Administrative Assistant

Beth El Synagogue | Durham, NC, United States

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Posted Date 5/24/2024

Administrative Assistant at Beth El Synagogue


            We are seeking a detail-oriented and highly organized Administrative Assistant to join our team. The ideal candidate will play a crucial role in supporting the synagogue's daily operations, ensuring smooth communication and efficient administrative processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Administrative Support: Provide general administrative support to the Rabbi, staff, and board members, including scheduling meetings, preparing documents, and managing correspondence.
  • Office Management: Maintain office supplies, manage files and records, and ensure the office environment is clean and welcoming.
  • Communication: Serve as the first point of contact for members and visitors, handling phone calls, emails, and in-person inquiries with professionalism and kindness.
  • Event Coordination: Assist in the planning and executing synagogue events, including Shabbat services, holiday celebrations, and community programs.
  • Membership Services: Manage membership records, handle inquiries, and assist with communications and outreach.
  • Assist Senior Rabbi:  Maage Senior Rabbi Calendar and help with life cycle events


  • Experience: Prior experience in an administrative or office management role, preferably in a non-profit or religious organization.
  • Skills: Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and experience with database management.
  • Attributes: Strong attention to detail, ability to multitask, and a friendly, welcoming demeanor. Knowledge of Jewish customs and practices is a plus.
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent; additional qualifications in office administration are a plus.


Compensation and Benefits

Beth El offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package, as summarized below. Candidates invited for an interview can receive more specific information on benefits.

Salary: $42,500 to $50,000 depending on experience

Full Time / PartTime-  This is a full-time position, but we are willing to consider part-time for the right candidate

Benefits: health insurance stipend, retirement plan with employer contribution, synagogue dues, religious school tuition discount, flexible spending account for health spending/childcare and/or eldercare, paid vacation/sick leave/family leave, paid holidays

To Apply

Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Applications will be kept confidential, and reference checking will only be performed with the candidate's permission. The last date to submit application materials is 6/11/2024, but candidates are encouraged to apply quickly, as application materials will be evaluated on a rolling basis.

Equal opportunity organization
Beth El is committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination or harassment. We expect every community member to do their part to cultivate and maintain an environment where everyone can feel included and is afforded the respect and dignity they deserve.

Decisions related to hiring, compensation, training, evaluating performance, or terminating are made fairly, and we provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified candidates and employees. We examine our unconscious biases and take responsibility for always striving to create an inclusive environment that makes every employee and candidate feel welcome. We treat our community members with the same dignity and respect and expect all employees to do the same.


Who We Are


Beth El is a pluralistic community that welcomes members with diverse backgrounds, ideas, levels of knowledge, and observance. We are an egalitarian Conservative congregation and a member of the Southeast Seaboard District of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. We offer an Orthodox Kehillah affiliated with the Orthodox Union for those who wish to worship according to that tradition.

The Community

Beth El Synagogue has strong ties to the university communities of Duke, the University of North Carolina, and NC State, which are all within a half-hour drive to the synagogue. Durham is a colorful, creative, and entrepreneurial community that continuously earns accolades as one of the best places in the country to visit, live, and do business. With nationally acclaimed restaurants, shopping, historical sites, and many other things to do, Durham is where great things happen. Most of our congregation comes from Chapel Hill, a town that continually receives accolades for being a top location to visit, live and do business. The A & E television channel recently recognized Chapel Hill as the #2 city in their “Top Ten Cities to Have it All” and Money magazine rated the town as the #1 “Best Place to Live in the South.” Durham-Chapel Hill is part of what is known as the Research Triangle, home to the Research Triangle Park, which is one of the nation's fastest-growing high-tech centers. Residents of the Durham-Chapel Hill area can easily take advantage of the many cultural amenities of nearby Raleigh, NC.

Centrally located in the state, Durham-Chapel Hill offers a convenient departure point for day trips to explore all that the beautiful State of North Carolina has to offer--from the breathtaking scenery of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the gentle, breaking waves of our ocean coastline.


For More Information

For more information on the Beth El Synagogue, visit us on the web at:

Beth El Synagogue is affiliated with the Conservative movement. For more information on the Conservative Movement, visit


Salary42,500.00 - 50,000.00 Annual
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Administrative Support | Assistant | Community Organizing | Events Management | Executive Assistant
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