Topic: Opportunities

Jewish Farm School: Farmer

2013 Farm Season: February 15 – November 1 We are now accepting applications! The Jewish Farm School and Eden Village Camp are seeking a motivated, hardworking, and enthusiastic farmer for the 2013 season to oversee production of our2-acre educational farm and other growing areas on site at Eden Village Camp. Who You Are: Ideal candidates will: Have at least one full season working on a farm using sustainable agriculture techniques; Have experience working with chickens, goats, sheep and bees; Be comfortable teaching and demonstrating agricultural practices; Be excited about working with a diverse range of growing techniques and settings (ie annual vegetables, perennial orchard, permaculture, animals husbandry, educational gardens); Be enthusiastic about working collaboratively with other staff, program participants, and volunteers; Be an inspiring leader and creative problem solver.  Your Responsibilities: Conducting daily work on the farm; Directing farm apprentices, campers, staff, and volunteers in meaningful, educational, engaging, and productive farm projects; Overseeing educational gardens on the farm and other gardens on the site (ie, Director’s House Garden and 10 cabin snack gardens) Maintaining the Pardes Brachot Orchard; Maintaining all livestock and developing further plans for animal care; Maintaining site-wide composting system; Maintaining appropriate care of all farm related tools, machinery, […]

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Jewish Farm School: Farm Educator Apprenticeship

About this Position This is a six-month, paid apprenticeship for young adults seeking hands-on experience growing food, gaining practical skills, and developing as a Jewish farm educator. Live at Eden Village Camp, one hour north of New York City, April 14 through October 18, 2013 Learn more about Eden Village Camp. Learn more about the Farm at Eden Village. More questions? Explore the FAQ page. Who You Are: Extensive experience is not necessary. Farming and education is a continuous learning process, but experimental curiosity is required. Our FAQ page has a list of preferred interests. How You Will Grow: If you build it you can do it at Eden Village Camp. Together, we offer a plethora of opportunities to develop yourself. All that is required is active participation and a desire to know.   Jewish Educator Pedagogy Sustainable Agriculture Training DIY & Practical Skill-Building Jewish Community Living Seminars and Networking Learn about each of these on the FAQ page. Benefits Apprentices receive full room and board for the duration of the program, as well as a stipend of $2,000.  Apprentices working less than a full season will receive a prorated stipend. Submit Your Application Apply today to grow your own. […]

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Thought Leadership & Capacity Building Senior Program Associate

Hazon works to create healthier and more sustainable communities in the Jewish world and beyond. We are the largest Jewish environmental organization in America and we are seeking to hire an outstanding person to join our Thought Leadership & Capacity Building program department. Our ideal candidate is deeply committed to Hazon’s mission, versed in Jewish learning, has the ability to build relationships with a wide range of constituents, and enjoys working with people in a fast paced environment. This position is based in our New York office with some period of time working out of our Isabella Freedman office in Falls Village, CT. Job Responsibilities: This position will help to support and grow all the Thought Leadership & Capacity Building programs including, but not limited to, Adamah, Teva, Community- Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, Food Festivals, Shmita Project, the Jewish Greening Fellowship, and Jewish Food Education, and will also work alongside staff in our regional Bay Area and Denver/ Boulder offices. Responsibilities will include 1/ curriculum development and teaching,such as developing Jewish food, outdoor, environmental education curricular materials for children through adults, and working with staff to strengthen and revise current curricular materials. 2/ Supporting evaluation and educational research in the field. 3/ Reaching out and communicating with leaders of the […]

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Database Manager at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center

This is a full-time position overseeing all technical aspects of a sophisticated online database that serves non-profit registration, fundraising, and marketing needs. The Database Manager will also provide support to the Registration Department. Position is supervised by the Director of Marketing & Communications. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Oversee all technical aspects of database, including entering and cleaning up data, creating forms, and pulling reports Maintain primary contact with database customer support Provide support and train staff in how to use database Assist guests with their reservations using the online registration database Answer registration phone line and field general and program-specific questions (e.g. program content, transportation, kashrut, etc.) Qualifications include: Experience working with online databases to manage and interpret data and create and run reports Excellent computer skills and ability to learn new programs Personable, friendly, and organized Ability to communicate information efficiently and clearly to guests and staff Ability to handle and organize a lot of information at once while paying attention to details Enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced, flexible cooperative team setting Resourceful and entrepreneurial, with good judgment and strong problem-solving skills Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends Annual salary includes […]

