Temple Israel is an egalitarian, progressive, and innovative synagogue located on the beautiful campus of Shalom Park in southeast Charlotte, NC. Their membership, with an average age of 44 years old, is comprised of 560 families which represents a wide demographic from the Jewish community. Committed to a foundation of Relational Judaism, they provide worship services, cultural life, education, social action, and other activities. Temple Israel is a welcoming and spiritually Conservative congregation, providing opportunities for all who wish to engage in Jewish life. They pride themselves in being creative and energetic in their program delivery as a critical component in successfully meeting the needs of their dynamic congregation. For more information please visit www.templeisraelnc.com.
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees and works collaboratively with the Senior Rabbi, President, and other professionals. This leader is responsible for the business operation and management of Temple Israel. They lead the operations, finance, member engagement, development functions, and administrative staff of the organization. The Executive Director will act as an active leader, representing Temple Israel while liaising with partner organizations within Shalom Park and the greater Charlotte community.
A minimum of seven years experience in leadership within a non-profit or for-profit organization currently engaging ten or more employees.
BA or BS in Business Administration, Social Sciences, Psychology, Counseling, or similarly related field, *Masters degree helpful but not required.
Verifiable recognition of success.
Successful record as a highly organized individual who is adept at leading human resources, capital management, and operations within an organization.
Prior experience utilizing modern business tools, processes, and procedures.
Expertise in budgeting and financial management; includes development and adherence to a multi-million dollar budget.
Experience in developing and execution of fundraising strategies.
Expertise in establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with other organizations, internal staff, congregants, member sub-committees, and volunteers.
Experience in procurement of contracts for, and ongoing facilities management.
Knowledge of holidays, calendar, and life-cycle events within Conservative Judaism.
Business Operations/Office Management: This leader must possess a high degree of comfort and expertise with budgeting and financial management. The ED takes the lead role, in conjunction with the Finance Committee for the creation and adherence to an annual budget in excess of two million dollars. The ED is responsible for the timely collection of annual dues from temple members. The ED must maintain a focus on business development, hospitality, congregational engagement, fundraising and grant writing, and an understanding of the interdependence of these areas.
Liaison: The ED assures effective administration of policies and procedures established by the Board of Trustees and proactively supports the mission of the temple. The ED serves as the primary liaison between Temple Israel and other organizations at Shalom Park, and cultivates relationships with organizations beyond Shalom Park consistent with its mission. The ED maintains a close, collaborative relationship with the Senior Rabbi and other temple professionals.
Human Resources Management: Responsible for the effective functioning of the temple, the successful ED will possess strong coaching, team building, and motivational skills. The ED will manage a staff of employees responsible for the maintenance, operations, finances, and member engagement of Temple Israel. The ED’s focus will be to ensure cohesion, human resource equity, effective coordination, and success across all temple teams.
Evaluate and execute a five year strategic plan as outlined by the Board of Trustees.
Attend Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, and congregational meetings as directed in an ex-officious capacity and provide appropriate supporting materials for those meetings.
Assure the proper development and adherence to an annual budget, oversee administration of payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and keep staff members and the Board of Trustees appraised of financial trends or milestones that will facilitate proper management of Temple Israel finances.
Assure consistent application of all Temple Israel human resource practices and policies, including hiring, personnel development, performance reviews, and improvement plans for all staff.
Attend high visibility functions and Shabbat services as needed.
Represent Temple Israel at regularly scheduled meetings of Shalom Park Executives.
Direct and promote the marketing of Temple Israel facility and programs.
Ensure the proper administration and maintenance of all temple facilities and grounds.
Promote and ensure friendly and responsive customer service experiences for all Temple Israel members and stakeholders.
Maintain excellent communication and cooperation between all areas of Temple Israel.
Compensation: Compensation will be commensurate with experience including a competitive base salary, benefits, and possible relocation assistance