Yeshiva University is the oldest and most comprehensive educational institution under Jewish auspices in America. YU ranks among the nation’s leading academic research institutions and, reflecting a time-honored tradition of Torah Umadda, provides the highest quality Jewish and secular education of any Jewish university in the world. More than 6,400 undergraduate and graduate students study at four New York City campuses; undergrads also have the option to study in Israel in their first year. YU alumni have gone on to become Nobel laureates, distinguished rabbinic leaders, world political leaders, business giants, and philanthropists, achieving immense success and making significant contributions to society and the Jewish global community.
YU has an annual aggregate operating budget of approximately $650 million. Unlike other traditional university advancement programs, approximately 65% of contributed YU support comes from non-alumni friends of the institution. The University has received pledges of more than $850 million toward completing a $1 billion comprehensive campaign, and in January 2013, announced an additional $400 million effort above the current campaign to support undergraduate scholarships. YU provides needs-based financial assistance to approximately 80% of the undergraduate population.
PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Vice President of Institutional Advancement will work with the President, faculty, staff, alumni and other YU leadership to build upon the significant success of the University’s existing advancement program, while conceptualizing and implementing a strategic program to aggressively seek new funding sources. He/she will tap the entire array of advancement approaches and tactic including, but not limited to, annual fund, e-philanthropy and social media, alumni relations, major and planned gifts, capital campaigns, foundation and corporate gifts and research partnerships, and government funding.
YU’s advancement programs are decentralized, with a collaborative working relationship between the central advancement department and the respective professional, graduate school and institute-based advancement programs. The role of the central office is to provide support for and enhance the philanthropy efforts of each unit.
The Vice President reports to the YU President and oversees a group of team executives that cover the fundraising operations for most of the undergraduate and Jewish graduate schools. The entire Institutional Advancement professional and support team numbers nearly 50.
Credibility as a successful development/advancement leader in a major institution (higher education, healthcare, human services, cultural arts or Jewish communal agency); knowledge of the entire range of advancement vehicles; front-line major gift experience; ideally, a history of capital campaign leadership; knowledgeable about current trends and best practices in institutional advancement; track record of creating and maintaining positive working relationships with lay leaders, trustees, major donors, and volunteers; effective management and mentoring skills; knowledge of the local, national and global Jewish philanthropic communities; eagerness to embrace current and emerging social media and e-philanthropy tools; approachable, engaging style; strategic thinker and planner; entrepreneurial; well-developed communication and interpersonal skills; genuine passion for the role YU plays in the global community; mission; bachelor’s degree, graduate degree preferred.
The Jewish Community Project (JCP) of Lower Manhattan, Inc. was founded in 2002 as a grass-roots effort to grow Jewish life in downtown NYC. Based in Tribeca, JCP is an open and organic Jewish community which enables individuals and families to become a creative force in the life of the organization, and to connect to others through Jewish educational, cultural, social, and spiritual programs. The organization serves approximately 600 families and individuals living in downtown Manhattan.
The JCP philosophy encourages people to have a strong sense of personal ownership in their Jewish lives, and offers the tools to design and explore one’s own personal or family Jewish journey. As a post-denominational organization, JCP seeks to provide offerings to families of diverse Jewish and interfaith backgrounds who wish to connect and enjoy a sense of community. Its warm and inviting environment allows people to express their Jewish identities at all stages of life, through high quality, innovative and creative programming.
Today, JCP operates a prominent early childhood center, which includes a Jewish community preschool and a variety of programming for children ages 6 months to 5 years; a pre-school day camp; a Hebrew school; community-wide Shabbat and holiday programs throughout the year; and adult education..
For more information about JCP visit our website at www.jcpdowntown.org
About the Position:
The Business and Finance Associate reports to the Senior Business and Finance Manager and has the following general responsibilities in the JCP Business Office, in the areas of finance, human resources, and general operations of the organization:
Audit and Reporting
Human Resources Operations
The ideal candidate will have:
This position is open for immediate hire. To express interest in this unique professional opportunity, please send your cover letter, resume and salary history to Alex Kogan, at Jobs@jcpdowntown.org.
Congregation Beth Sholom (CBS) is a traditional, egalitarian congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
The Director of Youth Engagement will be part of the synagogue professional leadership team and will help build leadership among teens and will help develop an action plan for a reinvigorated Youth Committee. Together with professional and volunteer leaders, the Director of Youth Engagement will implement dynamic programming to engage children (K-12) in the life of our vibrant synagogue community, with a priority on developing and implementing a strategy to increase pre-teen and teen engagement.
