The Religious Zionists of America (RZA) is the premier organization dedicated to serving the educational and advocacy needs of Religious Zionism. RZA maintains chapters throughout America and works closely with Mizrachi organizations throughout the world. It is a member organization of the American Zionist Movement and of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations.
The Executive Vice President of the Religious Zionists of America is an exclusive full-time position and serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the organization. The Executive Vice President has the overall responsibility to work with the leadership of RZA to develop strategic and operational goals for RZA and the successful implementation of its mission. S/he reports directly to President and the Board.
- Develop RZA leadership by engaging the board, meeting with key stakeholders and creating opportunities of leadership for RZA officers and board.
- Work together with national leadership to strengthen local chapters, increase membership and create new chapters. Regular site visits to key communities to present RZA programs and conduct leadership training are key to this task.
- Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with other key Zionist organizations with the goal of creating a stronger identity for RZA.
- Solicit financial support for RZA through programming and direct solicitations.
- Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence.
- Conduct rigorous program evaluation.
- Oversee budget and administration of the organization.
- Fundraising programs and direct solicitations.
- Regular on-site visits of communities.
- Oversee office staff and program staff.
- Recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
- Maintain and support a strong Board of Directors: serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing programming
The Executive Vice President must be a person of initiative and passion for the mission of the RZA. All candidates must have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:
- Advanced degree, with at least 5 years of senior management experience and the ability to identify specific examples of strategies that have moved an organization to the next stage of growth
- Unwavering commitment to quality programming and evaluation
- Excellence in organizational management with the ability to work with volunteers and achieve strategic objectives.
- Success working with a Board of Directors and the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
- Marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage wide range of stakeholders and cultures
- Strong written and verbal communication skills with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills