Executive Director @ Congregation Agudath Israel

Executive Director

Congregation Agudath Israel in Caldwell, New Jersey is seeking a dynamic professional to lead the institution as its Executive Director during an exciting time in its 100 year history. As our thriving 825+ family center for Jewish communal life celebrates the promotion of Rabbi Ari Lucas from Associate to Senior Rabbi, we seek to build on past success and begin to envision and develop a plan for the future.

We are looking for a high functioning, multi-skilled leader who is driven to make a positive impact on our vibrant community. An innovator with the ability to work across the organization strategically to recognize opportunities, impact improvement and enhance teamwork. This unique professional leadership opportunity requires character, insight, and a drive to continuously ensure the best for the congregation.

The ideal Executive Director candidate is:

A relationship builder with team management and supervision skills
Committed to working in deep collaboration with the Senior Rabbi to design and realize the vision of the synagogue
An effective partner with lay leaders, particularly the executive committee and board of trustees, to ensure fiscal responsibility and long-term development opportunities
Able to lead operations including facility management, finance and accounting, fundraising, marketing, budget management, programming, communications, talent and development
Tech and social media savvy with strong communication skills
Able to encourage engagement throughout the community and build a customer service culture to ensure congregants have easy access to caring and knowledgeable resources
Flexible and willing to be a hands on team player
Committed to the mission of sustaining Jewish community

The ideal Executive Director candidate has:

A minimum of 5+ years relevant work experience
Familiarity with community-based and/or membership organizations
Proven managerial and business operations experience
Knowledge of organization functions including finance, accounting, communications, personnel, facilities, and security

Salary commensurate with experience
Applications will be kept in strict confidence

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Please submit resume and cover letter
[email protected]


Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, leave early for Shabbat
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-03-07
  • Times this job has been viewed: 437 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Chief Operating Officer, Executive Director
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Congregation Agudath Israel
20 Academy Road
Caldwell , New Jersey 07006
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