Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington
Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington (IFC) was founded in 1978 by visionary religious leaders who recognized that diversity can be a powerful source of unity. Originally bringing Jewish, Muslim, Protestant, and Roman Catholic faith communities together for a dialogue and service, IFC became the first staffed interfaith organization in the nation. During the past 40 years, IFC has grown stronger by expanding its membership to include Baha’i, Buddhist, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Hindu, Islamic, Jain, Sikh, and Zoroastrian faith communities, for a total of 11 diverse religious traditions. All share the vision of building an inclusive community so that one day people of all faiths will feel welcomed, respected, and appreciated for their common values and for their diverse beliefs and practices. The incoming Executive Director will succeed Rabbi Gerald Serotta, who has led IFC since 2014. Rabbi Serotta succeeded IFC’s Founding Executive Director, the late Rev. Dr. Clark Lobenstine, who served for 35 years.
The ideal Executive Director is passionately committed to interfaith understanding and solidarity. S/he reports to and works collaboratively with the Board of Directors in leading IFC to realize its vision and mission. S/he ensures that IFC’s programmatic strategies, fiscal management, fundraising, communications, marketing, human resources, and technology are effectively coordinated and implemented across all segments of the organization.
The successful candidate’s leadership style is collaborative, inclusive, and community-building. S/he is enthusiastic about bringing diverse constituencies together, appreciating the range of beliefs and practices represented in IFC while finding common ground.
The successful candidate has demonstrated effectiveness in stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, consensus-building, programming, fundraising, fiscal management, human resources management and development, community outreach, marketing, and public relations.
Application Process:To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to resumes at RCG Executive Search (email applications are required). Please include IFC Executive Director in the Subject Line of email messages. The full job description is available upon request.