Director of Operations (Hybrid)

RUACH Community Health | Newton, MA, United States

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Posted Date 5/28/2024

Director of Operations - Full Time, Hybrid - RUACH Community Health

Job Title: Director of Operations

Salary: $64,000/year for 40 hours/week

Location: Newton, MA

Reports To: Executive Director


About Us

RUACH is a unique, high-impact nonprofit startup committed to renewing Jewish life through movement and meditation studios and to connecting seekers of all ages and backgrounds. Bridge-building is key to our vision, and our close-knit team is based on the vibrant Newton Collaborative Jewish Campus, where we operate the nation's inaugural Jewish movement and meditation studio. At a time when movement and mindfulness practices are booming within and beyond the Jewish world, RUACH is creating the studio infrastructure to catalyze exponential growth in the field, and to cultivate peace of mind, body, and spirit for all who enter our space. We are poised for significant organizational growth (current budget approximately $350,000/year) and seeking a Director of Operations to be a key player in charting RUACH’s long-term national expansion.

Join us in fostering a meaningful impact within a supportive, strategic, heart-centered environment, where every contribution matters.

Position Overview

We seek a skilled and enterprising Director of Operations to join our team. This role will be instrumental in driving RUACH’s growth and success by managing or overseeing all aspects of business operations, including finance, administration, human resources, and marketing. Along with a keen business mind, we hope to find an organizational leader and thought partner as our team builds a warm and welcoming studio-based community and charts a path towards a national studio network. This role has significant growth potential, and we are looking for a candidate to bring their unique energy and creativity to grow with RUACH in the position. In the immediate term, the Director of Operations will manage a Marketing Coordinator and oversee the Front Desk Team.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Day-to-Day Operations: Manage the organization’s routine operations, including budgeting, financial management, and reporting; studio/office administration; and coordination of the front desk and teaching teams. Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, including tax filings, employment laws, and nonprofit regulations.

  • Human Resources: Manage human resources functions, including recruitment, onboarding, and performance review.

  • Marketing: Oversee RUACH’s marketing efforts, most immediately by leading a hiring process for a part-time marketing position that would serve as a direct report.

  • Facilities + Maintenance: Oversee studio facilities and maintenance.

  • Strategy + Culture: Play a leading role in RUACH’s strategic planning; identify and pursue opportunities for earned revenue generation and partnership development; build and maintain a culture of strong relationships with key stakeholders, including board members, partners, and vendors; foster a collaborative work environment; evaluate and improve organizational processes to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Fiscal Independence: Create and maintain the bookkeeping systems necessary for RUACH to operate independently (RUACH is currently fiscally sponsored by Hebrew College, and our 501(c)(3) status was approved by the IRS in May 2024).

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 3+ years experience in nonprofit operations or relevant work. 
  • Minimum of 2 years in a management role or project management experience.
  • Bachelor's and/or Master’s degree in business administration, nonprofit management, or a related field preferred.
  • Excellent financial acumen, with experience in budgeting, financial analysis, and reporting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
  • Proven ability to develop and implement strategic plans and initiatives.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including impeccable proofreading ability.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, with the ability to build collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong time management and initiative, with the ability to prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of nonprofit governance, compliance, and best practices.
  • Passion for our mission and a commitment to making a difference in the community.
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with Mac (fluency in Word, Excel, G Suite, experience with PowerPoint or Keynote, InDesign a plus). 


This is a full-time (40 hours per week), hybrid position in the Greater Boston Area. Outside of periodic onsite commitments for studio administration totaling 16 hours or less per week, the position will allow for significant flexibility for remote work. On occasion, the role may require evening or weekend time for special events.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary is $64,000.
  • Paid time off (vacation and sick days) without limit at the employee’s discretion. The RUACH office is closed on Jewish and federal holidays.
  • Free RUACH studio membership.
  • Possible additional benefits are to be determined upon RUACH’s fiscal independence from Hebrew College, including opportunities for Professional Development in areas of interest to the person in this role.

How to Apply:

  • Please submit a copy of your resume at this link. Please include a brief statement of interest in the position, as well as two references.
  • Those being considered will be contacted by email/phone for an initial interview. 
  • We hope for the position to start in August 2024.
  • For questions about the role or application process, please reach out to RUACH's Executive Director, Yaakov Ginsberg-Schreck ([email protected]).

RUACH Community Health is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, ages, and physical abilities, with members of historically marginalized communities especially encouraged to apply.

Salary64,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Organization Type
Community Centers | Education & Schools
Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days
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