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Executive Director, Planning and Operations

Who We Are

For over fifty years, Darchei Noam, Toronto’s Reconstructionist Jewish community, has blended traditional Jewish practice with innovative forms of Jewish expression and a deep commitment to Tikkun Olam. Our beloved Rabbi Tina Grimberg has been joined by recently ordained Rabbi Ryan Leszner. Together they bring new dynamism to our services, family programs, and Hebrew School, building on our strong foundation to engage people at all ages and stages of their Jewish journey.

Our future is more than a question of numbers – it is also a challenge to reimagine and reshape how we continue to be a strong voice for liberal, egalitarian Judaism in Toronto: to rethink what it means to be inclusive; to experiment with innovations and to multiply entry points through increasing and diverse opportunities for engagement.  

Who You Are

You are a strategic and service-orientated individual who is excited to be part of a growing, vibrant, and inclusive Jewish community. You are a self-motivated and experienced team builder and leader looking for the opportunity to use your expertise to drive change. You have experience working with a Board as well as engaging and collaborating with volunteers. You have experience writing successful grant applications. You have experience creating a budget – and managing to it.

You may be in the earlier stages of a career in community service, or you may be a mature and experienced practitioner who is looking for new challenges.

Role Overview

The Executive Director, Planning and Operations, and Darchei Noam’s two rabbis make up our professional leadership team. You will be accountable for collaborating with our Board and other volunteers to support the implementation of our strategic plan – including leading the implementation of many of its elements. Working closely with our Executive Committee, you will manage the process by which it is tracked, reviewed and updated. You will also work closely with our Executive on the many other issues that arise, as their role includes ensuring that this role is well supported to succeed. You will be accountable for leading and managing a team of four, as well as external resources for legal, accounting, and other services.

Here’s What You Will Get to Do

  • Lead the implementation of our strategic plan for a sustainable, exciting future.
  • Manage – and, where necessary, recruit – the resources necessary to implement our strategy in HR, Finance, Facilities, Marketing, and Member Stewardship.
  • Develop effective processes for engagement between the Board and the professional staff.
  • Ensure the development of a digital communications and social media plan that maximizes engagement.
  • Ensure that all financial information/grants/budgets/forecasts are up to date and aligned to the operational plan.
  • Oversee facilities management.
  • Ensure that our security measures keep our members, visitors, and staff safe.
  • Participate in and support revenue-generating efforts, including fundraising and facility rental.

Here’s What You Will Need

  • University degree or equivalent experience.
  • Experience working for non-profit organizations preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with the public.
  • Minimum 8 years’ work experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years managing people.
  • Excellent organizational planning and project management skills.
  • Knowledge of Judaism, including Jewish rituals and the holiday calendar.

Join the Darchei Noam Team

  • Our renowned Rabbi of more than 20 years, Tina Grimberg.
  • Recently graduated Rabbi Ryan Leszner, who brings dynamic musical skills and rich experience to the role of school leaders.
  • An extraordinary number of member-driven committees, including those focused on Tikkun Olam and Social Justice in the broader community.
  • Our modern and beautiful synagogue facility.
  • A firm financial foundation that supports our plans for growth.
  • Competitive compensation, benefits, vacation, and flexible work arrangements.


This is a full-time professional position and may require evening and weekend work as well as weekday time. DN is committed to helping our staff maintain a work-life balance.

Candidates must be legally eligible to work in Canada. We thank all applicants, but only suitable applicants will be contacted. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require accommodation, please let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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Wed, 19 June 2024 13 Sivan 5784