ABOUT THE BOSTON SYNAGOGUE
The Boston Synagogue is a friendly, warm non-denominational/pluralistic egalitarian growing urban spiritual & cultural center conveniently located in the heart of downtown Boston, near the green, orange & red lines – & with a satellite office near the green line in Back Bay. Our core community consists of around 75 member households – with many more walking through our doors on a regular basis pre- COVID, including tourists & families of patients who are in the nearby Mass General Hospital (MGH).
We are an inclusive, welcoming, supportive intergenerational community, serving the needs of the diverse group of Jews living in downtown Boston. We celebrate our diversity, including people who come from a variety of Jewish traditions & interfaith families & LGBTQ. We seek to engage young & old in the many meaningful journeys into Jewish life – from kids families, young professionals, & singles, to boomers, empty nesters & seniors.
Be part of the team exploring ways to make engagement, interactivity & connections happen In this post-pandemic period. While the Boston Synagogue is a gateway to the wisdom, spirituality & ritual of the Jewish tradition – it is also becoming a downtown hub for Jewish culture & with a festival of Jewish music old and new!
We are looking for an experienced, passionate, and creative self-starter to join our team as a part-time Marketing/Operational Assistant to work 15 -20 hours a week. You are eager to take a small community and help us grow from good to great by strengthening and growing our visibility, engagement and relationships.
You have excellent written and communications skills, are highly organized, have good interpersonal skills, & experience with Microsoft Office, Canva (or equivalent graphics program), WordPress, Constant Contact and Social Media platforms. You have the capacity to do things, including operationally & take direction, as needed.
COMMUNICATIONS IS A KEY SKILLSET: Email Marketing, Social Media Management & Promotional Materials & Website Management. Digital marketing experience a plus!
Be able to effectively & creatively convey synagogue, program & event messages.
Proficiency with Constant Contact for bulk emails is required. Outreach includes e.g.:
Create weekly &/or multiple weekly emails
Create other announcements
Excellent communications skills required to be able to express the synagogue’s messages & program objectives. This may include, but not limited to:
Publicize events & programs by coordinating marketing, pr & other promotion plans
Research locations in the community & online to publicize information
Assist &/or draft strategic campaigns including posters, Facebook/Instagram/LinkedIn posting, etc.—aimed at engaging with target audiences & increasing awareness about our community & programs
Be capable of creating &/or repurposing, updating & refreshing existing & previously designed posters, flyers, etc.
Canva &/or Indesign/ Photoshop proficiency required
WordPress proficiency required to manage, update & make changes to the website, as needed &/or requested
Take the lead on scheduling &/or logistical matters. This will gain importance as we move to the High Holidays followed by a year of other events & music programs
Assist in providing support with events & holidays, including any technological preparations
There might be some general office support, like sending donor acknowledgements, etc.
Share our vision for creating a warm, welcoming, inclusive & engaged community
Are flexible & have strong interpersonal skills and a warm personality, a sense of humor, empathy & patience
Comfortable working with a team, independently, or possibly remotely
Can thrive in a changing environment
Are able to prioritize workload and multitask, strong organizational skills, with an eye for details, accuracy and consistency
Familiar with Jewish calendar, practices, holidays, and terminology is a plus
Are a creative thinker comfortable & eager to partner with lay leadership & others
PREFERRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
Self-motivated & results-oriented person, able to lead projects & interact with multiple points of contact
Flexibility to adapt to change, challenges & opportunities & to jump in where needed
Familiarity with Constant Contact, WordPress & Canva &/or Indesign/Photoshop required
Familiarity with Social Media platforms required: Facebook, Instagram & Twitter content calendar management
Working knowledge of MS Office applications required
BENEFITS OF THE POSITION:
$25 hourly rate for an estimated 15-20 hours per week (additional hour during High Holiday & Passover periods) – with potential for growth and upward mobility
While the hours are generally regular during the work week, a flexible schedule is required at times for staffing special events during evenings & weekends, as needed
The opportunity to make a valuable contribution towards helping to sustain & grow a vibrant Jewish community in downtown