Sesame Workshop seeks an experienced and entrepreneurial Project Coordinator for Shalom Sesame, a multimedia Jewish education project produced by the organization behind Sesame Street. This position will help shape and implement a plan to establish Shalom Sesame as a go-to resource for Jewish content that engages families with young children and offers tools to the Jewish educational community. The Project Coordinator reports to the Vice President, Project Director for Shalom Sesame. Position is 3-5 days per week, from July – December, with possibility of extension.
· Oversee regular updates of ShalomSesame.org, and serve as managing editor of the site, sourcing and contributing content in collaboration with production and creative teams
· Coordinate the development of a new content, collaborating with educational advisors, producers, the digital media team, creative, and legal/finance advisors
· Develop social media, e-newsletter and online partnership strategies to promote and syndicate ShalomSesame.org content
· Manage on-the-ground outreach strategies and steward partnerships with like-minded organizations to distribute content and reach target audiences in innovative ways
Oversee creation of community engagement materials for print and web
· Track budgets and create reporting mechanisms for project goals
· Work with fundraising staff to support presentations to major donors
· Other duties as assigned
· Bachelor’s degree required,
· Minimum 3 years of professional experience in Jewish community outreach and content development
· Fluent in YouTube channel and Facebook page management, in addition to familiarity with Google Analytics
· Experience with digital media projects, and content management systems. Excellent computer and technology skills, including all Microsoft Office applications
· Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills with a proven history of building and maintaining professional relationships
· Ability to write clearly and persuasively
· Detail oriented with proven ability to take initiative
Position is open until filled. Please send résumé and cover letter and salary requirements. Due to anticipated high volume of applications, we unfortunately will not be able to respond to all inquiries. Email to email@example.com
About Shalom Sesame:
Produced by Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization behind Sesame Street around the world, Shalom Sesame is a multimedia education project created to teach North American children about Jewish culture and Israel. Projected to reach millions of families, Shalom Sesame includes twelve half-hour episodes available on DVD; national PBS broadcasts of select episodes; SesameWorkshop.org, a website with video, games and family education materials; books, magazines and print materials; and, community events in partnership with organizations around the country. Visit us at www.SesameWorkshop.org.
About Sesame Workshop:
Sesame Workshop, a not-for-profit educational organization, creates innovative and engaging content to help all children reach their highest potential. For more than 40 years, the Workshop has been a global pioneer in educating and entertaining children through multiple media. The organization grounds its work in research to understand how media helps children learn, develop and grow. Sesame Workshop is best known as the creator of Sesame Street, The Electric Company and Pinky Dinky Doo.
Health & Human Services
Chief Administrative Officer
FEGS Health & Human Services (“FEGS”) is one of the largest and most diversified not-for-profit health and human service organizations in the United States. Its mission is to help each person achieve greater independence at work, at home, at school and in the community by providing high quality, cost efficient services that meet the ever-changing needs of business, government and society.
FEGS was founded in 1934 to help find work for individuals facing unemployment and to combat discrimination in the workplace. Today, FEGS’ service delivery network provides a diverse array of programs and services in the areas of health, disabilities, homecare, housing, employment/workforce, education, youth and family services.’ The organization assists more than 100,000 individuals and families a year – some 10,000 a day in over 350 facilities throughout the greater New York area.
FEGS’ budget of over $250 million supports a workforce of almost 8,000 staff, volunteers and interns. Thirteen subsidiary corporations, including both not-for-profit and for-profit enterprises are an integral part of the FEGS Health and Human Services network Additionally, FEGS provides management assistance, infrastructure support, capacity building and technical assistance to government, business and the not-for-profit sectors both nationally and internationally.
Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President and responsible to the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Administrative Officer (“CAO”) will be a key member of the senior leadership team. He or she will be a highly skilled, energetic, and experienced executive who has proven leadership in significant executive management positions, in the nonprofit, for-profit and/or public sectors. The CAO must be an exceptionally strong manager with leadership vision, a sense of entrepreneurship and superior operations skills to assist the Executive Vice President with the running of the organization.
The successful candidate must be capable of integrating seamlessly into the senior leadership team , be thoroughly committed to the organization’s mission and comfortable interacting with external business contacts from private industry, the non-profit sector and government as well as with Board level leadership. In addition, he or she must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a hands-on management style He or she will be highly intelligent and creative, diplomatic, analytical, of the highest integrity, and possess sound judgment and a sense of humor.
