Last-minute openings for male teachers of Language Arts, Math/Science, and a Computer Room Administator. Mesivta Rabbi S R Hirsch, a Regent-accredited Yeshiva, is located in Washington Heights, Upper Manhattan, near the GW Bridge. Mon-Thurs, flexible hours between 2:00-6:10 PM. Bright, motivated students, strong Administrative support.
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Conservative synagogue in south Brooklyn is looking for a Hebrew School teacher. School meets twice a week, on Sunday morning from 9:30 to 11:30 AM and on Wednesday afternoon, from 3:30 to 5:30. Salary: about 5k/yr, depending on experience. Possibility of adding leading monthly children’s service on Shabbat morning, if desired, at additional pay.
Repair the World is a national nonprofit dedicated to inspiring American Jews and their communities to give their time and effort to serve those in need. We aim to make service a defining part of American Jewish life. Headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, the organization has a diverse and talented staff team and an entrepreneurial, collegial, fast-paced and results-oriented culture.
Repair the World is seeking a superb, highly organized writer and communicator to become a key member of its Development team. The Director will report to the Vice President of Development and Government Affairs and work with the VP, CEO and Board to set and achieve goals for Repair the World’s fundraising from institutional sources, primarily foundations. The Director must be able to identify and effectively steward institutional prospects; enjoy the process of donor cultivation; work well autonomously and collaboratively; and support fellow team members in fulfilling the department’s overall goals. In addition, the Director must be a polished, effective communicator of the organization’s work and mission.
The Director will lead and manage all components of Repair the World’s institutional giving program:
· Set annual institutional funding goals with the VP and monitor progress toward these goals on a weekly/monthly and quarterly basis. Develop and present periodic reports to the Development Committee and Board.
· Expand the base of institutional donors through active prospect research and through effective collaboration with the VP, CEO, Board members and other stakeholders. Implement stewardship processes for all donors and prospects.
· Develop and/or expand support from corporate and public/government funding and Jewish Federations.
· Maintain and deepen relationships with founding stakeholders.
· Develop, complete and submit persuasive and well-written correspondence, proposals, program descriptions and reports. Prepare project budgets and other supporting materials, engaging program and finance staff. Develop deep familiarity with program specifics and changes, and effectively translate these into written materials
· Secure meetings with prospective funders and, if appropriate, accompany senior leadership to meetings and solicitations. Develop talking points, research profiles and other briefing materials. Assure prompt and thorough follow up and acknowledgements.
· Build, maintain and adhere to a detailed calendar of deadlines and reporting requirements.
· Establish productive and synergistic relationships with colleagues.
· Engage program and finance staff to assure accountability with grant requirements as well as accuracy of reporting.
· Develop and implement a highly effective stewardship program for major institutional donors through ongoing and entrepreneurial cultivation.
· Oversee the tracking systems and mailing lists for institutional support, including donor contact information and gift records, research, activities and communications.
Candidates must possess 3-5 years of demonstrated success in securing institutional support. The ideal candidate will have superlative writing and presentation skills and serve as an articulate and passionate spokesperson for the organization. S/he will be fluent in budgeting and data analysis; balance attention to detail with high-level thinking; and manage time and multiple projects in a rapidly transforming environment. The ideal candidate is a high-energy and polished professional with a gracious demeanor and sense of humor. Candidates must have a B.A. degree and ideally a graduate degree.
Candidates must be highly computer literate, proficient in use of Microsoft Office (including Excel and Powerpoint), and sophisticated donor databases and prospect research tools.
HOW TO APPLY
For immediate consideration, please send resume and cover letter to talent(at)werepair.org. In order to be considered, your email must include “Institutional Support” and your full name in the subject line.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Repair the World provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, citizenship, creed, genetic disposition or carrier status, national origin, disability, marital status or any other protected trait or characteristic as established by law.
Director of Institutional Advancement
Yiddish Book Center
The Yiddish Book Center seeks a Director of Institutional Advancement to join this dynamic cultural organization and lead its fundraising program. The Center is a 32-year-old nonprofit dedicated to celebrating modern Jewish and Yiddish culture by rescuing endangered Yiddish books and opening them to new generations through education and visitor programs. Housed in an architecturally distinctive building adjacent to the campus of Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, the Center offers an intellectually stimulating, reflective, and creative environment where you can greatly enrich your life and your career.
