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July 2024

Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte (Center for Jewish Education) – Youth and Family Engagement Coordinator (Posted 7/9/2024)

About Us: The Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte (JFGC) is a non-profit community building organization supporting a $5 million annual fundraising campaign. We impact and enrich lives here at home and around the world every day, supporting more than 60 Jewish organizations and initiatives that build community, foster Jewish identity, and nurture and care for the Jewish people. As part of a network of more than 140 Federations across North America, we are a vibrant community hub that connects resources, volunteers, leaders and expertise to care for people in need, advocate for Israel, and ensure a thriving and sustainable Jewish future.

Our greatest resource is our people — the staff, volunteers, partners and leaders who help make greater Charlotte’s Jewish community a welcoming home. We offer a collaborative, friendly, inspiring, and flexible work environment. We are one of Charlotte’s most highly respected philanthropic organizations and we are currently seeking a Youth and Family Engagement Coordinator. We value our positive, collaborative, and growth-minded organizational culture. We encourage and support ongoing staff development and learning.

As the education and engagement arm of JFGC, the Center for Jewish Education (CJE) is at the cutting edge of educational practice, incubating new, innovative programs and providing direct services to the Jewish education system in greater Charlotte. As an integral component of the CJE, the Levine-Sklut Judaic Library promotes lifelong Jewish learning, connecting our community to educational resources and experiences.

Job Summary: Consistent with the CJE’s mission of promoting lifelong Jewish learning, the position of Youth and Family Engagement Coordinator plans and implements programming including story times, afterschool and summer programs for children and teens, family programs, and bilingual (Hebrew/English) programs. The Youth and Family Engagement Coordinator promotes the use of CJE services, including the use of the Levine-Sklut Judaic Library’s resources and children’s library through outreach to schools, parent groups, daycare providers, and other local organizations.

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June 2024

Charlotte Jewish Preschool – Assistant Teacher (Posted 6/3/2024)

Under the supervision of the Director of Operations and Programming, an assistant teacher at the Charlotte Jewish Preschool (CJP) is responsible for supporting an environment that promotes the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth of the students in their classroom. They are to actively promote our mission to provide young children with a secure and loving atmosphere in which to grow, develop a positive self-image, and learn the joy of Jewish life.

Assistant teacher candidates must meet the minimum requirements and shall be at least 18 years of age, have completed high school or general education diploma, and shall have one of the following: their NCECC or one year experience in a preschool. The assistant teacher is responsible for interacting respectfully and positively with co-workers, parents, and students, supporting the lead teacher when developing and implementing plans, and assisting the teacher in classroom management and daily activities. 

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Charlotte Jewish Preschool – Lead Teacher (Posted 6/3/2024)

Under the supervision of the Executive Director and Director of Operations and Programming, a lead teacher at the Charlotte Jewish Preschool (CJP) is responsible for creating an environment that promotes the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical growth of the students in their classroom. They are to support and actively promote our mission to provide young children with a secure and loving atmosphere in which to grow, develop a positive self-image, and learn the joy of Jewish life.

The lead teacher will create and implement weekly developmentally-appropriate engaging lesson plans. They are expected to provide strong written and verbal communications when connecting with students, colleagues, and families. The lead teacher will manage the classroom per state and sanitation guidelines, supervise, collaborate with the assistant teacher when addressing the needs of the students, as well as classroom management.

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May 2024

Temple Beth El – Administrative Assistant (Clergy) (Posted 5/28/2024)

The Clergy Administrative Assistant will provide essential day-to-day administrative support to the clergy team, or other teams, as assigned from time to time, ensuring smooth operations and efficient execution of tasks. This role requires excellent organizational skills, strong knowledge of Jewish traditions, customs, and beliefs, especially within Reform congregations, and the ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently. The ideal candidate will have experience in administrative roles, exceptional communication and customer service (congregant support) skills, and a dedication to supporting our mission.

This job operates in a professional office environment and occasionally in outdoor spaces for special events.  Rare but occasional overnight travel may be required.  This role often requires flexible hours and work scheduling outside of traditional office hours.

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ORT America – Director, Atlanta, Southeast Region (Posted 5/13/2024)

About ORT: ORT America, (OA), is the largest fundraiser for World ORT’s global education network. For more than 140 years, ORT has provided access to educational resources and job-training in under resourced communities in 40 countries. Throughout Israel, Ukraine, Europe, Latin America, and beyond. ORT schools and job training programs support thousands of educators who teach core STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) subjects and facilitate Jewish experiences so that students and families can participate in a vibrant Jewish life.

