Adult Education Coordinator @ Park Avenue Synagogue

Adult Education Coordinator

Park Avenue Synagogue (PAS) is a large, egalitarian Conservative congregation on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We are seeking a passionate, self-motivated, and logistics-minded individual to join our Adult Education team. The Adult Education Coordinator role focuses on implementing many of the synagogue’s learning opportunities for adults, including weekly classes, lecture series, scholars in residence, holiday learning, and our Melton program. Participation in PAS programs has seen tremendous growth, and we are looking for someone to oversee the logistics of our many educational offerings.

This position will report to the Director of Synagogue Programming and Adult Education, and will work closely with the Director of Congregational Education and the clergy to implement our robust programming in line with the educational vision for the PAS” and enjoy connecting with adult learners through educational programming, we’d like to hear from you!

If you are highly organized, love bringing programs from idea to reality, thrive when making sure the “trains run on time” and enjoy connecting with adult learners through educational programming, we’d like to hear from you!

Coordinate the scheduling, setups, and day to day details of ongoing classes
Oversee course registrations, track attendance, correspond with students and faculty, order books and program materials
Evaluate classes and programs to inform the development and enhancement of our offerings
Prepare contracts for part-time instructors, and manage part-time faculty record-keeping
Implement Melton program, including overseeing all logistics for fall and spring openings, material distribution and registration, extracurricular activities, and promotional events for classes, like “Taste of Melton.” Ensure that weekly classes are operating smoothly
Serve as a staff liaison to programmatic committees as assigned, assisting them with programs for their groups
Update PAS website with information about adult learning classes and assist with publicity across multiple platforms for programs and classes, including invitations, website content, flyers, email blasts and brochures in conjunction with the Communications department
Work as part of Synagogue Programming team to be present for events, including concerts, lectures, Shabbaton, Shabbat dinners, etc, and work on event details as required
Work the department’s Administrative Assistant to ensure that invoices and billing for classes are submitted and maintained, and that orders are placed
Keep abreast of best practices and latest trends for Jewish adult educational offerings amongst comparable synagogues, Jewish organizations and other educational institutions

A minimum of 2 years of experience with a strong track record of excellent project management, program planning, execution and administration skills:
o Exceptional attention to detail, appreciation for planning and logistics
o Ability to implement programs, classes and events with different deadlines
o Ability to operate within a departmental budget
Team player with strong interpersonal skills: ability to work collaboratively with clergy, other educational team members and lay leaders to implement a vision and achieve programmatic goals
Ability to update sections of the PAS website and create and send email campaigns.
Flexible schedule including some nights, Shabbats, holidays and Sundays
General knowledge of current Jewish adult education and programming trends, speakers and authors
Strong oral and written communication skills
Experience planning innovative Israel, Jewish holiday, and other educational programs preferred
Professional experience in Jewish education, camping, Hillel campus or synagogue setting preferred
Knowledge of Salesforce and event registration systems a plus

Employment Details:
Salary range $48,000 - $50,000
Anticipated start date of June 15
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Qualified candidates should send a brief cover letter and resume to:

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-05-20
  • Times this job has been viewed: 541 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Administrative Support, Education - Other
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Park Avenue Synagogue
50 East 87th Street
New York , New York 10128


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