Beth El Temple Center  is looking for a Temple Administrator to join our professional staff.  This key role is responsible for smooth and efficient administrative function of the temple and supervising custodial staff. Reporting to the Rabbi and the Temple President, the Temple Administrator is a full-time benefits-eligible position.

Beth El Temple Center is a 400 member Reform congregation, affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. Beth El Temple Center is located in Belmont, MA and serves many surrounding communities, including Cambridge, Watertown, Waltham, Lexington, Arlington, and Somerville.  Beth El has a strong egalitarian tradition and welcomes Jews and their families who want to be a part of our Jewish community. Beth El Temple Center offers a place for learning and living Torah, a place to help repair the world, and a place to nurture your soul.

It is important for the Temple Administrator to reflect, in both disposition and work ethic, the Jewish value of Kavod (respect for all), keep a well-run and organized institution, all while maintaining a pleasant and welcoming demeanor and a professional presentation.

More specific responsibilities include the following:

Operations

  • Manage the day-to-day work of the custodial staff; including supervising room set-up, daily maintenance and cleaning, procedures relating to services, outdoor landscaping/clean-up duties, and building/equipment repairs
  • Liaise with and oversee the work of vendors, including IT and general building maintenance
  • Ensure effective office administration by answering calls, taking messages, greeting scheduled visitors, distributing mail, filing paperwork, maintaining materials and ordering supplies
  • Provide support to the Rabbi, Rabbi Educator, and the Cantor through calendar management and drafting correspondence

Congregational 

  • Prepare the Temple for each Jewish Holiday and its corresponding capital needs
  • Recruit and oversee the work of office volunteers
  • Create and distribute a wide variety of communications, including weekly temple newsletters and service folders, with high attention to detail
  • Input, track and report membership data with strict confidentiality
  • Generate reports and spreadsheets as needed for various functions and activities across the temple

Qualifications

  • Experience working in an administrative capacity, preferably in nonprofit institutions
  • Knowledge of Jewish lifecycle events and holidays is a plus, but not required
  • Proven success handling a wide range of administrative and operational responsibilities with competing priorities
  • The ability to multi-task graciously and effectively
  • Exceptional organizational skills, including creating physical and digital systems to improve efficiency, productivity and employee/member experience
  • Experience supervising staff and volunteers
  • Good judgment - ability to exercise discretion with confidential information, pride of ownership and understanding when to seek help
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional customer service orientation
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel; experience with Access or another database is highly desirable

Please apply with a cover letter and resume via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Beth El Temple Center is seeking a weekend custodian for 8-15 hours per week. Hours of work include Sunday mornings and afternoons, plus some Saturdays in the late afternoon / early evening.

Duties will include cleaning throughout the building, arranging chairs, tables, sound equipment, and other items for services and events, and other housekeeping-related tasks.

Applicant must be authorized to work in the US, have good work references and will be subject to a criminal background check.

Applicant must be reliable, courteous and professional at all times. Ability to understand written and spoken instructions in English is required. Must be able to work independently, and prioritize tasks in order of urgency. Some heavy lifting will be required, such as setting up large tables and chairs. Must be willing to learn to set up audiovisual equipment.

Candidates of all races, genders, sexual orientations, religions, and ethnicities are encouraged to apply.

Please apply by emailing a resume and/or a note of introduction to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Contact Info

Beth El Temple Center
2 Concord Ave
Belmont, MA 02478
(617) 484-6668
[email protected]