Scope of work: ORT America is seeking a dynamic, experienced professional with a strong set of fundraising and management skills to serve as the Director of the Southeast Region centered and based in Atlanta. The successful candidate will have a passion for ORT’s educational mission; develop and implement strategies to engage donors, including individuals, foundations, and Federations. The Director must have an in-depth knowledge of the Jewish philanthropic landscape in Atlanta and surrounding communities in the Southeast. This person works closely with a core of volunteers and has high level ability to motivate and engage current and future donors. The Director demonstrates ability to implement projects independently and meet annual financial goals. The Southeast Regional Director is an integral member of ORT America’s national fundraising team. 

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April 2024

Hebrew Cemetery – Summer Grounds Assistant (Posted 4/18/2024)

Excellent Opportunity for a Highschool or College Student

Seeking a Paid Summer Grounds Assistant for the months of May, June, July, & August

  • 20 hrs. per week- (flexible schedule)
  • Watering bushes and trees
  • Tree and bush limb care
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds and more
  • Must be able to operate equipment such as rake, shovel, clipper, weed eater, push mower and leaf blower
  • Must have State ID, and Social Security Number and have a clear criminal background check.
  • Pay rate – $15/hour

Email resume to: [email protected]

Jewish  Federation of Greater Charlotte – Chief Executive Officer (Posted 4/11/2024)

The leadership of JFGC seeks a CEO with successful executive management and relationship–driven development experience who appreciates Southern Jewish life. The CEO reports to the chair of the board and is accountable to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The CEO also plays a significant role partnering and engaging with agency partners both on and off the Park. The Federation currently manages 24 professional staff (full and part-time) including a senior management team of 3 who report directly to the CEO. The CEO will continue the healthy, caring, and empowering culture of the professional team.

Successful candidates possess dedication and demonstrated experience in 4 areas: Convening: bringing diverse aspects of the community together around areas and issues of common concern; Fundraising: growing annual and special campaigns to meet the current and anticipated future needs of an evolving community through major gift solicitation and donor stewardship; Outreach: expanding the donor-base and enhancing communal efforts beyond the Shalom Park area; and Community Relations: representing the Jewish community in civic life as well as developing strong relationships and partnerships throughout greater Charlotte.

The CEO will lead the Federation and play a central role as the community looks forward into its next phase of strategic growth. The Federation strategic planning process will identify significant next steps for the CEO as well as funding needs for the Federation and the community. Attuned to donor interests and concerns, community needs, the Charlotte landscape, emerging trends influencing Jewish life, and Israel/world events, the CEO will engage/re-engage donors, key stakeholders and newcomers.

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Queens University of Charlotte — Director of Hillel and Jewish Life (Posted 3/26/2024)

Job Description Summary: Queens University is seeking an engaging and dynamic leader who has a passion for building Jewish community to become our Director of Hillel/Jewish Life at Queens. Charlotte is one of the fastest growing cities in our country and we aspire to mirror that growth in our Jewish Life and interfaith programs at Queens. Our Director of Hillel/Jewish Life will have oversight and leadership of our Jewish Life program on campus. We seek a leader with the skills to connect, engage, motivate, and inspire a diverse Jewish population; to collaborate with admissions to actively participate in Jewish student recruiting (including modest travel to selected target communities); develop key strategic relationships in the community and on campus, and support the development of financial resources to advance the mission of Hillel in inspiring Jewish students to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life. The Director of Hillel/Jewish Life will work within the Queens University Belk Chapel as part of Spiritual Life Team supporting and developing interfaith bridges and will work with the Diversity Inclusion and Community Engagement Department, the Student Life Division and the Stan Greenspon Holocaust and Social Justice Education Center to support Queens’ commitment to welcoming all people and nurturing relationships among people of different religious word views. This person will challenge and nurture students, faculty, and staff to deepen their faith as well as their commitment to seeking justice in our word.

The Director of Hillel/Jewish Life reports directly to the University Chaplain. The Campus Rabbi will provide support as an advisor on religious programming and on bridge building with the regional Jewish community.This position is exempt from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is not eligible to earn overtime pay or compensatory time off for additional hours worked. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

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Temple Kol Ami Administrator (Posted 3/4/2024) POSITION FILLED

Under the direction of the Temple Kol Ami board of directors, this part-time position serves many important roles within the Temple Kol Ami community to help us achieve our programming goals. The individual in this role will exercise independent judgment and discretion on important items, including the planning and execution of diverse Temple Kol Ami events. This individual will resourcefully problem-solve, be a welcoming and warm presence for our temple members and larger community, and ensure a positive and welcoming experience for all. 

Time Commitment: On average, we expect this individual to devote around 10 hours per week during the temple year (August to May) and about half that time over the summer months.  The specific time commitment can vary week-to-week and month-to-month depending on the programming and needs of the temple.

Financial Compensation: The Temple Admnistrator will be an independeint contractor. The contracted pay rate will be in the range of $10k to $12k per year, commensurate with experience.

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