Executive Director @ Congregation Or Torah

Executive Director

Congregation Or Torah seeks an Executive Director who will be responsible for the management and supervision of our synagogue's day-to-day operations, as well as planning, budgeting and fundraising. We are searching for an experienced, skilled, intelligent, innovative and enthusiastic organizational manager. S/he will manage the business of the synagogue, and work with our Board of Directors, Rabbi, and congregants to continue to build a dynamic, growing congregation. The Executive Director will participate in the strategic planning and development of our synagogue, and play a critical role in ensuring our prosperity for generations to come. Applicants must be familiar with Jewish customs and lifecycle events. Participation in all activities of the synagogue is essential. Good people skills and the ability to communicate sensitively and appropriately with congregants and the community are required. Supervisory and financial management experience of 5 years preferred. Applicants must be computer proficient in Word, Excel, and Quickbooks, and knowledgeable in website management and social media. Experience with nonprofit fundraising software is a plus.

Position Duties
1. Development: Fundraising Events, Long Range Planning, Capital/Endowment Campaigns, Fund Development, Special Needs Appeals

2. Management of Administrative Team
a. Serving as a Resource for the Board of Directors and its Committees: Board Leadership Training, Agenda preparation, Liaison to all Auxiliary Organizations, Program Ideas/Techniques, Financial Reports/Analysis, Representative to Board/Committees
b Fiscal Management Oversight: Accounts Payable/Receivable, Financial Reports, Budgeting, Purchasing/Contracting, Special Arrangements, Investments (w/appropriate lay committee), Insurance
c. Facilities Management: Building Usage Scheduling, Space Allocation/Preparation,
Building Maintenance/Repair, Personnel Management, Security
d. Prioritizing, Maintaining, Implementing Synagogue Calendar: Bar/Bat Mitzvah Dates, Synagogue Events/Holiday Programming, School/Youth Programming, Weddings, Receptions, Meetings, Community Usage
e.On-Site Implementation of Board Policy: Computer Management (Hardware/Software, Membership Database, Personnel Management-Support Staff, Mailings/Newsletters, Liaison to Volunteers

3.Membership: Recruitment/Retention, Liaison (to Volunteers, Membership, New Members, General Membership, Officers and Board of Trustees, Committees)

4.Coordination with Rabbis and Board Committees Staff: Special Projects/Events, Holiday Programming, Regular Synagogue Activities, Assisting Families with Life Cycle Events

5. Synagogue Food Service Coordination: Oneg Shabbat / Kiddush, Receptions / Celebrations, Caterer Coordination (In-House or Panel), Kashrut Supervision

6. Public Relations: Dissemination of Congregational News (Bulletin, Flyers, News Releases/Advertisements, Website, E-mail and/or Other electronic distribution), Community Outreach to Jewish/Non-Jewish Community Groups, Maintain Synagogue Archives

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
To apply for the position, please email your cover letter and resume to
[email protected]


Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, Paid Holidays
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-09-13
  • Times this job has been viewed: 430 times
  • Job is posted for: 30 days
  • Job Categories: Executive Director
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Congregation Or Torah
3800 Dempster Street
Skokie , Illinois 60076
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