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Executive Director Position

Executive Director – Temple Israel Sharon 

Make a difference! TI Sharon has an exciting career opportunity at their established and evolving shul.  

Temple Israel (TI) is a 500+ member Conservative Jewish congregation located in Sharon, Massachusetts. We are looking for an Executive Director who will serve as the “Chief Operating Officer” of the temple. This professional manages the economic, physical and human resource functions of the synagogue consistent with the vision established by the Temple Israel Board of Trustees.  We are a welcoming community, open to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. TI promotes positive Jewish experiences in an inclusive environment. Through education, worship and community, we create opportunities for partners to engage, experience and explore their personal Jewish identity and nourish their Jewish life.  

The Executive Director manages a staff of employees involved in many functions in the organization including congregational relations, communication, technology, financial management, fundraising, facilities / property management, and human resources.  The Senior Rabbi supervises all clergy and other non-administrative professional staff. The Director of Education supervises teachers in our religious school and the Director of Early Childhood Education supervises the teachers in our Hertz Nursery School.  Both the Senior Rabbi and Executive Director report directly to the Temple Israel Board of Trustees. 

On a more strategic level, the Executive Director supports and partners with the Senior Rabbi and our other clergy and senior staff, in collaboration with relevant committees of the Board, to design and deliver programming to the community.  Being an important face of the congregation to its members, it is important that the Executive Director builds relationships with its membership which will help create the culture of warmth that we strive for in our synagogue.  In concert with the Senior Rabbi, other clergy and Board, the Executive Director has a significant role to play in the ongoing spiritual and financial health of Temple Israel and the 500+ families that it serves. 

We are looking for candidates who is personable, caring, team-oriented, and driven to continuously improve. As a member of our senior staff, you must be team-oriented to work in partnership with both professionals and laity, fluidly traversing between groups. The Executive Director will need to be proficient with data-driven decisions, financial reports, and web-based communications. 

The ideal candidate is a skilled and organized manager to move from dialog to decision-making and a skilled supervisor and motivator who can effectively manage the complex operations of the Congregation.  Qualified candidates are expected to have. 

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred. 
  • 5+ years proven effective management experience in a non-profit or corporate setting. 
  • Demonstrated management and employee relations skills. 
  • Will be expected to work effectively both independently and as a team member. 
  • Understanding of Conservative Jewish values, rituals, customs and holiday practices. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills to relate effectively with clergy, staff, lay leadership, volunteers, and members of the congregation. 
  • Enthusiastic, organized, highly motivated, responsible, courteous, flexible and creative.  
  • Demonstrated expertise in financial management, budgeting, recordkeeping, payroll administration and preparation of annual budgets and ongoing reports. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong computer skills with experience in Word, Excel, website and database management, and social media platforms. Knowledge of ShulCloud and social media tools is a plus. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Congregational Relations 
  1. Serve as initial contact with potential members, providing necessary information regarding worship, education and committee opportunities, in addition to commitments information and connecting them to other professionals or lay volunteers. 
  2. Troubleshoot issues and serve as point of contact for member concerns. 
  3. Build strong relationships with members and the various temple arms (Hazak, Brotherhood, etc.) 
  4. Determine commitment (dues) amount, other special and unique needs and follow-up with the potential member. 
  • Administration and Communications 
  1. Supervise the day-to-day operations of the temple including administration, communications, and technology. 
  2. Promote a positive image of the synagogue at all times, internally and externally, representing our vision, serving as a liaison with the Jewish and non-Jewish community. 
  3. Supervise the management and maintenance of all temple communications. 
  4. Manage office operations to maintain membership information in ShulCloud making sure the data is accurate and up to date. Provide reports to clergy, lay leadership, and Trustees as needed. 
  • Financial Management 
  1. Approve all expenditures prior to commitment. 
  2. Oversee work of the accounting department. 
  3. Implement commitments policies and assessments. 
  4. Provide timely and accurate reports for review by the Financial Committee and Board. 
  5. Work with VP of Finance and Asst. Treasurer to establish budgets. 
  • Development and Fundraising 
  1. Identify, and enhance, new and existing opportunities for giving including Endowment, planned giving, and execution of the Annual Campaign/High Holiday appeals. 
  2. Facilitate and implement with the VP of Finance, lay leadership and relevant staff as required all fundraising activities. 
  3. Manage donor relations. Maintain the highest level of contact with key congregants. 
  4. Serve on the Development Committee, supporting its needs and activities. 
  • Facilities and Property Management 
  1. Ensure the healthy, safe and clean operation of all facilities through the establishment and review of all health, safety and security procedures. 
  2. Guide and support maintenance personnel on matters pertaining to the organization, cleanliness, repair, maintenance and safety of buildings and grounds. Supervise maintenance staff in order to ensure facilities operate optimally. 
  3. Ensure that properties adhere to all local, county, state and federal codes and regulations. 
  4. Ensure the availability of the building for temple functions and external rental requests. Supervise maintenance and receptionist personnel to achieve this. 
  5. Ensure all contracts for events are completed and executed through the supervision of staff. 
  6. Participate in negotiations and sign all agreements for premises leases, contracts and commitments. 
  • Leadership and Governance 
  1. Attendance at Board meetings, Executive Committee meetings and relevant Committees. 
  2. Interface with Board of Trustees and committees for information, resources, support and implementation of policies and practices. 
  3. Prepare or review all aspects of the Annual and Congregational Meetings. 
  • Human Resources Management 

  1. Direct all hiring of administrative and maintenance staff. 
  2. Provide advice and support, as requested, for search committees for clergy and other major hires. 
     

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters to the Executive Director Search Committee at TISharon.careers@gmail.com

Wed, April 14 2021 2 Iyyar 5781