Full Time

Synagogue Executive Director @ Temple Reyim

Temple Reyim 1860 Washington St, Newton MA

Temple Reyim, located in Newton, MA, is a warm and inclusive congregation with a rich, 70 year history. We are a traditional, egalitarian, and spiritually vibrant community affiliated with the Conservative movement. Our congregation has grown in the last 5-7 years, primarily with younger families. We are deeply involved in the broader community through impactful social action initiatives in refugee resettlement, LGBTQ inclusion, and racial justice.

Temple Reyim is embarking on an exciting time in our history. We are building a shared campus that is a groundbreaking model for Jewish communal life. Our campus will be shared by multiple Jewish organizations, including Hebrew College, Jewish Arts Collaborative, Jewish Women’s Archive, Kesher Newton, Keshet, Massachusetts Board of Rabbis, Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center, and Zamir Chorale of Boston. This new model is the first of its kind, and has been recognized nationally for its vision and innovation.

In this newly created, full time position, the Executive Director will partner with and support our lay leadership and Rabbi; oversee administrative staff; help coordinate the congregation’s programming; relieve the workload on our volunteers; run the day-to day business of the shul; and will be a hands-on leader whose mantra is that no task is too small! The Executive Director will interface with all of the organizations on our shared campus, helping to improve operational efficiencies and synergies. Above all, the incumbent in this role must convey the warm, friendly, compassionate, and welcoming culture that defines the Temple Reyim community.

Temple Reyim already has many strengths, including:
- An engaged, growing, and diverse multigenerational membership
- A strong financial foundation with the opportunity for significant growth
- A beautiful mid-century modern building that will soon be fully renovated as part of our shared campus
- New shared campus partners who can grow together in operations and programs
- A strong tradition of talented lay leadership represented by an active Board and committees
- A creative, compassionate, and visionary Rabbi
- An inclusive culture that welcomes diversity and builds community

In addition to the core responsibilities, we are seeking a talented and caring professional who:
- Is strategic, highly attentive to detail, and open to all aspects of caring for the community
- Works best through partnership and collaboration and is team- and service-oriented
- Enjoys being with people and believes in building community, and is resourceful and willing to find adaptive solutions
- Sees the best in others and believes that challenges are opportunities
- Leads with patience, positivity, and poise, earning the trust of our community membership

Qualifications and Job Requirements:
The Executive Director must possess excellent skills in interpersonal communication to facilitate working with a Conservative congregation spanning all ages and styles of Jewish practice; a solid foundation in fiscal and facilities management; managing/mentoring mid-level personnel and team building. The ideal candidate is warm, creative, compassionate, team-oriented, collaborative, and excited to partner with our Rabbi, staff, lay leadership, and community.

- Minimum 5 to 7 years experience in a managerial position of a Jewish non-profit organization preferred, although we will consider strong candidates with other management experience
- Experience in budgetary development and management
- Experience in working with, organizing and supporting volunteers
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Professional executive presence
- Proficient in website development, Constant Contact, and social media platforms as communication tools
Computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, and basic database and internet applications)
- Knowledge and understanding of Jewish ritual practice, customs, and holidays, and familiarity with the customs of Jewish community preferred, although we will consider strong candidates willing to learn
- The Executive Director should participate in local and national organizations as it relates to professional development, and the ability to network with other administrators in the field
- Development and fundraising experience is a plus

Temple Reyim offers a competitive salary. More specific information on salary will be provided to candidates invited to interview.

Application Process;
Interested applicants should send the following in PDF format to edsearch@reyim.org: resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Preferred.