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Alumni Job Board

The Heschel School is now compiling available job opportunities from our community as a resource for Heschel alumni.

Please post available positions using the link below. Listings will be posted on a regular basis on this page. If you have any questions, please contact alumni@heschel.org.

* If a position has been filled that you have posted, please email us at alumni@heschel.org so we can remove the post.

Posted Positions

Senior Director of Organizational Development - Footsteps

Senior Director of Organizational Development

Company/Organization
Footsteps

Job Description

Footsteps is seeking a driven and compassionate professional to serve as the organization’s first Senior Director of Organizational Development. You will lead Footsteps’ efforts to create a culture of appreciation and well-being, with the overarching goal of creating both short- and long-term strategies that attract, retain, and grow the best talent for the organization. Your first project will be to conduct a needs assessment that will help determine your key deliverables for the first year. You will also formalize new staff orientation and shepherd the organization through a strategic planning process. A key responsibility is to ensure organizational priorities and plans are feasible and sustainable. This role requires an enormous amount of discretion, drive to improve culture and process, and strong communication and employee relations skills.

This position is one of four new senior roles and is an exciting opportunity to help lead the organization in a period of transition. You will be a key member of the Executive Team, along with the Executive Director, Senior Director of Development, Senior Director of Programs, and Senior Director of Finance, Data, and Administration.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Team Development and Retention (30%)
  • Collaborate with leadership and staff to build and manage an outstanding, mission-driven team to advance organizational goals and live our values
  • Serve as a trusted resource, support, and mentor to all team members
  • Identify and initiate professional development opportunities for all staff
  • Ensure organizational growth and team development are strategic and sustainable
  • Organizational Planning and Development (30%)
  • Serve as thought partner to Executive Director; help define teams, refine organizational structure and roles, and establish a cadence for new Executive Team
  • In collaboration with Executive Team, oversee organizational goal setting, including organizing and facilitating retreats and meetings to set and update goals and strategic plan
  • Identify staffing and resources needed to actualize proposed strategic plan; ensure strategic plan and organizational priorities are feasible and sustainable
  • Ensure organizational calendar is maintained and that major events and projects are spaced thoughtfully, generate organizational energy, and support sustainability
  • Collaborate with Executive Director and board members to ensure board recruitment and planning is aligned with organizational planning and development
  • Organizational Culture (30%)
  • Collaborate with Executive Team and staff to build a culture of excellence, well-being, appreciation, and ongoing learning
  • Oversee holistic onboarding process that connects all team members to Footsteps history, mission, culture, strategy, and programs
  • Ensure that Footsteps values are embodied and clearly communicated
  • Lead diversity, equity, and inclusivity initiatives
  • Measure employee engagement and own culture initiatives, including: lead culture team, establish annual culture goals, and organize off-site retreats, staff appreciation events, and other initiatives to support culture
  • Human Resources (10%)
  • Own employee handbook and lead the onboarding and offboarding process
  • Oversee performance evaluation and HR best practices across the organization
  • Develop strategies for recruiting and retaining the best talent

Qualifications

Passion for Footsteps mission and values
10+ years of relevant or transferable professional experience
Demonstrated ability to support staff serving traumatized populations, lead sustainable organizational planning, and improve process and systems
Dedication to building a culture of excellence, well-being, appreciation, and learning
Outstanding supervision, coaching, and mentorship skills
Dedication to working inclusively and collaboratively
Excellent time management and planning skills
Demonstrated ability to prioritize, delegate, and manage multiple priorities at once
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Desired Competencies

Strong facilitation skills
Experience leading organizational change
Experience in developing meaningful onboarding and offboarding processes
Demonstrated ability to recruit and retain high-performing teams
Interest in learning best practices
Comfort working in a fast-paced, growing organization
Interest in helping to shape new Executive Team
Location: New York City
Start Date: January or February 2020
Salary: $90,000-$100,000 commensurate with experience

Team + Benefits: You will be joining an amazing team of passionate, mission-driven colleagues. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes: flexible work schedule; option to work remotely one or two days a week; paid holidays and 20 days of paid time off in first year; four weeks of paid parental leave in first year; health, dental, and vision insurance; 3% match for IRA retirement plan; flexible spending accounts for health care, dependent care, and transit; and $1,000 a year for professional development.

How to Apply
In lieu of a cover letter, please respond to the four application questions below:

Why are you interested in working at Footsteps?


