Holy Days. Could be Israel, the Akeydah, one of the subjects from the HHD such as T'shuvah, Selichot, Tashlich etc.

Contact: 

Cantor Brian M. Reich

educator@templeisraelalameda.org

www.cantorbrianreich.com


 
Posting Date: 7/21/2021

Wanted: Teachers
Congregation Ohev Shalom, Wallingford, PA

Congregation Ohev Shalom in Wallingford, Pa is looking for  warm, creative educators for our Early Learning and 2nd grade religious school classes. We are a small, friendly, suburban synagogue, affiliated with the Conservative Movement.

The Early Learning group meets Sundays rom 9:00-10:30, and we plan to meet in person (outdoors when possible). The 2nd Grade class will meet on Sundays from 9:00-12:15, also in person. All students and staff will wear masks indoors. When possible, learning will take place outdoors, under tents.

Our ideal candidate:
  • has experience working with children ages 3-5 or 7-8
  • Takes joy in Jewish life and experiences
  • is interested in developing open-ended or constructivist educational 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

Compensation is $30-50/hour, commensurate with experience and qualifications
Contact Rabbi Kelilah Miller - school@ohev.net


Posting Date: 7/19/2021

Wanted: General education teachers for in-person, part-time work, math, language arts, social studies
Cheder Chabad, on Barrack Hebrew Academy's  campus in Bryn Mawr, PA

Contact: Chani Feldman 410-725-7419


Posting Date: 7/19/2021

Wanted: Teachers
Beth Chaim Reform Congregation, Malvern, PA

Sundays 10:00 – 12:30
September 2020 – May 2021

Join a team of teachers who are dedicated to helping our students explore their Jewish identity through experiential learning and engagement. As our school grows, so is our need for teachers. We are looking for teachers who have informal educational experiences, can read Hebrew and love to share their Jewish story with our students.

Immediate openings:

  • 4th grade teacher: Areas of study include decoding Hebrew reading skills, prayers for the Friday evening service, Israel as our Homeland, Holidays.
  • 5th grade teacher:  Areas of study include the Torah service, Sacred Time and Sacred Space, review of holidays and Mitzvot.
  • 6th grade teacher: Areas of study include the Jewish Practice (Life Cycle, Values and Mitzvot), Prayer (the Amida) and Hebrew reading skills (decoding/key words/ root letters).

Salary commensurate with experience.  Knowledge of Project-based learning is a plus!

Please contact Gratz alumna, Sherrie Rosenberg Klein at ed-director@bethchaim.net for more information or to apply.


Posting Date: 7/11/2021

Wanted: Photographic Negatives Digitalization Assistant 
Ottawa Jewish Archives


Position: Casual; September 1, 2021 – February 23, 2022 (26 weeks) 
Rate: $17/hour  
Deadline: Friday, July 30th, 2021; 11:59pm  
Location: 21 Nadolny Sachs Private, Ottawa, ON  

About the Archives 
Since 1969 the Archives has been collecting records that tell the story of Jewish community life in  Ottawa from the 1890s to the current day, including materials produced by and about individuals, families, businesses, congregations, community organizations, and associations established and  maintained by Ottawa’s Jewish community. 

Position Summary 
The Ottawa Jewish Archives (OJA) is seeking a motivated individual to assist with the digitization of our  photographic negatives collection. The intern will work on digitizing a variety of acetate and nitrate  negatives in order to ensure the collection is safe from deterioration. It will also aid in the accessibility of  the collection. The intern will be responsible for digitizing negatives, accessioning, adding to our  database, and rehousing into proper storage. The ideal candidate should have a passion for history and  an interest in working in the archival/museum field. This is an in person position and requires the  candidate to work at the Archives to complete the project. The archives is open Monday – Thursday.  

Job Requirements: 

  •  A basic understanding of archival practices and knowledge of the proper methods for handling  archival materials. 
  •  Experience working with archival/museum collections, preferably with photograph or  photographic negatives collections.  
  •  Experience with photography and Photoshop. 
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to prepare written  reports. 
  •  Ability to work independently without supervision.  
  •  A passion for history. 
  •  Familiarity with the history of the Jewish community of Ottawa is an asset. 
  •  Valid Police background check required.

