Beth El Congregation
Beth-El Congregation is a Reform Jewish Synagogue serving the Fort Worth and Metropolitan Tarrant County Texas for almost 120 years. At Beth-El Congregation, we strive to meet the spiritual, educational, social, and religious needs of our members through the teachings and practice of Reform Judaism. Our community supports the life events of our congregants and demonstrates diverse ways of caring and sharing.
The Executive Director of Beth El Congregation serves as the chief operating officer of a congregation of 400 families. This person reports to the President of the Board of Trustees and operates in accordance with principles and objectives set forth by the Board of Trustees and the Bylaws of the Temple. This person works collaboratively with the President, Board of Trustees, and clergy. The Executive Director is responsible for the day-to-day administration and operation of the Temple, and in many cases will be the front line of communication with the congregational membership.
The successful candidate will be a vibrant, forward thinking professional able to work with a diverse membership including multigenerational families, legacy members, and new members.
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a managerial position of a non-profit organization.
• Experience in budgetary development and management.
• Experience working with volunteers.
• Must have strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Development and fundraising experience are desirable.
• Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office applications, Word, Outlook, Excel, basic database and internet applications.
• Knowledge and understanding of Jewish ritual practice, customs and holidays, and familiarity with the requirements of a Reform Jewish congregation.
The Executive Director is responsible for assuring the performance of the following functions either personally or through support staff:
• The Executive Director serves the needs of the congregation and ensures that clergy, staff and lay leadership have the support to function effectively in meeting congregants' religious, pastoral, social and community needs.
• The Executive Director is responsible for effective and congregant-focused communications to ensure membership retention and encourage membership development.
• The Executive Director is responsible for the management and supervision of the Temple's budget and finances, administrative functions, personnel and facilities.
• The Executive Director serves as the chief administrator to implement Temple policies, procedures and decisions of the clergy, Temple officers, Board of Trustees, and committees.
• Maintain complete and accurate financial records in accordance with proper accounting standards and financial principles
• Manage Temple financial resources, including deposits, disbursements and monthly reconciliations in accordance with the approved budget.
• Assist the Temple Treasurer and Finance Committee in preparing the annual budget for Board approval
• Work with the Treasurer to prepare monthly reports to the Board of Trustees.
• Supervise all accounts receivable and accounts payable
• Approve all expenditures and pay vendors in a timely manner
• Serve as central purchasing agent and conduct annual vendor bids where appropriate
• Prepare all billing and financial commitments of congregants, including delinquent payments of dues and fees or dues relief, according to the policies of the Board.
• Act as the conduit to congregants with respect to financial matters, such as dues, cemetery, etc.
• Work with lay leadership to assist with development activities and other revenue generating programs.
• Create and/or implement administrative policies procedures for routine Temple business and emergency situations. Enforce and publish such policies and procedures in an employee manual and a lay-leader or volunteer manual.
• Responsible for all information and technology systems required to support temple functions including document management, financial spreadsheets, website, Temple presentations, social media and others
• Maintain the Temple calendar.
• Oversee the maintenance and usage of the facility, ensuring that all activities remain within the stated mission and purpose of the congregation (any variation must be reviewed and approved by the Board of Trustees).
• Maintain accurate and secure Temple records including contracts and permits, the Temple Bylaws, meeting minutes and historical materials.
• Maintain accurate and confidential files on all congregants including family demographics, yahrzeits, anniversaries, births and deaths.
• Attend meetings of the Executive Committee, the Board of Trustees, and committee meetings as necessary
• Assist congregants in the preparation of special events and attend to ensure their smooth operation
• Attend and supervise all administrative aspects of High Holy Day Services
• Schedule and conduct all Staff meetings
• The Executive Director oversees a staff of paid personnel that currently includes the education director, the music director, administrative and custodial staff. Will also oversee congregational volunteers who assist with temple operations.
• Address all daily communication that arrives at the Temple.
• Handle all inquiries.
• Work with Committee Chairs in order to have knowledge of their activities and to assist with any necessary action or publicity as needed.
• Always maintain a professional level of communication when working with congregants.
• Welcome and speak with potential congregants.
• Respond to and follow-up on all inquiries from prospective new members.
• Assist with the membership applications and communicate with the membership committee to help welcome new members to the congregation.
• Arrange for private meetings for interested families with the Rabbi.
• Coordinate with clergy and educational team to support retention of Temple members.
• Communicate with clergy, staff and membership committee with regard to members' personal or institutional concerns and life-cycle events.
• Prepare regular membership reports.
• Work with the Temple Treasurer to address delinquent members and those requiring financial assistance.
• Conduct and document exit interviews.
Building and Grounds, Property and Equipment
• Maintain building and grounds, property and equipment in proper working order, attractive appearance, cleanliness and safety.
• Recommend to the Board, when necessary, to make modifications and repairs.
• Ensure Temple is secure and protected.
• Supervise care and security of religious articles.
• Provide administrative and logistic support necessary for all holiday and festival services.
Application Process: In order to receive full consideration, applications MUST INCLUDE the following:
• Cover Letter indicating how you meet the above qualifications.
• Resume, including training and professional experience
• Names and contact information of 3 professional references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Base Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with training and experience
Interested parties please send application material via email, or USPS/Fed Ex, or personal delivery to:
Dr. Russ A. Schultz, President
Beth El Congregation
4900 Briarhaven Rd.