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Executive Director @ Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah (BHBE)

Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah (BHBE) is a mid-sized (500+ members), egalitarian and multi-generational Conservative synagogue located in Chicago's suburban North Shore. The Congregation boasts an award-winning, supplemental Hebrew School overseen by a full-time Educational Director, a robust adult education program, and active Sisterhood, Men's Club and youth group. 

Our Rabbi, Cantor and Director of Education and Family Engagement are actively engaged in making BHBE a vibrant interactive and energetic congregation and community.  From a ritual perspective, there are two daily minyanim and well-attended Shabbat morning services, and congregants enjoy a sense of belonging as they participate in varied ways in the warmth of Jewish tradition.  See www.bhcbe.org .

BHBE is currently seeking a hardworking, dedicated and enthusiastic Executive Director to oversee the management and supervision of day-to-day synagogue operations.  Specifically, s/he will be responsible for managing the office and facilities personnel, budgeting and financial management, facilities management, oversight for catering, marketing/membership outreach, synagogue calendar and information technology.  The qualified candidate will be an experienced and skilled organizational manager who demonstrates innovation and enthusiasm.  S/he must have the ability to collaborate with the Clergy and Lay Leadership in being responsive to the needs of current and prospective congregants.   Knowledge of Shul Cloud and Kesef accounting is helpful.

Reporting directly to the President of the Board of Directors, this individual will work closely with and collaborate effectively with clergy and lay leadership.  As an ambassador of the Synagogue, s/he must seek to understand and be responsive to the community we serve.

This ideal candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 3 years of management experience in a member driven environment in either the for-profit and/or not-for-profit sector;
  • Demonstrated success in financial/operations/administrative management;
  • Collaborative management and leadership skills;
  • Outstanding ability to communicate sensitively and diplomatically with all internal and external constituents;
  • An understanding of the use of social media and its role in new member recruitment and relationship management with existing members;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and, ideally, familiarity with fundraising software;
  • The energy and drive to manage the efforts at promoting BHBE;
  • Knowledge of Jewish traditions and customs;
  • A Bachelor's degree or higher

Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience (range: $75K - $95K including a stipend for health insurance) and which incorporates benefit, paid vacation and synagogue membership.

Interested candidates should submit resume and a cover letter which summarizes, in one paragraph, why you should be our next Executive Director.  Send to searchcommittee@bhcbe.org

Job Title
Executive Director
Organization
Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah (BHBE)
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Engagement and Marketing Associate @ Ramah Wisconsin

Ramah Wisconsin (RW) is seeking a dynamic, engaging, and creative early-career professional to assume the new role of Engagement and Marketing Associate (EMA) in order to enhance and expand our reach in the Chicago metropolitan area. The EMA will be responsible for creating and implementing Ramah Wisconsin's engagement and marketing strategies, communications, and local recruitment initiatives.  S/he will promote and expand the reach and awareness of RW's programs, collaborate in programming with key partner institutions, and manage RW's social media strategy and presence.

The EMA will spend roughly eleven weeks in residence in Conover, from late May until mid-August.  For the rest of the year, the position is based in the Ramah Wisconsin business office in downtown Chicago.   The position includes regular travel throughout the Chicago metropolitan area and occasional travel elsewhere. 

Responsibilities

  • Engagement
    • Organize and execute Chicagoland recruitment in conjunction with the Director of Ramah Day Camp and Assistant Director of Camp Ramah in Wisconsin
    • Plan, organize, and implement year-round events including reunions and young family programs for veteran, new, and prospective campers and their families
    • Partner with synagogue colleagues on programming including holiday events and Shabbatonim and retreats
    • Work with Ramah Service Corps fellows in the Midwest and coordinate a new Teen Leadership Initiative for veteran campers
    • Coordinate young alumni events in Chicago
  • Marketing
    • Develop a social media marketing and communications plan and calendar
    • Manage media campaigns to promote RW's programs and events
    • Develop, implement, and manage marketing/advertising/media performance measurements to assess the impact and effectiveness of marketing efforts and campaigns

Qualified Candidates will have some combination of:

