Full-Time Executive Director
Executive Director Job Description
Revised: January 2022
The Executive Director serves as the senior administrator of the Temple and as part of the executive team, providing leadership and direction to staff and lay leaders in support of the congregation’s mission and the operational work of the organization. The Executive Director reports to the President of the Congregation and works in close partnership with the Senior Rabbi and a variety of stakeholders to fulfill its duties.
- Lead, coordinate, and execute core operational functions that support the Temple including Board and Congregational Administration, Budget and Finance, Facilities Management, Development, Human Resources, Marketing, Membership, Technology, Executive Administration and Support.
- Drive all operational and strategic planning processes.
- Participate with the professional staff and the Board of Trustees in charting the congregation’s future course, both short- and long-term.
- Ensure ongoing operational excellence, rigorous process evaluation, and consistent quality to achieve the Temple’s mission.
- Effectively manage all contracts and maintain good working relationships with vendors, tenants, and partners.
- Serve as the administrative and operational expert to Board of Trustees members and committee chairs.
- Strengthen lay leadership effectiveness through board orientation and integration to maximize contributions and engagement.
- Oversee the physical plant and security for all property owned and/or managed by Temple Beth-El, including two (2) cemeteries.
- Ensure that every location reflects the congregation’s standards for aesthetics, functionality, safety, and security (including training, procedures, and coordination with various law enforcement agencies).
- Assure the sound fiscal operation of the Temple including development of the annual budget, active management of expenditures, and the pursuit of alternative revenue streams.
- Oversee financial audits/reviews on a regular basis, produce appropriate reports, and implement recommended changes.
- Ensure Temple’s short- and long-term income needs are met. Design and execute a strategic development plan that supports Temple’s operational vision.
- Oversee and guide a comprehensive communications effort to strengthen the brand.
- Serve as a public representative and community presence in various Jewish and non-Jewish community institutions.
- Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- Effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, congregants, Board of Trustees members, vendors, and the general public.
Staff Management & Employee Development
- Identify, recruit, train, develop and manage a talented team of employees who can lead departments and manage critical business functions.
- Actively oversee the performance evaluation and feedback process for the entire organization, including clarification of roles and responsibilities, performance expectations and accountability, goal setting, and growth opportunities.
Other Duties: As a member of the Temple Beth-El professional staff, the Executive Director performs certain functions that are not specific to their job but support the organization as a whole. This includes:
- Attending staff meetings and/or required trainings and events, as needed.
- Participating in organizational development and change processes, including serving on committees or special project teams.
- Managing special projects and other duties as assigned.
Skills, Abilities, and Attributes
- Operate independently and proactively to move projects and ideas forward.
- Ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams.
- Develop constructive relationships with executive colleagues, and outside agencies, organizations, and individuals.
- Maintain a flexible work schedule, including the ability to work on weekends and outside of office hours, to meet various demands of executive management.
- Convey a professional and positive image and attitude regarding the Temple.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or Google Suite products, accounting software, and live streaming capabilities.
- Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred. Variety of degrees are welcome.
- At least 5-7 years of demonstrated senior management and leadership experience.
- Past success with working with senior high-level members of a professional team, such as CFO, CEO, or senior religious leaders.
- Past success working with a Board of Trustees / Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate relationships with existing board members and key stakeholders.
- Strong marketing and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
Work Environment (Conditions and Physical Demands)
This job operates in a professional, in-person, virtual, home office and hybrid environment, with occasional local and national travel. This role routinely uses standard office equipment, including laptop computers and a cell phone. The employee is generally required to spend long periods of time sitting, typing, and working at a computer. May require the ability to occasionally lift and transport items.
Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion
Temple Beth-El is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. Temple Beth-El is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other category protected by local, state, or federal laws.
Salary Range $125,000 to $140,000
How to ApplyPlease submit resume to : TBE.EDSearch@gmail.com Cover letter not required, but acceptable. Please no phone calls.
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