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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. All are welcome to apply.

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

 


 

Reconstructing Judaism will be embarking upon a major campaign to help our organization make an impactful stride toward delivering on our vision in new and exciting ways. The Campaign Manager will report to the Vice President for Strategic Advancement and will be responsible for driving campaign planning and follow through in conjunction with staff and lay leadership and a development firm yet to be chosen. The successful candidate will demonstrate affinity with the mission and identity of Reconstructing Judaism and possess the organizational, development and relational skills required of this role.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the VP for Strategic Advancement to align the campaign with the organization’s mission, values, vision and strategic plan, while keeping in mind the needs of our already established annual campaign.
  • Serve as the lead staff person to the Campaign Steering Committee, handling all meeting details and creation and distribution of minutes and action notes.
  • Develop and maintain productive relationships with internal and external constituencies.
  • Design and implement a series of campaign cultivation activities including events and communications with top prospects.
  • Ensure that events, solicitations and supporting materials and communications are developed, produced and executed in accordance with the campaign plan.
  • Manage campaign prospect research, tracking, correspondence, stewardship and acknowledgement in the donor database.
  • Manage, equip and support volunteer and staff involvement in the campaign, preparing them to be effective cultivators and solicitors. Prepare briefing and follow-up materials for solicitors.
  • In conjunction with the VPSA, engage in resource planning, development and oversight of campaign budget, allocation of resources and expenditures for the campaign.
  • Manage the President’s, the VPSA’s, and lay leaders’ travel portfolios related to campaign prospects; assist in managing appointments and shepherding through the cultivation process.
  • Calculate and produce regular campaign status reports on income and expenses.

Qualifications

  • Ability to develop and sustain relationships with a wide range of people.
  • Ability to exercise influence as well as direct power to achieve strategic goals.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills and public presence.
  • Strong track record of meeting critical deadlines and keeping projects on target and on budget.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Experience

  • 5-7 years’ experience in fundraising campaign work and/or development work. Must be able to demonstrate how prior experience translates into aptitude to oversee and run a campaign.
  • Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.

Salary:

$70,000+, 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 will not be considered. No phone calls please.

Diversity is a core value of our organization.   We welcome applicants of any and all racial and ethnic groups and sexual and gender identities. Reconstructing Judaism is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected classes. All are welcome to apply.


Reconstructing Judaism (Wyncote, Pa.) seeks a full-time assistant director in the communications department. Reporting to the assistant vice president for communications, the successful candidate will have excellent project management skills with a demonstrable history of successfully leading projects involving multiple people, digital media and print media to timely completion.

Our desired candidate possesses an entrepreneurial spirit, utilizing resourcefulness, adaptability and creative thinking to problem solve and to take reasonable risks.

Responsibilities:

  • All aspects of event communications management including managing online event registration, events promotion, development and production of event collateral (ex. tribute books, signage) and post-event communications, management of event timelines/deadlines.
  • All aspects of education catalogue production including producing online and print catalogues, promotion of educational offerings and timeline management.
  • Handling all aspects of a small publishing press, including title promotion, title development, oversight of reprinting, management of a part-time order-fulfillment clerk, website and e-commerce management, trouble-shooting customer and fulfillment issues as needed.
  • Miscellaneous projects including email, social media and web content management.

Capabilities

  • Excellent project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Proficiency with email, social media and web content management
  • Proficiency in producing print collateral, including catalogues, event programs and tribute books
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Goal oriented and self-motivated
  • Graphic design proficiency a plus

Experience

  • 3+ years of communications experience
  • 3+ years of project management experience
  • Book publishing experience a plus
  • E-Commerce experience a plus
  • Familiarity with Jewish community/nonprofit world in general and Reconstructionist Judaism in particular a plus

Salary:

Low $50Ks, commensurate with experience

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 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 welcome applicants of any and all racial and ethnic groups and sexual and gender identities. Reconstructing Judaism is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected classes. All are welcome to apply.


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.   We welcome applicants of any and all racial and ethnic groups and sexual and gender identities. 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.