The Joan and Alan Bernikow Jewish Community Center of Staten Island (JCC) seeks a passionate and imaginative CEO to provide strategic and visionary leadership. The CEO will possess strong fundraising, management, and community building skills, and will lead the $29M organization comprised of multiple revenue streams with over 200 full-time and 300 part-time professionals in the Metropolitan New York City Borough of Staten Island.
The new CEO will engage key stakeholders and constituencies and provide strategic and operational responsibility for achieving the JCCs mission:
The Joan and Alan Bernikow Jewish Community Center of Staten Island is dedicated to the enhancement of the quality of life on Staten Island by providing for the social, cultural, educational, recreational, health and wellness and social service needs of the community. The Bernikow Jewish Community Center provides a common meeting place and extends these services as a resource for the entire Jewish and general community of Staten Island. The JCC promotes the physical and mental well-being of the community and offers a rich array of stimulating and innovative social, cultural, educational, and recreational programs and services as well as essential social services in the areas of; literacy, food insecurity, counseling, case management and an array of services to populations with disabilities.
The JCC is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for Staten Island's diverse Jewish community and the greater general community.
The new CEO will possess aptitude in the following areas:
Strategic and Visionary Leadership
• Provide strategic and visionary leadership and innovative strategies that put Jewish values at the core of a vibrant, diverse Bernikow JCC .
• Develop, maintain, and support a strong, diverse, and inclusive Board of Directors and cultivate an effective and transparent working relationship with the Board.
• Build strong and lasting relationships between the Bernikow JCC, other Jewish and broader community organizations, donors, members, elected officials, government agencies, and other important stakeholders.
Financial Resource Development
• Serve as the chief fundraiser for the Bernikow JCC, working closely with the Board of Directors and the Fundraising and Grant Development teams to cultivate, steward and support relationships with major donors and key funders, local, national, and corporate foundations and UJA-Federation of New York.
• Nurture the Bernikow JCCs long track record and continue to seek funding opportunities through city, state, and federal grants.
• Oversight of all financial matters including annual and long-term budgeting, ongoing financial performance and financial strategy.
• Understand how to acquire and organize data and apply metrics to provide accountability and drive results.
• Develop in partnership with the Finance Committee and Board a realistic budget.
• Supervise and work with the CFO to establish fiscally responsible short and long-range goals.
• Use financial statements to guide and oversee agency performance and financial sustainability.
• Dynamic and inspirational leader capable of engaging key stakeholders and audiences of varying sizes and interests .
• Proven ability to build strong and lasting partnerships with Jewish, corporate, government and other organizations.
• Proven track record of fundraising success, including knowledge of and participation in: individual donor development, planned giving, grant procurement; capital campaigns; corporate sponsorship and special events.
• Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach and manage staff in multiple locations and develop high-performance teams and set and achieve strategic objectives.
• Strong analytical skills and ability to work with financial data to make key decisions.
• Ability to develop and drive both short- and long-term strategy for the organization.
• Comfort in serving as the public face of the organization; can be relied upon to deliver messages with tact, diplomacy and appropriate messaging.
• Appreciation and real commitment to diversity; works easily with a broad range of people across all aspects of diversity.
• Past success working with a Board of Directors, committees and volunteers with the ability to cultivate existing relationships and develop new ones.
• Strong familiarity with and affection for Jewish culture and practices.
• Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
• Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with 7-10 years of experience in Jewish communal or nonprofit field; proven success in senior management and leadership roles.
• Proven record of community engagement.
Competitive salary and compensation package provided. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the JCC never has and never will discriminate against any job candidate or employee due to age, race, religion, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, membership in an employee organization, medical condition, family history, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status or pregnancy or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. The JCC prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind in the workplace.
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