Digital Education, Engagement and Programming Director

Temple Isaiah Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA, United States

Posted Date 1/06/2022
Description

Kleinrock/Schuler Center for Innovation at Temple Isaiah

Digital Education, Engagement and Programming Director

Temple Isaiah is creating the Kleinrock/Schuler Center for Innovation which will be housed in our new Sales Family Community Center. Our goal in creating this Center is to use all of the tools of the 21st century (and eventually the 22nd century!) to learn, teach and amplify Temple Isaiah’s practice of Judaism and our commitment to building and sustaining Jewish community.

This Center which has received a significant founding gift from Leonard and Stella Kleinrock is the perfect embodiment of our mission to be your home at the intersection of tradition and innovation. As one of the key initial steps in developing this Center, we are looking to recruit a Digital, Education, Engagement and Programming Director who will closely collaborate with our senior temple leadership, key lay leaders to achieve the Center’s mission and goals.

Position:

The Digital Education, Engagement and Programming Director will play a key role in launching the center and creating and implementing a four-year plan to initiate and evaluate models of multi-access engagement and education that resonate with current and future Temple Isaiah congregants as well as the broader Jewish community. The Director will be charged with turning the Center’s goals into reality. More specifically, the Director will be responsible for identifying congregant interests, skills and experiences and creating the collaborative environment and strategies to implement partnerships, mentoring, teaching and engagement. These responsibilities will include determining appropriate learning and social media platforms, implementing appropriate technologies and strategies that digitally engage our current and future community members. These activities will be implemented through collaboration with the Temple’s senior leadership and with a key lay Leadership Advisory Group that will be formed to support the Director.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker who is self motivated of high energy, integrity, humor, creativity, enthusiasm, and optimism that has a proven reputation for honesty, fairness, high ethical standards and mutual respect in all aspects of professional work. The successful candidate will be able to focus on the larger vision necessary to implement exceptional engagement programs and facilitate an exciting online presence to reach and engage our community. This person will demonstrate an understanding of and have a track record in innovative leadership and effectively using digital technology for digital learning and outreach. At the same time this person will have a willingness to roll up their sleeves to get work done through a commitment to collaboration and excellence. The successful candidate will have superb interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and written, and is well organized with a demonstrated ability to create organizational systems, work independently, and make respected decisions under pressure. Commitment to social justice to include the values and goals of Reform Judaism is critical.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategize and execute high-impact, creative digital strategies and actions to optimize technologies to support our Temple’s focus on the pursuit of justice, multi-generational Jewish learning, ritual, and other initiatives.
  • Create resources and educational opportunities for our multi-generational membership to effectively create digital programs and learn from these programs.
  • Identify digital opportunities to engage our community and current and future supporters.
  • Work collaboratively across all Temple programming and engagement strategies as a member of the senior leadership team.
  • Use digital technologies to increase Temple Isaiah’s visibility and profile.
  • Initiate, manage and cultivate partnerships with other Temples, organizations, affiliates, and community members to support the Center’s common objectives and goals to integrate and cross pollinate the centers objectives and goals with other Temple programs.
  • Create resources for other temples in Southern California and beyond enabling them to build upon the resources developed by Temple Isaiah.
  • Develop and use analytics and other tools to optimize and evaluate the success of the Center.
  • Collaborate with the Center’s Leadership Advisory Team, senior temple leaders and key lay leadership to further the Temple’s and the Center’s goals
  • Work with vendors, consultants, and contractors as needed.

 

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree (graduate degree preferred) and a minimum of three to five years experience in digital technology that supports engagement, outreach and learning.
  • Experience developing and executing digital strategies and content for engagement, building membership and commitment, and issue-based, advocacy and social justice campaigns.
  • Excellent writing skills with experience in content writing, both for virtual and digital outreach.
  • Experience building sustainable digital membership programs
  • Expertise in social media including knowledge of digital organizing trends and best practices for data driven social media across different platforms.
  • Creativity, flexibility, and comfort working in a dynamic environment with plenty of opportunities to execute education, engagement and Temple programming opportunities.
  • Strong project management experience and ability to organize and manage multiple priorities; develop plans with clear goals, roles, timeline, metrics, and budget estimates.
  • Identify appropriate digital programming while encompassing our current platforms including SalesForce.
  • Experience working with staff developing social media content for engagement and outreach on social media platforms.
  • Experience working in digital advocacy and comfortable working in a Jewish-faith based organization.
  • Be a self-starter

 

Compensation and Hours: Full-time position, with some evening or weekend hours based on need; Salary is competitive and appropriate to experience and includes health and other benefits.

Duration
Full Time
Categories
Adult Education | Campus Engagement | Community Organizing | Community Outreach | Community Planning | Director of Community Engagement | Engagement | Programming
Organization Type
Community Relations | Education & Schools | Synagogue | Youth
Benefits
401(k) or 403(b) plans | dental | FSA | Life Insurance | medical | Paid Holidays | paid vacation | parental leave | sick leave | vision
Job Location
US

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