Founded in 1986, the Foundation of Shalom Park (FSP) is a non-profit agency that owns and manages the properties and facilities for most of the Jewish organizations located on Shalom Park. The beautiful 54-acre campus serves as the center of Jewish life in greater Charlotte, NC. It provides a welcoming environment, not only for the local Jewish community, but for the entire Charlotte metro area, with an array of educational, religious, recreational, entertainment, cultural, and community service offerings. With no equivalent concept found anywhere in the nation, Shalom Park stands as a preeminent example of cooperation among community-based organizations.
The campus at Shalom Park is home to the Foundation of Shalom Park, Temple Israel, Temple Beth El, the Levine Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte, Jewish Family Services of Greater Charlotte, the Charlotte Jewish Preschool, the Charlotte Jewish Day School and a host of other organizations. A first-of-its-kind joint venture agreement among the five Shalom Park partners, which are the two synagogues, the Jewish Community Center, the Federation, and FSP, governs the operation of Shalom Park. In addition to managing property improvements at Shalom Park, FSP is responsible for campus security and provides technology support to many of the partners and tenants. Shalom Park’s greatest accomplishment lies not in its physical manifestations, but in the creation and perpetuation of community.
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The Executive Director reports to the FSP Board of Directors. Staff members reporting directly to the Executive Director include the Facilities and Buildings Manager, Safety and Security Director, Information Technology Coordinator, Accounting Manager, Operations Manager, and Business Support. FSP currently has a staff of 19. In addition, the Executive Director works collaboratively with the Executive Directors of the other Shalom Park joint venture partners and the staff leadership of the tenant organizations.
- Successful track record as a highly organized change agent who has led budgeting, financial planning and reporting, and operations within a complex organizational structure.
- Strategic thinker with expertise overseeing very large projects while simultaneously managing day-to-day operations; strong business process and project management skills.
- Experience with real estate, property, or facilities management preferred.
- Minimum ten years of experience in an operational leadership role, either within a large non-profit organization or for-profit corporation.
- Adept at establishing collaborative working relationships with diverse groups of internal and external constituents; demonstrated ability to influence peer leaders and manage priorities across a multi-faceted organization.
- Capacity to manage internally-staffed or outsourced vendor functions requiring attention to detail and outstanding customer service; experience in the principles and practices for the procurement and administration of contracted services.
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication and negotiation skills.
- Experience with corporate or non-profit boards; exposure to fundraising campaigns, either in a professional capacity or as a volunteer/board member.
- Undergraduate degree in business or related field required.
- Business Operations/Fiscal Management: The Executive Director must possess a high degree of comfort and expertise with budgeting and financial management. The Executive Director leads the creation of an annual $5 million budget (inclusive of pass-throughs) in partnership with the Board of Directors and assures adherence to the budget and financial performance markers as established. The Executive Director is responsible for the timely collection of rent from Shalom Park tenants and must maintain a strong focus on facilities management, security, customer service, and the interdependence of these focus areas.
- Property and Facilities Management: The Executive Director oversees maintenance and custodial services for most of the facilities located at Shalom Park. The Executive Director will also help plan and oversee renovation and new construction projects that occur at these facilities.
- Collaborative Leader: The Executive Director assures effective administration of policies established by the Board of Directors and proactively supports the mission of the Foundation. The Executive Director serves as a liaison between FSP and the other partners and tenants at Shalom Park, acting as a strong peer-influencing leader who will, through effective collaboration and communication, manage competing priorities with transparency, equity, and sound financial judgment. In all facets of his or her work, the Executive Director demonstrates trustworthiness, integrity, and community-mindedness, representative of FSP’s organizational values.
- Security and Safety: The Executive Director leads the efforts to ensure the continued safety and security of the Shalom Park campus, its occupants, and visitors. These efforts include the development, implementation, and continuous enhancement of a plan to maintain the security of this open campus and will require the ability to act swiftly and decisively in times of urgent need or threat. The FSP recognizes that security is a top priority of the Park and represents a growing fiscal need for the long-term.
- Human Resources Management: The Executive Director is responsible for the effective functioning of the agency personnel within the Shalom Park environment and possesses coaching, team-building, conflict-resolution, negotiating, and motivational skills. The Executive Director leads a staff responsible for the security, facilities maintenance, information technology services, operations, accounting, and business support functions of FSP, guided by an overarching priority for customer service to partners and tenants, with an emphasis on sustaining the long-term viability of the campus facilities.
- Work with the Board of Directors to define, execute, and evaluate the Foundation’s five-year strategic plan.
- Assure the proper development and adherence to the annual budget; oversee administration of payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable; and keep the staff and Board apprised of financial trends and milestones that will facilitate appropriate management of FSP’s finances.
- Act as a catalyst in fostering and maintaining collaborative, collegial working relationships with leaders of Park partner and tenant organizations to ensure the reliable and equitable delivery of services across the Park.
- Represent the FSP with Shalom Park and other community organizations, often through regularly scheduled meetings.
- Ensure the proper administration, maintenance, safety and security, and upkeep of all Park campus buildings and grounds; oversee significant real estate projects.
- Proactively assure timely and effective meetings and communication so that staff is well-informed about events and developments that affect their ability to deliver quality work products and customer service.
- Assure consistent application of human resources policies and practices, including hiring, annual performance plans, and reviews of all staff.
- Attend Board of Directors and Executive Board meetings as an ex-officio member and provide appropriate supporting materials for the meetings.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience, including a competitive base salary, benefits, and relocation assistance.
For additional information contactExecDirector@colemanlew.com