Following the retirement of our founding Executive Director, Sheryl Olitzky, The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom seeks its next highly skilled, visionary leader.
The mission of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom is to build trust, respect, and relationships between Muslim and Jewish women and teenage girls. Together, we commit to stand up for one another, educate one another about our faith and cultural practices, engage in social action and work to end acts of hate for all human beings. Through our building bridges of trust and respect, we will unite against bigotry and acts of hate one Muslim and one Jewish woman at a time.
Reporting directly to the President of the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director (ED) will be responsible for the execution of the program, financial integrity, and operations for the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom. The ED will have deep knowledge of the field, and will develop expertise in the Sisterhood’s core programs, operations, and financial and strategic goals. The new executive director will manage and grow the current organizational budget of approximately $500,000.
Organizational Leadership & Strategy:
- Work closely with the board of trustees and staff to operationalize the Sisterhood’s mission through programs, strategic planning, and community outreach.
- Work with staff and board to create opportunities for chapter and community member engagement.
- Develop long-range strategic plan.
Budget & Finance:
- Oversee, develop, and manage annual budget and audit process.
- Ensure effective systems to track financial progress in a way that can be effectively reported to the board, funders, and other constituents.
Fund Development & Communications
- Lead, manage, and grow fund development activities including annual campaigns, major gift solicitations, foundation relations, and sponsorships.
- Develop a blended income strategy, including membership dues and program fees.
- Ensure board member engagement in fund development activities.
- Deepen and refine all elements of communications program including web presence, social media, public relations, annual report, and others to create a stronger brand.
- Empower Sisterhood program, finance, and operations staff.
- Create and maintain an organizational culture that attracts, retains, and motivates diversity and quality.
- Ensure quality and inspirational programming.
- Regularly evaluate program components to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to funders, the community, and other constituents.
Board, Volunteer & Community Relations:
- Create opportunities to build awareness and understanding of Sisterhood programs.
- Represent the organization at meetings and events.
- Engage and update the Board of Trustees as necessary, including participation in regular board and committee meetings.
- Ensure appropriate staffing for board committees.
- Demonstrate visionary leadership.
- Be available to work evenings and weekends as needed.
- Perform other related responsibilities as required.
- Communication: Deliver written communications with clarity and impact, effective listener; clearly and thoughtfully communicates with others. Inspirational speaker.
- Reliability: Accountable; maintain focus; punctual; meet deadlines.
- Problem Solving: Persist in efforts to solve issues; take personal responsibility for outcomes; respond quickly
- Computer Proficiency: Computer-based skills; use technology to enhance job performance. Strong proficiency with common office software and internet applications, including Salesforce.
- Teamwork: Accountable to the team; participate effectively in group- and team-work.
- Tolerance for Ambiguity and Change: Maintain composure; handle complex problems with minimal supervision; demonstrate flexibility and versatility.
- Attention to Detail: Strive to eliminate errors; seek opportunities to improve performance.
- Decision Making: Collect, organize, and analyze information before making decisions.
- Integrity and Ethics: Actively model the highest ethical standards; maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries.
- Cultural Sensitivity: Ability to work with a diverse population; open to different perspectives. Resourceful, hardworking, and passionate about the Sisterhood’s mission and impact. Familiarity with issues related to Muslim-Jewish relations, best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and experience in multi-faith communities.
- Fun: Enjoy your work and support a joyful work environment.
Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s degree preferred) or other relevant professional/life experience
- Strong leadership and management experience
- Proven track record of successfully raising major gifts
- Budget management experience and financial literacy
- Previous experience working in non-profit or philanthropy a plus
- Strong ties and/or previous experience working within an interfaith environment/community
Salary and Benefits:
- Salary range: $75,000 – $95,000 annually, depending on experience.
- Paid holidays, vacation, and other benefits.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, disability or protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.