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17 Feb 2015

Full-Time Director of Business Operations

Congregation Temple Israel – Posted by TIsearchcommittee Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Job Description


Congregation Temple Israel is seeking a Director of Business Operations who has the following qualifications:

  • Ability to demonstrate leadership, professionalism, integrity, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of and significant experience in general management for Jewish non-for-profit organizations
  • Experience in overseeing finance, information technology, human resources and facilities functions
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of seven years experience in the areas referenced above.

Reports To: President of the Board of Trustees

Committee Interface: Finance (Budget, Investment, Insurance, Reporting), Facilities (Maintenance, Safety & Security, Technology, Art & Ritual Objects), Human Resources (Policies, Admin)

Classification: Exempt

Supervises: Administrative Assistant, Facilities Manager, Accounting Staff

Person is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of each position he/she supervises, listed above, and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Temple Israel’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include recruiting, hiring, planning, assigning and directing work; managing training and certifications; appraising performance, and rewarding and disciplining the supervised positions up to and including termination with the approval of his/her supervisor, listed above.


Overall responsibility for the finance, information technology, human resources and facilities functions with a primary focus on developing, coordinating and maintaining policies and procedures to maintain financial controls that will safeguard assets.


  • Plans, supervises and carries out the recording of income, expenses and financial estimates in the Temple’s accounting systems in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Prepares monthly financial statements and financial reporting as requested and oversees annual audit process.
  • Performs all aspects of accounting which may include but not be limited to: billing, tax filings, preparing and entering journal entries, account reconciliations, maintaining cash and other ledgers, creating reports to show various aspects of Temple’s financial operations, recording of receivables, payments, borrowings, inter-fund transfers, allocation of investments, cash transfers, discounts and adjustments
  • Implements existing and recommends improvements to financial processes in order to maximize income, minimize expenses, and ensure appropriate safeguards are in place.
  • Maintains necessary separation of duties at all times.
  • Plans for the timely payment of financial obligations and the efficient billing and collection of receivables.
  • Maintains all books, documents and records relating to the financial operation of the Temple in an accurate, orderly and efficient manner.
  • Assists staff, lay leaders, members and vendors with questions regarding their accounts in an articulate and professional manner.
  • Ensures human resources, benefit, payroll and insurance programs are aligned with organization’s goals and are in compliance with state and federal laws.
  • Ensures information technology services consistently meet organization’s requirements – including responsiveness, functionality and security.
  • Ensures facilities are safe and well maintained and a preventive maintenance program is used to reduce overall cost and increase in service time for appropriate equipment and systems.
  • Prepares and maintain internal cost center budgets for various functions and provides feedback on how to maintain cost effective efficiencies.


Required: Bachelors degree in business or accounting

Preferred: CPA certification, HR certification and/or experience, Facilities certification

Certification and/or Experience

  • Knowledge of and significant experience in general management, non-for-profit, finance or organizational operations
  • Demonstrates leadership, professionalism, integrity, organizational skills and leadership
  • Awareness of building management and operations
  • Knowledge of finance, budget, or accounting
  • Demonstrates understanding of Temple programs, policies, and financial matters
  • Ability to make decisions quickly and professionally while showing enthusiasm and initiative
  • Fulfills other duties as may reasonably be assigned from time to time by Temple Leadership
  • Understanding of various laws and regulations pertaining to not-for-profits and religious organizations
  • Capacity to work with diverse people and employees
  • Demonstrates an understanding of Jewish culture and commitment to Reform Judaism


  • Work is typically performed in office or school settings, but work also may take place at retreat centers or at off-site meetings
  • Does not require above average physical effort, but does require being present at various events, services, and programs


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws. Certain job functions described herein may be subject to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. This job description does not establish a contract for employment.

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Job Categories: Non-Profit. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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