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Director of Career Services

Maharat is seeking a Director of Career Services to manage and oversee the placement of students in internships, and graduates in post-graduation rabbinic jobs, as well as supporting alumnae in their professional capacities after graduation. This position requires knowledge of the Modern Orthodox community as well as strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence as the Director will be guiding student interns and student/graduate job applicants, as well as interfacing with employers. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Career Services will work in collaboration with the President and the Director of Community Engagement with support from the Operations Associate.

 

Part-time position, 15-20 hours per week. Salary range of $30,000-$40,000 dependent upon hours and experience. Applicants from outside of the New York area will be considered.

 

Primary Responsibilities Include: 

  • Cultivate relationships and maintain catalog of internship and placement opportunities in synagogues, Hillels, JCC’s, schools and other Jewish communal organizations

  • Manage internship program including matching, soliciting and delivering feedback, and maintaining clear records.​

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

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

  • Develop relationships with students and alumnae to appropriately match with potential opportunities. 

  • Prepare students and graduates in job searches and negotiation, including resume and cover letter writing and interview preparation, and contract negotiation.

  • Work with board committee to consider larger strategic issues around placement.

 

Our Ideal Candidate...

  • Holds, at minimum, a Bachelor’s degree

  • Has Human resources and/or job placement experience (preferred but not required)

  • Has a keen understanding of the Modern Orthodox community

  • Exhibits strong interpersonal, organizational and time management, and communication skills

  • Demonstrates a professional, flexible, entrepreneurial and resourceful attitude

  • Works well independently, and as a part of a team

  • Can set strategy, simultaneously managing multiple tasks and projects

  • Has flexibility to work occasional weekends and nights, as needed

 

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@yeshivatmaharat.org

For more information about Maharat, please visit our website at www.yeshivatmaharat.org

 

Yeshivat Maharat is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Part-Time Full-Charge Bookkeeper

Located in Riverdale NY, Maharat is seeking a part-time onsite Full-Charge Bookkeeper to work closely with the Executive Director to ensure the smooth and professional handling of the organization’s financial matters.  This individual needs to be self-motivated, detail-oriented, well-organized and capable of working independently as well as within a team environment. The Full-Charge Bookkeeper is generally responsible for, but not limited to, maintaining day-to-day accounting functions, accruals, financial statement preparation, payment of student stipends, processing benefits payments, management of fundraising financials, inputting payroll into accounting software (payroll is handled by off-site processor), preparing reports as requested by the Executive Director, and performing general accounting jobs, as required. 

 

This is a part time position (approximately 20 hours per week) and pays $18-$30 per hour.  Hours are Monday-Thursday, 10am-3pm in our office in Riverdale, NY, but the days and hours are flexible.  Schedule flexibility is of primary importance.  This individual will need to have availability when required for deadlines outside of his/her regularly scheduled working hours, such as before board meetings or during finance committee calls.

 

Essential Job Duties

Some of the essential job duties of this position include, but not limited to:

  1. Follow accounting principles, policies, and objectives particular to Yeshivat Maharat

  2. Full cycle Accounts Receivable, including preparation of occasional invoices and maintaining customer and vendor records

  3. Accounts Payable including student stipends, vendor invoices, travel reimbursements, purchase orders and invoice/vendor record maintenance

  4. Multiple bank reconciliations for depository accounts

  5. Credit card reconciliations

  6. Reconcile all balance sheet accounts; reviewing for input accuracy and prepare monthly reports and journal entries, as needed

  7. General ledger maintenance

  8. Submit bi-weekly payroll

  9. Reconcile all accounts and prepare monthly financial statements

  10. Maintain required business documents and financial records and filings

  11. Prepare annual 1099’s

  12. Assistance with the annual budget and audit process

  13. Maintain financial document retention files

  14. Vendor statement reconciliation and discrepancies

  15. Deposit and cash reports

  16. Prepare and/or review of all expense reports for accuracy and proper expense disclosure

  17. Recommend improvements or revisions in the accounting system and procedures over time

  18. Working with outside auditors, and preparing necessary schedules, in regards to the Organization’s annual audit and Form 990

  19. Maintain records of taxable benefits, if applicable

  20. Perform other related duties as may be requested

 

Job Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Accounting/Business) or 8 years’ experience and a high school diploma

  2. 3-5 years Full Charge Bookkeeping experience

  3. Basic knowledge of the US tax system

  4. Prior non-profit experience preferred

  5. Knowledge of DonorPerfect software preferred but not required

  6. Proficiency in QuickBooks accounting software (3 years min. experience)

  7. Proficiency in the bill.com platform preferred but not required

  8. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets

  9. Ability to prioritize multi-task, stay highly organized and maintain detail orientation

  10. Able to complete tasks accurately and timely with minimal supervision

  11. Strong verbal and written communication skills

  12. Thrives in a collaborative, team player environment

  13. Proven ability to maintain confidentiality

 

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@yeshivatmaharat.org

For more information about Maharat, please visit our website at www.yeshivatmaharat.org

 

Yeshivat Maharat is an Equal Opportunity Employer.