Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue is an independent, inclusive spiritual community of 100 households in Seattle, WA, practicing an evolving Judaism as a path to awakening. We foster a Jewish spirituality for all ages that supports each individual, is realized in community and manifests itself in our world as peaceful acts of compassion and love. Bet Alef is striving to create an evolutionary community that mirrors this purpose. For staff, that includes a holistic blend of flexibility that is family friendly, with a "bring-your-whole-self-to-work" environment. We also like to have fun!
Bet Alef is seeking an experienced leader to fill the role of Executive Director. Working closely in partnership with our Rabbi and Board, the E.D. is responsible for overseeing the administrative side of our community, including communications, membership, fundraising, programming, and finances - including close management of our $250,000 budget. The E.D. also provides guidance and support to lay leaders & volunteers, leadership to the staff team, and participates in strategic planning. Having a deep understanding and commitment to Bet Alef's mission is key. This is a full-time position.
Who are we looking for?
Responsibilities and Duties
Congregation & Leadership role:
Board and Volunteer Support role:
Financial Management role:
Administration / Human Resources Management role:
Community Relationship-Building role:
Knowledge, skills and abilities:• Bachelor’s Degree required, relevant Master’s Degree preferred. • Minimum 3 years management experience in non-profit organization(s) or Master’s Degree.• Knowledge of Jewish traditions, practices, holidays, life cycle events.• Strong financial/accounting skills.• Ability to build appropriate partnerships with Rabbi, Staff, Board, committees, and other volunteers.• Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities.• High personal and professional integrity.• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, QuickBooks, e-mail marketing platforms, and database management; Neon or other CRM experience preferred.