Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities


Career Opportunities with the Society for Humanistic Judaism


The Society for Humanistic Judaism (SHJ), the congregational arm of the Humanistic Jewish movement in North America, is the largest Jewish institution in North America dedicated to secular Judaism. The Society consists of 28 communities and at-large members in the United States and Canada.  The SHJ was organized in 1969. The Society’s mission is to mobilize people to celebrate Jewish identity and culture consistent with a humanistic philosophy of life independent of a supernatural authority.


HuJews Conclave Coordinator - Society for Humanistic Judaism

The Society for Humanistic Judaism is seeking an enthusiastic secular, humanistic candidate who understands the philosophy and practices of the Secular Humanistic Jewish movement, and who has experience in conference planning and youth organizing.


Position is part-time; will include some weekends. Position begins February 1, 2016



  • College Grad/undergraduate degree. Degrees in Jewish Communal Service, social work and education a plus;
  • Experience in youth/teen/college programming and teen/college organizing;
  • Excellent communication skills, including writing and speaking, proficient computer/technology skills, including MS Office, and facility with social media required;
  • Ability to work with both teens and college students and their parents.



  • Attend 2016 Conclave in Chicago, March 4-6, 2016
  • Manage HuJews Blog on SHJ web page
  • Plan 2017 Teen Conclave with involvement, assistance, and guidance from the Teen and Young Adult Leadership Council, host community, and SHJ Staff
  1. Set Date
  2. Secure Rabbinic participation
  3. Plan Theme
  4. Set Draft Budget and Schedule
  5. Recruit attendees through affiliate leaders, former participants and youth group directors
  6. Set registration schedule, price, and registration structure
  7. Develop registration forms
  8. Complete pre-conclave logistics planning – events, food, workshops, travel, rooming, chaperones and group designations
  9. Oversee onsite logistics during conclave, with assistance from host community
  10. Oversee program/schedule during conclave
  11. Secure host community and date prior to the conclave weekend for the next conclave so it can be announced during the conclave weekend
  • Attend SHJ Board of Directors meeting in October/November



  • February 2016 – Stipend to work with current conclave coordinator and attend 2016 Conclave:  $300 plus expenses
  • May 2016 – April 2017 – Part time averages approximately 5 hours/week, less or more depending on time of year – $3,500 (includes conclave attendance)
  • Board Meeting attendance: $200/weekend plus expenses


Please send cover letter and resume to Rabbi Miriam Jerris (





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 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State

Legislative Assistant

 Americans United for Separation of Church and State seeks an individual to work as a member of its legislative team and to support and coordinate the work of the entire legislative department in its Washington, D.C. office. The Legislative Assistant will be responsible for tracking legislation, conducting research on specific legislative and policy issues, maintaining and updating the legislative portion of Americans United’s website, developing action alerts, coordinating and participating in coalition activities, contributing to the editing process of organizational materials, managing lobby registrations and reports, maintaining the Department’s files, and otherwise providing administrative support to the Department.


Requirements: Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and strong organizational, analytical, writing, research, and speaking skills. Legal, legislative, or other policy experience and experience working with coalitions are preferred. Applicants must be able to work cooperatively as a member of a team, and in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. Applicants should also have a demonstrated commitment to church-state separation or other civil rights and civil liberties issues.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.


Applicants should forward cover letter, resume, and writing sample demonstrating policy analysis to:


Americans United is committed to providing a work environment that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment in any form. AU does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, or any other factor prohibited by law.