Program & Event Coordinator

Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach | Palm Beach, FL, United States

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Posted Date 5/29/2024

Program & Event Coordinator (full-time)

Temple Emanu-El of Palm Beach, a warm and welcoming conservative synagogue, is seeking a full-time Program & Event Coordinator.  Reporting to the Synagogue Administrator, the Coordinator will work closely with the Vice President of Programming, committee chairs and their members, and our clergy and staff, and will interact with our congregation and guests.  In addition, the Coordinator will work with media outlets to promote visibility and pursue advertising.

The ideal candidate has the following qualities:

  • A team-player with exceptional interpersonal skills, possessing a positive attitude and high level of decorum and confidentiality
  • Strong written and oral communication
  • Organized, efficient and able to multi-task with attention to detail
  • Experience in planning, organizing and running successful programs and events
  • Experience in Public Relations and has relationships with various media outlets
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Familiarity with Jewish rituals, holidays and life-cycle traditions is a plus

Among the responsibilities:

  • Help create and enhance programs and events to engage members, promote new participation and foster community relationships
  • Work with committees and marketing staff to best advertise programs and events, contacting media outlets for coverage and submitting press releases and media calendars
  • Provide and direct all operational aspects:
    • Secure speakers, arrange travel and furnish details for timely contracts, payments and marketing
    • Create and adhere to a budget
    • Arrange room needs (e.g. room layout, maintenance, food)
    • Contact, schedule and/or coordinate vendors (e.g. valet, caterer, A/V)
    • Inform and coordinate with lay leaders, clergy and staff to ensure cohesive and smooth flow of program/event (e.g. announcements needed, feasibility of timetable, space usage)
    • Create and uphold timetable, assign staff and lay responsibilities, verify all equipment is operational, oversee registration and other areas, resolve unexpected issues, engage with guests, etc.
  • Maintain detailed attendance lists and create rosters, tickets, acknowledgements, signage, table cards, thank you correspondence, etc.
  • Request feedback, analyze and report on programs/events to leadership and staff, and contact attendees or vendors when necessary

Candidate must be flexible, as the Coordinator should be present at most programs and events, including some evenings and weekends.  This is an in-person position, in a non-smoking and drug-free workplace.  Salary will commensurate with experience.  Benefits available.  A criminal and credit background check will be performed.


Please send cover letter, resume and desired salary to:

Karen Szteinberg, Synagogue Administrator, at [email protected]

Full Time
Events Management | Marketing/PR | Programming
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