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Communications Intern

West End Strategy Team is currently accepting applications for paid full-time internship positions for the summer of 2020.* We are a full-service strategic communications firm, offering clients a comprehensive approach that includes message development, media relations, online strategy, marketing and crisis communications.

Our team works with organizations seeking to enhance their influence on issues including social and economic justice, human rights, civil rights, faith-based advocacy and sustainability. What drives us is the fact that our work touches the lives of real people – women and children, racial and religious minorities, people affected by gun violence, immigrants, working families and so many others.

Interns have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working closely with progressive, nonprofit and international organizations in a professional setting. Responsibilities include writing and editing materials for distribution to the media, drafting opinion pieces, developing social media content, researching client organizations and their issue areas, researching target journalists and compiling media lists, conducting media outreach, aggregating news content and various clerical duties. Through this experience, interns will cultivate a working knowledge of highly relevant political and advocacy organizations, the major issues of the day and the media.

Interns are required to commit to a full-time schedule, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., in the Washington, D.C. office from May through August 2020.* Each application must include the following: resume, cover letter and writing sample. Only complete applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

West End Strategy Team is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants.

* In response the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, WEST will offer options for interns to work remotely during the summer semester for as long as is necessary to ensure the safety of our staff and interns. All interviews will be conducted remotely.

West End Strategy Team

202-776-7700

Noah

Gan HaYeled Preschool
at Adas Israel Congregation

We are interviewing for full- and part-time teaching positions. Positions begin in April, June, or September.

We are looking for dedicated and passionate early childhood educators of all backgrounds who are interested in working at a Reggio Emilia-inspired school. We are a Reggio-inspired, Jewish-values-based, child-centered school. Our school is a place where children are seen as citizens with powerful ideas and voices. We are an inclusive school and celebrate the developmental differences of each child. We view teachers as learners and leaders, whose voices and ideas should come to shape the school around them.

To interview, please email Darci Lewis, Associate Director, at darci.lewis@adasisrael.org.

For more information about our school, visit https://www.adasisrael.org/gan.

See second page for full job description

The Gan HaYeled Preschool at Adas Israel Congregation is a progressive, warm, and welcoming, NAEYC Accredited Early Childhood School in the heart of Washington, DC., known for its strong community of students, parents, and faculty. The Gan is the perfect place for children to learn, grow and create, explore, and have fun! The Gan seeks passionate, professional early childhood educators for the position of Assistant Teacher and/or Support Staff (“Floater”). Assistant Teachers and Support Staff will provide a supportive, nurturing, and encouraging learning environment for our students. Both positions are available for part- or full-time employment with an immediate or deferred start date.
Professional Responsibilities:
• Create and implement evidence-based, responsive, intentional, and play-based/emergent curriculum, and have high-quality teacher-child interactions
• Create and maintain a classroom space that offers children an attractive, engaging environment
• Work to create supportive relationships with children, parents and staff. Be an effective team player, and work collaboratively with teaching team, and school administration.
• Ability to multi-task in a busy classroom
• Develop effective communication and partnership with families
• Conduct two parent conferences a year to discuss child development with parents and/or guardians and write corresponding student narratives
• Guide and support students’ acquisition of social skills
• Be responsible for children’s safety at all times and in all settings
• Implement the developmental screenings on all children
• Implement IFSPs (Individual Family Service Plan) or IEPs (Individualized Education Plan) as needed
• Provide ongoing observation and authentic assessment of individual children and maintain a comprehensive portfolio assessment for each child
• Perform other duties as assigned
• Respond to regular, direct instructional coaching feedback
• Support Staff will work in multiple classrooms throughout the week based on ongoing projects, teacher:student ratio, and best fit.
Experience:
• Experience as an educator in an early childhood program preferred
• CDA, A.A., and/or B.A. preferred
• Knowledge of OSSE compliance preferred
• Knowledge of NAEYC standards preferred
• Familiarity with progressive, Reggio Emilia, play based, project based curriculum development and learning
• Teaching experience in multicultural environments preferred
Benefits:
• Generous vacation/sick leave, including three additional paid weeks off for winter and spring break.
• Medical and dental insurance for full time staff
• Discounted child care
• Professional Development opportunities available
• Congenial work atmosphere





Adas Israel Congregation

2023624491

Noah

Job Posting: Gan HaYeled Preschool looking for Program Manager
We are looking for a dedicated and passionate early childhood school leader who is interested in working at a Reggio Emilia-inspired school. We are a Reggio-inspired, Jewish-values-based, child-centered school. Our school is a place where children are seen as citizens with powerful ideas and voices. We are an inclusive school and celebrate the developmental differences of each child. We view teachers as learners and leaders, whose voices and ideas should come to shape the school around them.
The Gan HaYeled Preschool at Adas Israel Congregation is a progressive, warm, and welcoming, NAEYC Accredited Early Childhood School in the heart of Washington, DC, known for its strong community of students, parents, and faculty. The Gan is the perfect place for children to learn, grow and create, explore, and have fun!
Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Noah Hichenberg at Noah.Hichenberg@AdasIsrael.org. Ideal start date is May or August, 2020. This is a full-time, year-round position.

