Employment Opportunities | Reconstructing Judaism

Employment Opportunities

Diversity is a core value of our organization. Reconstructing Judaism is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected classes. All are welcome to apply.

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

 


Reconstructing Judaism is seeking an part-time assistant director of affiliate support and tikkun olam specialist. This position will be supervised by the assistant vice president for affiliate support.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Responding warmly and knowledgeably to requests for support and guidance from Reconstructionist congregations and havurot across North America.
  • Designing and administering programs and opportunities for learning and activism.
  • Convening and facilitating congregational networks and forums of presidents.
  • Researching, developing, and potentially administering a new individual membership model for the Reconstructionist movement.
  • Developing resource material and researching best practices for Reconstructionist leaders in the service of promoting congregational vitality.
  • Collaborating with staff, volunteers in congregations, and national leaders.
  • Careful and detailed reporting of interactions with congregations.

In the tikkun olam specialist portfolia, major responsibilities will include:

  • Staff the Reconstructionist Tikkun Olam Commission.
  • Serve as an advisor to the president on social justice issues and potential organizational partnerships.
  • Draft public statements and position papers.
  • Provide and curate resources for congregations and the broader community on social justice issues.
  • Serve as the primary point person for organizational partnerships and coalitions.
  • Represent the Reconstructionist movement in public forums.

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills and public presence.
  • Commitment to social justice and history of activism and involvement.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent people skills, especially the capacity to develop and sustain relationships.
  • A talent for writing and editing.
  • Capacity to exercise influence as well as direct power to achieve strategic goals.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and meet critical deadlines.
  • Organization and attention to detail.

Experience

  • Knowledge of the Reconstructionist movement and interest in working in a Jewish communal context.
  • Experience working in the Jewish social justice sector and the broader Jewish community.
  • Four-year degree required; relevant master’s or rabbinic degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Experience working with CRM databases; Salesforce experience preferred.
  • Experience with virtual meeting platforms; Zoom experience preferred.

Salary:

$62,000+, commensurate with experience/qualifications

Benefits:

This is a full-time, exempt, benefit eligible position. Benefits include health insurance, 401(k), paid vacation and sick time, and ample time off for major Jewish and American holidays. We offer a dynamic and progressive workplace.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and CV to hr@reconstructingjudaism.org. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Diversity is a core value of our organization.   We welcome applicants of any and all racial and ethnic groups and sexual and gender identities. Reconstructing Judaism is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected classes. All are welcome to apply.

About Us:

Reconstructing Judaism is the central organization of the Reconstructionist movement. We train the next generation of rabbis, support and uplift congregations and havurot, foster emerging expressions of Jewish life, and encourage people to be their best selves — always helping to shape what it means to be Jewish today and to imagine the Jewish future.

Reconstructionists approach Judaism — and life — with deep consideration of the past and a passion to relate it to the present. We have originated many of the core innovations of today’s Judaism and lead efforts to make our congregations and havurot even more groundbreaking, inclusive and relevant.


 

Reconstructing Judaism seeks a Receptionist/Administrative Assistant for its rabbinical college and movement headquarters. Reporting to the Director of Operations, this position serves as the “face” and frontline of the organization, projecting a warm and welcoming presence, maintaining a helpful and courteous attitude, and utilizing administrative skills and institutional knowledge to support the life and traffic of the organization. This position also provides general administrative support to the Director of Operations and to rest of the organization on an as-needed basis. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Serving as a primary welcoming presence for staff, students, visitors, guests and inquirers of the organization.
  • Receiving, directing and responding to requests in person, by email and by phone.
  • Mastery of and strict adherence to security protocol including checking the credentials of any guests and enforcing guest sign-in procedures.
  • Administrative support for the Director of Operations: scheduling, maintaining, adjusting and editing calendars of meetings and events accurately and with careful attention to detail; facilities support; interaction with vendors and contractors; invoice processing; light event support, etc.
  • Initiating and managing arrangements for conference and video calls and overseeing their successful execution.
  • Maintaining accurate data for various lists: events, visitors, birthdays, holidays, contact information, car owner information.
  • Overseeing supply inventory and facilitating fulfillment.
  • Delivery and mail oversight: receiving and sorting mail and packages, assisting other staff with mailing process as needed, ensuring proper operation of mail machine, purchasing additional postage as needed, posting accounts payable checks for outgoing mail and distributing in-house checks to appropriate recipients, creating and maintaining staff and student mailboxes.
  • Oversight of key fob distribution and returns.
  • Collecting and maintaining the daily information board in the lobby.
  • Resolving room scheduling conflicts and communicating with custodian on room setups.
  • Monitoring/scheduling loans of ritual and other items – assuring that all items are returned.
  • Training backups on reception procedures including all security protocols.
  • Assisting with various projects and large mailings from other departments.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 years of administrative assistant experience.
  • Associate degree preferred.
  • Receptionist experience preferred.
  • Experience managing multiple, concurrent projects.
  • Extensive Microsoft Outlook (both calendar and email) experience.
  • Moderate Excel, Word and mail merge experience.
  • Experience with scheduling and conferencing platforms such as Doodle & Zoom.
  • Experience editing and proofreading.
  • Experience working with the Jewish community preferred.

Capabilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with tact and professionalism, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to interact appropriately with a wide variety of people projecting warmth, interest and competence.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, self-motivate and track tasks.
  • Ability to think critically and to troubleshoot and resolve problems.
  • Organized and attentive to detail.
  • Ability to retain information and master new skills quickly.

Salary:

$35,000+, commensurate with experience

Benefits:

This is a full-time, non-exempt, benefit eligible position. Benefits include health insurance, 401(k), generous paid vacation and sick time, and ample time off for major Jewish and American holidays.  We offer a dynamic and progressive workplace.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and professional writing sample to hr@reconstructingjudaism.org. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Diversity is a core value of our organization.   We welcome applicants of any and all racial and ethnic groups and sexual and gender identities. Reconstructing Judaism is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected classes. All are welcome to apply.

About Us:

Reconstructing Judaism is the central organization of the Reconstructionist movement. We train the next generation of rabbis, support and uplift congregations and havurot, foster emerging expressions of Jewish life, and encourage people to be their best selves — always helping to shape what it means to be Jewish today and to imagine the Jewish future.

Reconstructionists approach Judaism — and life — with deep consideration of the past and a passion to relate it to the present. We have originated many of the core innovations of today’s Judaism and lead efforts to make our congregations and havurot even more groundbreaking, inclusive and relevant.


 

Reconstructing Judaism seeks an experienced, highly motivated, articulate and tech savvy assistant for its Administration department. Reporting to the Executive Vice President and to the Director of Human Resources and Administration, the right candidate demonstrates intelligence, excellent organizational skills and the ability to seamlessly move between tasks to complete projects and meet deadlines. The right candidate effectively communicates with varied groups of people, takes ownership of tasks from start to finish, and serves as the keeper and dispenser of important institutional information while identifying opportunities and spotting potential issues. The right candidate strives for excellence, has the ability to troubleshoot independently, and the capacity to research and self-train.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Administrative support for the Executive Vice President and the Director of Human Resources and Administration: meeting coordination, heavy calendar management, tracking project deadlines, communicating on behalf of, taking meeting minutes or action notes, drafting and proofreading, filing, data entry, data maintenance, following checklists of procedures, and other duties as assigned.
  • Assist with benefits administration and vendor communication-requesting benefit additions and terminations, updating employee information across several platforms, ensuring changes appear on benefit invoices.
  • Assist with other HR back office work such as posting jobs, facilitating logistics for new and departing employees, updating documents for distribution.
  • Receiving and responding to inquiries from staff members, students, visitors and potential hires.
  • Utilizing technology: Outlook (email & calendar), Word, Excel, Doodle, Zoom, and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).
  • Managing in-person and virtual meeting and event logistics: videoconferences and teleconferences, greeting visitors and attending to their needs, creating schedules, ordering food and/or supplies, answering questions, and managing meeting technology.
  • Inter-departmental coordination of projects.
  • Providing back up administrative support to other departments as assigned.

Qualifications

  • At least three consecutive years of recent experience directly supporting a C-Level Executive, Senior Vice President or multiple directors.
  • Experience managing multiple, concurrent projects.
  • Extensive Microsoft Outlook (calendar and email; proficient), Word (including mail merge; proficient) and Excel (basic) experience.
  • Experience editing and proofreading.
  • Experience with scheduling and conferencing platforms such as Doodle and Zoom.
  • HR Assistant experience helpful.
  • HRIS or database experience helpful.

