Join our team and help WRJ and the rest of the Reform Movement strengthen the voices of women in congregational life and ensure the future of Reform Judaism worldwide. We are hiring for a new position: Executive and Leadership Associate
Location: Remote/In-person meetings, as needed
Organization: Women of Reform Judaism
Employment Type: Full Time, Benefits Eligible
Reporting to: WRJ, Executive Director
Start Date: October 1, 2023
Salary Range: $50,000-$55,000 plus competitive benefits package
The Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) women’s empowerment affiliate, Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) seeks an Executive and Leadership Associate to provide high-level support to the Executive Director of Women of Reform Judaism. This individual will also provide general support to WRJ lay leadership and senior staff, as needed.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
The Executive and Leadership Associate reports to the Executive Director, WRJ , and is responsible for the following:
Act as a conduit for access to the Executive Director’s time by holistically and strategically managing calendars and schedules. Prioritize conflicting needs and handle matters expeditiously and proactively, often with time sensitive pressures.
Develop an innate understanding of tone and messaging to communicate on behalf of the Executive Director with a hands-on approach that facilitates the Executive Director’s ability to effectively lead the organization.
Provide support for high-level executive/special projects and events, as needed.
Serve as the primary point of contact for Executive Director for external constituencies.
Support Executive Director’s fundraising and philanthropic priorities, particularly through donor research, communications, and relational approach.
WHO YOU ARE & KEYS TO SUCCESS (THE MUST-HAVES):
To be successful in this job, you excel in the following areas:
REDI Experience (Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion). Demonstrated experience and/or willingness to prioritize and execute upon Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (i.e., ableism, LGBTQ+ Inclusion, antiracism, etc.) priorities.
Communication. Effective oral and written communication skills and able to utilize and different forms of relevant media.
Accountability. Ability to manage and complete tasks, projects, and assignments in a timely manner.
Professionalism. Strive for high-level work products befitting an influential North American organization. Employ discretion and maintain confidentiality; relate respectfully to all stakeholders.
Team Player. Support Executive Director, lay leaders, and staff team at occasional in-person meetings and conferences.
Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) is the women’s affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism, the central body of Reform Judaism in North America. Established in 1913, WRJ represents tens of thousands of women and hundreds of women’s groups (sisterhoods) in North America and around the world. Its mission is to strengthen the voice of women worldwide and empower them to create caring communities, nurture congregations, cultivate personal and spiritual growth, and advocate for and promote progressive Jewish values. WRJ educates and trains women in the areas of membership, fundraising, innovative programming, leadership skills, advocacy for social justice, and spiritual programming. Through its YES Fund (Youth, Education, and Special Projects) and other philanthropic efforts, WRJ provides financial support to the various institutions of Reform Judaism and supports new initiatives working toward Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
Apply Online. Please include a one-page cover letter along with your resume, outlining your skills and experience and how you meet the essential functions and qualifications of the position. We look forward to hearing from you!
The URJ strives to be a welcoming and inclusive environment that is committed to creating a diverse environment. We promote strenuous policies and practices of equal opportunity and diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals including those of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations. The URJ encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities and individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+.