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Community Synagogue of Rye (Executive Director)

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The successful candidate will possess the skills and personality to manage a complex organization with qualifications that include:

- An understanding of the role of the synagogue in the community and embrace the mission, vision and program direction that have been established by the Senior Rabbi, CSR leadership, and the full clergy and senior staff team.

- A customer service mindset with a high EQ (emotional intelligence quotient) and a track record of success in staff management, leadership and organizational development.

- Demonstrated confidence, flexibility and professionalism with experience and expertise in managing the operations of an organization or institution; be comfortable working as a leadership team member; ability to motivate volunteers and staff and to communicate and cooperate across departments.

- The highest ethical standards and spirit of inclusiveness, consistent with the values of our sacred organization.

- Outstanding communication skills in writing and in public presentations.

- Experience assessing and managing a complex organizational structure, with experience recommending changes where necessary, working in support of clergy and volunteer leaders in making change and in directing a multi-disciplinary management team.

- Capable of working with diverse constituencies and pressures, with sensitivity and tact.

- Exhibits a high level of professionalism and respect for the confidentiality of personal and financial matters.

- Demonstrated business knowledge and strong previous experience in the financial management of an organization. Experience working with financial statements and the management of accounting and data-base software.

- Experience in staff recruitment, development, motivation and supervision.

- An inclusive management philosophy and style that strives for and promotes excellence, encourages creativity, growth, problem solving and accountability.

- An undergraduate degree is required. An advanced degree in business administration or a related area, or equivalent experience, is preferred.

- Familiarity with current trends and developments in Jewish communal life and knowledge of and respect for the practices and tenets of Reform Judaism, is preferred.