Manager (Director) of Congregational and Community Engagement
Temple Sinai, a Reform congregation with approximately 1600 household members, is seeking an innovative, personable and creative individual to join our team as the Manager (Director) of Congregational and Community Engagement. Pending the applicant’s experience, this role will be a director or _managerial_level position.
This role will be supervised by the Associate Executive Director and work in partnership with the Engagement & Program Manager*; the team will strive to align all aspects of congregational life through one strategic engagement vision. The portfolio will incorporate elements of membership management, congregational engagement and program planning and execution – all detailed below.
*The director will supervise the Engagement & Program Manager.
The Congregational and Community Engagement professional will be involved in helping create and maintain an engagement strategy for the congregation, including:
Serving as an integral role in a Culture of Belonging strategic initiative, currently in process
Oversee small group initiatives and opportunities
The goal is to provide opportunities for all members to feel connected to Sinai and one another, regardless of their connection to Judaism, age, stage of life or access.
Collaborate with ancillary groups, committees and task forces to plan and implement programs and initiatives that meet the overall goals and mission of Temple Sinai. Overall responsibility for collaborating with lay leaders, managing calendar, establishing budgeting and coordinating necessary programmatic logistics. As new age and stage experiences are developed, responsibility for implementation will be divided between members of the engagement team to ensure consistency with overall engagement strategy.
Additionally, the Congregational and Community Engagement professional will assume responsibility for planning and implementing all congregational holiday celebrations, including Chanukah, Purim, Passover, Shavuot, Sukkot and Simchat Torah. Duties include identifying lay leaders, collaborating with all departments, and identifying creative opportunities for celebration and event execution.
Individual will also have duties related to the planning and execution of the High Holy Days.
The Manager will serve as the liaison for ATID, Sinai’s flourishing young adult community. As ATID provides a bridge from the young adult community to the greater Sinai community, this role will serve as a connector, supporter and innovator.
The ideal candidate will be passionate, creative and innovative, with a keen attention to detail. Additionally, they will:
Have strong customer service and interpersonal skills
Have outstanding written and oral communication skills
Be a strong self-starter, but also able to work in a team environment
Possess a commitment to excellence, follow through and collaboration
5+ years’ experience in the field of engagement, member relations or programming
Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office and database technology. ClickUp or project management tools a plus
Candidates must be available some nights and weekends, including 1-2 Friday nights per month.
Knowledge of Judaism and Jewish practices