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Executive Director, Kehillah Synagogue

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Location: Orange
Position Type: Full-time
Closing Date: October 13, 2023

Executive Director Job Description

Kehillah Synagogue


● Accountable for all non-Rabbinic internal operations of the Kehillah.
● Supervise, train, evaluate, manage and hire as needed the Director of the Preschool, the Director of Finance and Operations and any other senior non-Rabbinic personnel.
● Design and conduct regular staff meetings.
● Manage and/or delegate when appropriate, the day to day operations of Kehillah, keeping the calendar, computer, data management systems and all policies up to date.
● Responsible for fiscal management within the approved budget and entering financial agreements on behalf of Kehillah Synagogue.
● Develop the annual budget in consultation with the Director of Finance and Operations, treasurer, finance committee, and Board.
● Ensure that the facilities are well maintained and safe.
● Conceptualize, plan, develop and implement fundraising activities for Kehillah in cooperation with the Board and advancement committee.
● Work with the Rabbis and Board of Directors to further each year’s goals and the approaches to attain these goals.
● Ensure that Kehillah operates in such a way as to minimize risk of various types, including reviews of insurance and compliance with city and county regulations.
Membership Engagement:
● Primary point of contact to members and prospective members.
● Support Kehillah functions in their planning and implementation.
● Engage volunteers in programming, services, and other needs.
● Conduct exit interviews for all non-renewing members

● Manage marketing efforts, including publicizing Kehillah through oversight of the web site, newsletter, other Kehillah publications, and publicity to the larger community.
● Foster cooperative relationships with community groups and organizations, including Jewish for Good (formerly Jewish Federation), area synagogues, the national Reconstructionist organization and other local organizations as needed.
As executive director, you will manage all non-rabbinic operations for an organization with a budget exceeding $2.2 million, of which $1.2 million is related to its preschool.

A successful candidate will have:
● Experience as a senior nonprofit leader managing personnel, finance and facilities.
● Ability to work effectively with lay leadership.
● Expertise as a strategic facilitator and communicator who can build consensus among different constituencies within the organization.
● Experience guiding and supporting Board-led strategic planning.
For more information, contact Donna Berkelhammer, search committee chair, at