Yad Ezra Executive Director

Yad Ezra is currently seeking candidates to fill the position of Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have experience in nonprofit management, food distribution and/or fundraising, will be responsible for oversight of all aspects of the organization’s operations and finances, planning and fundraising activities. Competitive salary and benefits offered.

Interested parties please contact us at [email protected].

Responsibilities

· Manage staff and all aspects of day-to-day operations and finances

· Planning and oversight of seasonal events, dinners, open houses, etc

· Point of contact with donors, head of fundraising activity

· Liaison to board of directors

· Collaboration with community members and related organizations

· Monitoring, seeking and applying for available grant funding

· Experience in nonprofit management, food distribution, fundraising preferred

· Knowledge of Kosher foods a plus

Qualifications

· Previous management or board of director experience

· Successful fundraising and development experience

· Experience in large-scale program development

To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to us at [email protected]

Organization Mission:
Yad Ezra provides supplemental kosher food, necessities and enhancements of holidays and lifecycle events to those in need in the Jewish community. We are committed to operating a high quality food pantry through hard work and support of staff, volunteers and donors.

Yad Ezra, which translated from Hebrew means “helping hand”, opened its doors in 1990 with the purpose of providing assistance to needy Jewish families in southeastern Michigan. The founders of Yad Ezra learned that there were impoverished families living in the community who relied heavily on food stamps issued monthly by the government. Yad Ezra was founded to address this vulnerable population in need of continuous food assistance and to provide free groceries to any individual at least one time, regardless of religious affiliation, who comes to our warehouse for help.

Yad Ezra has developed a straightforward mission that includes helping vulnerable Jewish families and advocating on behalf of those who are hungry with easily identifiable components.

Dollars = Food, Advocacy = Alleviating Hunger

Position Summary:

Yad Ezra is seeking a full-time client & volunteer manager to perform the functions listed below. This candidate will be a team player, empathetic and work closely with the clients, volunteers, and the staff.

Yad Ezra’s leadership abides by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability. Yad Ezra also protects against discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin and other characteristics that are illegal.

Responsibilities
• Responsible for client eligibility/intake
• Schedule clients and deliveries
• Supporting client needs
• Oversee client serving hours, which include two weekday evenings and Sundays (approx. weekly hours = 40)
• Record client account information in database
• Coordinate and support off-site food distribution
• Train, assign and schedule volunteers
• Schedule volunteers to do client deliveries
• Prepare monthly stats reports
• Coordinate scheduling of student and corporate volunteer programs
• Liaison between YE and social action representatives from synagogue

Skills required:
Computer literate (Microsoft 365: Outlook, Word, Excel)
Familiarity with using a database is a plus
Team player
Ability to work with groups including individuals with special needs
Compassionate, open to new ideas, creative and patient under pressure
Ability to multi-task
Strong organizational skills
Excellent communication skills
Familiarity with Russian language not necessary but a plus

NOTE REGARDING COVID-19: This job description is for the position in a non-COVID scenario. Our current COVID-19 restrictions have modified the position for the time being. For example, clients do not currently come to the building, their food is delivered to their homes (there are currently no required evening hours.) There is currently very limited volunteer presence in our building, although a strong presence as delivery drivers. The right person for this position will be flexible and willing to adapt with the team as the pandemic situation evolves and restrictions change.

Full-time, includes benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to us at [email protected]

If you would like more information about the position, please contact Lea Luger at Yad Ezra at 248.548.3663 or [email protected]