Synagogue Administrator

Congregation Nevei Kodesh | Boulder, CO, United States

Posted Date 5/06/2022
Description

Synagogue Administrator – Congregation Nevei Kodesh, Boulder, CO 80304

Full Job Description

Synagogue Administrator

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Synagogue Administrator plans, coordinates, and manages the support staff, facilities, space, systems, and operations of Congregation Nevei Kodesh (CNK) to ensure a smooth functioning of all congregational activity. The administrator is responsible for implementing the policies, principles, guidelines, and objectives of the congregation, overseeing its daily operations in a manner consistent with CNK’s values. The administrator is often the first point of contact for members and non-members alike and must present a warm welcoming presence.

Who we are

Congregation Nevei Kodesh (“CNK”) is a 110-member strong Jewish Renewal Synagogue located at the base of the Foothills Mountain in incredible Boulder, CO. 

CNK is a dynamic, inclusive, multigenerational, participatory community dedicated to renewing Jewish tradition through engaged, joyful spiritual practice, meaningful study, and responsible social action.

CNK is known for our creative, meaningful, and joyful embrace of the spiritual riches of the Jewish tradition.  Situated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, we come together to seek an authentic, inclusive, egalitarian expression for Jewish life in the 21st century. 

Established in 1993, CNK is an extended family of people from diverse backgrounds, including Jewish, interfaith and multicultural families with children, singles, couples, seniors, Jews by choice, LGBTQ people, and participants in other spiritual traditions.  All are welcome!

Synagogue Administrator Job Description

As Synagogue Administrator, you will be responsible for all aspects of day-to-day running of CNK, in coordination with our Board, Spiritual Leadership Team, Director of Family Life, and many volunteer committees. You will report to the Board of Directors and coordinate with the Board to manage any part-time staff. 

  1. Operations
  • As Financial Manager, the Synagogue Administrator leads all aspects of the congregation's finances, including budgeting, financial operations (payroll, etc.), investments, and financial report creation; works in concert with the Bookkeeper and Board Treasurer
  • As Facilities Manager you will oversee synagogue facilities including event scheduling, building maintenance, repair, and renovation, as well as facility and grounds security, working closely with outsourced resources
  • As Calendar Coordinator, you will coordinate and maintain the master synagogue calendar, collecting and organizing all facility and calendar requests 
  • As Technology Coordinator, you will coordinate office technology including office computers and software (such as Constant Contact, ShulCloud, Zoom, and QuickBooks).  You will also work with technical support to troubleshoot problems and ensure that key staff are trained in the use of relevant software
  1. The face of our Congregation

The Synagogue Administrator fosters a warm and caring environment for congregants, lay leaders, volunteers, staff, potential members, and visitors.  Beyond the CNK community, the Synagogue Administrator helps to establish cooperative relationships with other area synagogues, community groups, and organizations.

  • As membership coordinator, you will coordinate with the Board, Spiritual Leadership Team, and others in ways to support our membership.  You will serve as initial contact with potential members and as a point of contact during work hours for existing member needs, including emergencies (deaths, etc.)  Finally, you will keep accurate membership records and conduct interviews with existing members, and share suggestions for improvements 
  • As advocate, you will develop knowledge of and familiarity with congregants to support the Board of Directors and Committee Chairs
  • As scholarship coordinator, you will handle scholarships for membership and school families
  • As communicator, you will provide oversight to synagogue publications, website, social media tools, and other written media in concert with the Communications Manager 

III. Resource to Board of Directors/Synagogue Committees/Spiritual Leadership Team

The Synagogue Administrator acts as ex officio member of the Board of Directors, providing assistance and guidance as required; additionally, acts as liaison to auxiliaries, and standing and ad hoc committees to ensure both coordination and adherence to policies and programming across all groups.

Synagogue Administrator Qualifications

  1. A Bachelor’s degree (or its equivalent) and a minimum of 3 years of prior experience preferably with a Jewish or other non-profit organization, although we will consider strong candidates with other supervisory/management experience
  2. Knowledge and understanding of Jewish ritual practice, customs, and holidays, and familiarity with the customs of the Jewish community
  3. Ability to work independently, solve problems, and communicate effectively
  4. Knowledge of facilities management since we own our building
  5. Experience and proven ability with website content development, email newsletter tools (e.g., Constant Contact, ShulCloud), and using social media platforms as communication tools in addition to print newsletters
  6. Familiarity with basic budgeting and experience with QuickBooks
  7. Competence with Google Docs, Zoom, Excel, and Word 
  8. Experience in leading volunteers is important
  9. Development and fundraising experience is a plus
  10. This is a full-time position, with at least 3 days/week in the office. Some evening/weekend work will be required

Reporting

The Synagogue Administrator reports to the Executive Committee of The Board of Directors.

Compensation

  1. $55,000 to $65,000 depending upon qualifications
  2. Benefits include medical insurance 
  3. Two weeks paid time off (PTO) and customary sick leave 

Nevei Kodesh does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.  We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members, staff, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.

 

For more information, please visit neveikodesh.org or please send your resume and cover letter to Mike Mittleman (Board Treasurer) at 917-952-3361 or [email protected]n.com.

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CNK Values

We practice Judaism by: 

Genuinely welcoming everyone.  Inclusivity is a core value, and we believe diversity and intergenerationally make us a stronger community.  You are welcome and you can belong here whatever your background, family situation, or lifestyle.  We are curious to get to know you!

Cultivating connection to Spirit.  We aim to partner with the Divine, in how we pray and how we act in the world.

Caring for each other.  We are a community that emphasizes human connection, supporting each other in times of need and times of joy.

Keeping it meaningful and relevant.  We derive value from the teachings of Judaism in responding to the questions of the current age.  Judaism is a living tradition.

Being joyful.  Our worship is energized and embodied, using music and dance to enliven and uplift the spirit.  This helps us build connection and access our spiritual core.

Cultivating a social consciousness.  We stand for equity, universal human dignity, and the protection of the planet.

Intentionally exploring and innovating.  Our worship expresses a creative tension between experiment and tradition, open to adaptation, and the evolution of new methods. 

Encouraging active involvement.  Everyone contributes their unique talents and perspectives to the community to make it happen.  We get it together, together.

Nurturing the next generation.  We create a space that connects the generations, where young people can learn, thrive, and develop their Jewish identity.

And we pass these values along to our children. 

 

Salary55000.00 - 65000.00 Annual
Duration
Full Time
Categories
Accounting & Finance | Administrative Support | Associate Director | Marketing/PR | Membership | Programming | Synagogue Administrator | Synagogue Director
Organization Type
Synagogue
Benefits
Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation
Job Location
US

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