Associate Director of Engagement and Volunteer Services

Schoke Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County | Stamford, CT, United States

Posted Date 11/04/2022

Schoke Jewish Family Service of Fairfield County seeks a dynamic, motivated, and creative professional with a passion for volunteers and community engagement. This professional will help build community, create connections, and support innovative engagement programs. The right person for this role will inspire a team of passionate volunteers, donors and program participants, and create concrete benchmarks for growth, with measurable outcomes and metrics.


Essential Functions:

  • Volunteer Management
  • Community Engagement
  • Jewish Twenties & Thirties


Volunteer Management
As volunteer manager, you are the agency go-to person when programs need volunteer support. You will manage and create opportunities for donors and community members to volunteer and manage ongoing training/orientation, community engagement/outreach, and reporting.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Increase our active number of volunteers and positive engagement
  • Match volunteer opportunities with appropriate volunteers and staff members needed to facilitate/support
  • Support staff to increase available volunteer engagement opportunities
  • Work with volunteers to better train and orient them to see that their time is critical to providing dignified and complete service to our clients.
  • Communicate regularly with active volunteers including volunteer affinity groups.
  • Create volunteer service days and work with synagogues on Mitzvah day and other appropriate group volunteer projects.


Community Engagement
This community engagement professional is uniquely positioned to reimagine and innovate outreach and engagement in Fairfield county for the support of our clients and our mission.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Manage strategic community engagement strategy that mobilizes new and current partners and organizations.
  • Increase engagement with mission and work of SJFS through programs and community collaboration
  • Collaborate to create and facilitate new short- and long-term programs to promote the work of SJFS and promote opportunities to give time and financial resources.
  • Collaborate to cultivate donors and generate new revenue streams to support community-building and resource development.


Jewish Twenties & Thirties
This strategic community organizer thinks creatively about Jewish programming that speaks to the needs and desires of young adults and singles. You will cultivate collaboration among Jewish organizations to create spaces for young adults and singles to connect to their Judaism and the Jewish community.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate relationships between young Jewish professionals throughout Fairfield county.
  • Develop and implement series of events for Jewish Twenties and Thirties group.
  • Partner with community partners including area congregations to facilitate young Jewish adult participation.



  • Bachelors degree plus 0-3 years professional work experience
  • Energetic, engaging and outgoing personality
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit, a willingness to take risks and learn from your wins as well as your losses
  • Organized, self-starter, creative, adaptive, multi-task well, able to lead teams and collaborate with others
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and collaborate with a wide variety of staff and personalities.
  • Solid knowledge of Jewish community, culture and practices and appreciation of the diversity of Jewish life and its traditions
  • Passion for the mission of Schoke Jewish Family Service.
  • Competent computer skills (including Microsoft Office Suite and social media; database experience preferred)


This is a full time position that will require working some nights and weekends when required by the project or event. EEO. Salary is negotiable based on experience.

Salary60000.00 - 70000.00 Annual
Full Time
Community Outreach | Director of Community Engagement | Engagement | Social Media
Organization Type
Family Services | Senior Services | Social Work
Retirement Plans | Dental | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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