Full Time


Congregation Adath Jeshurun 2401 Woodbourne Ave, LOUISVILLE KY

Congregation Adath Jeshurun, a vibrant, egalitarian Conservative congregation of 390 families in Louisville, Kentucky is seeking an energetic, talented, and dedicated leader to serve as our next Executive Director (ED). The Executive Director position is an incredible leadership opportunity for an experienced professional who is a strong and decisive manager and passionate about Judaism and people. This position will work with the staff, clergy, and Board of Trustees to engage, galvanize, and inspire AJ’s members. The Executive Director will join a warm and welcoming synagogue community, and will help sustain the synagogue in the years to come.

Overview: The Executive Director oversees all administrative affairs of the synagogue including staff, finances, facilities, and membership relations, and is an integral part of the synagogue community. The ED works collaboratively with the clergy, other synagogue staff, the Board of Trustees, lay leaders, and members of the Congregation to ensure that the synagogue is an efficient and sustainable organization which values education, good deeds, spiritual growth, and people. The ED will report to the Board of Trustees. Candidates should have prior experience in administrative leadership, and be able to work full time in the synagogue office. A deep knowledge of Jewish customs and life cycle events is preferred. Involvement in many activities of the synagogue is essential. The ED will participate in select additional meetings in addition to regular business hours including Executive Committee meetings and Board of Trustees meetings on the second and fourth Thursday evenings of every month. Furthermore, the Executive Director will serve as spokesperson for Congregation Adath Jeshurun.
Key Responsibilities:
As Team Leader & Human Resources Manager, the Executive Director oversees all staff members, providing structure, supervision, and support.
This position oversees the day-to-day operations of the synagogue, including all programs, events, services, holidays, and facility rentals.
The ED interfaces with members and prospective families including recruitment of new members, coordination of lifecycle events, and consultation on financial obligations.
As Operations Manager, the ED will ensure that systems are maintained to handle membership data, dues collections, publications, website, calendar, holiday arrangements, yahrzeit information, cemetery operations, and other materials for the smooth operation of the synagogue.
The Executive Director works with the Facilities Manager and House Committee Chair to oversee the synagogue facilities including event scheduling, building maintenance, and repairs, as well as facility and grounds security, working closely with outsourced resources.
This position collaborates with the synagogue’s Accounting Manager, Treasurer, and President to manage the synagogue’s budget and finances. The ED integrates the synagogue calendar with the Louisville Jewish Community Calendar, and serves as editor for all external communications, community outreach efforts, marketing, and online presence.
As Strategist, the Executive Director works to establish policies that support the long-term operational health of the Congregation including fiscal matters, volunteer development, communication needs, and staffing requirements.
This includes overseeing grant-writing, coordinating donor development, and participation in fundraisers.
The position develops and implements processes in the synagogue office to optimize productivity, efficiency, and sustainability.
The ED collaborates with the rabbi to establish and run staff meetings.
The Executive Director ensures that operations are conducted in accordance with the synagogue’s bylaws.
In addition, the Executive Director will facilitate board members’ understanding of their roles and responsibilities.

Qualifications & Skills:
• Superior interpersonal and written communications skills.
• Highly organized and detail oriented with robust multi-tasking skills.
• Experience in operational, facility, and administrative management.
• Experience in a membership-focused environment in the not-for-profit sector.
• Knowledge of financial and budgeting practices.
• Flexibility and a good sense of humor when unplanned or difficult situations arise.
• Ability to handle confidential and sensitive matters with discretion and professionalism.
• Ability to operate with a high degree of integrity.
• Familiarity with Jewish customs and holiday celebrations, or a willingness to learn.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and QuickBooks is required.
• Proficiency in website management, social media, and ShulCloud is a plus.
• Available to work full-time in the Synagogue Office.
• Available to work on Jewish holidays, weekends, and some evenings.
• Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in a related field a plus.
•75,000 + negotiable based on education and experience.
• Relocation assistance negotiable.
• Paid Federal and Jewish holidays.
• Paid vacation.
• Synagogue pays 50% of health insurance premium.
• Dental and Vision insurance coverage available as a payroll deduction.
• Discount available in the AJ Preschool.
• Participation in Long-Term and Short-Term Disability insurance.
• Participation in Section 125 Cafeteria Plan.
• Participation in 403-B Pension Program.
• Complimentary synagogue membership.
To Apply: Candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Synagogue Vice-President, Dr. Felissa Goldstein at fgoldstein@adathjeshurun.com

Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Preferred and 3-5 years of experience.