Congregation Emanu-El Published: Friday, October 1, 2021
San Francisco, California
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Our Vision:

At Congregation Emanu-El, we believe that Judaism guides us on our journey to be better people, create stronger community, and repair the world.


Position Summary:

We are seeking an engaging, relationship-oriented professional to serve as our new Engagement Program Associate. This person will work in close collaboration with the Senior Engagement Manager to shape and execute our congregational engagement strategy and offerings. This person will collaborate with clergy, educators, and volunteers to produce programs, classes, events and experiences that bring congregants a deeper experience of Judaism outside of regular worship services and that build connections between members. The Associate’s specific portfolio will include significant work with our Young Adult community and Small Group programs. Additional responsibilities will be determined in collaboration with the Senior Engagement Manager and the Senior Director of Membership and Engagement Operations (SD).


What You’ll Do:

  • In collaboration with the Engagement Manager, manage a portfolio of relational groups and committees, with strong emphasis on Young Adult and Small Group engagement:
    • Oversee event coordination, logistics, publicity and follow-up
    • Work closely with clergy and lay leaders associated with each group or committee
    • Evaluate programs to ensure they meet congregant needs and Temple mission
  • Develop relationships with congregants through one to one conversations focused on defining their interests, fostering a culture of belonging, and helping them find their place within our Temple community
  • Plan and manage meaningful member engagement opportunities at Jewish holidays and other special events in partnership with event stakeholders
  • Assist the Senior Engagement Manager in planning and executing programs and events (includes some nights and weekends)
  • Lead committee meetings and manage volunteers
  • Track program and relationship-building metrics


What You’ll Bring to the Job:

  • Understanding of and passion for relational engagement and developing cultures of belonging
  • Demonstrated experience working with Young Adult communities or groups (age 21-39)
  • An awareness of, and interest in, Jewish culture and traditions
  • Confidence initiating and running programs, asking strategic questions, and thinking creatively
  • Exceptional organization, leadership, multi-tasking, and communication skills
  • Flexible schedule, and willingness to work some nights and weekends
  • Comfortable with technology and managing data to draw conclusions that inform decisions
  • 1-5 years of relevant experience in a related field (eg: engagement, nonprofits, Jewish communal service, or project management)
  • Experience in MS Office 365, Salesforce or other relevant database management, and social media
  • Bachelor’s degree


Benefits and Salary:

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and full benefits, including health, dental, vision and life insurance, flexible benefits plan and 403b employer match.


Organization Overview:

Congregation Emanu-El is a vibrant, dynamic Reform Jewish synagogue with a diverse membership of approximately 1,800 households. Our dedicated staff and clergy are committed to excellence across the organization, connecting members with their Judaism and history at the highest level, and bringing Jewish values to life in meaningful and inspiring ways.


To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: engagejob@emanuelsf.org

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