EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CONGREGATION KOL TIKVAH
Congregation Kol Tikvah is a traditional Reform synagogue affiliated with the URJ, located in beautiful Parkland, Florida. Our dynamic 330-family congregation spans the complete spectrum of Jewish beliefs, including interfaith and Jewish-by-choice families. Over the 31 years since our founding, our congregation has grown to become a multigenerational kehillah kedoshah, with a diverse membership united in their love of Judaism. Kol Tikvah places an emphasis on engagement and building lifelong relationships.
We are looking for a self-motivated, take-charge Executive Director who has the previous synagouge management experience. The candidate should have the ability and desire to be part of the leadership team and facilitate its functioning to keep Kol Tikvah organized and operating in a smooth, efficient and spiritually uplifting manner.
- The candidate must possess excellent communication and collaborative skills with an ability to develop strong relationships with the Rabbi, Cantor, Education/Youth Engagement Director, Early Childhood Education Director, office staff, teachers, lay leadership, and the local and synagogue communities. Most importantly the applicant should be able to interact with congregants in a professional, caring, empathetic, and sensitive manner.
- The Executive Director has supervisory responsibility for all administrative, financial, office, and building maintenance functions, and is the key point of contact for members and prospective members. This individual leads programming logistics and synagogue financials, and also collaborates with the clergy, professional staff, and lay leaders to develop, execute, and evaluate policies in support of the Congregation’s mission. The Executive Director takes direction from and is accountable to the President of the congregation and the Board of Trustees, reporting directly to the President.
Areas of responsibility
Administration and Operations:
Leads all ongoing synagogue operations, and provides support to the clergy and other professional staff, consistent with the synagogue’s priorities and vision. Leads and supervises administrative, office, building maintenance. Oversees all internal operating and software systems, including ShulCloud, and QuickBooks, Attends and reports as necessary at meetings of, and provides administrative support to, the Board of Trustees and synagogue committees. Manages building and facility issues, including overseeing security procedures and 3rd party security services. Manages contracts, including insurance policies, and vendor relationships. Maintains excellent relationships with bankers, insurance brokers, accountants and attorneys.
Finances and HumanResources:
Oversees all financial management and accounting, and ensures the implementation of and adherence to fiscal controls and procedures. Assists the Treasurer and Finance Committee with preparation of the annual budget. Oversees payments to vendors and approves invoices. Reviews monthly financial reports and provides analysis for the Treasurer, Board and appropriate committees. Reviews and approves payroll. Responsible for collections and for making financial arrangements for congregants. Hires, supervises, and evaluates administrative, accounting, and maintenance staff. Manages the coordination and administration of employee benefits. Update the Employee Handbook and relevant financial and human resources policies Leads weekly staff meetings to facilitate communication and implementation of all Temple events and services.
Serves as primary contact for congregants and prospective members. Works with the Engagement committee and other lay leadership to develop and implement a strategic plan for membership growth, retention and engagement. Responsible for congregant database (ShulCloud) management, maintaining accurate member records, and reporting to clergy, professional staff and lay leaders as needed. Ensure engagement component to major programs; leading engagement staff and working directly on programming as needed. Coordinates and manages the annual membership renewal process, all member communications.
Facilities and Grounds:
Responsible for all facility operations including grounds, building maintenance, usage and repair, and asset and document retention management controls and vendor management. Oversees security for the campus and all services, programs and events.
Program Management and Logistics:
Oversees and coordinates office resources, facility use, logistics, and scheduling of all religious services, programs and events, including member life-cycle and third-party events to be held at the synagogue. Maintains accurate calendar for all services, programs and events. Responsible for all logistics and administrative tasks for High Holy Days. Includes coordination of external vendors, staff assignments, member communications, and lay leadership involvement.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Masters in Business or related field and a minimum of five years in a management role and/or advanced management training is preferred. Some formal Jewish education is desirable.A working knowledge of Quickbooks and ShulCloud is highly preferred.
Salary: $100,000- 115,000 Commensurate with experience, plus benefits
Please send a cover letter and resume. The successful candidate will be required to submit references and submit to a background check before employment begins and document eligibility for employment in the United States no later than the first day of employment.
Send resume and cover letter to: [email protected]