Events and Logistics Manager
Temple Isaiah, a thriving Reform Jewish congregation in Lexington, Massachusetts, seeks an Events and Logistics Manager to help us support our mission: Deepening Lives, Inspiring Purpose, Together. With more than 800 households from Lexington and nearby communities, Temple Isaiah is an innovative, relationship-centered congregation that offers a large range of programming from worship, to education for people of all ages to social gatherings.
Overall Responsibilities of the Events and Logistics Manager
The Events and Logistics Manager (ELM) will play an essential role in the workings of Temple Isaiah, handling much of the synagogue’s event planning and related technology resources, calendar management, and some administrative functions.
The ELM will report to the Director of Congregational Engagement working as an essential member of the synagogue’s Administrative team. The ELM will collaborate closely with the facilities team, Communications Manager, clergy, and lay leaders.
1. Coordinate Congregational Events and Programs
● Plan logistics for congregational and school events and programs: create floor plans and set up needs, manage security and technology needs, order and/or buy food and supplies, communicate with appropriate members of the professional and volunteer team to ensure seamless execution of events. Help manage execution of selected events that may include occasional evenings and weekends
● Develop standard room set-up plans for regular meetings and events
2. Coordinate B’ Mitzvah and Other Family Celebrations
● Serve as the primary contact with families to coordinate logistics for life-cycle events:
oversee communications with families and caterers to address space needs, room rentals, contracts, floor plans, security needs, answer questions, and handle other issues that may arise
3. Manage Synagogue Calendar and Interface with Communications Manager
● Guide scheduling of synagogue events and programs including annual calendar-building process and periodic update meetings
● Address requests and questions from staff and lay leaders for calendar and room availability
4. Manage Technology Resources for Religious Services and Other Events
● Arrange and schedule platforms, professionals, and volunteers to provide A/V, Zoom,
and streaming accessibility in support of events
● Learn and train others in the use and troubleshooting of technology
● Provide input on technology and related infrastructure decisions as
5. Assist with General Administrative Support
● As a member of the Administrative Team, greet visitors, answer phones, and address questions as needed
● Other duties as assigned
● Bachelor’s degree required; degree in Event Management strongly preferred
● Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in event planning, arranging logistics, and managing projects
● Demonstrated experience in handling responsibilities independently
● Strong technology proficiency, with skills including Microsoft Office, Google, and Zoom
platforms; audio/visual system knowledge and experience preferred
● Experience and interest working with a membership database
● Experience in the non-profit sector preferred
● Strong problem-solving instincts and a “can-do” willingness to roll up sleeves and get work done
● Polished, professional, and highly customer-service oriented, taking ownership for responsibilities
and for delivering exceptional results
● Able to prioritize, manage multiple assignments, and meet challenging deadlines
● Knowledge and understanding of Judaism and Jewish communal life
● Excellent communication and organizational skills, highly detail-oriented
Timing and Compensation
Full-time position (37 hours/week), Salary commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefit package will include health insurance, retirement plan, vacation, paid sick leave, etc.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree Required and 3-5 years of experience.