Congregation Kehillath Israel (“KI”) is one of the country’s most storied and inclusive Conservative congregations, serving over 400 families from an exceptional multi-use campus in the heart of Brookline, Massachusetts. Starting in 2016, KI embarked on a massive, thoughtful, and pioneering building renovation. Its 384 Harvard Street campus is now home to 5 prayer communities, several social service and civic organizations, a modern senior living community, an innovation lab, a scalable social hall, as well as a socially progressive, accommodating early education center and religious school. KI’s innovative endeavor is so unique that it is a case study for Harvard Business School. KI’s newly constructed campus is redefining the community of faith in the 21st century.
KI’s vision for the future of its campus is to be more than a site for prayer, but also Boston’s Jewish hub for arts, culture, music, continued learning, and community gathering. We are seeking an Event Manager for a new opportunity. The successful candidate will make a great impression as the first point of contact at this busy institution regarding event planning and production. KI seeks a dynamic and innovative Events Manager who will operate in a high-functioning, accurate, and fast paced office that is also fun and rewarding. This role reports to KI’s Executive Director and it includes interfacing with clients, staff, and vendors. Acumen is essential in the areas of event, community, and financial management. While on-campus presence is essential, KI’s Event Manager will have flexibility to work remotely as well. THIS POSITION COULD BE FULL TIME OR PART TIME.
Event Management Duties
Pursue rental opportunities, manage budgets and data, maintain competitor analysis on rental rates and services offered, and coordinate to ensure the proper utilization balance between diverse sets of users and renters.
• Market rental space to the Greater Boston area via social media, digital channels, networking, print and online advertising and host party planner KI space introduction events
• Be point of contact for coordination of life cycle events, holiday programs, Shabbat organization, and building rentals
• Field and follow up on event inquiries and provide site visits of the event space
• Book events, and provide quotes and contracts to renters
• Implement/maintain master events and facilities calendars
• Works with KI office to create and manage invoices and deposit payments
• Orchestrate event set-up
• Coordinate with internal and external vendors for catering, I/T, A/V, facility use, & other event related items and purchase programs
• Collaborate with 384 Harvard Street Campus Partners on event related programs and marketing
• Interact frequently with campus organizations ensuring positive working relationships and successful partnerships
• Work with advisory group to develop policies and procedures and develop solutions to scheduling conflicts as they arise between campus partners
• Collaborate with Executive Director and board leadership on budgets and goals
• Build and maintain detailed reports
• Work with and assist staff and board members in their duties
• Anticipate and resolve potential issues that arise during peak usage periods of usage
• Schedule appropriate staffing for events
• Communicate with kosher certification stakeholders
• Superb telephone, written, and verbal communication skills
• High level of professionalism and customer focus
• Experience with any type of CRM or donor database
• Team player
• 1-2 years of experience in a fast-paced office environment
• Customer service experience
• Significant previous work in a event management/hospitality setting
• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
• Basic knowledge of Jewish practice, rituals, and culture (including kashrut)
Salary is very competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please email resume and lett****************nt Manager".
The duties and responsibilities in this job description may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
Congregation Kehillath Israel (“KI”) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, KI complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. KI expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of KI’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.