Executive Director, Base

Moishe House | New York City, NY, United States

Posted Date 10/25/2022

Who We Are:

Moishe (pronounced moy-shuh) House is what being Jewish in your 20s is all about. Launched in 2006 when four friends began hosting Shabbat dinners in their home, Moishe House provides a space for over 70,000 young adults around the world to create meaningful, welcoming Jewish communities for themselves and their peers each year. To date, there are more than 150 communities in over 40 countries, and we’re still growing!

Base empowers the best rabbinic leadership in North America to build a new type of pluralistic, communal rabbinate. From within their home and neighborhood, the Base rabbinic couple works together to cultivate an authentic experience for young Jews (22-35) seeking a meaningful outlet for learning and community.

We are seeking a Base Executive Director, to lead the program strategy, lead the charge in national fundraising efforts, and manage internal teams and external relationships for Base.

All voices are needed at Moishe House. Every new member of the Moishe House team is an opportunity for us to introduce fresh perspectives, talent, and skills into our workforce and our communities. People who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color (BIPOC) and historically marginalized groups, including, People with Disabilities, People from the LGBTQ+ communities are all encouraged to apply for our open positions!

We seek employees from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and life experiences to join our team located in the United States, South America, Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Our vision, in part, is for a fair and equitable workplace, where diversity is celebrated and can truly flourish. We recognize we have a ways to go and a lot to learn.

Who You Are and What You’ll Do: 

  • You believe in the Base model and the wider Moishe House mission of creating community for young Jewish adults and you bring creativity, vision, and resilience to our team.
  • You are a highly effective, compassionate, and dynamic leader and manager, of your own work and of your team’s work.
  • You have well-honed and highly effective communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills, and comprehensive knowledge of Base and Moishe House.
  • You’re analytical and creative and thrive in a growing, diverse, and constantly evolving environment.
  • You’ll lead the Base program, including direct supervision and performance management of the national Base staff including the Operations Specialist and senior Base Rabbis with troubleshooting, team building, training, and policy development.
  • You’ll lead the team toward achieving sustainable growth of the Base Program, while continually working to expand partnerships that support the larger Jewish ecosystem.
    • You’ll develop strategy, vision and implementation for expansion, recruitment, and development for the Base Team and provide thought leadership in the rabbinic space, including holding conversations with external organizations and professionals, and creating the vision on what programs to study, test, or pilot, next.
  • You’ll implement measures for evaluation and analysis of the quality and strategy of Base and proactively work with your team to gather, manage, and translate data and analytics to uncover insights, and tell stories that measure impact, drive decisions, and effectuate change
  • You’ll work closely with the Development Team to serve as lead visionary and the face for national fundraising efforts (approximately 40%), and have significant experience working directly with funders and key partners
  • You’ll serve as lead strategist for the Base program (approximately 25%), focusing on Expansion and partnerships, strengthening the program and cohort experience, program development, enhanced support of teams, and talent recruitment
    • You’ll have management and oversight of the Base national team (approximately 25%), with responsibility for conducting weekly 1:1’s with team members and regular and consistent all-team meetings, ensuring strong and healthy Base team culture of ongoing learning and mutual support, and oversight of program budget and finances.
  • You’ll maintain systems of accountability to ensure quality deliverables are produced and timelines are met.
  • You’ll collaborate with internal stakeholders, such as the Program Leadership Team, Development Operations, HR, Marketing, and other shared services in the creation of budget, forecasting, and overall Base systems implementation.
  • You’ll establish strong partnerships with key stakeholder organizations and engage in ongoing relationship-building with funders.
  • You have a minimum of 8 years of post-undergraduate professional experience, in progressively responsible positions, and preferably within nonprofit organizations
  • You have a bachelor’s degree in business, non-profit management, or another related field. Four years additional professional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree requirement.
  • You have a minimum of 5 years of direct supervisory experience, preferably with multiple levels, with full-time employees, including performance management, development, coaching, and building and managing successful teams led by clear vision and goals.
  • You’re strategic, results-driven, and entrepreneurial, and have a track record of being able to quickly synthesize, categorize and prioritize information, data, multiple agendas, and competing needs with a keen ability to clearly discern the urgent from the routine and needs from desires
  • You have significant experience with creating and managing budgets and coordinating complex projects
  • You demonstrate a commitment to pluralistic Jewish community building
  • You effectively demonstrate the Moishe Mindset: Be the Difference, Connect & Listen, Invest Wisely, Embrace the Unknown, Own It!, Value People, and Work Well, Live Well, and Have Fun!
  • You’re able and excited to travel to support fundraising efforts as needed to perform job responsibilities.

The Fine Print:

The Executive Director, Base reports directly to the Vice President of Programming, and is located in a U.S. Moishe House Hub Office (Encinitas, CA, Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, NYC, or Washington, DC.). This position is full-time and requires regular weekday office hours plus moderate travel to complete job requirements.

Our team works a hybrid schedule at our Hub Offices, where employees can choose to work remotely 2 days per week and collaborate in-person with coworkers the rest of the week.

Moishe House requires “full vaccination” for all staff to travel, work in offices, and participate in any Moishe House group gatherings. We use the CDC’s definition of “full vaccination” as the standard, with variations based on country as needed.

How Moishe House Takes Care of You:

  • Healthcare: Health, vision, dental, and mental health benefits ($0 employee contribution option available)
  • Time off: 15 days paid time off (PTO) per year that increases with continued employment (additional benefits for former Hillel and BBYO employees through the Talent Alliance) PLUS office closures and up to 7 floating holidays for Jewish and US holidays
  • 401(k): up to 3% matching after one year of employment
  • Flexible Spending Accountoptions
  • Quarterly paid day of service to give back to your community
  • Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates and a dedicated supervisor
  • Company discounts on flights, hotels, sporting events, concerts amusement parks, gyms, and more through Plum Benefits
  • Schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
  • Opportunity to work in one of our U.S. Hub Offices

How Moishe House Pays You:

  • Moishe House’s starting salary ranges are based on education, experience, location, and skillset required for each role
  • Starting salary range for this position:
    • Charlotte, NC: $105,000-$110,000
    • Chicago, IL or Encinitas, CA: $115,000-$120,000
    • NYC or DC: $123,000-$128,000
  • Annual merit-based salary increases

How Moishe House Invests in You:

  • $1,000 Annual professional development fund
  • One-on-one Jewish learning with an approved educator of your choice
  • Paid work travel with perks including travel allowance, fitness classes, and accommodations
  • Local professional learning opportunities
  • Opportunities for advancement through Moishe House’s career path planning
  • Schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle

Moishe House is a dynamic organization that recognizes and supports individuals from a broad range of experiences and backgrounds.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation.

Salary105000.00 - 128000.00 Annual
Full Time
Adult Education | Business Manager | Community Organizing | Community Outreach | Community Planning | Director | Engagement | Executive Director | Fundraising/Grants/Giving | Other | Programming
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Moishe House
Retirement Plans | Dental | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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