Operations and Communication Associate
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
Provide proactive and comprehensive administrative support to the program team to anticipate their needs and carry out critical team activities.
Work closely with Senior Family Educator to support administrative needs of Freedom School and Kitchen Playground
Database management and implementation
Additional duties assigned by Chief Operations Officer
Manage special projects and contribute to other team members’ work as needed.
Event production support and staffing
Implement and manage communications calendar
Author all Kitchen communications
Work with branding team to market all Kitchen programs
Manage member communications
Communicate with prospective Kitchen members
Manage all Kitchen Social Media
Point person for maintenance, mailing, shipping, supplies, equipment, bills and errands
Manage events space, including intake of reservations,
Partner with HR to maintain office policies as necessary
Point person for office equipment/technology
Manage relationships with vendors, ensuring that all items are invoiced and paid on time
Ensure security, integrity and confidentiality of data
Monitor and maintain office supplies inventory
Maintain a safe and secure working environment
Answer phone and e-mail requests directing them to the appropriate persons according to their needs with the highest caliber of professionalism
Preferred Qualities & 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
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong and consistent attention to detail
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
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
Please email a cover letter and resume to Chief Operating Officer Katie Quinn with subject "LAST NAME- Operations and Communications Associate."