Background: Congregation Adat Reyim, a “community of friends” in Hebrew, is an inclusive independent synagogue in Northern Virginia. Our thriving congregation of 250 households has a vibrant preschool and Religious School. The congregation has an immediate need for an experienced, hands-on Interim Executive Director, as our executive director of 7-plus years is taking a new position. We are a growing congregation with a well-received new rabbi who began in July after the retirement of our rabbi of 30 years. We are seeking to maintain continuity and stability of operations as we thoughtfully transition to a permanent Executive Director.
Position: Interim Executive Director (Interim ED)
Reports to: Co-Presidents of the Board of Directors
Schedule: The Interim ED will begin immediately for the anticipated 3-to-9-month engagement. Currently the work will be conducted remotely, however, there will be some onsite work in the coming months. All CDC safety guidelines will be followed for onsite work. Work schedule may include some nights and weekends.
Status: Temporary, full time employee
Scope of the Position: The Interim ED will keep the congregation on track until a Permanent ED is hired. The Interim ED will work closely with the Rabbi, Preschool Director, Religious School Director and volunteer Board members and support them to ensure their success. The Interim ED will work with the Board and staff to facilitate effective continuity of religious services and other programming, provide administrative support and oversight, and maintain congregational fiscal discipline. The Interim ED will share best practices with the Board and staff related to the ED role as the congregation searches for a permanent ED.
Under the direction of the Board of Directors, through its Co-Presidents, the Executive Director shall:
• Manage Daily Operations, work schedules, lead staff meetings, and coordinate use of building
• Supervise full-time office assistant, part-time bookkeeper, custodian, external contractors, and volunteer staff
• Oversee proper operation of the synagogue building, including the implementation and execution of safety and security protocols, and coordination with local and regional officials
• Manage remote religious services and other programming
• Engage with members, including onboarding new members and connecting with potential members
• Manage communication to members, including emails to the congregation, electronic newsletter and website
• Monitor annual budget and oversee day-to-day financial operations, including managing accounts receivable
• Facilitate and support fundraising initiatives
• Facilitate the work of the Board of Directors, its committees and programs/services administered
• Bachelor’s degree
• Seasoned nonprofit manager with a minimum of 5 years-experience in a synagogue or Jewish non-profit organization; Preferred experience managing an organization during a period of leadership transition
• Proven track record of working collaboratively with staff and volunteer leadership
• Expertise in managing nonprofit programs, strategy, human resources, finances, and systems/infrastructure
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• A collaborator with great interpersonal skills and a commitment to fostering a positive work environment
• Solid strategic, fiscal management, oversight, and budgeting skills
• Proficiency with technology systems including website content management, preferably ShulCloud; Customer Relationship Management; on-line meeting platforms, such as Zoom; and proficiency in MS Office