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Temple Israel is widely recognized as the largest reform temple in New England, and it is one of the most prominent synagogues in the greater Boston area. Temple Israel is known for offering an array of Jewish experiences and cultural and social programming, including interfaith inclusion and social justice activism. Our historic building is home to a K-12 Religious School, a well-renowned preschool, and Beacon Academy, an independent school for urban youth. Through our website, email blasts, social media presence, and print media, we strive to communicate the benefits of affiliation and membership. In addition to spiritual connection, Temple Israel offers volunteer opportunities, social justice outreach, education programs, youth group activities, and inter-generational events. It has initiated a multi-year process for revitalization called the TI Project: Shaping Our Future, with the objective to sustain congregational life by fostering meaningful, transformative relationships.

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Temple Israel is seeking an experienced and personable Assistant to the Executive Director to provide high-level administrative support to the Executive Director, and provides assistance to our Communications department. The position is a pivotal role for the success of Temple Israel. It requires dependability, creativity, the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and proactively, and a high level of professionalism. The Assistant to the Executive Director will navigate sensitive and confidential interactions with staff, board members, clergy, and congregants. The successful candidate will possess keen attention to detail; a proven track record of self-direction, follow-through, and dependability on large projects; demonstrated experience with schedule management and organizational systems; and an appreciation for the diverse roles that a synagogue plays in a Jewish community.

This is a superb opportunity for an energetic and proactive professional. Excellent oral and written communications skills are a must, as are stellar customer service and interpersonal skills, strong organizational proficiency, and the ability to work independently. The candidate should be able to relate to the wide spectrum of Temple Israel constituencies. Vibrant applicants with a sense of humor and a desire for longevity in this role are encouraged to apply.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
Assistant to Executive Director:

  • Prepare reports, research and write memos, and draft external communications on behalf of the Executive Director
  • Understand, support, and coordinate processes and procedures involving members
  • Extensively manage the Executive Director’s schedule
  • Make arrangements for committees, trustees, and other meetings; prepare agendas and other materials as needed
  • Act as gatekeeper to the Executive Director; triage incoming correspondences, screen calls, and act as first responder to inquiries and requests of the office
  • Provide secondary support to the receptionist through occasional front-desk and switchboard coverage
  • Serve as “administrator on duty” for events as scheduled
  • Provide support to various committees
  • Oversee special projects as needed
  • Provide project management for High Holy Days

Communication Department Support:

  • Update and maintain website
  • Create and manage digital communication pieces such as weekly e-blast, congregational emails, and lobby screens, and manage Constant Contact distribution lists
  • Oversee compilation, design, and production of printed materials such as quarterly bulletin Insight, weekly Shabbat Sheets, postcards, posters, and other various print and digital materials
  • Oversee and maintain podcasts of sermons and update photo and video galleries
  • Oversee digital media campaigns and marketing distribution for various events
  • Copy edit materials, follow and enforce established brand guidelines
  • Proactively looks for ways to market and communicate happenings at Temple Israel

Development Department Support:

  • Provide back up for processing of contributions
  • Code gifts (checks and credit cards) to the appropriate fund, liaise with Finance department, and send appropriate acknowledgment letters

EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in related field
  • Ability to interact with confidentiality, integrity, and tact when working with the diverse community
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail, even under tight deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize and adapt to shifting priorities
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously (start new projects and carry them to completion with little supervision)
  • Ability to take initiative and superb time-management skills a must;
  • Proven track record of quick and accurate project turn around
  • High computer literacy: adept in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); familiarity with databases and online marketing (Constant Contact, social media); knowledge of WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and InDesign)
  • Knowledge of Salesforce a plus
  • Experience with board & committee relations is a plus
  • Experience coordinating with vendors to event production and advertising needs
  • Familiarity with Jewish lifecycle and an appreciation for the importance of a synagogue in a Jewish community

Hours are generally 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours, including major Jewish holidays, and some weekend events.

The Development Associate, under the direction of the Director of Development, will assist in the management of key operational tasks of our annual campaign and additional fundraising efforts throughout the year, including tracking and processing philanthropic requests, pledges, and contributions. The Development Associate will manage and update the donor database, respond to member queries and requests. The Development Associate will be required to compile reports, access and analyze member and donor data, and conduct general donor research. Other responsibilities include managing donor lists and preparing mailing materials such as invitations, solicitations and newsletters.

The successful candidate will be detail oriented and possess strong verbal and written communication skills. It will be essential to have strong interpersonal skills, and to maintain a high level of professionalism and discretion when dealing with donors, members, and lay leaders. The Development Associate will ensure that all ambassadors (board, staff, and clergy) have what they need to be successful in their efforts to increase financial resources.

