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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.


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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. 
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Job Title Director of Kehilla Enrichment
Job Description

United Synagogue is ready to increase the impact of our kehilla strengthening and transformation work. In the last three years, more than 200 of our kehillot, (sacred communities), began to use our high-quality Sulam Leadership resources to develop their leaders. 150 presidents have been trained, 100 synagogues are involved in our Action Community, 500 current leaders participate in our Learning Community, and by the end of this year, we expect up to 1,000 new leaders will have been engaged in their kehillot through our Sulam for Emerging Leaders program.

We are looking for a dynamic, innovative team leader to ensure that we continue to engage, empower and build the strategic capacities of the leaders of Conservative kehillot. This person will be one of the primary architects of our next phase of growth towards impacting one million people associated with our kehillot and the 1.4 million individuals who identify as Conservative Jews.

The Director of Kehilla Enrichment will direct the work of the transformation team of the Kehilla Strengthening and Transformation department, and manage the development, testing and evaluation of kehilla strengthening resources. Critical in establishing the sequence of the launch of new programs and materials, this position has primary responsibility for developing the programmatic component of USCJ’s biennial conventions.

The Director of Kehilla Enrichment is a senior manager in the organization, and reports to the Chief Kehilla Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Coordinate the development of resources in the areas of leadership development, marketing, tefillah, adult education, and other areas defined in the strategic plan that relate to kehilla strengthening and transformation.
• Coordinate the usage and quality control of “Sulam” as a unique brand for United Synagogue’s leadership development initiatives.
• Develop, monitor and report on metrics that measure the impact of kehilla strengthening and transformation resources.
• Supervise, train and monitor performance of the team of leadership and transformation specialists in the Kehilla Strengthening and Transformation department.
• Collaborate with the Director of Learning Enrichment to integrate existing resources with new resources for professional and lay leaders of congregational schools and early childhood programs.
• Develop organizational partnerships to coordinate kehilla strengthening and transformation initiatives.
• Assist with developing proposals for potential funders.
• Collect information for reporting to funders.

Requirements:
• MA degree or equivalent experience
• Minimum five years of management and/or supervisory experience
• Demonstrated accomplishment in program or project management

Please send resumes to: Vivian Lewis - vlewis@uscj.org

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Job Title Nativ Admissions Coordinator
Job Description Duties and Responsibilities:
Main responsibilities include: 

Oversees Nativ Administrative Assistant 

Recruitment

  • Developing a long-term strategy for recruitment from early high school years through senior year. 
  • Creating network of connections in USY regions, Jewish high schools and public schools with large Jewish populations, Ramah camps and other Jewish summer camps, and synagogues and rabbis. 
  • Managing the Nativ website. 
  • Creating Nativ publicity materials. 
  • Utilizing Bogrei Nativ around the country to help in the recruitment process. 
  • Organize parlor meetings. 
Application process 
  • Working with the online registration system. 
  • Coordinating with the Rothberg International School of Hebrew University admissions board. 
  • Reviewing all applications and following up on medical questions, when necessary. 
  • Maintaining constant contact with applicants and parents regarding questions they may have throughout the process. 
  • Setting up interview schedule for Nativ Director and conduct interviews on behalf of the Nativ Director. 
  • Working in conjunction with MASA office in New York. 
Acceptance 
  • Preparing acceptance packets. 
  • Setting up payment plans. 
  • Collecting admissions fees and deposits. 
  • Oversees distribution of Tikkun Olam scholarships for Nativ. 
Preparation for departure prior to start of Nativ year. 
  • Preparing materials to assist in the preparation process of the Nativ participants. 
  • Preparing materials for student visas. 
  • Organizing flight lists, as well as add-on domestic flights. 
Main contact for parents throughout the Nativ year. 
  • Responds for most concerns and questions that Nativ parents may have while their children are on the program. 
  • Sends out online communication to parents over the course of the year. 

Knowledge and Skills: knowledge of USY, Hebrew a plus, Nativ alum a plus 

To apply for this position please email your cover letter and resume to vlewis@uscj.org.
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Job Title Regional Youth Director - Hagesher and EPA
Job Description Looking for a dynamic, outgoing person to serve as Regional Youth Director for the Hagesher/EPA regions of United Synagogue Youth (USY) and Kadima. This is a full-time position based out of our Pennsylvania office, with travel on a regular basis to visit affiliated congregations in the two regions (evening and weekend commitments). The candidate must be able to interact with 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. Advanced training in a field that will enhance director’s ability to be a greater service to youth and youth programs, a plus. Must have experience in leading youth groups and programs in a non-profit organization or any equivalent. The candidate must be committed to an observant Conservative Jewish lifestyle and have 3-5 years experience in related fields. This is an exciting opportunity to work with teens and help them develop as leaders and to work and supervise staff on new and exciting programs. 
E-Mail resume to vlewis@uscj.org
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Job Title Regional Youth Director - METNY USY
Job Description Looking for a dynamic, outgoing person to serve as Regional Youth Director for the METNY region of United Synagogue Youth (USY). This is a full-time position based out of our NY office, with travel on a regular basis to visit affiliated congregations in the region (evening and weekend commitments), which covers the Greater Metropolitan NY area. The candidate must be able to interact with high school and middle 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. Advanced training in a field that will enhance the director’s ability to be a greater service to youth and youth programs, a plus. Must have experience in leading youth groups and programs in a non-profit or any equivalent organization. Prior supervisory experience also a plus. The candidate must be committed to an observant Conservative Jewish lifestyle and have 3-5 years professional experience in related fields. This is an exciting opportunity to work with teens and help them develop as leaders and to work and supervise staff on new and exciting programs. 
Please send your resumes to vlewis@uscj.org 
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