Programming and Membership Engagement Director

Congregation Or VeShalom | Atlanta, GA, United States

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Posted Date 3/03/2023

Who We Are:

Congregation Or VeShalom (OVS), with its rich and diverse 100+ year history, is located in the rapidly growing intown Atlanta neighborhood of Brookhaven, and currently serves over 350 member households. Founded in 1914 by families primarily from the Mediterranean Island of Rhodes and Turkey, OVS is known for its distinctive heritage, often counting multi-generational families among the membership. Over time, our congregation has attracted families from Sephardic communities around the world as well as Ashkenazi Jews from the United States. The tradition of our synagogue is Sephardic; however, our membership today represents a wide variety of religious practices and varied levels of personal observance within Judaism. 

We are financially stable and debt-free with a generous membership. OVS is centrally located in a geographically convenient community filled with young Jewish families and single professionals, many of whom are not yet affiliated.


Overview of the Position:

The congregation is excited about the ongoing process of engaging children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of our founding members, as well as attracting new young families.

OVS is a progressive Sephardic congregation. This means we are paving a new path for the community and the Sephardic world all at once. OVS will be a laboratory of cutting-edge innovative Jewish and Sephardic experiences. Through the work of our Programming and Membership Engagement Director, OVS will look like a Venn diagram through which we will be offering programs and opportunities targeted to various demographics but the overlap will permit people to enjoy programs that are not even targeted to them. The need is for us to offer variety for people of all ages and stages of life.

Our members desire more ways to connect with OVS through varied programming, religious offerings, and community service opportunities. This individual is responsible for the creation, management and operation of programs for the OVS community. This individual will work closely with, and report directly to the Executive Director, while also working closely with our Rabbi, hired in 2020, who has brought new life to the community. The Programming and Membership Engagement Director will work with Programming and Membership Committees on achieving the goals set by our strategic planning committee. In addition, the Programming and Membership Engagement Director will lend strategic direction and support to all Membership and Programming events.

You will work collaboratively with other synagogue staff and leadership on developing programs and services to help OVS become a destination and gathering place for our current and future members.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work with other professional staff and appropriate lay leaders to help develop and implement strategies and programs from young adults and families to our 65+ members.
  • Be the key OVS staff person to work with the appropriate Committee(s) on large OVS programs and events such as a Purim Celebration or a Mitzvah Day.
  • Lend support to all membership and fundraising events including engagement opportunities at Jewish Holidays and other special events.
  • Serve as the administrative support for the OVS Religious School.
  • Lend support to all membership and fundraising events including engagement opportunities at Jewish Holidays and other special events.
  • Develop and implement programs and services that will help make OVS a destination and gathering place. These programs could include holiday celebrations, social, educational, recreational, and volunteer events.
  • Oversee event coordination, logistics, publicity, and follow-up.
  • Be part of the OVS team that works to create and execute a marketing and communications plan to promote and recruit participants for all programs, events and services. Previous familiarity with social media & design strongly preferred.
  • Evaluate programs to ensure they meet congregant needs and the OVS mission.
  • Work with the Executive Director to develop and maintain the programming budget.
  • Attend all meetings, trainings, conferences, and events as assigned.
  • Maintain the highest quality of courtesy, friendliness and service toward members, visitors and other staff.
  • Understand and support the mission, vision, and values of OVS.
  • Ability to work frequent nights and weekends (office hours flexed).
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned.
Salary40,000.00 - 45,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Community Organizing | Community Outreach | Director of Community Engagement | Engagement | Jewish Studies Director | Membership | Programming | Religious School Administrator | Social Media
Organization Type
Dental | Leave Early for Shabbat | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days | Vision
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