Capabilities

  • Ability to work independently, anticipate projects/activities, and carry them out with careful attention to detail and minimal oversight.
  • Ability to use MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word/Mail Merge, Excel), Zoom & Doodle without training.
  • Ability to remain organized and to manage time well.
  • Superior reading comprehension.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills to interact with varied groups of people and to respond to sensitive internal and external situations with a high degree of diplomacy and complete confidentiality.
  • Ability to learn quickly, retain information, research and self-train.
  • Skilled in technological troubleshooting.
  • Ability to compose, format, edit and proofread.

Education:

Associate Degree or higher

Salary:

$38,000+, commensurate with experience

Benefits:

This is a full-time, non-exempt, benefit eligible position. Benefits include health insurance, 401(k), generous paid vacation and sick time, and ample time off for major Jewish and American holidays.  We offer a dynamic and progressive workplace.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and professional writing sample to hr@reconstructingjudaism.org. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Diversity is a core value of our organization.   We welcome applicants of any and all racial and ethnic groups and sexual and gender identities. Reconstructing Judaism is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected classes. All are welcome to apply.

About Us:

Reconstructing Judaism is the central organization of the Reconstructionist movement. We train the next generation of rabbis, support and uplift congregations and havurot, foster emerging expressions of Jewish life, and encourage people to be their best selves — always helping to shape what it means to be Jewish today and to imagine the Jewish future.

Reconstructionists approach Judaism — and life — with deep consideration of the past and a passion to relate it to the present. We have originated many of the core innovations of today’s Judaism and lead efforts to make our congregations and havurot even more groundbreaking, inclusive and relevant.


 

Reconstructing Judaism will be embarking upon a major campaign to help our organization make an impactful stride toward delivering on our vision in new and exciting ways. The Campaign Manager will report to the Vice President for Strategic Advancement and will be responsible for driving campaign planning and follow through in conjunction with staff and lay leadership and a development firm yet to be chosen. The successful candidate will demonstrate affinity with the mission and identity of Reconstructing Judaism and possess the organizational, development and relational skills required of this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the VP for Strategic Advancement to align the campaign with the organization’s mission, values, vision and strategic plan, while keeping in mind the needs of our already established annual campaign.
  • Serve as the lead staff person to the Campaign Steering Committee, handling all meeting details and creation and distribution of minutes and action notes.
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with internal and external constituencies.
  • Design and implement a series of campaign cultivation activities including events and communications with top prospects.
  • Ensure that events, solicitations and supporting materials and communications are developed, produced and executed in accordance with the campaign plan.
  • Manage campaign prospect research, tracking, correspondence, stewardship and acknowledgement in the donor database.
  • Manage, equip and support volunteer and staff involvement in the campaign, preparing them to be effective cultivators and solicitors. Prepare briefing and follow-up materials for solicitors.
  • In conjunction with the VPSA, engage in resource planning, development and oversight of campaign budget, allocation of resources and expenditures for the campaign.
  • Manage the President’s, the VPSA’s, and lay leaders’ travel portfolios related to campaign prospects; assist in managing appointments and shepherding through the cultivation process.
  •   Calculate and produce regular campaign status reports on income and expenses.

Qualifications

  • Ability to develop and sustain relationships with a wide range of people.
  • Ability to exercise influence as well as direct power to achieve strategic goals.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills and public presence.
  • Strong track record of meeting critical deadlines and keeping projects on target and on budget.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Experience

  • 5-7 years’ experience in fundraising campaign work and/or development work. Must be able to demonstrate how prior experience translates into aptitude to oversee and run a campaign.
  • Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.

Salary:

$70,000+, commensurate with experience/qualifications

Benefits:

This is a full-time, exempt, benefit eligible position. Benefits include health insurance, 401(k), paid vacation and sick time, and time off for major Jewish and American holidays.  We offer a dynamic and progressive workplace.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and professional writing sample to hr@reconstructingjudaism.org. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Diversity is a core value of our organization.   We welcome applicants of any and all racial and ethnic groups and sexual and gender identities. Reconstructing Judaism is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected classes. All are welcome to apply.

About Us:

Reconstructing Judaism is the central organization of the Reconstructionist movement. We train the next generation of rabbis, support and uplift congregations and havurot, foster emerging expressions of Jewish life, and encourage people to be their best selves — always helping to shape what it means to be Jewish today and to imagine the Jewish future.

Reconstructionists approach Judaism — and life — with deep consideration of the past and a passion to relate it to the present. We have originated many of the core innovations of today’s Judaism and lead efforts to make our congregations and havurot even more groundbreaking, inclusive and relevant.