Job Description:

The Program Manager is part of the school’s core administrative and leadership team, consisting of Director, Associate Director, Child Development Director, Office Manager, and Operations Manager. The Program Manager’s two chief responsibilities are the annual admissions cycle of the school (“program-facing”) and supervising a set of teachers (“teacher-facing”). The school’s leadership team will provide ongoing professional development for this person, assisting their growth into this unique leadership position.

Job Requirements and Skills:

• 3-5 years of teaching experience in an early childhood setting
• Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education strongly preferred
• Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Drive
• Capacity to learn internal databases used by the school and synagogue
• Flexibly shift between administrative work in an office setting, supporting teachers through meetings, and serving as a teacher in a classroom setting
• As the first point of contact from our school for many families, embodying the friendly, warm vibe that we strive for
• Desirable traits include: highly detail oriented, well organized, self-starter and initiator

Job Responsibilities:

• Teacher-facing:

o Teacher Supervision
 Supervise an “age band” of teachers (IE, all teachers in three-year-old classrooms)
 Spend time weekly in classrooms, observing classroom, student, and teacher dynamics
 Meet with teachers in a variety of forums to offer support, including Teacher Team meetings, Age Band Lead Teacher meetings, and Teacher Evaluations

o Classroom Support
 As needed, enter classrooms as an additional teacher

• Program-facing:

o Enrollment Manager
 Oversee school admissions and enrollment
• Outreach/ marketing
• Open Houses and family tours
• Disseminating enrollment materials to new and returning families
• Coordinating application, admission, and enrollment process
• Liaising with Marketing and Accounting to streamline the process
• Oversee school enrollment lists
 Oversee registration for school programs, such as lunch, toddler class (“Kangaroos”), Lunch Bunch, and Summer Camp
• Liaison with accounting department to track billing for these programs

o Event Manager
 Oversee all school-wide events: Shabbat sing, special events, etc
 Oversee the “Gan Space”, a large open area in the middle of the school, to maintain a level of organization and quality

o Office support
 Assist in office tasks alongside the Office Manager and Operations Manager
 Assist in inventory restock as needed
 During daily afternoon hours when the Office Manager and Operations Manager are not in the office, serve as the de facto office receptionist, assisting teachers with daily tasks or receiving parent phone calls

Adas Israel Congregation

2023624491

Kiev Judaica Collection Fellowship Seminar (Paid Opportunity)

The Special Collections Research Center is pleased to invite applications to the Spring 2020 Kiev Judaica Collection Fellowship Program. **Deadline to apply is March 13, 2020.**

This year, the Fellowship Program provides an award for participation in a 5-week seminar program informed by the rare book and archival holdings of the I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection at Gelman Library.

Response: the challenges of maintaining Jewish identity and security across centuries

 Monday evenings, March 23-April 20, 2020
 6:30 to 8:30 pm; dinner will be provided
 Students who complete the program will receive a fellowship award of $300

Jewish historian Dr. Lauren B. Strauss (American University) will lead a series of discussions exploring Jewish life and history, encounters with the modern world, and the experiences of marginalized groups in various societies. Together with Dr. Strauss, seminar participants will design a creative project to be presented at the final meeting on April 20. Short readings and project preparation will generally be performed in the course of the seminar meetings.

Applications are due by March 13, 2020.
To apply, please visit go.gwu.edu/kievfellowship2020.

All George Washington University students are invited to apply. We hope a diverse group of students will contribute reflections about their own communities to enrich the conversation.

We welcome your questions! Please write to Speccoll@gwu.edu for assistance.

Kiev Judaica Collection, Gelman Library

Rabbi Educator

Hill Havurah Yavneh Sunday School, a welcoming liberal community is hiring:

1. A weekly substitute teacher who will receive a written lesson plan. You will be paid $100 to work from 9am-12:30pm between 3/8 and 5/10.

