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We are Reform Jewish community which means that we are an egalitarian community where traditional families, LGBTQ people, interfaith families and partners, singles, Jews-by-Choice and anyone interested in finding a sanctuary will be welcome.  

Beth Miriam is a place of welcome and warmth.  You will always be embraced regardless of your background, previous affiliation, or Jewish knowledge.  We believe that you are a vital part of the Jewish future and present and we are a place in which to nurture, feed and protect that Jewish part of your self.  Join us anytime for a class, a service or an event.  You will find a place to call home right away.

TBM Administrator Wanted

Beth Miriam has opened up applications for a temple administrator.  You can read all the details by expanding the paragraph with the button below: Learn more about this job position

Title: Congregation Administrator
Function: The Administrator serves as the chief administrative staff of the congregation in accordance with the values, goals and objectives and wishes of the Board of Trustees and Temple Beth Miriam’ By-Laws. The Congregation Administrator is responsible for the day-to- day synagogue operations including all support functions: management of fiscal and administrative functions; supervision of all administrative, clerical and building maintenance personnel; and coordination and recruitment of volunteers.
Relationships: Reporting to the Board of Trustees through the President, as a member of the professional staff team, the Administrator assists the Executive Committee, President and committees as assigned. The Administrator is to coordinate and collaborate with the Rabbi and Religious School Director on administrative areas. The Rabbi serves as the administrator’s day-to-day supervisor.
Principal Responsibilities: Under the direction of the President and in close consultation with the Rabbi, the Congregation Administrator is responsible for the performance of the following administrative functions, either directly or through staff and volunteers:
  • Fiscal
  • Membership
  • Office management
  • Administration
  • Religious services and Programs
  • Facilities and Equipment
  • Program and calendar
  • Rentals
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to interact effectively with congregants, Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers/community members;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong conceptual and analytical skills;
  • Flexability to multi-task and changing circumstances and priorities;
  • Jewish literacy/knowledge sufficient to direct congregational activities;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Quickbooks and Chaverware;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage financial resources including budgeting;
  • Experience in facilities management and operational technologies, including website management and social media;
  • Experience with volunteer activities and fundraising;
  • Physical mobility to allow work throughout the facility and off facility, ability to sit and utilize a computer terminal, and the ability to lift up to 30 pounds
  • Qualifications and Prerequisites
  • Education and Experience:
  • Prior experience in congregational or non-profit work environment strongly preferred
  • Bachelors degree strongly preferred
Letters of interest with resume may be transmitted to : congadmin@bethmiriam.org

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