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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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POSITION OVERVIEW

Temple Israel is seeking an experienced and personable Communications Associate to provide high-level support to the Director of Communications. 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 successful candidate will possess keen attention to detail; strong design, copywriting, and media production skills; 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. Vibrant applicants with a creative spirit, sense of humor, and a desire for longevity in this role are encouraged to apply.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Update and maintain website content
  • Be present at programs and events to capture the life of the congregation through photography and video
  • Post sermons as video and podcasts on the website and social media in quick turnaround time
  • Design and manage digital and printed communication pieces such as postcards, stationery, weekly e-blast, congregational emails, Shabbat Sheet, posters, and lobby screens images, advertisements
  • Post event and program information in a variety of print and digital media placements for advertising
  • Manage distribution lists in Constant Contact and Salesforce
  • Copy edit materials, follow and enforce established brand guidelines
  • Proactively looks for ways to market and communicate happenings at Temple Israel
  • Oversee production logistics for worship including High Holy Days

 EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Pixel perfect graphic design and multi-media production and meticulous attention to detail
  • Experience in video production; from storyboarding, technical requirements, collecting footage, and editing together for final format
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Ability to prioritize and adapt to shifting priorities
  • Proven track record of quick and accurate project turn around
  • High computer literacy: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); databases and online marketing (Salesforce, Constant Contact, social media); Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and InDesign), WordPress; virtual platforms (Zoom); social media
  • Familiarity with Jewish lifecycle and an appreciation for the importance of a synagogue in a Jewish community

SALARY

$48,000

Typically this position works fully onsite. Temple Israel is currently open for limited onsite work, candidates will be able to work remote through COVID-19 as warranted. Some job responsibilities will require occasional onsite work. 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.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to ekoblick@tisrael.org.

Temple Israel of Boston seeks a warm, enthusiastic, hospitable, and active member of our staff team. This dynamic individual will be the empathetic face of our engagement work, connecting members of our full community–which we call our “orbit”–with one another through synagogue life. The ideal candidate is creative, self-motivated, and energized by interpersonal interactions. This position engages our 20/30s community, called the Riverway Project, as well as the larger community. This position requires flexible hours, including some nights and weekends. A strong working knowledge of organized Jewish life or willingness to learn about it will be important. Additionally, this person should have a facility for technology and social media, as well as excitement about its potential as a tool of engagement.

 

This person reports directly to the Assistant Rabbi for Engagement and works closely with the Director of Program and Community Engagement.  The Engagement Associate will be an active member of the newly established Engagement Strategy Team.

 

As a part of the staff team, entrusted by our community members to embody the spirit and enliven the mission of Temple Israel, the Engagement Associate will constantly strive to maintain a helpful, supportive attitude toward the work, the organization, and the community. This person will embody the values of openness and inclusion, celebrating and wholeheartedly welcoming people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds, spiritual traditions, and abilities.

 

This position is full time and exempt.

 

Responsibilities for Temple Israel of Boston engagement:

  • Work closely with our Assistant Rabbi for Engagement and the Engagement Strategy Team to build and implement engagement strategies.
  • Develop and support programs, activities, and other engagement opportunities throughout the community.
  • Coordinate and administer small groups as a tool for engagement
  • Provide support to temple lay-leaders and volunteers on projects and events for engagement and support leadership development in these efforts
  • Provide engagement pathways for those interested in learning more about Judaism, including guidance about next steps for participants of our Open Door programs
  • Regularly meet one-on-one with people in the Temple Israel orbit to build relationships and serve as a connector between people, programs, and initiatives.
  • Advance the congregation’s work in racial equity, diversity and inclusion in our orbit to ensure a strong feeling of belonging.
  • Work closely with Membership Associate in coordination of membership and engagement initiatives and regularly meet with one another
  • Execute outreach strategies and recruit new members
  • Warmly welcome new and prospective members, helping them develop a sense of belonging to the synagogue and build connections within the community
  • Support Engagement Strategy Team as needed

 

Responsibilities for Riverway Coordination

The Riverway Project is Temple Israel’s community of 20s/30s.  It is a vibrant opportunity to gather in many ways.  This position works closely with this group and will enjoy participating and coordinating the varied activities.

  • Provide logistical support for all events (including in-person and virtual)
  • For virtual gatherings: Supply technical support over Zoom for diverse programming centered around spiritual experiences and learning opportunities.
  • For in-person gatherings: provide a warm, welcoming presence as well as logistical support, manage set-up and registration, coordinate the food orders, and print name tags
  • Update our database with attendance information after every service
  • Manage Riverway’s social media presence. Make sure events and Zoom links are up to date.
  • Draft and send the weekly newsletter.

 

Executive assistant to Assistant Rabbi for Engagement

  • Manage schedule and make appointments when necessary
  • Support for lifecycle events (B’nei Mitzvahs, Conversions, and Baby Namings)
  • Scheduling preparatory meetings for life cycle events (for virtual events, some technical support will also be needed).
  • Other administrative tasks as necessary

 

 EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Familiarity with Jewish lifecycle and an appreciation for the importance of a synagogue in a Jewish community
  • Working knowledge of and a passion for synagogue life
  • Ability to work and interact with others in meaningful and relational ways
  • Bachelor’s Degree required or 5+ years of experience in related field
  • Ability to manage large, multifaceted projects on schedule and on budget
  • Ability to interact with confidentiality, integrity, and tact when working with the diverse community
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and autonomously and exhibit strong follow-through
  • Superb time-management skills are a must
  • High computer literacy: adept in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); familiarity with databases and online marketing
  • Meticulous attention to detail, even under tight deadlines
  • Self-starter with strong time management skills
  • Proven track record of quick and accurate project turnaround
  • Social Media acumen a plus
  • Experience with Board & Committee relations is a plus
  • Experience coordinating with vendors to event production and advertising needs

 

Typically, this position works fully onsite. Temple Israel is currently open for limited on-site work, candidates will be able to work remote through COVID-19 as warranted. Some job responsibilities will require occasional off-site work. Hours are generally 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, although hours will sometimes shift to accommodate evening and weekend programming, including Shabbat and major Jewish holidays.

