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Maharat is growing! We are a collaborative and fun bunch who care deeply about Maharat's mission. Read on to learn about exciting opportunities to join the team!

available opportunities

 

Director of Alumnae and Community Engagement

Maharat is seeking a relationship-oriented and entrepreneurial Director of Alumnae and Community Engagement, who will develop and manage a robust alumnae professional network (58 alumnae and counting) and strengthen and grow our relationships and presence in the greater Jewish community. Reporting to the Executive Vice President, this role will support Maharat’s strategic plan by offering top notch professional development programs for alumnae, educational programming for our alumnae and growing national and international community, and overseeing major in-person and remote community-wide events and initiatives. 

 

Responsibilities

Excellence and Innovation

  • Build Alumnae network through regular professional development, educational programs, small cohorts, and one-on-one relationships; manage transition of students to alumnae and create excitement about Maharat’s alumnae network

  • Administer Entrepreneurial Microgrant program, recruit proposals, coordinate the award process, and with the Communications Manager, publicize results

  • Support ongoing and new alumnae initiatives, including Halaka in Action, alumnae/student mentorship, and the Center for Lived Torah

  • Plan and implement annual alumnae retreat

  • With the Career Services Coordinator, support alumnae with career development

  • Manage and grow alumnae resources on website portal, including the creation of affinity groups

  • Maintain current information about alumnae, including roles, and track metrics for engagement and participation

Empowering New Audiences

  • Manage cohort and pipeline programs and connect potential students with the Director of Recruitment and Admissions

  • Direct community programs, including summer learning opportunities and the Jewish Women’s Writing Fellowship

  • Serve as point-person for graduation, coordinating all graduation events with the support of the Development Associate 

  • Oversee scholar-in-residence requests and other profile-raising opportunities

  • Maintain database and metrics on all community programming

 

Globalization 

  • Develop mechanisms for engaging and growing Maharat’s international audience by partnering with students and alumnae to create culturally relevant learning experiences and gathering opportunities

  • Establish local Maharat hubs/micro-communities through needs assessments and relationship building

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience

  • An engaging mentor with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

  • An expert relationship builder and active listener

  • A professional, flexible, entrepreneurial and resourceful attitude

  • Analytical, organized, proactive, detail-oriented with strong ability to prioritize and work independently and as part of a team; experience serving as a project manager

  • Demonstrate good judgment and an ability to interact with confidentiality, integrity and tact

  • Ability to prioritize, problem-solve and stay calm in high-pressure situations.

  • Strong computer skills, including use Google Workspace and databases (Salesforce is a plus)

  • Commitment to the mission, philosophy and values of Maharat

  • Understanding of the Jewish community and familiarity with Modern Orthodoxy

 

Details

  • Candidates within commuting distance of Riverdale, NY for in-person or hybrid schedules preferred, but fully remote candidates will also be considered (though occasional travel to New York will be required).

  • Requires work on occasional evenings and weekends 

  • The salary for the position ranges from $80,000-$85,000, depending on experience

  • Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, 403(b), and generous time off including Jewish and Federal holidays. 

Apply

  • Please send an email with the subject “Director of Alumnae and Community Engagement” including resume and cover letter sharing your interest and experience to Jobs@yeshivatmaharat.org

  • Frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they think they meet 100% of the criteria. If you meet many but not all the criteria and feel you may be a good fit for the role, we encourage you to apply.

  • Yeshivat Maharat is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Communications Manager

Maharat is hiring an innovative and hands-on Communications Manager to oversee the development and distribution of Maharat’s digital and print communications and media. The Communications Manager will support the development of Maharat’s communication strategy and be responsible for organizing and leading the implementation of the communications workflow. This role will grow Maharat’s digital presence and understand the functional and technological needs of our digital platforms, maintaining and updating the website, social media, emails, and podcasts. Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the Communications Manager will work closely with the President, Development and Operations Assistant, and other members of the administration and faculty, students, and alumnae.   

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage overall messaging, strategic communications, and marketing for the organization with metrics for success across print and digital media, including website, email, social media, podcasts, videos, brochures, SWAG, and publications by faculty, alumnae, and students

  • Ensure that all initiatives, news, and activities are publicized in a timely, accurate, cohesive, uniform manner; maintain comprehensive editorial calendar/schedule to monitor and maintain balance of frequency and timing of communication

  • Manage website content and routine maintenance, ensure up-to-date and accurate information, and proactively plan content for website homepage 

  • Use Constant Contact to launch all emails and maintain up-to-date emails lists and email templates; launch and develop/edit content for email initiatives and campaigns, including the parsha blog and monthly e-newsletter

  • Manage Maharat Social Media accounts, and introduce other social media platforms where applicable; with the EVP, refine and implement social media and podcast strategy

  • Track, report and interpret data analytics on a regular basis and provide recommendations for new strategies

  • Serve as brand ambassador, supervise graphic designers and other vendors, and with the Development and Operations Assistant, create basic graphics for social media and other channels as needed

  • With the EVP, serve as a clearinghouse for all media, PR and other public requests for information

  • Troubleshoot technology issues across digital channels; keep abreast of new developments in communications channels and technology to ensure that the institutional communications stay modern and fresh

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and four years of related experience

  • Skilled in digital technologies, including Google Workspace, content management systems, social media platforms, and search engine optimization; experience with Wix and Constant Contact, Adobe Suite, Google Analytics, and Facebook Insights are a plus; adept at learning new technology

  • Experience using project management software and implementing workflows

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and the talent to tailor messages to specific target audiences

  • Sound judgment, ability to think strategically and solve problems, and capable of managing multiple projects and tasks at one time

  • Strong attention to detail and deadlines

  • Familiarity with Hebrew and Jewish holidays and an understanding of the Modern Orthodox Jewish Community is a plus

