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Executive Director
Charles Schusterman JCC
2021 E 71st St
Tulsa, OK 74136

Principal Responsibilities:

The Jewish Federation of Tulsa is seeking a dynamic executive with strong fundraising, strategic leadership, and community building skills to serve as its Executive Director. The successful candidate will be a proven and visionary leader who can work collaboratively within the community, with donors, agency leaders, clergy, Board members, lay leaders, staff, volunteers, etc. This individual must be able to collaborate, mediate, and build consensus.

As a thoughtful leader who is driven by community, the ideal candidate will thrive in bringing constituents together, engaging multiple perspectives, aligning mission and strategy around common goals, and translating mission and strategy into action through successful execution.

Reporting to the President of the Board, the ED will play the lead role in articulating a vision for the Jewish community that will excite and engage the public. Critical to the future, and working in partnership with the Board, the ED will guide the successful identification, cultivation and stewardship of new donors, and create a pipeline for new leadership to emerge. The ED will serve as a voice of the Jewish community to the broader public.


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Agency Information:

The Jewish Federation of Tulsa ("JFT") is an integrated organization which includes the Charles Schusterman Jewish Community Center ("CSJCC") and the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art. Separate entities also housed on the 20-acre campus are Mizel Jewish Community Day School and Zarrow Pointe Retirement Center. The overall campus includes playgrounds for the Day School, after school programs and seasonal day camps. It also has an outdoor aquatic center, garden, park and other recreation areas used by CSJCC members, Zarrow Pointe residents, as well as settings for Federation programming and events. The Federation offers an array of programs from early childhood, and the PJ Library, to older children, teens, and adults, including sports, fitness and Jewish cultural programs. The Museum promotes Jewish heritage, culture, history and community through art and education. The Museum also houses a Holocaust Center that helps to educate the broader community. For more information check out JewishTulsa.

Founded in 1938, JFT has a rich history in the state. The mission of the Jewish Federation of Tulsa is to preserve and enhance Jewish life and well-being in Eastern Oklahoma, Israel, and the entire world. This mission is being addressed by pursuing charitable, humanitarian, cultural, educational, and health needs of the Jewish community as well as engaging in community relations and outreach to the broader Tulsa community. There is a Reform Temple and Conservative Synagogue as well as a Chabad with many opportunities to engage Jewishly. Greater Tulsa boasts a strong Jewish community that is deeply integrated into the broader community. Local initiatives called Tulsa Tomorrow and Tulsa Remote have brought a high number of young Jewish professionals to the area. Recognizing that the future of our community depends on a thriving young population, our initiative aims to help young Jewish adults, millennials, and young families move to our city. You can learn more at TulsaTomorrow.

Tulsa has a vibrant, supportive Jewish community that welcomes and embraces new members. Tulsa is a community on the rise, from its diverse, highly productive workforce to its plentiful artistic, educational and cultural opportunities. There are also growing tech and healthcare industries. Tulsa is home to the University of Tulsa, Oklahoma University, Tulsa (Schusterman Center) and Oklahoma State University, Tulsa. The area has a rich academic community in addition to a well-respected ballet, opera, and symphony. Tulsa is home to the Philbrook Museum of Art and the Gilcrease Museum. There are wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities, including the Tulsa Zoo and The Gathering Place is a vast park for all ages. A wonderful feature of Tulsa is its easy access to community organizations. From Jewish institutions to local organizations created to promote events, networking and fostering common interests and hobbies. There's something for everyone to get plugged in and connected.