Administrative Assistant @ Park Avenue Synagogue

Administrative Assistant

Park Avenue Synagogue (PAS) is one of the largest Conservative congregations in North America. Located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the synagogue includes staff of more than 160 talented individuals, who together with our world-class clergy team, serve a membership of over 1,700 households. Our thriving Adult Programming, Early Childhood Center, Congregational School, Youth, and Young Family Education departments provide high quality and inclusive Jewish educational, social, and worship opportunities to our members and the community at large.

We are looking to hire a passionate, detail-oriented, and logistics-minded individual to join our Adult Education team. This position reports to the Director of Synagogue Programming and Adult Education and focuses on implementing a robust portfolio of program offerings. The Administrative Assistant will thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment, enjoy working on detail-oriented tasks, and collaborating with the other members of the Adult Education Team, PAS departmental partners, and volunteer leaders.

General administrative tasks, including correspondence with members by phone and email; managing departmental finances, scheduling, and general clerical tasks
Assist the program team in logistics for in-person and virtual events, including room bookings, set-ups, and ordering food and supplies
Assist with day-to-day running of ongoing classes and events, including drafting and sending class/event reminders, assisting with class setups, and supporting Zoom and other virtual learning platforms
Create and manage event registration forms and input information into the synagogue’s database
Prepare online newsletters, web postings and other communications
Monitor accuracy of educational programming listings on PAS website and publications
Assist with other tasks as assigned

Fluent in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint; additional computer skills, knowledge of Zoom, iContact and Salesforce are a plus
Capable of managing multiple projects and tasks at one time, and communicating progress of tasks effectively
Able to work in a dynamic environment with changing demands and expectations, and flexible to new tasks
Resourceful and a self-starter
A team player with strong interpersonal and customer service skills, including the ability to be warm and welcoming by phone and email
Demonstrate good judgment and an ability to discern when discretion is needed
Open and receptive to ideas and feedback
Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends
A minimum 3 years administrative or related experience preferred
Basic knowledge of Jewish holidays and customs a plus
4-Year Degree Required

Qualified candidates should submit a brief cover letter and a resume.

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-06-02
  • Times this job has been viewed: 785 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Administrative Support, Adult Education
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Park Avenue Synagogue
50 East 87th Street
New York , New York 10128


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