The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience and working knowledge across a broad spectrum of administrative and corporate support service functions with a strong emphasis in at least one or more of the following infrastructure areas: human resources, technology, real estate/facility planning, risk management and/or office services.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
• Establish a strong working partnership with the Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and senior leadership staff built on a shared vision for future growth;
• As a member of the senior leadership team will serve as a strategic partner in the organization’s overall executive planning and future growth strategy, and actively work in collaboration with the senior leadership team to contribute to the overall goals of the organization;
• Provide leadership and overall direction to a team of senior managers and leadership responsible for the administrative /infrastructure operations of the organization
• Establish a vision for shaping and guiding the organization’s human resources strategy, facility/real estate planning, technology resources, risk management strategy and office services functions to support the day to day operations and planned growth of the organization
• Help conceptualize and grow the organization’s for-profit entrepreneurial ventures across a number of areas to help diversify the organizations financial resources
• Serve as liaison to and oversee the organization’s interests in its not-for-profit and for-profit subsidiaries
• Provide support and serve as intermediary and facilitator to senior leadership staff across the organization’s major operating divisions to ensure that all administrative and infrastructure operations effectively support the business units/operations of the organization
• Establish effective management, financial and performance systems and controls to ensure that the organization’s investment in its administrative and infrastructure support services are appropriate and consistent with the needs of the organization
• Work collaboratively and effectively with government, foundations, other funders, and business partners to advance the goals of the organization
Experience and Qualifications:
• An advanced degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis in Business or Public Administration, or another related area.
• A well established and proven track record of at least 15 years of experience at the senior executive level overseeing the administrative and infrastructure operations/functions of a for-profit, non-profit and/ or government organization in one or more of the content areas highlighted above.
• A proven track record of effectively working with businesses organizations and institutions on complex and large scale administrative, infrastructure projects
• Superior organization, project and financial management skills in large and diverse organizational settings.
• Demonstrated ability to work in partnership at the Board level and with C-Level executives, business and community leaders.
• An effective, articulate and persuasive communicator, both verbally and in writing.
• Committed to the mission, purpose and values of FEGS and its programs, with the desire to capitalize on and be part of the team that impacts the organization’s future.
• Results-oriented, team player with high energy, and a skilled communicator with superior relationship building skills.
• An experienced senior executive–collaborative and team-oriented, who can take charge, build consensus, motivate others and affect change; must impart credibility, trust, enthusiasm, integrity and ethics.
For more information about FEGS Health and Human Services System, please visit their website at www.fegs.org.
FEGS Health and Human Services System has retained the services of Harris Rand Lusk to conduct this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be directed in confidence to:
Jack Lusk, Managing Partner
Anne McCarthy, Senior Director
Harris Rand Lusk
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New York, NY 10016
Tiferet Academy is looking to hire a Operations and Finance Manager for the 2013-2014 school year to help run and support the operations and finances of the school.
Opening in September 2013, Tiferet Academy seeks to be at the forefront of re-imagining the classroom of the future. By leveraging cutting edge technology and educational best practices we aim to both promote the highest quality of education and realize cost savings over the previous generation of classrooms. Tiferet Academy aims to become a child-centered K-8 elementary school.
We take a project-based and blended approach to education through a combination of traditional face-to-face, online, and peer-led learning. Our curriculum is geared towards helping students become enthusiastic learners, analytical thinkers, problem solvers, and ultimately, successful leaders in their communities and industries. We are committed to achieving excellence in both Judaic and secular studies, preparing students for scholastic, social and financial success in the evolving modern world, while instilling a strong love for Torah and Mitzvot, Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael, and other Jewish values.
The Operations and Finance Manager position requires someone who is highly organized, a savvy user of technology and other organizational resources, and who works well with others. He or she will possess the ability to set priorities, implement multiple projects, handle details, and work effectively under pressure with minimal supervision.
The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Financial operations – reviewing financial statements, budget, and audit and ensuring compliance with filing requirements, federal and state.
• Banking and investments – making deposits, cash balances, “investment portfolio”, maintaining relationship with the bank manager and our accountant.
