Full time position (38-40 hrs/week)
Will require non-traditional hours (including various evenings, weekends and Jewish Holidays); in return, the position includes flexible hours (with approval), to ensure a work-life balance.
The Education Coordinator will support the daily operations of the entire Education Department (Religious School, Adult Education and Youth Programming). The Education Coordinator must uphold the vision, mission, objectives and overall educational philosophy of our synagogue and of these programs, specifically.
Administrative support (including: payroll, attendance, registration)
Communications (email and phone, some social media)
This person will coordinate the Education Department’s office functions including but not limited to: answering phone calls and emails, purchasing supplies, putting together resource binders/slide decks for students of all ages. This person will act as a liaison between the Director of Youth Education and parents of our Religious School students & youth participants, and between the Associate Rabbi and our Adult Education Program participants and faculty, also representing in a professional and courteous manner. They will provide impeccable customer service and ensure constant professionalism in the office, and will serve as the first line of contact for the Education department which includes our Religious School, Adult Education and Youth Programming. The person will exercise independent judgment in the resolution of administrative challenges. It is likely that this person will also serve as a zoom administrator for both youth and adult learning opportunities.
Additionally, this person will be part of a larger administrative team, working closely with our Communications Manager and Clergy Assistant, and other office staff, taking the lead to ensure that all of our offerings are appropriately publicized to our community in a timely fashion. Our ideal candidate has previously worked in Jewish educational settings and has specific experience in informal/experiential Jewish education. The person will also have the ability to recognize Hebrew letters/basic Hebrew phrases at a minimum, and be familiar with a Jewish calendar and events. These skills are preferred, but not required.
The position requires good oral and written communication skills and as well the ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality. In this position, the person will gain a wide-range of experiences in multiple aspects of organizational administration. This individual must be able to pick up a task after being interrupted by phone calls or visitors, be an independent problem-solver, have excellent communication and project-management skills, work well with supervision, think creatively to solve problems, and be extremely organized. We are eager to find an enthusiastic, outgoing, and warm individual who strives for excellence and who believes in the power of community. The value of relationship building is critical to our mission, and we seek a self-aware individual with high emotional intelligence who has experience in one-to-one relationship development.
Strong organizational skills
Self-starter and ability to take initiative
Attention to detail
Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
Ability to work with a diverse array of people – parents, students, teachers, volunteers
Strong working knowledge of Zoom, Constant Contact, WordPress, Canva, Word, Excel and Publisher and basic Database knowledge, with the ability to learn and adapt
Strong work ethic
Flexible and adaptable