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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 Regional Youth Director, EMTZA
Job Description This position functions as a key staff member of USCJ's Central District, supervising and supporting the day to day operations of United Synagogue Youth (USY) and Kadima activities in the EMTZA youth region. The Regional Youth Director will report to a supervisor from the international office and consult with the Central District Kehilla Relationship Manager (KRM) and the regional youth commission chair. 

The duties of the Regional Youth Director include but are not limited to the following: 
  • Function as head of Youth Department in the youth region 
  • Responsible for effective and efficient administration of regional youth programs 
  • Develop and monitor budget in cooperation with supervisor and lay leadership 
  • Work to retain and affiliate USY/Kadima members and chapters in the region. 
  • Work with kehillot to strengthen their youth programs 
  • Promote and monitor all aspects of youth programming, with special attention to Jewish identity, learning and skills 
Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and run regional youth programs and conventions 
  • Organize and oversee regional participation in USY International Convention 
  • Promote and recruit for USCJ youth programs, including USY Israel Pilgrimage, USY on Wheels, Nativ, etc. 
  • Assist and train congregational youth personnel 
  • Oversee and train regional youth leadership 
  • Identify and cultivate potential funding sources 
  • Represent USY, USCJ, and Conservative Movement in the community 
  • Develop and maintain a working relationship with local community organizations 
  • Work with other arms of the Conservative Movement in the region. 
  • Uphold and have an understanding of the positions, policies, and services of United Synagogue’s youth programs, and the Conservative Movement 
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with lay and professional youth leadership of each affiliated kehilla
  • Assist congregations in youth personnel placement 
  • Monitor compliance with standards as related to USY/Kadima 
  • Develop, organize and deliver programs, services and training by providing guidance in training youth leaders in Jewish values and leadership techniques 
  • Oversee USY Officers, Regional Board, and committees 
  • Must be an observant Conservative Jew 
  • Must be a regular attendee of a Conservative Movement kehilla 
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to Conservative Jewish living 
  • Must have a commitment to personal growth and ongoing education 
  • Must have a valid passport and driver’s license 
  • Must be able to travel on regular basis to visit affiliated congregations in region. This includes evening and weekend responsibilities as determined and agreed upon by lay and professional supervisors 

Education and Work Experience: 

  • Minimum – degree from four year college or university 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Judaism 
  • Preferred – advanced training in a field that will enhance director’s ability to be a greater service to youth and youth programs 
  • Experience in leading youth groups and programs in a non-profit organization or any equivalent 
  • Must have a minimum of three to five years’ experience working in related fields 
  • Combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is a plus. 

As an employer, United Synagogue offers you: 
  • The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism offers all full-time employees a compensation and benefit package 
  • Assistance, resources and tools provided by senior team and lay leadership to assure success 
  • Opportunity for growth 
  • Employment by a stable organization with offices and employees throughout the United States and Canada.
The EMTZA Regional Youth Director will work from a home office in the USCJ Central District. Possible locations include Kansas City, Minneapolis–Saint Paul, St. Louis.
If interested in this career path, please submit a resume, along with cover letter stating core compensation requirements online through the Jewish Jobs website.
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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