Company: Jewish Community Center Works
Location: Cherry Hill
Posted on: February 22, 2021
Betty & Milton Katz JCC
1301 Springdale Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 SUMMARY The Betty and Milton Katz Jewish
Community Center (Katz JCC) is seeking an executive with strong
business acumen; leadership experience; and personnel management,
customer service support, and fundraising skills to serve as its
Executive Director . He or she will continue the mission of the
organization, maintain relationships with partner agencies, and
nurture and develop the local Jewish community. POSITION
SPECIFICATIONS The Katz JCC is seeking an executive who will build
on the community's tradition of innovation, commitment and giving
to help shape the future of the organization. The Executive
Director must be able to strategically examine the Katz JCC's
policies and structure from the standpoint of mission, community
success and financial operations. The successful candidate will
have the passion and ability to lead/participate in the
articulation of a vision for the Katz JCC. The Executive Director
will build and nourish trusted relationships, respecting tradition
while recognizing when change is needed. Inspiring trust through
open and transparent interactions, the new executive will work
closely with the Board, partner agencies and synagogues to drive
shared goals. A strong people manager, the Executive Director will
assess and develop the existing staff and promote teamwork. This
professional leader will oversee a large staff creating metrics,
protocols, and accountability for all. He/she will oversee staff
and volunteer collaboration, enabling the organization to attract
and engage new volunteers to grow into leadership roles. The
Executive Director must be an effective communicator and
fundraiser. The Executive Director must ultimately drive strong
fundraising success by personal engagement with identified and as
of yet unidentified donors. The Executive Director reports to the
Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey CEO, the Katz JCC
President and is accountable to the Katz JCC's Board of Directors
and its Executive Committee. Interested candidates should apply
with a cover letter and resume. COMPENSATION A highly competitive
package, consisting of a base salary and a variety of incremental
perks will be assembled commensurate with the successful
candidate's experience. Minimum Qualifications: POSITION
REQUIREMENTS In each of the following areas, the successful
- Communicate a compelling vision for the Katz JCC and translate
the vision and mission into objectives, strategies, activities, and
deliverables in ways that capture the imagination of a broad
Business Leadership and Management Skills
- Demonstrate confidence and proficiency in managing a
membership-driven complex organization under changing conditions,
applying business and fiscal skills to managing a large
multi-faceted non-profit organization, including familiarity with
budgeting, and profit and loss statements.
- Deploy and manage human resources effectively. Set clear
objectives, emphasize accountability, and communicate effectively.
Create a work environment that encourages, attracts, and retains
- Balance the expectations of multiple constituencies, engaging
those constituencies in an effective manner.
- Identify, lead, and manage necessary change after strategic
evaluation of priorities, approaches and outcomes. Act with care
and sensitivity to respect tradition while also guiding
- Lead staff in assessing and revising goals pertaining to
program creativity and excellence.
- Maintain a focus on proactive planning that will identify and
take advantage of, or respond to, emerging trends and needs.
- Ensure that programs are aligned with the Katz JCC's mission
and community priorities. Marketing and Communication
- Initiate and maintain a strong communications program to all
constituents in the community, providing honest and transparent
updates and messaging.
- Oversee the creation of overall messaging and marketing
campaigns for the Katz JCC for use on the web, in print and via
social media that will bring greater awareness of the objectives,
activities and benefits of working with, volunteering with, and
donating to the Katz JCC.
- Set the strategic direction for the Katz JCC's financial
resource development activities.
- Be a successful fundraiser by engaging directly with donors and
determining appropriate fundraising strategies for various donor
types, including the next generation of Jewish philanthropists. Be
attuned to donor interests and concerns and work closely and
creatively with those individuals to fulfill their philanthropic
desires and align them with the community priorities.
- Identify new donors and develop strategies to engage them.
- Bring a track record of personal successful fundraising
- Understands and supports the Jewish mission of the Katz JCC as
- Reputation as a community role model.
- Commitment to enhancing the awareness of Jewish culture and
increasing the knowledge of Jewish traditions and customs for the
membership, staff, and leadership of the Katz JCC and the
- Build personal and trusted relationships with members, major
donors, volunteer leaders, stakeholders, federation professionals,
key agency leadership and rabbinic and civic leaders.
- Articulate and demonstrate passion for the Katz JCC's mission.
Serve as a dynamic spokesperson.
- Strategies to grow a membership base including ideas on
outreach to unaffiliated members of our community.
- Understand the complexities of the Jewish community at home, in
Israel and throughout the world. PERSONAL
- Possess a Bachelor's or a more advanced degree including a
- Bring proven strategic leadership and management experience,
whether in the business, government, academic or non-profit
- Have a successful track record of working with a Board and
understand the volunteer-professional partnership.
- Demonstrate strength of conviction and willingness to
compromise, always able to bring an open mind.
- Demonstrate a proven record of collaboration and teamwork and
the ability to work with multiple types of personalities.
- Demonstrate productivity, multi-tasking skills, and an
understanding for maximizing efficiency.
- Possess the ability to make, execute, and communicate difficult
decisions. Agency Information: The Katz JCC is located in Cherry
Hill, New Jersey, in the heart of southern New Jersey. We are a
vibrant Jewish Community, in close proximity to the Philadelphia
metropolitan area, and a short drive to the Jersey shore. The Katz
JCC has an outstanding staff and is the proud home of the largest
Jewish day camp in the country, and a state-of-the art community
campus. We are part of a functional system with the Jewish
Federation of Southern New Jersey under which are the Katz JCC,
Jewish Family and Children Services, the Voice, the Jewish
community's newspaper, and the Jewish Community Relations Council
all housed within our campus. Our area, which includes roughly
60,000 people identifying as Jewish, includes a broad network of
thriving synagogues representing diverse choices for a rich Jewish
life, Jewish day schools, and Jewish senior housing complexes. The
mission of the Katz JCC is to promote and enrich Jewish culture,
heritage, values, and lives by providing outstanding educational,
social, and health & wellness programs and experiences for an
inclusive community of all ages, abilities, and lifestyles. Our
vision is to continue to be the premiere Jewish social, cultural,
recreational, and educational center that serves the South Jersey
community. We strive to preserve and enrich Jewish culture,
heritage, and values by providing programs and services for all
ages and abilities. Specifically, the Katz JCC provides programming
for wellness and fitness for all ages, child education and
childcare, contemporary adult programming, an Arts Books and
Culture Festival, youth fitness and sports, and many other
programming activities. For about 80 years, the Katz JCC has worked
locally to build a vibrant, inclusive, and supportive Jewish
community and enhancing and deepening the commitment to Jewish
philanthropy. We have also worked with people and partners across
the globe to nurture Jewish life and learning, help those in need
and build connections with Israel and Jews around the world. The
Katz JCC has a revenue stream of approximately sixteen million
dollars which comprises membership, our JCC Camp, our Early
Childhood program, other programming and fundraising. With a
membership population of approximately 20,000 and a deeply
committed donor and volunteer base, the Katz JCC offers a strong
Jewish infrastructure. For more information, please see the Katz
JCC's website: www.katzjcc.org.
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