Educational requirements: High school diploma 
Language requirements: English imperative. French, Yiddish, Hebrew are assets.  
To Apply: Please send your resume and coverletter to Teigan Goldsmith at archives@jewishottawa.com by July 30th, 11:59pm.


 
Posting Date: 6/28/2021

Wanted: Religious School Director (part time)
The Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation (LJCC)

The Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation (LJCC) seeks an enterprising and energetic professional to fill a permanent, part-time position as our Religious School Director. Our unaffiliated congregation is the center of inclusive Jewish life in Lawrence, Kansas, a vibrant and open community that is home to the University of Kansas and has a wide array of cultural and educational venues. The LJCC serves Jews of different backgrounds and unites them in Jewish life, prayer, and study. The LJCC religious school educates the children in our community on Jewish life, religion, and culture, and prepares them for B’nai Mitzvah and adult Jewish life. 

Understanding the various methods of observance among the LJCC membership, the Religious School Director will:
● enhance Jewish education by partnering with parent leadership to implement, supervise, and administer existing age-appropriate religious school and Hebrew curriculum using previously adopted materials; 
● recruit and supervise instructors as needed; 
● coordinate Hebrew tutoring for 4th grade and older 
● work with parents to lead children towards their B’nai Mitzvah; 
● recruit new students and retain current students; 
● increase the connection between the religious school and the larger congregation.

 

We are looking for an individual who can direct and coordinate our religious school program, which includes weekly school lessons and Hebrew tutoring, as well as family friendly services and events. These activities will build on our existing successful program. This person will work with our Program/Operations Manager, volunteer board, and lay-led ritual committee to help provide child-friendly experiences that align with the Jewish Calendar. 

Our ideal director is someone who is organized, is personable, is a self-starter, can work well with our active volunteer leadership and Program/Operations Manager, can coordinate instructors who provide direct educational experiences in our school, and who can identify new ways to grow and develop our school. 

The school underwent a successful reboot in the 2019-2020 academic year, with a record enrollment of 15 students and unprecedented involvement with the community. The COVID pandemic caused the LJCC Religious school to move online in March 2020, along with all other LJCC programming. Both remain entirely virtual at this time. In the 2021-2022 school year we seek to continue our religious school. This will either be through an in-person model or online, pending the reopening plans for the LJCC and county health regulations. We seek a Religious School Director to lead the religious school program in this interesting time and to develop new aspects of the program that best accomplish the LJCC’s educational goals.

This is a part-time position for the school term starting in mid-August through May, or 9 months from the anticipated start date. Compensation is approximately $1,000 per month, dependent on experience. Additional funds may be available for summer programming. 

Required qualifications: 
● At least one year of professional work experience in education 
● Working knowledge of Jewish values, culture, religious practices and norms, holidays, and life-cycle events 
● Excellent oral and written communication skills 
● Excellent organizational skills 
● Technical fluency in areas of social media, online communication, and organizational software.

The successful candidate can work remotely during the period when the school is offered in a virtual mode. 
Benefits – flexible work schedule 
Salary – through May 2022 up to $9,000 depending on experience. 
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to LawrenceJCC@gmail.com along with any inquiries about the position. We will begin review of applications as they arrive.


 
Posting Date: 6/14/2021

Wanted: RELIGIOUS SCHOOL ASSISTANT
Germantown Jewish Centre (GJC) Religious School

SCOPE OF WORK 
The Religious School Assistant is responsible for supporting the Director of Youth and Families in running the  Germantown Jewish Centre (GJC) Religious School and the coordination of community-wide youth and family  programming. The position is a maximum of 20 hours per week with approximately 75% of work done remotely  and 25% done on-site at GJC. 

GJC is a Conservative congregation in the heart of Philadelphia’s West Mount Airy neighborhood that serves  Northwest Philadelphia’s multifaceted Jewish community. GJC is an inclusive community that values and  embraces the diversity of all our families and staff. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES 

ADMINISTRATIVE 
• Provide direct administrative support for the Director of Youth and Families. 
• Oversee yearly Religious School registration and track paperwork and financial information.
• Data entry and file maintenance, including student files and family demographics; interfacing with  synagogue membership database. 
• Organize and order school supplies as needed; track invoices and maintain relationships with vendors.
• Assist in coordination of school and family programs and grade specific ceremonies and events.
• Track and submit payroll on a bi-weekly basis. 
• Complete other departmental projects and tasks as needed. 

COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLICITY 
• Maintain smooth communications with parents and other GJC stakeholders.  
• Correspond with parents and teachers to address inquiries and concerns. 
• Create and distribute publicity materials for upcoming programs via email, social media, etc., and track  registrations as needed; work with GJC Program Director as needed. 
• Design and modify educational materials and other documents such as family correspondence, reports,  memos and emails. 
• Maintain/update social media accounts. 
• Website support/updating.

QUALIFICATIONS 

• College degree preferred, or equivalent experience in administrative support. 
• 3+ years of hands-on administrative support. 
• Must be computer savvy and proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Knowledge of Microsoft  Publisher and/or Power Point preferred. 
• Graphic design and email marketing experience a strong plus. 
• Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple projects and tasks with superb accuracy. 
• Exceptional customer service skills; the ability to write, speak and interact clearly and professionally
• Possess an understanding and appreciation of GJC’s culture and the diversity of its membership, as well  as the Centre's organizational structure (of prayer communities and governance) and mission statement.
• Ability to handle sensitive information with the highest degree of integrity and confidentiality. 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP 

Directly reports to the Director of Youth and Families; works closely with Program Director, Finance Director, and  administrative staff.


Posting Date: 5/12/2021

Wanted: Volunteer Program Manager
Jewish Relief Agency

Founded in 2000, JRA delivers food assistance and critical services to approximately 6,500  diverse individuals across Greater Philadelphia by relieving hunger, improving lives, and  strengthening our community. JRA works to alleviate the everyday burdens of poverty for 3,800  food insecure households through our Monthly Food Distribution. Prior to the pandemic JRA  attracted between 800 and 1,200 volunteers a month from all walks of life to come together to  deliver food and other critical supplies. Over the years, JRA has established additional programs  to meet community members at their point of need. Our array of supportive services, which  include the Family Friendly Food Initiative, Everyday Essentials program, Crisis Fund, and  Friendly Phone Calls, alleviate some of the stressors felt by the families we serve.  

JRA is seeking a Volunteer Program Manager to perform the critical role of creating and  managing an outstanding volunteer experience. The ideal candidate has excellent  communication skills, is highly motivated, energetic, and tech-savvy. We aim to hire an  engaged, hands-on leader who can thrive in a fast-paced environment. This individual will  oversee a robust volunteer experience that is diverse, multi-generational, includes new and  returning volunteers as well as a variety of groups, and fosters a supportive and thriving  community culture where volunteer engagement is celebrated, and kindness is taught.  

Responsibilities :

● Manage a high volume of communication with individuals and groups interested in  volunteering; respond quickly, accurately, and cheerfully to changing conditions
● Develop and implement strategies for individual and group volunteer recruitment and  outreach  
● Register, confirm, and follow up with volunteers and groups for volunteer opportunities  including packing and delivering during monthly Food Distributions using the month’s  Master Spreadsheet  
● Create and update volunteer materials 
● Maintain and update Salesforce with volunteer information  
● Oversee Distribution Administrative Tasks including preparing the delivery routes and  organizing the volunteer materials  
● Coordinate the Route Owner Program which includes tracking participation and  overseeing recruitment of new route owners, and reporting  
● Manage volunteer recruitment and scheduling for monthly deliveries to Federation  Housing apartments  
● Build and nurture relationships with community organizations and attract new  volunteer groups to Distributions 
● Provide a positive, safe, and educational volunteer experience, beginning with  facilitating orientation and training for volunteers  
● Speak to audiences at synagogues, schools, and other community organizations to  provide an overview of JRA and to promote volunteer opportunities  
● Coordinate the Caring Cards and Birthday Cards programs; facilitate volunteer  recruitment and track participation  
● Manage volunteer appreciation and recognition for Yellow Cappers, Route Owners, and  general volunteers  
● Co-Chair the Volunteer Engagement Committee, including planning meeting agendas  and scheduling monthly committee meetings 
● Develop and maintain the B’nai Mitzvah and Junior Yellow Capper programs including  the recruitment of new participants 
● Coordinate with community partners to provide volunteer opportunities for individuals  living with physical and mental disabilities 
● Monitor and resolve issues involving volunteers according to established procedures  and organizational core values 
● Assist with planning Leadership Academy workshops, as well as recruitment for the  upcoming class  
● Flexibility to take on other assignments based on needs of the organization  