  • A bachelor's degree as of September 2018, or earlier
  • Knowledge of and experience with Conservative Judaism, Jewish institutions, and Jewish camp
  • Experience in program planning and execution
  • Strong strategic, analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Computer literacy in word processing and database management.  Proficiency in SquareSpace, Illustrator, and/or Photoshop a plus
  • Commitment to working with shared leadership and in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Work creatively in a high-energy setting with non-traditional hours
  • Act with integrity and quickly gain the trust of camp parents, staff, professional leadership, and other partners

Only applications with resumes and cover letters will be considered.  Please send materials to info@ramahwisconsin.com by June 30, 2018.  

Job Title
Engagement and Marketing Associate
Organization
Ramah Wisconsin
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Religious School Teacher @ B'nai Tikvah Congregation

Congregation B'nai Tikvah is seeking Religious School teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. Teachers are needed on Sunday Mornings for 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 5th Grade on Wednesdays. 

Teachers have the unique opportunity to participate in Congregation B'nai Tikvah's exciting new academic program. 

Must be a dynamic and motivating teacher who can engage youth and parents in Jewish learning. Basic Hebrew literacy and knowledge of Jewish rituals, ethics, and history is required. Previous teaching, Jewish camp and/or youth group experience is preferred. Pay is commensurate with experience.

Job Title
Religious School Teacher
Organization
B'nai Tikvah Congregation
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Operations Manager @ OSRUI

The Operations Manager reports to the OSRUI Director and functions as the primary manager for year-round rental business and programs and the primary liaison for most major operational areas such as year-round rental business and programs, transportation, food and health services, housing, housekeeping, and security. An OSRUI staff member is afforded the respect of the entire camp community, and is hired with the expectation that they will develop into an exceptional professional in the field.

During the summer the Operations Manager lives in residence at camp and is "on-duty" 24/7 for approximately 11 weeks. During the off-season the Operations Manager will be required to work on weekends regularly for events and rental groups at camp.

Job Title
Operations Manager
Organization
OSRUI
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Coordinator of Outreach Programs @ Response

Jewish Child & Family Services (JCFS) Response Center provides mental health, sexual health, prevention education, and leadership development to teenagers and young adults. Response empowers young adults to make healthy life choices. JCFS is seeking a Coordinator of Outreach Programs to provide oversight of the Response Center's educational programs and activities for a variety of audiences and institutions including schools, synagogues, camps and other Jewish and community institutions.  This position will also assist in the development of trainings and curriculum and building and maintaining effective relationships with community partners

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Demonstrated experience in delivering educational programming to adolescents and ability to engage with teachers, parents and social service professionals
  • Knowledge of the Chicago-area Jewish community will provide for effective networking and team building
  • Ability to work, interact and communicate effectively with a range of community stakeholders and JCFS staff across multiple program area 

Job Title
Coordinator of Outreach Programs
Organization
Response
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Group Leader @ Moving Traditions

Moving Traditions is seeking dynamic and creative group leaders to facilitate Moving Traditions' programs, Rosh Hodesh and Shevet . These field-tested and innovative programs draw on Jewish wisdom and values to foster the self-confidence and identity of Jewish adolescents. Our groups offer a supportive, safe, and sacred space for teens to openly explore important questions about society and identity, and feel empowered to challenge traditional gender roles. Group Leaders serve as mentors to and role models for their teen participants. Moving Traditions provides in-person experiential training retreats for Group Leaders and supplies curriculum, resources, and ongoing support. This is a unique, paid position for enthusiastic and passionate adults of all ages and backgrounds who would love to spend two hours, once a month, working with a small group of Jewish teens.

The Ideal Group Leader You are someone who: • "gets" teens and loves working with them; • has the ability to and feels comfortable with facilitating meaningful discussions and experiential activities related to Judaism and gender by employing a range of modalities; • is passionate, organized, motivated and a good role model. 
 
