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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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The Events Liaison and Coordinator position is a full time, non-exempt, position, responsible for providing support and logistics management for internal and external events. The Events Liaison and Coordinator functions as the “point person” interacting with all internal and external clients, facilities staff, and other staff as required, ensuring that events run smoothly and the client needs are met. The typical schedule for this position includes Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. In the summer the typical schedule is Monday through Friday. The hours include weekend and evenings as needed to oversee major events as scheduled.

We are seeking a motivated, detail oriented self-starter who can handle multiple tasks simultaneously.


  • Master Calendar: Using event management software, manage the calendar and allocation of space in the building, including what appears on the website versus internally.
  • Coordination of Use of Building: Ensure that all services/events are allocated to the requested or appropriate space, and that internal and external “client” needs are met.
  • Service/Event Set up: Prepare written event planning worksheets and set ups describing placement of furniture, special equipment, AV and other elements of facility use. Coordinate with facilities and other staff as necessary and directly oversee more complex/major services and events.
  • Catering and Accommodations: Serve as the liaison to caterers hired to provide food services; meet with staff and members to plan events including food selection and food service options; plan menu and serving logistics, including set up and location; manage commissary; order food and supplies and oversee use of kitchens; hire and supervise accommodator as needed.
  • Facilities Rental: Develop and implement a marketing plan to members and appropriate organizations for use of the building, to meet and exceed annual facilities rental revenue budget; coordinate all aspects of rental contracts and event requirements; coordinate with vendors; function as administrator on duty for events as required.
  • Vendor Management: Coordinate with all event vendors; ensure documentation of current insurance coverage is received; ensure all vendor agreements are signed and in place for each event, and provide support as needed with routine vendor scheduling and management.
  • Administrator on Duty: Function as the administrator on duty on Friday evenings and Saturdays including all major internal and external events. Collect and collate feedback on each event for purposes of continuous improvement and facility oversight.
  • Policies and Procedures: Ensure all existing policies and procedures are followed, and recommend updates and development as appropriate.


  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with both the business and logistical aspects of catering and event management.
  • Strong financial skills to budget and track expenses.
  • Food Safe qualification a must – will provide access to training if necessary.
  • Strong computer skills and demonstrated capacity to learn and manage new software – experience with event management software
  • Knowledge of Jewish annual and life cycles desirable.
  • Team player; able to lead and be part of a team; use initiative, have sound judgment; and be able to seek and take direction as needed.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced environment; able to deal with multiple requests and changes to schedule while providing the highest level of customer service.

Salary: $48,000 – $51,000

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