Temple Sinai of Glendale is a Reform congregation that has served the needs of Jewish residents of
Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, and the Foothills for nearly a century. We are a progressive and
welcoming community of over 200 families who embrace diversity and warmly welcome interfaith
couples, Jews by choice, strongly identified Jews, and those just beginning to explore their Jewish
Temple Sinai of Glendale is excited to welcome a part-time Executive Director into our community
who will help lead us into the future. Our Executive Director will be an active partner with our Rabbi,
staff, and Board leadership to build upon our strong foundation and help us further our mission and
values. The individual will have a key role in advancing our synagogue’s vision for building
community engagement, overseeing operations and staff, financial matters, and communications.
We seek an energetic and collaborative individual who has fresh ideas about programming that
build upon the incredible foundations of Reform Judaism.
The Executive Director will work in partnership with our Board, Rabbi, Cantor, and Director of
Education in setting organizational goals and moving ideas from dialogue to implementation.
Staff & Operations: The Executive Director will oversee and manage operations throughout our
synagogue. The Executive Director will supervise the Temple staff, including our Religious School
Director, Communications Manager, Project & Accounting Manager, Community & Office
Coordinator, Custodian, and Security Guards in pursuit of the organization’s qualitative and
Priority Areas of Focus in Staff & Operations
Community Engagement: The Executive Director will work in conjunction with our
Community & Office Coordinator in developing and managing an Avodah (volunteerism)
program we are rolling out. Our goal is to drive sustainable community participation in order
to build a more enriched and fulfilling Jewish community.
Programming: The Executive Director will oversee the structure of our Temple programming
and internal and external communications related to programs, services, and holidays. We
are seeking fresh ideas and a vision around how to make our events spiritually meaningful
while also helping build greater community bonds.
Financial: The Executive Director will work collaboratively with our synagogue Treasurer and
Project & Accounting Manager on billing, membership records, budget, and spending. They will
make sure that our income, expenses, and financial affairs are tracked and managed. They will work
in conjunction with our Board leadership and committees for the planning and logistics of our annual
fundraising and grant submissions. The Executive Director will have decision-making authority on daily
spending within budget; ability to make special requests of the Board beyond budget.
Compensation and Benefits
This is a 20-hour-a-week, part-time position, providing paid vacation and sick days. Salary is
$50,000 per year.
Required skills and qualifications
? Experience managing a staff
? Strong organizational and multitasking skills
? Ability to solve problems dealing with many personality types
? Excellent written and verbal communications skills
? Experience working with volunteers
? Understanding of Reform Jewish values, rituals, customs, and holiday practices
? May need to attend meetings in the evenings or outside regular office hours
2 professional references required
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and resume to Dan Heller
at [email protected].