Bnai Shalom of Olney is seeking an entrepreneurial Executive Director to partner with our Clergy, School Directors, and lay leaders to help steer the strategic vision of BSO and support our aspirations to deeply connect people to Judaism and each other through meaningful engagement opportunities. We are a multi-generational Kehilla that strives to make Judaism accessible, inclusive, and relevant; balancing the pursuit of tradition with out of the box innovation to instill a love of lifelong learning, Tikkun Olam and enhanced Jewish values.
The Executive Director is responsible for the management of all synagogue operations, and the customer service needs of our congregation. In collaboration with our lay leaders, other responsibilities include facilities management, financial oversight, and the effective administration of the policies and procedures established by the Board of Officers and Trustees. The Executive Director supports the clergy and provides direct supervision for non-clergy administrative staff. The Executive Director also serves as a welcoming presence to current and prospective members and the community at large.
Supervises the day-to-day management of the synagogue’s administrative affairs, physical security, facility operations and membership needs.
Works with the Facilities House Committee to ensure smooth operation and appearance of building, grounds, property, equipment and daily programming setups
Works with Administrative Staff, Religious School, Early Childhood School and Clergy for administrative and logistical support for all Shabbat/life cycle/High Holy Day services and synagogue activities
Leads weekly senior staff meetings, proactively building a cohesive team and collaborating with all departments to promote cross training and teaming.
Maintains a professional presence while serving as an ambassador and advocate for the synagogue, educating congregants and team members on synagogue offerings and capabilities
Manages the successful marketing of all programming at BSO and Coordinates the office staff to produce clear and accurate communications and marketing materials
Works with Executive Committee in the support of membership recruitment; assist in strategic planning for growth and membership retention
Maintains accurate membership records using synagogue management software to also include membership data, newsletters, minutes, and historical and archival records
Coordinates all Congregational religious and social activity programs while fostering a warm and caring environment for congregants, lay leaders, volunteers, staff, potential members and visitors.
Oversees the maintenance of an accurate, reliable and up to date master calendar of all synagogue programs and events
Works with the Treasurer, Financial Secretaries, Bookkeeper and Accounting Vendor on the management and oversight of all business financial operation including AR, AP and contract management.
Responsible for the monitoring and collection of dues, fees and tuition; makes recommendations for improved collections in conjunction with Financial Secretaries and Bookkeeper.
Ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed to attend synagogue meetings, some events and some religious services
A successful candidate will be able to:
Work collaboratively with members of the congregation, volunteers and staff
Demonstrate computer literacy and competence with website maintenance, social media, Microsoft Office and Shulcloud.
Cultivate and develop a high performing team
Show understanding and familiarity of Conservative Jewish religious practice, values and tradition and the ability to work effectively across the broad spectrum of Jewish affiliations
Demonstrate excellent communication skills through written, oral, and electronic means
Possess strong leadership skills with the ability to be visionary, creative, and flexible
Demonstrate strong organizational and multitask skills
Maintain discretion, confidentiality and professionalism at all times
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience preferred.