Job Posting: Executive Director

The Cantors Assembly


Job Title: Executive Director

Organization Name: Cantors Assembly

Job Type: Full-time

Location: Remote + frequent travel

Salary and Benefits: $150,000 total compensation package

Deadline for Applications: May 16, 2022

Preferred Start Date: January 1, 2023

Please send resume and cover letter to


The Cantors Assembly promotes the profession of the cantorate, serving our members and their congregations by supporting our colleagues in their roles as vibrant, engaging, vital clergy and musical leaders. Beyond offering our members opportunities for mentorship, professional development, and personal growth, we also provide essential services such as placement, insurance, and retirement planning. Affiliated with the Conservative/Masorti movement, we serve congregations from across the denominational spectrum. We seek to ensure that our members are fully prepared to lead synagogues and the whole Jewish community through an ever-evolving musical and spiritual landscape.


The position of Executive Director (ED, formerly Executive Vice President) is a full-time position. While the successful candidate need not be a Cantor, they are a dynamic and collaborative leader with rich experience as a Jewish communal professional.  They are a visionary thinker who takes initiative and can adapt to changing situations.  Reporting to the President of the CA, the ED is responsible for the overall operation of the Cantors Assembly, supervising CA staff and working closely with our lay leaders to ensure that the organization runs smoothly and professionally. The position is remote, with the expectation that the Executive Director will work in the CA offices in Akron, Ohio several days per month and will also travel to regional anchors.

  • As chazzanim, we are well aware of the need for chazon, creative vision. The ED works with our team to consistently generate and implement this vision on both the international and regional levels.
  • The Executive Director (ED) of the Cantors Assembly is our face to the larger Jewish community, embodying a sense of K'lal Yisrael and the wisdom and inspiration Cantors bring to the larger Jewish conversation.
  • The ED is a wise counselor and compassionate presence among our membership, leading by example by behaving in a moral and professional manner. This person is a resilient and flexible leader, engaging in a collaborative spirit with our staff and volunteers (officers, committees, regional chairs, convention chairs).
  • Together with the officers, the ED works to identify potential leaders, nurturing their growth and the growth and impact of our committees.
  • The ED proactively utilizes the most current technology and social media platforms to creatively and consistently, with the Communications Director, share content highlighting the artistic and educational leadership of our members and our impact within our communities and beyond.
  • The ED is well informed on, and committed to diversity and inclusion, cherishing and affirming in their actions that all humans are made in the Divine image.

Specific Duties:


  • The Executive Director is the key management leader of the CA. This person is responsible for overseeing the administration of the organization, including:
    • Oversee day-to-day operations of the organization
    • Manage and motivate staff
    • Oversee hiring and staff development
    • Responsible for fiscal management and financial sustainability
    • Oversee the annual convention committee
    • Interface with legal counsel as needed

External Relationships:

  • The Executive Director acts as the representative of the CA to the greater Jewish world
  • Drives fundraising efforts, including developing relationships with donors, funders, and grantors
  • Responsible for media relations/PR

The CA Community

  • Works closely with CA officers in overall strategic management and administration
  • Acts as a compassionate presence to our membership
  • Responsible for planning and organizing officers’ and Executive Council Meetings
  • Innovates and develops new projects
  • Provides guidance to regional chapters
  • Prepares and delivers an annual “State of the Cantorate” speech
  • Manages historical archives


  • BA required, MA preferred
  • At least 7 years prior executive-level experience in a synagogue or not-for-profit setting, with a track record of success and impact
  • Strong passion for the mission of the Cantors’ Assembly
  • Ability to work well with diverse audiences and demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong financial management skills, including budget preparation, financial analysis and reporting
  • Comfort with technology and social media platforms
  • Love of Jewish life, practice, and prayer