Executive Director

Temple Beth Am | Miami - Pinecrest, FL, United States

Posted Date 10/26/2021

Temple Beth Am (TBAM), the House of the People, was founded in 1955, and is located in the Village of Pinecrest in South Miami-Dade County. TBAM is a dynamic Reform congregation of approximately 1,700 families as well as a Day School from early childhood through 5th grade with over 500 students. TBAM offers religious, educational, cultural, social and athletic programs that meet the dynamic needs of the local community. Our Rambam Day School, with its cutting-edge curricula and excellence in the areas of general and Judaic Studies, enhances the academic and religious development of our children.

As the result of a recent $55 million capital campaign, TBAM has opened constructed a new, state-of-the-art school and is in the process of constructing an all-encompassing center for Jewish living. These recent investments ensure that TBAM will be a leading national center for Jewish life, and provide a solid foundation for future growth for generations to come.

Temple Beth Am embraces Jewish life through lifelong learning, spiritual growth and community engagement.

For more information about Temple Beth Am, go to http://www.tbam.org/ and for more information about capital campaign, go to http://www.tbam.org/beyondthecurve

The Position
TBAM seeks to partner with an energetic, skilled and professional Executive Director to bring his/her/their talents, aspirations and initiative to the TBAM community. The Executive Director is involved in every aspect of temple operations. S/he/they will manage, in collaboration with staff and lay leaders, administration, revenue generation, safety and security, religious services and programs, building construction, record keeping, lay leadership development, membership, facilities, finances, strategic planning, and marketing and communications. The ideal Executive Director will be both a leader and a team player, a professional colleague and partner with staff and clergy, lay leadership, and the congregation at large.

The ED reports to the President and supervises the Temple's senior operational and financial staff. The ED works closely with the Senior Rabbi, the Head of School and other senior directors to support and implement his overall vision for the Temple's continued health and growth.

• The ED is responsible for the smooth administrative functioning of the Temple
• Hire all office and other personnel falling under the ED's line of supervision and ensure HR policies, procedures and payroll are adhered to for all Temple employees (including setting or assisting in establishing measurable goals for employees, and periodic evaluations)
• Regularly review Temple's technology needs (hardware, software, apps) relating to general administration, website and social media pages, membership records, finance, educational programs, physical and cyber-security and oversee acquisition and proper implementation of new systems
• Serve as Temple staff liaison to Board committees as agreed upon with the Temple President
• Assist Clergy and professional staff with implementing and monitoring compliance with said policies
• Maintain membership in and attend appropriate professional organizations meetings' (URJ, NATA, etc.)
• Be a "public face" of TBAM in the community, both locally and nationally

Finance and Budget
• Supervise Director of Finance in preparation of proposed annual budget and monitor implementation of approved budget during the course of the year
• Monitor financial performance monthly in relation to the budget and cash flow and advise the Board appropriately
• Work with outside auditors to review the Temple's financial statements as required
• Oversee collection of annual and other financial commitments

Revenue Generation
• Supervise and work with Director of Development regarding implementation and evaluation of fundraising programs
• Interface with the Temple's Foundation to monitor investments
• Periodically evaluate revenue-generating Temple programming such as congregational dues, pre-k and school growth as well as other sources of Temple revenue

• Supervise staff to ensure that physical plant remains in good condition and repair
• Ensure smooth operation and appropriate appearance of building, grounds, property and equipment (including technology, sound systems and live streaming), maintaining same in excellent condition

Safety and Security
• Working with Director of Security and the Security Committee, consulting with local law enforcement, continuously assess security needs of the Temple, its building and grounds and make recommendations on same to the Board
• Work with security staff to ensure proper implementation of approved security recommendations

Religious Services, Schools and Programs
• Attend major holiday services and celebrations and other Temple programs as agreed upon with Temple President and Senior Rabbi
• Supervise and provide support and partnership for all administrative/logistical aspects of High Holy Days services, in coordination with clergy
• Supervise and work with the staff to ensure all of the programming throughout the synagogue is content filled and logistically sound
• Work closely with the Religious School Director and Head of the Day School on the operations and financial stability of both schools; including administering the financial aid program for the Day School.

Record Keeping
• Maintain confidentiality of current records pertaining to Temple Congregation and Board business
• Attend all meetings of the Board and any committee meetings as requested by the President, including but not limited to Board retreats and weekly Management Team Meetings

• Supervise and provide support for Director of Membership on all duties including maintaining membership records
• Analyze membership data and trends and report regularly to Board
• Work with the Senior Rabbi, Director of Membership and of Communications/Marketing teams, lay leadership and others to create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, inclusion and engagement, nurturing relationships with current members as well as prospective inquiries
• Handle financial aspects of membership, including special arrangement relating to annual commitments
• Support recruitment and retention of Temple Members
• Demonstrate and promote the Temple image of being caring, courteous and discreet with respect to financial information and related circumstances of its members

Lay Leadership Development
• Work with the Temple President, Clergy, senior staff and the Leadership Development Committee to identify, engage and cultivate lay leaders within the congregation

Marketing & Communication
• Supervise Marketing/Communications Director to ensure that Temple Websites and Social Media platforms are being thoroughly utilized and are kept current, and all communications to members are clear and consistent with the vision
• Hire and work with outside vendor on the vision of the Temple

Strategic Planning
• Together with senior lay leadership, clergy and professional staff, monitor strategic planning processes that are consistent with strategic plan(s) adopted by the Board

Successful Candidates Will Have:
• Demonstrated track record of operations and execution in a small-to-medium sized business or operation
• Strong previous experience in oversight of financial management of an organization
• Outstanding communication skills in writing and in public presentations
• Ability to create, build, and maintain relationships with staff and lay leaders
• A customer service mindset with a high “EQ” (emotional intelligence quotient) and a track record of success in staff management, leadership and organizational development
• An inclusive management philosophy and style that strives for and promotes excellence, encourages creativity, growth, problem solving and accountability
• Personal values aligned with TBA's culture of warmth and inclusiveness

This position description is based upon material provided by Temple Beth Am, an equal opportunity employer. Proof of Covid vaccination is required.

Submit confidential resume to [email protected]

Full Time
Executive Director
Organization Type
401(k) or 403(b) plans | FSA | leave early for Shabbat | medical | Paid Holidays | paid vacation | sick leave
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