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About Hadar

Hadar is a growing intellectual and spiritual initiative for people who want a meaningful Jewish life, serious Jewish study, and engaging Jewish community that empowers Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah, Avodah, and Hesed.

Hadar’s voice, deeply rooted in Jewish texts and traditions, offers a creative response to contemporary questions and challenges. Hadar is a leader in the field of Jewish education and community building, engaging diverse populations in serious Jewish learning with curiosity, creativity and conviction.

Associate Director of Institutional Advancement

The Associate Director of Institutional Advancement is responsible for the strategic development, growth, and operations of the annual campaign in coordination with the Director of Institutional Advancement. This person will serve as the project manager for critical campaign operations and provide direction for the campaign’s annual growth. The Associate Director of Institutional Advancement will be responsible for implementing efforts that will grow Hadar’s donor base and in return, raise more money for the annual campaign. This position will report to the Director of Institutional Advancement and will work in partnership with the organization’s leadership. This position will be based in NY.

Core Areas of Responsibility

  • Direct Hadar’s annual campaign to meet fundraising goals and increase revenue over the next 3 years. This includes: cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of prospects and small to mid-range donors through in-person, direct mail, e-communications and phone calls; overseeing preparation and production of all mail and internet-based solicitation materials; and managing a detailed campaign calendar taking capital and endowment campaign considerations, sponsorship opportunities and other appeals into account.
  • Execute best data practices for donor information, both inputting data and exporting data for regular reporting and tracking.
  • Opportunities to:
    • Work directly with Hadar Board as a liaison and project manager on board related activities
    • Develop donor prospect research techniques and prospect management and reporting system within Hadar’s CRM
    • Draft funding proposals
    • Collaborate with Hadar’s Program, Engagement, Communications and Content Teams to ensure campaign messaging is present in all areas of the organization

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics

  • Results driven achiever with exemplary planning and organizational skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy and quality
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills with a welcoming and professional demeanor both in person and by phone
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including prior background in developing presentations and preparing donor-related correspondence
  • Enthusiastic, knowledge hungry learner, eager to meet challenges and quickly adapt
  • Innovative problem-solver who can generate workable solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, roll up sleeves and be an executor
  • Flexible perspective – ability to work with processes and systems that are evolving and subject to change. Ability to manage multiple responsibilities with changing priorities
  • Knowledge of best fundraising and development practices
  • Commitment to working with others to strengthen the Jewish community
  • Strong knowledge of Jewish community, culture and practices
  • Passion for the mission of Hadar and Jewish education and community

Education, Training and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a relevant nonprofit function.
  • Excellent PC literacy with strong competency in all Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel PowerPoint & Outlook). Prior experience with SalesForce strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours as needed including weeknights and Sundays that involve organizational events and meetings. Ability to travel to board and staff retreats several times each year.

Benefits Package

The Hadar Institute offers its employees a comprehensive benefit package including Medical, Dental and Vision Care Benefits, Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Long-Term Care Insurance, and much more.

Time-Off Benefits

  • Paid Holidays, both Jewish and legal
  • Paid Personal Time
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Leaves of Absence


The salary range for this position is from $60,000 - $70,000.

Please apply by submitting an application through this form: 

Executive Assistant

Hadar is seeking an enthusiastic full-time executive assistant to support the senior leadership of the organization. We are looking for someone who is energetic, self-motivated, a team player, intentional, organized and possesses a strong attention to detail. We are looking for someone who can manage schedules, respond to emails in a timely fashion, help to set deadlines, and communicate effectively between the senior management and the rest of the staff and faculty. We are also looking for someone who can see themselves as a part of the team and respects Hadar’s mission and values. This position will be based in NY.


