Administrative Assistant and Events Coordinator
We help people live Jewishly in order to make meaning, change lives and invest in the world.
What Makes Us, Us (Values + Culture):
We believe Torah is the heart of everything we do and it is our job to translate it into the here and now.
We believe in experiments and seeking out new and even unconventional ways to do Jewish.
We believe that experiences grow intimacy, expression and commitment.
We believe Jewish life is not who you are but what you are willing to do.
State of the Union:
At almost eight years old, The Kitchen has grown from a series of ideas and a few like-minded people into a robust community. We host 300 member households and hundreds of Kitchen-ites (non-member participants). We get together multiple times a week for learning, eating, praying, and service in locations across San Francisco. We are emerging a new and key partnership with GLIDE Memorial Church, a prominent social justice center in the Tenderloin and we are newly focused on building small communities and lateral connections amongst Kitchen-ites. We have always worked to provide Torah that is compelling and relevant in immersive, well designed experiences, and now want to bring that work more fully to our members and to a larger group of people.
What We Need to Succeed:
We are focused on keeping up with the increase in demand without sacrificing the quality of personal relationships. In order to do this we will broaden and deepen the staff and rabbinic support systems that root the Kitchen and grow lateral connections between Kitchen-ites
Attend Shabbat, holidays and other events:
Oversee event logistics, including but not limited to:
Recruiting and overseeing volunteers and staff
Venue point of contact
Set-up event space prior to each event based on programmatic vision
Coordinate and manage Shabbat dinner and lunch
Work directly with caterer
Ensure all supplies are in place
Set-up prayer space
Coordinate with venue weekly to provide set-up needs
Work with Bar/Bat Mitzvah families to coordinate Kiddush lunch
Other events coordination as needed.
Serve as Executive Assistant to Founding Rabbi
Administrative Support for The Kitchen including COO
First point of contact for Kitchen inquiries
General office management: Supplies, printing, mailings, technology
Track inventory and ship purchase orders of retail items.
Work with Operations Director to manage data entry/report generation.
Ensure timely gift acknowledgement of all gifts to The Kitchen.
Assist with the administration and support of all Kitchen events, classes, retreats, Freedom School and holidays
Preferred Qualities and Skills:
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to interact in a flexible and compassionate way with a wide variety of people
Strong and consistent attention to details
Experienced in Excel, PowerPoint and Word, with an interest in learning to use other programs as needed
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, purpose-driven and fluid environment
Be a ubiquitous presence (as determined by the COO) at Shabbat, holidays and other events and act as a support for Holidays, Shabbat and other events
Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
*Strong preference for individual with strong writing skills
Please email a cover letter and resume to Chief Operating Officer Katie Quinn with subject "LAST NAME- Operations and Communications Associate."