This is a newly created position with tremendous growth potential, and the opportunity to build new processes and best practices and have a major impact on the future of fundraising and development at Temple Israel.

Development Department Support:

  • Support the Friends Annual Fund by coordinating mailings, running reports, setting up campaign logistics, and managing pledge payments
  • Provide accurate and timely processing of gifts on a daily basis, and communicate accordingly with Director of Development
  • Liaise with finance department to appropriately process and code gifts (checks and credit cards) to the correct fund
  • Maintain donor database, records, and files
  • Assist with background research of donor and campaign prospects
  • Support and attend the annual gala, Stepping Out, with event logistics (registration, print and communication materials, and post-event follow up)
  • Manage High Holy Day ticketing including member, non-member, and reciprocal requests

EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (written and oral communication skills, including phone presence)
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously (start new projects and carry them to completion with little supervision)
  • Meticulous attention to detail, even under tight deadlines
  • Ability to take initiative and superb time-management skills a must
  • Ability to prioritize and adapt to shifting priorities
  • High computer literacy: adept in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); and familiarity with databases (particularly Salesforce)
  • Ability to interact with confidentiality, integrity, and tact when working within a diverse community
  • Familiarity with Jewish life cycles and an appreciation for the importance of a synagogue in a Jewish community

Hours are generally 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours, including major Jewish holidays, and special events.

The Administrative Coordinator for Education is a full time, non-exempt position, responsible for providing administrative and programmatic support and coordination for the Temple Israel Education Department.

Job Responsibilities: The Administrative Coordinator will occupy a central role in our Education Team, and will join the greater administrative staff team at TI. The Administrator Coordinator will serve as our first line for office administration and program logistics. General duties include:

 

Program Administration

  • Administrative support for trip planning, monthly Friday night family service, and Religious School and Teen programs (including holidays, open houses, and social justice events)
  • Creation and management of event registration forms
  • Administration of Religious School electives, class lists, and supplies
  • Communicate space and setup needs to Events Coordinator, accommodators, and facilities staff; confirm program setups the day of an event
  • Administrative point person on Sundays and during education programming

Office Administration

  • Serve as “help desk” point person for answering phone and email queries
  • Write and send weekly department emails, maintain our constant contact and mail merge lists
  • Responsible for space reservations including a weekly review and confirmation of existing reservations
  • Attendance tracking of students and teachers
  • Communication and coordination with vendors
  • Process weekly check requests from incoming invoices
  • Administrative support for the Education Director, including scheduling, calendaring, and other tasks.
  • Other miscellaneous administrative support for the Education Department as needed

Qualifications and Skills

  • Agility with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs, and DropBox
  • Training support provided for Constant Contact, Salesforce, Click and Pledge, and other new technologies as they become available
  • Exemplary written and verbal skills
  • Tenacious attention to detail, even under tight deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects
  • Professional, diplomatic, and discreet with confidential matters
  • Knowledge of the local Jewish landscape, synagogue life, Jewish education, Jewish holiday cycle, and Hebrew desired but not necessary
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective independently
  • Patience and sense of humor
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Temple Israel is looking for enthusiastic, imaginative, and skillful teachers to join our team of educators for the 2019-2020 school year. Positions available in grades K-7 for Sunday mornings. Candidates should enjoy working with children and have prior successful teaching experiences. Familiarity with second language pedagogy, technology applications, curriculum development, and student assessment is desirable. Good command of Biblical Hebrew also a plus. Candidates should be comfortable adopting the curricular vision of the religious school as we seek to construct powerful educational experiences that are inclusive, joyful, and inspiring. Temple Israel Religious School has a commitment to professional development and offers a unique and yearlong learning opportunity to all its faculty. Ideal candidates will be collaborative teachers who relish the idea of working, growing, and learning alongside their colleagues.

Bachelor’s Degree required. Part time. Competitive pay based on experience.

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Roberta Bergstein, Assistant Director of Education.

Temple Israel is looking for one-to-one aides to join our team of educators for the 2019-2020 school year. Positions available in grades K-7, for Sunday mornings (9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) and Tuesday/Thursday afternoons (4:00 – 6:00 p.m.).

Candidates should be flexible, creative, and friendly. Experience working
with children with special needs is helpful, but not required. Ideal candidates will be collaborative team players who relish the idea of working, growing, and learning alongside their colleagues.

Part time. Competitive pay based on experience. 

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Roberta Bergstein, Assistant Director of Education.

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Irina Preys

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617-566-3960

jobs@tisrael.org

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