Employment Opportunities | Reconstructing Judaism

Employment Opportunities

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:



Director of Board Relations and Presidential Initiatives

Reconstructing Judaism seeks a Director of Board Relations and Presidential Initiatives reporting directly to the president.

 

Major responsibilities include:

Serving as lead staff person for the board of governors and overseeing the governance structure of the Reconstructionist movement

  • Maintain close liaison relationship with the board chair, officers, and committee chairs
  • Assist in the recruitment of new board members and stewardship of current members
  • Oversee board orientation and continuing education and enrichment opportunities
  • Ensure the health of the board’s committee structure
  • Staff and co-lead key board committees such as Nominating and Leadership Development Committee, Governance Committee and/or the Strategic Planning and Assessment Committee
  • Take a proactive and strategic approach to ensure the board operates as a vital and adaptive governing body
  • Ensure compliance with and accuracy of bylaws
  • Initiate, track and oversee execution of follow up for board decisions and projects
  • Research and analyze complex and sensitive topics and share information about best practices in organizational governance
  • Oversee creation, editing and distribution of all regular and special communications to the board and Executive Committee, including meeting agendas, action notes and departmental reports
  • Oversee compilation, editing and distribution of timely and accurate meeting minutes, including informational, voting and follow-up items.
  • Oversee planning and execution of Executive Committee, and board committee meetings

 

Functioning in a key advisory capacity to assist the president in the fulfillment of the president’s vision and the organization’s mission:

  • Help to coordinate and advance presidential initiatives and special programs
  • Externally communicate information of a highly complex nature in a clear, precise, and compelling way and in a manner that reflects the president’s vision, voice and priorities
  • Oversee communication from the Office of the President. Conceptualize, research, draft, and/or edit various communications for multiple audiences across the full range of communications mediums
  • Staff the President’s Cabinet
  • Participate in the Senior Leadership Team, which collectively implements the mission of the organization
  • Oversee coordination of events and social functions related to the President’s Office, ensuring these events meet the organization’s standard of excellence and consistency in image and goals

 

Competencies:

  • A collaborative stance and capacity to develop and sustain relationships
  • Capacity to exercise influence as well as direct power to achieve strategic goals
  • Successful communication skills and public presence
  • Ability to utilize discretion and good judgment at all times 
  • Willingness to travel
  • A talent for writing and editing
  • Ability to synthesize and analyze information accurately and quickly
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, while balancing competing priorities and managing multiple assignments
  • Ability to be flexible and self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously and meet critical deadlines

 

Qualifications:

  • Experience with non-profit governance
  • 5-7 years of leadership and/or management experience
  • Experience working with board and committee leaders
  • Familiarity with the Jewish community and the Reconstructionist movement
  • Relevant advanced degree and/or rabbinical ordination preferred

 

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 competitive salary and a dynamic and progressive workplace.

 

To Apply 

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV and writing sample to hr@reconstructingjudaism.org

 

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.

 



Administrative Assistant for Development

Reconstructing Judaism seeks a highly motivated, tech savvy and customer service-oriented assistant for its Development department. The right candidate is articulate, organized, and able to seamlessly move between tasks to complete projects and meet deadlines. The right candidate will be able to effectively 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.
 
 
Position Responsibilities
 
  • Administrative support for Development department members: meeting coordination, meeting action notes, donor correspondence management, receiving and tracking gifts, schedule management, travel management, other duties as assigned.
  • Administrative support for the Vice President for Strategic Advancement including processing reimbursements, coding credit card statements, managing daily schedule, coordinating logistics for travel.
  • Heavy communication and coordination with stakeholders and donors.
  • Data maintenance and reporting with Raiser’s Edge or other data systems. Generate, understand and confirm accuracy of reports.
  • Manage daily and special mailing projects (hard copy and electronic): campaigns, acknowledgement letters, and board mailings.
  • Track Development budget; code invoices.
  • Editing, proofreading and ensuring accurate content.
  • Manage logistics of videoconferences and teleconferences, including scheduling and announcing meetings to participants, managing reservations, and managing meeting technology.
  • Interdepartmental coordination of meetings and travel.
  • Meeting and event logistics.
 
 
Qualifications
 
  • Experience managing multiple, concurrent projects.
  • Extensive Microsoft Outlook (both calendar and email), Word, and Excel experience required. Access experience also preferred.
  • Experience scheduling and executing meetings via virtual platforms required. Zoom experience preferred.
  • Database/CRM experience required: entry, maintenance and report creation. Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
  • Experience editing and proofreading.
  • Experience facilitating relationships.
  • Event experience preferred.
  • Experience working with the Jewish community preferred.
 
 
Capabilities:
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to interact appropriately with 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 project warmth, interest and competence in all interactions.
  • Ability to retain information, master new skills quickly, and self-train.
 
 
Education and Experience
  • Associate Degree or higher preferred.
  • At least three consecutive years of administrative assistant experience.
  • Must be able to provide stellar professional references for relevant work.
 
Salary:
 
$40,000-$45,000 annually, commensurate with experience.
 
 
Benefits:
 
This is a full-time, non-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.