Negotiations, Compensation and Benefits

The ARJE will only post job descriptions that provide salary and benefit information upfront for job seekers, as salary transparency leads to pay equity in our institutions.

As an institution, you should draft, in writing, the terms of negotiations in a written contract or letter of agreement that is prepared and signed by both parties when an agreement has been reached. There should be a written job description for the position you are posting, and this job description should be made available to the candidate before they sign a contract or letter of agreement.

Terms of the agreement or contract should, whenever feasible, be similar to the agreements between the institution and other professional staff of the institution, and in all cases in compliance with applicable law.

It is recommended that both the institution and the educator have the written agreement/contract reviewed by their own legal counsel prior to signing.

Below are more resources to help you with any questions you may have about negotiations, compensation, and benefits:

  1. Pay Equity Resources from the Women of Reform Judaism
  2. Salary Range Transparency Toolkit from the Gender Equity in Hiring Project
  3. Contract Negotiation Sampler
  4. 7 Practical Ways to Reduce Hiring Bias, Harvard Business Review
  5. Gender Equity in Hiring Project Resources for organizations
  6. Tips for LGBTQ+ Supportive/Positive Hiring Practices