How would you approach conducting a needs assessment?


Tell us about a time you helped change the culture, approach, or pace of a team, project, or organization. Why and how did you do it?


What excites you the most about this role?


Please send your resume and responses to the application questions to opportunities@footstepsorg.org and indicate your name and “Senior Director of Organizational Development” in the subject line. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply soon.

Website
https://www.footstepsorg.org/jobs-and-internships-2/#SDofOrgDev

Contact Email
opportunities@footstepsorg.org

Senior Director of Programs - Footsteps

Senior Director of Programs

Company/Organization
Footsteps

Job Description
Footsteps is seeking a strategic and thoughtful professional to serve as the organization’s first Senior Director of Programs. Core responsibilities will include supervising program directors, facilitating integrated program planning, and overseeing Footsteps’ wide range of programs, including clinical services, economic empowerment, family justice, community engagement, and field and movement building. You will unite, align, and inspire the program team, with the overarching goal to support and enable program staff to deliver excellent services holistically. This opening is one of four new senior roles and is an exciting opportunity to help lead the organization in a period of transition. You will be a key member of the Executive Team, along with the Executive Director, Senior Director of Development, Senior Director of Organizational Development, and Senior Director of Finance, Data, and Administration.

Job responsibilities include:

Leadership and Staff Development (50%)

Serve as thought leader; continuously identify emerging needs, potential solutions, and organizational priorities
Supervise five program directors; articulate and uphold standards of excellence
Work closely with program directors to ensure the development and implementation of annual goals align with Footsteps’ strategic priorities and core values
Ensure grant deliverables are met by program staff, in collaboration with development staff
Serve on the Footsteps culture team and support the Senior Director of Organizational Development to build a culture of well-being and appreciation
Work with program directors and members to promote member leadership and ensure two-way feedback is integrated throughout programming
Work with Director of Field and Movement Building to ensure member communications are strategic and streamlined
Program Oversight and Improvement (40%)

Develop monitoring and evaluation protocols to ensure program efficacy
Work closely with the executive team to build a culture of ongoing learning and improvement
Coordinate programming, optimize external partnerships, and ensure effective service provision to best serve our members’ needs, including oversight and streamlining processes (pass-through funding, program calendar)
Plan and facilitate cross-departmental meetings (program meetings, calendar meetings, etc.)
Ensure organizational structures and processes enable cross-departmental collaboration
Work with development team to articulate compelling proposals and provide accurate reporting to funders, with an eye towards areas of oversight
Oversee contracts, MOU approvals, and programmatic compliance with regulations, budgets, and internal policies
Board and External Relations (10%)

Serve on board committees and task forces to support organizational priorities
Work with program staff to report key trends to the board in advance of board meetings
Represent Footsteps at conferences, with key funders, and at networking events
Qualifications

Passion for Footsteps mission and values
10+ years of relevant or transferable professional experience
Dedication to working inclusively and collaboratively
Demonstrated ability to support staff serving traumatized populations, lead sustainable program planning, and improve process and systems
Outstanding management and facilitation skills
Proven track record in monitoring, evaluating, and improving program outcomes
Strong time management and planning skills
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills
Demonstrated ability to prioritize, delegate, and manage multiple priorities at once
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Desired Competencies

Demonstrated ability to develop a range of programs and integrate cross-departmental planning
Expertise in two or more of the following program areas: clinical services, community engagement, peer support, economic empowerment, family justice, and youth empowerment
Experience in the social service sector
Interest in learning best practices and holistic service models
Comfort working in a fast-paced, growing organization
Interest in helping to shape new Executive Team
Location: New York City
Start Date: January or February 2020
Salary: $90,000-$100,000 commensurate with experience

Team + Benefits: You will be joining an amazing team of passionate, mission-driven colleagues. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes: flexible work schedule; option to work remotely one day a week; paid holidays and 20 days of paid time off in first year; four weeks of paid parental leave in first year; health, dental, and vision insurance; 3% match for IRA retirement plan; flexible spending accounts for health care, dependent care, and transit; and $1,000 a year for professional development.

