Posted on December 19, 2011
Yeshivah of Flatbush
Yeshivah of Flatbush - Executive Director
BACKGROUND: Since 1927, the Yeshivah of Flatbush (YOF) has stood at the forefront of American Jewish education and has set the standard of excellence emulated by other academic institutions. It has imbued its students (pre-K through 12th grade) with a thirst for knowledge, a commitment to Zionism, a love of the Hebrew language, and the dedication to serve the greater Jewish and secular communities. The school philosophy is a synthesis of Judaic studies, liberal arts, and extracurricular activities that places great emphasis on the students’ character development. It has evolved into a unique complement of Jewish and American values that focuses on all aspects of education and enables graduates to meet the challenges of college and adult life. YOF has an unparalleled reputation as one of the most selective and demanding schools of its kind in North America, and is committed to continuing to foster its core values of excellence, innovation and leadership.
YOF owns and operates three buildings totaling 210,000 square feet, and leases another nearby building which together house classrooms and office space for the preschool, elementary and high school. Current enrollment is 2,300 students. Four of YOF’s 11,000 alumni are Nobel Prize winners, and many of the major Jewish institutions in the U.S. and abroad are helmed by YOF alumni.
YOF has a current operating budget of approximately $35 million. Of this, nearly 75% is derived from tuition and the balance from philanthropy and government grants.
THE OPPORTUNITY: The Executive Director will be expected to serve as the voice of YOF. He/she will build and maintain relationships at all levels, and provide leadership to support and carry out the mission of the school by overseeing strategic planning, board relations, development, marketing and communications, finance, operations, facilities, and overall management. This role is highly visible within the local community as well as in the North American Jewish education community.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: The Executive Director reports to and works closely with the Board of Trustees, and will also work collaboratively with educational leadership of the elementary and high schools, the ladies’ auxiliary, parents, and the community at large. Reporting to the Executive Director is a team that includes the Director of Operations, Director of Finance, Alumni Director, Director of Buildings, Publicist, and the Information Technology team.
IDEAL Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business, administration or a related field is required, advanced degree is desirable; a genuine commitment to Jewish education and the specific values of YOF; substantial leadership experience in either a not-for-profit or corporate setting; skilled in board relations, fundraising, strategic planning and finance; knowledgeable about operational and capital budgets; facilities operations/management experience; technologically savvy; advanced problem-solving aptitude; well-honed interpersonal skills; polished and articulate; gregarious and charismatic; able to drive consensus.
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience
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