Director of Operations

JCOGS | Stowe, VT, United States

Posted Date 1/12/2022

JCOGS is an inclusive, egalitarian Jewish community serving the diverse needs of our members.  Led by an energetic full-time Rabbi, along with a full-time Director of Youth and Family Education and two PT support staff (office/finance assistant and rabbi assistant), JCOGS is a vibrant home for Jewish life cycle, spiritual life, learning, and community events of a religiously and geographically diverse Jewish community.  The Director of Operations is the central point of contact and manager for JCOGS operations.  The Director of Operations is responsible for facilities management, financial oversight, membership engagement/management, program support, and effective administration of the policies and procedures established by the Board of Trustees.

Position Details: $55k - $65K total compensation package; generous paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave; flexible health benefit 


  • Operationalize JCOGS’s mission, goals, and initiatives as defined by the Board 
  • Provide program and communication support to Rabbi, Education Director and lay leaders by coordinating and promoting holiday, educational, social, cultural, and religious programming
    • Provide in person support for major events at JCOGS including, but not limited to, Mitzvah celebrations, fundraisers, High Holy Day services, major programming and events
    • Manage/oversee operational aspects of Mitzvah celebrations and other lifecycle events (e.g., funerals, baby namings, etc.), including scheduling, production of printed materials, and facility use 
    • Assist with the writing, editing, and distribution of printed and electronic communications including weekly newsletter 
    • Develop and coordinate social media outreach and marketing strategies
  • Assist the Education Director to aid in the success of the Religious School
    • Oversee maintenance of school enrollment database and processing of school registrations and payments
    • Assist with education budget development and management
  • Supervision and administrative oversight 
    • Supervise, train, evaluate, and delegate tasks to support staff
    • Administrative oversight of Education Director
    • Create and implement guidelines, policies, and procedures for office staff
    • Supervise the use, functioning, and maintenance of JCOGS’s technology 
    • Oversee, monitor, and approve expenses and purchases within budgetary limits
  • Act as operational arm for successful lay committee operations, provide support for committee programming, attend major committee meetings and Board of Trustees meetings
  • Work with Finance Committee in budget oversight.  Oversee all financials.
  • Work with Building Committee to coordinate building and equipment maintenance and repair and oversee contractors/service workers; oversee implementation of security and emergency plans, oversee facility use; attend building committee meetings  
  • Membership 
    • Work with membership committee to develop and execute strategies for membership engagement, retention, and expansion; attend membership committee meetings
    • Promote and support membership volunteerism
    • Work with Board and finance committee in the preparation, oversight, and review of JCOGS’s budget
    • Supervise finance assistant in the preparation of statements and acknowledgements for JCOGS members and donors and ensure members are properly billed for dues and other charges and are making timely payments
    • Manage membership appeals; identify and apply for alternative funding, grants, scholarships, and work with endowment campaign committee


  • Strong interpersonal/verbal skills and ability to exercise judgment, discretion, and professionalism when working collaboratively with members of congregation, lay leaders, Rabbi, and staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing
  • Strategic, big picture thinker
  • Ability to manage staff, and to prioritize and balance multiple responsibilities with attention to detail 
  • Demonstrate familiarity with and appreciation for Jewish life (lifecycle events, holidays, practices)
  • Knowledge of ShulCloud or other CRM programs, Canva/other graphic design platforms, G-suite, Zoom, website management, Microsoft Office preferred
  • 4+ years relevant experience

JCOGS is an equal opportunity employer.  We seek a broad and diverse pool of candidates and strongly believe that our community benefits from the perspectives and talents of a diverse staff.  We do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or any other non-merit based status.

Contact: Submit resume and cover letter to Cyndy Wyatt, VP for staff, at [email protected]  Resumes will be considered on a rolling basis until January 24, 2022.

Salary55000.00 - 65000.00 Annual
Full Time
Organization Type
Paid Holidays | paid vacation | sick leave
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