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

Part-Time Clergy Administrative Assistant 

Ohavi Zedek Synagogue is seeking an administrative assistant to support the clergy and office needs.

Primarily responsible for providing daily and long-term administrative support to the Rabbi and Cantor. Other responsibilities include supporting office administrative needs.

20 hours per week. Tuesday – Friday. $18 – $20/hour


Clergy Administrative Assistant Responsibilities: 

  • Manage daily administrative tasks for Rabbi and Cantor
  • Organize and schedule appointments for Rabbi and Cantor
  • Act as liaison to other staff members, Board of Directors, and Congregants
  • Schedule meetings and take detailed minutes
  • Maintain filing and records management systems, both computer and non-computer based
  • Coordinate with other synagogue staff to assure given tasks are complete
  • Respond in a timely fashion to clergy, staff, congregants and others

Pastoral Care/Support for Congregants: 

  • Update the online database to coordinate, schedule, and track pastoral visits/calls
  • Coordinate with lay Pastoral Care Committee


  • Support optimal use of clergy time and resources
  • Manage the calendar of the Rabbi and Cantor and arrange meetings
  • Implement jointly determined prioritization standards for screening/making clergy appointments, calls, and correspondence
  • Sync synagogue calendar with Rabbi and Cantor calendar
  • Post all calendar notifications in a timely manner and ensure that calendar event communications are accurate, complete, and easily understood

Front Office Support: 

  • Welcome visitors
  • Answer and direct phone calls
  • Support the Operations Manager and Engagement Coordinator when time is available


  • Administrative assistant or reception experience is required
  • Computer fluency (Microsoft Office, Google applications, Database/Customer Management Software)
  • Highly organized, reliable, flexible; Able to be successful in a busy environment
  • Works well with supervisors and co-workers and has ability to act without supervision when required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Tact and integrity due to the frequency of exposure to confidential information
  • Strong interpersonal skills and temperament to represent the clergy
  • Knowledge of Jewish lifecycle events as well as experience in a synagogue or Jewish organization is a plus


Please submit your resume and cover letter here. 

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