Special Events & Operations Assistant @ Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York

Special Events & Operations Assistant

Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York is the oldest Reform synagogue in New York City, grounded in a rich history of Jewish communal leadership in the city and beyond. Our congregation is dynamic and forward-looking, and as our current membership of 2,300 families grows, we remain committed to ensuring that new and current members alike, as well as non-members who connect with us have high quality and meaningful experiences in all aspects of synagogue life.

The Events & Operations Assistant provides support for Temple events and programming, and serves under the supervision of the Director of Community Engagement. Professional responsibilities primarily include:


Event Planning
- Engage with Temple members on event planning for lifecycle events throughout the year; coordinate with vendors, create event timelines and execute events onsite at the Temple
- Provide consistently high levels of customer service to members and non-members at all times

- Primary staff person for Saturday Shabbat and Bar & Bat Mitzvah services throughout the year
- Represent Temple Administration at various life cycle receptions and Temple events throughout the year (nights and weekends may be required)
- Administrator for Zoom events as needed
- Assist with events and programming for Membership outreach groups

- Assist with scheduling for the Temple calendar
- Coordinate with Temple facilities staff to confirm event setups
- Implement COVID policies and procedures throughout event process

High Holy Days
- Play an active role in creating a meaningful High Holy Day experience; field inquiries regarding different services, assist with mailings and other duties assigned
- Critical team member onsite for High Holy Days

Other duties may be assigned


The ideal candidate for this position will possess or exhibit the following qualifications:
- 1-2 years events experience; knowledge of New York City event industry a plus
- Advanced interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of staff, clergy, volunteers, donors and community members, anticipating the needs of others
- Professional work style, ability to represent the temple in public-facing roles
- Self-motivated, thinks ahead and takes initiative on projects
- Able to work independently and on a team, able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Superior attention to detail and accuracy, highly developed organizational skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and general comfort with technology
- Must be available to work in-person on Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and for Sabbath services

Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. The Congregation does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Please send a resume and detailed cover letter to [email protected] Please include the job title in the email subject line. The cover letter will be viewed as a sample of your writing, so please ensure that it reflects you well.
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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, dental, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, Paid Holidays, FSA
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-04-26
  • Times this job has been viewed: 422 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Administrative Support, Engagement, Events Management
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York
1 East 65th Street
New York , New York 10065


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