Employment Opportunities

Current Job Openings:

Operations Lead
Teacher: Saturday School and Holiday Program
Teacher: Hebrew and Supplemental After-School Program
Part-time Childcare Worker
Teachers for High Holiday Children’s Program

Operations Lead

Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue is an independent, inclusive spiritual community of 115 households in Seattle, WA, practicing an evolving Judaism as a path to awakening. We foster a Jewish spirituality for all ages that supports each individual, is realized in community and manifests itself in our world as peaceful acts of compassion and love. Bet Alef is striving to create an evolutionary community and organizational structure that mirrors this purpose. For staff, that includes a holistic blend of flexibility that is family friendly in a “bring-your-whole-self-to-work” environment with an opportunity for self-management. We also like to have fun!

We have an opening for a part-time Operations Lead!

Responsibilities:

Financial

  • Manage bank accounts and make weekly deposits
  • Manage vendor relations and all A/P and A/R
  • Maintain Quickbooks file, recording all income and expenses
  • Collect timesheets from hourly staff and assist accountant with monthly payroll
  • Prepare monthly financial reports for Board of Directors
  • Work with board treasurer and finance team on budget tracking, forecasting, and preparation of new fiscal year budget
  • Assist other staff and board in coordination of year-end and annual spring fundraising campaign
  • Provide reporting to board on status of membership pledges and issue bi-annual pledge statements to members
  • Prepare year-end tax letters for donors

Data Management

  • Maintain CRM database including constituent files, membership and event registration, and donation records
  • Conduct reporting on membership and events as needed by staff and board
  • Ensure personnel and vendor files are up to date

Office Management and Administration

  • Manage basic day-to-day of the office, including but not limited to: taking calls and messages; taking care of office supplies, equipment, and internal communications tools; and maintaining internal and external events calendar
  • Take notes and follow up on tasks for weekly staff meetings
  • Provide support for board and committee meetings as requested

Event and Program Support

  • Manage online event setup and pre-registration
  • Assist Rabbi and program staff with administration of education programs, including registration and communication with attendees about details and schedules
  • Assist with preparation of event materials (making copies, obtaining supplies, etc), onsite registration and payment, and set-up and clean-up as needed

Desired Qualifications:

  • Background in finance and budgeting
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Efficient self-starter and time-manager, able to juggle multiple areas of focus while maintaining a sense of humor and enthusiasm
  • Highly motivated, responsible and flexible
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Quickbooks and CRM software (knowledge of Neon CRM a plus)
  • Competency with a variety of spreadsheet and word processing applications

Schedule and Benefits:

  • 20 hours Monday through Friday, including weekly staff meetings
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours, including monthly board meetings and Jewish holidays
  • Flexible time off and opportunities to work remotely
  • $18-$21/hour DOE

 

HOW TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to: info@betalef.org. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis; expected start date in early July.

 

Teacher for Saturday School & Holiday Program

Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue is an independent, inclusive spiritual community of 115 households in Seattle, practicing an evolving Judaism as a path to awakening. We foster a Jewish spirituality for all ages that supports each individual, is realized in community and manifests itself in our world as peaceful acts of compassion and love.

As such, Bet Alef is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, motivating employees to take risks, encouraging compassion and kindness and valuing different perspectives and backgrounds. Our staff enjoy an environment that inspires creativity while being part of a collaborative community. We also like to have fun!

We have an opening for a part-time K-3 Classroom Teacher, for our Saturday supplemental school program and family holidays celebration! 

Location: Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

Part Time – Extremely competitive salary scale based on experience

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Rabbi to collaboratively develop lesson plans and learning topics in an integrated curriculum.
  • Work with Rabbi, staff and parents to continue improve curriculum on an ongoing basis.
  • Maintain appropriate paperwork (registration, attendance, etc
  • Create a child centered, nurturing, and non-competitive learning environment where children can develop self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Create opportunities for children to thrive as individuals, yet feel a part of a group and a community.
  • Model behaviors that are expected from the children

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Background in Jewish Studies & Jewish Education, strong knowledge of Hebrew, Shabbat prayers, blessings, Jewish rituals and ritual objects.
  • A bachelor’s or equivalent experience (3-5 years minimum preferred). Teacher certification a plus.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • A passion for working with students coupled with an ability to strategically engage with children of different ages and social-emotional capacities.
  • Capacity and genuine desire to engage in experiential activities and programs with children of ages ranging from K-5.
  • Ability to create and lead meaningful and enlivening celebrations of Jewish holidays and Shabbats for children and their families.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with and clearly and effectively communicate to parents, lay and professional leaders.
  • Skilled in the use of technology: including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite

Scope of Commitment:

  • Saturday Mornings, twice monthly (during school year).
  • Jewish Holidays
  • Appropriate preparation for all classes offered.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to rabbi.olivier@betalef.org.

All applications will be reviewed, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.
For more information about Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue please visit www.betalef.org.
Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Hebrew Teacher for Supplemental After-School Program

Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue is an independent, inclusive spiritual community of 115 households in Seattle, practicing an evolving Judaism as a path to awakening. We foster a Jewish spirituality for all ages that supports each individual, is realized in community and manifests itself in our world as peaceful acts of compassion and love.

