Director of Membership Engagement @ Confidential

Director of Membership Engagement

This prominent midtown Manhattan organization has been at the forefront of American Reform Judaism for over 100 years and has been a pre-eminent Jewish religious, educational, cultural, and social institution. Its mission is to create a community of congregants whose spiritual, educational and personal needs are nurtured from cradle to grave. Beyond this commitment to members’ needs, the synagogue’s mission is to influence society, attract attention to relevant issues, and fulfill its mandate to “repair the world.”

The Director of Membership Engagement is responsible for representing and marketing the organization to prospective members in order to bring new members and new students to the synagogue, and to retain current synagogue members who span a wide range of demographic characteristics. You will report directly to the Executive Director and work collaboratively with the Director of Marketing Communications (to, among other objectives, build an out of town ‘distant’ member program).

Among your responsibilities, you will:
Develop a new membership engagement ambassador program
Personally engage with people who inquire about membership and schools
Welcome, integrate, and track new members as they engage with various departments of the synagogue
Staff membership-related committees
Plan and attend member recruitment events
Support member retention as they progress through various stages of their own lives / member life cycle – from new to mid-term to long-term member
Support implementation and ongoing management of a new CRM
Prepare and maintain member profiles
Coordinate aspects of planning and implementation for High Holy Days

These duties will synergistically meld with your Development functions – including:
Analyzing prior giving and identifying prospective supporters
Working with the clergy assistant to secure member gifts for the annual memorial book and memorial plaques
Coordinating the production of planned giving newsletters with the planned giving consultant
Planning recognition events for major donors
Engaging members in the annual synagogue spring benefit

The position entails attending communal events in order to engage with synagogue members. Attendance is expected (ideally) during certain High Holy Days and once a month at Shabbat services, and is rewarded by compensatory time-off.

The right candidate must have a commitment to advancing Jewish life, strong written and oral skills, facility with CRM and database technology, agility with Microsoft Office suite, a congenial personality.

The ideal candidate will have:
Membership, school admissions, or fundraising experience
Familiarity with major issues facing the Jewish people
An ability to listen empathically and to speak compellingly about the synagogue
An eye for innovation and creativity.
Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal; experience using social networks to build community and advance an organization is a plus.
Ability to build, motivate, and manage a base of volunteer ambassadors.

Of interest: For all intents and purposes, this is a newly created position and, as such, there is ample opportunity for innovation and career development.

Generous and competitive full-time salary commensurate with experience. Exceptional benefit package includes fully-paid insurance from the first day of employment, as well as a 403(b).

Please note: This is NOT a virtual position.

Notice to Candidates: Applications are reviewed by a 3rd Party Recruiter or other Service Provider.

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Please email your confidential resume:
[email protected]

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, dental, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-04-29
  • Times this job has been viewed: 408 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Director, Fundraising/Grants/Giving, Membership
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Confidential, NY

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