 

Warehouse Responsibilities 

● Approximately one week per month, including monthly Food Distribution days, work  remotely at JRA’s warehouse in Northeast Philadelphia  
● Act as the lead staff member during distribution days at the warehouse to ensure  smooth check-in, packing, and delivery processes  
● Oversee and manage volunteers at the warehouse including groups, individuals, and  families  
● Assist with preparing the warehouse for distribution which includes setting up the food  assembly lines  
● Enforce strict safety and security protocols on site  
● Deliver food boxes when needed  

Qualifications  

● Bachelor's degree and 2-4 years of professional experience preferred
● Familiarity and experience with nonprofit volunteer programming highly desired
● Excellent at establishing positive rapport and relationships with individuals, groups,  businesses, and stakeholders  
● Comfortable speaking in public to large groups of community members and volunteers
● Strong time management and organizational skills, as well as the ability to prioritize are  essential 
● Comfortable managing individuals of a wide variety of ages, backgrounds, religions, and  physical abilities  
● Enthusiasm and interest in JRA’s mission-driven work and organizational values
● Experience working collaboratively, comfortable asking questions and refined critical  thinking skills are vital  
● Superior skills with Microsoft Office, Zoom, and Google Drive 
● Experience with and/or the capacity to learn Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack (CRM)  navigation and reporting is required 
● Flexibility and ability to multitask  
● Familiarity and knowledge of the Jewish community, traditions, and practices  
● Must have access to a car and a valid driver’s license 
● Ability to stand for extensive periods of time and lift 25 pounds are required  

Benefits and Salary 
  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package 
  • Generous package for time away from work, including vacation, sick time, and holidays​​​​​​
  • Great professional development and skill building opportunities 
Temporary Covid-19 Remote Work  

Currently, the majority of the staff are working remotely with the exception of the Monthly  Food Distribution. JRA has implemented rigorous health and safety protocols to minimize risk of  exposure for staff who occasionally need, or want, to work from the office. When our office and  warehouse does fully reopen for in-person work, it will open with health and safety protocols in  place.  

Next Steps 

To apply send your resume and a brief statement of interest to jobs@jewishrelief.org. In the  subject line of your email please reference the position title and your last name. (Example:  Volunteer Program Manager_Rosenthal) 





Posting Date: 5/5/2021

Wanted: Jr. Congregation Leader/Rock Star 5782
Germantown Jewish Center
Philadelphia, PA

1 hr/ week (11 am on Shabbat mornings)

Germantown Jewish Centre is searching for a creative and dynamic service leader to coordinate and lead our Jr. Congregation for the 2021-22/5782 school year.  GJC’s Jr. Congregation is a weekly Shabbat morning service for kids geared toward grades 2-6, followed by a small kiddush/snack.   While the main goal is to build familiarity with the form, structure and content of the service, there is a lot of room for out-of-the-box ideas and new formats.  

The ideal candidate would be a “kid magnet”, have a strong familiarity and comfort with Jewish prayer, and excel at building relationships with families. The Jr Congregation leader will work to promote the service to families and encourage students to take on leadership roles within the service. There are approximately 30 services per year.

Germantown Jewish Centre (GJC) is a Conservative congregation in the heart of Mt Airy (and three blocks from Regional Rail) that serves our neighborhood’s diverse Jewish community and includes two minyanim: one Reconstructionist and one traditional egalitarian.  We proudly embrace the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of our students & their families.  We welcome multiracial, interfaith, and LGBT families, and we are committed to the inclusion of students with special needs.  The diversity of our families enriches our community and our children’s learning.  

To Apply: Please send all questions, cover letter and resume to Abby Weinberg:  educator@germantownjewishcentre.org


posting date: 5/5/2021

Wanted: Religious School Rock Stars (a.k.a. Teachers)
Germantown Jewish Center
Philadelphia, PA

Germantown Jewish Centre (GJC) is seeking energetic, creative, Jewish educators to be a part of our vibrant and innovative team of Religious School (RS) teachers for the 2021-22 school year.

