[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--Yiddishkayt Seeks an Executive Director

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
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Feb. 13, 2011

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Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2011 11:58:04 -0800
From: Dan Opatoshu opatoshu at yiddishkayt.org
Subject: Yiddishkayt Seeks an Executive Director

Yiddishkayt Los Angeles, CA

Yiddishkayt is a small cultural nonprofit in Los Angeles founded in 1995. 
We strive to ensure the survival of the endangered thousand-year legacy of 
Yiddish language, culture and history. Originally a producer of the 
largest Yiddish festivals in the country, we have evolved into a 
full-service nonprofit organization.
With groundbreaking language, education and cultural programs, inventive 
partnerships, large-scale events, and innovative online communications, 
Yiddishkayt promotes and celebrates Yiddish as a profound pathway to 
Jewish identity.
Yiddishkayt seeks an Executive Director who will be committed to its 
mission and lead the organization to a new level of capacity and 
sustainability. The ideal candidate is an experienced visionary and 
collaborative leader capable of guiding the organization and providing 
supervision to its staff and volunteers in cooperation with its board.

Our current staff includes one full-time and two part-time members.

The Executive Director will:

Act as the face of Yiddishkayt and promote, maintain and develop 
relationships within the Yiddish and Jewish community at large.

Lead strategic fund development and financial development in keeping with 
Yiddishkayt's needs and priorities.

Develop an annual strategic plan and implementation of its goals.

Lead and supervise staff and volunteers in carrying out the multifaceted 
work of Yiddishkayt, which includes a fellowship program, language 
education, and large and small cultural events.

Oversee the bi-monthly e-newsletter "Yidbits," which goes out to 
approximately 6,000 members of our community.

Help develop the Board of Directors by assisting in recruitment of members 
who possess the optimal skills needed to strengthen and support our 

Prepare an annual budget.

Initiate, organize and promote programs that enhance Yiddishkayt's 
visibility, relevance, and effectiveness.

Act as staff liaison for Board of Directors and the local community.
Communicate Yiddishkayt's mission and programs with staff, volunteers and 
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