Administrative Coordinator for Membership, Programming and Development

Website Sutton Place Synagogue

Sutton Place Synagogue is seeking a highly organized, creative, tech-savvy, diligent, professional Administrative Coordinator for Membership, Programming and Development to join its team. The Administrative Coordinator for Membership, Programming and Development supports the clergy, education director, program director, and the executive director on a wide range of administrative tasks for this active and energetic congregation. This person would interact frequently and must be comfortable with congregants, lay leaders, and vendors, in the completion of her/his duties. This person must also embrace a customer service mindset, a “can-do” attitude, adaptability, and be a quick learner especially with respect to different technologies in an office environment. This is a critical position as this person will often be the first point of contact for members and guests who are either calling or visiting the synagogue. This person helps sets the tone and the culture of the synagogue from the moment they interact with congregants and guests.

Examples of tasks include but are not limited to:
• This person will serve as the first face of Sutton Place Synagogue by welcoming newcomers to the office, helping those who call the congregation, and executing administrative support for the senior staff. This person must have strong written and oral communication skills. The ability to use and integrate technology into the workplace is essential for this position.
• As this individual gets to know the congregation’s culture, its members, and its needs, it will work closely with the Clergy and the director of Programming and Member Services to coordinate and execute programs that bring members closer together. S/he will help with the implementation of classes, speakers, dinners and all events involving the congregation. This person must have strong organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple tasks at a time. This person should be interested in contributing to an environment open to creativity and new ideas.
• This individual will work closely with the professional and lay team on annual and capital fundraising. This person must demonstrate an attention to detail, professionalism and maturity. This person must be proficient in inputting financial data into a database and must maintain confidentiality of our donors at all times.


A minimum of a 4 year degree
A minimum of 2 years experience in an administrative role
Proficiency in Microsoft office including Word, Excel and Powerpoint
Proficiency in Database usage
Exceptional organizational skills
Superb verbal and written communications skills
A professional presentation
The capacity to work on multiple deadlines
An understanding and appreciation for the use of technology in an office environment
Demonstrated attention to detail
The capability to handle sensitive information with a high degree of confidentiality and discretion
Familiarity with Jewish observance, rituals and customs

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