2. An art teacher to work 9am-11:30pm between 3/8 and 5/10. Salary is negotiable.

3. A teacher will background working with a child with Asperger's.

We meet at Kingsman Academy Charter School, 1375 E. St. NE.

If you want to apply for a job, please send me your resume and two references: rabbijulie@hillhavurah.org

Hill Havurah

3018361259

Libitzky Family Summer Internship in Poland

Thanks to the generous support of the Libitzky Family Fund, the Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland (TC) offers an opportunity for students to deepen their knowledge of Polish-Jewish history and Polish-Jewish relations; acquire new skills in transmitting a living Polish-Jewish heritage; and engage with community members, professionals, and peers in Poland and from around the world in addressing issues of Jewish community building and life-long
engagement in a Jewish life.

Areas of Focus:
Education: Collaborate with the TC staff to develop an array of approaches for working with high school and university students, create materials for use in interactive workshops during the
tours, and augment Taube Jewish Heritage Tour's (TJHT) current resources, including recommended readings, podcasts, and film, for various sets of tour participants.
Research: Assist with research in support of the publication of Taube Center's Field Guide to Jewish Lublin and the Field Guide to Jewish Wroclaw, as well as assist with the initial research for the proposed Jewish Poland: European Route of Jewish Heritage of the Council of Europe.

Communication: Prepare posts for social media, assist in preparing TJHT newsletters and materials for the websites, and research and prepare texts for publication.

Eligibility:
Internships are open to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students studying in the United States. Candidates should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a basic knowledge of
Polish-Jewish history, research experience, and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Each candidate will be required to submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, and two
letters of recommendation with their application. Complete applications should be submitted to
andrew.sobotka.pl@gmail.com by 11:59pm on March 22, 2020.

Period of Internship:
Internships will take place for four consecutive weeks. The precise dates of each internship will depend on the intern’s academic schedule and availability. Interns will be expected to work full-
time during the internship period.

Award:
Interns will be granted a $2,000 award that will subsidize travel and living costs as well as a
stipend commensurate with the income of a junior staff member.
Accommodation, Travel, and Insurance:

Arrangements for travel to and from Warsaw, accommodation, and insurance while in Warsaw
will be the responsibility of the intern. TC will assist and provide recommendations.

Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland

Full Time Director of Youth Engagement

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR DIRECTOR OF YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

Temple Emanuel, a progressive Reform congregation with approximately 500 families near Washington D.C. in Kensington, Maryland, seeks a full-time Director of Youth Engagement (DYE) who can:
• maintain and expand upon our vibrant, close-knit community of teens and pre-teens
• establish meaningful relationships with synagogue youth of all ages
• develop and implement programs that are not only engaging and fun, but also cultivate Jewish values and a strong Jewish identity
• communicate effectively with teens and families
• work cooperatively with lay leaders and professional staff

Job Responsibilities of Director of Youth Engagement
Responsibilities for the DYE can be organized into 3 arenas: Youth group administration and programming, Temple-wide duties, and communications.

Youth group administration and programming, which includes activities such as:
o hosting monthly lounge nights
o planning and supervising Temple lock-ins and weekend events
o attending NFTY regional events
o scheduling Board meetings; developing teen leadership skills
o connecting teens to social service opportunities outside the Temple (such as the RAC’s L’Taken)
o supervising a part-time junior youth group leader who works with KESTY J (6th/7th graders) and KESTY 45 (4th/5th graders)

Temple-wide duties, which include:
o attending most monthly Board of Trustee and all Youth Committee meetings
o in conjunction with the clergy, organize three teen-led services during the year, including High Holiday services for young families.
o attending weekly professional staff meetings
o coordinating youth involvement in Temple-wide events, such as Purim carnival
o teaching and/or assisting in 8th grade upper school class
o creating and managing the Youth Program budget with help from the Youth Committee
o managing the religious school’s teen madrichim program on Sunday mornings

Communication duties, which include:
o maintaining all marketing for youth programs, including social media outlets, distribution lists, and other forms of communication
o submitting articles, pictures, and dates for upcoming events to Temple publications

Desired skills and traits
• Ability to connect with young Jews on a personal level and help them cultivate lasting friendships
• Strong communication and executive functioning skills
• Ability to develop and maintain a budget
• Ability to motivate, delegate, and oversee to completion all program tasks
• Able to work in teams
• Strong supervisory skills
• Available to work Sundays and some evenings during the school year
• Music skills a plus

Experience and qualifications
• BA or BS preferred
• Jewish educational background that includes a firm understanding of Jewish history, holidays, prayer, ritual practices and values
• Prior youth group programming leadership and/or camp counselor experience preferred

Benefits
This is a full-time position. Benefits include paid time off, conference allowance, personal expense account, and health-insurance contribution. Salary commensurate with experience.


