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Congregation Micah

Executive Director

Congregation Micah

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Job Summary

Congregation Micah is an inclusive, innovative synagogue where we explore and celebrate Jewish life, build community, and repair the world.  We have adopted the words of Micah (6:8), the Biblical prophet and civil rights advocate, as our congregation’s message of equality and welcome for all: “Do justly, love mercy, walk humbly with thy God.”

We thoughtfully practice the words of our message in all activities of the Micah community.  Through our celebration of Jewish holidays and lifecycle events, life long study and religious education, social action projects and a commitment to the greater Nashville community and beyond, and emphasis on creativity in music and programming, we join together as a community to build meaningful connection among our members.  Located in Nashville, Tennessee, our congregation is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. 

Congregation Micah seeks a dynamic, flexible, big-picture thinker to help vision and lead the operations of a 500-family synagogue. With the recent completion of a successful endowment campaign and new strategic plan, Congregation Micah is poised to take the next leap forward as a national leader in progressive Judaism.   The Executive Director oversees all day-to-day operations of the synagogue, and effectively assumes the role of chief financial officer for the congregation.  The Executive Director also works as part of our leadership team, partnering with our Rabbis, the Cantorial Soloist/Cantor, the Education Director, and the Board of Trustees to explore and enhance programming, while nurturing a warm, caring, and supportive relationship with our congregants and the community at large.  This is a salaried position that requires availability on nights and weekends.

Job Responsibilities

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Human Resources and Management
  • Lead our team members and build on a culture where voices are heard, differences are celebrated, and everyone has the opportunity to do meaningful work
  • Coordinate all human resources practices, including payroll, compliance, insurance coordination, performance reviews and benefits management, in consultation with the Board of Trustees, as appropriate
  1. Constituent Relationships
  • Interface with congregants, prospective congregants, community members, and other leaders of Jewish and secular organizations; attend community meetings as the representative of Congregation Micah
  • Work directly with rabbis and education director to provide dynamic and well-rounded programming for members of all ages 
  • Participate on Board committees
  • Work closely with the Board to execute strategic plan for Congregation Micah’s present and future

C.   Programming and Logistics

  • Supervise and coordinate all planning for holidays, lifecycle and other special events and programs (bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings, funerals, unveilings, major Jewish holidays, celebrations, etc.)
  • Supervise campus “set ups” with maintenance staff
  • Supervise IT, including network, streaming, social media
  1. Financial Management
  • Ensure sound financial management for the synagogue, working directly with Board elected treasurer and outside auditor
  • Process donations and annual support, accounts receivable, accounts payable
  • Help to create, maintain, and oversee Micah’s annual Budget
  • Collaborate directly with Micah’s Board elected treasurer on monthly financial documents and presentations for the Board
  • Budgeting and oversight of day-to-day spending practices
  • Management of Micah Children’s Academy financials, in cooperation with Micah Children’s Academy Director, board liaison, and outside accountant
  • Assist with Fundraising and creating alternative sources of revenue
  1. Campus
  • Manage buildings, grounds, cemetery etc.
  • Supervise vendor relationships, including but not limited to frequent communication with vendors, negotiation of cost-beneficial agreements with vendors, review of contracts on a semi-annual basis
  • Supervise emergency procedures, security committee, and security measures, including supervision of night and weekend events, as needed, collaboration with local police department and Tennessee Homeland Security to promote best security practices, and participation in community security committees
  • Supervise cemetery, including plot sales, financial management, family intake appointments to discuss end-of-life planning, and collaboration with cemetery contractors for funeral needs
  1. Membership
  • Supervise membership database systems (Shulcloud)
  • Manage membership practices, to include in-processing, membership outreach, initiatives and programming (this process will be implemented by the membership director)
  • Connect with member families

The above statements reflect the general duties, responsibilities and competencies considered necessary to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job and should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements of the position. Congregation Micah may change the specific job duties with or without prior notice based on the needs of the organization.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Relevant professional experience in a related field
  • Appreciation for Jewish customs, traditions, rituals and culture
  • Discretion and confidentiality in all matters related to synagogue members and synagogue business
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite and accounting software; experience with Shulcloud preferred
  • Must be able to perform all essential job functions, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Additional Information

Benefits

BENEFITS

  • Full-time, salaried position (compensation and benefits commensurate with experience)
  • Medical insurance
  • Temple membership and religious school tuition; Micah Children’s Academy tuition discount
  • Professional dues (NATA); funding for professional development

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send (1) your resume and (2) a letter explaining, beyond the information in your resume, why you are interested in this position to: micahEDsearch@gmail.com.  Candidates considered until the position is filled. Please no phone inquiries.

Details

  • Date Posted: May 25, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Religious
  • Start Date: 07/01/2021
  • Salary Range: Compensation and benefits commensurate with experience