The Springfield Jewish Community Center (JCC) is a welcoming and vibrant presence in western Massachusetts on the Longmeadow/Springfield line. The JCC offers programs for all ages, including preschool, youth and teen programs, adult programs, senior adult life programs, and is home to the JCC Health & Fitness Center. The JCC is at the center of a multigenerational community where everyone is welcome. The JCC seeks a CEO who is an energetic, visionary, and creative leader; a professional who possesses excellent strategic and management skills with a proven track record in fundraising and community building. The CEO will build on the successes of the past while enabling the JCC to enter a new era in meeting current and future opportunities. The CEO must be skilled at developing and leading a staff team as well as a cadre of devoted and engaged volunteer leaders. The CEO position is available in the fall of 2020.
Provides Exemplary Executive Leadership:
The CEO will be a warm and engaging leader who is accessible and listens to all viewpoints, demonstrates confidence and a positive approach. The CEO must be a highly accomplished relationship builder, comfortable with all levels of constituencies from the most seasoned lay leaders to new young leadership, professional staff, general members and those not yet engaged. A forward thinking, energetic individual, the CEO will promote a culture of innovation and be a change agent to create on-going excitement for the JCC in the community.
Presents Visionary and Strategic Leadership:
The CEO will promote an all-encompassing and compelling vision that captures the energy of the JCC and robust, engaged and involved community going forward. The CEO will actively engage with other Jewish and general community organizations, working to support existing collaborative programs and to envision new ways to work together. The CEO must see the big picture - managing current issues while thinking long term.
Proven Ability in Fundraising and Resource Development:
The CEO must engage and steward donors and seek gifts of significance. Entrepreneurial and attuned to donor interests and concerns, the CEO will direct cutting edge practices in donor development to enhance and improve the community’s potential. Highly visible in the community, the CEO will reach out and cultivate new potential donors at all levels.
Displays Sound Staff Management Skills:
The CEO will create a culture of positivity and productivity in the work environment, inspiring, engaging and empowering the professional staff of the JCC. Through selecting, developing and motivating staff, the CEO will foster innovation, teamwork and collaboration to ensure that best practices and cutting-edge programs are the norm.
Demonstrates Skill in Operational Management:
The CEO provides leadership to all aspects of the JCC operations and is responsible for the day-to-day management and security of the JCC. This includes an understanding of the physical plant, technical support systems and running the various businesses of the JCC. Visibility and responsiveness to members is a strong value. The CEO will be decisive in action, adaptable and accountable.
Displays Financial Acumen:
The CEO will oversee all financial matters including annual and long-term budgeting, ongoing financial performance and financial strategy. The CEO will work with the Board and the finance committee to develop a realistic budget and work to ensure that revenues and expenses are consistent with the budget approved by the Board.
The ideal candidate will have:
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of strategic leadership and management experience in JCCs, Jewish communal organizations, business, and/or non-profit sectors. An advanced degree is preferred.
Proven ability to build strong and lasting partnerships with Jewish, corporate, government and other organizations, and engage key stakeholders and audiences.
Demonstrated 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 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.
Dynamic Leader to serve as the public face of the organization.
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.
Knowledge and understanding of Jewish culture, practices and tradition.
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
A competitive compensation package including relocation is available for the successful candidate.
Deadline to apply: August 7, 2020 – sooner is preferred