Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, NewYork’s LGBTQS Synagogue, for individuals and families, is seeking a Clergy-Programming Office Administrator who will assist three members of CBST’sClergy Team and report to the Assistant Rabbi in a fast paced Clergy-Programmingoffice. This position requires, strong communication skills, ability to managemultiple deadlines and priorities, work independently and as part of the team.Utilizing their literacy in Jewish and LGBTQ culture in addition, theClergy-Programming Office Administrator will serve as a knowledgeable,efficient, caring, and discreet first point of contact for the Clergy-Programmingoffice.
Essential Functions Include:
- Gate keeping, correspondence, materials preparation, travel arrangements, filing and calendaring for Assistant Rabbi, Music Director, and Director of Social Justice Programming.
- Receptionist duties – serve as first contact point for the Office, coordinating office meetings and schedules, and ensuring that follow-up is completed.
- Database work including managing memorial plaques, issuing yortzeit letters, and sending community and life-cycle e-blasts.
- Assisting with pastoral work including tracking celebrations and condolence announcements.
- Compiling & documenting ritual resources, past and present, for future observances.
- Updating and distributing Shabbat and other religious service outlines.
- Strong written and verbal communication, organizational, time management and multitasking skills.
- Strong Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, database and other computer skills.
- Professionalism and maturity, collaborative team spirit, proactive attitude, and strong work ethic.
- Ability to interpret and communicate policies and procedures clearly.
- Ability to manage with agility; comfortable independently adjusting priorities as needs emerge.
- Sense of humor and grace under pressure.
- Collaborative: able to learn and absorb instructions while offering innovative suggestions; able to admit and learn from mistakes; willing to pitch in when colleagues need assistance and to ask for help when needed.
- Respond to the overarching needs, with concern for detail, to help create a superb environment and exceptional experiences.
- Knowledge of Jewish, synagogue, and LGBTQ life, familiarity with Hebrew (and eagerness to learn!)
- Affinity for CBST’s mission and history.
- Comfort working with clergy, senior staff, board members and other lay leaders, as well as support staff, goods and services vendors, and individuals and organizations.