Beth El Temple Center is searching for a Temple Administrator to join our team. 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.

About Us

A warm and inclusive synagogue, Beth El Temple Center is a mid-sized congregation, affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. We are located in Belmont, Massachusetts and serve many surrounding communities, including Cambridge, Watertown, Waltham, Lexington, Arlington, and Somerville. With a strong egalitarian tradition, Beth El Temple Center welcomes Jews and their families who want to be a part of our Jewish community, including interfaith families, members of the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities.

About the Role

  • 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
  • Prepare the Temple for each Jewish Holiday and its corresponding capital needs
  • Liaise with and oversee the work of vendors, including IT and general building maintenance
  • Handle office administration such as answering calls, taking messages, greeting scheduled visitors, distributing mail, filing paperwork, maintaining materials and ordering supplies
  • Utilizing Chaverware database to input, track and report membership data with strict confidentiality
  • Create and distribute a wide variety of communications with high attention to detail
  • Recruit and oversee the work of office volunteers
  • Provide administrative support to the Rabbi and the Cantor, including calendar management, making copies, and drafting correspondence

About You

  • Senior level of experience working in administrative capacity in non-profit 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 - 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 people (staff or volunteers)
  • Good judgement - 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 your resume and an optional cover letter via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Contact Info

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