 Our teachers are excited Jewish knowledge-seekers, youth-cheerleaders and community builders.  They work to connect students to each other and to our rich and diverse Jewish heritage in a warm and curious educational environment.  Teachers will receive direct support from the Education Director  to build inclusive, empowered, compassionate and engaging classrooms with their students.  Experienced and first-time teachers are encouraged to apply!

GJC is currently seeking teachers to teach Judaics on Sunday mornings between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm and on Wednesdays from approximately 4-6 pm in these classes: 2nd grade, combined 3rd-4th grade and combined 6th-7th grade.  During January and February, classes take place on Saturday mornings instead of Sundays.  While we are still formulating our plans for the coming year in light of the pandemic, we believe that Saturday/Sunday classes will meet in person while Wednesdays will most likely consist of individualized, virtual Hebrew instruction in which teachers will meet one-on-one or in very small groups with students via Zoom for a maximum of 2 hours total, most likely on Wednesdays.  

GJC is a Conservative congregation in the heart of Philadelphia’s West Mount Airy neighborhood that serves Northwest Philadelphia’s multifaceted Jewish community.   GJC is an inclusive community that values and embraces the diversity of all our families and staff.  Our religious school is geared towards students (K-7) from all of GJC’s minyanim, including Dorshei Derekh (a Reconstructionist affiliate) and Minyan Masorti (a traditional egalitarian minyan)

Please send all resumes and cover letters to Abigail Weinberg, Education Director, at educator@germantownjewishcentre.org.


Posting Date: 4/16/21

Director of Development
New Jersey Y Camps
Fairfield, NJ 


About New Jersey Y Camps

New Jersey Y Camps (NJY) is comprised of seven Jewish camps which serve the entire Jewish community including special needs children and senior adults. We continually seek to help each camper develop and grow new skills, greater self-confidence, a strong Jewish identity, and commitment to our heritage that will help shape the course of their lives. It is deeply gratifying to see our campers, each summer, leave camp as better human beings and with an enhanced Jewish identity and commitment.

NJY Camps serves more than 5,000 campers, over 1100 summer staff, over 2200 acres of land and an operating budget of over $17.5M. In 2018, NJY Camps raised $1M. 

For more information about NJY, go to https://njycamps.org/

About Your Position

The Director of Development will lead, plan and direct all of NJY’s fundraising: the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events, scholarship and capital campaigns. The Director of Development will play an important, visible role for NJY and will work in close partnership with NJY’s CEO, Senior Leadership, and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors. The Director will be responsible for the development of key donor relationships and the implementation of individual donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies to secure NJY’s financial sustainability.

 

Top Priorities for the Incoming DOD

  • Create and sustain a major gifts portfolio

  • Support the activities and communications of the Board of Directors

  • Be responsible for development, implementation and assessment of a robust, integrated annual giving program that supports NJY

  • Be nimble and entrepreneurial for future development projects (i.e. grants, capital campaign, etc.)

 

About Your Responsibilities

  • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.

  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.

  • Work with senior management and the Director of Organizational Development in grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.

  • Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.

  • Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.

  • Work with Alumni Relations Manager in coordinating fund-raising special events.

  • Partner closely with NJY’s CEO, Senior Leadership, the Development Chair, and the NJY Board of Directors.

  • Staff the NJY Development Committee.

  • Work to oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities.

  • Maintain gift recognition programs.

  • Participate actively in all senior staff meetings.

  • Enhance the NJY Legacy campaign, Scholarship fund, and Team Sponsorships.

  • Play a key strategic role in the annual gala and other fundraising events throughout the year.

  • Perform other related duties as requested.

About You

  • You have a genuine interest in and commitment to NJY’s mission and Jewish overnight camp.

  • You love what you do.

  • You love to laugh.

  • You have had successful experience as the partner to a CEO and board.

  • You have been successful in developing and executing a broad fundraising strategy (both short and long term).

  • You are a storyteller, and you know how to elicit stories from others.

  • You have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising.

  • You are experienced using and measuring best practices in major gift and pipeline development.

  • You exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills, with an emphasis on the ability to persuade and influence others around ideas, decisions, and financial support.

  • You possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.

  • You are collaborative in nature and skill and have a commitment to team results; you have the ability to create consensus.

  • You are an "Out the door" fundraiser who thrives on meeting with donors and building external relationships.

  • You are a "Self-starter" and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.

