WHO WE ARE
Hinenu is a growing synagogue in Baltimore, entering into our fourth year. Hinenu is an intentional spiritual community that celebrates an evolving and dynamic Judaism through observance, ritual, learning, song, and prayer. We come together for holidays and Shabbatot, marking the rhythm of the year. We support each other through healing and hard times, and share in joyful life cycle events.
Welcoming a diverse range of beliefs, identities, ages, and experiences, we work together to weave a thick communal culture of practice. We strive to be mishpacha, or family, for one another, that rejoices in queer and gender expansive trans identities, converts, multifaith families, and Jews of Ccolor. Though we are a community grounded in Jewish traditions, our membership is not restricted to Jews, and we welcome all who share our values and want to be in community with us.
ABOUT THE POSITION
We seek a skilled, warm, and self-motivated administrator to create a welcoming environment for members and others interacting with the synagogue, maintain organizational systems, manage Hinenu’s internal communications, and work collaboratively with staff and congregants.
Hours: 10 hours a week, 2-3 of which will be on Friday or Saturday
Compensation: $22 per hour
The majority of the position can be done remotely except tasks as indicated below in the roles and responsibilities section. In-person setup and breakdown for services (currently 3x a month) on Friday or Saturday is required as a part of the role. Hinenu has developed strict COVID safety guidelines in cooperation with several of our health practitioner members. These are evolving as the COVID situation changes; we are happy to provide you with our most up-to-date guidelines.
The position will be paid as an independent contractor, mid-month. The position is supervised by Rabbi Ariana Katz with support from the board of directors. Members of the congregation are not invited to apply at this time. Applicants need not be Jewish to apply, though experience in any kind of congregational life is preferred.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following is an expansive list of the responsibilities for this position, with the understanding that it is far beyond what could be accomplished each week. The administrator will work with Rabbi Ariana to plan a reasonable schedule and workflow!
Keep the public-facing synagogue calendar
Communicate with congregants and interested parties about advertising events and reserving space (Zoom or in person)
Managing internal events calendar for Zoom rooms
Book appropriate American Sign Language (ASL) or Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) providers
Manage [email protected] email account
Manage communications, including bi-weekly newsletter, website, and social media
Post events on our website, Facebook, and Instagram and ensure consistency of language and branding across platforms
Setup and breakdown for in-person events, with volunteer help (in person)
Supply runs for larger events or services (in person)
Assist rabbi with light administrative needs, such as scheduling meetings or ordering materials
Occasional project management as needed
Communicate with bookkeeper about donations and work with member leaders to ensure that appropriate acknowledgements are sent
Deposit checks at the bank (in person)
Records and Data
Complete migration of member data into new platform (Breeze)
Create and maintain a membership directory
Add new members to systems (newsletter, database, listserve)
Provide basic support to current and prospective members about membership status, dues, benefits, etc. Export monthly report of yahrzeit (death anniversaries), birthdays, and life cycle events and send reminder letters
Manage list of names for healing
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Highly organized and able to create and maintain new and existing systems
Proficient with Google suite, Mailchimp, user management software, Facebook and Instagram for marketing
Familiarity with Breeze or other client management software preferred
Good eye for design
Personable and warm, able to create a welcoming environment
Able to work collaboratively to support lay leaders
Flexible and adaptive
Supportive of Hinenu’s values
HOW TO APPLY
Applications open on July 20 and will close on August 2. Please submit a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, resume, and any samples of related work (e-letters, social media posts) to**************************ckground checks and child protective services background checks. We understand that a background check is not necessarily reflective of who you are as a person, and the many biases inherent in the criminal justice system. The only charges from the background check that would make someone ineligible for the position are related to violence against children, mismanagement of organizational funds, or related issues. Any other charges would have no impact on your eligibility for the position, and the results from the background check will always remain confidential.
Hinenu encourages and is enthusiastic about diverse applicants and is committed to creating a work environment that is supportive and nurturing.