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Executive Director
Gordon JCC
801 Percy Warner Blvd
Nashville, TN 37205

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Nashville has one of the oldest Jewish communities in the U.S. and is among the most attractive growing Jewish communities in the U.S. today. The Gordon Jewish Community Center (Gordon JCC) has experienced 114 years of vibrant members, determined leaders, health-conscious programming, exciting events, and stories that transcend lifetimes. Throughout all its history, the mission of Nashvilles J has remained consistent.

As the Gordon JCC enters a new era of impact, the incoming Executive Director will be provided the opportunity to expand its scope and activity, guiding the Board and the staff in strengthening partnerships and maximizing the potential of the Gordon JCC campus. This will include the opportunity, with the full support of the Gordon JCCs Board, lay leaders, and staff, to lead, facilitate, develop, and execute an ambitious and innovative strategic plan to drive these efforts and ensure the Gordon JCC serves the needs of a growing and changing Jewish community.

The Board expects the Executive Directors vision to play a significant role in this process. The Executive Director will work with community, civic, and business leaders to further this vision, identify new opportunities for growth, and implement significant initiatives in key areas that will achieve the goals of connecting and convening a thriving Jewish community in Nashville.

The ability to inspire, lead, grow, and empower the staff and a dedicated, committed Board is required. Energy, a desire to continuously learn and grow, and the ability to be a good listener are important personal attributes. Integrity, strategic thinking, critical inquiry, compassion, time and people management, curiosity, and sound judgment are essential to success in this role. Exceptional oral and written communication skills, including the ability to engage in difficult, but critical discrete conversations, are necessary for success in this position. As a key spokesperson for the Gordon JCC, this person must be able to speak extemporaneously and appropriately on all relevant subjects in a clear and transparent fashion. An understanding of community center operations and literacy of financial reporting, budgeting, and facilities management/security are critical and necessary. The successful executive possesses a track record of good business practices. This individual will demonstrate a career path of progressive leadership and management experience that fosters an open door and transparent environment. The Gordon JCCs future leader should understand the Jewish Culture and be aware of the diversity issues facing all.

The compensation range for this position annually is between $150,000-$170,000. Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Long-Term Disability Insurance Options; 403 (b) retirement savings plan; Health Spending Account; PTO; and Paid Holidays.

To apply, please submit a current resume and a cover letter to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at (click on the Apply button at the bottom of the page).For more information about Gordon Jewish Community Center, please visit

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