Executive Director @ Temple Israel of Wilkes Barre

Executive Director

Temple Israel, Wilkes Barre, PA, an egalitarian Conservative Jewish congregation , located in the scenic mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania has an opening for an Executive Director

The Synagogue Executive Director serves as the primary contact for current and prospective members; supports the needs of synagogue members and committees; and engages clergy, staff or committees as needed. Major areas of responsibility are:
• Strategic Planning and Vision Fulfillment
• Congregant Engagement including program creator & project manager
• Finance: Responsible for day-to-day financial operations, managing the finances within the approved budget and supporting the Finance Committee
• Managing the use of Membership Management (member database) and QuickBooks (financial records)
• Administration, Operations and Facilities
• Oversee maintenance, security and technology
• Manage synagogue calendar, use of the facility and logistical support for programs
• Provide administrative support to the clergy
• Volunteer Oversight
• Obtain vendor contracts, proposals, and quotes as requested and manage vendor projects in conjunction with synagogue leadership
• Hire, train and manage office and maintenance staff, with support and direction from the Vice President of Administration (board position)
• Have proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
• Marketing (strategy, print & electronic, PR) and Communications
• Oversee and coordinate synagogue written and electronic communications and marketing materials (bulletins, flyers, publications)
• Coordinate social media strategy
• Maintain synagogue website (content supplied by others)

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, creative, highly organized, and resourceful. Additionally, the candidate has strong interpersonal skills with a positive outlook. Knowledge of Jewish lifecycle events & Conservative Judaism are required. Prior management experience in a Jewish organization is preferred. A college degree and a minimum of five years’ experience are preferred.

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Unspecified
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-01-17
  • Times this job has been viewed: 330 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Executive Director
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Temple Israel of Wilkes Barre
239 South River St.
Wilkes-Barre , Pennsylvania 18702


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