  • You are organized and exhibit "follow through" on tasks and goals.

  • You display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self confidence, common sense and good listening ability.

  • You are skilled at multi-tasking; able to organize, prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting priorities or unexpected situations; and have a high level of discretion.

 

This position description is based upon material provided by New Jersey Y Camps, an equal opportunity employer.

Sarah Raful Whinston, Senior Search Consultant

Sarah Skrovan, Senior Associate

To apply please visit - http://drgsearch.com/current-searches/?rpid=65bLaTshVuY



Posting Date: 4/5/21

Executive Director
Talmud Torah of St. Paul (TTSP)

Position Summary  

The executive director will provide both leadership and management for the Talmud Torah of  Saint Paul (TTSP), which is the hub of communal Jewish education in our community. TTSP is  comprised of a day school (The Newman School), an afternoon school for elementary and  high school students, and adult education. 

Leadership includes charting the path for the institution:

  •  To adapt and forge new models of engagement in Jewish education in this  challenging time,  
  •  To work well with and enhance the ecosystem of the local Jewish community;
  • To be engaged in a spiral of continuous development, improvement and growth. 
  • To significantly grow our student body so as to broaden our impact and ensure our  financial sustainability

Management includes overseeing finance, human resources, facilities, IT and contracts. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. 

Qualifications 
Required: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher 
  • 5-10 years experience of proven success building and/or managing a complex  organization or enterprise, including creating strategic plans, setting measurable  goals and evaluating success  
  • Experience with people management 
  • Demonstrated success setting a vision for excellence and managing a team to  achieve it 
  • Experience managing relationships with diverse stakeholders, including volunteer  board members, parents, external community stakeholders and donors
  • Understanding of modern models of Jewish education 
  • Working knowledge of Jewish culture and traditions 

Highly Preferred: 

  • Experience leading or working within a Jewish and/or educational institution 
Scope and Responsibilities: 

Strategic Development 
  • Lead organization in charting a pathway (developing a strategic plan) to achieve its  vision and mission, which is: creating life-long learners, passionate about Jewish  tradition, committed to Jewish community and devoted to the well-being of all people 
  • Develop strategic operating plan that details the steps necessary to operationalize the  strategic plan; the plan should include clear academic, growth, recruitment,  operational, communications, and financial goals  
  • Work with the leadership team, staff, board, key funders, community partners and  other stakeholders to bring the plan to life 
  • Track and report on progress Fund Development/Advancement 
  • Ensure that organization meets financial goals in the strategic plan 
  • Oversee development, including major gifts, grants management, fundraising events,  and the annual campaign 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with foundations, other non-profits, major  individual donors and potential donors, and congregations 
  • Solicitation and stewardship of donors 
  • Oversee the development and implementation of an effective program of communication, so that TTSP’s various stakeholders are well-informed about TTSP and are motivated to support and participate in TTSP’s work. This includes marketing and  branding initiatives. 
Community Engagement and External Relations 
  • Build coalitions, relationships, and partnerships with key stakeholders in support of the  organization’s mission and goals. This group of stakeholders includes funders, fellow  educational leaders, clergy and other leaders within the Jewish community and the  broader community. 
  • Be an authentic thought leader in the local Jewish community. This includes staying  current on relevant literature and on practices in other communities; providing  briefings for congregations and other community organizations; speaking out in the  media (including social media) on relevant topics. 
Staff Leadership and Development 
  • Build and manage a high-performing team to support TTSP’s ability to achieve its  goals 
  • Build TTSP into an “employer of choice,” with clear communication, fair and equitable  personnel policies, strong professional development and educational opportunities, a positive organizational culture, and explicit succession planning
  • Work with the leadership team to ensure the hiring, training and retention of staff to deliver appropriate and high quality Jewish education to students of all ages
Financial Planning and Management
  • Oversee preparation of the annual budget and all expenditures, ensure proper record-keeping, and authorize timely payments of bills and fulfillment of other contractual agreements
  • Work with administrative and financial staff, executive committee and finance committee to ensure thorough and timely understanding of financial status and issues
  • Ensure that annual audits are completed and presented to the board
Boards and Committees
  • Prepare agendas for and participate in meetings of the executive committee and the full board
  • Maintain strong working relationships with board members and effectively deploy board members to further the organization’s mission
  • Recommend to the nominating committee good board member candidates to ensure that the board reflects the community that TTSP serves, and includes the skills and backgrounds needed for the organization
Operational Management, Legal Compliance, Risk Management
  • Assure compliance with current legal and statutory requirements as well as with all contracts and all internal TTSP personnel and administrative policies
  • Create or update internal policies when necessary
  • Oversee all facilities. Ensure that building operations are competently managed to maintain a safe, clean, adequate workplace
About Talmud Torah of St. Paul 

