Tifereth Israel Synagogue (TIS) is a warm and welcoming 300+ family Conservative congregation in San Diego, California, with a dynamic Rabbi, a thriving preschool, innovative programming, and a strong Torah school. Founded in 1905 and just a few miles from San Diego State University and 15 minutes away from downtown San Diego, TIS has a daily morning minyan and has become the center of Jewish life in the eastern part of San Diego. TIS also hosts the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra, a San Diego County-operated senior exercise program, and a City of San Diego neighborhood planning group.
The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors’ Administrative Vice President and Rabbi and manages TIS’ administration, finances, personnel, payroll and fundraising. The Executive Director will be a key person in our transition out of COVID-19 restrictions to more normal operations. Other job duties include but are not limited to:
Education and Experience:
- Prepare annual budgets and oversee all grant applications;
- Prepare bi-monthly payroll;
- Actively participate in membership development and retention;
- Initiate fundraising and development opportunities;
- Work closely with senior staff, including the Rabbi; program director; preschool director; youth & education director; and auxiliary organizations (e.g., Men’s Club & Sisterhood);
- Attend Board of Directors and congregational meetings;
- Supervise and work closely with front office and maintenance staff;
- Regularly coordinate and communicate with the Board of Directors;
- Oversee the maintenance of TIS property, which includes hiring and supervising contractors;
- Assist with ongoing security efforts;
- Ensure compliance with HR and other day-to-day regulatory obligations;
- Attend major events and major services and regularly engage with congregants; and
- Be an active representative of TIS in the greater San Diego Jewish and local communities.
Skills and Knowledge:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
- Three to five years of progressively responsible nonprofit administrative experience; and
- Jewish communal service experience; knowledge of Jewish rituals and holidays.
- Strong organizational skills;
- Effective communication skills;
- Budgeting and program management;
- Proficiency in Word, Excel, bookkeeping, and database and accounting software;
- Ability to work as a team leader and team player;
- Experience in human resources;
- Knowledge of and experience in marketing; and
- Decision-making par excellence
Generous compensation package includes competitive salary commensurate with experience & qualifications ($70,000 or more depending on experience/qualifications); cost-free preschool and Torah school; four weeks of paid vacation; and medical insurance.