The Director of Institutional Advancement will partner with the President, Executive Director and Chair of the Board of Directors to develop and execute a plan to significantly increase the Center’s revenue, with particular attention to building the endowment. The Center has great untapped potential among its current donor pool and has created this new role to lead the strategy to further its individual giving program, overall fundraising efforts and an upcoming endowment campaign.
About the Yiddish Book Center
The mission of The Yiddish Book Center is to rescue Yiddish books, introduce a great world of literature to new readers, enlarge understanding of Yiddish and Jewish culture and strengthen modern Jewish identity. Founded in 1980 by MacArthur Fellow Aaron Lansky, the Center, located in Amherst, MA, is currently supported by 20,000 donors, an active Board of Directors, 20 staff members, and a roster of committed volunteers.
The Center’s architecture, inspired by the distinctive rooflines of an 18th-century synagogue in Poland, suggests a typical shtetl, or East European Jewish town. Built in 1997 and expanded in 2008, the Center is located in a former apple orchard and features theater and performance space, a busy student center, art galleries, open Yiddish book stacks, museum exhibitions, and other resources. Since its inception, the Center has recovered over one million volumes of modern Yiddish literature, with hundreds of additional books continuing to arrive each week. In recent years the Book Center has created innovative educational offerings for high school students, college students and adults, as well as a range of public programs and events. The Center’s achievement has been hailed as the “the greatest cultural rescue effort in Jewish history.”
The Yiddish Book Center’s work falls within three major categories:
Collection and Preservation: While the days of Aaron Lansky’s traversing the country in a truck to collect books are mostly over, the Center continues to receive thousands of additional volumes each year. Duplicates are made available for sale at nominal cost, both on site and online; other books are more rare and are cataloged and carefully preserved for historical and scholarly purposes. Through the auspices of the Righteous Persons Foundation, the Center digitized 11,000 volumes as the Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library, and in 2009 placed the full texts of these volumes online via the Internet Archive. These books are accessible to users, free of charge, and are downloadable in their entirety from any computer. On- and off-site storage, archival process and equipment, media and technology are critical components of the collection and preservation process.
Education: The educational element of the Center is the focus of a recently announced strategic direction for the organization and represents a major shift in the organization’s primary mission. Currently, the Center supports the highly selective, seven-week Steiner Summer Internship Program in Yiddish language and Eastern European Jewish cultural history for undergraduate students; a year-long fellowship program for college graduates, in which young people play a leadership role; oral history, exhibition development, online Yiddish instruction, bibliography and other new and ongoing projects; and a cultural fellows program where undergraduates initiate Yiddish and Jewish cultural programming on their own campuses. Formal education programs are hosted in the Kaplen Family Building, a new wing offering classrooms, research and study areas, common space, and offices. Note the focus on educating a young audience. This focus is a major emphasis for the Center’s future.
Visitor Programs: The Center hosts approximately 10,000 visitors a year through exhibitions, travelling programs, interpretive tours, and other special events. It offers monthly programs including films, lectures, concerts, readings, and “Yidstock,” a summer Yiddish music festival. The Center also houses a kosher kitchen and beautiful indoor and outdoor space.
The Center is a fiscally sound organization. To provide a sense of the organization’s financial position and operational scale, the operating budget for FY2012 is just over $3.714 million, up from $3.254 million in 2011. The budget increase represents a strategic investment in education, which is increasingly central to the Center’s vision. Currently, budgeted revenue for the Center comes in the form of contributions and grants ($2M), membership ($1.2M), program fees ($100K), endowment income ($391K), and sales ($90K) from its bookstore and online sales.. The endowment presently stands at $16 million. The Center has no debt.
The Yiddish Book Center seeks an experienced, strategic, and intellectually-oriented Director of Institutional Advancement to play a key role in the setting of ambitious goals, strategic volunteer engagement, and growth of major and planned giving program in support of the overall development program. Reporting to the Executive Director, she/he will be a member of the Center’s management team and will oversee a small team that currently consists of a Director of Development and a Development Associate. A strong appreciation for and commitment to the Center’s mission, values and goals and a minimum of seven years’ experience are required.
Specific responsibilities include:
Qualities of the successful candidate include:
Email cover letter and resume in confidence to:
Tracy Marshall, Senior Consultant
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Filed under: Non-Profit.