Assistant Director of Affiliate Support, Reconstructing Judaism

Reconstructing Judaism is seeking a part-time assistant director of affiliate support. This position will be supervised by the assistant vice president for affiliate support.

North AmericaWyncote, PA

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Posted September 18, 2018.

Reconstructing Judaism is seeking a part-time assistant director of affiliate support. This position will be supervised by the assistant vice president for affiliate support.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Responding warmly and knowledgeably to requests for support and guidance from Reconstructionist congregations and havurot across North America.
  • Designing and administering programs and opportunities for learning and activism.
  • Convening and facilitating congregational networks and forums of presidents.
  • Researching, developing, and potentially administering a new individual membership model for the Reconstructionist movement.
  • Developing resource material and researching best practices for Reconstructionist leaders in the service of promoting congregational vitality.
  • Collaborating with staff, volunteers in congregations, and national leaders.
  • Supporting the 2018 movement-wide Convention.
  • Careful and detailed reporting of interactions with congregations.


  • Excellent communication skills and public presence.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good people skills, especially the capacity to develop and sustain relationships.
  • A talent for writing and editing.
  • Capacity to exercise influence as well as direct power to achieve strategic goals.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to balance competing priorities and meet critical deadlines.
  • Organization and attention to detail.


  • Knowledge of the Reconstructionist movement and interest in working in a Jewish communal context.
  • Four-year degree required; relevant master’s or rabbinic degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Experience working with CRM databases; Salesforce experience preferred.
  • Experience with virtual meeting platforms; Zoom experience preferred.


$40,000 (3 days/week), commensurate with experience/qualifications


This is a part-time (3 days/week), exempt, benefit eligible position. Benefits include health insurance, 401(k), paid vacation and sick time, and time off for major Jewish and American holidays.  We offer a dynamic and progressive workplace.

To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume and professional writing sample to [email protected]. Submissions without a cover letter and writing sample will not be considered. No phone calls please.

About Us:

Reconstructing Judaism is the central organization of the Reconstructionist movement. We train the next generation of rabbis, support and uplift congregations and havurot, foster emerging expressions of Jewish life, and encourage people to be their best selves — always helping to shape what it means to be Jewish today and to imagine the Jewish future.

Reconstructionists approach Judaism — and life — with deep consideration of the past and a passion to relate it to the present. We have originated many of the core innovations of today’s Judaism and lead efforts to make our congregations and havurot even more groundbreaking, inclusive and relevant.