Administration and Relationship Manager

Beth Tikvah is hiring for an Administration and Relationship Manager to work in our office!

Company Description:

The mission of Beth Tikvah Congregation is to cultivate Conservative Judaism and enrich the Jewish identity, unity, continuity and heritage of our supportive and caring community through Torah study, meaningful worship, acts of loving kindness, support for Israel and celebration of Shabbat, Jewish Holy Days, Simchas and lifecycle ceremonies.

Time Required:

25 hours per week (plus occasional evening meetings)

Position Description:

The Administration and Relationship Manager (ARM) reports to the Rabbi. The ARM is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the synagogue and all matters related to lifecycle events and Shabbat activities as well as support for the board and especially the Rabbi. We rely on the ARM to represent a positive image and establish strong relationships with all members of the synagogue and broader community, in-person, on the phone in the office, as well as through electronic media. Regular scheduled office availability is required as is availability for some meetings and events after regular hours.

Relationship Management:

  • Front line intake by telephone, e-mail and in person for inquiries about participation and involvement.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of community members and connections with individuals.
  • Manage membership lifecycle events in conjunction with the community, Rabbi and staff.
  • Support volunteers in committee initiatives.
  • Liaise with kitchen/daycare and other internal departments, facility users.
  • Liaise with maintenance, utilities, city/provincial authorities.

Administrative Duties:

  • Maintain calendars and schedules for the congregation and the Rabbi.
  • Maintain and populate website and manage social media presence in conjunction with the board, Rabbi and staff.
  • Weekly and monthly administrative tasks including Shabbat (Sabbath) bulletin, participation lists, reminders to community members, arrange donation and memorial cards.
  • Manage office requirements and various day-to-day premises issues and administrative support for board and committee members.
  • Administrative arrangements with funeral home and cemetery.
  • Attend all Board meetings and the Annual General Membership Meeting (AGM).
  • May be asked to provide assistance with programming.

Qualifications (Please note some training is available for the right candidate):

  • Demonstrated Office Administrator experience within a dynamic private or public institution.
  • Possess an effective working knowledge of communication techniques and tools necessary for administrative and relations activities, including but not limited to: proficiency in the many tools in Microsoft office Suite, as well as social media such as website maintenance, Facebook, and others.
  • Be relationship driven.
  • Outgoing personality, pleasant and welcoming.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Well organized.
  • Excels with people skills—positively engaging staff and public at all levels.
  • Some understanding of Jewish traditions and community organizations would be a benefit.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Flexibility in work hours as occasionally needed.

Application Process:

  • Resumes to be forwarded in confidence to Erez Harel (erezharel18@gmail.com) by September 30, 2021. Only those applicants moving to the next step in the process will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in the Administration and Relationship Manager role at Beth Tikvah.

Application deadline: 2021-09-30

Expected start date: 2021-10-05

Youth Advisors

Beth Tikvah, a Conservative Synagogue in Richmond is hiring two part-time Youth Advisors to lead our USY and Kadima programs!

The ideal candidates will have experience working with youth aged 10-18, a strong commitment to Jewish life and values and a fun and enthusiastic personality! Responsibilities include leading, planning and attending monthly programs and chapter events, chairing youth board meetings and occasional overnight trips.

$20 hour/about 10 hours a month

Please contact Dina at dmedicoff@gmail.com or Jeanna at jgavsie@gmail.com for more information.

Beth Tikvah Youth Programming Advisor (Two positions available)

Creative, enthusiastic, and energetic individuals sought to advise youth groups.  Responsibilities include planning and implementing a variety of programs for school aged youth,  and serving as a role model for Jewish children in the community.  Advisor will lead the youth group and help the youth grow as Jews and as people.  Strong Conservative Jewish background as well as previous experience in, and commitment to Jewish youth work is preferred.  Group meets an average of three times a month.  Strong professional support structure built into the synagogue.  

Primary responsibilities:

The Advisor is responsible for the programming and supervision for Beth Tikvah’s youth groups under the supervision of the Board of Directors youth chairs.The USY advisor will:

  1. Plan and implement a calendar of activities (September through June) with the Youth Chairs that:

    • Is balanced in the inclusion of educational, religious, social action, and social events.

    • Is integrated with activities of the Pinwheel Regional association.

    • Facilitates the continued growth of the Youth program.

    • Reaches out and creates a sense of community with Youth who are currently not involved in the youth program.
  1. Attend and lead weekend/weeknight events an average of three times per month, with several overnights during the year.
  2. Effectively publicize youth programs.
  3. Communicate regularly via email and flyers with parents, students, the Rabbi, and the Youth Chairs.

Key qualifications:

  1. Good listening skills and a strong sense of fun are essential.
  2. Experience working with teens and/or children (i.e. camp counselor or teaching experience). 
  3. Ability to be a good Jewish role model to the children and build their sense of Jewish identity and self-confidence.
  4. Commitment to keeping youth involved and engaged in ongoing programs.
  5. Creative and energetic individual who is committed to our mission of Jewish continuity and the goals of our educational effort.
  6. Should possess the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a vibrant and talented group of people, both lay and professional.
  7. Knowledge of Jewish holidays, rituals and life cycle events.
  8. Willingness and ability to work a flexible schedule with occasional paid overnight trips and ability to travel to the United States.