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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.

 

Administrative Assistant (Strategic Advancement)

Director of Donor Engagement

IT Specialist

Innovation and Impact Assistant

 


Administrative Assistant, Strategic Advancement Department

Reconstructing Judaism seeks a highly motivated Administrative Assistant to support its Strategic Advancement Department, a fast-paced and customer service-oriented team in charge of fund development for the organization. Reporting to the Development Operations Manager, the ideal candidate demonstrates strong time-management skills, resourcefulness, excellent verbal and written communication abilities, and is detail-oriented.

 

Primary Responsibilities

Gift Acknowledgement

  • Logging gifts and pledges into Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge database platform.
  • Generating numerous acknowledgement letters weekly, including manual manipulation of data to correspond with unique donor information and preferences.
  • Ensuring acknowledgement letters are in accordance with IRS regulations.
  • Proofreading and reviewing letters, and securing approval for sending.
  • Printing letters and thank you cards, stuffing envelopes and mailing.
  • Manually producing letters, upon request, for tight turnaround.
  • Logging correspondence into Raiser’s Edge NXT database platform.

Travel Preparation for Key Senior Management

  • Collecting needed collateral for President’s travel as anticipated and assigned.
  • Packing and shipping collateral to travel destination/s according to timeline.
  • Monitoring quantities of collateral and expedite re-ordering as needed.
  • Managing daily and special mailing projects.

Database: Entry and Coordination (Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and Raiser’s Edge NXT)

  • Updating constituent records after all e-mail distributions.
  • Inputting and updating contact information from affiliated communities’ membership lists. 
  • Entering participation information for all events as assigned.
  • Completing other administrative tasks related to the maintenance of the database platform.
  • Coordinating with internal users of Raiser’s Edge and Raiser’s Edge NXT, Salesforce and Mail Chimp in other departments to ensure timely exchange and updating of data.

Communications

  • Assisting Communications department efforts with assigned phone and email interactions.
  • Monitoring supplies and relaying needs for processing, placing direct orders when needed.
  • Providing help with package-preparation and shipping.
  • Performing other tasks as assigned.

Competencies

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Outlook, Word and Excel (must be able to pass online skills tests for these programs as part of the hiring process).
  • Articulate, organized, detail-oriented and proactive.
  • Ability to manage time and meet deadlines.
  • Critical and analytical thinker.
  • Ability to retain information, master new skills quickly and self-train.
  • Ability to perform tasks independently and multi-task.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Experience

  • Two years professional experience working with donor acknowledgement letters.
  • At least two years of administrative assistant experience supporting a large department with multiple staff members.
  • Prior experience with CRM database, preferably Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and Raiser’s Edge NXT.
  • Associate Degree or equivalent experience.

Salary:  

Starting at $37,000, commensurate with experience

Benefits: 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with excellent benefits that 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: 

Applicants should submit cover letter & resume to hr@reconstructingjudaism.org. Submissions without cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls please. 

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.  

 


Director of Donor Engagement

Reconstructing Judaism seeks a Director of Donor Engagement to identify, engage, cultivate, solicit and steward current and prospective donors. The Director of Donor Engagement is an exciting opportunity for an experienced development professional who is self-motivated and detail-oriented with a proven track record of impacting and growing bottom line results. Reporting to the Vice President for Strategic Advancement, the Director of Donor Engagement will lead the department-wide initiative to expand and build financial support for Reconstructing Judaism’s annual campaign.

Reconstructing Judaism depends heavily on the support of our generous donors.  Funds raised support unrestricted, restricted, budget-relieving and special purpose needs identified by our leadership and donor community, all directed at helping Reconstructing Judaism fulfill its mission to cultivate and support Jewish living, learning and leadership for a changing world

Primary Responsibilities

  • Partner with our strategic advancement team, the professional and volunteer leadership of Reconstructing Judaism, and other key stakeholders to design and execute a forward-thinking, innovative, dynamic and donor-centered plan to build a robust pipeline of highly engaged donors and generous major gifts for Reconstructing Judaism. This plan will comprise a multi-channel approach that will inspire, acquire and engage donors.
  • Manage a specific portfolio of donors and prospects, moving them through the engagement process.
  • Develop and execute strategies for qualifying prospects and elevating them to donors by utilizing all tools available including cultivation events, research and wealth screenings, networking, and direct mail.
  • In concert with the Communications team, design and disseminate customized collaterals and strategies for targeting organizational objectives, outcomes and needs with donor interests.
  • Maintain up to date donor records, actions and notes in Raiser’s Edge/NXT.
  • See that all Strategic Advancement and Reconstructing Judaism protocols and procedures are followed.
  • Recruitment, management and motivation of volunteer leaders to assist in the work assigned.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as identified by the Vice President of Strategic Advancement.

Competencies

  • Ability to organize and manage multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written.
  • Ability to keep goals and deadlines on time and within budget.
  • Comfortability working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Outcome-oriented and self-motivated.
  • Passion for the mission of Reconstructing Judaism a plus.

Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required; advanced degree a plus.
  • 5-7 years’ experience of successful direct response marketing and/or fundraising experience.
  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment generating bottom line results of increased philanthropic giving.
  • Experience utilizing annual giving tools including, but not limited to, face-to-face solicitation, cultivation and stewardship activities, and building donor relationships.
  • Experience with fund development information systems (CRM) and databases, in particular, Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge database and Raiser’s Edge NXT® platform.
  • Experience managing budgets.
  • Experience moving donors through a moves management system is helpful.

Salary:

 $75,000+, commensurate with experience 

Benefits:

This is a full-time, exempt position with excellent benefits that include health insurance, 401(k), paid vacation and sick time, and time off for major Jewish and American holidays.  We offer a competitive salary and a dynamic and progressive workplace.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit cover letter & resume to hr@reconstructingjudaism.org. No phone calls please.

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. 

 


IT Specialist

Reconstructing Judaism seeks an IT Specialist to provide accurate, timely and reliable support for the organization. Successful candidates have Office 365 experience, particularly with SharePoint administration, and display excellence in customer service, effective problem-solving skills, and the ability to juggle multiple priorities with attention to detail. This position necessitates an appropriate balance of professionalism and warmth, the ability to maintain strict confidentiality, and the ability to work and prioritize independently. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, with strong communication and organizational skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide Tier 1 level IT support for all employees both in-person and via phone/remote access
  • Provide Tier 2 level IT support as able, and escalate unresolved incidents and service requests to the appropriate support group if unable to achieve resolution in a timely manner
  • Support the organization’s use of Office 365 including setting and administering initial permissions, managing user accounts, password reset and user troubleshooting; administering and mapping SharePoint; training users on other Office 365 tools such as Teams
  • Serve as the organization’s leader for Zoom and other web-conference setup, training, logistics, tools and troubleshooting
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot computers, printers, copiers and other peripherals
  • Configure, program, update and troubleshoot the organization’s phone system (Avaya IP Office)
  • Create and manage user accounts within system applications as well as other company systems
  • Perform preventative maintenance, testing, and repair of computer hardware and servers
  • Basic network and connectivity troubleshooting
  • Various cloud-based and local backup systems
  • Work within an established budget
  • Make recommendations for system improvement where appropriate

 Capabilities:

  • Strong people and customer service skills
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Ability to self-manage and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to explain technical issues to non-technical personnel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent professional references

Education and Experience:

  • At least 3 years of experience supporting end user technology (desktops and mobile devices) 
  • Experience providing support for Windows 10 desktop environment
  • Experiece with Zoom setup, troubleshooting & logistics (or other web conferencing tool)
  • MS Office skills; especially Office 365 and mobile device synchronization
  • Experience with mobile devices (iPads, iPhones, Android and laptops)
  • Active Directory essentials such as user account administration and NTFS permissions
  • A+ Certification helpful
  • MCP certification helpful

Salary:

$45,000+, commensurate with experience

Benefits:

This is a full-time position with excellent benefits that 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:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to hr@reconstructingjudaism.org. No phone calls please.

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.


Innovation and Impact Assistant

Reconstructing Judaism seeks an assistant for its Innovation and Impact (I & I) Department. Innovation and Impact (I & I) supports online learning and community building. Through a number of web-based programs, we support rabbinical students, rabbis, congregations and lay leaders in sparking and spreading new ideas and entryways for Jewish life, within and beyond the Reconstructionist Community. 

The work of I & I has a national and international reach, featuring the following

The I & I Assistant ensures quality online learning and community building by hosting learning sessions and supporting participants and facilitators before, during and after sessions. The I & I Assistant acts as a digital strategist to amplify online media opportunities, create interactive social media, and tracking user engagement. The position includes administrative support and works closely with the I & I Assistant Director of Programs as well as the rest of the I & I team.   

This position provides an opportunity to grow within the institution, to learn about and contribute to the progressive Jewish community, to help implement a new vision of Jewish life for the 21st century, and to make connections and gain perspective on Jewish communal life today.

Responsibilities:

  • Online Learning and Community Building (50%)
    • Facilitate the flow of information and resources to the appropriate recipients
    • Foster positive customer relationships with prompt, courteous and warm communication as well as technical assistance
    • Data management: administer surveys, report generation, data analysis, income and donations tracking
    • Troubleshooting myriad issues related to the technical aspects of hosting online learning
    • Support online learning facilitators with communications, registration and outreach to learners
    • Host multiple weekly zoom calls before, during and after online learning sessions
  • Social Media (30%)
    • Maintain and grow social media presence and marketing campaigns on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for all I & I programs
  • Administrative (20%)
    • Maintain and update Learning Networks section on the organizational website
    • Registration management
    • Processing invoices and credit card reconciliation

Competencies:

  • Ability to independently troubleshoot and resolve problems  
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility
  • Organized and attentive to detail
  • Ability to stay grounded and maintain professionalism
  • Strong design skills for creating social media images
  • Proficient with the following technology:
    • MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • MailChimp
    • Social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
    • Zoom (ability to train others, experience with breakout groups, file and screen sharing required)

Qualifications:

  • Four-year degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • Experience with the Jewish community strongly preferred

Salary:

$35,000-$39,000, commensurate with experience

Benefits:

This is a full-time position with excellent benefits that 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:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to hr@reconstructingjudaism.org. No phone calls please.

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.

 


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.