Director of Programming, Engagement and Adult Education

Anshe Emet | Chicago, IL, United States

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Posted Date 2/13/2024

Anshe Emet Synagogue is a vibrant, urban Conservative congregation with a collaborative staff and clergy who serve a diverse, dynamic and welcoming community of over 1,200 families.   

Who You Are:  

Our hiring decisions are based on who you are, not only on what you can do. While skills are important, at Anshe Emet we hire the person and the skillset. Therefore, we are looking for someone who shares our core values: 

  • Mission: Our congregants are everything to us and customer service is our primary focus 
  • Teamwork: We work collaboratively to support one another.  
  • Pride: We don’t just work, we build.  
  • Relentlessness: We push limits, take risks, and learn.  
  • Integrity: We make it right no matter what.  
  • Ingenuity: We think outside the box. 
  • Tolerance: We are inclusive and value diversity.  
  • Introspection: We constantly reflect, seek growth, and pivot.  

What You’ll Do 

Anshe Emet Synagogue seeks an experienced, creative and dynamic professional to be its Director of Programming and Engagement.  Synagogue programming has become a signature item for Anshe Emet and has historically served an active and diverse community, offering a broad spectrum of well-attended classes, seminars, lectures, blood drives, cooking demonstrations, a biannual adult retreat, book club, Israeli film series, engagement opportunities with Bright Star church, Melton program, and holiday-specific programming.  We believe that exciting and diverse programming fosters engagement and that is a hallmark of Anshe Emet, sometimes hosting as many as 12 programs per month September through June.  We believe that the right candidate will build relationships and engage community members through new and existing programs and will connect congregants to each other and to the clergy.  In addition, this position includes coordinating programs through our many affiliate groups, including Sisterhood, Men’s Club, Young Couples, Na’Aseh (Tikkun Olam), Inclusion, 20s & 30s, the Caring Network and Mitzvah Day among others. The hours for this position are non-traditional including evening and weekend events that will occur.    


  • Inspire and execute an ambitious Synagogue programming vision  
  • Ideate, explore, and implement innovative program ideas  
  • Work closely with the Senior Rabbi and lay leadership  
  • Lead the budget process for the Programming & Engagement department  
  • Work closely with Director of Communications to make sure that events are publicized appropriately to ensure excellent attendance 
  • Execute partnerships with outside organizations that further our programmatic goals  
  • Ability to teach Adult Education classes would be a plus  

What You Bring to the Table:  

  • “Can Do!” approach, professionally and personally  
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively 
  • Strong administrative and organizational with careful attention to detail 
  • Capable of managing, organizing and prioritizing multiple projects at the same time 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and strong database knowledge  
  • Ability to interact and connect with congregants, staff and community partners with kindness, compassion and diligence in following through 
  • Ability to balance a heavy workload with a broad range of responsibilities 
  • Strong Jewish knowledge and a passion for building Jewish community 
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience, more preferred 

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including:  

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance  
  • Short-term and long-term disability  
  • 403 (b) retirement plan  
  • Free parking  
  • Free kosher lunch when the day-school is in session 
  • Early leave on Fridays for Shabbat 
  • Generous PTO and Flex Day policy  
  • Salary - $75,000-$85,000 based on experience 

To apply:  

We want to hear why you would be a perfect fit for our incredible team! To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Mimi Weisberg, Executive Director, [email protected]. 

Salary75,000.00 - 85,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Adult Education | Community Outreach | Director | Director of Community Engagement | Engagement | Programming
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Medical Insurance | Paid Vacation | Sick Days | Vision
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