Executive Assistant and Riverway Project Coordinator @ Temple Israel

Executive Assistant and Riverway Project Coordinator

Executive Assistant and Riverway Project Coordinator
About Temple Israel
Temple Israel of Boston has been an integral part of Boston's Jewish and civic life for over 165 years. We proudly balance our status as the largest Reform congregation in New England with our efforts to foster close, intimate, meaningful, and transformative connections by living Judaism together through discovery, dynamic spirituality, and righteous impact. Our community offers an array of religious, cultural, and social programming aimed at fostering community, interfaith interactions, and inclusion. Eighteen years ago Temple Israel launched The Riverway Project, a groundbreaking initiative to connect young Jews in their 20’s and 30’s to Judaism through Temple Israel. The Riverway Project has received national acclaim for its creativity and innovation. Through TIkkun Central, we are pursuers of justice and compassion, and are intentional about creating space to gather, reflect, and open up paths to this work to all who want to explore their own involvement. The Executive Assistant and Riverway Project Coordinator position supports two of our rabbis in these program areas and enhances the community’s pursuit to fulfill Temple Israel’s mission.

Executive Assistant and Riverway Project Coordinator
The Executive Assistant to two of our rabbis is a full time, non-exempt position, responsible for providing administrative and programmatic support and coordination.
Executive Assistant to Associate Rabbi/Director of the Riverway Project (50%)
Provide support and coordination of programs that are under the Rabbi’s portfolio.
Scheduling, Calendaring, Purchasing, Welcoming Guests and other tasks
Life Cycle and Holiday preparation assistance
High Holy Day and Shabbat Logistical Support
Riverway Project Coordinator
Work closely with Riverway Project Director and Riverway Network Weaver and assist in the coordination of the Riverway Leadership Team to advance the vision and strategic plans of the Project, including our new relational Squad model, Riverway Shabbats, Riverway Cafe, and many other types of gatherings.
Foster relationships with and among young adults as directed by Riverway Director
Facilitate programs and gatherings, including setting up and being present
Manage communications efforts including Facebook, Instagram, JewishBoston.com, Twitter, Website, and weekly newsletter
Grant Support & Data Collection
Outreach and Engagement
Assist in Open Door programming for people exploring and rediscovering Judaism; support our conversion to Judaism program; administer Adult B’nei Mitzvah
Administer Small Groups initiative
Assist in coordination of outreach events for the Village for Families with Young Children
Liaising with the Village Coordinator and Family Connectors: publicity and event planning

Executive Assistant to Assistant Rabbi (50%)
Rabbinic Administrative Support
Scheduling, Calendaring, Purchasing, and other tasks
Life cycle and Holiday preparation assistance
High Holy Day and Shabbat Logistical Support

Assist coordination of TIkkun Central, our network for justice and compassion
Coordinate meetings, volunteers, and communications
Assist coordination of MLK Shabbat Tzedek in January

Administer 10th Grade Confirmation Program
Assist Coordination of Confirmation Shabbat in May

Qualifications and Skills
Agility with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Davka, Google Docs, DropBox, Canva, Constant Contact, Salesforce and other communication platforms
Exemplary written and verbal skills
Tenacious attention to detail, even under tight deadlines
Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects
Professional, diplomatic, and discreet with confidential matters
Knowledge of the local Jewish landscape, synagogue life, Judaism, Jewish holiday cycle, and

Hebrew desired but not necessary
Patience and sense of humor
Bachelor’s degree required

Salary is commensurate with experience.

About The Riverway Project (www.riverwayproject.org/)
Named after the location of Temple Israel of Boston, the Riverway Project is a bold, exciting initiative that connects adults in their 20’s and 30’s to each other and to Judaism at Temple Israel. Through study, worship, and justice work, the Riverway Project creates opportunities and "entry points" into Jewish growth. Our goal is for participants to feel comfortable and connected as they explore their Jewish selves and expand their community. Our participants are individuals, couples and families, multiracial families, gay and straight, Jews by birth and by choice, non-Jewish partners and spouses. Some Riverway Project events take place at Temple Israel, while others occur in participants’ homes in neighborhoods in and around Boston/Cambridge.

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, dental, retirement plans, Life Insurance
  • Other Benefits: MBTA Pass
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2019-11-26
  • Times this job has been viewed: 531 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Administrative Support, Programming
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Temple Israel
477 Longwood Ave
Boston , Massachusetts 02215


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