Manager, Congregational Shared Services

URJ | Remote, United States

Posted Date 5/18/2022


Location:         Remote/Online (Default)/In person meetings, as needed 

Organization:       URJ (default) 

Employment Type:    Full Time, Benefits Eligible      

Department:        Congregational Engagement and Leadership Experiences 

Reporting to:        Director, Congregational Shared Services 

Start Date:        ASAP 

Salary Range:        $60,000 - $70,000 plus competitive benefits package 




The Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) Congregational Engagement and Leadership Experiences (CELE) team seeks a Manager, Congregational Shared Services. The Manager, Congregational Shared Services will help to lead the Reform Movement Marketplace, where the URJ makes products and services to support day to day operations available to URJ affiliated congregations at low price points and high convenience levels. The Manager will also be involved in The Tent, which is the URJ's communication and collaboration platform, where thousands of leaders throughout the Reform Movement network and share ideas and in coordinating URJ security and emergency preparation and response work.  


The Manager, Congregational Shared Services reports to Director, Congregational Shared Services and is responsible for the following: 

  • In collaboration with the Director, Shared Services, conduct vendor and product research, and help drive the decision-making process for offers to include in The Marketplace. 

  • Ensure The Marketplace reflects the ongoing needs and interests of URJ congregations, and the mission and vision of the URJ. 

  • Support existing URJ/vendor relationships by maintaining regular communication and being responsive to concerns, ideas, and new opportunities. 

  • Coordinate with IT and Business Systems teams to interpret data and keep the Marketplace website up to date. 

  • Ensure that all Marketplace activity is memorialized in Salesforce. Work with Business Development to track activity through dashboards, reports, and engagement plans. 

  • Share safety and security resources and webinars with the Movement, and support efforts to respond to emergency events. 

  • Connect congregational leaders to Marketplace, and Safety and Security related information in The Tent.  


To be successful in this job, you excel in the following areas: 

  • Synagogue Operations and Community Engagement. Experience, and an intimate knowledge of synagogue operations and community. Understanding of or willingness to learn about the needs of our congregations and how we can be responsive and supportive. Ability to understand the needs of the community and connect lay and professional leaders to Marketplace offers. 

  • Data Management and Evaluation. Ability to interpret usage and sales data to help move the work of Congregational Shared Services program forward. 

  • Project Management. Ability to start a project and see it through to its necessary conclusion, collaborating with stake holders and welcoming feedback along the way. 

  • Relationship Building. Eagerness to develop relationships with URJ staff, vendors, providers of security services and congregational leaders, being responsive to their needs while driving success for congregations and the Reform Movement Marketplace. 

  • Communication. Effective oral and written communication skills and able to utilize different forms of relevant media. 

  • REDI Experience (Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion). Demonstrated experience prioritizing and executing on Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (i.e., ableism, LGBTQ+ Inclusion, antiracism, etc.) priorities.  


  • occasional in-person meetings, as needed 


Every team member at the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) plays an essential role in our mission to create a whole, just, and compassionate world. Our team is creative, thoughtful, and innovative. Each member of the team is empowered to make meaningful contributions to achieving our shared goals. Our diverse team is made up of individuals with different skills and backgrounds and every team member is willing to take risks as well as take action to develop and create big ideas for the future of the Reform Movement. While this position focuses on a particular area of work, every team member is a vital part of our overall success.   

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) provides vision and voice to build strong communities that, together, transform the way people connect to Judaism and change the world. We acknowledge that due to racism, ableism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression, that our communities are not whole until everyone experiences a sense of belonging within the Jewish community. As the largest Jewish movement in North America, we stand for a Judaism that is inclusive and reflective of a wide range of identities and accept the responsibility of dismantling oppression both inside and outside of our communities. Through camping, youth experiences, programs, information sharing, and networking opportunities, our over 850 congregations and 15 residential camps create opportunities for our communities to enhance their capacity to build and expand community, engage in meaningful and authentic Jewish life, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue social justice and develop inspired leadership. Together, our employees and stakeholders, are creating Reform Judaism of today. 


Please include a one-page cover letter along with your resume, outlining your skills and experience and how you meet the essential functions and qualifications of the position.?We look forward to hearing from you! Please click the link to APPLY ONLINE!. Alternatively, please mail your resume and cover letter to: Union for Reform Judaism, Attn: Talent Management, 633 Third Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10017.  

The URJ strives to be a welcoming and inclusive environment that is committed to creating a diverse environment. We promote strenuous policies and practices of equal opportunity and diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals including those of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations. The URJ encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.? 

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