Executive Director at HAMAKOM

Location: Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Position Executive Director
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Degrees: BA
Organization Type Synagogue, Education & Schools

HAMAKOM, with over 900 member households, is one of the largest Conservative synagogues in the Los Angeles area, formed when the long-time communities of Temple Aliyah and Shomrei Torah Synagogue merged successfully in 2023.

HAMAKOM is on the precipice of a new era in synagogue life. We seek to transform the ordinary into the extraordinary. And we aim to reach and engage Jews of all ages in new and innovative ways.

We offer both traditional and innovative services and experiences, daily minyan, a thriving community Infant/Toddler Center, an Early Childhood Center, and Religious School, a dynamic Jewish Youth Network (JYN), and opportunities for adult learning and community building.

HAMAKOM was recently selected for the Jewish After School Accelerator (JASA) program to embark upon a new after-school community childcare program, beginning with the academic year 2024-2025. The two-year old NOOK Infant & Toddler program has a waiting list while the JYN for teens continues to thrive. All of these programs are open to the greater community in the West San Fernando and Conejo Valleys.
Please visit us at www.hamakomLA.org

About the position:
• HAMAKOM seeks a creative, visionary, and experienced Executive Director to trailblaze our community from a traditional synagogue operation to a flourishing Jewish community.
• The Executive Director will be an out-of-the-box thinker and innovator who can build bridges between what currently exists to that which is only in our dreams.
• The Executive Director works in partnership with the clergy, staff, Board and lay leaders to enact the HAMAKOM mission and vision.
• The Executive Director oversees and manages all day-to-day operations of the organization.
• This complex and varied job requires a person who is capable of multi-tasking with knowledge and skills in management, the ability to develop and implement processes and procedures and to delegate and manage the tasks of staff.
• In addition to business management skills, the Executive Director must be able to develop relationships with members, potential members, Board members, and community partners.
• The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors with a dotted line to Senior Clergy, manages a $6M budget, and has 9 direct and 6 indirect reports.

Key responsibilities include:

Financial Management
• Prepares, sets, and manages HAMAKOM’s budget in collaboration with the Finance Committee, internal staff and the outsourced accountants.
• Oversees fiscal accountability and resource allocation.
• Reviews, oversees, and coordinates investments with our Investment Firm.
• Maintains all financial records and required corporate filings.
• Ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations and reporting requirements in concert with accounting services. Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
• Oversees payroll, employee onboarding, and terminations.
• Maintains appropriate insurance.
• Manages annual commitment process.
• Grant writing and management.
Board Support
• Provides input for HAMAKOM’s Strategic Plans with the Board, Rabbis, staff, and other key stakeholders to ensure the organization’s vision and path towards sustainability and success.
• Provides timely monthly and annual reports to the Board explaining current and future goals and their progress.
• Creates and presents new policies, procedures, and programs to the Board for approval.
• Is an ex officio participant at Board and committee meetings and provides guidance in creating policies, and follow through with Board directives.
Operations Management
• Manages the day-to-day operations of HAMAKOM.
• Leads, manages, and develops administrative staff. Participates in hiring, coaching, and mentoring staff. Creates a supportive culture that attracts, retains, empowers and motivates a committed team of engaged employees and volunteers.
• Provides human resources management for policies and procedures, and rules and regulations for staff training.
• Develops and implements policies, best practices, and procedures including health, safety and security policies.
• Oversees tenant relations and facility rental policies.
• Ensures accuracy of membership information, records, and reporting.
• Responsible for equipment, technology, and vendor relationships.
• Promotes effective information-sharing among clergy, staff and the Board.
• Participates in regular Board meetings, providing an Executive Director’s update.
• Oversees external communications, such as newsletters and email communications.
• In coordination with lay leaders, the Rabbis, and staff, develops and implements outreach, recruitment, and retention strategies to build a vibrant and invested membership network.

Qualifications & Skills:

• Bachelor’s Degree is required.
• Experienced in Financial Management including, but limited to, Financial Reporting, Balance Sheets and Financial Statements.
• Strong proficiency with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, ShulCloud or similar.
• Personalized customer service skills and ability to make people feel heard and valued.
• Professional and tactful interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a variety of personalities.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong leadership and supervisory skills.
• Detail-oriented organizational skills.
• Demonstrated time management and multi-tasking skills to prioritize and meet deadlines.
• Grant writing experience.
• Synagogue experience preferred, but not required.
Salary & Benefits:
• This is an exempt full-time, in-person position.
• Professional development.
• Medical, Dental, Vacation, Sick Pay, Secular and Religious Holidays
• Salary range is $135,000 - $165,000 + Benefits
Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@hamakomLA.org.