Education Program Coordinator

Congregation Rodeph Sholom | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 6/03/2022

Position:      Education Program Coordinator

Supervisor:  Senior Associate Director of Religious Education & Youth

Schedule:    Full-Time                     



Congregation Rodeph Sholom (CRS) is a large dynamic Reform synagogue at the heart of Manhattan’s Upper West Side and has a strong 180-year history. We are a community for all who enter our doors and our members represent the vibrant diversity of New York’s Jewish landscape. Multi-generational families, millennials, interfaith families, lifelong New Yorkers, those new to the city, folks pursuing conversion and those exploring Judaism for the first time have all found a home at CRS. 


CRS is looking for an extremely organized and detail-oriented person who can effectively manage multiple priorities and be invested in the mission of the Religious Education and Youth program. This person must be comfortable providing educational (60%) and administrative (40%) support, specifically for Shabbat, holiday, youth group programming, and curricular implementation, and be invested in the mission of the Religious Education and Youth program. 

The successful candidate seamlessly manages programmatic and administrative priorities, understands and plans for programmatic needs, is a strategic thinker who also enjoys rolling up their sleeves and assisting as needed, and has a warm and welcoming customer-service approach to working with families and youth


Our team works primarily in the office, with the ability to work remotely at specified times throughout the year. This position has some weekend/Jewish holiday responsibilities. All of our team members must be flexible and able to adapt to short- and long-term shifts in their job duties.


  • Collaborate with the department to manage program logistics: location, reservations, requirements, travel, invitations, supplies, rsvp’s, food orders, etc.
  • Manage communication with families (answering questions & following up on phone and e-mail inquiries)
  • Support the team in preparing annual, monthly and weekly program calendars and serve as liaison to Operations to ensure smooth implementation of programming.
  • Assist with pre-program and onsite logistics for the following: High Holy Day Children and Teen Experience, monthly Friday Family Shabbat Together, holidays, Adventures/Discoveries/Teens, Jr. Youth Groups and Gotham BBYO.
  • Support administration for youth NOLA and Berlin trips.
  • Prepare for and work at weekend youth events.
  • Miscellaneous administrative support (photocopying, database updates, creating and sending communications to teachers and families, etc.).
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required to meet the needs of the Religious Education and Youth department.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in project management, administration, educational/camp setting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Constant Contact, Power Point, Mail Merge, database management, and Google Workspace.
  • Ability to learn new programs that are specific to temple management.
  • Knowledge of synagogue life and Jewish practice preferred.
  • Experience leading or supporting programs, coordinating events is a plus.


  • Functional and Technical Skills: Possesses functional and technical knowledge and skills for maintaining accurate databases and communications recognizing the importance of attention to detail.
  • Time Management: Ability and willingness to focus time on tasks that are more likely to meet goals; uses time effectively and efficiently; values time and respects the time of others; concentrates efforts on the most important priorities; can appropriately attend to a broad range of activities.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Establishes good working relationships with all colleagues, families and youth; works well with people at all levels of the organization; builds appropriate rapport; considers the impact of actions on others; uses diplomacy and tact; is approachable.
  • Integrity and Trust: Is widely trusted and seen as direct and honest; admits mistakes; maintains confidentiality in an appropriate manner; responds to situations with constancy and reliability.
  • Priority Setting: Spends time and the time of others on what matters most; quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing a goal; learns from mistakes; eliminates roadblocks.
  • Team Orientation: Demonstrates interest, skill and success in team environments; places group goals ahead of personal agendas; steps up to offer self as a resource to other members of the team; understands and supports the importance of teamwork; shares credit for success with others.


  • Ability to navigate a physically active position during educational programming hours that includes climbing up and down stairs, and carrying materials up to 10 pounds to various rooms in the building.


  • $52,000-$56,000; commensurate with experience.
  • Generous paid time off (e.g., vacation, holidays, sick and personal days and parental leave).
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • 403(b) retirement plan with up to a 7% matching contribution.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for commuter, dependent care, and medical expenses.
  • Short-term and long-term disability coverage, and life insurance.
  • AFLAC plans.
  • Gym membership subsidy.
  • Professional development.


  • All staff must be fully vaccinated, including booster shot. Proof of vaccination is required.


  • Cover Letter: Please include a cover letter with your resume that demonstrates your relevant skills and experience, plus interest in this position.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:

Congregation Rodeph Sholom does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of one’s actual or perceived race; color; religion; sex/gender (including gender identity); creed; sexual orientation; marital status; pregnancy; ethnicity; national origin; ancestry; age; disability; alienage/citizenship status;  arrest or conviction record (consistent with the provisions of New York State’s Corrections Law); partnership status; familial status; military service; status as a victim of domestic violence, stalking or sex offenses; veteran status; genetic pre-disposition or carrier status; or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Employment decisions at CRS are made in a non-discriminatory manner and are based on qualifications, abilities, and merit.  As may be permitted by law, certain Rodeph Sholom positions will be filled by persons of the Jewish faith as a bona fide occupational qualification.  CRS also prohibits, and will not tolerate, any form of retaliation or reprisal against any employee who reasonably and in good faith complains of discrimination or harassment or provides information in connection with any such complaint.

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