Senior Director of Finance, Data, and Administration - Footsteps

Senior Director of Finance, Data, and Administration

Company/Organization
Footsteps

Job Description
Footsteps is seeking a driven numbers and systems guru to serve as the organization’s first Senior Director of Finance, Data, and Administration. You will lead the effort to “right size” internal infrastructure to support organizational growth and learning, as well as provide strategic oversight for all administrative function areas. One of your key responsibilities is to ensure Footsteps is complying with all workplace requirements (legal, security, risk, etc.). In your first year, you will conduct a needs assessment to determine what functions should be performed by staff and which should be contracted out. You will also oversee the main office space build out, ensure staff can use Salesforce effectively and efficiently, and ensure key financial policies are in place and fit organizational size.

This opening is one of four new senior roles and is an exciting opportunity to help lead the organization in a period of transition. You will be a key member of the Executive Team, along with the Executive Director, Senior Director of Development, Senior Director of Organizational Development, and Senior Director of Programs.

Responsibilities include:

Team Leadership (20%)

Oversee all administrative function areas, including finance, data management, operations, facilities, human resources, and information technology
Supervise and mentor Operations Manager
Build out operations department to meet organizational needs
Ensure all organizational systems are optimized and secure
Identify and update key policies and systems that need to be addressed as we grow
Financial Management (30%)

Oversee annual budget process; work with each department to create and manage their budgets and monitor annual spending
Work with board treasurer to provide board with information to manage risk and provide financial oversight, including contracts, annual budget, and audit process
Coordinate with finance consultants, including bookkeeper and accountant
Oversee annual audit process, coordinating with auditor and bookkeeper to ensure timely and accurate submission of our audit
Work with development team to generate and monitor budgets for funders
Work with program team to ensure restricted funds are being spent as intended
Collaborate with Board Finance and Audit committee to ensure policies and practices mitigate risk and support sustainable financial health
Data Management (30%)

Ensure that all constituent data is effectively captured and organized
Ensure development team gets data they need to report to funders
Oversee integration of all constituents into Salesforce CRM
Work with staff and consultants to optimize Salesforce; ensure staff are well equipped to use Salesforce effectively and efficiently
Collaborate with staff to have ownership over data capture and learning to improve organizational function
Facilities Management (20%)

Collaborate with staff at all levels on design of office and program space
Oversee and continuously assess the organization’s physical space needs, including build out of new spaces as organization grows and ensure existing spaces are well-maintained
Coordinate with building management in main program center and other locations
Qualifications

Passion for Footsteps mission and values
10+ years of relevant or transferable professional experience
Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze, and present data to diverse audiences clearly and meaningfully
Proven track record in sound financial management and record keeping
Experience working with Salesforce
Demonstrated ability to prioritize, delegate, and manage multiple priorities at once
Excellent time management and planning skills
Dedication to working inclusively and collaboratively
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communications skills
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Desired Competencies

Expertise in two or more of the following areas: finance, data management, administration, operations, facilities, information technology, and human resources
Interest in learning best practices
Experience supervising staff and consultants
Experience overseeing audit process
Comfort working in a fast-paced, growing organization
Interest in helping to shape new Executive Team
Location: New York City
Start Date: January or February 2020
Salary: $90,000-$100,000 commensurate with experience

Team + Benefits: You will be joining an amazing team of passionate, mission-driven colleagues. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes: flexible work schedule; option to work remotely one or two days a week; paid holidays and 20 days of paid time off in first year; four weeks of paid parental leave in first year; health, dental, and vision insurance; 3% match for IRA retirement plan; flexible spending accounts for health care, dependent care, and transit; and $1,000 a year for professional development.

Institutional Relations Manager - Footsteps

Institutional Relations Manager

Company/Organization
Footsteps

Job Description
Footsteps is seeking a highly organized and relational professional to serve as the organization’s first Institutional Relations Manager. Core responsibilities will include cultivating and maintaining relationships with foundations, organizing and maintaining institutional funder records in the donor database, and overseeing the full process of each grant. The Institutional Relations Manager will manage a grant writing consultant and play a critical role on Footsteps’ development team. The manager will be expected to skillfully handle a range of responsibilities, detailed below.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Institutional Relations

In collaboration with the Director of Development, create a comprehensive strategy to sustain and grow a $1M institutional funding portfolio focused on private, family, and corporate foundations
Conduct research on institutional prospects, identifying and cultivating prospective foundations
Develop and execute stewardship and cultivation strategies to grow Footsteps’ funding base and increase investment and engagement among current funders
Collaborate with the Executive Director and senior program staff to solicit foundation grants
Represent Footsteps in external spaces as needed
Grants Management

