Remote Location, United States
Reporting to and working in partnership with the President, the Vice President of Operations will play a critical role in providing leadership, strengthening the organizational culture of a fully remote team, and ensuring that the critical functions of talent and HR, finance, development, and administration position the organization for success now and in the future. The VP of Operations will partner with the President to develop and implement organizational and fundraising strategies, develop and maintain efficient and effective systems, and promote a culture of engaged staff who perform with excellence by attracting, developing, and engaging top talent to help perform these functions. This role will be a key part of the senior leadership team collaborating closely with the VP of Consulting and the VP of Education. The first 3-6 months of this position will include close mentorship with the President, including regular feedback and opportunities for reflection and dialogue, as the VP of Operations learns the culture, approach, relationships and systems of Sacred Spaces.
This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate interested in joining a small group of innovative professionals as they work to create large-scale change in the Jewish community. The ideal candidate will be an experienced builder who thrives in an entrepreneurial culture and is able to organize teams and departments while prioritizing and completing multiple initiatives with efficiency and excellence. The candidate will be able to work collaboratively; is organized and attentive to details; and has strong managerial, communication, and interpersonal skills.
The VP of Operations will lead all internal operations, ensuring effective and positive outcomes and supervising staff in four key areas – HR, finance, development, and administration – and is critical in helping the organization achieve its three-year strategic plan. Key responsibilities include:
Talent, HR, and Organizational Culture
Finance and Budgeting
Development and Partnerships
Administration, Infrastructure and Strategy
Qualifications and Skills
Sacred Spaces believes strongly that all applicants, including Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews, Black, Indigenous, or Other People of Color, people of all abilities, people of all religions, and LGBTQI people should be considered fairly for employment opportunities regardless of identity. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and we recognize that the best candidate may have different qualifications from those listed above. This position could also be an opportunity for someone with experience in one of these areas to build skills in another area. If you believe you are poised to excel at this important work, we encourage you to apply!
Compensation and Benefits
A competitive compensation and benefits package includes: Salary range of $120,000-$140,000 FTE, commensurate with experience, 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision, 401K retirement plan with employer match, paid parental leave, sabbatical available to employees at all levels of the organization, generous paid time off, including all Jewish and major national holidays (when these holidays fall on weekdays), and a professional development and home office stipend. Sacred Spaces operates on a Core Hours system with flexibility outside of these core hours for a total of 40 hours per work week.
If your salary expectations are different and/or you have more experience than required, let’s talk.
Please send an email with the subject “VP of Operations,” including resume, cover letter, and a writing sample created in the past five years to Jobs@JewishSacredSpaces.org. We use the term writing sample broadly to refer to something you have already written and are not creating special for this application. We are most interested in examples of policy, strategic plan, funder report, newsletter or other communications in which you were the sole or lead drafter; if you have something different that you want us to see, feel free to submit. If you’re uncertain about what to submit, you may reach out and ask. The cover letter should include descriptions of positions with relevant experience, and demonstration of successful expertise in the core demands of the position.
Hiring includes a 3 interview process, with Sacred Spaces staff, hiring consultant and board member:
As part of Sacred Spaces’ commitment to equity, writing samples and assignments are deidentified and interview questions standardized, with some custom questions for candidates who progress through the application process. Applicants are scored using a common rubric based on the job description. Sacred Spaces endeavors to communicate clearly with candidates at each stage of the process. If at any point you have a question about the application process or the status of your application, please feel welcome to email Jobs@JewishSacredSpaces.org.
Sacred Spaces aims to create an accessible application process. Please let us know of any accommodations you require in order to fully participate in the application process. Accommodations requests can be made to Jobs@JewishSacredSpaces.org or by calling (412) 219-3155.
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the position.
Thank you for considering employment at Sacred Spaces.
We look forward to receiving your application!