Facilities and Programs Coordinator at Kol Ami: A Center for Jewish Life

Kol Ami: A Center for Jewish Life (Congregation Ko | Kirkland, WA, United States

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Posted Date 6/25/2024
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Facilities and Programs Coordinator at Kol Ami: A Center for Jewish Life

Position Summary: Kol Ami Synagogue in Kirkland, Washington is seeking a dedicated and organized Facilities and Programs Manager to oversee all aspects of facility management and program coordination. This pivotal role ensures the smooth operation of our synagogue's facilities and supports various programs and events throughout the year.

Responsibilities:

  1. Facilities Management:
    • Set up and clean up for synagogue services, programs, and events.
    • Supervise site during services and events to ensure smooth operations.
    • Provide audio/visual support as needed for services and programs.
    • Manage upkeep of equipment and supplies to maintain health and safety standards.
    • Coordinate activities such as parking, waste disposal, and building security.
    • Oversee volunteers and arrange repair work when necessary.
    • Monitor facility use by outside renters, caterers, and vendors.
  2. Program Coordination and Support:
    • Work closely with Religious School faculty and Rabbi to supervise youth education programs on Saturdays.
    • Ensure availability and setup of facilities for school classes, Tefilah, and other events.
    • Assist lay leaders and clergy with administrative and logistical support for Shabbat, holidays, festivals, life-cycle events, and special celebrations.
    • Organize and implement weekly Shabbat kiddushes, meals, and other special events.
  3. General Operations:
    • Oversee synagogue operations including IT systems, communications, and security.
    • Manage procurement of goods and services, and coordinate with vendors and service providers.
    • Maintain adequate inventory of kitchen, office, and building supplies.
    • Run errands as needed (e.g., post office, bank).

Requirements:

  • Availability on Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Jewish holidays.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.
  • Prior experience in facilities management, event coordination, or similar roles preferred.
  • Familiarity with Jewish traditions and practices is a plus.

Compensation:

  • $25 per hour.
  • Estimated 550 hours per year, 10 hours a week.
  • Estimated annual cost: $12,500 - $15,000.

This position is ideal for someone who is proactive, detail-oriented, and passionate about supporting the operations and community activities of a synagogue. If you meet these qualifications and are excited about this opportunity, we encourage you to apply by 8/1/24. Please send resume to [email protected]

This job description outlines the essential responsibilities and qualifications for the Facilities and Programs Manager role at Kol Ami Synagogue, emphasizing the importance of maintaining operational efficiency and supporting a variety of synagogue activities.

Kol Ami Values

Shalom:

May the door of this synagogue be wide enough to receive all who hunger for love, all who are lonely for friendship.

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May this synagogue be, for all who enter, the doorway to a richer and more meaningful life.

Mishkan T'filah - A Reform  Siddur

We welcome everyone who walks through our doors, and affirm the dignity and worth of every human being. We cherish our members and guests: straight, lesbian, gay, and bi; cis, trans, genderfluid, and nonbinary; Jewish and interfaith families; those steeped in Jewish tradition, those alienated from it, and those exploring it for the first time; neurotypical people and those who aren't; and everyone who makes up the great tapestry of humanity.

Tikkun Olam at Kol Ami - Healing the World

Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief.

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Do justly, now.

Love mercy, now.

Walk humbly, now.

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You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.

Rabbi Rami Shapiro, The Wisdom of the Jewish Sages

Social justice and community involvement are essential parts of Judaism's DNA, and a core value of our community. We offer many ways to get involved in supporting needs in the greater Kirkland area.

Nitzva'im - We all stood together at Sinai

 

That tradition still guides us.

We love Jewish tradition. We pray in Hebrew. We celebrate Jewish history. We study and wrestle with Torah every week. We love knowing that each time we face challenges and uncertainty and vexing questions, we have 4000 years of Jewish thought and tradition to turn to for ideas and guidance. 

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We also consider whose voices didn't get recorded and aren't being heard. We believe our own voices are important, too. We delight in scientific discovery and other advances that increase our understanding of the wonder of the universe. The values and aspirations of Judaism are timeless; the details of our Jewish practice serve the needs of our Jewish community. 

Lamad - Learning is Worship

We're committed to spiritual and intellectual wholeness and provide education for all stages of life. 

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Our outstanding religious school offers K-7 students creative programming in Jewish learning, from Hebrew and history to ethics and culture. We offer tutorial support to B'nai Mitzvah students, and a variety of social, religious, and educational programs through our affiliation with the North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY). 

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For adult learners we offer challenging, lively, and sometimes controversial topics from Hebrew scriptures to current events, applying principles and knowledge from a Jewish and ethical perspective. 

 

 

 

 

 

Salary25.00 - 25.00 Hour
Duration
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Organization Type
Synagogue
Job Location
US
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