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4 Oct 2012

Full-Time Executive Director/Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership

Jewish Federation of Palm Beach – Posted by Jewish Jobs Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Job Description

Palm Beach County is home to approximately 270,000 Jews, 135,000 of whom reside within the geographic boundaries of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. Jewish life is diverse and multi-faceted, and includes 6 partner agencies as well as other key community programs supported by the Federation, 21 synagogues and a community day school serving K through 8th grade. This year the Federation is projected to raise $16.3 million for the unrestricted annual campaign plus $2.8 million in supplemental designated gifts and currently holds $110 million in endowment assets. Opportunities for growth are significant.

The arrival of a new Chief Executive Officer in 2012 provides a catalyst for change and growth as the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

For more information, please visit the Federation’s website at

Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership In 2003 the Federation began a strategic partnership with the Mandel Foundation to invest in the development of volunteer and professional leadership for the Federation and the Jewish Community. In 2012, under the leadership of a new CEO, the Federation is engaged in restructuring its governance processes and its staffing patterns. The Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership is a key business driver in this change process.

Mission Statement:
The Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership is a program of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County to engage and develop high performance volunteer and professional leaders of the Federation and its beneficiary agencies. Our goal is to recruit, inspire, train and retain leaders who have the values, commitment and skills to give high quality leadership to the Federation and its related institutions and to be prepared to take on significant roles in order to strengthen the Jewish community in the greater Palm Beaches.

Oversight of the Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership includes a Joint Advisory Team consisting of representatives from the Mandel Foundation as well as senior volunteer and professional leadership of the Federation. The Mandel Center currently has two Federation committees, one for Professional Leadership Development and one for Volunteer Leadership Development.

Position Summary
The Federation seeks a highly experienced and dynamic Human Resource Development professional to drive capacity building through the creation and execution of a comprehensive plan for the development of human capital; for the identification, engagement, development, placement, tracking and retention of highly motivated and high performing volunteers and professionals who will provide leadership for the Federation, its partner agencies and the Jewish community.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
• Design and execute a comprehensive Human Resource Development plan;
Provide strategic direction in the execution of strategies and tactics to fulfill priority objectives.
• Partner with other senior managers, the Volunteer and Professional
Leadership Development Committees; the Mandel Joint Advisory Team and the national Jewish Federations of North America Mandel Center.
• Assess existing personnel processes and practices; Design, develop
and implement HRD processes, practices and programs to develop and maintain a strong workforce, including recruitment and onboarding, performance management, career planning, organizational planning and development, succession planning and training and development programs.
• Assess existing volunteer leadership processes and practices;
Design, develop and implement HRD processes, practices and programs to develop and maintain strong volunteer leadership, including recruitment and placement, leadership succession planning and development of continuing education for Boards and Committees.
• Build and maintain relationships with the department’s funder(s);
provide regular reports to demonstrate impact.

Qualifications and Success Factors:
• Minimum 10 years management level experience in Human Resource
Development, Organization Development or similar field.
• Experience in designing training programs required; Experience in
delivering training programs a plus.
• Demonstrated success in developing and implementing short and long
term strategic activities measured against clear goals and objectives.
• Demonstrated ability to lead people and projects; Demonstrated
success developing high-performing, empowered staff teams in a culture of creativity and accountability.
• Demonstrated success in building and cultivating trusted
relationships; Ability to work effectively, respectfully and collaboratively across departments and at all levels of the organization.
• Inspirational communicator, both written and verbal.
• Experience developing and managing budgets required; Experience
writing requests for funding grants a plus.
• Ability to ground leadership development programming in Jewish
culture and values a plus.
• Experience working with volunteer boards/committees required.
• Jewish Federation experience a plus; Candidates from environments
outside the organized Jewish community must demonstrate significant knowledge of the Jewish Federation movement.

Preferred Education:
Bachelor’s degree required; Advanced degree strongly preferred.

Physical Demands:
• Will work predominantly in an office environment; May be required to
lift supplies, assist in set up and arrangement of displays.
• Local travel within the Palm Beach County area is required; National
and international travel may be required.

A competitive compensation package is available for the successful candidate.

The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply

Job Categories: Business/Management, Non-Profit, and Other. Job Types: Full-Time.


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