The Center for Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas seeks a visionary, Jewish educational leader who will advance the role of Jewish education in Dallas. The Executive Director of the CJE will be the primary representative for Jewish education of the Jewish Federation and serve on its senior management team. S/he will convene community professionals and serve as a resource to Jewish Federation community partners while leading a team of professionals at the CJE. The Executive Director is also a scholar-in-residence for the Jewish Federation and the community.
The Executive Director reports to the Chief Operating Officer of the Jewish Federation and supervises these staff members at the CJE: Director of Institutional Development & Advancement, Director of Programs & New Initiatives, and Coordinator of Projects & Administration.
The successful candidate will have:
A Master’s degree or equivalent in Jewish education or a related field.
7 + years’ experience in Jewish education and/or non-profit management.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with a wide variety of people.
Proven nonprofit leadership, with experience in supervising program directors and managers, including a local and remote workforce.
The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and lay leadership.
Strong fiscal and business management skills including proficiency in developing budgets.
Command of education-related issues and the current Jewish educational and community landscape.
Strong time management skills and ability to plan, prioritize and complete multiple tasks with attention to detail and deadlines.
A deep level of Jewish content knowledge and profound commitment to pluralist and inclusive Judaism.
Dr. Kerry Olitzky
About Center for Jewish Education
The Center for Jewish Education (CJE) is a fully-funded department of the Jewish Federation. The Dallas Jewish community has more than 50 agencies/organizations including Jewish day schools, synagogues, community organizations, Jewish Community Center and a variety of Federation-supported agencies. Dallas is home to approximately 70,000 Jews representing a broad spectrum of Jewish life and identity.
Emerging out of the Department of Jewish Education, the CJE was created in 2004 to lead the Jewish community on issues pertaining to Jewish education, to enrich existing programs and serve as a catalyst for new Jewish educational initiatives in the community. A lay-professional Advisory Committee works with the CJE and its Executive Director.