Chief Operating Officer at Minneapolis Jewish Federation

Job Title:

Chief Operating Officer

Organization Name:

Minneapolis Jewish Federation

Job Type:


Salary Range:



Open until filled

Position Summary:

The Chief Operating Officer will oversee the day-to-day activities of the organization, ensuring it is managed and performs efficiently and effectively.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Manage all administrative aspects of the Federation including:

  • Human resources (supervise 1 department-shared employee)
  • IT (supervise 1 part-time employee)
  • Office management and security (supervise 1 department-shared employee)

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Board of Directors governance and relations
  • Administrative policies, processes, and procedures for best practices
  • Recommendations on continuous improvement of processes
  • Quality measurement/evaluation of services especially donor-related services
  • Employee performance expectations and evaluate performance results for areas of responsibility in a regular systematic manner
  • Attendance at meetings (onsite and offsite) and preparation and presentation of reports as required for, but not limited to, Finance Committee, Personnel and Compensation Committee, and Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Leadership meetings
  • Participation in Federation events, community events, and conferences (local and out-of-town)
  • Strategic and annual planning process and implementation
  • Bridge between the Federation staff and the CEO
  • Federation internal all staff events and meetings

Manage property management and leasing functions of Barry Family Campus (community) including:

  • Supervision of Property Manager
  • Preparation of annual operating and capital improvements budget
  • Tenant relations and satisfaction
  • Negotiation of new/amended tenant lease agreements
  • Maintenance system
  • Security and security/safety systems
  • Major procurement expenditures
  • Attendance at meetings (onsite and offsite), preparation and presentation of reports as required for, but not limited to, Tenant and Campus Security meetings

Uphold and exemplify the Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s mission/vision

Exemplify customer service both internally and externally

Attend Federation events as position requires

Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings

Other duties as deemed necessary to achieve organization/team goals


Experience and Qualifications Requirements: 

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in business, non-profit management, or similar

EXPERIENCE: 5+ years of senior leadership and management experience in an organization of > 50 employees including:

  • Hire, terminate, and manage performance of a staff
  • Cost center or profit center responsibilities
  • Vendor negotiations and management
  • Risk management
  • Background in property/facilities management and real estate development (big plus)

SCHEDULE FLEXIBILITY: Ability to work non-traditional hours dependent on project/organization needs


  • Excellent leadership, team management, and interpersonal and communication skills
  • Thorough understanding of practices, theories, and policies involved in administrative matters
  • Strong executive presence and ability to interact with Board members
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Ability to develop and implement new strategies and procedures
  • Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in utilizing technology to deliver program results
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative in a face-paced environment
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Exceptional ability to build relationships with community stakeholders
  • Friendly personality and sense of humor

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Comprehensive insurance, paid time-off, and retirement benefits and relocation package. Hybrid work schedule available.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Lisa Michalik at [email protected].