Synagogue Executive Director

Congregation B'nai Tikvah | Deerfield, IL, United States

Posted Date 8/15/2022

Congregation B’nai Tikvah, a vibrant, egalitarian Conservative congregation of 400+ families in Deerfield, IL (a northern suburb of Chicago) is seeking an energetic, talented, and dedicated leader to serve as our next Executive Director (ED). This individual will be a part of a strong unified staff that is excited about our growth and future.


The ED is responsible for all administrative affairs of the synagogue including staff, finances, facilities, and membership relations and is an integral part of the fundraising and development team. The ED works collaboratively with the clergy, other professional staff, the Board of Trustees, lay leaders, and members of the congregation to ensure that Congregation B’nai Tikvah continues to thrive, both financially and spiritually. The ED supervises the administrative, financial, kitchen, security and maintenance staff, and candidates should have prior experience in administrative leadership. Candidates must be familiar with Jewish customs and lifecycle events. Involvement in all activities of the synagogue is essential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the synagogue, including all programs, events, services, holidays and building rentals;
  • Oversee the synagogue’s budget and finances, grant applications, member billing and collections and assist with planning/execution of fundraising initiatives;
  • Manage and oversee the synagogue calendar, all external communications, community outreach efforts, marketing, and online presence;
  • Manage and oversee the synagogue facilities including the grounds and IT; coordinate the security, maintenance and repair of the facility and oversee all third party vendors;
  • Recruit, train, supervise and manage the workflow of all administrative, financial, kitchen, security, maintenance staff;
  • Collaborate with the Rabbi to schedule all staff meetings and attend Board of Trustee and committee meetings as requested;
  • Serve as a key point of contact for all members and prospective families including: recruitment of new members, coordination of lifecycle events and consultation on financial obligations.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in a related field a plus;
  • Management experience in a membership-focused environment in the not-for-profit sector;
  • Demonstrated success in operational, facility and administrative management;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial and budgeting practices;
  • Strong fundraising background, capital campaign experience is a plus;
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and QuickBooks is required; proficiency in website management, social media and Shul Cloud is a plus;
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters with maturity, discretion, and professionalism.

This is a full-time position that reports to the Board of Directors of the synagogue; hours will include required Jewish Holidays, weekends, and some evenings.

Starting salary of $95,000 (package).

Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Synagogue President, Cindy Lieb ([email protected]).

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