Build and maintain an internal calendar of grant proposal and report deadlines
Create, maintain, and update foundation records in the donor database, including all communications with donors, grant commitments, grant proposals, and deliverables
Clean up and organize the donor database to operate more efficiently
Build relationships and collaborate closely with program staff to ensure a strong working knowledge of Footsteps programs
Work closely with program and finance staff to ensure that proposed activities and budgets are executed as stipulated in grant materials
Writing and Editing

Manage activities of a part-time grant writing consultant, which includes reviewing, editing, and approving their deliverables
Ensure all grant proposals and reports are compelling, well-written, impact-driven, and story-focused
Desired Competencies

Strong written and verbal communications skills; able to articulate the importance of the organization’s work to prospective and current funders
Comfort working in a fast-paced, growing organization, including flexibility to simultaneously perform a wide variety of tasks
Self-starter and able to work independently and in a team environment
Qualifications

Passion for Footsteps’ mission and values
5+ years of relevant or transferable professional experience
Demonstrated ability to develop, foster, and sustain relationships
Highly organized with strong attention to detail and commitment to documentation
Location: New York City
Start Date: Immediate
Salary: $60,000-70,000, commensurate with experience

Team + Benefits: You will be joining an amazing team of passionate, mission-driven colleagues. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes: flexible work schedule; option to work remotely one day a week; paid holidays and 20 days of paid time off in first year; four weeks of paid parental leave in first year; health, dental, and vision insurance; 3% match for IRA retirement plan; flexible spending accounts for health care, dependent care, and transit; and $1,000 a year for professional development.

Spanish Translator -  The Bronx Defenders

Spanish Translator

Company/Organization 
The Bronx Defenders

Job Description 
Responsibilities
The Translator works on the frontlines of the criminal justice system, side by side with our criminal defense and family defense attorneys, social workers and other Bronx Defenders staff. The Translator will be based at the 161st Street Justice Campus, meeting clients and staff in Bronx County Court offices as needed.

A focus on doing what is best for our clients and on collaboration is essential to any position at The Bronx Defenders. Confidentiality, respect, and discretion are imperative to any and all candidates

Responsibilities:

  • The translator will respond to requests for assistance with Spanish speaking clients, augmented by a large number of bi-lingual Bronx Defenders staff. Excellent oral and written communication skills, in Spanish and English, are critical 
  • Hours are generally 10 am to 6 pm; flexibility in response to client and staff needs required
  • Translators will also provide administrative support which may include front desk reception support, clerical projects, and office responsibilities 
  • Qualifications
  • Associate’s degree from an accredited institution, preferably in criminal justice or an allied field
  • Evidence of Spanish/English oral and written translation proficiency; practical experience may be considered
  • one (1) year of office or legal clerical experience
  • excellent organizational, teamwork/customer service skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Strong team player who also works well individually
  • Understands the pressures of working in a busy, client-focused non-profit environment and demonstrates the potential for working well with attorneys who have a wide range of personalities, communication styles, and skills
  • Is proficient at identifying priorities and knowing when to escalate issues


An equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience, and education may be considered

Preferred:
Certification in Spanish/English translation
Language skills beyond Spanish and English
Facility with technology tools and able to master new applications quickly 

Salary is commensurate with experience. For candidates with relevant experience, the salary range for this position would be approximately $45,000 to $50,000. Full-time employees are also eligible for a comprehensive benefits package including but not limited to medical, dental and vision coverage; a 403(b) plan with employer contribution; a generous vacation, sick leave, and parental leave policy; and a professional development fund. More specific information about salary and benefits will be provided when and if an offer is extended.

Website 
https://careers-bronxdefenders.icims.com/jobs/1370/translator/job?mode=view&mobile=false&width=900&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

Contact Email 
ziarae@bronxdefenders.org

Health Justice Director - New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

Job Description 
This position is a remarkable opportunity for an experienced, creative leader to build on NYLPI’s strengths and successes, and increase our impact by developing and managing ambitious cases and campaigns. The Health Justice Director will provide strategic leadership, identifying systemic health-related issues and policies that affect clients and communities and pursuing powerful solutions by creatively combining organizing, policy advocacy, and high-impact litigation to achieve community goals. The director will maintain a bold and collaborative advocacy culture with program staff and will work to enhance relationships with client communities, advocacy and community groups, the courts, pro bono partners, government agencies, elected and other public officials, the media, and the nonprofit legal community.

