Executive Director

Temple Beth Tikvah - Fullerton, CA | Fullerton, CA, United States

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Posted Date 1/04/2023


Temple Beth Tikvah (TBT) is a Reform congregation of over 175 families in Fullerton, California and we are conducting a search for an Executive Director. This is a new position and opportunity for a skilled communicator and relationship builder to implement strategies of member engagement and relational Judaism, while retaining the foundation and elements of our past and embracing the future. As an “open to all” synagogue, we consistently extend a warm welcome, creating a caring Temple community, support of Israel, and provide educational excellence, while uplifting the spiritual experience for members of all ages and stages of life.
The Executive Director will be TBT’s chief administrative officer. The ED and a team of direct reports will manage TBT’s new membership development, facilities, member services, marketing, accounting, and events.
The ED is a team player who works side by side with the Senior Rabbi, leading many of TBT’s member engagement activities, consisting of planning religious services, logistics, fundraising, supporting and encouraging volunteer programs and ideas, and carrying out other temple activities to achieve operational excellence, financial stability, and membership growth. The ED also supports and collaborates with other clergy, the Director of Early Childhood Education and Religious School.
Position: Executive Director (ED)
Organization: Temple Beth Tikvah (TBT)
Location: Fullerton, California
Reports To: Board President
Direct Reports: Yes
Key Relationships: Director of Early Childhood Education and TBT’s Religious school, Clergy, Board of Trustees and the Board of Directors
Principal Duties and Accountabilities include the following:
Member engagement
Develop and continually improve the member engagement function
Partner with the Senior Rabbi, other clergy, and school directors to develop growth potential opportunities for member to member engagement
Develop the all-important metrics for membership engagement and other important components related to growth
Accounting and budgeting
Oversee all accounting functions including member-revenue cycle, expenses and fund accounting
Provide timely and accurate financial reporting for treasurer, board, and senior staff.
Develop the budget for board approval and achieve budget targets. Responsible for ongoing monitoring of the budgets of all departments, and own the accountability of these budgets.
Provide staff support to Finance Committee for annual and long-term financial planning

Facilities and Events
Implement procedures in order to achieve the appropriate management of facilities including board-approved preventive maintenance, upgrades, and security
Assure successful execution of planned TBT events
Work toward and achieve budgeted facility rental income by maintaining existing accounts and finding new income sources
Support the Facilities Committee in developing and executing long-term facility plans

Communications and Marketing
Maintain an accurate and efficient member relationship (CRM) system and data base
Oversee member communications, TBT website, social media, and event marketing

Membership growth
Develop new sources and strategies for prospective member leads
Develop and implement membership intake strategy
Close membership leads referred to TBT and facilitate the retention of existing members, enlisting necessary participation by clergy and lay leaders.
Form a membership committee to continue with initiatives to grow the TBT membership

Provide primary executive and staff support to the board to achieve fundraising goals
Support any capital campaign by scheduling meetings, making introductions, participating in key discussions, securing commitments, and sharing information as needed to maximize success.
Develop and support short-term fundraising efforts

Development and staff support of board and lay leadership
Develop network of volunteers and strong leaders to assure a long term pipeline of future TBT lay-leadership
Other duties as assigned by the Senior Rabbi or the President

Personal Qualities, Skills, and Attributes

Highly organized, results-oriented delegator willing to get involved with details when necessary
A leader driven to constantly motivate others and improve upon that which exists
A team player with excellent communication skills to be implemented at all levels of the organization
A relationship builder with a track record of successful relationships with peers, subordinates, board trustees, members, clergy, and community
Leads by example possessing the highest level of ethics and integrity.

Education and Experience

Successful candidates will have a college degree in addition to 5 plus years of experience (or the equivalent in education and/or experience) in the management of membership organizations, including oversight of member services, member retention, and new member development/recruitment, and supervision of administrative and operations staff. Additionally, the following experience is highly desirable:
• Synagogue administration
• Understanding of Jewish life-cycle events and religious practice
• Non-profit organization management
• Facilities management and leasing
• Event marketing and management
• Experience with major fundraising campaigns
• Marketing and communications
• Responsible for maintaining the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software
• Coordination of staff support

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to the following:

Ronnie Sue Henderson
Immediate Past President
Email: [email protected]

Salary95000.00 - 135000.00 Annual
Full Time
Executive Director
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | Leave Early for Shabbat | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Relocation Available | Sick Days | Vision
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