Executive Director @ Congregation B'nai Tikvah

Executive Director

At Congregation B’nai Tikvah, we believe that a kind and vibrant Jewish community deepens and restores our sense of purpose and connection to the world and to each other. CBT is a thriving and growing community that is dedicated to music-infused prayer, learning, embracing diversity, personal relationships and a commitment to social justice. The Executive Director and Rabbi will work together as partners to enact a long-lasting, transformative vision for this beautiful synagogue.

Reporting to the Board and Board President, the Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of the synagogue’s operations, including the direct supervisory responsibility of the office and support staff. The Executive Director should possess excellent skills in interpersonal communication and have a solid foundation in fiscal and facilities management, experience with cultivating donations, team building, as well as strong administrative skills. S/he will require adept strategic thinking, as s/he will continually evaluate the needs of the congregation, recommending priorities, new programs, and necessary changes to strengthen the synagogue.

Administrative/Board of Directors
Directly develops or reviews all administrative policies and procedures. Reports to Board on all matters of concern for the synagogue and community. Supports the board of directors in its governance and oversight of work. Works closely with office staff to develop and maintain a master calendar for the synagogue.

Coordinates and oversees expanded fundraising efforts and individual donor cultivation. Responsible for seeking out grant opportunities and preparing grants or managing others who do so.

Responsible for planning the overall budget and submitting it to the Finance Committee. Responsible for the research and preparation of quarterly recast budgets for the Finance Committee and the Board of Directors, with appropriate projections. Works directly and confidentially with temple or prospective members who request reduced membership commitments or alternative payment. Ensures appropriate financial controls are developed and maintained for all fiscal accounts.

Facility Management
Manages communications, contract negotiations, scheduling and facility issues of all venders and contractors. Ensures smooth operation and appearance of building, grounds, property, and equipment. Prepares implements and maintains safety protocols and emergency plans.

Communications & Marketing
Ensure successful marketing of all programing at CBT. Coordinates and supports office staff to produce communications and marketing materials. In collaboration with the Rabbi and Board of Directors is responsible for managing all communication with the media. Collaborates with Rabbi, Dir. Of Education / Membership and Board of Directors to develop short and long term Public Relations and marketing strategies. Coordinates event publicity with CCJCC/Under One Tent, peer synagogues and broader community. Works with office staff to schedule and execute life cycles events, such as Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, births, funerals, and bereavement notices.

Membership Development and Retention
Collaborate as needed with the Director of Education/Membership and others on membership development and retention.

Coordinates the assessment, development and implementation of security and emergency protocols for the building, staff and general community. Prepares implements and maintains safety protocols and emergency plans.

Human Resources
Ensures compliance with current federal and state labor laws as it relates to temple operations. Responsible for hiring, training and supervising all front office, custodial, and contract staff. Provides information and guidance to Director of Education/Membership with hiring and HR needs of Religious school staff. Promotes a positive strength based work culture of teamwork, diversity, collaboration, open communication, and overall respect. Provides annual reviews of staff that they supervise. Develop guidelines and protocols for tracking time off.

Minimum Job Qualifications:
• 3-5 years of experience as a senior manager/administrator or Executive Director
• Management of a 1 million dollars plus budget
• Knowledge of human resource management, with demonstrated success in managing, motivating and developing staff
• Experience in facility administration, outside contracting for services, and managing vendors and contractors
• Knowledge of computer and web based systems, such as membership manager, quick books, etc. and social media
• Experience with volunteer and event management
• Self-starter and creative problem solver with strong interpersonal and organizational skills, including the ability to communicate effectively
(both orally and in writing) and efficiently prioritize responsibilities. Must be able to take initiative to improve how work is done
• Enthusiastic, organized, good follow through, highly motivated, positive, flexible and creative with a good sense of humor
• Ability to engage with congregants with a welcoming warm presence, building positive relationships
• Availability to be physically present at the synagogue on High Holy Days, weekend activities, evening board meetings and selected Shabbat
to ensure events run as planned
• Participate in local and national organizations as it relates to professional development, and the ability to network with other
administrators in the field

Preferred Job Qualifications
• Master’s degree in nonprofit management or business administration desired
• Previous experience working in a Jewish organization desired
• Knowledge of financial management systems, including financial planning and budgeting, accounting systems and controls, financial
reporting and analysis
• Familiarity with Jewish rituals, customs and holiday celebrations

Salary: $85,000 - $100,000 Depending on Experience

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-02-01
  • Times this job has been viewed: 503 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Executive Director
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Congregation B'nai Tikvah
2500 Hillcroft Way
Walnut Creek , California 94597


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