Please send resume to Rabbi Mark Levine at mark@templeemanuelmd.org

Temple Emanuel

(301) 942-2000

Resource Development Assistant (Remote Internship)

The research assistant will play an integral role in INHFA. This position is ideal for a college student looking to grow their research and project management skills, and learn best practices for resource development in the non-profit world.

This role is unpaid, but academic credit may be available. Work is 30 hours/month at least, and can be done from a remote location.

Interested candidates can submit a resume and cover letter to matans@inhfa.org.

The Israel Nature and Heritage Foundation of North America

Social Media Coordinator (Remote Internship)

The social media coordinator will play an integral role in the start-up of the INHFA. The position is ideal for a college student with a focus in marketing or communications and looking to execute campaigns and curate content for the INHFA.

This role is unpaid, but academic credit may be available. Work is 30 hours/month at least, and can be done from a remote location.

Interested candidates can submit a resume and cover letter to matans@inhfa.org.

The Israel Nature and Heritage Foundation of North America

Senior Major Gifts Officer

About
itrek introduces tomorrow’s leaders in business, law, policy and STEM to Israel, helping them experience Israel firsthand through peer-led, week-long treks. itrek’s unique peer-led model empowers leaders at the world’s top graduate programs to craft an authentic experience for their classmates that reflects the diverse interests of the program’s participants and fields of study. Whether it’s meeting with members of Knesset, justices of the Supreme Court or technology companies, every itrek brings Israel to life through a combination of education, culture and fun. Since its founding in 2011, over 18,000 graduate students across 103 nationalities have visited Israel with itrek, returning to their campuses with a more nuanced understanding and appreciation of Israel.

Since its founding, itrek has experienced rapid growth and continues to operate as a fast-moving and nimble startup. We love new ideas and bouncing them off one another. We are a small team in NY (16 people) and a smaller team in Israel (2 people).

The Senior Major Gifts Officer’s Role

This is a senior level role within our Development team and will be focused on building relationships with new and prospective major funders. Collaborating with the development team as well as with the CEO, Board Members, Advisory Board members, and other key stakeholders, the Senior Major Gifts Officer will focus on cultivating and stewarding donors of four and five figures.

The Senior Major Gifts Officer will…

Develop and execute strategies for identifying, cultivating and building relationships with existing and new donor prospects.
Serve as a senior member of the Development team, reporting to the VP of Development & Strategic Initiatives, helping ensure the long-term growth of the organization.
Collaborate with itrek Senior staff and various stakeholders, Board Members, Advisory Board Members and itrek Leaders to expand itrek’s donor base, with a focus on four and five figure gifts.
Oversee a portfolio of donors and prospects and events in key demographic areas.
Build and strengthen relationships with prospective and current donors, turning them into major funders.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has several key skills: 1 - They are a relationship builder; 2 – They are driven and determined; and 3 - They are a skilled communicator, able to explain their point of view in a clear and compelling way both written and orally.

In addition, the following are important:

Minimum 3 years of direct solicitation experience
Strong connection to Israel
Passion for itrek’s mission
Self-starter who can work independently and collaborate with professional colleagues and volunteer leadership
The ability to work as a leader and as part of a team
Flexible, creative and strategic thinker and hard worker
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) and an understanding of fundraising software and databases
Ability to travel and work weekends and evenings, as needed

Benefits

Dynamic and fast growing non-profit start-up
Compensation commensurate with experience
Generous vacation time package including Jewish and American holidays
Paid sick leave and parental leave
High quality Medical, Vision and Dental Plans available
5% company match on retirement savings in company 401k

itrek

212-528-1500

Development Officer

About
itrek introduces tomorrow’s leaders in business, law, policy and STEM to Israel, helping them experience Israel firsthand through peer-led, week-long treks. itrek’s unique peer-led model empowers leaders at the world’s top graduate programs to craft an authentic experience for their classmates that reflects the diverse interests of the program’s participants and fields of study. Whether it’s meeting with members of Knesset, justices of the Supreme Court or technology companies, every itrek brings Israel to life through a combination of education, culture and fun. Since its founding in 2011, over 18,000 graduate students across 103 nationalities have visited Israel with itrek, returning to their campuses with a more nuanced understanding and appreciation of Israel.

