January 12, 2023

Executive Director

Full Time
Temple Sinai
Summit, NJ

Temple Sinai is looking for an innovative Executive Director who functions as the chief operating officer responsible for all business affairs of the synagogue. The ED serves in a leadership role, reporting to the Senior Rabbi and the Temple President, while partnering with clergy and our professional staff to implement the synagogue’s vision and meet the congregants’ needs.

The position is responsible for the day-to day management of the human, financial, administrative, and physical resources of the synagogue, with a focus on continually strengthening operations. Together with the Senior Rabbi, the Board and synagogue committees, the ED leads and implements significant projects, events, and on-going offerings that provide the foundation of our community. This role partners with Board members and synagogue committees to ensure resources provide the needed support for Temple efforts, while ensuring operational and fiduciary integrity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Executive Director has a broad range of responsibilities that require a high level of professional competence in the following areas:
Organizational Leadership and Communications

· Participates in the strategic planning process for the Temple
· Creates annual operating plans and budgets and oversees implementation
· Assists in planning strategies for membership retention and growth
· Coordinates the pre-planning of the year’s activities
· With clergy, staff, and Board support, expand, document, and update workflows and protocols to support Temple operations
· Develops and coordinates implementation of annual communication plan with support from the clergy, Board and Communications Committee
· Supervises acknowledgements and stewardship communications
· Builds and maintains positive relationships and supporting documentation with external constituencies
· Responsible for managing relationship with ShulCloud and consultants as-needed to maintain and optimize the website and Temple data

Financial Management and Development
· Manages the financial operations of the congregation including tracking member payments, partnering with outside accounting and payroll service (Kesef); manages General Ledger and administrative details for Temple financial accounts; and coordinates billing.
· Partners with Vice President of Finance to develop and adhere to annual budget
· Partners with Vice President of Development to advance, promote and execute annual
and long-term fundraising activities.

Membership Relationship Management and Board Support
· Acts as the initial contact with prospective and new members
· Supports integration of new members and maintains accurate membership records
· Supports Board Members and Committee Chairs

Skills Required
This position requires strong leadership, strategic planning, management skills and an ability to work with and support a diverse constituency. This position directly supervises a staff of 3

Creative, strategic, and collaborative thinker
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Relationship builder-someone who displays empathy and understands the vital nature of building long-term
relationships across with our members across generations
Ability to interact positively and effectively with different constituencies and demographics
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Team-oriented leader with supervisory experience
Experience and comfort with budgets, financial management and donor relations
Technologically agile
Ability to multi-task and to manage large projects
Knowledge of Jewish holidays and lifecycle rituals

Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree or equilent
Experience at the Director level
Experice with Administrative duties, Finance and Development
Send resume and cover letter to: edsearch@templesinainj.org

Send resume and cover letter to: edsearch@templesinainj.org