TITLE: Schools Administrator & Rabbis’ Assistant
HOURS: Part-time – 20 hours/week. This position requires that you be on-site during religious school hours (including Sunday mornings), but the rest of the hours can be determined in consultation with the supervisor.
SALARY & BENEFITS - This is a part-time position.
Salary is $20/hr
START DATE:? As soon as possible
The Jewish Community Centre of Sharon, Inc., also known as Temple Israel (“TI”) is located in Sharon, Massachusetts. We are a thriving suburb with a substantial Jewish population midway between Boston and Providence RI. TI is a vibrant Conservative Jewish community of about 540 families with a Jewish religious school and a highly successful and growing preschool.
We are a welcoming community, open to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. TI promotes positive Jewish experiences in an inclusive environment. Through education, worship and community, we create opportunities for partners to engage, experience and explore their personal Jewish identity and nourish their Jewish life.
We are looking for candidates who are warm, kind-hearted, team-oriented, and driven to continuously improve. A successful candidate will possess keen attention to detail, follow-through skills, will demonstrate dependability, and regularly show initiative. The ideal candidate has excellent interpersonal skills as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google suite and Shulcloud. The candidate must have strong English writing skills, strong organizational skills, a positive attitude and a pleasant demeanor. Knowledge of Jewish calendar, customs and Hebrew is a plus. Must have a love for children and be comfortable stepping into the classroom when necessary.
The school’s administrator and clergy assistant will work closely with the rabbis, the Director of Youth Education and Programming, the Director of Hertz Nursery School, and the office staff. S/he will often be the first point of contact for members, prospective members and the community. As a member of the communications team, this person will be the brand manager for the clergy and the schools. S/he should be someone who cares deeply about non-profit work and making the synagogue experience the best it can be for our congregants
This position will report to Rabbi Silverman & the Executive Director, working closely with the Director of Youth Education and Programming, the Preschool Director, and the office staff.
Task Dimensions and Examples:
Serve as receptionist for the congregation.
Update ShulCloud system including membership information, donations, dedications and yahrzeits.
Correspondence for the rabbis including thank you letters, donor acknowledgement, community letters, meeting scheduling, and others as requested
General office and administrative support, including calendaring, kiddush sponsorships, room requests & set-ups, holiday supply ordering, etc.
Assist the Director of Youth Education and Programming with religious school registration, the weekly newsletter, report cards, parent / teacher conferences, etc.
Assist the Preschool Director with administrative tasks, school registration, attendance, etc.
Assist Executive Director on congregation communication including thank you letters and donor acknowledgements
Support Office Manager with office supply maintenance and acquisition
Send out monthly and weekly Yahrzeit reminder emails/letters
Book Zoom meetings for upcoming programs
Support clergy with B’nai Mitzvah correspondence and scheduling including:
Sending dates for B’nai Mitzvahs
Scheduling meetings with Rabbi and B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator
Set up photography session
Coordinate kiddush sponsorship
Support the synagogue in other needs as they arrive.
Bachelor's degree including communication would be helpful
Non-profit experience preferred, but not required
High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, including Excel and Outlook, and shared Google Docs
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Detail-oriented and able to multitask
Flexibility to accept new responsibilities and direction as necessary
Ability to prioritize
Ability to undertake multiple deadline-driven tasks
Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment
Ability to be receptive to and accepting of guidance from others
Ability to deal with difficult people and problems
Ability to work with a diverse group of people
Ability to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders, including colleagues, members, volunteers, lay leaders, donors, and visitors.