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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.

 

IT Specialist

Innovation and Impact Assistant

Part-Time Administrative Assistant

 


IT Specialist

Reconstructing Judaism seeks an IT Specialist to provide accurate, timely and reliable support for the organization. Successful candidates will 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
  • Acquire, install, configure, and troubleshoot computers, printers, copiers and other peripherals
  • 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
  • Configure, program, and update the organization’s phone system (Avaya IP Office)
  • Support and troubleshoot web-conferencing tools (Zoom, Skype)
  • 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:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • A+ Certification required
  • MCP certification helpful
  • At least 3 years of experience supporting end user technology (desktops and mobile devices) preferably in an educational environment.
  • Experience providing support for Windows 7, 8, & 10 desktop environment
  • Experience with Windows-based desktop hardware and operating systems
  • MS Office skills; especially Office 365 and mobile device synchronization
  • Experience with mobile devices (iPads, iPhones, Androids and Laptops)
  • Active Directory essentials such as user account administration and NTFS permissions

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 by offering over 24 online networks and immersions per year. Through grants, web programs and community partnerships 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 programs like:

The I & I Assistant ensures quality implementation of online learning and community building by hosting each learning session and tending to participant orientation before, during and after sessions. The position includes administration of departmental programs and implementation of social media strategy and web communication. The I & I Assistant supports the I & I Assistant Director of Programs as well as the rest of the I & I Department.   

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:

  • Host multiple weekly zoom calls before, during and after online learning sessions
  • Support online learning facilitators with communications, registration and outreach to learners
  • Troubleshooting myriad issues related to the technical aspects of hosting online learning
  • 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
  • Maintain and grow social media presence and marketing campaigns on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for all I & I programs
  • Maintain and update Learning Networks section on the organizational website
  • Data management: administer surveys, report generation, data analysis, income and donations tracking
  • Registration management
  • Processing invoices and credit card reconciliation

Competencies:

  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Ability to independently troubleshoot and resolve problems  
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility
  • Ability to cultivate and maintain online relationships 
  • Organized and attentive to detail
  • Proficient with the following technology:
    • MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)
    • MailChimp
    • Salesforce
    • Zoom (ability to train others, experience with breakout groups, file and screen sharing required)
    • Drupal or similar content management system

Qualifications:

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

Salary:

$35,000-$40,000, 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.

 


 

 Part-Time Administrative Assistant

The Reconstructionist Rabbinical College seeks a part-time Administrative Assistant to support the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The assistant provides exceptional, seasoned and reliable administrative support to the office with tact and professionalism and manages the calendar, communications and logistical support for the office. The assistant projects the dignity of the office in all communications while serving as a liaison for the dean to students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintaining, adjusting and editing calendars of extensive meetings and events accurately and with careful attention to detail.
  • Initiating, receiving, directing and responding to requests by email and phone.
  • Initiating and managing logistics, communication, catering, technology, and materials for meetings, events, seminars, committees, and in-services.
  • Initiating and managing arrangements for conference calls and webinars and overseeing their successful execution.
  • Attending meetings while composing meeting minutes and administering projection.
  • Communication updates to students and faculty.
  • Guest reception for the office.
  • Information management: letter creation, proofreading, mail merges, document updates and filing.
  • Processing expense reimbursement and credit card reconciliation.
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting myriad issues.

Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally.
  • Ability to interact appropriately with faculty, students, 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.

Experience

  • At least three years of administrative assistant experience supporting an executive level supervisor.
  • Associate Degree or equivalent experience.
  • 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.
  • Experience editing and proofreading.
  • Experience working with the Jewish community preferred.
  • Event experience preferred.

Salary:

Starting at $19 per hour, commensurate with experience.

Hours:

This position is 24 hours per week (.6 FTE). Hours will be spread over four to five days per week.

Benefits:

This is a part-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 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. 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.