Executive Assistant to Senior Rabbi

Congregation Beth Israel of San Diego | San Diego, CA, United States

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Posted Date 3/14/2024

We are Congregation Beth Israel, San Diego's largest and oldest Jewish congregation with a membership of nearly 1,200 families. We have a rich, vibrant history of excellence through our education, programming, worship, and music offerings. We are often referred to as a leading faith community, providing a nurturing home to all who seek a meaningful and enduring connection to Judaism. At Beth Israel, we value creativity, innovation, and diversity, and strive to foster an equitable culture of respect, collaboration, and inclusion.

You are an engaging and dynamic individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment; someone who has excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You are detailed oriented and able to navigate confidential and sensitive issues which require a high degree of discretion. You have three to five years of professionally related experience.

EQ (emotional aptitude) is a critical requirement as demonstrated in the following areas:

 Self-awareness: the ability to assess and recognize one’s own emotions, particularly as they relate to the environment.

Self-management: the ability to control powerful emotions, particularly under tense situations.

Social awareness: the ability to recognize and understand how others are feeling.

Relationship management: the ability to connect with others emotionally and make them feel comfortable; an ability to successfully resolve conflict by addressing the underlying emotions to preserve the relationship.

 Additionally, the position entails the following responsibilities:

  • Serve as the full-time support to the Senior Rabbi, and at times, supporting others in the clergy suite.
  • Endeavor in independent thinking/judgment. Specific tasks consist of working closely with synagogue staff, Board of Directors, community organizations, and key community members.
  • Sellar interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality as needed.
  • Work independently and collaboratively with other staff members
  • Enthusiastic to learn on the job.
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Office Suite.
  • General knowledge of Jewish customs, practices, and culture helpful but not required. Training available.

We are committed to workforce diversity and aspire to reflect the communities we serve. We strive to be a learning community consistently reflecting on our intent to be a warm, welcoming home for all identities and lived experiences. This commitment means all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, providing an open embrace for all Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA+, multi-abled, neuro-divergent, Latiné, multi-faith, immigrants, veteran identified and all other marginalized groups.

The position offers medical, dental, life, and disability insurance along with vacation and sick leave benefits, and free parking. This is a non-exempt, full-time hourly position.

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Salary20.00 - 23.00 Hour
Full Time
Administrative Support | Assistant | Executive Assistant
Organization Type
Dental | FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days | Mass Transit
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