Executive Director @ The Kitchen SF

Executive Director

Now at ten years old, The Kitchen has grown from a series of ideas into a large community with a reputation and vision that has influenced like-minded communities throughout the US, as well as in Israel and France.* We host 350+ member households and include hundreds more Kitchen-ites (non-member participants) regularly. We get together multiple times a week for learning, praying, and service in locations across San Francisco. We maintain a key partnership with GLIDE Memorial Church, a prominent social justice center in the Tenderloin. We have always worked to provide experiences of Torah that are compelling and relevant in immersive, well designed experiences, and now want to bring that work more fully to a larger group of people.

Executive Director:
We are seeking a strategic, ambitious and entrepreneurial Executive Director who will be responsible for all operations including finance, communications and development. Our ideal candidate can effectively work with a wide variety of stakeholders, handling different pressures and priorities simultaneously, while partnering with and managing others to get the best out of those around them. We are looking for someone with a bias toward execution, but also comfortable with analysis and iteration -- always striving to bring our work to a higher level. While our ED does not need to have any religious practice per se, they need to have a great degree of respect and dedication for our mission and values.

Strategic Leadership & Management:
Provides thoughtful and visionary leadership to support and guide the organization’s mission
Works with the Founding Rabbi to create an actionable strategic plan; develops the critical path to execution
Actively engages and energizes The Kitchen’s Board members and funders
Supports and develops an active Board of Directors
Communicates effectively with the Board by providing members with all necessary information in a timely manner in order to make effective informed decisions
Works closely with Board of Directors and Founding Rabbi to support the work of the board

Oversees the execution of all Kitchen events, services and family education including sourcing locations; which will require significant presence on shabbat and holidays
Creates office systems; oversees data collection systems
Develops and approves human resource policies and procedures
Oversees the management of the Kitchen office
Supervises Operations Team and Community Lead, providing professional development and appropriate delegation
Oversees membership including recruiting and investment of current Kitchen members

Ensures sound fiscal management, systems, and accurate reporting structures are in place; Develops annual budget in conjunction with the Board and Finance Committee
Develops and approves budgets for all program areas, events
Oversees annual reviews
Responsible for supervising and managing outside accountants
Reviews monthly financial statements and work with finance committee to present financial reports to the Board

Works closely with the Board and Founding Rabbi to create appropriate fundraising strategies and goals, executes the associated activities
Identifies, oversees and writes grant reports and proposals
Plays a visible and active role in fundraising efforts
Provides research, coordination and input for donor solicitations
Develops and cultivates relationships with community members, potential donors and foundation officers
Participates in solicitations of donors when appropriate

Human Relations and Administration:
Retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and volunteers by providing career coaching, growth, and personal development for staff and community
Aligns and connects organizational components, navigating priorities and communicating with stakeholders
Administers Payroll via payroll company
Manages of TriNet Benefits and HR platform
Oversees diversity equity and inclusion mission and implementation
Consistently strives to infuse the values of The Kitchen in how we interact with others

Community Relations:
Develops community partnerships
Creates opportunities for The Kitchen in the community and beyond
Is a prominent face for The Kitchen in public gatherings and national conversations

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Please send your cover letter, resume and references to [email protected]

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: sick leave, medical, dental
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Masters
  • Job Posted: 2021-10-12
  • Times this job has been viewed: 170 times
  • Job is posted for: 45 days
  • Job Categories: Director, Executive Director
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
The Kitchen SF
San Francisco
San Francisco , California 94117


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