• Payroll and benefits – withholding and reporting, monitoring health insurance coverage, comparison shopping and addressing individual staff problems
• Purchasing and accounts payable – efficient purchasing system and monitoring of budget variances
• Accounts receivable, including financial aid – billing, collections (current year and past year), overseeing enrollment process including: generating enrollment contracts (together with Head of School and Board), liaison with Application & Enrollment System Vendor (e.g., TADS, FACTS), liaison with Finance Committee on tuition setting and Financial Aid distribution, and fielding financial aid appeal
• Vendor Management – liaison with Dept. of Ed. and vendors (Title Funds, MSA-Mandated State Ed, BEDS form)
• Support office staff – coordinating events
• Communication – manage school communications (website, Facebook, Twitter, mailings) and addressing individual parent problems (in conjunction with Head of School)
• Scheduling – busing, arrivals and dismissals
• Logistics – Coordinating with facilities (e.g., security, deliveries)
• Professional development The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of successful experience.
The advertised position offers competitive compensation.
Tiferet Academy has the ability to offer health and welfare benefits to employees.
Please apply by completing the application form online at www.tiferet.org/jobs and by sending a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Women of Reform Judaism:
Women of Reform Judaism is the women’s affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism, the central body of Reform Judaism in North America. Established in 1913, WRJ now represents about 50,000 women in nearly 500 women’s groups in North America and around the world. Its mission is to ensure the future of Reform Judaism.
WRJ educates and trains sisterhood and congregational leadership in the areas of membership, fundraising, leadership skills, advocacy for social justice, and innovative and spiritual programming. Through its YES Fund (Youth, Education, and Special Projects), WRJ provides financial support to the various institutions of Reform Judaism.
Department of Service to Sisterhoods: Objectives
- Support nearly 500 sisterhoods and women’s groups throughout North America, including leadership development, programmatic support, fundraising assistance, governance matters and crisis management.
- Oversee and support work of 8 districts throughout North America, including biennial conventions, budgets, governance matters and communications with officers, boards and Area Directors.
- Manage relations between the affiliated sisterhoods and women’s groups and the umbrella organization, including membership dues, listservs and other communications with leadership, speaker’s bureau requests and delivery of materials and resources.
- Cultivate new and prospective affiliates and facilitate departure of resigned or disbanded sisterhoods.
- Engage members through programs, conferences (Fried Leadership Conferences), District Presidents calls and meetings, and Chai Society (board alumni group).
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Directs and manages the activities and performance of all members of the team, including knowledge managers, benchmarking analyst, and leadership training coordinator. Convenes various groups within the Union and the Movement to insure that knowledge is shared among staff, volunteers, and other key institutions of the Movement, so that our congregations and constituents can access the best knowledge and best practices available.
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- Provide Judaic and personal growth events, resources, mentorship, and learning to Jewish teenagers affiliated with the URJ.
- Assure quality teen events and programming in a healthy and safe environment.
- Offer support to congregational youth, volunteers and professionals in their efforts to create and maintain active high school teen programming.
- Provide the “boots on the ground” structure to expand and solidify Jewish youth involvement in URJ youth programs with an emphasis on NFTY
- Serve as a Jewish community builder in the NFTY MI area
- Be Reform “sh’lichim” to Jewish youth and all who interact with Jewish youth, strategizing the most effective means to connect to this generation of Reform Jewish teens and congregations.
- Network with other Jewish organizations in the area to ensure collaboration around Jewish teens in the MI area.
- Plan, implement and oversee NFTY regional youth events and partner with appropriate URJ or congregational staff in the planning, implementation and oversight ensuring events are youth-led, programmatically well evaluated, generally evaluated as outstading experiences, safe, with incidents appropriately reported and dealt with according to NFTY policy, and within budget.
- Develop creative outreach mechanisms to attract and engage the largest possible contingent of teens to regional, North American and congregational programs.
- Promote the URJ – mission, vision, programs, values, beliefs, projects, and affiliates, including review of all regional programming to ensure high quality educational and personal growth experiences in-line with the mission, vision, values, etc.
- Act as an ambassador and recruiter for all URJ youth-oriented programs including but not exclusive to: NFTY inIsrael, URJ camps, EIE, Mitzvah Corps, and L’Taken.
- Effectively communicate NFTY youth related information to the region; including clergy, youth advisors, parents, lay leaders and teens so that people in the region are informed.
- Serve as a resource, mentor, and advisor to the NFTY Regional Board. This includes setting a schedule of group and individuals meetings, setting appropriate relationship boundaries with regional board members, proving constructive and positive feedback to regional board members, sharing your personality and unique approach to experiential education, and creating an environment for board members that they identify as fun, based on trust and Jewish values, team-focused, and an opportunity for growth.
