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Current Career Opportunities

Executive Director
The Jewish Federation of Tulsa is seeking a dynamic executive with strong fundraising, strategic leadership, and community building skills to serve as its Executive Director. The successful candidate will be a proven and visionary leader who can work collaboratively within the community, with donors, agency leaders, clergy, Board members, lay leaders, staff, volunteers, etc. This individual must be able to collaborate, mediate, and build consensus. As a thoughtful leader who is driven by community, the ideal candidate will thrive in bringing constituents together, engaging multiple perspectives, aligning mission and strategy around common goals, and translating mission and strategy into action through successful execution. Reporting to the President of the Board, the ED will play the lead role in articulating a vision for the Jewish community that will excite and engage the public. Critical to the future, and working in partnership with the Board, the ED will guide the successful identification, cultivation and stewardship of new donors, and create a pipeline for new leadership to emerge. The ED will serve as a voice of the Jewish community to the broader public.

• Run the day-to-day affairs of a dynamic multi-faceted organization, encompassing the campus.
• Collaborate with the Board, partner agencies, and congregations to foster strong relationships, drive shared goals and maximize results. Guide leadership to develop a clear vision of the Federation that engages and excites the community. Develop and maintain strong relationships with constituent agencies and Jewish institutional stakeholders.
• Inspire and motivate the staff to enhance the operation of the Federation, Museum, and the CSJCC in collaboration with the Deputy Directors; recruit, supervise and evaluate staff that can effectively carry out its functions.
• Ensure Federation’s mission and funding objectives, policies and programs are effectively developed and articulated to the Jewish and general community.
• Cultivate, recruit, develop, and maintain effective relationships with top volunteer leadership and prospects.
• Working closely with the Deputy Director of Finance and volunteer leadership, take fiscal responsibility for the Federation including ongoing oversight of the Federation budget, and other financial resources that are disbursed by the Federation.
• Lead and manage the development of strategies for cultivating relationships with major supporters of the Federation, Family Foundations, and engage the next generation of donors.
• In partnership with the Board, develop integrated community planning efforts that support the mission of the Federation, particularly the development of short and longterm strategies to maintain a vibrant community. This may include a comprehensive strategic plan.
• Engage in community relations through organizational and professional networks and relationships.
• Develop and steward respectful and collaborative relationships with congregational clergy and leadership.
• The ED will serve as the Federation liaison with the separate and supporting organizations, including The Jewish Federation of Tulsa Foundation, which is a committee of JFT.
• Be a visible member of the community by attending programs, events and other activities both within and outside the Jewish community.

• Ability to translate vision into objectives, strategies activities, and deliverables.
• Successful track record for leadership, including the management of staff, volunteers, and financial management of a complex organization.
• Ability to inspire, lead, grow, and empower the staff and a dedicated, committed Board and lay leadership is required. Integrity, strategic thinking, and sound judgment are essential to success in this role.
• Ability to develop and steward trusted relationships with donors and prospects positioning the Federation as the venue for fulfilling their philanthropic objectives. A proven record of fundraising, including planning, donor prospecting, solicitation, and recognition.
• A strong commitment to Judaism, the Jewish people, and the welfare of the State of Israel; including an understanding of the issues of Jewish life locally, nationally, and
• Ability to connect with and understand people of diverse socioeconomic, ethnic/racial, and cultural backgrounds and build rapport with those who have varying viewpoints and
• An entrepreneurial spirit who pursues, cultivates, and enjoys building and maintaining strong and authentic donor and stakeholder relationships.
• Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including the ability to engage in difficult but critical conversations, are necessary for success in this position.
• BA Degree required (MA preferred).
• At least 6 years progressively responsible experience in Jewish communal or similar setting.