Executive Director

The Jewish Center and Federation of the Twin Tiers

The Jewish Center and Federation of the Twin Tiers

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Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023

 Position: Executive Director of JCF  (Jewish Center and Federation of the Twin Tiers)

Type:                                                   Full Time, but will consider Part Time

Salary (Salary Package):         $44 K to $75K per year

Reports to:                                      JCF Board

Location:                                         Elmira, NY USA

Position Start Date:                  As soon as Possible

Position Description:                                                                     

The Jewish Center and Federation of the Twin Tiers (JCF) in Elmira, NY is searching for an Executive Director. The Director is the chief of our organization and oversees all the planning and implementation of charitable and social activities. This position includes administrative duties relating to the management of the JCF and its budget, as well as personnel and program responsibilities in coordination with community volunteers. By developing Jewish programming that creates community engagement and by acting as a liaison with outside stakeholders, the director will build richer internal and external community relationships. Programming and community activities are designed to welcome and include all participants.

 We are searching for a full time hire but will consider part time. Some administrative duties are shared by support staff, and flexibility concerning managerial duties is required for this position. We are flexible with regards to remote work and time allotted onsite.

 We are offering a salary range of $44 - 75K, based on applicant experience as well as conditions of employment. The salary package includes benefits and two weeks of paid vacation plus all Federal and major Jewish holidays. No relocation reimbursement will be included in this offer.

About the JCF:                                                                 

The Jewish Center and Federation of the Twin Tiers is both a Jewish Center and a Jewish Federation. The  Center offers programs both in the building it shares with Congregation Kol Ami and at other locations. The Federation raises philanthropic funds and distributes them both directly and through the Jewish Federations of North America. The Jewish community in Elmira is over 150 years old. The Elmira Jewish Welfare Fund, one of JCF’s predecessors’ dates back almost a century ago. 


We are looking for a "people person" with an engaging personality & positive energy. All items on this list are not required; we are looking for the right person.

Desirable experience ideally will include:

  • Sensitivity and experience with various Jewish movements (including secular Jews)

  • Leadership work with Jewish community and effectiveness in communication.

  • Managing volunteer and part time paid staff

  • Work with a board and a wide variety of committees

  • Work with other faith communities in our local area

  • Work with national and local charity organizations

  • Competency with basic accounting operations such as invoicing, payments (cash, check, credit card, online payment systems)

  • Work on fundraising campaigns 

  • Comfort with personal computer platforms like MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, QuickBooks, Zoom, and others as needed

  • Ability to plan multiple types of events such as lectures, performances, and others; events will include in-person and live participation such as in-person, Zoom, and both simultaneously

  • Willingness to attend & coordinate events outside of office hours

 About the Twin Tiers

The Elmira-Corning area is situated near the beautiful Finger Lakes region of New York; it is complemented by easy access to several larger cities within a two-hour radius. We are home to many cultural institutions such as the Corning Museum of Glass, the Rockwell Museum of Western Art, the Arnot Museum of Art, and performing arts centers such as Clemens Center for the Performing Arts, the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and 171 Cedar Arts. Sports enthusiasts will enjoy several different tiers of professional sports teams, multiple golf clubs and ski resorts, and the local Watkins Glen International racetrack. The area is replete with many nationally known Finger Lake wineries, craft breweries, and numerous opportunities for hiking, camping, and viewing gorgeous scenery, as well as other outdoor activities.

 Application Submissions (please include)

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

Email submissions as ".pdf" attachments to: employment.jcf@gmail.com 

More Information can be found at: https://www.jewishelmira.org/

Questions?: employment.jcf@gmail.com