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Yiddish Interpreter

Needed

Language Line Services, the world’s largest over-the-phone interpretation company based in California, US, is currently looking for individuals
living in the U.K. who speaks Yiddish to fill the position of telephonic Yiddish and English interpreter.

This is a freelance work-at-home position and has a lot of flexibility. It is a great way to make some extra income.

Qualifications:
– eligible to work in UK
– speak fluent Yiddish and English and understand the culture
– have a quiet work environment at home

Apply: kopjik@gmail.com

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Apply before March 15, 2011

Two-Year Visiting Position in Yiddish Language and Culture

The Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center and Program for Jewish Studies at the University of Maryland is pleased to announce a two-year visiting position in Yiddish Language and Culture.

The position carries a teaching load of five courses per year, at least two in Yiddish language instruction at the introductory to intermediate level. Other courses will reflect the area of the applicant~Rs scholarly expertise and research interests.

Visiting rank and salary will be assigned in accordance with previous experience and appointments.

The University of Maryland, College Park is a Research-I university that attracts a strong student body from a wide geographic area. We are proud of our long tradition of instruction in Yiddish language, literature, and culture as part of our program in Jewish Studies. Our campus and the Greater Washington area offer candidates a rich variety of colleagues, strong library holdings of Yiddish and Judaica, a wealth of scholarly resources, and an enthusiastic community of Yiddish devotees.

Applicants are asked to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae (resum), a list of any relevant publications, and sample syllabi from previous teaching contexts. Candidates who have already completed their Ph.D. are preferred, though applications from current doctoral candidates are also welcome.

For best consideration please submit materials by March 15, 2011 to:

Yiddish Search Committee, Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies, University of Maryland, 0142 Holzapfel Hall, College Park, MD 20742.

For further information, please contact Professor Bernard D. Cooperman (cooperma@umd.edu).

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Yiddishkayt Seeks an Executive Director

Yiddishkayt Los Angeles, CA, is a small cultural nonprofit in Los Angeles founded in 1995.
We strive to ensure the survival of the endangered thousand-year legacy of Yiddish language, culture and history. Originally a producer of the largest Yiddish festivals in the country, we have evolved into a full-service nonprofit organization. With groundbreaking language, education and cultural programs, inventive partnerships, large-scale events, and innovative online communications, Yiddishkayt promotes and celebrates Yiddish as a profound pathway to Jewish identity. Yiddishkayt seeks an Executive Director who will be committed to its mission and lead the organization to a new level of capacity and sustainability. The ideal candidate is an experienced visionary and collaborative leader capable of guiding the organization and providing supervision to its staff and volunteers in cooperation with its board.

Our current staff includes one full-time and two part-time members. http://www.yiddishkayt.org

The Executive Director will:
1. Act as the face of Yiddishkayt and promote, maintain and develop relationships within the Yiddish and Jewish community at large.
2. Lead strategic fund development and financial development in keeping with Yiddishkayt’s needs and priorities.
3. Develop an annual strategic plan and implementation of its goals.
4. Lead and supervise staff and volunteers in carrying out the multifaceted work of Yiddishkayt, which includes a fellowship program, language education, and large and small cultural events.
5. Oversee the bi-monthly e-newsletter “Yidbits,” which goes out to approximately 6,000 members of our community.
6. Help develop the Board of Directors by assisting in recruitment of members who possess the optimal skills needed to strengthen and support our mission.
7. Prepare an annual budget.
8. Initiate, organize and promote programs that enhance Yiddishkayt’s visibility, relevance, and effectiveness.
9. Act as staff liaison for Board of Directors and the local community.
10. Communicate Yiddishkayt’s mission and programs with staff, volunteers and Community

The Executive Director will have the following skills and qualities:

Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field

– A minimum of 5-7 years experience in a leadership position within the nonprofit or academic realms with one or all of the following: fundraising, community organization, program development, communications, financial management and staff management.

– Outstanding leadership, interpersonal and team building skills.

– Demonstrated fundraising capabilities.

– Ability to assume independent responsibility, take initiative, and manage numerous responsibilities simultaneously.

– Experience with management and supervision of staff.

– Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to communicate Yiddishkayt’s mission to the media and public.

Deep engagement with the historic and contemporary Yiddish world.

Connections to the national Jewish community and/or Los Angeles Jewish community.

– Possess an entrepreneurial drive.

Application Instructions –  Please email resume and cover letter to info@yiddishkayt.org. Hard copies will not be accepted. Please send as .doc or .pdf. – Applications will be accepted until position is filled. We would like to fill the position as soon as possible. – Salary is $50-$60K, with benefits, commensurate with experience. –

For questions, please call 213-389-8880 or email info@yiddishkayt.org

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  1. Freelance Yiddish Interpreter Needed

    Language Line Services, the world’s largest over-the-phone interpretation company based in
    California, US, is currently looking for individuals
    living in the U.K. who speaks Yiddish to fill the position of telephonic Yiddish and English interpreter.

    This is a freelance work-at-home position and has a lot of flexibility. It is a great way to make some extra income.

    Qualifications:
    – eligible to work in UK
    – speak fluent Yiddish and English and understand the culture
    – have a quiet work environment at home

    Apply: kopjik@gmail.com



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