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16 Oct 2012

Full-Time Managing Director

Challah for Hunger – Posted by Jewish Jobs Winters, Texas, United States

Job Description

Challah for Hunger (CfH) brings together volunteers to bake and sell challah bread, raising money and awareness for social justice causes.

Established with a single chapter at Scripps College in 2004, the network has grown organically to 50 chapters, mostly based on college campuses throughout the U.S.  In the 2011-2012 school year, the chapters baked more than 40,000 loaves of challah, raising and donating more than $115,000.


CfH chapters are supported by CfH’s small team of paid full- and part-time staff, as well as volunteer, part-time staff, especially the chapter advisors.  Chapter advisors are experienced chapter alumni and volunteers who are trained to be the main point-of-contact between the network and the individual chapters.  Each advisor works with 1-5 chapters.


With the mandate to provide the infrastructure for the chapters and their network to flourish, the Managing Director will ensure the organization maintains its hallmark grassroots feel while standardizing routine elements of the national office to promote a consistent experience of Challah for Hunger. Supported by the committed Board of Directors, the Managing Director will be responsible for fundraising and organizational development.




Leads creation of alumni network.

Leads business/operational planning as well as strategic planning, ensuring systems function well.

Prepares annual budget and reviews monthly financial statements.


Spokesperson for the organization.


Works closely with Board to understand, inform and execute on organizational plans and initiatives.




Defines and manages organizational structure, including defining and updating role descriptions for direct reports (at this time, the Chapter Support Associate) as well as recruiting, selecting, training and retaining staff.

Meets with direct reports to set and monitor progress toward goals. Gives ongoing feedback and conducts formal performance evaluations in a timely manner. Delivers or provides for training and resources required for direct reports to perform their roles.

Assists direct reports in defining career goals and seeking opportunities for development.

Solicits feedback from direct reports on management style and techniques.


Chapter Support


Manages major events such as annual summit

Acts as a resource to chapters.

Reviews chapter support structure and assists with improving policies and procedures.

Conducts monthly chapter visits during academic year and serves as Chapter Advisor to at least two chapters.


Fundraising & Financial Management


Sets and raises organizational budget.  Tracks and maintains annual budget and manages daily cash flow in partnership with financial services provider.

Manages institutional fundraising, cultivating relationships with foundations, applying for grants and reporting on secured funding.

Manages additional fundraising, cultivating relationships with philanthropists, exploring other income streams, including leading events and workshops. Coordinates additional fundraising campaigns to raise funds from Board members’ and chapter volunteers’ networks.


Coordinates additional marketing and communications campaigns to engage supporters.




Bachelor’s Degree

Executive experience: managing volunteers, boards, budgets, and fundraising

Entrepreneurial mind-set, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to engage the commitment of others

Ability to work independently with a high degree of professionalism and initiative

Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Challah for Hunger experience a plus

Salesforce experience a plus



Salary budgeted in the mid-40’s to low 50’s. Health, dental, and generous vacation offered.

How to Apply

Submit a resume and cover letter, sharing your experience with Challah for Hunger, as well as a writing sample to talent[at]challah[dot]org. Deadline: EOB Friday, October 19. For more information, talent[at]challah[dot]org or call 512 850 6396.

Job Categories: Business/Management, Non-Profit, and Other. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.


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