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Congregation M’kor Shalom of Cherry Hill, NJ (outside of Philadelphia, PA) is here to make a difference in the lives of our congregants and the world, to experience Judaism both in community and personally, to foster sacred relationships with each other and our clergy, and to create cherished memories we call “M’kor Moments”. We are here to provide an inclusive, warm, caring, and supportive Jewish home for all. Welcome to our family of families; welcome home!
We seek a skilled Interim Executive Director to work in partnership with our outstanding clergy, talented professional team and dedicated lay leadership while we develop the strategic initiatives necessary to successfully transition and meet the future needs of our 375-family congregation.
The Executive Director of Congregation M’kor Shalom is the senior administrative professional of a multi-generational congregation that includes an Early Childhood Center, Religious School, and a wide array of educational, cultural and religious programs. The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management and day-to-day operations of the synagogue, overseeing and supervising the administrative support for clergy and congregation, membership, finance, facilities and communications, in furtherance of our mission. The Executive Director represents the synagogue to the general public and is responsible for setting a friendly, warm and welcoming tone for all synagogue communications within and outside the M’kor Shalom community.
A strong and organized leader, the Executive Director's direct areas of responsibility include:
- Congregant Support: Overseeing a friendly business office where the questions and concerns of congregants and others are addressed positively, professionally and promptly. Supporting lay leadership in program development and implementation.
- Membership and Retention: Working closely with the Membership Committee to develop and implement strategies for attracting and processing new members, marketing programs and services internally to our members and increasing member participation and retention.
- Staff Management: Providing leadership and direction for the office team to ensure a positive employee experience and to produce quality results. Working in collaboration with other professional staff to ensure that their administrative and program needs are met.
- Financial Management: Overseeing all financial activities including annual budgeting, monthly financial reporting, receivables, payments, vendor relationships and fund-raising.
- Technology Management: Overseeing the IT systems, including the computer network, data management, and phone systems. Maximizing staff productivity through the effective use of technology.
- Schedule Management: Implementing an annual calendar process, managing changes and ensuring a balanced programming calendar. Establishing, maintaining and supervising operational procedures for all communal and public events, particularly High Holidays, Shabbat services and programs, B’nai Mitzvah and life cycle events.
- Facilities Management: Managing building maintenance, upkeep, security and room set-up. Creating and implementing a sustainable plan for maximizing income from building rentals. Maintaining a clean, attractive and welcoming environment.
- Communication and Public Relations: Overseeing implementation of the congregation's marketing and communication plan, including the quarterly newsletter, website updates, email, social media, print advertising and congregational letters. Establishing and maintaining relationships with other Executive Directors and being active in the local Jewish community.
Ideal Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have knowledge of and experience in congregant service, finance and operations management, staff management, human resources, work plan development and implementation and risk management. Specific qualifications include:
- Experience managing a staff of at least three, including staff leadership, supervision and evaluation.
- Understanding interpersonal dynamics and the ability to relate to, serve the needs of and effectively connect with a diverse staff, lay leadership, Board of Trustees and congregants.
- Financial management and oversight of financial activities, financial reporting and fund-raising.
- Previous management of facilities and success managing multiple outside vendors.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office, Chaverware, Chaverweb and Quickbooks database software; social media experience a plus.
- NATA (National Association of Temple Administrators) affiliation expected upon hiring
- Bachelor’s degree