Boston Jewish Film offers the finest in film programming, education,
and conversation to audiences across the Greater Boston community. Created in
1989 as The Boston Jewish Film Festival, we are now the largest film-based
organization in New England, welcoming more than 15,000 annually. From
year-round premieres and events to our marquee Fall Festival, we host
screenings, multi-media presentations, live podcasts, music and dance
performances, discussions with filmmakers, and ReelAbilities Boston—our city’s
disability film festival. Boston Jewish Film invites you to celebrate the
global Jewish experience and Go Beyond the Screen.
We are seeking an Executive Director who can provide inspirational
leadership for our innovative and growing organization. Reporting to an active,
engaged Board of Directors, the Executive Director oversees all aspects of the
organization, with a focus on strategic direction and development, financial
and operational oversight, and board leadership. Collaborating with an
experienced and talented creative staff, the Executive Director oversees the
artistic direction of the organization and ensures the success of marketing and
communications in achieving the organization’s mission.
- Work alongside Board of Directors to ensure strategic, creative,
financial, and operational sustainability. Support Board and committee
meetings, and keep Board apprised of achievements, upcoming events, and issues
- Lead strategic visioning and develop a dynamic framework for organizational
growth and sustainability.
- Contributed income comprises 80% of our budget. Working with the
Development Officer and Board Development Committee, create and implement a
fundraising strategy to achieve strategic goals. Sources include major gifts,
annual fund (electronic, and semi-annual direct mail), foundation grants,
government grants, festival pass sales, fundraising and cultivation events,
- Develop relationships with Boston’s Jewish, film and artistic communities
to ensure that BJF is well-known and positioned. Participate in community
events and establish collaborative relationships with other community leaders.
financial oversight, including budget development and monitoring, together with
the Treasurer and Finance Committee. Oversee annual audit.
- Oversee all artistic programs, in collaboration with program staff.
- Work closely with the Director of Marketing & Communications and
outside vendors to create and monitor marketing and communications strategy,
including print collateral, newsletter, social media, web site, and press.
Review all print, electronic, and social media communications before release.
- Oversee all HR decisions and policies. Ensure that office is a clean,
secure, attractive place to work and visit, and that necessary technology is in
About this Organization:
The Boston Jewish Film Festival celebrates the richness of the Jewish experience
through film and media. Throughout the year, the Festival engages and
inspires the community to explore the full spectrum of Jewish life, values and
culture. We are located in West Newton, on the MBTA bus
and commuter rail. Free parking.