EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TEMPLE ISRAEL OF HOLLYWOOD
ABOUT TEMPLE ISRAEL OF HOLLYWOOD (TIOH)
Mission Statement: At TIOH, we seek to create a welcoming, warm, diverse, and inclusive community that honors the traditions of Judaism while embracing the innovative principles of the Reform Movement so that every member can engage in Jewish life in an environment that prioritizes Torah (learning), Avodah (spiritual growth), G’milut Chasidim (acts of loving kindness), Tikkun Olam (social action), the arts, and meaningful opportunities for personal connection to our Jewish community and the State of Israel.
TIOH is a Reform synagogue, founded in 1926, with approximately 900 family members and an annual operating budget of $11 million. We have a Religious School with over 300 students, the Bay-Nimoy Early Childhood Center with approximately 150 students*, and the Briskin Elementary School (Kindergarten through 6th grade) with over 200 students currently enrolled. We offer engaging religious services, opportunities for lifelong learning, Social Action and Social Justice programs, an Arts program, as well as many “doors” of entry for congregants, their families, and the greater Los Angeles community for religious, social, and volunteer opportunities. TIOH also owns Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, which has been serving members of the Jewish community for over 75 years.
*Membership, Religious School, and ECC figures are prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director will work closely with the Senior Rabbi and President of the Board of Trustees to manage, supervise, and grow the business of our community, oversee day-to-day operations, communicate and collaborate with Clergy, staff, and congregants, and maintain strong relationships with stakeholders both within and outside the TIOH community.
THE RESPONSIBILITIES – the Executive Director will:
- Participate in the planning and strategic vision with Clergy, Senior Staff, and the Board of Trustees, of all aspects of the TIOH community, as well as drive and implement changes across the appropriate operational areas, including creating the annual financial budget
- Manage, supervise and coordinate among all departments of the TIOH community: Human Resources, Finance, Fundraising/Development, Security, Facilities, Maintenance, Communications, Marketing, the Schools, Membership, and IT
- Oversee the master calendar and TIOH facilities, including management of renovation and construction projects
- Manage the annual financial budget, banking relationships, financial assistance for TIOH members, and oversee vendor management
- Monitor the TIOH response to the COVID-19 pandemic and respond to any other crises
- Liaise and coordinate with and among the Board of Trustees, Clergy, Senior Staff, and other TIOH members to develop, promote, implement, and sustain programs and events
- Engage with congregants on a wide range of personal and confidential matters
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – the right individual will demonstrate the following:
- Adaptive leadership skills as evidenced in part through experience developing, leading, supervising, and motivating a cohesive and diverse team across many departments
- Innovative and creative problem solving on a macro and micro level
- Solid foundation in fiscal management, including budget development, allocation and distribution of resources, strategic vision, and long-range planning
- Established aptitude for managing multiple projects with competing deadlines, in high pressure and public-facing situations
- Ability to successfully build trusted relationships with a variety of constituencies and stakeholders
- A strong Jewish sensibility and knowledge of our tradition’s customs and values
- Familiarity with (or willingness to learn) the tenets of, and current trends and developments in, Jewish communal life and the Reform Movement
- Other personal characteristics, including:
- Hardworking self-starter
- Accessible and visible leader who is direct, transparent, concise, and collaborative
- Organized and analytical professional with strong business acumen and good judgment
- Skillful communicator, both verbally and in writing
- Principled and ethical individual with unquestioned integrity
QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s in business administration or nonprofit management preferred
- Experience working with a board of directors/trustees
- At least three years of experience as a senior manager/administrator or Executive Director
- Strong knowledge of, and experience with, financial management and planning, human resource management, and facility administration
- Availability to be physically present at the synagogue on High Holy Days and various Shabbatot/holidays to ensure events run as planned
- Strong ties to the Los Angeles Jewish community preferred
TIOH offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
More specific information on salary and benefits will be provided to candidates invited to interview.
Expected start date: July 1, 2021
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