Kenneth S. Krivitzky
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2004-Present Executive Director, Towson University Hillel
- Led the organization from an Advisory Committee governance structure to a fully functioning Governing Board.
- Oversaw an Accreditation Process and a Strategic Planning Initiative. Currently, in the midst of the second year of the Strategic Plan Implementation Process.
- Created strong partnerships within the University and the greater Baltimore Jewish community. Utilized these partnerships to provide resources and opportunities to students.
- Successfully restructured student leadership to create a multi-tiered board, giving students the power to allocate programming funds and create their own affiliated organizations.
- Grew donor base tenfold, from under 25 to over 250, averaging a 20% increase in number of donors each year.
- Doubled the amount of unrestricted dollars raised, and doubled the overall budget.
- Successful track record of donor cultivation and face-to-face solicitations.
- Creation of an effective annual campaign, providing multiple contact points with donors and prospects.
- Significantly increased budget through grant applications.
- Strong supervisory experience with an excellent record of staff retention.
- Created and facilitated a leadership class for high quality student leaders.
- Served as group leader for numerous trips to Israel, a trip to Ukraine, New Orleans, and a Black and Jewish dialogue trip exploring the Civil Rights Movement.
- Worked with student leaders to enhance campus life through growing cultural and religious opportunities, and creating meaningful social and social action initiatives.
Proven Management Skills
- Strong record of fiscal management, with the organization consistently ending the fiscal year with our $350,000 budget balanced.
- Staffed a Governing Board with five standing committees. Oversaw the growth of the Governing Board from 10 to 25 members.
- Supervise team of 3 professionals. Increased full time staff team from 2 to 3.5.
- Developed performance metrics for programming and development professionals.
- Oversaw the development of student learning outcomes to measure success.
- Strong focus on marketing to multiple constituent groups, including the creation of a new website.
2002-2004 Youth and Family Program Director, Adath Israel Congregation, Cincinnati, OH
- Worked with Youth Committee, a lay board comprised of parents and interested congregants; increasing program attendance and participation with the student board.
- Expanded synagogue youth programs to create a new youth group for 3rd – 5th graders.
- Conducted applicant search and hiring of a new youth advisor.
- Supervised a part time youth advisor, providing mentoring on programming, communication, and time management.
- Developed and maintained yearly budget of $45,000 for youth programs.
- Managed all youth fundraising programs, raising $5,000 to offset programming costs.
- Advised students on programming, membership retention, and all facets of the program.
- Originated and implemented a new Family Education series of events.
- Advised and taught students on how to conduct religious rituals and prayers.
- Created and maintained websites for youth and family education programs.
2002-2003 Program Coordinator, Jewish Family Services, Cincinnati, OH
- Aided in development and facilitation of workshops on Teen Dating Violence Prevention.
- Created publicity model to promote parent programs to the community.
1999-2002 Program Director, Multi-Campus Hillel, Philadelphia, PA
- Designed and facilitated a Jewish naming ceremony, group Bar Mitzvah ceremony, and memorial service on Israel trips.
- Advisor to the student boards of three different campuses.
- Supervised student programming interns.
- Facilitated a city-wide group of students in charge of major events.
- Developed and coordinated annual Leadership Retreats.
- Created and maintained organization’s web page.
- Worked in partnership to create monthly newsletters.
2001-2002 Group Leader, Operation Understanding, Philadelphia, PA
- Conducted orientations on the cultures and histories of the African-American and Jewish communities.
- Staffed a 3 week summer tour for African-American and Jewish high school students.
- Facilitated conversations between students on sociological issues.
- Served as Jewish resource and educator for students and programs.
- Advised students as they conducted diversity trainings for local organizations.
Virginia Tech, Masters Coursework Completed (A.B.T.), 1999, Higher Education and Student Affairs
Johns Hopkins University, B.A. in Psychology, 1996
BOARD AND COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
The Darrell Friedman Institute for Professional Development, 2010-2012
Baltimore Hillel Directors, 2008 – 2012, Chair, 2009-2010
Hillel Israel Advocacy Commission, Chair Pre-Birthright Experience, 2010
Involvement Commission of the Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, 2009-2012
Israel Advocacy and Awareness Commission, Baltimore Jewish Council, 2009-2012
Interfaith Campus Ministers Association, Towson University, 2004-2012, Chair, 2007-2008, 2009-2010
Diversity Reflective Process Facilitator, Towson University, 2009-2010
Religious Staff Coordinating Council, Towson University, 2004-2011, Chair, 2005-2006
Student Leadership Awards Selection Committee, Towson University, 2008-2011
OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION
Big Brother through Jewish Big Brother Big Sister, 2007 – Present
Experienced in web development, video editing, and newsletter design
Interested in the intersection of social media and the creation of communities
Enjoys genealogy and has approximately 1500 connections on the family tree
Has a periodic blog with his daughter, aThankYouADay.com about things they are thankful for.