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Sacred Spaces Seeks Chief Operating Officer

Pittsburgh, PA

About Sacred Spaces:

Sacred Spaces is a cross-denominational initiative to address abuses of power in Jewish institutions. We help prevent and respond to abuse in a way that minimizes damage to the institution, while ensuring that support for the victim and protection for constituents are the institution’s top priority. Sacred Spaces empowers institutions with the tools they need to prevent and respond to abuse through policy development and training.

As an organization, we are also committed to creating Sacred Spaces in our internal operations, fostering a workplace environment that models transparency and accountability with direct and regular feedback loops, clear goal-setting, and a culture of gratitude and improvement. We recognize that our work is possible because of the contributions of our incredible team and so we invest in their professional development, providing ample opportunities for on-the-ground learning, mentorship, and meaningful involvement in organizational decision-making. More information on
our internal guiding principles can be found in the About section of our website:

Job Description and Responsibilities:

Sacred Spaces seeks a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to work with the CEO in growing and managing the general functioning of our start-up, including administration, development, communications, and programming. This is an exciting opportunity with growth potential for the right candidate interested in joining a small group of innovative Jewish professionals as they work to create large-scale change in the Jewish community. The ideal candidate will be an experienced builder; self-initiated, able to prioritize and complete multiple tasks efficiently and excellently, organized and attentive to details, with strong managerial, writing, communication, and follow-through skills. Willingness to be based in Pittsburgh, PA preferred.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing growth strategy including, recruiting, screening, hiring, and onboarding new staff.
    Overseeing organizational operations to ensure smooth and efficient administration, including bookkeeping, payroll, scheduling, budgeting, purchasing, IT, client intake, data management, and office space management.
  • Managing HR-related tasks, including contracts, policies, PTO.
  • Overseeing newsletter, press releases, mailing campaigns, designing marketing materials, updating website.
  • Select and design new CRM; Scale new client onboarding process; Operationalize gift-acknowledgment process.
  • Managing and supporting program logistics, including contracts, calendar, and travel; preparing programmatic materials; and liaising with organizational clients.
  • Completing and tracking governmental registrations and reports, as well as tax forms and payments.
  • Financial management, including budget, cash flow, accounting, and accounts payable and receivables.

Qualifications and Skills of Ideal Candidate:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent; 7-10 years’ experience.
  • Understanding of and commitment to Sacred Spaces’ mission and approach – of working with Jewish organizations as partners in addressing abuses of power. Familiarity with the Jewish community preferred.
  • Internet and social media savvy. Proficient in all Microsoft Office and Google Drive applications, QuickBooks. Familiarity with Salesforce, MailChimp and Zoom strongly preferred.
  • Growth mindset with ability to work under tight deadlines, managing multiple projects with shifting priorities.
  • Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented with attention to accuracy in data.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Able to work independently: Self-motivated and diligent, with a positive, solution-driven attitude.

Salary: $80,000-$90,000.

Application Process: Please send an email with the subject “COO,” including resume, and cover letter to Due to high volume, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.