Synagogue Resume

Eric S. Berman

702 Naudain Ave, Claymont, DE | 847-341-1334 | |


Summary of Qualifications


Dynamic Program Administrator with over 18 years of diverse experience providing management and administrative support for various programs for educational and nonprofit organizations. Leverage exceptional technical, copywriting, and marketing strengths to create targeted content, launch websites, and promote an organization’s mission and programs to key audiences, increasing visibility and delivering bottom-line results.


Key areas of strengths include:


Project Management | Strategic Planning | Charitable Activities | Customer Service / Focus | Creative Direction

Social Media / Catalog / Internet Marketing | Newsletters | Vendor Relations / Negotiations | Training / Presentations

Senior Leadership Partner / Consultant | Webmaster | Board / Committee Member | Entrepreneurial Experience


Professional Experience


Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, Evanston, IL2014 – 2018

Education Programs Administrator

Collaborated with directors of Lifelong Education and Early Childhood programs to facilitate strong communications for faculty and parents by implementing regular communications and instituting strategies to ensure the school’s mission and programs were widely known and understood.

  • Provided high-quality customer service to congregants, parents, teachers, and students of Beit Sefer and Early Childhood and Adult Education programs.
  • Partnered with communications manager to promote educational programs and targeted to key audiences by using Salesforce.
  • Created and proofed targeted weekly newsletters to Beit Sefer (Hebrew school) and Early Childhood programs, using Constant Contact.
  • Managed registration and school database for Early Childhood School, Beit Sefer (K–12), and Adult Education programs, using MM200 and Salesforce.
  • Coordinated the creation and mailing of report cards for 200 students.
  • Created room setups for all school functions and communications and provided setups to building maintenance.
  • Interfaced with finance manager on payroll for 50 Adult Education program and school staff members.


Sunstar Americas, Inc., Chicago, IL       2008 – 2014

Independent Contractor

Launched websites and managed content for GUM and Butler dental products for U.S., Canadian (French and English), and Latin American (Spanish) audiences, resulting in 52% increase in sales while reducing project time from inception to deliverable.

  • Used Umbraco, Magento, and American Eagle platforms to manage websites and Joomla, Dreamweaver, and WordPress CMS to design websites and manage content.
  • Validated, documented, and implemented off-the-shelf ERP software, AS/400, in order to meet FDA requirements for the system.
  • Wrote standard operating procedures (SOPs) and training documents for inventory adjustments of lot-controlled products.
  • Set up and managed training sessions for system users.
  • Developed and populated SharePoint libraries with SOP documents for Sunstar Quality Assurance department.

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Professional Experience (continued)


EB Sound Marketing, Libertyville, IL     2002 – 2014

Website and Catalog Marketing Consultant

Consulted on and delivered all aspects of website management and marketing materials for clients across diverse industries.

  • Managed and launched website for Congregation Or Shalom in Vernon Hills, IL,
  • Created daily “Song of the Day” content for and several music themed Facebook and Twitter pages.
  • Managed content updates for using Dreamweaver leading to increased visibility.
  • Merchandised and wrote copy for Rediscover Music’s catalog and website, resulting in an 18% increase in sales while increasing overall product margins 15%.
  • Promoted products and created content for Specialty Store Services’s catalog and website, resulting in a significant increase in sales.
  • Produced and managed projects for over 300 children’s audio books for ETA Hand2Mind.


CONGREGATION OR SHALOM, Vernon Hills, IL                                                                   2003 – 2014

Family School Teacher

Created Family School lesson plans in collaboration with the education director and led parents and students in educational activities, including Biblical stories, character dramatizations, skits, art projects, and songs.

  • Served as a Board Member, Chairman of Social Action Committee, and member of Rabbi and Canroial Search Committees.
  • Coordinated charitable events for social action committee, including Maot Chitim food deliveries, PADS (homeless shelter), and food, blood, and clothing drives.

Cornerstone Promotions, Vernon Hills, IL    2000 – 2002

Creative Director

Managed, merchandised, and wrote copy for TVmusic4U’s direct mail catalog and website, resulting in increasing revenue 38%.

  • Negotiated new pricing structure with vendors, resulting in overall catalog margin of 60%.
  • Provided catalog’s art direction with design firm for a more viable look and feel.
  • Conceptualized, wrote, and co-produced direct-response TV commercials.
  • Increased B2B sales 47% by soliciting custom product to outside vendors.
  • Developed 14 best-selling products, resulting in over $12 million in revenue.




Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Bachelor of Arts in English


Technical Skills


Salesforce | Constant Contact | Umbraco | Magento | American Eagle

Joomla | Dreamweaver | WordPress CMS | Multimedia Database |MM2000 |AS400 ERP Software