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Executive Director - Rockdale Temple


Are you looking for the next great leadership opportunity in the Cincinnati Jewish community?  K.K. Bene Israel, also known as Rockdale Temple, is searching for a dedicated, enthusiastic Executive Director to lead and grow our synagogue into the future.  Rockdale Temple is the oldest congregation west of the Allegheny Mountains. Founded in 1824, it has been at the forefront of Reform Judaism in America and was one of the founding congregations of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations and the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.

The Executive Director works alongside the Senior Rabbi, Associate Rabbi/Director of Education and almost 400-member families. The successful candidate will be a vibrant, forward-thinking professional able to work with a diverse membership including multi-generational families, legacy members and new members.

Located in Amberley Village, Rockdale is on the Ridge Road Mayerson JCC Campus. During our 195-year history, nine rabbis have been our spiritual leaders.



The Executive Director serves as the chief administrative officer of the congregation and is responsible for the implementation of policies, provides the day-to-day management of Temple fiscal and administrative affairs, and has direct supervisory jurisdiction overall administrative, clerical, and building personnel.



The Executive Director reports to, takes direction from, and is accountable to the President of the ·congregation and takes guidance from the Senior Rabbi.



•  Supervise the day-to-day operations of the Temple Office.

•   Supervise and evaluate the performance of all staff (with the exception

of clergy and the confidential content of the clergy's secretary's work).

•  Assure that Temple policy is followed and recommend new policies to the Board where appropriate.

•  Provide administrative and logistical support required for the smooth running of all Shabbat, life cycle, festival, and High Holy Day services and activities.

• Support and manage membership retention, development, and recruitment.

•  Provide contact with prospective and new members, offering information on services, programs, and financial support.

•  Maintain accurate membership records that reflect all pertinent information on all individuals and families.

•  Attend Board and committee meetings as appropriate.

•  Oversee, with the Board, all financial support and fundraising activities.

•  Oversee, with the Board, all marketing activities.

•  Oversee the rental of Temple facilities to the community including contracts, collections, and scheduling of staff in consultation with the facilities manager.

•  Assist the Finance Committee in the preparation of the annual budget.

•  Assist the Treasurer and Temple Accountant in maintaining fiscal records and in presenting monthly and annual financial reports to the Board and to the members.

•  Manage all Temple communications, publications and publicity, including supervision of social media.

•  Serve as a liaison between the Congregation and the community to promote the Temple's visibility and good reputation.

•  Participate in the Association of Temple and Synagogue Administrators and NATA (National Association of Temple Administrators).

•  Must embrace and appreciate the Temple’s values for Jewish life.

•  Maintain the various Temple records, e.g. membership data, newsletters, minutes, and all historical archival records.

•  Establish, maintain and monitor all security measures inside the temple building and outside.



•  Bachelor’s degree or higher in business, management, finance, human resources, or another related field is preferred.

•  Collaborative leadership style in operations, administration or finance role.

•  Strong interpersonal skills and experience building teams with staff and volunteer leaders.

•  Strong financial acumen with the ability to read and interpret financial statements; accounting expertise not required.

•  Experience with facilities management and/or event management.

•   Responsible for human resource management, or significant HR experience as a manager.

•  Must have previous experience in managing staff.

•  Demonstrated ability to coach and train staff.

•  Strong customer service orientation and effective oral and written communication skills.

•  Demonstrated desire for ongoing learning and personal development.

•  Non-profit experience with a membership-based organization is a plus.

•  Donor cultivation or fundraising experience a plus.

•   Knowledgeable and conversant in Social Media usage.

Rockdale Temple will offer a compensation and benefits package appropriate for the experience and skills of the successful candidate.


To apply for this position please email cover letter and resume to .

Rockdale Temple
Cincinnati , OH
Employment Type: 
Full Time
Close Date: 
Friday, May 1, 2020