Director of Operations

Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale | Bronx, NY, United States

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Posted Date 5/30/2024


CSAIR is an inclusive, egalitarian congregation dedicated to Torah -- Jewish learning, Avodah -- prayer and observance, and Gemilut Chasadim -- acts of kindness and social responsibility. Our members include people of diverse ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, income levels, and approaches to religious practice and thought. 



CSAIR, a vibrant, growing, egalitarian 400+ member Conservative synagogue seeks a strong, experienced administrator, manager, and thought partner to oversee synagogue operations. The CSAIR Director of Operations will carry out the tasks as described below. They will perform such duties as may be requested by the President, Rabbi, and officers. 



-Execute synagogue policies as established by the Board of Trustees and articulated by the President.

-Work with synagogue leadership to develop contracts and relationships that enhance the synagogue's ability to serve and provide for the needs of the congregation.

-Lead efforts in the preparation of the annual budget and financial reports in conjunction with the treasurer and business manager.  Supervise bookkeeping, maintenance of congregational funds and collection activity.

-Oversee all aspects of the synagogue's insurance coverage including facilities insurance, and all benefits related to staff insurance and retirement plans.

-Support efforts to raise funds (from congregants, grant writing, etc.) for congregational capital usage, endowment funds, and programming.

Staffing & Process

-Supervise administrative staff and ensure smooth operations. 

-Lead all Human Resources processes and ensure institutional compliance, including updating and maintaining Employee Handbook and conduct background checks.

-Oversee and execute the annual performance review process. 

Internal Calendar and Archives

-Coordinate and maintain a calendar of activities.

-Establish, maintain, and preserve synagogue records, minutes, bulletins, printings, mailings, etc.

Affiliates, Committees and Volunteers, External Relationships

-Coordinate with affiliate leadership to establish a building-use calendar.

-Encourage volunteerism among synagogue members. Help to manage volunteer efforts.

-Act as the liaison with USCJ, Fire and Police Departments.

 Information Technology

-Oversee security of synagogue servers and website.  Ensure the smooth functioning of all IT equipment. 

-Maximize use of Shulcloud.




-Manage the day-to-day operations of synagogue properties, including staff relationships, work schedules and assignments, building security, space and resource utilization, and facility upkeep and maintenance.

-Authorize standard repairs and work with the VP of Facilities on extraordinary repairs, alterations, or replacement of defective or outdated equipment for both the synagogue facility and the Rabbi's parsonage.

-Supervise the ordering and purchase of supplies and equipment. 

-Promote the use and rental of the synagogue facilities. 


-Maintain appropriate office and custodial staffing levels within budgetary parameters as approved by the Board of Trustees.

-Supervise the maintenance of the property and grounds and coverage during events.




-Oversee communications strategy for congregational, affiliate, and communal events.

-Oversee the synagogue website, emails, forms, and social media; create a content calendar to ensure effective and efficient communication to members. 

Member Relations

-Assist with the administrative aspects of lifecycle events.

-Participate with staff in the orientation meeting with all B’nai Mitzvah families to discuss administrative details.


-Provide operational support to synagogue programming, including weekly and special events (e.g. Gala).

High Holidays

-Lead High Holidays operations, administration, and communications, including ticketing, seating, facilities management, and coordination of vendors and volunteers.

-Serve as onsite staff and lead support during the services and related events. 



The Director of Operations will:

-perceive themself as a true partner in our efforts,

-is team-oriented but capable of delegating both authority and responsibility while ensuring task completion,

-works to ensure that programs, celebrations and building use are accomplished for the greater good of the congregation and its membership, 

-has excellent written, oral, and presentation communication skills,

-is exceptionally organized with strong project management skills,

-has a minimum of 5 years’ leadership experience in operations and administration,

-is fully computer-literate and comfortable using social media, can use Microsoft Office and appropriate synagogue technology (working knowledge of Shulcloud is a plus), and can effectively manage and maintain the congregation's website,

-Is familiar with the Jewish community,

-Is available to work onsite during regular business hours and attend meetings, programs, and services on evenings and weekends.



Email your resume and a cover letter to [email protected]. In the cover letter, please share why you are interested in the role and what qualifications you bring to CSAIR. 

Frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they think they meet 100% of the criteria. If you meet many but not all the criteria and feel you may be a good fit for the role, we encourage you to apply.

Salary90,000.00 - 120,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Synagogue Director
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Leave Early for Shabbat | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days
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