We are seeking an individual with senior level experience.
The Executive Director of the Jewish Federation works with the President, Executive Committee, the Board of Directors and the staff to grow and maintain the Federation’s vision and values. The ED is responsible for development of effective strategies, implementation of planning efforts, fiscal and staff management, fundraising and community partnerships. The ED is also responsible for the operations and staff supervision of the Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center and the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art.
The ED will represent the Jewish Federation locally, nationally, and internationally with governments, private organizations, and community and professional leaders to maintain proper relations and promote the good and welfare of the Jewish community.
The Executive Director shall have these characteristics:
- An executive presence.
- The ability to establish community relationships and be a consensus builder.
- An effective writer, speaker and communicator.
- An ability to be visionary and an innovator. Honors what is working while advancing new ideas.
- High level of integrity.
- Strong commitment to the Jewish people, Jewish life, Jewish values and the State of Israel.
- Understands Jewish culture, traditions and life cycles.
- A leader, supervisor and a developer of diverse people as well as ideas.
Education – Bachelor’s Degree with an advanced degree preferred.
Experience in budget preparation, supervision and execution.
Demonstrated ability to fundraise for operations and legacy gifts.
What You’ll Love About Tulsa:
Tulsa is a beautiful city on the banks of the Arkansas River, at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in northeast Oklahoma, in the region known as Green Country. The area population of approximately one million people is diverse, vibrant, warm and welcoming.
You’ll find the food, culture and entertainment of a big city within a smaller, affordable one (well below the national average) and friendly geography. Between the greenspaces of major developed parks, to professional sports and college athletics; Tulsa has incredible music venues and theater offering ballet, opera, a local symphony orchestra, Broadway road shows and local and traveling music groups. Tulsa truly is a great place to live!
Enjoy reviewing the list of lifestyle activities you and your family will love, including our award winning 100 acre urban park!
Our Vibrant Jewish Community:
The Jewish Federation of Tulsa, in our 82nd year, serves as the cornerstone for Jewish culture and life in Tulsa. Our Jewish community comprises approximately 1800 individuals, engaging all Jews from Northeastern Oklahoma. On our beautiful 22 acre Jewish Federation of Tulsa campus, you’ll find the Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center, the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, Zarrow Pointe Retirement Center and the Mizel Jewish Community Day School. In the buildings, you may hear the familiar sound of Yiddish and Israeli folk songs and quite possibly smell a hot corned beef on rye! Our Jewish community is well known for major philanthropic giving, to the Federation as well as wider major city efforts.
To learn of our Jewish community’s rich history, enjoy the Emmy award winning “L’Dor V’Dor” video, produced by the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum. Search for “L’Dor V’Dor” Tulsa on Youtube.com.
Our Federation connects Jewish life in Tulsa with our three congregations; Reform, Conservative and Chabad. The Federation serves as the community relations voice to the general city of Tulsa.
Please check out our many organizations representing the active Jewish life in Tulsa, at www.JewishTulsa.org.
Some Tulsa Attractions:
A Gathering Place a world-class, award winning riverfront park, www.agatheringplacefortulsa.com
Turkey Mountain, an urban wilderness area, www.turkeymtn.com
The Tulsa Arts District, www.thebradyartsdistrict.com
Philbrook Museum of Art, www.philbrook.org
Gilcrease Museum, www.gilcrease.org
Guthrie Green, public, center city park and music venue, www.guthriegreen.com
Woody Guthrie Center, music, education and museum, www.woodyguthriecenter.org
The Brady Theater, historical performing arts venue, www.bradytheater.com
Cain’s Ballroom, an historic dance hall and performing arts venue, www.cainsballroom.com
The Tulsa BOK Events Center, award winning multi-purpose arena hosting touring entertainers, sporting events and conventions. www.bokcenter.com
The Tulsa Performing Arts Center, multiple venues for concerts, touring theater performances and banquets, www.tulsapac.com
Tulsa Drillers, minor league baseball, www.milb.com/tulsa
Tulsa Zoo, www.tulsazoo.com
Oklahoma Aquarium, www.okaquarium.org
Mother Road Market, Oklahoma’s first food hall on, Route 66, www.motherroadmarket.com
Professional Soccer, USL Championship League www.tulsafc.com
Tulsa Jewish Organizations:
Congregation B’Nai Emunah, www.tulsagogue.com
Temple Israel Congregation, www.templetulsa.com
Tulsa Jewish Federation, www.JewishTulsa.org
Charles Schusterman JCC, www.csjcc.org
Zarrow Pointe, www.zarrowpointe.org
Mizel Jewish Community Day School, www.mizelschool.org
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art, www.jewishmuseum.net
Tulsa Tomorrow, a Jewish Community effort to attract young professionals to Tulsa, www.tulsatomorrow.com
Hillel of Northeastern Oklahoma, www.oklahillel.org
B’nai B’rith Youth Organization, BBYO, www.bbyo.org
Congregation B’nai Emunah Preschool, www.tulsagogue.com/earlylearning.html
Moe Gimp Early Learning Center @ Temple Israel, www.dayschoolsok.com
Institute of Adult Jewish Studies, www.JewishTulsa.org
Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, www.schusterman.org
George Kaiser Family Foundation, www.gkff.org
The Zarrow Families Foundation, www.Zarrow.org
Colleges and Universities in the Area:
University of Tulsa University of Oklahoma - Tulsa
Oklahoma State University - Tulsa Northeastern State University
Oral Roberts University Langston University
Phillips Theological Seminary Tulsa Community College
Rogers State University Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology
Tulsa Technology Center
Please send resume and cover letter to: JFTSearchComm@gmail.com
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree + Advanced Degree Preferred.