Since its founding, itrek has experienced rapid growth and continues to operate as a fast-moving and nimble startup. We love new ideas and bouncing them off one another. We are a small team in NY (16 people) and a smaller team in Israel (2 people).

The Development Officer’s Role

The Development Officer will focus primarily on our community of past trip leaders (“itrek leaders”) and their networks. itrek leaders are graduate students at top MBA, law, policy and STEM programs worldwide who lead trips to Israel for their peers. Over the past eight years, more than 900 itrek leaders have organized and led trips to Israel.

A key member of the Development Team, the Development Officer will report to the VP of Development and Strategic Initiatives. He/she will implement and execute a fundraising strategy within the community of itrek leaders, developing relationships, overseeing campaigns and coordinating events. In addition to cultivating relationships with past itrek leaders, he/she will work closely with them to identify and reach out to donor prospects. This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to learn and advance in non-profit fundraising with significant growth potential over time.

The Development Officer will…

Build and strengthen relationships with itrek leaders and their networks, focusing on fundraising cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
Contribute and collaborate with the Development Team in prospecting and soliciting both current and prospective donors
Support crowdfunding campaigns, directly working with itrek leaders to ensure their success

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has several key skills: 1 - They are a talented and avid relationship builder; 2 - They are great at execution and project management; 3 - They are a skilled written communicator; and 4 - They enjoy public speaking and can explain their point of view in a clear and compelling way.

In addition, the following are important:

Minimum 2 years experience, ideally in development or sales
Strong connection to Israel
Passion for itrek’s mission
Self-starter who can work independently and collaborate with professional colleagues and volunteer leadership
Flexible, creative and strategic thinker and hard worker
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) and an understanding of fundraising software and databases
Ability to travel and work weekends and evenings, as needed


Benefits

Dynamic and fast growing non-profit start-up
Compensation commensurate with experience
Generous vacation time package including Jewish and American holidays
Paid sick leave and parental leave
High quality Medical, Vision and Dental Plans available
5% company match on retirement savings in company 401k

itrek

212-528-1500

Development Communications Associate

About
itrek introduces tomorrow’s leaders in business, law, policy and STEM to Israel, helping them experience Israel firsthand through peer-led, week-long treks. itrek’s unique peer-led model empowers leaders at the world’s top graduate programs to craft an authentic experience for their classmates that reflects the diverse interests of the program’s participants and fields of study. Whether it’s meeting with members of Knesset, justices of the Supreme Court or technology companies, every itrek brings Israel to life through a combination of education, culture and fun. Since its founding in 2011, over 18,000 graduate students across 103 nationalities have visited Israel with itrek, returning to their campuses with a more nuanced understanding and appreciation of Israel.

Since its founding, itrek has experienced rapid growth and continues to operate as a fast-moving and nimble startup. We love new ideas and bouncing them off one another. We are a small team in NY (16 people) and a smaller team in Israel (2 people).

The Development Communications Associate’s Role

The Development Communications Associate will assist the Development Team in cultivating and stewarding relationships with donors and prospects. He/she will prepare grant proposals and reports, donor correspondence and other documents. Reporting to the VP of Development and Strategic Initiatives, he/she will perform a broad variety of tasks on behalf of the Development team and CEO to further itrek’s fundraising goals. This is an entry-level role and an ideal opportunity for someone with strong writing skills who’s looking to learn and advance in non-profit fundraising with significant growth potential over time.

The Development Communications Associate will…

Provide support to the Development Team and CEO, focusing on fundraising cultivation, solicitation and stewardship
Prepare grant proposals, reports and other written correspondence
Draft communications for donors and prospects, including high-net worth individuals and major foundations
Update Salesforce and other development tracking tools
Assist the Development Team in prospecting and soliciting current and prospective donors

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has several key skills:

1 – They are a skilled written communicator and can craft well-written emails, reports, and proposals in relatively short timeframes
2 – They excel at organizational skills, especially time management and prioritization
3 – They are motivated, personable and professional

In addition, the following are important:

Passion for itrek’s mission
Excellent attention to detail
Self-starter who can work independently and collaborate with professional colleagues and volunteer leadership
Flexible, creative and strategic thinker and hard worker
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) and an understanding of fundraising software and databases
Ability to travel and work weekends and evenings, as needed

Benefits

Dynamic and fast growing non-profit start-up
Compensation commensurate with experience
Generous vacation time package including Jewish and American holidays
Paid sick leave and parental leave
High quality Medical, Vision and Dental Plans available
5% company match on retirement savings in company 401k
Relocation assistance is not available for this position
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

itrek

212-528-1500

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