Full Time

Senior Director of Operations & Engagement

Temple Beth Shalom 670 Highland Ave, Needham MA

Temple Beth Shalom (TBS) is a warm, vibrant and diverse community of individuals and families. We unite in a dynamic, ongoing relationship by a desire to embrace the values, traditions and teachings of Torah through the lens of Reform Judaism. Through worship, celebration, lifelong learning, and service to others, we seek to inspire spirituality, nurture personal growth, promote social justice, deepen Jewish experiences and enrich the life of each member. At TBS, there is a place for everyone. We share our stories with, learn from, celebrate with, and support one another – recognizing that in a true community we walk life’s path together.

TBS is a community of over 1,000 households and growing with an operating budget of $10.5M. Our team consists of a 5-member leadership team (two senior rabbis, three senior directors), 80+ full-time clergy, education, and administrative staff, and a dedicated body of lay leaders and volunteers.

At a time of tremendous growth and opportunity, Temple Beth Shalom seeks a Senior Director of Operations & Engagement to provide strategic oversight of key functional areas of the congregation. This position will join our senior leadership team, supervise a team of full-time and part-time staff, and serve as a trusted partner to clergy, staff, lay leaders, volunteers and members. This is a highly visible role that touches all facets of temple life. Specifically the Senior Director will:
- Provide strategic leadership and hands-on management of key functional areas: office administration, finance, technology, communications, development, events, and membership.
- Supervise, coach, and mentor a team of direct reports inclusive of an Office Administrator, Controller, IT Systems Administrator, Accommodator, Program and Communications Coordinator, Events Manager, and Clergy Assistant.
- As a member of the senior management team, contribute to guiding overall organizational strategic direction, decision-making, prioritization, and goals.
- Foster a warm and caring environment so that congregants, prospective members, lay leaders, volunteers, and staff feel welcomed, respected, nurtured, and appreciated.

Ideal candidates bring a track record with a demonstrated track record in building and sustaining thriving organizations. You possess business acumen and operations know-how to ensure sound oversight of functional areas that keep an organization running. Leadership experience gained in a nonprofit, school, camp, membership organization, or comparable setting is a plus.

You are a positive force for organizational growth, change, and excellence. You embrace and lead through change, modeling adaptability and a high level of awareness of how change impacts others. You possess a sense of personal accountability for results and hold others to high standards. You are energized by what’s possible while working on what needs to be done today.

Above all, you resonate deeply with Temple Beth Shalom’s mission and values. You are motivated and inspired to be part of a warm, vibrant, and diverse Jewish community and close-knit, hard-working professional team. You thrive in a fast-moving environment that values learning, relationships, collaboration, and joy.


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Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Preferred and 10+ years of experience.