Executive Director @ Tifereth Israel Synagogue

Executive Director

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.

Position Overview/Responsibilities
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:

  • 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.

Education and Experience:
  • 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.

Skills and Knowledge:
  • 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.

Application Instructions

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

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-05-11
  • Times this job has been viewed: 411 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Executive Director
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Tifereth Israel Synagogue
6660 Cowles Mountain Blvd.
San Diego , California 92119


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