Jobs & Opportunities

Working at KI

Congregation Kehillath Israel (“KI”) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, KI complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. KI expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Let’s Connect

Want to volunteer? Are you an expert in a field that could enrich our community? Or maybe you’d like to become a member of a committee or leadership team? Great! We want to hear about it. Email us and share your thoughts. We are proud of and indebted to KI’s ever-widening circle of lay leaders who contribute in meaningful ways during daily minyan, Shabbat services, and holiday celebrations, by supporting trustees on various committees, and by helping out with the day-to-day operations of our facility. If you’re looking for more of a once-in-a-while volunteer opportunity, please sign up to join KI’s Lotsa Helping Hands community, where you’ll hear when fellow community members need various kinds of support.

Looking for paid employment? In addition to any open positions listed below, we like to keep a database of qualified, interested individuals for our many part-time roles, including b’nei mitzvah tutoring, teaching in the religious school, leading youth services, and substitute teaching in the preschool. Please consider joining our staff of thoughtful, sincere, hard-working Judaic professionals, even in a limited or part-time capacity!  Email us your resume and a short letter explaining your skills and interests and we will be in touch with you about any opportunities that may exist currently or on the horizon.

Open Positions

Office Manager

KI is seeking a dynamic and innovative full-time Office Manager who will operate a warm and friendly, high-functioning, accurate, and fast paced office. This role reports to KI’s Executive Director and it includes overseeing office support and maintenance staff. While consistent on-campus presence is essential, KI’s Office Manager will have some flexibility to work remotely as well.

Duties:

  • Welcome visitors by greeting them, in person, by email, or on the telephone; answering and/or referring inquiries
  • Be main point of contact for coordination of life cycle events, holiday programs, Shabbat organization, and building rentals
  • Maintain integrity of data in donor database/CRM (ShulCloud)
  • Execute office mailings (email, email marketing, and regular mail), including semiweekly newsletters, donation acknowledgement letters, and fundraising appeal letters/solicitations
  • Work with and assist staff and board members in their duties including development, fundraising, capital campaign, publicity, marketing, building maintenance, programming, and volunteer management
  • Interact frequently with campus organizations ensuring positive working relationships and successful partnerships
  • Work with and coordinate vendors for purchases and services (printing and bulk mailing, trash, alarm, security, supplies, cleaning, etc.) and maintain inventory of all supplies
  • Maintain organized office and perform various office administrative tasks
  • Complete weekly remote check, credit card, and cash deposits and update CRM accordingly
  • Build and maintain detailed reports on several business units and fundraising initiatives
  • Manage organizational calendar (prayer, campus partners, staffing, events, meetings, etc.)
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

Requirements:

  • Superb telephone, written, and verbal communication skills
  • High level of professionalism and customer focus
  • Experience with any type of CRM or donor database
  • Team player
  • 1-2 years of experience in a fast-paced office environment
  • Customer service experience
  • Previous work in a “client facing” office, house of worship, and/or museum setting
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred:

  • Basic knowledge of Jewish practice, rituals, and culture

Salary is very competitive and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Please email resume and letter of introduction to jobs@congki.org. Use subject line “Office Manager”.

Assistant Director of Youth Education

KI is seeking an enthusiastic, engaged, and passionate Assistant Director of Youth Education. This person will be responsible for managing administrative tasks for the  Religious School, leading Shabbat morning youth services, facilitating teen programming, communicating with teens and families, and assisting with other administrative tasks within the Youth Department. We are looking for someone who is responsive, creative, positive, and a team player. 

This person should be able to provide creative programming and should be able to communicate effectively.  

 Ideal candidates have:

  • The organizational skills required to balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Some experience with Jewish leadership and education through youth groups, camps, and/ or other youth educational programs
  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • A background in and knowledge of Judaism and Jewish practice
  • Strong communication, problem- solving, and interpersonal skills 
  • The ability to foster warm and positive relationships with children, teens, and parents 

Ideal candidates will be: 

  • A creative, passionate, and energetic self-starter who can envision and execute new and innovative ideas
  •  Knowledgeable in Judaism and Jewish practice (holidays, customs, service leading, etc.).
  • An expert in relating to children and teens with a youthful spirit. Teens and children should love to be around you and you should love to be around them.
  • A leader and a builder of relationships. You should easily connect with teens, parents, professional staff and lay leader, and should be approachable, warm, and welcoming
  • Able to effectively recruit and retain participants.
  • A stellar collaborator who is flexible and eager to brainstorm with colleagues 
  • Supervised by KI’s Director of Family Engagement (DFE) 

Specific Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with KI’s Director of Family Engagement as well as parent leaders to discern and address the needs of KI families
  • Communicating regularly with parents 
  • Serving as the BBYO Programming Liaison: Working with teens to create a variety of fun and compelling programs over the academic year (approximately one event per month), doing outreach to engage teens in the community, fostering a sense of community and engagement within the group, and encouraging attendance at BBYO regional events; attending said events when applicable.
  • Be at KI 1-2 Shabbat mornings per month and Holidays as needed, which may include greeting families, leading youth services, and setting and cleaning up 
  • Attending occasional Saturday morning Bar/Bat Mitzvahs at synagogue 
  • Submitting monthly reports to the Education Committee and attending monthly committee meetings when possible
  • Occasional teaching on an as needed basis, such as for the Religious School, teen programming, the Bnai Mitzvah Seminar, and other educational activities
  • Providing administrative support to the DFE by helping organize and publicize youth programs and set up and shop for in-person programs.
  • Assisting the DFE with administrative tasks related to the running of KI Religious School  and other youth programs

Hours: approximately 30 hours/week, flexibility

Salary: $30,000- 40,000

Jewish Educator – Nitzanim

KI is seeking a Jewish Educator to lead Shabbat youth services/programming on Saturday mornings (10:30-12) for the 2021-2022 school year. We are seeking a service leader for children ages 4 & Under. Responsibilities will include planning and leading the group in activities, prayers, song, and movement. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and engaging, with experience in Jewish education and a nurturing approach to young children.

Although we are transitioning out of a year of Zoom services, and may continue to offer this occasionally, our goal is to primarily have this as in-person program. Activities should be Shomer Shabbat and in line with traditional Jewish practice. Interested candidates should send their resume and a brief cover letter to Lisa Redisch, Director of Family Engagement.

Jewish Educator – Minyan Atid

KI is seeking a Jewish Educator to lead Shabbat youth services/programming on Saturday mornings (10:30-12)  for the 2021-2022 school year. We are seeking a service leader for children ages 8-11, grades 2-5. Responsibilities will include planning and leading the group in activities, prayers, song, and movement. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and engaging, with experience in Jewish education. Although we are transitioning out of a year of Zoom services, and may continue to offer this occasionally, our goal is to primarily have this as an in-person program. Activities should be Shomer Shabbat and in line with traditional Jewish practice. Interested candidates should send their resume and a brief cover letter to Lisa Redisch.