Careers at Hevreh

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

Hevreh of Southern Berkshire

Hevreh 

At Hevreh, a member of the Union for Reform Judaism, we boldly live Jewish values, to uplift, enrich and transform the lives of those we touch.  We have a joyful and music-filled worship, thoughtful study of Torah and Jewish texts, a deep commitment to social justice and an ongoing exploration of God and spirituality form the core of our activities.  We are a thriving community of over 300 member households, offering religious school, concerts, advanced studies, lectures, a film series, and community - we even opened a safe and thriving Early Childhood Center (ECC) in 2020.  We are a diverse community of homegrown, transplants, single and married, Jewish by birth, by conversion and by chosen community.  We share a unique and relaxed culture and view of the world which highlights the beauty of our surroundings, the sophistication of culture, self-improvement, and the building of a loving and caring community.  We celebrate Judaism and Jewish joy in every form, as a community, together.

 

Located in Great Barrington, MA, we take advantage of all the Berkshires offer from world class museums, theater and more theater, dance and music, farm to table restaurants, high-speed internet (great for streaming video), outdoor winter and summer adventures, the beautiful falling leaves of autumn, and an easy distance to both NYC and Boston. The Berkshires is a gem of New England - don’t just take our word, come check it out for yourself! 

 

As we continue to grow, Hevreh seeks an Executive Director who will think creatively about the operations of our community: resourcing revenue, controlling expenses, and managing facilities.  This person will manage and train a staff (currently F/T Office Manager and P/T Comms/Marketing Manager), guide them in line with our shared Hevreh values, engage volunteers and ensure technology and connectivity is effective for our needs.  We are excited to write the next book of Hevreh’s storied history.

Position Description:

The Executive Director will participate with others in the development of the strategic, operational, and financial vision for Hevreh and ensure the smooth operations of the synagogue with a commitment to embracing, upholding, and modeling Reform Jewish values. The Executive Director will be a key member of Hevreh’s leadership team, a critical partner of the Board of Trustees, Rabbis, and staff, and will support the diverse and vibrant culture of the Hevreh community. The successful candidate will have strong leadership, organizational and communications skills, fiscal stewardship, human resources management, a track record of innovative problem solving, and the ability to collaborate well with the Board, clergy and staff, members, volunteers, and the wider community. 

 

Salary and Benefits:

We offer a supportive and exciting work environment with opportunities for professional growth.

Compensation: $85,000 (negotiable depending on experience) plus benefits, including health care,

and paid vacation.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Operations

 

Oversee the day-to-day operations including:

  • All aspects of the building’s operations, ensuring that the building, grounds, and equipment are well maintained, licensed, and used to meet the religious, educational, and programmatic needs of the congregation

  • The maintenance of existing technology - i.e., ensure that ShulCloud (synagogue membership software) and QuickBooks (financial software) is maintained, functional and up to date

  • Personnel, security, vendors, and utility contracts, including rental of Temple facilities to congregants and outside community

 

Administrative/Human Resources Management

  • Manage and delegate the various administrative functions of the office on a day-to-day basis

  • Maintain the Master Calendar for booking events, rooms, and equipment.

  • Provide administrative and logistical support and staffing as required for all programming

  • Attend Board, Executive Committee, and committee meetings as appropriate

 

Financial Management

  • Oversee all financial operations in partnership with the Board Treasurer

  • Partner with staff and lay leaders to create and manage the budget, providing regular reports to the Board

  • Provide oversight for the Bookkeeper in the day-to-day aspects of the Synagogue’s fiscal affairs including, cash management, accounts receivable and payable, payroll, and preparation of regular financial statements.

 

Development/Membership/Communications

  • Respond to inquiries and concerns of members and others and refer them to other staff, clergy, or Board members as appropriate.

 

Qualifications: 

•    Experience with a membership-based organization (experience in a Jewish congregational or other communal setting is preferred)

•    A high level of personal initiative, responsibility, discretion, and good judgment

•    Demonstrated track record as a problem solver skilled at guiding, overseeing, and implementing innovative and effective solutions

•    Strong interpersonal, management, organizational, and written and oral communications skills

•    Proven track record managing staff and human resources

•    Proficient at financial management including understanding financial statements and ensuring that fiscal controls and procedures are in place and followed

•    Proficient with technology tools and ability to understand and manage technology [experience with ShulCloud and QuickBooks preferred]

•     Familiarity with social media  

•     Strong knowledge of Jewish holidays, rituals, and customs

•     Ability to work evenings and weekend hours as needed to attend worship services, events, religious school, Board meetings, relevant committee meetings and other programs. We envision reasonable flexibility in the ED work schedule 

 

Website: Hevreh.org 

 

Application and Hiring: 

Apply Now - Applications should be submitted as soon as interested as we are reviewing resumes on a rolling submission.  Final date negotiable (but trust us, you want to be here for the summer).

Persons who wish to apply to be Executive Director of Hevreh should submit their resume and cover letter by

April 1, 2022 

Hevreh Search Committee 

Workwithus@Hevreh.org

270 State Road 

Great Barrington, MA 01230 

If you enjoy working with children, we want you! We are looking for several people to join our strong, collaborative teaching team. We are hiring for both full and part-time positions. Our ECC provides a vibrant, nurturing, and creative learning environment for children 2 months - 5 years of age. Our program prides itself on providing a warm, supportive, and collaborative work environment.

Candidates should possess a genuine interest in early childhood education, and be enthusiastic, dependable, and eager to grow professionally. EEC certification is not required. Please note that all Hevreh staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID. If you would like to submit an application for these positions, please email your resume to Workwithus@Hevreh.org

 

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: $17.00 - $19.00 per hour

Hevreh is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, sex, religion, national origin, gender identify or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other category protected by law, state, or federal laws.