- Maintain a fiscally responsible regional budget
- Complete all administrative reporting and process tasks as described in the NFTY Policy & Procedures Manual
- Respond to communications and inquiries in a timely fashion
- Support congregations in their youth group programs: should serve the congregations in the following ways
- Help train and orient congregations’ youth workers
- Be resources for youth group programming ideas
- Consult with congregations looking to start a TYG
- Maintain updated regional online presence, including website based on the standards set by the NFTY Web Team.
- Travel to and/or support Regional and North American Events and meetings
- Train and supervise any ancillary staff needed for their region (i.e. Reform Youth Interns)
1. Integrity, Ethics and Values: Adheres to an appropriate (for the URJ) and effective set of core values and beliefs; acts in line with and promotes those values; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain; responds to situations with constancy and reliability.
2. Positive and Joyful Demeanor: Recognizes the positive aspects of people and situations; responds to adversity with a positive attitude recognizing challenges as opportunities; maintains a joyful disposition; generally exudes positive energy.
3. Informing Others: Provides the information people need to know; helps people understand the information and knowledge and its relevance to the task at hand; is timely and appropriate with information
4. Initiative: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for worthwhile activities; not fearful of taking calculated risks; seizes opportunities; sets demanding but achievable objectives for self and youth leadership; sets appropriate personal work objectives, measures own progress; identifies personal gaps in knowledge and skill; undertakes appropriate activities to develop needed skills; and seeks regular feedback on performance.
5. Interpersonal Skills: Establishes good working relationships with all colleagues and youth who are relevant to the completion of work; works well with people at all levels of the organization; builds appropriate rapport; considers the impact of his/her actions on others; uses diplomacy and tact; is approachable.
6. Personal Resilience: Can effectively cope with change and uncertainty; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; isn’t upset when things are up in the air; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty; is flexible.
7. Communication: Is able to speak articulately and clearly in a variety of communication settings and styles; can get a spoken message across that has the desired effect; Adjusts and fine-tunes communication in response to both verbal and non-verbal cues; Is able to write clearly and succinctly; can get messages across that have a desired effect; clearly articulates message content and projects an appropriate tone.
8. Team Orientation: demonstrates interest, skill and success in team environments; places group goals ahead of personal agendas; steps up to offer self as a resource to other members of the team; understands and supports the importance of teamwork; shares credit for success with others
9. Decision Making and Problem Solving: Uses sound logic and to approach difficult problems and apply effective solutions; can distinguish between symptoms, causes and implied solutions; enlists the input of others on critical decisions; decides in a timely manner based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment.
10. Project Management: Identifies the key objectives and scope of a proposed project; garners needed resources and project support, develops a realistic and thorough plan for achieving key objectives, keeps team members briefed on progress, implements action plans, communicates progress to all involved, identifies and resolves barriers and problems
11. Mentorship, Coaching and Supervision of Youth: Clearly and comfortably delegates appropriate tasks and decisions to youth; appropriately shares authority and responsibility; creates accountability; sets clear objectives and measures, monitors process, progress and results; builds feedback loops into the work. Holds frequent development discussions; is aware of each Regional Board members’ strengths, challenges and limitations; encourages youth through mentorship; offers support and guidance to youth on a regular, on-going basis. Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; empowers others; invites shared input and decision making. Is good at establishing clear expectations and setting clear direction; engages disciplinary processes in a timely manner. Demonstrates ability to manage groups of teens. Demonstrates strong and appropriate personal boundaries in relationships with youth.
12. Jewish Teacher and Role Model: In all ways, represents oneself as a role model of the Reform Jewish Movement and a Jewish teacher.
- Must have a Bachelor’s Degree, Masters preferred
Knowledge of and experience with the Reform Movement & NFTY
- Experience in camp and/or youth work in a leadership capacity
- 2 year minimum commitment
- Ability to communicate or attend events during day, evening and weekend hours
- Ability to spend two-weeks, as appropriate, for URJ - Summer program placement (URJ Camp, travel program. Etc.).
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East Geographic Team Director
The URJ inspires individuals and nurtures dynamic, compelling Jewish communities of sacred purpose. We:
- Catalyze the advancement of Reform Jewish congregations and institutions to successfully implement their mission;
- Work in close partnership with HUC-JIR, CCAR, NATE, NATA and the other professional associations of the Reform Movement to support the training of outstanding lay and professional leaders who will develop vibrant Reform Jewish congregations and institutions
- Convene and connect Reform Jewish leaders and communities to build institutions, learn from one another and leverage our collective power to realize our vision
Congregational Network Group (CNG)
- Geographic Congregational Networks
- Large Congregations Network
- Small Congregations Network
Congregational Network staff and lay partners will build relationships with and among congregational lay and professional leaders by connecting them and convening gatherings which foster cross-pollination of ideas and address shared concerns. Application of a networking and collaborative approach will enable effective organizations and individuals to relate to one another in order to more successfully implement the mission of their respective congregation/institution.
