BETH SHOLOM CONGREGATION
Beth Sholom is a Conservative Jewish congregation of over 200 families that serves the community of Frederick, MD. We are looking for an energetic, full time Executive Director beginning in July, 2023. The Executive Director will be joining us at a time of dynamic growth, particularly among our younger families. The candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and have experience leading staff and volunteers in planning, coordinating, and implementing organizational activities. The candidate is expected to bring a “can-do” attitude to the organization, with willingness to evolve and a proven ability to improve operations.
The Executive Director serves as a representative of the Board of Directors of the synagogue, administering all affairs of the congregation. The Executive Director carries out the policies established by the lay leadership, and is responsible to the Board of Directors through the President of the congregation.
The Executive Director should demonstrate an understanding of Jewish rituals, traditions, religious observances and holidays. The Executive Director will work closely with the clergy and uphold the tenets of the congregation.
The Executive Director should have the ability to make decisions quickly and appropriately on a wide variety of issues and tasks related to the Beth Sholom community and the functioning of the synagogue. The Executive Director is expected to be computer literate and have excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
The successful candidate should have the following experience, skills and qualities in the following areas:
Resource for Board of Directors and Committees
- Sets agendas for meetings in conjunction with the president
- Serves as liaison to all Auxiliary organizations
- Works with the committees to develop programming ideas
- Works with the Board/committees on fund-raising events, long range planning, and Capital/Endowment campaigns
- Works with Membership Committee in the recruitment and retention of members
- Attends all meetings of the Board and Executive Committee and attends committee meetings as requested
- Develop leadership programs and run board leadership training when necessary
- Manages all electronic systems, including membership database and financial programs
- Manages all administrative, kitchen, maintenance personnel, and oversees school personnel in conjunction with Education Committee
- Oversees production and presentation of mailings/newsletter
- Acts as a liaison with all volunteers as needed
- Oversees accounts payables/accounts receivables and payroll
- Approves all invoices for payment
- Oversees or prepares reports/analysis for the Vice President of Finance
- Acts as a resource in preparing the yearly budget
- Oversees all purchasing and yearly maintenance contracts
- Works with members on financial matters/billing
- Works closely with the Investment Committee
- Acts as a liaison between financial/investment institutions on behalf of the congregation
- Evaluates all insurance needs of the congregation on a yearly basis
- Works with outside accountant to have end-of-the-year financial review completed
- Schedules all building usage
- Ensures that each group using the facility has the proper space and set ups
- Oversees building maintenance and repairs
- Oversees building security needs
- Oversees rental properties and repairs and maintenance of said properties
- Negotiates pricing with outside contractors
- Coordinates the scheduling of outside contractors
- Schedules Bar/Bat Mitzvah dates
- Schedules holiday services and all youth and school programming and meetings so to avoid any conflicts
- Oversees and coordinates all Simchot and meetings
- Conducts yearly orientation session for Bar/Bat Mitzvah parents
- Works with families having a Simcha to go over arrangements, aliyot, room set ups, etc.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Professional work experience
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), social media platforms, and Shulcloud
- Knowledgeable about Jewish customs, traditions, rituals, and culture
- Ability to work flexible hours needed to complete job requirements, including some nights, weekends, and holidays
While we do not expect a candidate to excel in every area mentioned above, an ideal candidate will have competency in all of those areas and will have demonstrated experience working in a synagogue environment or in a leadership position in the Jewish community along with strong diplomatic, interpersonal, and communication skills. If you are searching for a spirited close-knit community and want to play a crucial part in shaping our future, please join us and become part of our Beth Sholom family.
Compensation range is $90,000 - $100,000/year, plus benefits. This is a full-time exempt position. Benefits include: Employee medical insurance supplement, support for professional development, paid vacation, complementary congregation membership, all to be discussed/customized based on applicant needs.
For more information about Beth Sholom Congregation, visit bethsholomfrederick.org. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beth Sholom Congregation is an equal employment opportunity employer. This policy ensures our policies and practices are administered without discrimination regarding race, ethnicity, color, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation or gender identity or expression), age, national origin, disability, genetic information, or any other basis that is prohibited by law. We provide reasonable accommodations to the known disabilities of employees.