Hillels of Georgia Interim Executive Director Opportunity
Join Hillels of Georgia for an estimated 7-month appointment as our Interim Executive Director helping to enrich students’ experiences and shape the future of Jewish life on regional system of campuses. Hillels of Georgia Interim Executive Director will be “hitting the ground running” as the organization is in a dynamic growth phase. The Interim director will step into a multi-campus state wide environment with not only building projects already begun, but the annual fundraiser 4 months away in March 2020. The position reports directly to the Hillels of Georgia Board of Directors.
The Interim Executive Director will provide support and stability after the current director of almost seven years moves to a new position. You will work to ensure a smooth transition and help to build the quality and quantity of Hillel’s engagement of all Jewish students on campus and enhance financial stability as we seek to build a pluralistic, dynamic organization.
We seek candidates who are passionate about promoting Jewish culture and values on a college campus by supporting students, developing and leading a team, managing our transition period, strengthening our human and financial resources, and maintaining Hillel’s ties with the larger community. You’ll wake up each day excited to lead an inviting Hillel community that inspires students to explore, experience and create vibrant Jewish lives. You’ll balance the stewardship of the Board and donors with direct and indirect supervision/collaboration of the campus staff along with serving as the primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.
General Interim Director Responsibilities
Serve as Hillels of Georgia’s primary spokesperson to the organization’s constituents, the media and the general public.
Establish and maintain relationships with various organizations, university staff, JFGA and utilize those relationships to strategically enhance Hillels of Georgia’s Mission.
Engage in fundraising and developing other revenues.
Oversee the success of the Annual Hillel Fundraiser
Maintain relationships with high level stakeholders
Hold directors’ accountable for their fundraising goals
Oversee marketing and other communications efforts.
Real Estate Project Management:
Manage New Building Site Selection and Purchase Process
Facilitate with the Board the Architectural Drawings and Plans for New Facilities
Collaborate with Campus Hillel Building committee the RFP for New Facility
Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Hillels of Georgia that includes submission to the Board of a proposed annual budget and financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
Responsible for fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
Coordination of fiscal management and reporting
Oversight of fiscal operations, bill payments, budget management, cash flow
Review profit and loss reports
Communicate updates to board and finance committee
HR Management and Supervision of Staff:
Provide regular supervision and mentoring
Run regular staff meetings and ensures all staff meet monthly
Weekly meetings with direct reports
Schedule time off and vacations with team
Keep staff updated about transition timelines and process
Manages staff to annual metrics around engagement and measuring excellence
Maintains annual review process
Admin and Boards:
Report to and work closely with the Board of Directors to seek their involvement in policy decisions, fundraising and to increase the overall visibility of the organization.
Oversee Hillels of Georgia Board and committee meetings.
Oversee and attend the Endowment Committee, Finance Committee, Buildings & Grounds, New Buildings Committee, Nominating Committee, etc.
Establishing employment and administrative policies and procedures for all functions and for the day-to-day operation of the nonprofit.
Review and approve contracts for services.
Provide program oversight, support and some attendance:
Ensure program staff have clear directions and support
Participate in selected offerings to provide leadership presence to students on campus
Maintain a usable kitchen at MHC
Manage the day to day operations of the MHC
Compensation and Commitment
Competitive salary and benefits in the non-profit marketplace annualized $155,000
This position is an estimated 7 months, full-time, on-site position.
Professional Qualifications Needed:
A bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree a plus.
Strong familiarity with Judaism and Jewish college students
Transparent and high integrity leadership.
Five or more years with senior nonprofit management experience.
Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors.
High level strategic thinking and planning. Ability to envision and convey the organization’s strategic future to the staff, board, volunteers and donors.
Ability to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to donors, volunteers and the overall community.
Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
A history of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
Active fundraising experience. Excellent donor relations skills and understanding of the funding community.
Previous success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations of influence including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, program development and task facilitation.
Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, analysis, decision making and reporting.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong public speaking ability.
Strong work ethic with a high degree of energy.
About Hillels of Georgia
Hillels of Georgia is unique in that it is a combination of individual campuses all working together to support a regional model. In this position, you will work with multiple large state schools, an elite private school, a Tech focused school, and more. Each individual Hillel seeks to create an open, inclusive Jewish environment for every student, and staff strives to ensure that every student feels welcome. Together the region serves an estimated 3,000 students coming from homes all around the country. The position is located in Atlanta which has a very strong, friendly, and welcoming Jewish community.
About Hillel International
In 1923, Rabbi Benjamin Frankel started Hillel with humble means, a noble mission and a breathtaking vision: to convey Jewish civilization to a new generation. Today, Hillel International continues to enrich the lives of Jewish students and is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world at more than 550 colleges and universities across North America and around the world. As Hillel evolves as an organization, the mission remains steadfast: to create lasting connections with every Jewish student that foster an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel and train them to become the next Jewish leaders.