Full Time

Chief Operating Officer - Minneapolis

Minneapolis Jewish Federation Minneapolis MN

Minneapolis Jewish Federation envisions a Jewish community that is empowered, engaged, and inspired to realize its full potential.

FUNCTIONAL AREA: Administration and Facilities
REPORTS TO:            Chief Executive Officer 
STATUS:                     Regular, full-time, exempt
SALARY:                    $120,000 to $150,000 annual
BENEFITS: Comprehensive insurance, paid time-off, and
                   retirement benefits and relocation package

The Chief Operating Officer will oversee the day-to-day activities of the organization, ensuring it is managed and performed efficiently and effectively.

Bachelor’s degree in business, non-profit management, or similar

5+ years of senior leadership and management experience in an organization of > 50 employees including:

  • Hire, terminate, and manage performance of a staff
  • Cost center or profit center responsibilities
  • Vendor negotiations and management
  • Risk management
  • Background in property/facilities management and real estate development (big plus)

Ability to work non-traditional hours dependent on project/ organization needs

Program/Team/Function Overall Position Expectation(s)

  • Manage all administrative aspects of the Federation including:
    • Human resources (supervise 1 department-shared employee)
    • IT (supervise 1 part-time employee)
    • Office management and security (supervise 1 department-shared employee)
    • Board of Directors governance and relations
    • Administrative policies, processes, and procedures for best practices
    • Recommendations on continuous improvement of processes
    • Quality measurement/evaluation of services especially donor related services
    • Employee performance expectations and evaluate performance results for areas of responsibility in a regular systematic manner
    • Attendance at meetings (onsite and offsite) and preparation and presentation of reports as required for, but not limited to, Finance Committee, Personnel and Compensation Committee, and Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Leadership meetings
    • Participation in Federation events, community events, and conferences (local and out-of-town)
    • Strategic and annual planning process and implementation
    • Bridge between the Federation staff and the CEO
    • Federation internal all staff events and meetings
  • Manage property management and leasing functions of Barry Family Campus (community) including:
    • Supervision of Property Manager
    • Preparation of annual operating and capital improvements budget
    • Tenant relations and satisfaction
    • Negotiation of new/amended tenant lease agreements
    • Maintenance system
    • Security and security/safety systems
    • Major procurement expenditures
    • Attendance at meetings (onsite and offsite), preparation and presentation of reports as required for, but not limited to, Tenant and Campus Security meetings


  • Excellent leadership, team management, and interpersonal and communication skills
  • Thorough understanding of practices, theories, and policies involved in administrative matters
  • Strong executive presence and ability to interact with Board members
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Ability to develop and implement new strategies and procedures
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in utilizing technology to deliver program results
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative in a face-paced environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Exceptional ability to build relationships with community stakeholders
  • Friendly personality and sense of humor


  • Uphold and exemplify the Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s mission/vision
  • Exemplify customer service both internally and externally
  • Attend Federation events as position requires
  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings
  • Other duties as deemed necessary to achieve organization/team goals

Please forward cover letter and resume to Lisa Michalik at lmichalik@jewishminneapolis.org