The Congregational Network Director is a member of a team that together is responsible for directly working with congregations, with lay leadership and with other URJ staff to create effective relationships, resources and programs that advance Reform Jewish congregations and institutions toward the successful implementation of their respective missions. Additionally, responsibilities specific to the Congregational Network Director include leading and motivating the team and creating an environment of open communication, experimentation, team work and workplace trust while directing evaluation efforts and assessing and providing training and professional development opportunities in conjunction with others in the same position across the organization. The Congregational Network Director is responsible for building consensus and for communicating and resolving boundary and integration issues with other teams/departments in the URJ (including staff, lay leadership, affiliates/agencies etc).
Each CNG Team Member will:
- Assess and create strategy with other members of their respective team, of the other CGN teams and in collaboration with all groups across the organization to effectively advance the work of the URJ in general and that related to congregations specifically.
- Engage congregations, staff and volunteers in the work of the CNG
- Develop one-on-one relationships with key stakeholders in a prescribed congregation portfolio in a manner that promotes dynamic engagement and partnership in ways that are both proactive and responsive.
- Encourage congregations to network with other congregations with similar interests and to form networks/communities or to join a URJ Community of Practice
- Be the eyes and ears of our Institutional Advancement Group (development, marketing, PR) in the portfolio area to ensure that the Reform Movement mission and potential is in the forefront of the minds of local congregations, unaffiliated, potential funders and potential future Movement leaders
- Create effective relationships to advance the work both internally and externally of the URJ in general and the appropriate GLN, LCLN or SCLN specifically
- Contribute to, develop and access resources and grow the URJ Knowledge Network as a part of the on-going work with and for congregations and other Jewish institutions/agencies
- Identify potential relationships and programs to further the work of the CNG
- Partner with others to recommend key contacts for on-site visits to maximize travel and programming
- Document interactions with congregations and others in CRM or other appropriate system
- Partner with all areas of the URJ to provide a holistic approach to congregational support/service including MUM, Camps, NFTY, Intro to Judaism, Just Congregations etc
In addition to the items listed above,
The Congregational Network Director will:
- Lead and manage the day-to-day operation of their staff, motivating them and promoting the purposefulness of the work to the Reform Movement
- Effectively communicating vision and objectives to educate and promote the internal and external shareholders including staff and lay leadership
- Create an environment focused on open communication, experimentation, cohesive team effort and workplace trust
- Develops and trains team members on evaluation tools to effectively determine the success of the work of the Geographic Congregational Network team
- Skillfully redirect efforts as determined by feedback and evaluation from and to congregations, staff and lay leadership
- Assure that team members have required education and training to effectively achieve excellence
- Serve as a focal point to communicate and resolve boundary and integration issues with other teams/departments/institutions/agencies
Each URJ staff member will display:
- Commitment to Mission
- Job Knowledge
- Initiative & Creativity
- Commitment to Quality
The Congregational Network Director will display (in addition to those items listed above):
- Leadership skills
- Action Management
- Entrepreneurial/Risk Management
- Developing others
- Active listening
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The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, competitive, dedicated, committed and willing & ready to relocate. He or she must have strong communication skills both over the phone as well as face-to-face. He or she must be articulate but firm at the same time. A drive for financial success is the key element what we are looking for in selecting the perfect candidate for this position. He or she will also be responsible to compose a sales team that reflects their experience and knowledge of the field of marketing.
Maintain professional standards in areas of sales and customer service.
Process sales data, sales progress reports and other sales related records and reports
Provide support for the sales team and customers
Manage current and prospective customer database
Customer Account Negotiation
Contribute to a positive and motivational environment
Work closely with our outside sales reps to understand the nuances of our business
Excellent presentation skills: great with people; able to speak on the phone or in person comfortably
3-5 years previous job experience with sales support or customer service experience
Resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient and detail oriented
Positive, can-do attitude combined with flexibility is a winning combination for this role
Manage internal communication daily
Excellent Time Management Skills
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