 

Details

  • Candidates within commuting distance of Riverdale, NY for in-person or hybrid schedules preferred, but fully remote candidates will also be considered (though occasional travel to New York will be required)

  • Requires work on occasional evenings and weekends 

  • The salary for the position ranges from $60,000-$75,000, depending on experience

  • Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, 403(b), and generous time off including Jewish and Federal holidays

 

Apply

  • Please send an email with the subject “Communications Manager” including resume, two to three writing samples, and a cover letter sharing your interest and experience to Jobs@yeshivatmaharat.org

  • Frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they think they meet 100% of the criteria. If you meet many but not all the criteria and feel you may be a good fit for the role, we encourage you to apply

  • Yeshivat Maharat is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Career Services Manager

Maharat is hiring a conscientious and resourceful Career Services Manager to support the placement of students in internships and chaplaincy programs and graduates in post-graduation rabbinic roles, and serve as a professional resource to alumnae as they grow their rabbinic careers. Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the Career Services Manager will work closely with the President to secure job and internship opportunities for students and graduates. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Internships and Chaplaincy Program

    • Maintain relationships with current and past student internship and chaplaincy placement providers, and cultivate relationships with new and prospective internship providers (synagogues, schools, Hillels, community organizations) and chaplaincy placements

    • Supervise process for matching students with sites; keep records of internships and chaplaincies and mentor feedback 

    • Hold regular feedback meetings with students and internship and chaplaincy sites to ensure mutually beneficial and positive outcomes

  • Placements

    • Cultivate relationships with potential and existing Maharat graduate employers and strategize best ways to open doors to hiring Maharat graduates in Orthodox institutions

    • Maintain professional relationships with HR professionals at umbrella organizations (e.g., Hillel, JCCA, etc.)

    • Meet with third-year students to create post-graduate plans

    • Support institutions with change-management processes when bringing in female clergy 

  • Student and Alumnae Career Support

    • With the Director of Alumnae and Community Engagement, offer career-building workshops, including resume and interview preparation, contract negotiation (including information about parsonage)

    • Conduct research and keep records about market-rate salaries and benefits

    • Mentor graduates with respect to career guidance and professional growth and/or pair graduates with mentors in the field

    • Maintain job database for students and alumnae

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience

  • A keen understanding of the Modern Orthodox community and the Jewish professional landscape 

  • A professional, flexible, entrepreneurial and resourceful attitude

  • An engaging mentor with strong personal communication skills

  • Strong organizational and record keeping skills

  • Human resources and/or job placement experience is a plus

  • Experience working with hospitals and other chaplaincy sites is a plus

  • Commitment to the mission, philosophy and values of Maharat

 

Details

  • 20 hours/week

  • In-person, hybrid, and fully remote candidates will be considered. Occasional travel to New York to meet with students may be required

  • The salary for the position ranges from $30,000-$35,000, depending on experience

 

Apply

  • Please send an email with the subject “Career Services Manager” including resume and a cover letter sharing your interest and experience to Jobs@yeshivatmaharat.org

  • Frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they think they meet 100% of the criteria. If you meet many but not all the criteria and feel you may be a good fit for the role, we encourage you to apply

  • Yeshivat Maharat is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Development Associate

Maharat is seeking a detail-oriented, discreet, data expert for the role of Development Associate. Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations and working closely with the President and Executive Vice President, the Development Associate is responsible for tracking and managing all donor outreach and contributions from solicitation to follow-up, acknowledgement, and reporting.. Database experience, including reporting facility with Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel is required for this position.

Responsibilities

  • Process and track all donations for annual fundraising campaigns and donors gifts with accuracy and precision; ensure the integrity of our database

  • Report and analyze data for fundraising campaigns using Google Sheets/Microsoft Excel and DonorPerfect on a regular basis; create weekly fundraising reports

  • Identify giving trends and opportunities for growth; recommend strategies for increasing donations for giving levels under $5,000

  • Manage grant stewardship, including timelines/reporting calendar, gathering data for reports, and overseeing the renewal process

  • Prepare mailings and send gift acknowledgements, tribute letters, and tax letters

  • Create and send pledge notifications to major donors 

  • Support fundraising events, including taking reservations, maintaining guest lists, and liaising with vendors

  • Research new funders, communities, and RFPs

  • Support the President and lay Development Committee with meeting planning and materials

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum two years of relevant experience

  • Exemplary computer and data analytic skills, including a high proficiency in CRMs and reporting, the ability to easily and quickly compare data from multiple sources, and write and use formulas (e.g. v-look-up, pivot tables, dynamic lists) in Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel; experience with DonorPerfect is a plus though not required

  • Analytical, organized, proactive, meticulous in their work-output with strong ability to prioritize and work independently and as part of a team

  • A professional, flexible, entrepreneurial and resourceful attitude

  • Demonstrate good judgment and discretion and the ability to interact with confidentiality, integrity, and tact

  • Capable of managing multiple projects and tasks at one time

  • Experience learning new technologies 

  • Familiarity with the Jewish community is a plus

 

Details

  • Candidates within commuting distance of Riverdale, NY for in-person or hybrid schedules preferred, but fully remote candidates will also be considered (occasional travel to New York will be required)

  • Requires work on occasional evenings and weekends 

  • The salary for the position ranges from $50,000-60,000, depending on experience

  • Comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, 403(b), and generous time off including Jewish and Federal holidays

 

Apply

  • Please send an email with the subject “Development Associate” including resume and cover letter sharing your interest and experience to Jobs@yeshivatmaharat.org

  • Frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they think they meet 100% of the criteria. If you meet many but not all the criteria and feel you may be a good fit for the role, we encourage you to apply

  • Yeshivat Maharat is an Equal Opportunity Employer