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Diversity is a core value of our organization. Reconstructing Judaism is an equal opportunity employer committed to economic, social, and racial justice. We do not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected classes. All are welcome to apply, including those of historically disenfranchised groups. 
 

Administrative Assistant, Office of the President

 

Assistant Director of Individual Giving

 

Grant Writer (part-time)

 


 

Administrative Assistant, Office of the President

Reconstructing Judaism seeks a highly motivated and customer service-oriented assistant to support the Office of the President. Reporting primarily to the Executive Vice President, the ideal candidate has experience supporting senior executives and is articulate, organized, and tech savvy. The candidate must be able to seamlessly move between tasks and managers to complete projects and meet deadlines. The right candidate will be able to effectively prioritize, communicate with varied groups of people, take ownership of tasks from start to finish, and be the keeper and dispenser of important institutional information while identifying opportunities and spotting potential issues.

Primary Responsibilities
Administrative Support

  • Supporting the Executive Vice President, Director of Human Resources, and Director of Individual Giving including: meeting coordination, heavy calendar management, tracking project deadlines, communicating on behalf of, taking meeting minutes or action notes, drafting internal memos and proofreading internal and external communications, filing, data entry, data maintenance, following checklists of procedures, assisting with orienting and communicating with new and current staff members, and other tasks as assigned.
  • Offering back up assistance to the Executive Assistant and Meetings & Events Manager.
  • Utilizing technology: Outlook (email & calendar), Word, Excel, Doodle, Zoom, PowerPoint and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS).
  • Managing in-person and virtual meeting and event logistics: video conferences 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.
  • Office duties include but are not limited to filing, opening mail, and distributing information to colleagues who are working both in-office and remotely.

Travel Preparation and Outreach Support for Key Senior Management

  • Organizing outgoing correspondence for the President and CEO as assigned.
  • Using Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge and Raiser’s Edge NXT, updating constituent records after e-mail distributions and individual donor outreach.
  • Completing other administrative tasks related to the upkeep and integrity of the database platform as assigned.
  • Collecting needed collateral for President and CEO’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.

Qualifications

  • At least three consecutive years of administrative assistant experience supporting an executive level supervisor.
  • Experience supporting multiple supervisors.
  • Experience managing multiple, concurrent projects.
  • Extensive Microsoft Outlook (both calendar and email), Word, and Excel experience required.
  • Experience scheduling and executing meetings via virtual platforms required. Zoom experience preferred.
  • Experience editing and proofreading.
  • Experience facilitating relationships and/or working at a nonprofit preferred.
  • Event experience a plus.

Capabilities:

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to interact appropriately with executives, VIP donors, stakeholders, volunteers and staff.
  • Ability to proficiently use the following without training: MS Office Suite (Mail Merge, Outlook, Word, Excel).
  • Ability to meet deadlines, self-motivate and track tasks.
  • Ability to think critically and to troubleshoot and resolve problems.
  • Organized and attentive to details.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion and good judgment.
  • Ability to project warmth, interest, and competence in all interactions.
  • Ability to retain information, master new skills quickly, and self-train.

Salary: $40,000-$45,000 annually, commensurate with experience.

Benefits:
This is a full-time, onsite, 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.

COVID-19 mitigation
In the interest of the health and safety of our community members, Reconstructing Judaism strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccination. Those who are unable to show proof or who prefer to keep their vaccination status private, will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing in any and all indoor shared/public spaces within our building.  During periods of elevated community transmission in Montgomery County, masking may be required of all employees and visitors regardless of vaccination status.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume 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 are an equal opportunity employer committed to economic, social, and racial justice. We do not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected classes. All are welcome to apply, including those of historically disenfranchised groups.

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.

 

 


 

Assistant Director of Individual Giving

Reconstructing Judaism seeks an Assistant Director of Individual Giving, a new frontline fundraising position created to expand and strengthen Reconstructing Judaism’s donor base. As we implement our 2021-2026 strategic plan, this team member joins the organization at a pivotal time and has the opportunity to make a major impact in achieving our objectives through philanthropic support. Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving, the Assistant Director of Individual Giving will be responsible for growing the number of unrestricted and scholarship donors giving $1,000+ annually and increasing gifts from existing donors through personal solicitation, mailed and email appeals, and by activating our existing network of motivated volunteer fundraisers. The Assistant Director of Individual Giving will support all stewardship activities, collaborating with, creating and executing the annual stewardship calendar for unrestricted, restricted, and endowment donors. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, detail-oriented, and possesses impeccable communication and writing skills. They will thrive in a results-oriented environment and bring a high degree of integrity and confidentiality to their work.

Preference will be given to candidates in the Greater Philadelphia, New York Tri-State, or DC/Baltimore areas. Work is currently fully remote, but when restrictions abate local/regional candidates will be expected to work from our Wyncote, PA (30 minutes from downtown Philadelphia) offices a minimum of once a month with the opportunity to design a flexible hybrid schedule. Candidates in other locations will also be considered and are welcome to apply.