The adults who lead Rosh Hodesh and Shevet groups across the country are a diverse group:  Jewish communal professionals, educators, social workers, lawyers, doctors, artists, chefs, actors and software engineers. Join us! Responsibilities: 1. Attend a one-time Moving Traditions' Summer National Training Conference (dates and locations vary; meets Sunday -Tuesday); 2. Support your supervisor in recruitment efforts and retention efforts; 3. Sustain an ongoing group through monthly, two-hour gatherings, followed up with regular communication to parents; 4. Use provided materials and personal creativity to facilitate fun and meaningful gatherings; 5. Manage group dynamics and maintain appropriate boundaries.  Identify and act upon any issues that require follow‐up or referrals; Become familiar with current popular culture through television, teen magazines, and other teen‐targeted media; 7. Help evaluate the program's effect on the participants. 8. Interface periodically with Moving Traditions' Regional Director and Manager of Recruitment and Mentoring to report on the ongoing status of the group. 
 
To find out more about opportunities in the Chicagoland area contact: 
Lisa Alter Krule, Chicago Director  lalterkrule@movingtraditions.org 

Job Title
Group Leader
Organization
Moving Traditions
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Director of JCYS North Shore and Big City Day Camps @ Jewish Council for Youth Services

Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS) offers educational, recreational and leadership experiences throughout the year at our family centers, multiple summer camps and specialty programs. Programs are designed to nurture each child's individual spirit, imagination, confidence and talents. 

For over a century, JCYS has responded to the varying needs and shifting demographics in the Chicagoland area. Though our programs and services continue to change and evolve to meet the demands of the community, our commitment and dedication to service - and those we serve - remains constant. 

The Director of JCYS North Shore and Big City Day Camps coordinates and oversees the day-to-operations including staff supervision, budget management, and planning. The Director is responsible for training, supporting and scheduling staff, while monitoring camper happiness and well-being. 

Job Title
Director of JCYS North Shore and Big City Day Camps
Organization
Jewish Council for Youth Services
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Associate Vice President, Jewish Enrichment @ BBYO

The  Associate Vice President of Jewish Enrichment  will be responsible for creating the strategy and providing leadership for a multi-million-dollar initiative that delivers meaningful Jewish experiences through BBYO's key touch points - regional conventions, summer experiences and International Convention. This person will be responsible for:

  • Setting overall vision and strategy for Jewish learning in BBYO;
  • Supervising at least four full-time professionals while establishing a diverse and creative network of Jewish "talent" throughout the world; and,
  • Managing a relationship with a major philanthropic partner and an annual budget over one million dollars.

Job Title
Associate Vice President, Jewish Enrichment
Organization
BBYO
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Teen Teacher (Part Time) @ North Suburban Synagogue Beth El

Teen Teacher (Part-Time)  

We are looking for a part-time teacher to teach about social action through a theoretical exploration of its concept and a hands-on approach.  This teacher should be someone who can develop and nurture appropriate relationships with our 7 th grade teens.

Time: Every Sunday from January thru May from 11:00 to noon.

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El

Contact: Dr. Alicia Gejman

agejman@nssbethel.org

Qualifications  

A dynamic and engaging personality 
A passion and maturity for building meaningful and appropriate relationships with 7 th grade students
A great planner of meaningful activities 

Job Title
Teen Teacher (Part Time)
Organization
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El
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Director @ Repair the World Chicago

The Director of Repair the World Chicago is a senior-level leadership position responsible for setting strategy, building relationships, and managing Repair the World Chicago. The Director will oversee the launch and implementation of a successful Repair site with the goal of mobilizing young Jewish Chicagoans to learn about local issues, act to address urgent needs, and reflect. This leader will be passionate about Jewish values, service, young adult engagement, and social justice. Repair's work in Chicago will be rooted in deep community partnerships, collaborations, and will foster an environment of equity and empowerment. This position reports to Repair's Senior Program Director in New York and works closely with the Director of Expansion.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Direct volunteer management.
  • Leading and developing service projects.
  • At least six years of management experience, preferably in a nonprofit setting.
  • External stakeholder relationship management at an executive level or equivalent.
  • Excellent facilitation of meetings, trainings, and group-based reflection.

Job Title
Director
Organization
Repair the World Chicago
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