Executive Director

Temple Emanu-El
January 9, 2019
Dallas, United States
Job Type


The Executive Director of Temple Emanu-El should be: a strong leader with superior partnership/supervisory skills for working with lay leadership, clergy and staff, outstanding executive function/organizational practices, a passion for serving the Jewish community and a commitment to helping our members have a sense of sacred encounter in every interaction with our congregation.

The Executive Director of Temple Emanu-El demonstrates the core competencies of: Leadership, organization, collaboration, initiative, strategic thinking, imagination, clear communication, good listening, confidence and compassion.

The Executive Director of Temple Emanu-El reports to the President of the congregation, leads the staff team and is responsible for:

Financial Oversight with assistance from the Controller, who leads the Finance Department. This includes among other responsibilities: Development and oversight of annual budget, day to day financial operations, compliance with all tax regulations, financial management of Temple funds and Temple Emanu-El Foundation assets.

Membership Engagement through the leadership of the Associate Executive Director, who leads and supervises the Engagement/Membership/Program Teams and supervises the Communications Director. The work of these departments includes among other responsibilities: Membership recruitment, retention, financial support, maintenance of records and reporting. Programs to engage members at all demographics including cultivation of leadership.  Planning and implementation for celebrations of Shabbat, Holidays and High Holy Days. Creation and distribution of print and electronic materials.

Development and Fundraising Oversight through the leadership of the Development Director and staff team. This includes cultivation of donors, solicitation and stewardship for the Annual Campaign, a future Endowment Campaign, donations to various funds, and nurturing a culture of philanthropy within the congregation.

Facilities Maintenance and Management, with assistance from Director of Facilities Operations. This includes among other responsibilities: Cleaning, Maintenance, Capital Improvements, all Activities at Temple, Lifecycle/Outside Event Coordination, Information Technology Support, Security, Sound/AV Support.

Cemetery Management with assistance from the Cemetery Manager. This includes: daily operations, sales and administration of the cemetery and mausoleum.

Early Childhood Education Center Oversight through the leadership of the Early Childhood Education Director. This includes supervision of the director and the budget.

Administrative Leadership and Implementation of Strategic Planning, Human Resources and Staff Development, Employee Benefits, Risk Management, Contractual agreements, support for President, Executive Committee and Board of Trustees in partnership with lay leaders and full-time administrative support.

About Temple Emanu-El

Founded in 1872, Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, Texas, is a vibrant Reform Jewish community of more than 2,600 families. Our congregation thrives because of a deep partnership among lay, clergy and staff, all of whom are driven by a strong sense of purpose. We are a multigenerational community. Our award-winning Early Childhood Education Center currently teaches more than 300 children under age 6 and is led by a professional staff and 100 teachers and specialists. Our Youth Learning+Engagement program, led by a rabbi-educator, serves the formal and informal educational and social needs of about 600 students from grades K-12. Our total staff comprises a program and engagement team of more than 15 professionals, as well as facilities, finance and administration cohort groups totaling 59 full time staff members and five part-time employees. The entire staff works collaboratively with lay partners and six pulpit clergy to identify and meet the needs of congregants of all ages, stages and cycles of life.

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