B’nai Shalom of Olney is a vibrant, dynamic, egalitarian, conservative community. Our multi-generational community of 300 plus families includes an exciting Early Childhood School, robust Religious School, award-winning Hazak and USY chapters and a plethora of innovative programs. Our demographic make-up and methods of communication are in a time of transition as we are pursuing a balance of tradition and out of the box innovation. Our clergy are committed and dedicated to making Judaism relevant and inclusive, and strengthening the bonds of our community.
B’nai Shalom of Olney is currently seeking a Director of Operations who will manage the daily operational and administrative affairs of the congregation.
The Director of Operations at B’nai Shalom of Olney is responsible for the management of all synagogue administration operations. The Director of Operations assures effective administration of policies and procedures established by the Board of Trustees and proactively supports the mission of the organization. Additionally, the Director of Operations supports the clergy, provides direct supervisory duties for all non-clergy administrative staff and helps to guide the lay leaders. As a leader and representative of the synagogue, the Director of Operations and his/her staff serve as a welcoming presence to both current and prospective congregants, as well as a liaison to regional Jewish organizations and civic-minded community groups.
• Supervises the day-to-day management of the synagogue’s administrative affairs, physical security, facility operations and custodial staff.
• Works with the Treasurer, Financial Secretary and Accounting Vendor on the management and oversight of all business financial operation including AR, AP and contract management.
• Provides HR management and oversight for payroll and benefits management. Works in concert with the HR/Payroll company to ensure compliance.
• Liaises with Financial Secretary on the monitoring and collections of dues, fees and tuition; makes recommendations for improved collections
• Works with Administrative Staff, Religious School, Early Childhood School and Clergy for administrative and logistic support for all Shabbat/life cycle/High Holy Day services and synagogue activities
• Works with the Facilities House Committee to ensure smooth operation and appearance of building, grounds, property, equipment and daily programming setups
• Manages the successful marketing of all programming at BSO and Coordinates the office staff to produce communications and marketing materials
• Works with Executive Committee in the support of membership recruitment; assist in strategic planning for growth and membership retention
• Maintain accurate membership records using synagogue management software to also include membership data, newsletters, minutes, and historical and archival records
• Coordination of all Congregational religious and social activity programs while fostering a warm and caring environment for congregants, lay leaders, volunteers, staff, potential members and visitors.
• Oversee the maintenance of an accurate, reliable and up to date master calendar of all synagogue programs and events
• Works with the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees on the implementation of policy decisions made by the board.
• Ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed to attend Synagogue meetings, some events and some religious services.
A successful candidate will be able to:
• Work collaboratively with members of the congregation, volunteers and staff
• Provide creative out of the box thoughts and ideas for all Synagogue Operations and Programming
• Operate with a high degree of integrity
• Must be highly organized, with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
• Demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication skills
• Cultivate a high performing team
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism at all time
• Bachelor’s Degree Desired or Extensive Previous Non-Profit Experience
• 2-5 Years of previous experience working in a Jewish organization desired or related Non-Profit
• Understand Judaism, preferably Conservative Judaism, Jewish life, rituals, traditions, religious observances, holidays and Jewish communal organizations
• Must have flexibility to put in extra hours as requested, particularly during the major Jewish Holiday
• Maintain flexibility and a good sense of humor when unplanned or difficult situations arise Must have flexibility to put in extra hours as requested, particularly during the major Jewish Holidays
• Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Office 365
• Knowledge of QuickBooks and ShulCloud are a plus