Position Responsibilities

  • SOLICITATION MANAGEMENT & PROSPECT DEVELOPMENT
    • Work closely with the Director of Individual Giving to conceptualize and execute annual and multi-year unrestricted fundraising plans, with a focus on the leadership annual giving category (gifts of $1,000 and above)
    • Assist in the creation and execution of mini-campaigns for restricted giving opportunities or around key milestones/events
    • Assist the Director of Individual Giving in supporting fundraising volunteers
    • Prepare solicitation materials, including quarterly appeals
    • Identify new prospects from constituent database, in partnership with colleagues and volunteers, and from research; participate in assignment strategy to assess best engagement plan for new prospects
  • FRONTLINE FUNDRAISING
    • Maintain a portfolio of 75-100 households, soliciting gifts of $1,000 and above through personal contact / moves management
    • Keep a regular and aggressive schedule of outreach, making a minimum of 25 contacts (calls, video calls, or substantial reciprocated written correspondence) per month and performing select visits as appropriate
    • Maintain database accuracy through timely entry of actions and maintenance of donor information
    • When deemed safe under pandemic guidelines, meeting donors in person for local and limited regional travel (5-10%)
  • STEWARDSHIP
    • Ensure donor stewardship needs are met through annual stewardship calendar
    • Segment stewardship activities to ensure systematic and appropriate engagement across the donor base
    • Plan, execute, and staff virtual and in-person events
  • COLLABORATION & COLLEGIALITY
    • Partner with colleagues in Development and across the organization to promote a culture of philanthropy amongst our constituents, including members of congregations, rabbinic alumni, and subscribers of digital programming

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a nonprofit setting with frontline fundraising responsibilities, ideally in annual giving or a comprehensive campaign
  • Experience with Jewish communal organizations, social justice, and/or higher education
  • Experience with fundraising CRM databases (Raiser’s Edge experience a plus)
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, and Zoom

Capabilities

  • Strategic and operational thinker, able to manage comprehensive annual plans alongside daily activities and deadlines
  • Empathetic, poised, and clear communicator, confident in contacting existing and new donors, naturally curious about our donors’ lives
  • Supportive and collaborative colleague, a team player

Salary: $60,000-70,000, commensurate with experience and credentials

Benefits:
This is a full-time, 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, flexible, and progressive workplace.

COVID-19 mitigation
In the interest of the health and safety of our community members, Reconstructing Judaism strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccination. Those who are unable to show proof or who prefer to keep their vaccination status private, will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing in any and all indoor shared/public spaces within our building.  During periods of elevated community transmission in Montgomery County, masking may be required of all employees and visitors regardless of vaccination status.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume 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 are an equal opportunity employer committed to economic, social, and racial justice. We do not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected classes. All are welcome to apply, including those of historically disenfranchised groups.

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.

 


 

Grant Writer (part-time)

Reconstructing Judaism seeks an experienced Grant Writer to strengthen existing relationships with institutional funders and seek out and secure new grants. As we implement our 2021-2026 strategic plan, this team member joins the organization at a pivotal time and has the opportunity to make a major impact in achieving our objectives through securing philanthropic support. Reporting to the Director of Individual Giving, the Grant Writer will collaborate with program staff, faculty, and other partners to develop proposals for existing and proposed initiatives. The Grant Writer will also manage grant tracking and reporting in partnership with colleagues. Candidates with an understanding of the Jewish nonprofit landscape who possess experience working with a wide range of institutional donors, ranging from small, niche funders to large community foundations, are preferred. The ideal candidate has a proven track record of success in obtaining institutional funding while bringing a high degree of integrity and confidentiality to their work. They are self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized and an impeccable, persuasive communicator.

This is a 75% of full time position with a high degree of flexibility regarding schedule and location. This can be a fully remote position, although regional candidates in the Philadelphia, New York, and DC/Baltimore regions who are able to work from our Wyncote, PA (30 minutes from downtown Philadelphia) offices a minimum of once a month are encouraged to apply.

Position Responsibilities

  • Research new funding opportunities and initiate contact, arranging meetings for senior leadership with foundation representatives as appropriate
  • Write letters of inquiry and grant proposals
  • Partner with program staff, faculty, and Finance department to manage grant reporting and, where appropriate, write reports
  • Develop programmatic funding proposals
  • Submit pro forma grant requests as needed
  • Ensure appropriate reporting to and stewardship of institutional funders
  • Create and maintain an annual and multi-year grant deadline and reporting calendar
  • Maintain organized and detailed records
  • Track all activity in Raiser’s Edge NXT
  • Set and achieve goals for grant submissions
  • Occasional writing for our development department on an as-needed basis

Qualifications

  • 5-7 years’ experience in institutional relations with a focus on grant writing
  • Experience with progressive Jewish or multifaith communal organizations highly preferred
  • Experience with fundraising CRM databases preferred (Reconstructing Judaism uses Raiser’s Edge)
  • Strong computer skills, particularly in Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, and Zoom

Salary:  $45,000-55,000, commensurate with experience and credentials

Benefits
This is a part-time (.75 FTE), 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, flexible, and progressive workplace.

COVID-19 mitigation
In the interest of the health and safety of our community members, Reconstructing Judaism strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccination. Those who are unable to show proof or who prefer to keep their vaccination status private, will be required to wear a mask and maintain social distancing in any and all indoor shared/public spaces within our building.  During periods of elevated community transmission in Montgomery County, masking may be required of all employees and visitors regardless of vaccination status.

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume 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 are an equal opportunity employer committed to economic, social, and racial justice. We do not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected classes. All are welcome to apply, including those of historically disenfranchised  groups.

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.