Talmud Torah of St. Paul has been the central address for Jewish education in St. Paul since  1956. Our mission is to create life-long learners, passionate about Jewish tradition, committed  to Jewish community and devoted to the well-being of all people. We are deeply committed  to nurturing in students of all ages a life-long love of learning, pride in their Jewish identity,  belief in themselves, and an understanding of their responsibility as citizens of the world.  Within an accepting and egalitarian environment, we encourage each student to grow, guided  by a strong sense of Jewish values and traditions. 

To apply, please send a statement of interest and resume to Rebecca Noecker, TTSP Board  President, at employment@ttsp.org.


 
Posting Date: 4/5/21

Executive Director 
CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana with some possibility of partial remote work with at least 50% time on-site at the Museum
Reports To: Board of Directors
Status: Full-time
Salary: $65,000-$75,000 commensurate with experience and benefits

SUMMARY:
The ideal candidate will be dedicated to Holocaust and genocide education with a high level of knowledge and background in these subjects.  The Executive Director must be well spoken and able to advance the Museum’s primary goal of education as envisioned by its founder, Eva Kor. 

In addition to a strong commitment and passion for social justice issues, the candidate should expect to make a commitment of at least 5 years, as the Museum is in a growth phase to meet the ever-increasing need for teaching tolerance, knowledge of the Holocaust, and reaching local, state-wide, national, and international audiences.  

The Executive Director must have a solid background managing a team and operations, exercise excellent judgment at all times, have the ability to lead and grow the museum’s mission from a strategic standpoint, previously worked with a board of directors, and understand the importance of fundraising.  The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and exhibit demonstrated relationship building with a wide variety of organizations, individuals, and diverse populations. 

The Executive Director, reporting to the Board of Directors, will have overall responsibility for strategic planning, fundraising, financial management, and public relations.  The Director will execute the Board’s goals, aligning the organization to achieve short-term and long-term plans.

The ideal candidate will coordinate with the Board on strategic hiring for staff and management, as well as recruitment of volunteers, while utilizing strengths of team members to achieve goals.  The Director will effectively meet measurable milestones set by the Board and maintain a positive and supportive work environment for staff, while maximizing visitor experience in coordination with the Deputy Director, consisting of both on-site and on-line visitors.

Fundraising and Communications:
•    Works closely with the development coordinator to write grants and meet with philanthropic organizations, individual donors, and foundations.   
•    Builds and strengthens relationships with community members, industry, political and local leaders, the educational community, and potential partners nationally and internationally.
•    Aligns major funding sources by preparing grant proposals and by making presentations to corporations and foundations to meet strategic planning goals of the organization.

Minimum requirements also include:
•    A college degree from an accredited university.
•    Demonstrated management, supervisory, and collaborative leadership skills and experience utilizing team members’ strengths and extensive experience with nonprofit work and management.
•    Demonstrated strong written and verbal skills and experience working with diverse populations.
•    Highly developed diplomatic and communication skills and the ability to effectively speak and present to diverse groups of stakeholders and constituencies.
•    Have a deep understanding of the organization’s philosophy, vision, and mission and the ability to communicate the lessons of the Holocaust.
•    Experience and knowledge complying with current Human Resources polices and standards in today’s workplace.
•    Possess action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, innovative, mission- driven, skills and attributes and self-direction in planning and execution of goals set by the Board.
•    Demonstrated sound independent judgment and a high degree of initiative.
•    No particular professional certificates, licenses, or registrations are required.

Additional preferred qualifications of the ideal candidate include
•    Knowledge of museum curatorial and/or education best practices is welcome.
•    Five or more years of relevant leadership experience is preferred, particularly of a non-profit organization, and/or museum.

