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188 North Prospect Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401
(802) 864-0218

Finance & Operations Coordinator

Ohavi Zedek, Burlington’s largest and oldest synagogue and Jewish Center seeks a self-motivated financial and operations coordinator to join our dedicated team.  We are looking for an individual with a strong work ethic, attention to detail, people skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a small office environment.

The successful candidate will handle all day-to-day accounting tasks while providing essential support to our business, operational and HR needs.  The position reports to our Executive Director.

We offer a positive work environment, solid benefits and the ability to contribute to meaningful work.

Prior knowledge of Jewish practices is not required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Accounts Receivable – process and code incoming payments, coordinate invoicing, make cash and check deposits, process donation acknowledgements, work with outside bookkeeping firm
  • Accounts Payable – Code and process invoices, expense reports, credit/debit card statements and vendor payments
  • Payroll processing
  • Respond to member inquiries
  • Set up / maintain reports
  • Benefits administration
  • Office admin, supplies and vendor management
  • Grant financial administration
  • Manage member accounts and CRM database (Shulcloud)
  • Maintain financial controls and compliance; protect confidentiality, integrity and availability of data and information
  • Work with Finance Committee and organizational units (clergy, education teams, thrift store, committees) on financial management, budgeting and special projects
  • Other duties as reasonably required in our dynamic, team-based organization


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 2-3 years of AP/AR or general accounting experience
  • Experience in an office environment
  • Experience with Office 365
  • Understanding of basic accounting principles
  • Ability to manage and prioritize tasks in high-energy, loving yet demanding work environment
  • Ability to learn new technologies and work with different software platforms
  • Accuracy and strong attention to detail
  • Team player, yet with an ability to work independently and take ownership
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Benefits administration experience
  • The following are a plus:
    • Experience working in a non-profit or religious institution
    • Experience with ShulCloud software


  • Full time, exempt position
  • Work place will be in OZ’s Burlington offices; or optionally remote work with periodic visits for qualified candidate
  • Compensation rate is $40,000 to $52,500 annually
  • Benefits package include health insurance, 3% retirement contribution, generous paid time off (including Jewish and US holidays) and more
  • OZ reserves the right to conduct background checks such as criminal and/or driving record checks for relevant roles.

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