Executive Vice President
Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis
The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (JFGI) is seeking a strong leader who will provide vision to guide and strengthen the Indianapolis Jewish community. The Executive Vice President (EVP) will work closely with the President of the Board of Directors and report directly to the President and the Board. The EVP will oversee and direct all operations of the Federation, including governance, business management, hiring and supervision of staff.
The EVP will be a dynamic and passionate leader with strong fundraising and management skills to lead this vibrant community into the future. S/he must have the ability to attract and nurture donors from all economic levels, as well as foster relationships with younger and unengaged members of the community.
Indianapolis, the 34th largest city in the U.S., has a metropolitan area population of 1,756,241. While it has become known as "the sports capital of the world', it has far more to offer. It is home to several universities, a major medical center, an outstanding art museum, several significant galleries and the largest children's museum in the world. There is a vibrant musical life with the Indianapolis Symphony, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and the Indianapolis Opera, in addition to several other concert series. The International Violin Competition is held in Indianapolis. There are several local theater presentations as well as major Broadway presentations on tour. The downtown, according to Forbes Magazine is one of the best in the U.S. with numerous retail shops, restaurants, hotels and parks. There are good schools, both public and private. Indianapolis offers magnet schools and charter schools. Indianapolis is considered a good place to live. Home prices are considered attractive, and there are many options available as to types of housing.
The Indianapolis Federation celebrated its Centennial in 2005, having been one of the earliest organized Federations. Today, the Jewish Community of Indianapolis consists of approximately 12,000 individuals. There are six congregations; Reconstructionist, 2 Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Sephardic Orthodox. The Federation has four constituent agencies; Jewish Community Center, Jewish Community Relations Council, Bureau of Jewish Education and Hooverwood, the Indianapolis Jewish Home. There is no longer a family agency, but there is a social worker placed in the ElderSource program who is actually the community social worker whose clients represent individuals other than the elderly. Considerable thought has been given to establishment of a family casework agency again. The Hasten Hebrew Academy, a traditional day school serves students from early childhood through 8th grade. It is not a constituent agency of the Federation. Most of the Jewish Community lives in Washington Township where the Federation campus is, but significant numbers have moved to Carmel an adjoining suburb. Smaller numbers have moved to Zionsvillle and Fishers, also suburbs of the city. Even though the Jewish Community is a small segment of the city population, it is recognized by the larger community for the quality of its services and programs. The philanthropy of the Jewish Community is evident throughout the city of Indianapolis.
CEO SUCCESS FACTORS
Strong Fundraising Skills
The EVP will understand communal needs and funding opportunities. S/he will engage and excite the imagination of all donors and develop and steward trusted relationships with donors and prospects, positioning the Federation as the venue for fulfilling their philanthropic objectives.
Inspire Others and Build Commitment
The incumbent will demonstrate a passion for, and a commitment to, Jewish life, Jewish values, the work of Federation, and the Federation movement. S/he will inspire engagement, participation, and commitment from multiple stakeholders, and will be perceived as a leader of the Jewish community. S/he will empower the community members by ensuring that people know their input is heard, is important, and is valued.
Builds and Maintains Trusted Relationships
The EVP will build and maintain trusted relationships with a range of stakeholders, including the Chair of the Federation board of directors other senior volunteers, major donors and prospects, agency executives and synagogue and other community leaders within and outside of the Jewish community. The EVP is expected to identify shared interests, manage expectations and consistently deliver on commitments. S/he will serve as one of the primary representatives and community spokespersons for Federation, with private and public funders, and with national and international Jewish organizations, partners and beneficiaries.
Integrity and Credibility
The EVP will demonstrate openness, accessibility and accountability. S/he will take responsibility for decisions and consequences. The EVP will place the federation’s goals above own self-interest.
Leads with Intelligence and Good Judgment
S/he will think clearly, systematically, analytically and critically about issues and situations. The EVP will demonstrate good judgment, analyze situations effectively and make sound decisions. S/he will consider multiple approaches and anticipate consequences of alternative actions.
The successful candidate will be:
An attractive and competitive package is available
Interested individuals should submit their cover letter and resume to email@example.com