As such, Bet Alef is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, motivating employees to take risks, encouraging compassion and kindness and valuing different perspectives and backgrounds. Our staff enjoy an environment that inspires creativity while being part of a collaborative community. We also like to have fun!

We have an opening for a part-time family holidays celebration leader and 3rd-5th grade Classroom Teacher, for our Tuesday afternoon supplemental school program!  This two-hour class will comprise teaching Hebrew the first hour, and alternatively Mitzvot or prayers & blessings the second hour.

 

Location: Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

Part Time – Extremely competitive salary scale based on experience

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Rabbi to collaboratively develop lesson plans and learning topics in an integrated curriculum.
  • Work with Rabbi, staff and parents to continue improve curriculum on an ongoing basis.
  • Maintain appropriate paperwork (registration, attendance, etc
  • Create a child centered, nurturing, and non-competitive learning environment where children can develop self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Create opportunities for children to thrive as individuals, yet feel a part of a group and a community.
  • Model behaviors that are expected from the children

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Background in Jewish Studies & Jewish Education, strong knowledge of Hebrew, Shabbat prayers, blessings, Jewish rituals and ritual objects.
  • A bachelor’s or equivalent experience (3-5 years minimum preferred). Teacher certification a plus.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • A passion for working with students coupled with an ability to strategically engage with children of different ages and social-emotional capacities.
  • Capacity and genuine desire to engage in experiential activities and programs with children of ages ranging from 3rd-5th graders.
  • Ability to create and lead meaningful and enlivening celebrations of Jewish holidays and Shabbats for children and their families.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with and clearly and effectively communicate to parents, lay and professional leaders.
  • Skilled in the use of technology: including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite

Scope of Commitment:

  • Tuesday afternoons, 4:15 -6:15 PM weekly (during school year).
  • Jewish Holidays
  • Appropriate preparation for all classes offered.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to rabbi.olivier@betalef.org.

All applications will be reviewed, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.
For more information about Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue please visit www.betalef.org.
Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Part-time Childcare Worker

Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue is an independent, inclusive spiritual community of 101 households in Seattle, practicing an evolving Judaism as a path to awakening. We foster a Jewish spirituality for all ages that supports each individual, is realized in community and manifests itself in our world as peaceful acts of compassion and love.

As such, Bet Alef is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, motivating employees to take risks, encouraging compassion and kindness and valuing different perspectives and backgrounds. Our staff enjoy an environment that inspires creativity while being part of a collaborative community. We also like to have fun!

Bet Alef has ongoing childcare needs on 1st and 3rd Friday evenings, while families are attending Shabbat services. Additional work opportunities will also come up with special events and holidays throughout the year. Materials and support are provided.

Location: Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

Part Time: $15 per hour based on experience

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create a nurturing, non-competitive, and safe environment where children can explore and create with confidence.
  • Interact with families and process childcare check-ins.
  • Monitor timing of services and coordinate with families to escort children to and from childcare room.
  • Support children’s creativity and curiosity through play and activities.
  • Model behaviors that are expected from the children.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Basic proficiency and experience with managing small groups of children
  • Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent observation skills
  • Able to manage independently and apply good judgement
  • Able to interact well with families and community
  • Highly reliable and trustworthy
  • First aid and CPR certifications preferred

Scope of commitment:

  • 1st and 3rd Friday evenings, 7:15 PM – 9:30 PM
  • During High Holy Day events, including 9/16, 7:30-9:30 PM; and 9/30, 3:30-7:00 PM
  • Other possible holiday events throughout the year

 

HOW TO APPLY  

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining their experience with children and interest in the position to suzanna@betalef.org.

Teachers for High Holiday Children’s Program

Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue is an independent, inclusive spiritual community of over 100 households in Seattle.
We are looking for a couple of teachers to help facilitate our 2017 High Holiday Children’s Program!

Location: Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

Scope of commitment:

  • Thursday, Sept. 21st, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Saturday, September 30th, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Additional evening childcare hours are possible on Sept. 20th and 29th,
    6:30-9:30 PM.

Compensation – $20-30 per hour based on experience

Scope of the work:

  • Facilitate/lead activities, games, singing and storytelling related to the holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for children ages K-5
  • Support children on Yom Kippur in preparing a short 15-minute play based on the story of Jonah. This includes arts & crafts design of set pieces and costumes.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Familiarity with High Holidays Jewish rituals and ritual objects.
  • Strong Jewish education and demonstrated leadership in Jewish Camps or Jewish Youth Organizations.
  • Degree in Jewish Education, Jewish Studies, or formal Teacher Certification a plus.
  • Must be 16 or over.
  • Capacity and genuine desire to engage in experiential activities and programs with children ages K-5.

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to suzanna@betalef.org.

For more information about Bet Alef Meditative Synagogue please visit www.betalef.orgBet Alef Meditative Synagogue is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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