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At Central Synagogue

Executive Assistant - Development

Posted on July 11, 2017

Our Vision
Central Synagogue is a thriving reform congregation in midtown Manhattan, serving 2,300 families and the larger community. We work tirelessly toward a world in which Judaism is central to the lives of Jews everywhere and is a profound and positive force for humanity. We are relentless in our pursuit of that goal, constantly evolving to reach far beyond the walls of our synagogue to learn, worship, serve and continually redefine what it means to be Jewish today. For more information about our organization visit www.centralsynagogue.org.

Job Summary/Objective
The Executive Assistant is a vital team member whose role encompasses both administrative and event planning tasks. The Executive Assistant will support and report directly to the Director of Development; however, this role is highly collaborative with all members of the Development team, as well as the finance and communication departments.

Reports to
Director of Development

Department Hours
Full-time, Exempt and not eligible for OT, Monday through Thursday 9:00-5:30 and Friday 9:00-4:30, Occasional evenings, expected to work some of the High Holy Days

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Assisting the Development Director with: tracking and submitting expense reports; processing reimbursements, invoices, and check requests; arranging travel; managing phone and email correspondence, as well as the Development Director’s calendar; producing PowerPoints for committee and board reports.
  • Tracking all gifts received;
  • Writing and mailing all acknowledgement letters;
  • Managing/planning all development events, including donor trips and dinners, receptions, etc. This includes (but is not limited to) making and distributing event invitations, tracking RSVPs, securing event spaces/hosts, etc.;
  • Generate campaign updates using donor management databases;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • An interest in nonprofit fundraising/development;
  • MUST be able to demonstrate extraordinary attention to detail and high-level organizational skills. Experience devising and implementing organization systems a plus;
  • Event planning/management experience required;
  • People-oriented and collaborative;
  • Ease communicating with others in writing, in person, and over the phone;
  • A knack for predicting needs or potential issues before they arise;
  • Exercises confidentiality and utmost professional discretion;
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced and quickly-changing environment;
  • Ability to juggle multiple and competing tasks;
  • While you need not be Jewish to apply, knowledge of, or interest in, Jewish life is important.

Application Process
To apply, please submit a resume, along with a cover letter and three references addressed to Development Director Daniel Nadelmann at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please reference “Executive Assistant - Development” in the subject line of your email. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Central Synagogue is a prestigious cultural institution and historical landmark located in Midtown Manhattan. All employees are eligible to receive a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

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Central Synagogue, a 503(c) religious organization, employs 80 full-time and 30+ part time staff positions in more than a dozen departments, including our Religious School; Nursery School and Early Childhood Center; clergy study; membership, finance, communications, technology, development, maintenance, events, and administrative support teams. Our staff, which we consider "a team," is committed to excellence in our work. Central offers generous benefits and paid time off to its employees. We invite you to review our current openings and apply here. Central Synagogue is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

X Central Synagogue will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship, military status, marital status, physical and mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. It is the policy of the Congregation that certain positions must be filled by persons of the Jewish faith as a bona fide occupational qualification. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. All employees, regardless of position, are expected to maintain and contribute to this policy.