Temple Micah is a warm, soulful, loving community of 640 member families in Washington, D.C. and is currently seeking an outstanding and thoughtful individual for an exciting position–Community Coordinator.
We are a synagogue that is dedicated to expanding the definition of the 21st century American synagogue. We are at once traditional and innovative, combining a good helping of time-honored ritual with groundbreaking, new approaches to Jewish life. We put a premium on creativity, experimentation and learning.
We’re looking for someone to join our collaborative, dedicated and fun–that’s right, fun!–team, taking on the important work of engaging the younger members of our community, spanning teens to young families, and everyone in-between. This position is for someone who cultivates communal connections, brings energy and vision to social gatherings, and values engagement among the younger people of the Jewish community.
Ideal candidates will understand– deeply–that taking a leadership position in the Jewish community is the truest embodiment of l’dor va’dor, generation to generation, a value that Temple Micah takes seriously and which we invest our resources, and of course, heart and soul.
We are not just interested in having you fill a role, we want to help you develop–intellectually, spiritually, and as a Jewish professional. In the past, this job has been filled by individuals who eventually went on to study at HUC-JIR, the rabbinical college of the Reform movement. While we do not think that the ideal candidate will necessarily have plans to continue on as Jewish professional, we do want someone who is interested in maintaining a deep commitment to the Jewish people.
The Community Coordinator will take primary responsibility for the programming for teenagers in 6th-12th grade, developing, organizing, and implementing programming for Temple Micah’s youth. Additionally, they will support and expand our 20s-30s work, including the current organization, Next Dor, and our thriving community for young families.
With the support of Rabbis Josh Beraha and Stephanie Crawley and Education Director Sharon Tash, the Community Coordinator will develop a portfolio based on their particular strengths and interests, in addition to the following key responsibilities:
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Temple Micah seeks diversity, equity, and inclusion in its leadership and staff. We invite applicants with diverse backgrounds, identities, and skills, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, religious denominations, gender, sexuality, ability, and neurodiversity. Candidates should be open to working with a staff built upon these values.
This position will be a full-time, salaried position, will offer health insurance, and flexible vacation and sick time. While this role regularly requires working weekends and evenings, it is a 40 hour/week position and Temple Micah will work with you to develop appropriate time off.
The start date is flexible but the position is open NOW. Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis. Salary is set at $50,000. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Community Coordinator ” to Rabbi Stephanie Crawley at email@example.com.
Temple Micah, a vibrant and creative Reform congregation of about 600 families in Washington, DC, is seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director, a senior member of our team, is responsible for the management and business operations of Temple Micah. The Executive Director works directly with the senior rabbi, Daniel G. Zemel, and the rest of the staff and the Board of Directors to implement the mission, vision, and goals of the congregation. The Executive Director is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing all systems to create a caring, collaborative environment that optimizes the experience of our members and staff.
You are personable and fun loving, and would relish the opportunity to work with an eclectic group of rabbis, staff, and congregants. You love your work, and your enjoyment is infectious. You like a challenge, and don’t panic when things get sticky. You are curious, and not afraid to ask questions. You are calm, unflappable, even-tempered. You are a thinker and a doer. You have great ideas and are open to accepting even better ideas from rabbis, senior staff, junior staff, and congregants.
You are a creative problem-solver, systems thinker, and experienced manager of people and projects. You have experience in operations, finance, HR, and facilities management, and love every piece of the puzzle. You care about getting things done, but how they are done is equally important.
You love managing people. You have experience building teams in which members challenge each other in a respectful way. You listen to diverse perspectives. You believe in the power of teams and are adept at delegating.
You understand the beauty of technology, systems, and budgets. You light up around spreadsheets and data organization. You have financial-management experience and have created and managed budgets. You are interested in leading-edge ways to use technology to engage people.
You believe in racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. You share the traditional Jewish value of tikkun olam and know how to make it relevant to the modern world. You can help a community work toward social justice to bring about meaningful change.
You are self-confident. You work well with rabbis, senior and junior staff, congregants, and members of the board and committees. You are a thought partner and a problem solver.
You can make difficult decisions. When people come to you with a challenge, you listen, you consider the options and/or create new ones, and then you decide. As one of the leaders of this organization, you understand the weight of your decisions. You take responsibility and are accountable for decisions, even if the results are not as expected.
This isn’t your first rodeo. You have 5-10+ years of experience managing personnel, programs, and facilities. You will hit the ground running.
You understand or are open to learning about Jewish and Reform customs, practices, and holidays.
This job is considered a long-term leadership role with room for growth. You will be an integral part of Temple Micah, the first person many new members will meet. You will help set the tone for the rest of the staff. You will help us build sustainable operating systems and manage our growing community and programs. Your ability to juggle several responsibilities at once — with optimism, enthusiasm, and a rigorous attention to detail — will create a lasting impact on our congregation and community. The Executive Director will report directly to the Senior Rabbi.
Please email a cover letter and résumé to EDsearch@templemicah.org. Include at least two references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Temple Micah members are not eligible to apply.
Temple Micah seeks diversity, equity, and inclusion in its leadership and staff. We invite applicants with diverse backgrounds, identities, and skills, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, religious denominations, gender, sexuality, ability, and neurodiversity. Candidates for Executive Director also should be open to leading staff built upon these values.