Executive Director

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel | Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Posted Date 7/02/2024

Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel is a vibrant congregation in Center City Philadelphia with roughly 375 member units, affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. We are currently seeking a leader who will actively engage and energize our staff, board members, volunteers and congregants.

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall business operations and management of BZBI. This work includes independently setting goals and objectives and working directly with clergy to ensure that goals are aligned with the needs of our congregation and leaders. The Executive Director ensures that staff and lay leadership work together to successfully achieve strategic objectives.

Primary responsibilities include leading operations, finance, member engagement and relations, development, facility management, human resources management, special projects and support functions.

Specific duties include, but are not necessarily limited to:

• Manage the budget in partnership with the President, Treasurer, and Finance Committee of the Board; assure adherence to the budget and established financial performance markers.
• As fiduciary, work in partnership with the Finance Committee for timely collection of annual sacred gifts (dues) from Temple members.
• Sustain close, collaborative relationships with the clergy and the Board of Directors to ensure goals and objectives are aligned with the congregation's strategic plan.
• Work with the Board of Directors and various committees on strategy, communications, programming, technology, and risk mitigation (compliance with laws, standards, safety/security protocol, etc.).
• Oversee human resources and ensure adherence to HR policies and protocols including annual performance plans and staff reviews.
• Oversee the upkeep, maintenance, safety, and security of the multi-use facility, including administrative, religious, food service and maintenance.
• Maintain a professional, active presence at BZBI functions; cultivate and nurture relationships with congregants; and address congregational concerns in a timely manner.
• Work in partnership with the Early Childhood Director, Director of Congregational Learning and Teen Programming Coordinator to help develop and support their programs.
• Supervise office, custodial and security staff.
• Identify and enhance new and existing opportunities for giving, including but not limited to special projects, annual and endowment campaigns and grants.
• Perform any additional responsibilities as required.


• Minimum of seven years of senior management experience involving finance, development/fundraising, human resources, administration, facilities management, and technology.
• Sound business acumen with proven ability to manage resources, both human and financial, to minimize risks and reduce costs.
• Proven ability to (1) develop and implement strategic plans, (2) understand financial strategies and performance metrics, (3) build strong, collaborative relationships, (4) create clear internal and external communications, and (5) demonstrate leadership in business operations and experience with management and governance models.
• Expertise with hiring, coaching, and performance management.
• Knowledge and understanding of Judaism and Jewish culture preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.

Salary100,000.00 - 125,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Executive Director
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days | Vision
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