Jews for Racial and Economic Justice looking for a new ED

18 03 2009

Seems like everyone I know is looking for a job nowadays. Thinking it may be relevant to post some of the positions available up here.

Jews for Racial & Economic Justice
135 W. 29th St Suite 600, NY, NY 10001,

Position Available: Executive Director

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ), a premier Jewish progressive non-profit organization, seeks a talented Executive Director to lead the organization. JFREJ is a membership-based organizing group working for racial, social, and economic justice in New York City.  Founded in 1990, JFREJ uses community organizing, political education, and arts and cultural programming to expose injustice, win policy changes at the local, citywide, and state levels, and build a Jewish community with justice at its core.

JFREJ has an active and growing membership, a recently expanded staff, and is financially stable.

The Executive Director is responsible for leading the strategic, financial, programmatic, and management operations of the organization. S/he leads a five-person team and reports to the board of directors.  The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader and strong manager with a commitment to racial and economic justice.  S/he will be able to work with a broad range of Jewish institutions as well as progressive communities in NYC, and particularly to partner with ally organizations led by low-income people, immigrants and people of color.

Relevant educational background and minimum of seven years in progressively responsible leadership positions are required, as is robust advocacy and organizing experience, successful and demonstrable fundraising and management experience, strong financial management and operations skills, and extensive experience in board relations, public speaking, and the effective and creative use of technology.

We offer competitive salary and benefits package.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and salary history to the Search Committee at or Search Committee, JFREJ, 135 W. 29th St, Suite 600 NY, NY 10001 by April 24th, 2009.

JFREJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews, people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, transgender, transsexual, and intersex people, lesbian, gay, and bisexual people, and people who have lived in poverty are strongly encouraged to apply.

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