Executive Director @ Jewish Academy of Orlando

Executive Director

Executive Director Responsibilities

Executive Leadership
• Supervision and responsibility for school administrative operations
• Work hand-in-hand with Principal on all aspects of student enrollment management
• Responsible for coordinating all meetings of the JAO Board of Directors and subcommittees and related notices and communications
• Implement Board decisions, report issues, and oversee strategic planning

• Identify and determine strategic priorities, areas for improvement, and opportunities for institutional growth
• Maintain and assure school accreditation and compliance with federal, regional and state regulations and standards
• Recruit, hire, mentor, retain and evaluate faculty and staff
• Define and evaluate personnel needs for teaching and non-teaching positions
• Responsibility for coordinating and overseeing school’s technology systems
• Be knowledgeable of best practices in educational administration and school management
• Communicate all appropriate information with the Board, faculty, and staff as appropriate

Development and Fundraising
• Prepare and implement short and long-term development and fundraising strategies
• Execute development and fundraising activities, including the direct cultivation and stewardship of donors and the solicitation of minor and major gifts

Financial and Operations Management
• Responsibility for all school financial operations
• Supervision of accounting, auditing, and IRS reporting
• Prepare the school’s budget and lead Board budget approval process
• Execute the Board-approved budget and maintain the stable financial operation of the school
• Provide analysis and projections for any Board-level decisions and/or strategic planning that may have financial impacts on the school

Public and Community Relations
• Maintain meaningful connections with the school’s community such as teachers, staff, administrators, parents, board members, students, donors, alumni, and alumni parents
• Create relationships with the professionals, lay leaders and clergy of local community organizations, synagogues, and feeder schools.
• Articulate the school's mission and values

Executive Director Qualifications
The ideal candidate should have the following attributes:
• Ability to represent the school’s core values and carry forward the JAO mission
• Respect for the school’s diversity of Jewish practices, affiliations, and cultural aspects
• Ability to maintain the school’s high student academic standards while providing a warm and nurturing environment
• High level of professionalism
• Strong understanding of financial operations, planning and oversight
• Experience, comfort, and proven success in financial budgeting, marketing, and fundraising
• Proven record of successful leadership, preferably in a Jewish day school or other educational setting
• Strong leadership and organizational management skills
• Ability to prioritize and delegate tasks and projects as well and to manage across all aspects of administration, faculty, and staff
• Excellent interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills
• Understanding and knowledge of Judaism and ability to serve as a Jewish role model
• Ability to create and maintain relationships inside and outside of our school’s community
• Understanding for the need and importance of fundraising and outreach to potential donors
• Academic background in administration and teaching preferred

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
If you are interested in this position, please send your resume to [email protected] by March 1, 2021.
[email protected]


Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Unspecified
  • Preferred Degree: N/A
  • Job Posted: 2021-02-21
  • Times this job has been viewed: 258 times
  • Job is posted for: 30 days
  • Job Categories: Director, Executive Director
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools
Job Location
Jewish Academy of Orlando
851 N. Maitland Avenue
Maitland , Florida 32751
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