Position: Tikkun Olam Community Organizer and Engagement Coordinator
Temple Beth Elohim (TBE) is a vibrant, active, warm, and welcoming Reform congregation rooted in Jewish spirituality, learning, caring and strong community. We currently aim to welcome a new staff organizer to advance TBE members’ meaningful social justice work, and to build and sustain partnerships between congregants, communities, clergy and TBE administrative and temple leadership.
Our Community Organizer will help to advance TBE members’ meaningful social justice work, and work to build and sustain partnerships between congregants, communities, clergy and TBE administrative and temple leadership.
Through relationship and partnership in repairing our world we will walk with one another on a path towards Shalom.
Congregational Organizing and Engagement:
Collaborate with clergy, staff, and lay leadership to develop long-term strategies and vision for Tikkun Olam efforts, including budget planning, resource development, and communications
Assist with strategy and organization of Initiatives’ goals and tasks, particularly at the convening of a new program
Support Tikkun Olam Initiative meetings
Serve as staff on-site at Tikkun Olam initiative events, providing assistance where needed, and connecting with clergy when clergy support is requested
Join with the VP in engaging congregants through strategic outreach efforts
Inspire communal engagement with Tikkun Olam through annual giving drives, advocacy, learning and direct service
Youth Organizing and Engagement
Design and implement community service learning for TBE Youth in collaboration with Learning Team and TBE’s Tikkun Olam leadership team
Inspire, engage and build relationship with our 6-12 grade students through social justice work and learning
Support Tikkun Olam efforts in youth community through partnership with Learning Team and lay leaders
Lead 1-2 Tikkun Olam Chavurot (interest-based groups) for teens
Community Organizing and Relationship Building
Cultivate and facilitate an organizing model
Steward relationships with external organizations such as the Religious Action Center, Jewish Community Relations Council, JALSA, and GBIO
Facilitate development of biannual TBE Tikkun Olam Leaders’ Legislative agenda with input from TBE’s committees as well as other social justice partners’ agendas e.g. JALSA, GBIO, CHAPA, etc. (Groups could be determined by Tikkun Olam leaders)
Partner with Communications Team to develop content and disseminate Tikkun Olam communications
Weekly meeting with clergy liaison and Vice President of Tikkun Olam to review and strategize around previous events, ongoing campaigns, and future actions; identify issues related to Tikkun Olam programs and facilitate discussion
Attend and support Tikkun Olam leadership meetings
Manage the Tikkun Olam budget and distribution of funds
Our new staff partner will possess
A deep understanding and embodiment of the Jewish call for social justice;
Relationship-building skills and event organizing/program planning experience;
An energetic, engaging, creative, passionate and flexible approach;
Experience with social media and Google Suite Apps; familiarity with databases and online marketing;
Strong written and oral communications skills;
An ability to successfully handle multiple responsibilities and work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced environment;
An ability to interact with confidentiality, integrity, and tact when working with our diverse community;
An ability to work independently, autonomously, and exhibit strong follow-through.
Bachelor’s degree required;
Experience working in social justice community organizing
This is a full-time, year-round, position with varied hours including weekends and holidays.
Salary & Benefits
This position offers competitive compensation and benefits, including but not limited to, health insurance, voluntary dental insurance, flexible benefits plan (FSA), long term disability insurance, workers compensation, retirement savings plan, temple membership, paid time off, family leave, and professional development.
Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Lynn Burke, [email protected]