Founded in 1901, the mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is to mobilize financial and volunteer resources to address the communities’ most critical priorities locally, in Israel and around the world. The Jewish Federation provides critical resources in three areas: serving vulnerable populations, inspiring community engagement and supporting Jewish life and learning. It is the hub of Jewish life in greater Philadelphia, supporting a thriving Jewish community of more than 350,000 individuals through a network of local, national, and international agencies and partners.
We are seeking an individual with substantial and extensive CEO or senior level experience. The person must exhibit the ability to manage complex strategies. This individual must be a proactive and strategic leader who understands how to utilize the appropriate management and organizational techniques for the greatest benefit to the Jewish Federation. The successful candidate will nourish a values-driven culture and foster a collaborative working environment for Jewish Federation’s 100 employees. The candidate must have a deep understanding of, experience with, and appreciation for the Jewish State of Israel and Jewish tradition. We are seeking a candidate who has knowledge of and/or direct experience with Jewish culture, education, welfare, and communal services organizations and activities. Philadelphia experience is beneficial, but not essential.
This person will report to the Chairman of the Board, and will work with the Board of Directors and its committees; hold overall responsibility for fiscal oversight, implementing policies and achieving goals approved by the Board; and provide professional leadership to volunteers and affiliated grantees. The candidate must lead a dynamic team who support an active volunteer Board and Committee structure. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to understand and operate effectively within a non-profit governing environment, while also providing leadership and vision in the implementation of best practice management from both the business and non-profit sectors.
The candidate must possess excellent organizational skills to successfully manage a variety of responsibilities with accuracy and within understood time frames. Furthermore, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to work independently in an entrepreneurial fashion yet thrive within a highly collaborative team setting. Significant priority will be given to an executive who is a leader in resource development, is experienced in relationship building, high-end donor development and solicitations, and who has the ability to oversee the creation and implementation of guidelines and procedures to be executed by staff and grant recipients.
The candidate will be the consistent external face of the Jewish Federation to the community, directing community relations and advocacy, and therefore must have proven writing and speaking ability. The candidate will also represent the Jewish Federation locally, nationally, and internationally with government, private organizations, and community and professional leaders to maintain proper relations and promote the good and welfare of the organization.
Interested individuals should submit a current curriculum vitae and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.