Congregation Manager



Congregation Manager

Employment Type:

Part time


Seattle, WA


$10,000.00 – $12,000.00 per year

Application Contact:

David Sokal

Job Description:

Congregation Eitz Or
Seattle, WA 98115
$10,000.00 – $12,000.00 per year
Describe the responsibilities of this job, required work experience, skills, or education.
Job Title: Part Time Congregation Manager
Hours: average of ten hours per week
Our Congregation
Congregation Eitz Or is a small Jewish Renewal Congregation in Seattle WA. We are the only congregation in the area affiliated with the Renewal Movement (see We currently do not have a single regular location but do have several facilities we can utilize for services and events. We also have home-based services and events. Our primary rabbi travels from the Bay Area and has been with us for over a decade. He leads us for High Holy Days and at least two Shabbatons a year and possibly one or two smaller events. We also work with several local rabbis and lay leaders.
Your Experience, Qualities and Skills
  • Administrative and management experience, especially in a small congregation.
  • Familiarity, comfort and skill working with groups in a cooperative and egalitarian manner.
  • Able to organize, coordinate and promote services and events as scheduled in our annual program (usually one event per month except during High Holy Days).
  • Enthusiastic about Jewish communal life, Judaism, and maintaining and promoting an egalitarian Jewish Renewal community in Seattle.
  • Able to connect and work with others in the Seattle Jewish community and beyond.
  • Excited about the potential for Jewish Renewal as a way to bring younger Jews into affiliation with organized Jewish life.
  • Skill writing, designing and managing membership email communications (we are currently using Mail Chimp and Yahoo Discussion).
  • Skill maintaining/updating, copywriting, editing, designing and troubleshooting website (we currently use WordPress), and social media (Facebook).
  • General marketing and design skills.
  • Skill with bookkeeping and database entry.
  • Additional Skills Desired: experience with Grant-writing, planned giving, special events, and other fundraising activities. 
Job Tasks
  1. Manage, along with volunteers and service leadership, all aspects of High Holidays.
  2. Manage all other programming as scheduled in our annual program:
a. Find, schedule and manage service leaders.
b. Find, schedule and manage service locations.
c. Initiate and organize, with membership input, all Gimilut Hasidim and Tikkun Olam activities.

Regular bookkeeping tasks (a couple of hours per month, with up to 15 hours during the High Holy Days).

Database management:
Maintain Eitz Or’s membership database and provide updated rosters to members.

Materials management:
Procure, store, dispose of, deliver and set up service and other supplies, with help from volunteers.

Public Relations/Marketing:
  1. Manage ongoing email, phone and other communications with membership.
  2. Update, maintain and improve website.
  3. Post events to our Facebook page.
  4. Provide marketing information to third parties, including as part of coordinated activities with other entities.
  5. Develop new marketing materials. 
Fund Development:
  1. Work with board to develop and deliver an annual direct mail campaign to members and Friends of Eitz Or.
  2. Develop a planned giving program.
  3. Continue to promote the Amazon Smile program to members and Friends of Eitz Or.
  4. Run 1-2 Facebook fundraising campaigns each year.
  5. Research and apply for grants that will fund small, innovative Jewish congregation.
Congregation Eitz Or
346 22nd Ave. E.
Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 2063228748

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