Chief Executive Officer at St. Paul Jewish Federation

Job Title:

Chief Executive Officer

Organization Name:

St. Paul Jewish Federation

Job Type:


Salary Range:



Jan. 31, 2024

Position Summary:

The St. Paul Jewish Federation seeks a CEO who is an energetic, visionary, and passionate leader – a professional who possesses excellent strategic and management skills with a proven track record in fundraising, relationship development, and community building. The CEO will maintain both past campaign success with dedicated traditional donors and bridge towards current and future opportunities. We are pursuing a focused and engaged leader for our staff as well as a cadre of devoted volunteer leaders; a strong communicator who can articulate a vision for the Federation both internally and in the wider community who demonstrates a passion and commitment to Jewish life, Jewish values, and Israel.

Our Mission:

We believe that no Jew should ever feel alone. We exist to ensure the lasting presence of an inclusive and vibrant Jewish community in St. Paul.

About Our Federation:

For over 85 years, the St. Paul Jewish Federation has been the central address for meeting Jewish needs, responding to crises, and supporting and strengthening the community and its important institutions and programs. Our strategic plan emphasizes the following priorities:

  • Maintaining a warm and welcoming community
  • Engaging Jews “where they are”
  • Inspiring Generosity
  • Enriching Jewish Education
  • Enhancing Collaboration

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Leadership and Strategic Vision: Develop and articulate a compelling vision and strategic plan for the organization in alignment with the mission and values of the St. Paul Jewish Federation.
  2. Fundraising and Resource Development: Implement effective fundraising strategies with the development team. Cultivate relationships with donors and other stakeholders to ensure the financial sustainability of the organization.
  3. Community Engagement and Relationship Building: Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders including board members, community leaders, partner organizations, and clergy.
  4. Operational Excellence: Foster a collaborative working environment inspiring the work of a dedicated group of professional staff while managing to clear expectations.
  5. Passion for and Knowledge of the Jewish World: Understand Jewish values and how to apply them to the work we do. Appreciation for Israel and its unique relationship with the diaspora to encourage relationships and understanding.

Physical Demands to Perform Essential Duties:

  • Uses hands, fingers, and wrists to write and work with computers and office machines.
  • Sits and works at a computer for extended periods of time.
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Driving to local destinations to meet with stakeholders
  • Occasional travel required including, potentially, to Israel

Experience and Qualifications Requirements:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with at least 10 years of work experience, including at least five years of strategic management or executive experience
  • Proven track record in fundraising and establishing excellent donor relations
  • Experience working with boards and lay leadership
  • Experience working in Jewish communal organizations preferred

Additional Information

Benefits and Culture:

  • Expected salary range is between $140,000-160,000/year
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Group life and AD&D insurance
  • Health insurance paid at 95% for employee and 50% for family
  • Jewish holidays off; office closes early for Shabbat
  • Sick and vacation policy with rollover
  • Hybrid work environment
  • 503(b) with one-to-one matching to 4%
  • Highly engaged and collaborative staff
  • Dedicated lay leadership

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, a cover letter outlining your relevant experience, and a statement describing your vision for the St. Paul Jewish Federation’s future. Send applications to [email protected] and are due by January 31, 2024.

The St. Paul Jewish Federation is an equal opportunity employer and encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.