  • Leverage email communications of senior staff to maximize potential of relationships, both internal and external
  • Schedule and ensure follow up for senior management’s responsibilities, appointments, and deadlines with an eye for big picture efficiency
  • Serve as support for senior management in preparing materials for presentations, lectures and classes
  • Manage written materials including editing, proofreading, and drafting communications in the voice and style of the senior team
  • Prioritize correspondence between others and senior management
  • Communicate between senior management and Hadar staff/faculty regularly to promote collaboration and transparency
  • Organize travel arrangements for out of town speaking engagements or meetings
  • Manage weekly all-staff meetings
  • Serve as first point of contact for Hadar by managing communications via phone and email
  • Additional tasks as required


  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and creative work environment
  • Self-starter who can take initiative and work independently
  • Superb communication skills both for internal and external communications
  • Flexible work style with the ability to work under tight deadlines and with shifting priorities
  • Ability to manage and prioritize and follow through on a wide range of tasks
  • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive material while maintaining confidentiality
  • Ability to bring good humor and positivity to teams
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and Google suite
  • Proficiency in Hebrew preferred

Benefits Package

The Hadar Institute offers its employees a comprehensive benefit package including Medical, Dental and Vision Care Benefits, Life and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Long-Term Care Insurance, and much more.

Time-Off Benefits:

  • Paid Holidays, both Jewish and legal
  • Paid Personal Time
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Leaves of Absence


The salary range for this position is from $40,000 - $45,000.

Please apply by submitting an application through this form: 

Operations Manager for Residential Summer Program

Hadar seeks an Operations Manager to plan for and run our 4-week Summer Program in July 2021. This person will research, plan and execute all operational needs as pertaining to this program and will serve as a key member of the on-site staff for the duration of the program. The ideal candidate for this role is self-driven, flexible and results-oriented. This person will work closely with program and operations staff as well as faculty. This is a seasonal position with flexibility on hours and location between March-May (around 10 hours per week), ramping up to full-time New York area based work in June and July. In July this person will be on our residential site in Holmes, New York for the duration of the program. Information about the summer program can be found here.


  • Determine needs for residential summer program, based on prior experience and/or consultation with other programs. Create plan(s) to meet those needs. Execute plan(s) on site for the duration of the program. Needs will include, but are not limited to: housing, food, materials, AV/IT, transportation, site set up and clean up, coordinating physical and mental health resources for participants.
  • Create and execute a comprehensive operations schedule for day-to-day functioning of program including use of different spaces on site, materials needed for classes, meals, informal programming etc.
  • Organize and oversee regular rotation of student low-level operations roles like lunch set up (toranut)
  • Create and implement a COVID-19 health screening plan and Covid-19 scenario plan with guidance from leadership team.
  • Serve as point of contact with incoming students including:
  • Managing student intake through email to collect all necessary materials
  • Field questions from students in advance of the program
  • Develop digital welcome packet for students
  • Serve as primary point of contact with facilities and camp staff
  • Troubleshoot as needed

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Operations experience ideally in a residential/summer program setting
  • Must be able to be on site for the month of July including the duration of program, set up and clean up. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this person will likely not be allowed off site and visitors may not be allowed.
  • Ability to project manage and keep track of multiple projects simultaneously
  • Excellence in organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communicator
  • Flexible approach with a penchant for creative problem solving and adaptability
  • Excitement and willingness to take on all tasks and work outside of normal office hours during the course of the summer program
  • Entrepreneurial spirit- someone who can self direct and motivate
  • Experience working at a camp a plus
  • Experience with formal or informal Jewish education a plus
  • Facility with Hebrew a plus
  • First aid and CPR certified, or ability to become certified before the program starts, a plus

Essential Job Functions:

  • Stand for up to eight hours per day possible
  • Walk and move throughout camp for physical tasks, travels up hills and stairs
  • Lift and carry around 20 lbs repeatedly over distances
  • Must be able to communicate verbally and hear instructions
  • Be able to see potential hazards in situations
  • Use both hands and arms for physical tasks

Salary commensurate with experience starting at $8,000.

Please apply by submitting an application through this form: