Executive Director

Beth Sholom Congregation | Potomac, MD, United States

Posted Date 11/01/2022

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Executive Director Job Description

Beth Sholom Congregation in Potomac, Maryland is the largest modern orthodox synagogue in the Washington DC area and is seeking a full-time Executive Director. Founded in 1908, we are a vibrant synagogue with over 400 families that includes an Early Childhood Center with over 60 children, multiple minyanim on Shabbat, and a commitment to teaching and learning. The congregation is built on a collection of shared experiences, whether rejoicing with one another; comforting one another; or being there for one another. In the last two years, we have seen an increase of members and we plan on continued growth under the leadership of our well-respected rabbis, Nissan Antine and Eitan Cooper. We offer an excellent opportunity for an energetic, organized, and entrepreneurial individual.

Job Responsibilities

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the day-to-day operations of the Beth Sholom. The ED reports to the President and the Executive Board and works closely with the Rabbis, professional staff, and lay leadership to ensure the implementation of the congregation’s vision, mission, and policies. The ideal candidate will have experience with facilities and financial management, working with a Board of Directors, fundraising experience, and executive management in a synagogue or non-profit.


Administrative & Operations Management

  • Works closely with the Board of Directors and Clergy to enhance the achievement of the congregation’s mission
  • Serve as the primary point of contact between the office and the lay leadership
  • Supervise, hire, train, and evaluate staff, including the ECC Director, office staff, and maintenance staff
  • Maintain all synagogue records, including, but not limited to, Personnel and Employee Handbooks
  • Oversee the maintenance of all synagogue records
  • Supervise family and yahrzeit records and oversee yahrzeit notification program
  • Maintain synagogue archives
  • Attend Executive Board, Board of Directors, and congregational meetings
  • Manage contracts, including insurance policies, and vendor relationships
  • Establish personnel guidelines and policies
  • Ensure that the proper systems are implemented to handle membership data, fiscal reporting, dues collections, publications, High Holy Day arrangements, yahrzeit information, and other materials that are necessary for the smooth operation of the synagogue

Financial Management

• Prepare, implement, and manage the annual budget in coordination with the treasurer and budget committee • Manage cash flow and oversee all expenditures in accordance with the budget • Ensure that payroll is processed correctly and on a timely basis • Assure compliance with all state and regulatory requirements • Provide monthly financial reports to the Board and department heads • Monitor and manage investments • Assist in the development and implementation of fundraising efforts • Assist in the maintenance of the Annual Giving Plan members • Write grant proposals

Facilities Management

• Provide oversight of the synagogue’s buildings, grounds, cemeteries and building security needs • Advise the board on necessary repairs and maintenance • Hire & supervise contractors for repairs and improvement • Implement security procedures • Supervise and coordinate all activities relating to the cemeteries of the congregation

Communications & Community Engagement

• Create plans to foster and support membership strategy • Assist in recruitment and retention of members • Serve as liaison to volunteers • Disseminate congregational news to the community • Administer the synagogue’s cemetery and help congregants on making funeral arrangements • Act as liaison with other synagogue and Jewish community professionals • Assists members and clergy in life-cycle events and other religious needs of the Congregation, as appropriate

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university • At least five years of leadership experience • Experience managing a team • Experience overseeing facilities • Strong attention to detail • Ability to be flexible and adjust shifting priorities • Superb customer service skills • Excellent verbal and written skills • Basic computer skills, Microsoft Office, Google Products • Knowledge of financial systems • Financial acumen

Strongly Preferred Skills

• Experience from Shulcloud • Familiarity with Orthodox Jewish ritual and life cycle traditions • Experience in synagogue administration • An MBA, Master’s Degree in non-profit management, or related field

Compensation & Benefits

This is a full-time position with some flexibility in hours and some night or weekend hours. Benefits include: Dental Insurance, 403b, paid vacation and sick days, congregational membership, and professional membership association dues. The salary range is $90 – 120,000, commensurate with experience.

How to Apply?

If you are interested, please send a resume and cover letter explaining your qualifications and general salary requirements to: [email protected]. The successful candidate will be required to submit references and submit to a background check before employment begins.

Salary90000.00 - 120000.00 Annual
Full Time
Executive Director
Organization Type
Leave Early for Shabbat | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
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