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Executive Director

Executive Director

Congregation Ohev Shalom (Maitland, FL)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

CONGREGATION OHEV SHALOM 

(Maitland, Florida, suburb of Orlando) 

Congregation Ohev Shalom is seeking an energetic, experienced professional, who recognizes that relationships and relationship-building are the keys to success, to serve as our Executive Director. This full-time position will lead, oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the synagogue and its cemetery, including operations, facilities, finance, human resources and communications. The Executive Director has supervisory responsibility for all administrative, office, building maintenance, and kitchen personnel, is the key point of contact for members and prospective members, manages programming logistics, manages the finances for the synagogue and its cemetery, and collaborates with the clergy, professional staff, and lay leaders to develop, execute and evaluate policies in support of the synagogue’s mission and strategic plan. The Executive Director also provides support for annual operational giving, and endowment campaigns, and is responsible for grant applications and administration. An important consideration of the Executive Director includes the responsibility of assisting our congregants in a compassionate and approachable manner that promotes congregational participation in all areas of synagogue life including volunteerism, and effective identification and utilization of congregational resources. 

We are a conservative synagogue located in Maitland, a beautiful and vibrant suburb of Orlando, Florida. Our mission, as Greater Orlando’s original synagogue, founded in 1918, is “to serve the spiritual needs of our community as the go-to Jewish institution. We are a traditional, innovative, and fully egalitarian congregation, engaging people of diverse backgrounds in an inclusive community of lifelong learning.” Our outstanding religious school and youth programs deeply engage children and teens and help them to develop lasting Jewish identities, and our diverse and active membership consisting of more than 550 membership units enables us to build a strong community that is welcoming, inclusive, and participatory. 

The Executive Director takes direction from and is accountable to the President of the congregation and the Board of Trustees, reports directly to the President, and will work with the Rabbi, Cantor, the Director of Youth and Family Education, all other staff, and lay leaders for the benefit of the synagogue membership. 

Areas of responsibility: 

  • A minimum of five (5) years of management experience in a membership focused environment in the not-for-profit sector 
  • Demonstrated success in financial, operational, facility and administrative management 
  • Collaborative management and leadership skills; Ability to delegate appropriately 
  • Demonstrated depth of experience in marketing, communications and development 
  • Outstanding ability to communicate sensitively and diplomatically with all internal and external constituents 
  • An understanding of the use of technology and social media and its role in new member recruitment and relationship management with existing members 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Shulcloud and Quickbooks 
  • The energy and drive to manage a strategic planning process to continue to build for the future 
  • Experience volunteering with a synagogue or other Jewish service organizations. 
  • Working knowledge of Jewish traditions and customs 
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree  

Salary commensurate with experience. 

Congregation Ohev Shalom is committed to equal opportunity in every area of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status or the presence of non-job-related medical condition, or other protected characteristics, except when it is necessary as an occupational qualification for an employee to be of the Jewish faith. Congregation Ohev Shalom also prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities. 

Please email cover letter and resume to president@ohevshalom.org

Candidates are reminded to ensure that their resume and/or cover letter highlights their experience in the areas of responsibility above. 

The successful candidate will be required to submit references and submit to a background check before employment begins and document eligibility for employment in the United States no later than the first day of employment.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Director

Job Function : Administrative

Annual Salary Range From : $85,000.00

To : $95,000.00

Congregation Size (member households) : 550

Annual Budget / Revenue : $1M - $2.5M

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