Part Time

Synagogue Administrator

Congregation Or Atid 97 Concord Street, Wayland MA

Synagogue Administrator & Marketing Associate

Job Description

Congregation Or Atid (“Light of the Future”) in Wayland, MA is a dynamic and committed congregation of more than 150 households that is part of the vibrant MetroWest and Greater Boston Jewish Community. We are a progressive, egalitarian Conservative congregation that welcomes and embraces individuals and families of different backgrounds.
This role supports the effective operation of the synagogue through work doing office administration, marketing, communications, and event coordination; it also provides support for the Rabbi, the Education Director, and lay leadership.

We are looking for a skilled Synagogue Administrator (part-time) with marketing and communications skills who is caring and friendly, self-motivated, detail oriented and who can communicate effectively in a wide range of personal and professional situations. A positive attitude, pleasant demeanor, and the ability to appropriately handle confidential information are necessary.

Key Responsibilities and Duties
• Manages membership and prospect communications through use of ShulCloud (an integrated synagogue management tool), Constant Contact, and email.
• Authors and updates website content.
• Provides marketing support: Manages social media accounts and posts to social media; distributes press releases, creates flyers and other communications.
• Manages synagogue office: Answers email/phones, greets visitors, manages office supplies and equipment inventory, and performs general clerical functions; proactively schedules and coordinates vendors and service providers for equipment and building maintenance and repairs; ensures that computers, network, and office equipment are operational.
• Supports Rabbi, Director of Education, and lay leaders: Serves as first point of external contact, responds to requests for information, assists with planning for meetings, programs and events
• Maintains synagogue database and distribution lists.
• Maintains a synagogue-wide calendar for events, meetings and building usage.
• Provides event coordination and support: Manages the logistics for community events, program RSVPs/registrations, materials and communications with attendees.
• Coordinates building usage for events, funerals, other building rental/usage.
• Performs occasional light bookkeeping and financial record keeping.
• Takes on projects and other administrative duties as assigned.

Skills and Experience
• Exceptional written and verbal communications, organizational and inter-personal skills
• Ability to create, maintain and organize documents using Word and Google Docs
• Ability to create and manage postings to and optimize use of social media platforms, including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and others
• Working knowledge of website content authoring and management tools, database entry and update, and Constant Contact or similar marketing communications tools
• Ability to multi-task, work independently, problem solve, and adapt to changing circumstances
• Ability to work collaboratively with staff and synagogue volunteers
• Working knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and QuickBooks are pluses as is experience with ShulCloud or other synagogue management system
• Demonstrated graphic arts skills and the ability to quickly learn new technology platforms are also pluses
• Familiarity with Jewish holidays, life cycle events, and traditions will be very helpful in this role

Hours: Approximately 16 - 20 hours per week; days and times are negotiable and some portion of the role can be done remotely if so desired.

Education and Experience
• Associates degree or higher preferred
• Minimum of 2 years as an Office Manager/Administrator, Administrative Assistant, or similar role

$25 per hour


Qualifications: Associate's Degree and 0-2 years of experience.