Park Slope Jewish Center (PSJC), a 300-household egalitarian Conservative synagogue in Brooklyn, New York, seeks a full-time Synagogue Administrator. We are a progressive, supportive, diverse and inclusive community with endless opportunities for engagement, spiritual growth, learning and connecting with one another.
The Synagogue Administrator is a key member of the leadership team that formulates and oversees the op-erations and activities of the Synagogue implementing our programs and ensuring smooth daily operation. The Synagogue Administrator works closely with the Rabbi and Board to define and support the communi-ty's religious, social and community goals, helping us to become a stronger, more dynamic and connected community.
The Administrator will have direct contact with the internal and external communities, both to make strong first impressions and to deliver ongoing positive and supportive relationships with congregants. Attendance at key events and some Shabbat/holiday services is expected. The successful candidate will be an integral part of a team, working with the clergy, education staff, building personnel, lay leaders and volunteers to make our services, programming and daily operation happen fluidly for all.
Primary responsibilities include: Administration and Program support, membership, Personnel Manage-ment, Financial Operations, Communication, Office Technology, High Holy Days Logistics and Facilities Administration. The successful candidate should be a self-starter who sets priorities and carries them out in an efficient, organized fashion.
Administration and Program Support
Coordinate administrative aspects of programs and services and the day-to-day operation of the synagogue. Directly supervise a full-time administrative assistant. Provide leadership with reports, information, and analyses as needed. Assist congregants and committees in their planning for the administrative aspects of their events and programs, including Zoom events. Supervise and work with the facilities staff on catering and event planning. Provide administrative support for the Rabbi and Hebrew School Principal.
Serve as the first point of contact for inquiries regarding the synagogue, including membership, program-ming, and utilization of space. Assist the Membership Committee with recruitment and retention, welcom-ing new and prospective members and integrating them into the synagogue family. Maintain positive inter-actions with members and volunteers to sustain and grow member involvement. Create reporting to track membership and donation statistics to share with the Membership Committee and Board.
Hire and supervise the office and building staff. Implement personnel policies and administer employee benefits program in conjunction with lay leadership.
Oversee the receipt of income and the payment of bills to ensure accurate accounting and proper attribu-tion to general ledger accounts. Assist the Treasurer in preparing an annual budget and assuring its imple-mentation.
Manage the synagogue calendar. Coordinate communications tools with the Rabbi, Hebrew School Princi-pal, and lay leadership. Supervise the creation of content through the web site, e-newsletter, email, banners, and mailings for timely and accurate dissemination of information. Bring strategy and creativity to com-munications activities.
Coordinate office technology including office computers and software (such as Constant Contact, ShulCloud and Quickbooks). Work with technical support to troubleshoot problems. Ensure that key staff are trained in the use of relevant software.
High Holy Days
Coordinate logistics and administrative aspects of the High Holy Days. Arrange for and supervise contracts for event location, sound system, security, moving company, transportation, platforms, etc. Produce print material and prepare directions for staff and volunteers.
Hire and supervise the maintenance staff, including the full-time facilities manager. Coordinate with out-side security providers and other building related vendors. Manage rental of synagogue space, including our regular tenant and ad hoc staffing needs for private rentals.
• Has demonstrated the effective administration of a comparable organization.
• Good judgment and problem-solving skills, with the ability to plan for the logistical needs of programs and services.
• Flexible, organized and detail oriented.
• Ability to prioritize multiple ongoing and developing tasks, while following through on long-and short-term responsibilities.
• Experience using social media and other effective communication tools.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and experience interacting with a membership base, volunteers, and lay leaders.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills,
• Experience with ShulCloud and QuickBooks or comparable software.
• Knowledge about Judaism, the Jewish calendar, Jewish lifecycle basics, Shabbat, and Kashrut basics.
• A Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years of professional experience.
For more information about Park Slope Jewish Center, please visit www.psjc.org
Hours: Full-time, some evening and weekend work ******************