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Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, a 501(c)(3) religious organization, employs full-time and part-time staff who support the values and principles of the synagogue. If you are committed to advancing Jewish life in New York City and helping others to embrace their heritage, consider joining our staff.  Career opportunities for Jewish educators, nursery school teachers, administrative, facilities, and marketing staff are listed as they become available.

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE SENIOR RABBI

QUALIFICATIONS

At least three years of prior executive support experience required to assist the renowned senior rabbi of a thriving Manhattan synagogue. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of maintaining a high level of confidentiality. Must have strong written and oral skills, agility with Microsoft Office, familiarity with MailChimp, and excellent judgment. Knowledge of Chaverware is a plus. A bachelor’s degree is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES
You will support the senior rabbi, dealing professionally with congregants and others in a discrete, caring, and compassionate manner.

  • Serve as the first contact for members, visitors, and callers to the clergy office.
  • Schedule using Outlook and other calendar management systems.
  • Coordinate meetings and appointments.
  • Write and maintain correspondence with privacy and diplomacy.
  • Coordinate rabbis’ interactions and provide administrative coordination to congregants for their religious lifecycle events: b’nai mitzvah, weddings, funerals, shiva, and conversions.
  • Coordinate life cycle events with all clergy (senior rabbi, cantor, and associate and assistant rabbis), ensuring that they are informed of such events and have them listed on their calendars.
  • Manage emergency call number system.
  • Be able to support rabbi in lead up to Jewish holidays as workload increases.
  • Interface with other staff, including other clergy and administration.
  • Liaison with committees and, where appropriate, prepare meeting agendas.
  • Prepare weekly list of religious announcements for the pulpit.
  • Maintain lists of donors for the synagogue newsletter.
  • Proof both print and email bulletins of synagogue events and programs.
  • Coordinate details of rabbi’s travel.
  • Coordinate details of community/congregational trips and missions.
  • Order supplies as needed.
  • Coordinate delivery of meals for families who are ill or in mourning.
  • Coordinate ushers and greeters for Shabbat and holidays.
  • Attendance is expected during High Holy Days, at congregational Seder, and once a month at Friday evening and/or Saturday morning services. Comp time will be provided for service participation.

TO APPLY: Please send a resume and cover letter to .

 
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Stephen Wise  is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.