The Jewish Federation of St. Louis (JFedSTL), the Jewish community’s central community-building, planning, and philanthropic organization, invites nominations and applications for the position of President and CEO.
With an endowment of over $130 million, the Jewish Federation of St. Louis is one of the region’s largest and most effective nonprofit organizations and recognized as an innovator in the Jewish communal world. With an aspirational and ambitious strategic plan in place, JFedSTL is uniquely poised to build upon its success to date as a driver in advancing and serving a vibrant and diverse Jewish community of more than 60,000.
St. Louis County, home to close to one million residents, offers world class educational, medical, and cultural institutions, extensive outdoor recreation activities, three professional sports teams, and a celebrated music scene. The region has a highly diversified business economy and is home to the headquarters of 17 Fortune 1,000 companies as well as a strong startup community. Affordable housing, extensive green space, and strong public and private schools add to a high quality of life.
Reporting to the Chairman and an engaged Board of Directors that has demonstrated a willingness to take risks, the next President and CEO will provide strategic vision and bold leadership for JFedSTL and its 60 employees, empowering it to build on a strong foundation of recent success and accelerate the organization’s transformation from that of a traditional federated grantmaking organization to a collaborative, impact-driven community partner and thought leader. To lead the Federation in this vital work, the next President and CEO must possess a record of success in guiding a complex organization through implementing strategies that lead to innovative progress and change. S/he must be a strong and inspirational communicator, a collaborative and resilient leader, an effective and enthusiastic fundraiser, and a seasoned manager demonstrating highly developed interpersonal skills and deep integrity. This is a highly visible role, both within and beyond the Jewish community.
The desired candidate will be knowledgeable and passionate about Judaism and Israel, with a personal commitment to Jewish values as well as compassion for, and understanding of, the Jewish people and the needs and welfare of Jews locally, in Israel, and around the world. The Jewish Federation of St. Louis seeks to be the “central address” and resource for the entire Jewish community.
Jewish Federation of St. Louis has retained Howe-Lewis International and Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates to conduct this search in a unique partnership arrangement. While you should feel free to contact directly the representatives of either firm with inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest, Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates will be coordinating the search process and confidential candidate files.