Full Time

Manager, Synagogue Inclusion Project

Combined Jewish Philanthropies 126 High Street, Boston MA

Passion. Purpose. Impact.  CJP is at the heart of Greater Boston's Jewish community, but our reach is felt around the world. We bring together the resources, volunteers, leadership, and expertise to care for people in need, advocate for Israel, and ensure a vibrant Jewish future. Together, we're helping struggling families find financial stability, making Jewish learning relevant and inclusive, connecting the next generation to Jewish life, and so much more.  Our greatest resource is our people — the staff, volunteers, partners and leaders who help make Greater Boston’s Jewish community a welcoming home. It’s this energy and commitment that drive CJP’s mission. We are one of Boston's oldest and most respected philanthropic organizations and we are currently seeking a Manager, Synagogue Inclusion Project.

 

The purpose of the Ruderman Synagogue Inclusion Project (RSIP) is to engage, support, and challenge synagogues to become more fully inclusive and welcoming people of all abilities and their families. The Manager is the lead staff for this project and is a focused, goal orientated manager with exceptional communication skills. The project strategy has multiple components including increasing the scale of synagogue inclusion practices across the community, highlighting promising practices across congregations, supporting congregations to overcome specific obstacles, and increasing awareness among all congregations in the ways inclusion of people with disabilities positively impacts all engagement efforts.

 

The ideal candidate will be familiar with both the challenges and opportunities in creating inclusive communities and have significant experience working with organizations as they undergo change. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and spoken, is also important as well as having demonstrated ability to concurrently support, inspire and challenge volunteer groups.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

 

Relationship Management:

·       Expand relationships with clergy, members, and volunteer leaders of synagogues, and other congregations throughout CJP catchment area through individual or group meetings, written materials, networking or other means to further the goals of the Project and the creation of congregational communities that include people of all abilities.

·       Direct work with lay leadership as they develop and implement plans to promote inclusion in their congregations.

Community Engagement:

·       Develop and implement several events/meetings annually to highlight RSIP priorities, provide professional development, and/or more broadly engage increased number of community participants in the Project.

·       Develop, help implement, and actively participate in community meetings, events, and other activities to build a relationship with congregations to further the goal of creating inclusive communities.

Communication: 

·       Create and implement strategic marketing/communications plans to achieve outreach awareness and inclusion goals including:

o   Create collateral materials, including written, web-based social media.

o   Use social media to publicize and promote inclusion awareness and efforts.

o   Distribute regular communications and create a virtual resource library on JewishBoston.com and/or CJP.org

Oversight and Administration:

·       Act as a resource to the congregational community on all matters relating to inclusion of people of all abilities.

·       Establish project benchmarks and oversee ongoing measurement of progress towards goals.

·       Manage all grant goals, activities, deliverables, schedules and deadlines for the Project.

·       Work closely with other CJP staff to coordinate inclusion efforts internally and externally.

Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education:

·     Master’s degree preferred.  BA required.

Experience:

·     3-5 years’ experience in the Jewish community; direct work experience preferred.

·     Thorough understanding of organizational relations and strategies for change.

·     Solid understanding of inclusion of people of all abilities and its challenges.

Skills/Competencies:

·     Excel, database and Internet.

·     Strong project management, organizational skills and attention to detail.

·     Ability to work creatively and flexibly in a dynamic environment and very self-motivated.

·     Excellent verbal and written communication skills and time management skills.

·     Ability to work individually and in a team environment.

·     Strong relationship-builder with a proven track record in cold calling, connecting, and other marketing/sales techniques.

·     Familiarity with Boston’s Jewish community.

Other:

·     Access to a reliable car to travel throughout Greater Boston area up to 50% of the time.

Working Conditions:

·       Remaining in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods, much of which will be working at a computer.

·       Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds.

·       Working out of office (local travel) up to 50% of the time.

 

 

CJP offers that rare opportunity to tap your skills, talents, and experience to benefit a greater good while you grow professionally. You will work in a dynamic environment, with a diverse group of individuals who share your commitment and enthusiasm. Together, you will make a difference for Jews and non-Jews in Greater Boston and worldwide. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and a collegial, family-friendly work and team environment. 

 

For more information about CJP, go to www.cjp.org.

 

Please use this link to apply:  https://secure6.saashr.com/ta/6178095.careers?ShowJob=403059417

 

CJP conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

 

CJP is an equal opportunity employer.  People with disabilities, women, veterans, black, indigenous and people of color, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.