June 24, 2022

Synagogue Administrator

Full Time
Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael (MJCBY)
Morristown, NJ

Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael (MJCBY), a dynamic, egalitarian, Conservative 300 family member congregation in Morristown, NJ, is seeking a Synagogue Administrator (will consider full time or part time) to support our mission. At MJCBY, we are dedicated to enriching the lives of our congregants as part of an inclusive community with spiritual, educational, and social opportunities for all. Being part of our MJCBY community means becoming part of a Jewish community, bound together in its commitment to Judaism. Belonging to our MJCBY community brings opportunities to engage in a variety of ways: the sense of community that you will gain, the lasting friendships you can build, the spiritual and intellectual growth you can pursue, and the opportunity to participate in the building of a synagogue community with which you can identify.

POSITION OVERVIEW
The Synagogue Administrator plans, coordinates and manages the support staff, facilities, space, systems and operations of MJCBY to ensure the smooth functioning of all congregational activity. S/he is responsible for implementing the policies, principals, guidelines and objectives of the congregation, overseeing its daily operations in a manner consistent with the values of Morristown Jewish Center Beit Yisrael.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP
The Synagogue Administrator is responsible to MJCBY’s President(s). S/he works closely in collaboration and coordination with the Rabbi as well as the education staff and lay leaders and is responsible for creating a warm, welcoming and caring environment for new, prospective and long-standing members of the congregation.

Specific Responsibilities

  • The Synagogue Administrator is responsible for assuring the performance of the following functions either personally or through his/her staff.
    Finance
  • Responsible for oversight of the comptroller/bookkeeper, who is currently managing and supervising day-to-day financial operations, including billing, bill payments, payroll, banking, accounting, insurance, budgetary compliance, collaborating with the Finance Committee on financial policies and preparing the annual budget.
    Work with lay leadership to develop plans, obtain approval and initiate new programs to generate revenue (ie. grants, fees for building use, advertising revenue).

Administration, Operations and Facilities

  • Manage all administrative aspects of the running of the congregation, overseeing the maintenance, security, technology, communications and physical plant of the building in collaboration with lay leadership.
  • Coordinate logistic support for all activities, life cycle events, communal celebrations and ongoing projects.
  • Oversee management and maintenance of the synagogue calendar, facility usage and logistical support for programs, with guidance from lay leadership.
  • Secure and manage vendor contracts, with guidance from lay leadership.
  • Hire, train and manage office and maintenance staff.
  • Coordinate interdepartmental activities.

Member and Community Relations

  • In collaboration with the administrative assistant/office manager, provide support and guidance for all members in a timely and courteous manner. Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with members and their families, as well as prospective members. S/he refers problems and issues to the Rabbi, other professional staff and responsible lay leaders as appropriate. Troubleshoots problems to accommodate member satisfaction and retention.
  • With administrative support, support the work of the Membership Committee in addressing questions from prospective members. Support the membership application and renewal processes.
  • In collaboration with the comptroller/bookkeeper, manage the development, enhancement and maintenance of the congregation’s membership database (Shulcloud System) to ensure accurate record keeping, and to enhance ongoing contact with all members.
  • In collaboration with the administrative assistant/office manager, acknowledge the assistance, help and commitment of volunteers. Provide a sense of connection and importance for volunteer groups and provide occasional administrative support to achieve MJCBY’s mission and goals.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, creative and highly organized, resourceful person with strong interpersonal skills and a continuous improvement mindset. Knowledge of Jewish lifecycle events, Conservative Judaism and prior management experience in a Jewish organization is preferred. A college degree and minimum of 5 years’ work experience are required.

Hours: 25 (part time) or 40 hrs/week (full time)
Applicants apply directly to employer.
Please send your resume if interested to mjcbysearch@gmail.com.

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to mjcbysearch@gmail.com.