Specific responsibilities include:
Outreach & Administration
Interested candidates are encouraged to send a cover letter and resume, along with name and contact information for 2-3 professional references, to: email@example.com. Please include “Director of Youth Engagement” in the subject line. Preference will be given to applications received by Monday, June 3.
Congregation Beth Elohim (CBE) is seeking an Event Manager to coordinate an array of activities and events at the Synagogue of 900+ member households.
Founded in 1861, CBE (www.cbebk.org) is one of the fastest growing synagogues in New York City. It was recently named “one of America’s 25 most vibrant congregations” by Newsweek, which hailed it for “quickly adapting to Brooklyn’s exciting, young population.” Throughout its 150 year history, CBE has been one of Brooklyn’s largest and most influential reform Jewish congregations. Open to people from a variety of backgrounds, CBE serves as a hub for its members and the surrounding community. It is a place of worship, dedicated to study, ritual and acts of loving-kindness; and also a place to socialize, to celebrate and to actively engage with the world, and a synagogue center energizing and enriching our Jewish community. CBE is pioneering a new model of Jewish communal life. We gather together diverse and eclectic groups in a campus-like atmosphere, aiming to create community while offering a broad range of educational programs and cultural events.
The Event Manager will ensure the highest quality of customer service and event planning. The Event Manager enables the congregation to maximize use of its space and strategizes how to expand the number of external rentals. S/he utilizes judgment and knowledge of the congregation to make decisions that enable it to fulfill its mission. The Event Manager reports to the Executive Director . Major Responsibilities: Coordinate logistics for all CBE events and allocate available resources; Work with CBE families and clergy on life cycle events – brises, baby naming’s, bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings and funerals. Assist the general public with space rental inquiries (annual meetings, parties, fundraisers, children’s birthday parties, graduations etc.) Negotiate and generate contracts; creating work plans for events, Coordinate and monitor the timeline of events; Control & update organization calendar; Serve as key member of planning teams for special events and holidays (High Holy Days, Sukkot Block Party, Simchat Torah, Hanukah Family Celebration, Purim, Passover/2nd Seder Dinner, Shavuot and annual fundraiser). Coordinate set ups for weekly religious Services; Order supplies for events and holidays; Arrange audio/visual set ups and support when needed; Attend and present at weekly maintenance and operations meetings. Qualifications: Detail-oriented facilitator able to work well with a wide range of people including clergy, staff, volunteers and members. Demonstrated ability to be flexible, solve problems, and create effective systems. Experience in event planning required, and familiarity with Jewish life and the Park Slope community is desired. Audio/visual capability is a plus. Work week is Wednesday through Sunday.
Please send resume, salary requirements and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bnei Akiva of NY/NJ is looking for a part time Administrative Assistant to work in the office supporting the Executive Director and other staff.
Job includes 3 days a week working in Midtown Manhattan (18-20 Hours per week). The office is generally operating on a 4 day work week Monday-Thursday.
Experience and proficiency with MICROSOFT OFFICE is a MUST. Familiarity with QuickBooks, Constant Contact, Google Docs, and website content management is a plus.
Must have good organizational skills, and the ability to handle customer service matters. A self-starter and quick learner is preferred.
Part time position – great for college students!
For more information and to apply please send a resume and cover letter to: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
Mount Freedom Jewish Center (Randolph NJ) a warm, friendly, open/modern Orthodox community in Mount Freedom, New Jersey seeks a part time Youth Director. We are looking for a caring, creative and experienced leader to work with our youth, professional staff and volunteers.
We are a small (but growing), informal, close community. We share in each other’s lives, learning and celebrating together. We gladly welcome all visitors and new members.
Position reports to: Rabbi Menashe East
Hours: approximately 20 hours/week including occasional Shabbat and Sundays.
The Youth Director creates and oversees programming and leadership development for synagogue youth in grades pre-K through 12. The function is to foster social, spiritual, educational, and social action programming for our children in order to deepen their connections to Judaism and to Israel.
Professional Requirements and Skills:
Strong Jewish identity and background in youth programming.
Strong organizational, project management and leadership skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Creative, high energy able to communicate “infectious enthusiasm” for Judaism.
Demonstrated ability and enjoyment in working with youth of all ages.
Knowledge of child development issues.
Computer experience including word-processing, database, graphics, spreadsheet applications and social media.
Ability to work on a variety of projects simultaneously.
General Duties, Youth Director:
Plan and implement Shabbat, Holiday and other programming for children working closely with the Rabbi, Youth Committee and synagogue volunteers.
