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Careers at the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism is always looking for smart, talented, committed people who would like to join our team.

Here are some opportunities available now. For more information about the following job openings, please contact careers@uscj.org.

Job Title Assistant Regional Youth Director - Hagalil USY
Job Description The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism – USY is looking for a dynamic, outgoing person to serve as Assistant Regional Youth Director for the Hagalil region of United Synagogue Youth (USY). This is a full-time position based out of our Edison NJ office, with travel on a regular basis to visit affiliated congregations in the region (evening and weekend commitments). The candidate must be able to interact and enjoy working with middle and high school students and serve as a Conservative Jewish role model. The ideal candidate must have a degree from a four year college or university and a demonstrated knowledge of Judaism. Experience in leading youth groups and programs in a non-profit organization or any equivalent is preferred. The candidate must be committed to an observant Conservative Jewish lifestyle. This is an exciting opportunity to work with teens and help them develop as leaders. Must have a driver’s license and a car.

Job Title Assistant Regional Youth Director - HaNegev USY
Job Description Seeking full-time Assistant Regional Youth Director for HaNegev USY & Kadima. Position will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of HaNegev programming, outreach, and leadership training, grades 6-12. Person will serve as coordinator for all Kadima activities 6 – 8 grade. 

Candidates should have: 
• Clear understanding of the Conservative Judaism movement and its religious responsibilities, as well as of USY and Kadima. 
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with chapter staff throughout HaNegev, lay management and youth. 
• Strong planning and organizational skills. 
• Flexibility and initiative, as well as the ability to work independently. 
• Ability to organize, complete multiple tasks, pay close attention to detail, and meet deadlines. 
• Computer skills and social media knowledge. 
• Experience in leading youth groups and programs in a non-profit organization, or any equivalent combination of experience and training, that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities 

To apply for this position, please send your resume to Vivian Lewis Director of Human Resources - vlewis@uscj.org 
Please enter Assistant Regional Youth Director for Southeast Region in the subject line. 
Job Title Associate Director of Development
Job Description

Mission Critical: This position has primary responsibility for fund raising for USCJ and for the coordination of USY philanthropy.

Position Purpose:
The Associate Director of Development supports the direction, management and coordination for individual, major gift fundraising in support of USCJ. Following the direction of the CDO and the performance expectations and policies of USCJ, the ADOD will identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major donors for capital, annual restricted and unrestricted and endowed gifts

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • A minimum of 10 qualified contacts (1:1 meetings) per month with major donor prospects
  • Development of an annual fundraising plan in coordination with the CDO
  • Cultivate and solicit a minimum of 3 donors per month (36 per year), working with the CDO, CEO and volunteers as appropriate
  • A minimum goal of $200,000 to be raised for USCJ in the first year through individual, corporate and foundation gifts. In future years, expectations will increase.
  • Actively assist or manage differing market segments (i.e. programs, alumni, synagogue leaders, Rabbis, potential donor prospects, foundations, and other segments) essential to the success of the annual fundraising plan
  • Solicit at least 20 gifts of $5,000 or more in a fiscal year
  • Understand and comply with all USCJ policies and procedures as they relate to fundraising practices
  • Review of monthly reports and pipelines with CDO and CEO
  • Have a strong working knowledge and understanding of USCJ programs
  • Collaborate with CDO, USY staff and lay leadership to engage alumni in fundraising, networking and supporting USY
  • The ADOD will be passionate about Conservative Judaism and will be a self-motivated individual who is able to identify and pursue new fundraising leads
  • Proven ability to build effective relationships at all levels both internally and externally
  • Self-motivated individual with strong administration skills and the ability to manage competing priorities
  • Perform other duties and tasks, consistent with the skills and expertise, as required in non-routine circumstances

Knowledge and Skills:

  • The Associate Director of Development should be outgoing, confident, a persuasive communicator and have excellent writing skills.
  • The ADOD must be able to give effective presentations and is required to travel often.
  • Experience with development software

Education and Work Experience:

  • A bachelor's degree in marketing, public relations or another accepted discipline
  • A minimum of four to five years’ experience
  • A proven track record of revenue generation
  • Prior experience with direct mail campaigns, major donors, events, endowment fundraising or other campaigns as needed
  • Experience in USY is preferred
Job Title Summer Communications Intern
Job Description


  • Assist the Communications department with several social media and marketing initiatives
  • Manage & craft compelling copy for various social media platforms
  • Assist in measuring success of social media strategies by monitoring web analytics (page views, engagements, follower count)
  • Draft email marketing blasts & newsletters
  • Analyze and prepare participant survey results to help craft future marketing strategies
  • Maintain and update contact lists
  • Various miscellaneous and research projects as assigned

Qualifications & Skills:
Must have excellent writing and editing skills
Knowledge of and experience with social networking platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work constructively with others
Ability to follow instructions, juggle several projects, meet deadlines, and work independently
Attention to detail
Experience with web content management systems and social media management systems (such as Hootsuite) a plus
Video skills, web design, and/or experience with graphic design software not required, but a plus
Undergraduate student or recent college graduate seeking or earning a Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or English
Experience and/or interest working for a non-profit organization and a willingness to learn

About the Organization:
USY is the youth group of Conservative Judaism, reaching thousands of Jewish teens across the United States and Canada with year-round teen engagement programming and domestic and international summer travel opportunities. Through social, educational, and religious programming, USY connects teens across North America to a meaningful Jewish community of their peers. For more information visit www.usy.org. It is a division of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, which works with Conservative Jewish congregations across North America to strengthen Judaic involvement and connections.

How to apply:
Please email a cover letter and resume to careers@uscj.org. Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered. We are willing to work with your college if you are eligible to receive academic credit for an internship position.


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