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At Central Synagogue

Education Department

Youth & Family Engagement Administrator

Posted on June 17, 2019

Our Vision
Central Synagogue is a thriving reform congregation in midtown Manhattan, serving 2,500+ families and the larger community.  We work tirelessly toward a world in which Judaism is central to the lives of Jews everywhere and is a profound and positive force for humanity.  We are relentless in our pursuit of that goal, constantly evolving to reach far beyond the walls of our synagogue to learn, worship, serve and continually redefine what it means to be Jewish today.  For more information about our organization visit http://www.centralsynagogue.org

Job Summary/Objective
Provide direct support to the Director of Education and manages all administrative matters and select programming initiatives.

Reports to:
Director of Education

Hours

  • Full-time, non-exempt and eligible for OT
  • School Year: Monday 12-7, T-Th 10-7, F 10-4:30, with occasional later evening or weekend work Summer: 8:30am-4:30pm Expected to work some High Holy Days

Job Summary/Objective
The YFE Administrator will be responsible for coordinating and implementing a wide range of administrative, communication, and logistical services in support of the work of the Director of Education, the Religious School, and the Camp Director.

Essential Functions:

  • Knows the formal and informal inter-departmental and Synagogue goals, standards, policies and procedures.
  • Is sensitive to the people, dynamics and functions within the education department and the Synagogue.
  • Monitors, maintains and coordinates the Director of Education’s calendar and stays knowledgeable about the calendars of the Director of Education’s direct reports and updates the Education Calendar.
  • Manages travel arrangements, coordinates meetings and other administrative tasks for the Director of Education and other members of the YFE Department
  • Supports Director of Education (calendar, phone, scheduling, travel etc.)
  • Handles registration for all family, religious school and camp programs, including trips
  • Maintains class lists and attendance records for religious school and camp
  • Maintains attendance records for part time staff and submit payroll
  • Communicates with anyone who calls YFE department (except for nursery school) and send to the appropriate person
  • Answers the phones during religious school and camp hours
  • Works collaboratively with all members of the YFE Department on programming for families with children ages 0-22.
  • Core Competencies
  • 1.Collaboration Skills
  • 2.Organizational Skills
  • 3.Communication Proficiency
  • 4.Technical Capacity
  • 5.Takes Initiative

Reporting Relationships and Decision Making

On an ongoing basis, exercises administrative judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the functional area.

Communication:

Manages and monitors sensitive information appropriately.  Has the ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality.  Represents the Director of Education, and the institution internally and externally in a professional manner.  Will work collaboratively with other administrative staff and education staff to foster consistency in message and team work.

Decision Making

On an ongoing basis, exercises administrative judgment and assumes responsibility for decisions, consequences, and results having an impact on people, costs, and/or quality of service within the department.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties of responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position Requirements:

  • A successful candidate must possess the ability to interpret and translate policy and procedure clearly, and in a personable and patient manner. 
  • Attention to detail and the ability to keep up with data entry and re-entry is essential.
  • A high level of organization is necessary, and the candidate must be able to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Professionalism and maturity demonstrated ability to lead, cooperation in a team atmosphere, a proactive attitude, and a strong work ethic are expectations for this position.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are a must
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Strong Microsoft word, excel, outlook, PowerPoint, QuickBooks and database skills are a must.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce a strong plus.



Application Process
To apply, please submit a resume, along with a cover letter and three references addressed to Rabbi Rebecca Rosenthal, Director of Youth and Family Education, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please reference “YFE Administrator” in the subject line of your email.  Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

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Our Vision
Central Synagogue is a thriving reform congregation in midtown Manhattan, serving 2,500+ families and the larger community. We work tirelessly toward a world in which Judaism is central to the lives of Jews everywhere and is a profound and positive force for humanity. We are relentless in our pursuit of that goal, constantly evolving to reach far beyond the walls of our synagogue to learn, worship, serve and continually redefine what it means to be Jewish today. For more information about our organization visit http://www.centralsynagogue.org

June 17, 2019

Central Synagogue, a 503(c) religious organization, employs 80 full-time and 30+ part time staff positions in more than a dozen departments, including our Religious School; Nursery School and Early Childhood Center; clergy study; membership, finance, communications, technology, development, maintenance, events, and administrative support teams. Our staff, which we consider "a team," is committed to excellence in our work. Central offers generous benefits and paid time off to its employees. We invite you to review our current openings and apply here. Central Synagogue is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

X Central Synagogue will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, military status, marital status, physical and mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is the policy of the Congregation that certain positions must be filled by persons of the Jewish faith as a bona fide occupational qualification. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. All employees, regardless of position, are expected to maintain and contribute to this policy.