Administrative Assistant - Dept. of Synagogue Leadership

Mission Critical:

The Department of Synagogue Leadership (DSL) is the key interface between USCJ and the lay and professional

leadership of affiliated Conservative synagogues in North America. The department engages over 1500 synagogue

leaders per year through board training, strategic planning, online learning, local and national conferences, and

strategic partnerships with leading Jewish organizations.

Position Purpose

The Department of Synagogue Leadership Administrative Assistant supports the DSL team and the department’s

programs across North America, and the information collected about and between Conservative synagogues, as the

department places greater emphasis on content curation and data-driven analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities

The position reports to the Director of Synagogue Leadership, and includes five major areas of responsibility:

1. Administration of Department Programs, and the CRM

Producing the recruitment, registration, logistics, and follow up for all department programs, both virtual

and in person. Managing Sulam programs by maintaining communication with participants, setting up

Zoom links, email announcements, registration pages and follow up emails in the CRM, as well as creating

evaluations and collating and sharing the data. This also involves serving as producer/host for department

webinars, some of which may occur in the evenings or on Sundays. Creating and sending the DSL

Operational Effectiveness monthly newsletter.

2. Calendar Management and Marketing

Adding all workshops, conferences and webinars to the department calendar. Proactively managing the

calendar to ensure variety, proper spacing of programs and prevent conflicts. Communicating calendar

and department programs to other USCJ departments and making sure that they are added to the USCJ

website. Work with Marketing/Communication staff to ensure DSL programs are properly advertised and

archived. This position will be the lead staff member in ensuring proper administrative support for the

execution of department programs.

3. Education and/or Special Projects

Providing logistical and administrative support for USCJ Conferences, Kol Tefila, Kol Tzedek, NDI and Imun


4. USCJ Convention Project Manager: Serves as the Administrative Assistant of the USCJ biennial

Convention, the largest gathering of Conservative Jews in the world, engaging about 200 congregations

and 1000 participants. 

5. Staff Moderator for Presidents Google Group. The goal of this group is to create a forum geared to

exchanging ideas, sharing best practices, problem solving, and the ability to ask timely questions peer to

peer, president to president. The staff moderator is responsible to update and communicate with

incoming and outgoing presidents as well as any other required group maintenance.

Required Education and Experience

● BA or equivalent

● 3 years of administrative experience

Preferred Education and Experience

● Experience working in nonprofit organizations

● Experience with CRM systems

● Experience developing basic surveys in SurveyMonkey

● Experience with Microsoft Office Suite. In particular PowerPoint and Excel.

● Experience with Webex and Zoom platforms.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

● Commitment to personal growth and ongoing training

● Self-Starter

● Ability to juggle multiple priorities

● Excellent written and verbal communications skills

● Administrative skills, particularly involving multiple departments, overlapping constituencies and setting


Work Environment: Hybrid: USCJ Headquarters is located at the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC. Two days a

week at the National Headquarters required. Remaining work hours may be from a home office.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

● Full-time position

● Some evenings and weekends required


● Occasional travel required, primarily for major conferences.

● All travel will be in North America.

How to Apply

Please send all resumes to [email protected]