Executive Director

Shir Ami Congregation | Newtown, PA, United States

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Posted Date 4/09/2024
Description

Reform Congregation Shir Ami is meeting the needs and challenges of today's changing world by engaging and inspiring our multigenerational congregation. 
 
As a diverse and vibrant Jewish community, we foster an inclusive place for all. We cultivate an informed membership guided by Jewish values to promote a culture of support in times of celebration or need. We are committed to connecting with each other, embracing spiritual growth, creating a just and compassionate society, and supporting Israel and our Jewish family worldwide.

Newtown, located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is only 45 minutes from Center City Philadelphia, and an hour and a half (or an easy train ride) to New York, with many of our members commuting in either direction. It offers the warmth of small town living, the conveniences of a major suburb, and proximity to two of the top cultural centers in the country.

Position:
Shir Ami is currently seeking an Executive Director to manage senior team responsibilities, interface with lay leadership, and oversee staff members on a day-to-day basis. In implementing the strategic vision of Shir Ami, this energetic and proactive individual will provide membership-focused, tactical oversight of multiple departments. The Executive Director will promote a positive image of the synagogue amongst the staff, congregants and the greater community. 

A succesful Executive Director will: 

Leadership Collaboration

  • Implement the congregation’s initiatives as set forth by the Board of Directors and Clergy
  • Ensure smooth daily operations
  • Collaborate with the Board of Directors and committees chairs to ensure efficient and effective congregational work
  • Identify, develop and support lay leadership and staff
  • Work as part of a team with clergy and professional leadership to plan and implement the varied activities of the synagogue

 Financial Management:

  • Prepare and maintain a balanced budget  with the Treasurer and the Budget Committee
  • Provide oversight of the day-to-day activities of Shir Ami’s financial office, bookkeeper and comptroller; including cash management, accounts receivable and payable, payroll, and financial statement preparation
  • Develop and implement effective cost-efficient office and maintenance procedures
  • Manage cash flow and banking relationships
  • Manage congregant billing and accounts receivable assuring fiscal responsibility while adhering to our mission of inclusion
  • Assure tax and regulatory requirement compliance
  • Monitor investment performance and prepare quarterly reports 
  • Partner with Board of Directors and Philanthropy Committee on annual fundraising, endowment, capital campaigns and strategic planning
  • Implement, evaluate and improve workflow systems
  • Ensure synagogue information systems and data systems are complete, current and accurate
  • Support use of web based technologies and social media
  • Oversee scheduling, logistics, and communications of congregational events
  • Maintain master congregational calendar

Personnel Management:

  • Recruit, supervise, develop and evaluate multi-department staff team
  • Establish, in consultation with the Board of Directors and Personnel Committee, personnel policies and guidelines and maintain a personnel manual
  • Oversee the employee health insurance plan
  • Provide budgetary, policy and human resource related guidance to the Directors of Education, Early Learning Center and Youth Programming 
  • Supervise Communications Director, Engagement Coordinator, Administrative Assistants and Security Personnel.
  • Develop opportunities for staff development

 Facilities Administration and Management:

  • Manage maintenance provider, in coordination with the Building and Grounds Chair, ensuring the proper, timely maintenance, repair, acquisition, and replacement of Shir Ami’s physical assets and equipment 
  • Maintain a comprehensive insurance policy to safeguard the physical assets of the synagogue
  • Assess, maintain and improve security policies, infrastructure and personnel.
  • Maintain effective local police relationships
  • Negotiate and approve vendor, contractor, consultant, and other service provider contracts 
  • Oversee all components of the technology infrastructure including, phone, website, internet, livestream and sound systems 

Member Engagement

  • Collaborate with clergy and the professional team to promote a warm, hospitable and active sense of community
  • Ensure that office staff create a welcoming and inclusive environment for members and prospective members
  • Provide logistical support for life-cycle events
  • Develop and maintain postive rapport with the congregation
Salary115,000.00 - 135,000.00 Annual
Duration
Full Time
Categories
Business Manager | Chief Financial Officer (CFO) | Chief Operating Officer | Director | Executive Director | Human Resources | Philanthropy | Synagogue Administrator | Synagogue Director
Organization Type
Synagogue
Benefits
Retirement Plans | FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
Job Location
US
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