Program Support Assistant

Beth El Synagogue | Durham, NC, United States

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Posted Date 3/12/2024


The Program Support Assistant at Beth El Synagogue is responsible for providing administrative support to team members throughout the planning and implementation of synagogue programming. Their duties include communicating between program leaders/participants and synagogue staff to coordinate programming and creating and updating synagogue calendars and schedules. In addition, this person will support general administrative duties for the synagogue, including assisting the Senior Rabbi.


  • Manage online resources using ShulCloud software for member communications.
  • Maintain synagogue calendars and send out reminders of upcoming appointments, programs, and events.
  • Assist in planning and overseeing synagogue programs and events.
  • Act as a liaison between community groups/committees and synagogue staff.
  • Respond to general synagogue emails and field general phone calls.
  • Coordinate offsite business meetings.
  • Assist in creating presentations for special synagogue programming.
  • Manage Senior Rabbi calendar and help with life cycle events.
  • Assist with day-to-day operations of the synagogue office.
  • Coordinate with the bookkeeper to ensure payment for vendors and suppliers is handled properly.

Desired Background

  • Strong record in working in a small office environment.
  • Ability to work with Microsoft Office or Google.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills to effectively share information with the community.
  • Possesses innovative ideas for meeting the current and evolving needs of our community.
  • Is a self-starter who has excellent time management and organizational skills. Gives balanced attention to appropriate long-term and short-term priorities.
  • Enjoys working as part of a team.

Compensation and Benefits

Beth El offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package as summarized below. More specific information on benefits can be provided to candidates invited for an interview.

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

Benefits: Health insurance stipend, professional development allowance, professional dues, 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 permission of the candidate. The last date to submit application materials is 4/11/2024 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 member of our community 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 so as well.

Salary42,500.00 - 50,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Administrative Support | Adult Education | Assistant | Bnai Mitzvah | Community Organizing | Community Outreach | Community Planning | Engagement | Events Management | Executive Assistant | Human Resources | Marketing/Communications | Marketing/PR | Membership | Programming | Synagogue Administrator
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Synagogue | USCJ
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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