Chief Operating Officer

Moishe House | Encinitas, CA, United States

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Posted Date 1/17/2024

Who We Are:

Moishe (pronounced moy-shuh) House is what being Jewish in your 20s is all about. Launched in 2006 when four friends began hosting Shabbat dinners in their home, Moishe House provides a space for over 70,000 young adults around the world to create meaningful, welcoming Jewish communities for themselves and their peers each year. To date, there are more than 150 communities in over 40 countries, and we’re still growing!

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and serving as a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) as well as the Strategic Planning Team, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) oversees all operational, administrative, and development functions, while playing a critical role in defining and implementing Moishe House's broader strategy. The COO will have direct oversight of the finance, human resources, development, operations/IT, and marketing teams. This is a unique opportunity to join a fast-paced, entrepreneurial leadership team and organization that is truly leading the movement of peer-led Jewish young adult engagement.


Executive Leadership

  • Serve on Senior Management Team, partnering with CEO and Board to help drive the organization's vision, strategy, and cultural development. 
  • Build and foster a collaborative, success-oriented, and innovative culture that attracts, develops, and retains best in class talent and is centered in Moishe House’s values (Moishe Mindset).
  • Provide timely reporting and analysis on the operations of Moishe House to CEO and Board along with relevant donors and partners.
  • Communicate strategic plan, priorities and financial health and sustainability to the global team, ensuring clear roles and responsibilities.
  • Represent Moishe House in strategic convenings, committees, and panels as needed.

Team Management

  • Lead, manage, and develop a high-performing and diverse team working across all operating functions including; Development, Finance, Marketing, HR, Programs, and IT. 
  • Coach functional leads, with a focus on both professional development and ensuring success in meeting goals. 


  • Be a key leader in the development and implementation of the organizational strategic plan.
  • Partner with the HR Team to ensure strong recruitment, retention and employee experience.
  • Ensure strong risk management throughout the organization.
  • Partner with VP, Finance to ensure financial strength and viability through sound fiscal management and a clean annual audit, and present critical financial matters to all relevant key stakeholders on an ongoing and timely basis. 
  • Work with the operational team to have IT and backend systems that best support the growth of Moishe House.


  • Partner with the CEO, VPs of Development, and Chief Program Officer to create and nurture relationships and programs with foundations, individual donors and strategic partners, while improving the overall donor and/or partner experience.

About You: 

  • You care about and are invested in inspiring and supporting young adult Jewish communities throughout the world.
  • You’re a leader with at least 12 years’ full-time experience in operations oversight and management, along with at least 3 years’ direct experience as a nonprofit (preferably global) organization’s Executive Director, CEO, COO or other Senior Executive Position.
  • You bring a minimum of 5 years’ full-time experience in directly supervising and developing full-time employees, performance management, coaching, and leading complex teams with multiple levels.
  • You have proven experience in leadership directly with Boards and Committees.
  • You’re an experienced executive who takes initiative, collaborates, innovates, inspires, and leads and grows a team.
  • You embrace and effectively demonstrate the Moishe Mindset: Be the Difference, Connect & Listen, Invest Wisely, Embrace the Unknown, Own It!, Value People, and Work Well, Live Well, and Have Fun.
  • You also bring:
    • Experience managing and developing a multi-level team of 20+ individuals.
    • Experience in managing and supporting teams in Finance, Human Resources, Development, Marketing and IT.
    • Strong vision and passion for our mission and the ability to communicate it to others.
    • An understanding of Judaism and the Jewish community, and a thirst for learning.
    • The ability to navigate a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, along with a collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality.
    • Strong relationship-building experience, with the ability to find common ground, build consensus, and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders.
    • Desire and willingness to travel domestically and internationally.
    • Eligibility to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.

The Fine Print:

The Chief Operating Officer reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and is based in a U.S. Moishe House Hub Office in Encinitas, CA; Charlotte, NC; Chicago; NYC; of Washington, DC. Preference will be given to candidates who already reside in a city where a Hub Office is located. This full-time, exempt position is year-round, requires regular weekday office hours, occasional weekends or evenings, and travel to complete job requirements.

Our team works a hybrid schedule in one of our U.S. Hub Offices, where employees can choose to work remotely 2 days per week and collaborate in-person with coworkers the rest of the week.

Moishe House requires “full vaccination” for all staff to travel, work in offices, and participate in any Moishe House group gatherings. We use the CDC’s definition of “full vaccination” as the standard, with variations based on country as needed.

How Moishe House Takes Care of You:

  • Healthcare: Health, vision, dental, and mental health benefits ($0 employee contribution option available)
  • Time off: 15 days paid time off (PTO) (used as needed for personal, vacation, and sick days) per year that increases with continued employment (additional benefits for former Hillel and BBYO employees through the Talent Alliance) PLUS office closures and up to 7 floating holidays for Jewish and US holidays
  • 401(k): up to 3% matching after one year of employment
  • Flexible Spending Account options
  • Quarterly paid day of service to give back to your community
  • Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates and a dedicated supervisor
  • Hybrid structure with 3 days in-office and 2 work-from-home, with schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
  • Opportunity to work in one of our Moishe House Hub offices!

How Moishe House Pays You:

Moishe House’s starting salary ranges are based on education, experience, location, and skillset required for each role.

  • The starting salary range for this full-time exempt position is:
    • $225,000 annually, plus opportunity for an annual bonus
  • Annual merit-based salary increase

How Moishe House Invests in You:

  • $1,500 USD annual professional development fund
  • Jewish Learning Collaborative: One-on-one Jewish learning with an approved educator of your choice
  • In-house professional learning opportunities

Many voices are needed at Moishe House (please see our identity statements for more detail). Every new member of the Moishe House team is an opportunity for us to introduce fresh perspectives, talent, and skills into our workforce and our communities. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and life experiences to join our team located in the United States, South America, Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Our vision, in part, is for a fair and equitable workplace, where diversity is celebrated and can truly flourish.

Moishe House is a dynamic organization that recognizes and supports individuals from a broad range of experiences and backgrounds.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation.

Salary225,000.00 - 225,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Chief Operating Officer
Organization Type
Moishe House
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