Job Openings at Temple Micah

COMMUNITY COORDINATOR: YOUTH AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

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.

Sh’ma! 

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:  

V’ahavta (What you’ll love doing): 

  • Developing and sustaining deep relationships with 6th-12th graders This includes:
    • Meeting with Micah youth one-on-one and in small groups 
    • Leading our Tuesday night weekly learning for 8th-12th graders 
    • Running our Sunday morning teen leadership program, Madrichim
      • Support our Sunday morning education program, Machon Micah
    • Supporting and helping shape our teen leaders 
    • Planning relevant group experiences for teens 
    • Attending the RAC’s L’taken weekend seminar with Micah students, as well as other possible regional youth group events 
    • Nourishing relationships among the 20s 30s and young family communities within Temple Micah and the larger Washington DC area by: 
      • Helping plan, attend, and organize 20s 30s events 
      • Assisting with the planning, running, and advertising of events 
      • Managing the logistics for our inclusive, creative, musical 20s 30s High Holy Day services 
      • Help us continue to adapt to our shifting pandemic and post-pandemic reality 
  • Partnering with other teen and 20s 30s communities and leaders in the D.C. Jewish community 
  • Creating and managing the social media and communications for our community for young families, teens and 20s 30s.
    • Familiarity with Canva is a bonus. 
  • Providing administrative support to the assistant rabbis and the Temple Micah office in general
  • Bringing initiatives and original ideas to the table! 

Ideal Candidates Are… 

  • Excited about engaging in outreach through substantive relationship building. This includes “meeting teens and other younger cohorts where they are” — often outside of standard working hours and outside the walls of Temple Micah.
  • Creative. Seeking to create new spaces for Jewish exploration and experiences. Open to updating old methods of engagement that no longer serve American Jews today.
  • Collaborative. Willing to work with teens, parents, and lay and professional leaders to create excellent options and outcomes.
  • Willing to reflect and build on successes and failures.
  • Friendly, warm, and willing to observe offbeat holidays with others in the office (such as National Talk Like a Pirate Day!).
  • A Doer. Highly organized and comfortable with a logistics-heavy workload (planning field trips, excursions, off-site events, etc.). 
  • Self-starter. Flexible and adaptable within our energetic work setting, with an ability to manage multiple projects and work independently

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. 

APPLICATION PROCESS:

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 rabbicrawley@templemicah.org


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

ABOUT THE ROLE:

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.

START DATE:

Flexible

ABOUT YOU:

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Organizational Leadership

  • Collaborate with the clergy and board to define and meet Temple Micah’s mission, vision, and values
  • Implement the vision and policies and ensure goals and objectives are met

Administration

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the temple
  • Develop and implement policies, best practices, and procedures
  • Promote effective information sharing among clergy, staff, and board
  • Maintain equipment and technology
  • Develop and oversee communications strategies; oversee the website and social media
  • Manage relationships with vendors

Human Resources

  • Manage and develop staff and promote a highly effective work culture
  • Manage administrative, financial, and facilities personnel
  • Foster a culture of respect, collaboration, empowerment, integrity, and fun
  • Manage all employee benefit programs and policies; ensure compliance with current federal and state labor law

Engagement

  • Cultivate and nurture relationships and address congregational concerns in a timely manner
  • In partnership with the rabbis, professional staff and lay leadership, develop strategies for community connection, engagement, and retention
  • Ensure accuracy of membership information, records, and reporting

Financial Management & Fundraising

  • Ensure sound financial management for the synagogue; use appropriate financial systems and controls to ensure legal compliance, integrity, and transparency
  • Oversee all financial operations
  • Partner with staff and lay leaders to create and manage the budget, providing regular reports to the board
  • Manage financial personnel and vendors
  • Maintain appropriate insurance
  • Ensure support for fundraising initiatives and donor stewardship

Facilities Management

  • Oversee all aspects of the building operations, ensuring that the building, grounds, and equipment are licensed and maintained
  • Manage facilities personnel, security, vendors, and utility contracts
  • Ensure legal compliance with inspection and maintenance schedules
  • Manage preventative maintenance, repair, and improvements
  • Stay on top of changes to technology and suggest timely improvements
  • Work closely with the House Committee on capital improvement plans and other projects (including the kitchen sink!)
  • Collaborate with the staff and lay leaders in developing and implementing a vision for use of space

YOUR IMPACT

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.

SALARY & BENEFITS:

  • The salary for for this job is $115,000-$125,000
  • Health, vision, dental, and long-term disability insurance
  • Retirement savings plan with a 15% employer contribution
  • Generous paid time off and federal holidays
  • Values-aligned work environment
  • This is a full-time, exempt position
  • This is not a remote position. Candidates will be expected to live in the DC area. Relocation stipend available.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

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.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT:

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.


DOWNLOADABLE PDF DOCUMENTS:

Temple Micah Executive Director Job Description 2021

Temple Micah Description for Job Postings 2021