Job Title: President/CEO

Date Last Updated: 1/21/2014
Job ID #: 10628

Role/Job Category:†Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director
Organization Name:†Jewish Federation of San Antonio
Location:†San Antonio,†Texas


Jewish Federation of San Antonio

The Federation is seeking a visionary leader with a passion for excellence, a penchant for innovation and a solid reputation for integrity.† S/he will be comfortable challenging the status quo to promote growth and change, while effectively and successfully collaborating with donors/community/staff to build strong relationships.†

A persuasive communicator, the CEO will engage a broad constituency, champion the Federationís mission and be a strong and credible public face of the Jewish community, and promote Federation leadership in issues within the San Antonio Jewish community and affecting constituent agencies within the San Antonio Jewish Community.

The CEO will hire, manage and mentor a professional team.† S/he will also cultivate volunteer leadership by identifying, recruiting and partnering with the dedicated and knowledgeable community volunteers and innovate, inspire and excite those community leaders to become involved and engaged in the work of the Federation, particularly in educating and inspiring the next generation.

S/he will have experience and a robust understanding of fund development and the ability to attract and steward high net-worth individuals.†

The President/CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board and is accountable to the Board of Directors and its Executive Committee.† The Federation currently has seven full time and three part time staff employed.

San Antonio boasts a population of 1.1 million, including a dynamic and highly respected Jewish community of over 9,000. It† is a big city with a small town feel, and is home to the Alamo (, Riverwalk (, Fiesta Spring Festival (, South Texas Medical Center (, and Brooke Army Medical Center (, also known as San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC).† San Antonio is a vibrant city with a family oriented, welcoming and committed Jewish community.

San Antonioís Jewish community began with the influx of German and Russian Jews in the mid-1800s and has continued to grow both in its commitment to San Antonio itself, and also in its passionate connection to, and support of, the State of Israel.†

Through its vibrant and generous community of donors, the Federation provides support to the network of affiliate agencies housed at The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus of the Jewish Community.† The Campus is a unique and significant asset and the heart of the Jewish Community.† It is home to the Federation, the San Antonio Holocaust Museum and its outstanding community educational programming, the JCC (Jewish Community Center), JFS (Jewish Family Services), the Eleanor Kolitz Academy Jewish Day School, and the offices of The Golden Manor Jewish Senior Services.

The Federation also supports collaborative programming with community congregations, representing the richness and diversity of Jewish ideology, as well as other Jewish and secular organizations in greater San Antonio, Israel and around the world.† The Federation raised $1.9 million in its 2011 annual campaign and currently holds $10 million in endowment assets.† For more information, please visit the Federationís website at:


Business Skills

  • Business Management: A results-oriented professional, the CEO partners with volunteer and other professional leadership to shape and achieve the organizationís short and long term goals and objectives, and communicates progress toward goal achievement on an ongoing basis. S/he understands fiscal policy and budget management and is accountable for the results.
  • Fundraising Skills: The CEO provides leadership and strategic direction for its financial resource development activities, stewarding and closing gifts of significance.† Entrepreneurial and attuned to donor interests and concerns, s/he will focus on engaging and re-engaging donors, particularly those emerging as the next generation of potential community stakeholders and leaders.
  • Recruitment: Successfully identify and hire skilled Federation employees, who will support and enhance the Federationís mission and overall success.


  • People Management Skills: The President/CEO is a strong manager who inspires, engages and empowers a high performing professional staff.† S/he supports professional development, ensuring that every employee is contributing to their full potential.
  • Leads and Manages Change: A forward thinking individual who promotes a culture of innovation and creativity, and is not afraid to try new approaches, ideas and services, the CEO is a leader in the San Antonio community. S/he successfully collaborates, working in concert with others to achieve shared objectives. S/he directly addresses any conflicts with appropriate sensitivity.


  • Presence and Credibility: The CEO is open, accessible and accountable. S/he is a warm and engaging leader who is sensitive to all viewpoints.† S/he invests time and effort in maintaining existing and building new relationships, including the currently untapped potential of the next generation.
  • Integrity: The CEO demonstrates and requires fairness and honesty in personal and organizational behavior, and takes responsibility for decisions and consequences. S/he places the Federationís goals above her/his own self interest.


  • Inspires Others and Builds Commitment: The CEO demonstrates a passion for, and a commitment to, Jewish life, Jewish values and the work of the Federation and the Federation movement. S/he inspires engagement, participation and commitment from multiple stakeholders.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of a Bachelorís degree with strategic leadership and management experience in business, government, academic and/or non-profit sectors.
  • A successful track record as a professional, working with a board , as well as sensitivity to the volunteer-professional partnership.
  • Enthusiasm about the Federationís mission and the ability to inspire others to create a community dedicated to that mission.

COMPENSATION: A competitive compensation package is available for the successful candidate.

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to who is conducting the search on behalf of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio.

Desired Education Degree/Level:†Bachelor's

Career Level:†5-10 yrs. experience

How To Apply
Contact For Job:†JFNA-MCLE-SL
Contact Title:†Consultant
Preferred Contact Method:†E-mail
Submit Resume to:†
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