18 hours per week

The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (BSEC), a 124-year-old religious and educational fellowship situated in Park Slope, is a community dedicated to promoting ethical relationships. It seeks to affirm each person’s inherent worth and dignity, elevate deed over creed, recognize each person’s ability and responsibility to help create a more humane world, while remaining free of dogma and welcoming of multicultural diversity that allows Ethical Culture to respond to its times. BSEC belongs to a federation of Ethical Culture and Ethical Humanist Societies and Fellowships in the U.S. known as the American Ethical Union (www.aeu.org). More detailed information about the Society can be found on our website, www.bsec.org.

The office manager creates and maintains a pleasant and welcoming space, organizes and coordinates administration tasks, records financial transactions, updates the constituent database, runs the Pledge Campaign and maintains all records of the society. They provide the Board of Trustees/Administrative Director with financial reports, archives Meeting Minutes, maintains the Board Calendar and prepares the Annual General meeting packet.

Work Hours and Benefits:
Reports to the Personnel Committee of the Board of Trustees
W-2 – Part-time
Salary $30,000 pa.
18 hours per week, generous vacation policy, and some flexibility in hours, including limited
work from home.
Degree in Accounting, Bookkeeping Certificate or a minimum of 3 years related experience
Experience as an Office manager, or Administrator
Experience in developing internal systems

Proficiency QuickBooks, Excel and CRM (Salesforce or similar)
Experience in working with Non-Profit boards desirable.

Preferred Qualifications:
Understanding of Ethical Culture (or similar Humanist organizations)
Experience working with a Board of Directors and Committees

Interested candidates should provide a cover letter, resume, writing sample, professional references, and other pertinent materials to the Search Committee personnel@bsec.org, Please use Office Manager Application in the subject line.
The position will remain open until filled.

The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
265-269 Fourth Ave, Brooklyn, NY. 11215

All Ages Game Day – March 3, 2024 (with pictures)

All Ages Game Day – March 3, 2024 (with pictures)

On March 3, 2024, after a long hiatus, our “All Ages Game Day” returned to BSEC! About 40 people of all ages gathered at our new address at 269 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, for an afternoon of board and card games, lots of snacks, and a great time. Many friends came by, along with neighborhood families and some of our new neighbors. We aim to make this a monthly event again and hope you will join us next time!
Special thanks to all who helped make the day a success, especially Angel, Pat, and all the members and friends who helped set up, welcome people and clean up.


Art is the Act of Making (with pictures)

Art is the Act of Making (with pictures)

On January 27, 2024, we had our first art show at our new location at 269th 4th Avenue. Almost 2 dozen members brought their artwork, showing that we are surrounded by creativity and talent.
There was live music, refreshments, and a lot of laughter and joy. There was even a multigenerational dance train! Thank you to all who participated and helped make the art show a success, and a special thanks to Angel, who organized the event!
Below you will find some of the pictures of that night.
Pictures were taken by Taty Sena and Damon Worden.


The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture has moved from 53 Prospect Park West to 269 4th Avenue, Park Slope.

The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (https://bsec.org), a Brooklyn humanist congregation since 1907, has moved to our newly renovated and accessible space at 269 4th Avenue, Park Slope.   Our Ethical Education, Ethical Living, and Ethical Action programs will continue and grow in our new location.

Generations of members, friends, and community groups have fond memories of our years at 53 Prospect Park West. We are honored to have been a part of the rich history of this beautiful building since 1947.

We wish the students, teachers, and leadership of Poly Prep Country Day School, the new owners of 53 Prospect Park West, all the best in the years to come.

Tom Castelnuovo
Board of Trustees
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture