Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael (MJCBY), a dynamic, egalitarian, Conservative 300 family member congregation in Morristown, NJ, is seeking a part-time Synagogue Administrator to support our mission. At MJCBY, we are dedicated to enriching the lives of our congregants as part of an inclusive community with spiritual, educational, and social opportunities for all. Being part of our MJCBY community means becoming part of a Jewish community, bound together in its commitment to Judaism. Belonging to our MJCBY community brings opportunities to engage in a variety of ways: the sense of community that you will gain, the lasting friendships you can build, the spiritual and intellectual growth you can pursue, and the opportunity to participate in the building of a synagogue community with which you can identify.
POSITION OVERVIEW: The Synagogue Administrator plans, coordinates and manages the support staff, facilities, space, systems and operations of MJCBY to ensure the smooth functioning of all congregational activity. S/he is responsible for implementing the policies, principals, guidelines and objectives of the congregation, overseeing its daily operations in a manner consistent with the values of Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael.
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP: The Synagogue Administrator is responsible to MJCBY’s President(s). S/he works closely in collaboration and coordination with the Rabbi as well as the education staff and lay leaders and is responsible for creating a warm, welcoming and caring environment for new, prospective and long-standing members of the congregation.
Specific responsibilities : The Synagogue Administrator is responsible for assuring the performance of the following functions either personally or through his/her staff.
Responsible for oversight of the bookkeeper who is managing and supervising the day to day financial operations including billing, expenses, payroll, banking and accounting, management of the finances from the approved budget and collaborates with the Finance Committee.
Work with lay leadership to develop plans, obtain approval and initiate new programs to generate revenue (ie. grants, fees for building use, advertising revenue)
Administration, Operations and Facilities
Manage all administrative aspects of the running of the congregation, overseeing the maintenance, security, technology and physical plant of the building in collaboration with lay leadership
Coordinate logistic support for all activities, life cycle events, communal celebrations and ongoing projects.
Oversee management and and maintenance of the synagogue calendar, facility usage and logistical support for programs, with guidance from lay leadership
Secure and manage vendor contracts, with guidance from lay leadership
Hire, train and manage office and maintenance staff
Marketing and Communications
Oversee the development and management of marketing & communications
Develop, maintain and revise as necessary email lists and central operational email accounts.
Oversee the production and distribution of congregational communications including weekly and monthly publications, program notices, external communications and other ad hoc communication needs. Responsible for ensuring accuracy and consistency in congregational announcements.
Member and Community Relations:
Provide support and guidance for all members in a timely and courteous manner. Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with members and their families, as well as prospective members. S/He refers problems and issues to Rabbi, other professional staff and responsible lay leaders as appropriate. Troubleshoots problems to accommodate member satisfaction and retention.
Support the work of the Membership Committee in addressing questions from prospective members. Support the membership application and renewal processes.
Manage the development, enhancement and maintenance of the congregation's membership database (Chaverware or comparable CRM system) to ensure accurate record keeping, and to enhance ongoing contact with all members.
Acknowledge the assistance, help and commitment of volunteers. Provide a sense of connection and importance for volunteer groups and provide occasional administrative support to achieve MJCBY's mission and goals.
The ideal candidate is a dynamic, creative and highly organized, resourceful person with strong interpersonal skills and a continuous improvement mindset. Knowledge of Jewish lifecycle events, Conservative Judaism and prior management experience in a Jewish organization is preferred. A college degree and minimum of 5 years’ work experience are required.
Hours: 25 hrs/week, with additional hours seasonally, as needed
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