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Job Posted: 09/02/2014

Job Title: Executive Director

Location: New York, NY

AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps seeks an Executive Director who is a passionate advocate for social justice, who can inspire young people to engage in service and community building.

Organization
AVODAH is a New York City-based, national program dedicated to developing and engaging a network of emerging Jewish leaders committed to fighting poverty and social injustice in the United States through participation in service and community building activities that inspire them to become lifelong leaders for social change. Our three core programs -- Service Corps, Fellowship, and Alumni Network -- are rooted in and nourished by Jewish values. 

Opportunity
The new Executive Director will assume responsibility for a vibrant, pluralistic organization grounded in Jewish teachings and values. AVODAH’s new Executive Director will be responsible for: strengthening fundraising capacity; working closely with the board on programs, fundraising and planning; examining the financial underpinnings of the organization and building a strategic financial team; implementing a communications strategy to increase visibility; and providing support for staff while recognizing the need for prudent fiscal management and workplace efficiency. AVODAH has an operating budget of $2.16 Million and a staff of approximately 20 across four sites (New York City, Chicago, Washington, DC, and New Orleans).

Profile
The new Executive Director of AVODAH must be:

  • Passionate about social justice and service
  • Able to develop and articulate a clear vision for the organization’s work, grounded in Jewish teachings and values
  • An experienced fundraiser able to connect with and motivate a variety of people
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced work environment and possessed of the ability to balance an inclusive leadership style with decisiveness
  • A strong, experienced manager and team builder

This search is being conducted by the Third Sector New England Executive Transitions and Search Program and Transition Consultant Donna Zalichin. The full Position Profile, including contact information for interested candidates, may be found here.

AVODAH is an equal opportunity employer.

 

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