Position Summary: The Regional Director provides strategic vision, leadership, and managerial oversight of Yachad’s programs and services. The director builds communal relationships, increases the visibility and awareness of the organization, and seeks to provide the resources necessary to help those who need our services. The director oversees programming, supervises staff, and looks to partner with other community organizations. The director is responsible for ensuring that the region is strategically growing to best serve the disability community and to fulfill Yachad’s mission and values. To deliver meaningful programs and services to those who need our help, with a mindset of growth in both membership and the number of programs we offer on an ongoing basis. This position requires strong supervisory skills and knowledge of the community. The focus will be on ensuring that the region is strategically growing in current and new areas to best serve the special needs community and to further Yachad’s mission of helping Jews with developmental disabilities participate more fully in Jewish life. 



  • Develop, articulate, and implement ongoing and dynamic strategy and vision for the chapter. 
  • Build strong relationships with Yachad families to best understand their needs and where the gaps in services are. 
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with Yachad members, parents, donors, and leadership through various media (face-to-face meetings, direct mail, e-mail, newsletters, website, etc.) 
  • Work with the Yachad marketing team to create a marketing and public relations strategy to promote Yachad throughout the area.  
  • Work with the Yachad Development Department to understand the donors in your community and how to best position the region for success. 
  • Cultivate relationships with local lay leaders, principals, rabbis, directors, and other community leaders at a local and regional level to drive Yachad’s growth and impact. 
  • Cultivate relationships and partner with other organizations that serve the special needs community to further Yachad’s mission and best support the disability community. 
  • Cultivate relationships with volunteers and advisors in Israel to help support Yachad’s mission 



  • Recruit, hire, train, mentor, and coach staff as relevant 
  • Provide a positive work environment in which all staff, volunteers, Yachad members and peers feel valued, appreciated, and acknowledged for their contributions to the team. 
  • Provide ongoing staff supervision and feedback on a regular basis.  Feedback should be honest, compassionate, constructive, fair, and specific.   
  • Oversee the development of a comprehensive calendar of programming that meets the needs and interests of Yachad participants and their families, including a few major events each year.   
  • Regularly analyze programming to ensure evolution and innovation, quality, engagement, and effective results. 
  • Oversee the Yachad Israel budget and finances. 
  • Comply with Communal Engagement Department requests for information and assistance as requested.  
  • Ensure programs are in compliance with all Yachad policies and local laws  



  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Yachad. 
  • Well versed in Jewish values and beliefs. 
  • Experience in Jewish communal work. 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the field.  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Understanding budgets and program planning. 
  • Self-starter; able to work independently. 
  • Advanced degree preferred.  
  • Proficient in basic computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite. 
  • Experience in the disability community preferred.