Reporting to the Legal Director, the Health Justice Director is responsible for the day-to-day management, professional development, and evaluation of the legal, advocacy, and administrative staff in the Health Justice program (current FTE’s: 2.5 staff attorneys, 1 community organizer).

The Health Justice Director will collaborate with NYLPI’s Disability Justice and Environmental Justice programs and with community and coalition partners. With NYLPI’s Development team, the Health Justice Director will pursue grants and report to funders on our work.

The Health Justice Director frequently speaks publicly about NYLPI’s work, presenting testimony, interviewing with the media, and taking other opportunities to educate and pursue Health Justice as a thought leader.

Website 
https://nylpi.org/career/health-justice-director/

Contact Email 
jobs@nylpi.org

Bookkeeper/Staff Accountant - Sutton Place Synagogue

Position Available 
Bookkeeper/Staff Accountant

Company/Organization 
Sutton Place Synagogue

Job Description 
Growing and engaging Conservative synagogue seeks a well-organized individual to help oversee the financial management of the Synagogue. The Staff Accountant/ Bookkeeper will work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment with the Executive Director, Board Treasurer and out of house Bookkeeping Company. The Staff Accountant/ Bookkeeper will manage communications between the synagogue and the out of house Bookkeeping Company. The main responsibilities will be to weekly prepare A/R, A/P and bi weekly prepare payroll. This position reports to the Executive Director. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

• Prepare accounts payable for entry 
• Log and enter accounts receivable including but not limited to membership fees, nursery tuition, men’s club, women’s league and capital campaign contributions 
• Prepare semi-monthly payroll
• Monitor and oversee employee benefits
• Assist with month-end and year-end financial reports as well as preparing for the annual financial audit 
• Assist with preparing audit related reports and backup 
• Review receipts for credit card expenditures and credit card reconciliations 

Qualifications 

Job Requirements, Skills and Qualifications: 
Candidate will have 
• Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field. 1-3 years of experience in the field preferred. 
• Knowledge of accounting systems required. Knowledge of Quickbooks preferred. 
• Computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office, and experience in shulcloud a plus. 
• Accounting experience with a non-profit organization is a plus. 
• Strong organizational & interpersonal skills, with a welcoming and positive attitude and a professional presentation. Customer service focus is critical. 
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs. Knowledge of Shulcloud is a plus. 
• Strong time management skills
• Ability to multi-tasking and prioritize work with a strong attention to detail 
• Ability to function effectively in a fluid environment and be a team player 
• Capability to handle sensitive information with a high degree of confidentiality and discretion 
• Ability to initiate and complete projects in a timely manner
• Flexibility and a healthy sense of humor 
• Experience in an office setting 
• Familiarity with Jewish customs and practice a plus

Website 
https://spsnyc.org/

Contact Email 
hgold@spsnyc.org

Office Admin -  Sutton Place Synagogue

Position Available 
Office Admin

Company/Organization 
Sutton Place Synagogue

Job Description 
Growing and engaging Conservative synagogue seeks a well-organized individual to help manage the daily operations in a friendly and professional manner. The office administrator will be the first face in the office that members and visitors will intact with. They should be warm and friendly when talking with our membership. Our team is active in all aspects of the synagogue. This position reports to the Executive Director. 

Key Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

• Administrative support to Executive Director, Rabbi and Cantor
• Answer all incoming calls to the temple and direct to the appropriate staff member 
• Accurate and detailed data entry when processing new member data; maintaining membership database; tracking and ensuring timely thank you notes for donations
• Being knowledgeable about Sutton Place Synagogue activities and programs 

Job Requirements, Skills and Qualifications: 
Candidate will have 
• Strong organizational & interpersonal skills, with a welcoming and positive attitude and a professional presentation. Customer service focus is critical. 
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs. Knowledge of Shulcloud is a plus. 
• Strong time management skills
• Ability to multi-tasking and prioritize work with a strong attention to detail 
• Ability to function effectively in a fluid environment and be a team player 
• Capability to handle sensitive information with a high degree of confidentiality and discretion 
• Ability to initiate and complete projects in a timely manner
• Flexibility and a healthy sense of humor 
• Experience in an office setting 
• Familiarity with Jewish customs and practice a plus 

Website 
https://spsnyc.org/

Contact Email 
hgold@spsnyc.org