 

Resume and cover letter should be emailed to Amy Sherr at asherr@tisrael.org.

Salary: $52,500 – $58,000

Temple Israel of Boston is known for offering an array of cutting edge Jewish experiences: spiritual, cultural and social, including interfaith and racial inclusion and social justice activism; and is seeking a warm, enthusiastic, and engaging executive assistant to join our team. This individual will work in two specific areas of justice and music in our congregation as the Executive assistant to our Cantor, who ensures our community’s musical vision and B’nei Mitzvah program, and to our Assistant Rabbi who oversees the justice work of our congregation. The ideal candidate is motivated, organized with work flow, and possesses an ability to interact and connect with our TI community in order to sustain impactful relationships with our clergy. A kind and helpful communication style, and a working knowledge of Jewish life and Hebrew is desired but not necessary.

 

As a part of the staff team, entrusted by our community members to embody the spirit and enliven the mission of Temple Israel, the Executive Assistant to the Cantor and Social Justice Coordinator will constantly strive to maintain a helpful, supportive attitude toward the work, the organization, and the community. This person will embody the values of openness and inclusion, welcoming people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, ethnic backgrounds, spiritual traditions, and abilities. Finally, they have an appreciation for the diverse roles that a synagogue plays in a Jewish community.

 

This position is full time and exempt.

 

Executive Assistant to the Cantor

 

The main responsibilities in assisting the Cantor are supporting the B’nei Mitzvah program, facilitating ongoing member engagement, Temple Israel’s musical presence throughout the week and in the larger community, and supporting initiatives for special musical programs and guests.

B’nei Mitzvah Coordination:

  1. Coordinating and tracking religious school students within the B’nei Mitzvah program:  including events, communication, mailings, and preparing materials and certificates.
  2. Facilitate communication, correspondence and appointments for B/M students with their tutors, and with the Cantor.  Manage the Mitzvah Tools database to monitor  students and their information – as they move through the program

 

Administrative: 

  1. Upkeep of member information in the Temple Israel Database.
  2. Manage Cantor’s calendar, including scheduling meetings and appointments
  3. Oversee the hiring and payroll administration of B’nei Mitzvah teachers and tutors
  4. Oversee the payment of musicians, vendors, and guest artists
  5. Manage J Licence, our licensing program for music usage
  6. File management and organization on Dropbox and Soundcloud

 

Music Team:

  1. Organize logistics and communication with musicians, choir members, adult and junior, and help prepare materials for singers and musicians
  2. Help keep music organized, neat, accessible for our library as well as musicians
  3. Communicate with religious school music program
  4. Help to organize/reorganize/catalogue all TI music.

 

Social Justice Coordinator

The Social Justice coordinator works closely with our Assistant Rabbi who is the Director of Social Justice as well as our Assistant Director of Social Justice Engagement. The main responsibilities of this role include providing support for major social justice related events, managing the Assistant Rabbi’s schedule, and attending meetings with the chairs of Tikkun Central.

 

Tikkun Central/ Social Justice Portfolio:

  1. Participate in weekly Tikkun Central leadership meetings. Take meeting notes, assess the next steps involved.
  2. Develop an in-depth knowledge of the congregation’s current justice campaigns, and have an understanding of how they work together.
  3. Provide logistical support before and during social justice events, the primary event being Shabbat Tzedek (held annually on MLK Weekend). Work with lay leaders and staff to ensure that all organizational needs are met. If virtual, this may also include “teching” the event itself (screen sharing, spotlighting).


Administrative:

  1. Manage Assistant Rabbi’s calendar, including scheduling meetings with other Temple Israel staff members, civic leaders in the Boston-area, and members of the Temple Israel community.
  2. Assist in coordinating the communications and activities of various groups and projects.
  3. Manage receipts and maintain a knowledge of budget lines associated with the Assistant Rabbi’s roles.

 

Confirmation Class:

  1. Updating and creating communications to interact with the 10th grade Confirmation Class and their families.
  2. Help to create and gather materials (written, video, etc.) for the Confirmation Shabbat Service (Shavuot)
  3. Assistance with other Confirmation related activities which may arise (scheduling, reservations, etc).

 

Qualifications and Skills:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication and phone skills
  • High computer literacy: adept in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); Google Suite, and familiarity with databases (particularly Salesforce)
  • Tenacious attention to detail, even under tight deadlines
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks even under shifting deadlines
  • Professional, diplomatic, and discreet with confidential matters
  • Work experience

 

Typically, this position works fully onsite.  Temple Israel is currently open for limited onsite work, and candidates will be able to work remote through Covid-19 as warranted, though some job responsibilities will require occasional onsite work.  Hours are generally 9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours, including major Jewish holidays and some weekend events.

Resume and cover letter should be emailed to Amy Sherr at asherr@tisrael.org. Salary: $49,000 – $52,500.

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