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Executive Director
Congregation Agudas Achim | Columbus, OH

Congregation Agudas Achim is a thriving egalitarian Conservative congregation in Columbus,
OH, one of the fastest-growing cities in the US. In today’s world, we aspire to be a place of
radical joy. Agudas Achim is in a uniquely charged period of potential, with an exceptionally
engaged and energetic lay leadership, renewed membership growth (40 member units in the
last two months), strong community agency relationships, and a newly engaged Rabbi.
In partnership with the Rabbi, our Executive Director is tasked with developing and executing
Agudas Achim’s strategic vision. The ED will manage a team whose responsibilities include:
operations, development, membership, bookkeeping, facility maintenance, marketing, and
communications.

The collaboration between the ED and Agudas Achim’s Rabbi will be a critical factor in the
congregation’s growth and expansion. The successful candidate will be comfortable
collaborating and executing their vision, and listening and leading within a diverse and engaged
Congregation. The ED will work to continuously improve our service delivery and prepare
Agudas Achim for the next phase of its growth.
Organizational Design

As a critical member of the executive team, the ED is responsible for overall strategic, financial,
logistical, and communications health of the synagogue. The ED reports to the board of
directors, and their day-to-day tasks and operations are under the supervision of the Rabbi. The
ED exercises general oversight over all personnel excluding clergy. The professional team at
Agudas Achim is led and supported by the ED, who drives the work culture at the synagogue
and establishes key portfolios including administration, programming, accounting, HR,
membership engagement, facilities, communications, and member life-cycle support.
Responsibilities

All responsibilities are fulfilled in close collaboration with the Rabbi. Other duties and
responsibilities in line with this work may arise. The ED and Rabbi will function and present
themselves to the Congregation as a unified leadership team.
 

Operations and Administration
● Supervise the Agudas Achim office, team, and events.
● Oversee execution of all personnel/HR administration and general office responsibilities.
● Serve as the liaison with and provide oversight to any separate entities which lease
space in the building.
● Function as the primary staff contact for the Board of Trustees, staffing board meetings,
and assisting in strategic initiatives
 

Financial Management
● Supervise the Congregation’s financial operations
● Responsible for the overall financial management of the Congregation, including long-
term financial planning, ensuring that the synagogue’s financial operations are
performed efficiently, transparently, and with utmost integrity.
● Manage cash flow and oversee all expenditures in accordance with the budget
● Ensure that timely financial statements are prepared and distributed to the President,
other appropriate officers and Board members
● Assure compliance with existing financial controls and in collaboration with the
synagogue auditors, consistent with best practices.

Executive Director
Congregation Agudas Achim | Columbus, OH

 

Fundraising
● Collaborate with the President and Rabbi in stewardship of donors and foundations
● Support board officers in raising funds and managing planned capital campaigns.
● Manage any current grant portfolios and apply for new ones as appropriate
Membership Relations/Programming/Communications
● Create plans to foster and support membership strategy
● Assist in recruitment and retention of members
● Serve as liaison to volunteers
● Act as liaison with other synagogue and Jewish community professionals
● Oversee the development and implementation of the synagogue’s overall programming
and communications strategy
Facilities
● Ensuring that facilities maintenance happens in a timely and cost-effective fashion,
including security enhancements
● Ensuring the safety and security of everyone present on campus
 

Required qualifications:
● A college degree (BA, BS or higher)
● 5+ years of experience in successful management of high-performing teams. Jewish
organization experience is a plus but not required for a candidate with the right skill set.
● Knowledge of fiscal planning, and relative experience developing and managing budgets
● Excellent organizational skills and detail orientation.
● Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, with a strong client service
mentality.
● Strong collaborative problem-solving skills.
● Forward thinking and driven, able to take initiative and anticipate needs
● Fluency with Google Workspace, Microsoft Office and social media. Fluency with
ShulCloud is a plus!

Desired Qualifications
● Passion for community building and interest in Agudas Achim mission and vision
● Knowledge of the Jewish calendar and holidays a plus, but not a requirement
Compensation and Benefits:
This is a full-time position with some flexibility in hours and some night or weekend hours.
Benefits include: Health Insurance, paid vacation and sick days, congregational membership,
and professional membership association dues. The salary range is $90,000 – 100,000,
commensurate with experience.

To apply, please attach resume and cover letter and email
ExecDirSearch@agudasachim.org


Congregation Agudas Achim embraces and affirms a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work
environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to
race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin,
genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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