Executive Assistant/Researcher


The Rabbinical Assembly is seeking an Executive Assistant / Researcher to support the work of the Chief Executive Officer.

The Executive Assistant / Researcher to the Chief Executive Officer is a fast-paced position working directly with the professional head of the RA, the sole membership organization of the Conservative rabbinate. The RA office is small, but the organization’s reach is large and complex, and the RA is highly networked and involved in the highest levels of Jewish life and civic engagement in the US, Israel, Europe, Latin America, and wherever the Jewish presence is felt around the world. This position is most aptly compared to staff positions working with senior elected officials, and to be involved in high level matters and meetings and, based on their skills and talents, to shepherd significant projects. The Executive Assistant / Researcher is also the sole person responsible for scheduling and managing all of the CEO’s travel, correspondence, meetings and schedules, so they must be detail oriented and exceptionally competent and expedient in matters of administration. The role of the Executive Assistant / Researcher requires discretion and judgment, as high level matters come frequently, and generally without warning.  Attention to detail, skills of observation and a flexible ability to change course are required.

Responsibilities will include:

Support for Chief Executive Officer including:

  • Managing a busy calendar
  • Travel arrangements
  • Planning and executing committee meetings and major convenings
  • Drafting thoughtful correspondence and written memos
  • Internet research on matters of media events, public policy and religious life
  • Other administrative work as needed. 

Project Management and Support in the Rabbinical Assembly, depending on skills and experience such as:

  • Drafting public policy statements, grant proposals and reports
  • Committee Management
  • Project Management

Applicants should have at least two years experience providing administrative support. The following skills and experiences are required:

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Detail orientation and ability to establish consistent systems for accurate work
  • Ability to integrate with a close team on complex problems
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to manage and execute numerous projects simultaneously and the ability to follow through independently on tasks and assignments.
  • Experience working with the public via telephone and email
  • Commitment to confidentially and discretion.
  • Written and spoken Hebrew a plus
  • B.A. degree or masters degree

About the Rabbinical Assembly:

The Rabbinical Assembly, first established in 1901 by graduates of the rabbinical school of the Jewish Theological Seminary, is the international association of Conservative/Masorti rabbis. Today its ranks include rabbis ordained at the seminaries of the Conservative/Masorti movement as well as rabbis of other accredited rabbinical schools who accept the tenets of Conservative Judaism. Its nearly 1,700 members serve as congregational rabbis, educators, military and hospital chaplains, professors of Judaica, and officers of communal service organizations throughout the world. While the majority of the men and women of the Assembly serve in the United States and Canada, more than ten percent of its rabbis serve in Israel and many of its rabbis serve in Latin America, in the countries of Europe, Australia and South Africa.

Additional information about the Rabbinical Assembly

Please send cover letter and resume to RabbinicalAssemblyjobs@gmail.com.