Executive Director

Congregation Beth Or | Maple Glen, PA, United States

Posted Date 10/12/2022

Congregation Beth Or, founded in 1955, is a welcoming Reform congregation situated on 16 beautiful acres in Maple Glen, PA in the northwest suburbs of Philadelphia.  We are a large congregation that prides itself on intimacy and relationships. We are proud of our offerings that seek to build close bonds of friendship and community. We welcome all, irrespective of financial ability to pay, race, gender or sexual preference.

Our next Executive Director will be the senior partner with our President and Senior Rabbi to build on our staff and lay leadership strengths. They will bring their passion and enthusiasm to welcome newcomers as well as get to know our current community. They will be a creative, thoughtful, compassionate, forward-thinking partner as our congregation moves boldly into our next chapter. 

The Executive Director serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the congregation and reports directly to the Board of Trustees. 



  • Partners with the Senior Rabbi, President and Trustees in strategic visioning for the Congregation.
  • Partners in the development of policies with the Board of Trustees and its committees.
  • Creates, supports, and implements the various programs and policies adopted by the Board of Trustees.

Congregational Relations

  • Participates in the life of the Congregation: Is highly visible, available and supportive to the members of the congregation. Conveys to the volunteers and auxiliaries a sense of importance and feeling that work and efforts are meaningful and appreciated.  Responsible for the coordination of volunteers and staff to achieve goals as agreed upon by the Trustees and senior staff.
  • Responsible for execution of all needs of the High Holy Days, other holidays and events of the congregation: communication, logistics, technology, security.
  • Maintains and creates positive relationships with donors of all sizes: responsible for execution of donor recognition benefits, partners with clergy, staff, and lay leaders around new development opportunities, maintains accurate records and systems for gifts, fund creation and management, manages processes to solicit and recognize donors.
  • Responsible for review and management of all congregational communications.

People Management

  • Is an effective leader of the Senior Staff by:
    • Creating and sustaining effective teamwork among the entire staff;
    • Assisting with the development of realistic and effective planning within the senior staff;
    • Creating and maintaining an environment of partnership and common purpose with the lay leadership.
  • Manages the selection, supervision, compensation and termination of all administrative, maintenance and support staff in consultation with other Senior Staff as appropriate. Responsible for the creation, communication, execution and implementation of HR practices and policies, and benefit management.

Infrastructure Management

  • Protects and maintains all assets, tangible and intangible, including real and personal property owned by the congregation.
  • Maintains and improves the congregation’s technology, information, security systems, vendor and contract management.

Financial and Risk Management

  • Oversees the financial operations of the Congregation including: annual operating and capital budgets, annual and monthly financial reports, investments, insurance, dues structure, expenditures, purchasing, cash flow management, banking relationships and account management, account payable oversight and development of fiscal and financial policies.  Works closely with the various staff and lay leaders to implement financial policies and procedures.
  • Creates and manages effective working relationships with congregational vendors and brokers.
  • Oversees business insurance coverage, 401K management, and participates in the annual financial audit 


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree or Fellow in Temple Administration preferred.
  • 8+ years experience as a congregational administrator or equivalent, strong people management experience
  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to multi-task and manage stressful and sensitive situations
  • Experience in optimization of congregational information systems
  • Strong Judaic background
  • Other business experience

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to us at [email protected]

Salary125000.00 - 145000.00 Annual
Full Time
Executive Director
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Relocation Available | Sick Days | Vision
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