At The Fellowship, we are fortunate to be able to help over a million Jews in need each year with the help of many Christian donors and our remarkable team. We recognize the importance of keeping our mission moving forward and the role that succession planning plays in doing so. As such, we are seeking an individual who is ready to take on the challenge of learning our detailed history and practices to meet our future needs.
The Vice President of Operations will have initial responsibility for all “back-of-house” functions and will directly oversee all Finance, Operations, Human Resources, Analytics, and Legal functions. Reporting to the Global Chief Operations Officer, the VP is tasked with gleaning comprehensive information from the GCOO that only twenty years with the organization can bring.
As the position advances, the VP of Operations will expand to being involved with public facing areas such as Fundraising, Major Gifts, Marketing, and International, and begin assuming the role of Deputy Chief Operating Officer.
Key areas of responsibility include:
Department Oversight and Management
Directly oversees department structures, practices, and processes for Finance, Human Resources, and Operations, including legal compliance, donor services and office management
Continually assess and refine day-to-day operational methods and practices. Look for ways for the US and Israel teams to use similar tools and processes
Lead, train, and hire outstanding department directors and managers and maintain a cohesive and supportive work environment
Support GCOO with day-to-day management and reporting of overall organization
Develop relationships with “front of house” VPs and Directors to facilitate future leadership and collaboration
Organizational Leadership and Implementation
Attend and contribute to public facing departments as part of monthly and/or quarterly strategic planning processes
Make recommendations and assess organizational wide initiatives and directions
Work alongside GCOO to consider and implement Leadership and Director level coaching for measurable and trackable improvement across all departments
Executive Team Contribution, Board Support, and New Initiatives
Participate and contribute to appropriate Executive team discussions around initiatives, challenges, and solutions regarding direction of the organization and the team’s ability to reach specific goals
Develop, prepare, and edit board communications
Participate in and/or lead Leadership Council meetings among all VPs
Continue to evolve forward into a prospective Deputy COO with the intent of assuming the COO role in the near future
The ideal candidate will have at least the following experience and abilities:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required, preferably in the disciplines of non-profit management, business management, or finance. CPA and/or MBA preferred.
Minimum 15 years executive management, specifically in operations.
Experience with multiple multi-national, donor-financed charities.
Extensive, first-hand experience with IRS (or international equivalent) audits and reporting.
Proven leadership roles in both business and charitable aspects of nonprofit work.
Distributed multi-national team experience a definite plus.
Methodical, process-driven achiever
Proven team leader with an extremely high commitment to accuracy and follow-through
Strong commitment to timelines and deadlines
Vibrant, inspiring, and charismatic leader
Extensive exposure to Jewish, Christian, Evangelical traditions
Proven track record of team development
Proven history of implementation from vision to operating reality
Goals driven and able to translate goals across teams
Detail-oriented with ability to go from visionary to granular and back
If your interest has been piqued, please send resume and cover letter today!
Internal Number: 195
About International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews was founded in 1983 by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein to promote understanding between Jews and Christians and build broad support for Israel and other shared concerns. Our vision is that Jews and Christians will reverse their 2,000-year history of discord and replace it with a relationship marked by dialogue, respect and cooperation.