Physical Demands: 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions:
•    Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and standing at events.
•    Travel as required.  The flexibility, desire, and physical capability to travel domestically and internationally as needed by the Board of Directors for annual educational trips, including walking distances, flying many hours, and the ability to be away for up to 2 weeks at a time.  

Work Environment:
•    Job-related activities are performed in an administrative office area.
•    Professional attire is required during work hours.
•    Some civic duties related to promoting the Museum and its mission will typically involve meetings in other locations.
•    Work hours may include weekends, evenings, and/or holidays, sometimes with short notice.

General Conditions of Employment:  
•    Interviews with representatives of the Board of Directors.
•    Satisfactory completion of reference and background investigation checks.
•    Completion of orientation and paperwork prior to reporting for work.
•    Qualified to work in the United States.
•    Completion of on-site 90-day probation period.

The Museum encourages applications from diverse candidates and is committed to non-discriminatory policies and compliance with all applicable laws in the workplace.  The above description and conditions of employment are not all inclusive but general in nature. 

Interested applicants please send a cover letter and resume or CV via email or regular mail to:  Leah Simpson at:   leah@candlesholocaustmuseum.org or at CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center,  1532 South Third Street, Terre Haute, Indiana  47802.

Please note the application period closes at end of business Friday, May 7, 2021. 
 


 
Posting Date: 3/10/21
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION/JEWISH LEARNING
Bet Am Shalom Synagogue

Dynamic Westchester, NY, Reconstructionist congregation seeks outstanding educational leader as full-time Director of Jewish Family Education and Engagement. Bet Am Shalom Synagogue is looking for an experienced educator/administrator who shares our vision of PreK-12 religious school and family education and programming as a potentially transformative period in the lives of Jewish families and children. Ideal candidates should have: 

● experience in progressive Jewish education; 
● superior teaching ability; 
a track record in program and curricular planning and innovation;
● exceptional leadership ability, organizational and communication skills;
● expertise in administration and staff development; 
● “Ruach!” 
● a musical background -- a distinct plus
● relevant education/degree(s) 

The ideal candidate is energetic, creative, flexible, passionate, collaborative, knowledgeable, Jewishly engaged, and available as of early June, 2021. Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications; please include salary requirements/range. 

Send your resume and cover letter containing an educational philosophy statement to BASEDSEARCH@betamshalom.org.
 



Posting Date: 3/10/21

RESIDENTIAL ADVISOR

6 POINTS CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY

Prior experience working with elementary and middle school-age children in a formal or informal setting. Supervisory experience is preferred. Must be a grad student, graduate, or licensed in social work, mental health counseling, or similar field and 21 years of age by June 15, 2020. Place pre-camp phone calls to families for intake and assessment on camper support needs

  • Supervisory responsibility for the health and well-being of the campers and counselors of their assigned dorm floor
  • Hold counselors accountable for daily camper logs, review with Community Care Coordinator, and take corrective action where necessary
  • Make and return parent phone calls regarding camper challenges and successes
  • Coach counselors on navigating camper challenges and support campers through difficulties (i.e. extreme moments of sadness, mental health concerns, camper-camper/camper-staff conflict) beyond the expertise of counselors
  • Support counselors in crafting the day-to-day routine, including boker tov and lilah tov (morning and night) rituals, menucha (rest hour), meal time, activity transitions, and nikayon (clean-up)
  • Share staff and camper successes and challenges with Community Care Coordinator and Assistant Director, referring participants to those partners where necessary
  • Keep Programming staff, Arts Mentors, and Faculty (where appropriate) apprised of situations which may impact the participation of campers or staff in daily routine
  • Circulate in the camp community during programming daily
  • Provide support as needed on counselor days/evenings off
  • Accompany ill or injured campers off-site for medical attention as needed
  • Perform 3 formal evaluations with dorm counselors at the end of each session and provide constructive feedback

Leadership Team Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community.
  • Abide by and enforce safety and security protocols and policies with all participants and staff.
  • Serve as Senior Shmira (nightly on-duty coverage) as assigned
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Supervised by the Assistant Camp Director and under the guidance of the Community Care Coordinator. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in March, in-person for staff leadership team training weekend in the spring, and on-site for leadership team and staff prep week June 17. Position term concludes on Tuesday, August 10.

 

Interested applicants please send an email to Kara Hoffman at kehoffman@urj.org or visit their website https://6pointscreativearts.org/staff/apply/