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Perennials and Restaurant Sales Manager at The Pearlstone Center

The Pearlstone Center is looking to hire a year- round, full- time, salaried Perennials and Restaurant Sales manager  to join our farm team. This position is responsible for day-to-day management and development of our perennials systems including our edible mushroom enterprise, perennial gardens, fruit orchards, berries, asparagus, and grape vines as well as specialty item restaurant sales. The three primary areas of responsibility are to: Manage and implement sales of mushrooms, culinary herbs, ginger, gherkins and other specialty items to restaurants; including organizing harvests, post-harvest handling and delivery as well as record keeping. Support, enhance and maintain various Pearlstone center gardens and perennial crops including overseeing tree dedications and honorary plantings. Manage and develop a productive mushroom enterprise including inoculation, harvest and sales of gourmet edible mushrooms.   The position is supervised by the farm director and supervises apprentices and volunteers. Compensation package is $15,000, housing in the Pearlstone staff housing, Associated benefits package and fresh produce, goat milk and eggs from the farm. Contact Jakir Manela for more information at Jakir@pearlstonecenter.org.

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Registrar at Isabella Freedman

This is a full-time position managing all aspects of guest registrations for year-round programs that serve populations who identify as orthodox, conservative, reform, reconstructionist, renewal, and secular, as well as those who are exploring the variety of Jewish perspectives and practices. Position is supervised by the Director of Marketing & Communications. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Answer registration phone line and field general and program-specific questions (e.g. program content, transportation, kashrut, etc.) Assist guests with their reservations using an online registration database Respond to email and phone messages promptly Send requested program information to guests via mail or email Create and implement payment plans and assist with financial aid Generate and send invoices to guests/li> Assist in the maintenance and management of the registration database Maintain information systems for interdepartmental reporting Manage guest check-in and check-out for select events and assist with post-retreat closure Assist in marketing and outreach efforts Assist in general retreat center operations during busy periods Qualifications include: Service-oriented, with excellent customer service skills Extremely personable, friendly, and organized Ability to communicate information efficiently and clearly to guests and staff Ability to handle and organize a lot of information at once while paying attention to […]

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Program Coordinator at Isabella Freedman

This is a full-time position producing unique immersive events that serve a diverse and vibrant Jewish community. Position is supervised by the Program Manager. The position requires becoming intimately familiar with all aspects of the retreat center operations and offerings, as well as Jewish customs, holidays, and traditions. In addition, applicants must be committed to supporting Jewish practice across and beyond the denominational spectrum. We serve populations who identify as orthodox, conservative, reform, reconstructionist, renewal, and secular, as well as those who are exploring the variety of Jewish perspectives and practices. Ability to lead learning sessions and lead prayer services is a plus. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Plan multiple shabbatonim, retreats, training programs, and holidays over the course of a calendar year Hire and coordinate teachers, prayer leaders, and volunteers/interns for specific events Convene and work with steering committees and partnering organizations to gather volunteer support and extend our constituency network Fulfill responsibilities of Event Leader before, during, and after events including staffing a Guest Services desk, leading welcome/orientation opening circles as well as closing circles, making announcements and coordinating blessings after meals, responding to guest needs in tandem with operations staff, and working with teachers/leaders during […]

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Jewish Farm School Seeks a Marketing and Development Intern

For the 2012-2013 academic year, Jewish Farm School is excited to offer a highly motivated and qualified individual the opportunity to serve as a Marketing and Development Intern. The Marketing and Development Intern will work closely with Jewish Farm School’s Marketing and Operations Associate on a variety of projects in New York City, to include assisting in planning development events, social media development, copywriting and editing, donation management, etc. For more information about this opportunity view our ad on Idealist.  

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Downtown Synagogue, Detroit, Hiring a Full Time Director

Exciting things are happening in Downtown Detroit!  The Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue (IADS) seeks to hire its first fulltime director. The director will support a vibrant and growing egalitarian conservative congregation in downtown Detroit with a collective vision of meaningful and accessible Judaism. The director will support the work of a deeply engaged board and congregation by facilitating and expanding programs and streamlining operational processes. (more…)

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