Executive Director

Congregation Rodef Shalom | Denver, CO, United States

Posted Date 1/04/2022

Executive Director at Congregation Rodef Shalom 

About Rodef: Rodef Shalom is a Conservative synagogue in Denver, Colorado with a burgeoning membership of 320 families. We have had several consecutive years of growth, and we aspire to grow to around 400 families over the next several years. Our rabbi joined the shul in 2018 and has become a leader in the Jewish community in Denver. Together with a broad community of professional staff and lay leaders, she has helped to develop a thriving, dynamic, and innovative traditional-progressive community at Rodef. We have packed services on Shabbat and holidays, a myriad of opportunities for spiritual enrichment and community engagement, and boisterous events throughout the year. We also offer support and programming for children and young families that is unrivaled in Denver. Our community embodies vibrant, big-tent Conservative Judaism--a supportive community for families whose Jewish practice covers the full and amazing diversity of the Conservative movement. Many members are actively engaged in social justice and political activism, and this work is fully integrated into our community. We have a creative and active religious school, including a Shabbat-based experience, and thriving, full-time pre-school. 

The Executive Director Position: We are seeking an outstanding and hardworking professional and experienced leader who is committed to building and maintaining high-functioning and successful Jewish organizations. The Executive Director will work in partnership with the Rabbi, professional staff, and the Board of Directors to build and maintain our thriving community, but the Executive Director’s primary responsibility will be to ensure the synagogue’s smooth and stable operation. 

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Financial Management: Primary responsibility for managing Rodef’s finances with an eye toward short-term stability and long-term sustainability and growth. These responsibilities will include managing payroll, contracts, and membership dues, partnering with the Treasurer and Board to monitor finances and set budgets, and planning and implementing capital expenditures. 
  • Facilities Management: Primary responsibility for managing and maintaining Rodef’s facilities, which include two buildings and substantial outdoor space. These responsibilities will include establishing and overseeing contracts for maintenance and improvements, and supervising facilities staff. 
  • Event Management: Primary responsibility for managing staff and lay leadership to ensure the smooth operations of Rodef’s events and services. These responsibilities will include maintaining event schedules, managing event staffing, and supporting lay leadership who help to plan events. 
  • Membership Engagement: Primary responsibility for maintaining membership records and working with the Rabbi, staff, and lay leaders to ensure that every member is spiritually connected and supported. Building and maintaining relationships with members will be essential for this position.  
  • Security: Primary responsibility for overseeing Rodef’s security, which includes providing adequate training for staff and lay leadership, contracting with outside security professionals, and ensuring adequate security for in-person events. 
  • Fundraising and Development: Responsibility for coordinating lay and spiritual leaders to build Rodef’s fundraising capacity and success. We will rely on the Executive Director to help identify and steward medium- and large-dollar donors, help implement new fundraising strategies, oversee fundraising campaigns, and support the Rabbi and lay leaders in fundraising pitches. The Executive Director will also be responsible for identifying foundation funding opportunities and applying for and obtaining grants. 
  • Human Resources: Responsibility for managing human resources matters for synagogue staff, including administrative staff, facilities staff, and pre-school teachers and staff. This will include responsibility for hiring, training, and supervision, which depending on the position, will be undertaken jointly with the Rabbi or the Director of Youth Education. 

Who Should Apply: We are seeking someone with experience managing organizations and their operations and serving in a key decision-making role within the organization. The candidate should have a passion for building and maintaining successful Jewish organizations. An ideal candidate will have 7 plus years of experience in Jewish organizational management, but we welcome applications from those with management experience from secular non-profit and business sectors. We seek a candidate with excellent organizational and communication skills and an ability to multitask and prioritize. The person in this role should have exemplary creativity, kindness, authenticity, and humor. 

What We Are Offering: The person in this position will play a critical role in Rodef Shalom, serve as a valued partner to the Rabbi in supporting a strategic vision for the organization, and will have substantial autonomy. We offer a supportive and exciting work environment with opportunities for professional growth. Compensation will be between $90,000-$125,000 depending on experience, plus benefits, including health care.  

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume by February 11, 2022 to [email protected]. However, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. We intend to schedule initial interviews between mid-January and mid-February and second-round interviews between mid-February and mid-March. 

Salary90000.00 - 125000.00 Annual
Full Time
Accounting & Finance | Chief Executive Officer (CEO) | Chief Financial Officer (CFO) | Director | Executive Director | Human Resources
Organization Type
medical | Paid Holidays | paid vacation | parental leave | sick leave
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