Employment Opportunities | Reconstructing Judaism

Employment Opportunities

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Assistant Director for Affiliate Support

Director of Academic Administration


 

Assistant Director for Affiliate Support

Reconstructing Judaism seeks an assistant director for affiliate support.  This position is supervised by the assistant vice president for affiliate support.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Communicating regularly with Reconstructionist congregations and havurot across North America. Responding warmly and knowledgeably to requests for support and guidance.
  • Designing and administering programs and opportunities for learning and activism across North America.
  • Helping to plan, program, and execute the 2018 movement-wide Convention.
  • Convening and facilitating congregational networks and forums of presidents.
  • Developing resource material and researching best practices for Reconstructionist leaders in the service of promoting congregational vitality.
  • Researching, developing, and potentially administering a new individual membership model.
  • Collaborating with staff, volunteers in congregations, and national leaders.
  • Careful and detailed reporting of interactions with congregations.

Qualifications

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

Experience

  • Knowledge of the Reconstructionist movement and interest in working in a Jewish communal context.
  • Four-year degree required; relevant master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 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 & Maestro experience preferred.

Salary:

$55,000+, 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 and writing sample will not be considered. No phone calls please.

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.

 


 

Director of Academic Administration

The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College seeks a part-time Director of Academic Administration. Under the supervision of the Vice President for Academic Affairs, this position facilitates all aspects of academic compliance, performs registrarial duties, and manages all administrative and operational functions of the academic program. This is a 60% position with a creative opportunity to develop administrative systems for a unique graduate program.

Major Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee federal, state and accreditation compliance for the academic program in accordance with current best practices: Middles States Accreditation, IPEDS, Student Clearinghouse, FERPA, Campus Statistical Reporting, transcript accuracy, student records, credits and grades.
  • Prepare and distribute course descriptions, course offerings, class schedule, room assignments with appropriate technology (in accordance with faculty input), and academic calendar (via leadership of the Calendar Committee).
  • Facilitate the student registration process from start to finish: prepare and distribute registration materials, oversee rosters, supervise add/drop, etc.
  • Data collection, management and reporting including class enrollment projections, evaluation data, course completion, student grades, Hebrew proficiency, incompletes, graduation rates, student addresses and emergency contacts.
  • Oversee, track and inform students of their progress including fulfilled and remaining requirements, exemptions based on prior or outside learning, incomplete work, gaps or shortfalls toward graduation requirements, and other deadlines. Inform student advisors of the same.
  • Facilitate the evaluation process for courses and for students.
  • Interdepartmental coordination in support of accurate student billing and loans.
  • Coordinate with academic dean regarding cancelled courses, duplicate sections and non-matriculated offerings.
  • Facilitate updates of the student handbook and catalogue.
  • Coordinate with Israel Program to track credits, grades and progress for the study abroad portion of the program.

Capabilities:

  • Ability to organize and track large amounts of data and many moving parts
  • Ability to communicate clearly and intelligently, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and meet critical deadlines
  • Ability to interact with multiple audiences using care, tact and professionalism
  • Ability to retain information, master new skills quickly, and self-train

Qualifications and Education:

  • At least three years of registrar experience
  • Experience facilitating academic compliance
  • Experience managing a student database; Populi experience preferred
  • Experience facilitating academic accreditation preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

Salary:

$33,000-$39,000 commensurate with experience/qualifications

Benefits:

This is an exempt, benefit eligible position with an FTE of .6. 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 to hr@reconstructingjudaism.org. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please.

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.