Introduction to Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid
Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid is located in Glendale Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee, composed of approximately 350 households. We are a sacred community, nurturing minds and souls, fostering love and commitment to Judaism and the Jewish people, passing our Jewish faith and traditions from generation to generation. Our egalitarian, Conservative beliefs preserve and honor the teachings of Torah and Halakhah in the context of an ever-changing modern world. Our inclusive community is committed to the Jewish people and to supporting the State of Israel. We empower people to live their Judaism in its totality: within the synagogue’s walls, at home and in the community at large.
To learn more about our community, visit: https://www.cbintmilwaukee.org/
Executive Director Position Overview
Reporting to the President, the Executive Director will manage most of the administrative aspects of the synagogue. In this role, the Executive Director will both lead and make individual contributions to strategic planning, project execution, and administrative management of the synagogue. Additionally, he or she will act as ambassador for the synagogue to its members and to the larger communities in which we reside. The Executive Director will work in partnership with clergy, staff, lay leaders (President, Officers, Board of Trustees, and Committee Chairs), and volunteers to help create a warm, vibrant, growing sacred community consistent with Conservative Judaism and the congregation’s guiding principles, mission statement and bylaws.
Key Accountabilities, Responsibilities & Duties
Human resource management of synagogue staff excluding clergy and their staff. Accomplish annual goals through leadership and management of a direct staff composed of the Executive Assistant, Business Manager, Kitchen Manager, Cemetery Administrator, Maintenance Staff, and Communications/Graphics Specialist inclusive of creation of their annual goals and reviews. In partnership with the Cemetery Committee Chair, oversee the activities of the contracted Cemetery Caretaker/Manager.
Facilities management of the synagogue campus, synagogue cemetery, and the two parsonage homes (e.g., HVAC, Sound, Lighting, Kitchen & Catering, Maintenance, Security) including projects to improve the facility and the functions it provides. Lead and individually contribute to the procurement of goods and services for the synagogue.
Financial management of the synagogue, religious school, and cemetery inclusive of creation of the annual operating budget, quarterly financial reporting, and adherence to budget. Responsibilities include working with the lay leadership and clergy to initiate and follow up on fundraising initiatives.
Create a welcoming and inviting environment for existing and new members. This responsibility includes: Welcoming members, Proactively inviting individuals to attend services, events, etc., and Supporting clergy and lay leaders in new member recruitment
Support the clergy, programming director, auxiliaries (Sisterhood & Mens Club) and volunteer led committees to develop, plan and implement synagogue religious services (Shabbat, Festivals, Hanukkah, Purim,...), programs (e.g, Invited speakers, retreats...), initiatives (e.g., membership growth, fundraising,...) and events (e.g., B’nai Mitzvah and Wedding celebrations, Shabbat kiddush, congregational dinners...).
Support the President and Board of Trustees regarding preparation and archiving of agendas and minutes of meetings, policies, compliance with by-laws as well as make recommendations regarding needs for future fundraising and other needs of the congregation.
Ensure that the Synagogue calendar (composed of religious services, programs, initiatives and events) is maintained and available to membership and leadership.
Oversee and monitor synagogue information technology. This includes identifying needs and vendors to implement and improve existing systems. The candidate should be comfortable with various office application software, such as Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and QuickBooks. The candidate will also be able to procure and learn synagogue specific software (e.g. Chaverware, Shulcloud, PlotBox, ...).
Work with and support the Communications/Graphics Specialist to produce communications, public relations, marketing, and publications (e.g., website, monthly newsletter, …)?
Experience, Qualifications, Attributes and Capabilities (Skills)
A qualified candidate must...
Have a warm and approachable personality and be excited to be a part of our community.
Demonstrate an understanding of Jewish customs, rituals, and practice gleaned through prior employment or life-experience.
Possess proven leadership skills and be a creative problem solver who can influence, lead, and inspire CBINT stakeholders.
Have the ability to translate the guiding principles & mission of an organization into daily interaction with all its constituencies.
Have strong managerial skills and the demonstrated ability to collaboratively manage projects, including scope, schedule, and budget.
Have strong oral and written communication skills.
Possess a BA/BS Degree and preferably a graduate degree.
The salary range for this full-time position is $80,000 to 95,000 per year. . The Executive Director is expected to self-manage and set their own work hours with approval by the President. Their schedule will include hours on Shabbat, Jewish Holidays, two Sunday mornings per month while the religious school is in session, key committee meetings, and events.
Salary & Benefits
The Executive Director’s benefits package will include health insurance and paid vacation time. In addition, CBINT will provide the Executive Director with paid time off on the following secular holidays each year: New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest, resume, and a writing sample to [email protected]