Oversee major events sponsored by the synagogue, such as the Purim Carnival and Yom Ha’atzmaut celebrations
Empower youth and teens to create and run programming (with adult supervision) and to become leaders.
Serve as staff liaison to the synagogue’s Youth Committee.
Communicate regularly with parents and youth and foster healthy communication habits among the children.
Publicize youth programs with monthly calendar, flyers, social media, emails, synagogue bulletin, etc.
Document activities and keep records for institutional memory.
Prepare and manage the annual youth budget and keep track of funds, submit receipts for expenses, and other administrative aspects of running the youth activities.
Attend appropriate staff meetings as needed to coordinate with synagogue staff and clergy.
Other duties as requested by the Rabbi or Director.
Cover letter should include an outline of a successful youth program – from planning through implementation - which the candidate led
Israeli Resource Development Company advising a
Significant Medical Center in Israel
We are an Israeli resource development company looking for a seasoned US resource development professional to undertake to spearhead our US fund raising efforts on behalf of a significant Israeli medical center. (The institution has an American 501(c)(3) affiliate.) The position involves creating relationships with potential donors, and financial advisors who influence individuals making philanthropic gifts. Further tasks include creating and arranging meetings and small events (salon meetings, breakfasts, etc.) and remaining in close telephone and e-mail contact with the Israel based office and with prospects.
The job requires the administrative skills necessary to maintain donor files, and the creation and maintenance of an orderly data base. The position requires following-up on leads created and helping to nurture relationships over time that could lead to the receipt of gifts to the institution. In its first phase, the position offered will be in the range of from 30-50% FTE, with the possibility to expand during a later phase. The position requires regular on-going communications directly with Israel-based consultants, which may include unusual hours. The successful candidate must be willing to travel to Israel prior to beginning the position to become more familiar with the medical institution.
· English – mother tongue, strong written communications skills, with some background in marketing communications.
· Hebrew – basic acknowledge.
· Significant experience in resource development with major donors and preferably experienced working with accountants, lawyers, and financial advisors.
· Experience of 7-10 years working in resource development with a significant Israel-based institution or large Jewish community institution.
· Preferable experience and familiarity working with a medical institution.
· Familiar with US Jewish community life, with community leadership and with influential figures in the Jewish community.
· Willing to take initiative - a self-starter.
· Presentable, businesslike, and orderly.
Preference for greater New York area.
Commensurate with credentials, and scope of position.
Filed under: Non-Profit.
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
261 Madison Avenue, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10016
About the organization:
AMIT is an international organization that provides education for over twenty-five thousand students from diverse backgrounds in 26 communities throughout Israel. AMIT strengthens Israeli society by educating and nurturing children within a framework of academic excellence, Jewish values and Zionist ideals.
AMIT is seeking a dynamic and dedicated individual with vision and initiative as its Executive Vice President. The Executive Vice President will be responsible for managing the organization’s fundraising functions, and working with and supporting the functioning of the organization’s lay leadership.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
· Development of major gifts and planned giving
· Design and implementation of donor cultivation and solicitation strategies for giving opportunities
· Development of philanthropic partnerships with individuals, foundations and families interested in supporting annual and multi-year projects
· Identifying and engaging new donors and maximizing contributions of existing donors
· Strategic planning
· Staff management
· Budget and financial oversight
· Collaboration with lay leadership
Qualifications and characteristics include but are not limited to:
· Strong one-on-one solicitation skills
· Strong leadership and managerial skills; motivating and directing staff and coordinating and supporting the fundraising activities of others
· As a strategist, EVP should be able to analyze and formulate disparate information into a sound, well-organized plan
· Effective and dynamic ambassador of AMIT with excellent oral and written communication skills
· Knowledge of the Jewish community
· 5+ years of relevant experience
· Flexibility and sensitivity to work with diverse personalities and situations
Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Filed under: Non-Profit.
|Bnei Akiva of NY/NJ is looking for a part time Administrative Assistant to work in the office supporting the Executive Director and other staff.
Job includes 3 days a week working in Midtown Manhattan (20 Hours per week). The office is generally operating on a 4 day work week Monday-Thursday.
Experience and proficiency with QUICKBOOKS & MICROSOFT OFFICE is a MUST. Familiarity with Constant Contact, Google Docs, and website content management is required.
Must have good organizational skills, and the ability to handle customer service matters. A self-starter and quick learner is preferred.
We are looking for someone with conversational or fluent Hebrew.