The Jewish Education Project
New York, NY
Opportunity for Impact
The Jewish Education Project is devoted to ensuring that Jewish education is in tune with the forces that impact our world and our communities in a changing environment. We believe that in a rapidly changing world, Jewish education must continually evolve to meet the needs of the Jewish community. The power of harnessing knowledge and curating ideas to inspire the various stakeholders who influence Jewish education is a vital component of this work.
RootOne, a major program of The Jewish Education Project, is a “Jewish start-up” – an innovative, dynamic initiative that is pro-actively inspiring a generation of teens to be more confident and proud Jews as they enter the next stage of their lives. RootOne, along with its youth serving organization grantee partners, redefine and deepen the typical teen Israel summer trip experience so that its impact is long-lasting. It does so by reducing the cost of participation, and by diversifying Israel experiences to make them more accessible to a wider audience of Jewish teens.
We are committed to bringing the most creative solutions to a field that must remain relevant and meaningful in the lives of Jewish youth and their families today and tomorrow. For more information about The Jewish Education Project, please visit www.jewishedproject.org
The Jewish Education Project welcomes a full-time Staff Accountant as an integral member of the Finance Team, with significant focus on supporting the fiscal needs related to the RootOne program. We are looking for a motivated professional who is detail-oriented, proactive, and organized. S/he/they must communicate clearly and have an uncompromising sense of accuracy. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate at a time of tremendous growth for the agency. Candidates with diverse racial, cultural, educational, and experiential backgrounds are urged to apply.
We are seeking someone flexible, organized, forward thinking, and able to prioritize to achieve the following:
• Act as primary point person for our Root One Program, including but not limited to Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Budget Reporting on a monthly basis
• Prepare and ensure accurate payments to vendors
• Prepare and post bank deposits, other receipts, and wire transfers
• Ensure that all relevant data for month-end close has been processed and Journal Entries are entered
• Ensure that proper procedures, processes, and documentation are followed for all accounting functions
• Reconcile all monthly bank statements
• Oversee credit card payments and reconciliations using payment platforms (ie PayPal, iats, and Eventbrite)
• Track all grant income and payments related to each program
• Prepare Year to Date budget reports for programs and grants
• Present financials and meet with Program Staff to review as needed
• Assist Controller with the annual audit process
Experience, Qualifications, and Skills
• 3-5 years of Accounts Payable, Account Receivable, or general accounting experience;
• Knowledge of GAAP; nonprofit accounting experience a plus
• Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
• Willingness to learn
• Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
• Proficient in Outlook, Excel, Word required; experience with SAGE 100 a plus
• Comfortable with technology and eager to learn new systems and processes; Salesforce products a plus
• Experience in Grant Reporting is a plus
• Positive attitude and commitment to The Jewish Education Project’s mission
• Excellent customer service skills
• Excellent communication skills – both written and oral.
What We Offer
• Competitive salary in the range of $65,000-$75,000 depending on experience.
• Three weeks paid time off in year 1; increasing incrementally on a set schedule
• Comprehensive health insurance
• 401k plan
• Paid family leave
• Commuter benefits
• Early close on Fridays for Shabbat and closed for most Jewish holidays
• Shortened summer hours
• A positive work environment with exposure to great learning opportunities and the chance to work with some of the top professionals in the field of Jewish Education.
How to Apply
• Please submit resume and cover letter to careers@JewishEdProject.org. Please include the job title in the email subject line.
• The Jewish Education Project is an equal opportunity employer.
Hybrid work environment with Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 520 Eighth Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10018.
The Jewish Education Project aims to select, place and train the best qualified persons based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all our employees in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws and without regard to non- work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected class. We encourage and support diversity and tolerance in our workplace.