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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 Executive Administrative Assistant to the CEO
Job Description

Position Summary:


The Executive Assistant effectively manages all aspects of the Chief Executive Officer’s office and performs detailed and diverse tasks. He/she is regularly required to resolve complex administrative problems independently. The position requires tact and integrity due to the frequency of high level internal and external contacts and exposure to confidential information. The Executive Assistant must be able to quickly acquire a thorough knowledge of USCJ policies and procedures and understand the mission and vision of the organization as articulated by its CEO, as well as its structure regarding both internal staff and its board. The Executive Assistant must also be able to learn about, understand and support USCJ’s work, as communicated by the CEO.


Essential Duties:

  • Provide expert judgment and knowledge pertaining to the direction and prioritization standards for the screening of the CEO’s mail, e-mail, voicemail and appointments.

  • Ability to make intricate travel arrangements for the CEO is critical.  The ability to make travel arrangements and managing the CEO’S affairs remotely is a large part of this position.

  • Anticipate the CEO’s needs and proactively bring together appropriate people and other resources to support the CEO in addressing issues. 

  • Establish and maintain filing and records management systems. 

  • Interface with the Board of Directors on CEO matters; this position also supports the International President of USCJ.

  • Receive and initiate extensive, regular outside contacts on behalf of the CEO with executives and boards members, partners, lay leaders and philanthropists.

  • Serve as the face of the CEO to guests in a prompt, courteous, yet firm manner.

Qualifications:


  1. Above average to excellent calendar management skills, including coordination of complex executive-level meetings utilizing TimeBridge and other software systems. 

  2. Must have interpersonal skills and temperament to represent the CEO and the organization to outside parties.

  3. Must have intellectual proficiency and temperament to effectively work with sensitive information.

  4. Attention to detail, resourcefulness, flexibility; decision-making skills needed in high-pressure situations; time management skills; self-starter.

  5. Experience with and knowledge of Jewish communal systems recommended.

  6. Knowledge of Hebrew a big plus 

  7. Ability to interact with outsiders and staff at all levels in a fast-paced environment with directness, warmth and tact 

  8. Education and Experience: Business/office management background and Bachelor’s degree in a business or secretarial field; 3 -plus years of experience with increasing responsibility and complexity at the executive level.

  9. Experience in successfully creating and/or modifying processes.

10. Must be an intermediate to professional level user of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. 

Minimal travel required. Excellent benefits; 22 days vacation yearly; Jewish holidays observed. Please submit a resume and cover letter with salary expectations and history 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 USY and Kadima Program Associate (METNY Region)
Job Description Seeking full-time USY and Kadima Program Associate for Metropolitan New York Region USY (METNY) 

Position responsibilities include: 

• Administration of the region, including managing online applications, writing and sending newsletters and parent emails, and planning logistics for events. 
• Collaborating with the Regional Youth Director on programming throughout the year, including planning lessons, mentoring teens, and evaluating current and future offerings. 
• Serving as a vital member of the Regional Youth Director's outreach team by visiting local USY chapters, day schools, synagogues, and summer camps throughout the year. 

Work hours are flexible and include some nights, weekends, and travel. The METNY Program Associate will be expected to attend all regional USY and Kadima events. 

The ideal candidate will possess: 

• Commitment to building and developing new models of teen engagement and to refining the vision as we learn and grow 
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, together with the ability to work collaboratively and courteously with staff throughout METNY, lay leadership, and youth 
• Excellent judgment and an ability to project a positive, professional image 
• 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 
• A demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing 
• Appropriate technology skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office, Constant Contact, and social media websites; familiarity with Wordpress, Excel, and Regpacks a plus 

Qualifications: BA degree in Jewish Studies, Jewish Education, Humanities, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related area desired; at least 2 years' experience in related position preferred. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of Conservative Judaism as well as a commitment to personal growth and ongoing education. 

Please send cover letter and resume to vlewis@uscj.org
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