We are seeking a dynamic, creative, compassionate, outward-facing professional who will engage members of our community on a meaningful journey. The Director of Community Engagement is empowered to manage and implement a strategy to grow three critical areas of our operation: 1) Membership 2) Social Justice 3) Programming. Among the skills you will need to succeed are communication, organization, social impact, and teamwork. The person in this role will report to our Executive Director and work closely with our clergy, senior educators, administrative staff and lay leadership. This is a full-time, at will, exempt position. The job requires a flexible schedule to attend relevant temple services and programs and to occasionally meet with prospective or current members in the evening, early mornings, and weekends.
ABOUT TEMPLE ISRAEL OF HOLLYWOOD (TIOH)
We create a welcoming, warm, diverse, and inclusive community that honors the traditions of Judaism while embracing the innovative principles of the Reform Movement so that every member can engage in Jewish life in an environment that prioritizes Torah (learning), Avodah (spiritual growth), G’milut Chasidim (acts of loving kindness), Tikkun Olam (social action), the arts, and meaningful opportunities for personal connection to our Jewish community and the State of Israel. A deep commitment to social justice through action and impact is a strong example of our values in motion.
1) MEMBERSHIP: Develop and implement an annual work plan based on strategies to attract and retain members.
• Partner with our Membership VP and Committee to develop and reach goals
• Manage the system/forms for new and returning households to activate membership; respond to inquiries in a timely, professional, and friendly manner; ensure that member records and electronic database are maintained with the highest standards of accuracy
• Collaborate with our Communications Director to optimize membership through social media, e-newsletters, and outreach materials
• Work with our Executive Director to solidify annual membership contribution levels and eliminate barriers to entry through financial assistance and allocation of other resources
• Build relationships with congregants and assess their level of satisfaction, involvement and experience; communicate findings/feedback to senior staff and clergy
• Plan and coordinate logistics and production of events targeted at prospective members, new members, and long-time members
• Maintain a presence around TIOH and at events to welcome members and prospective members, learn how they are responding, follow up as appropriate
• Prepare periodic membership status reports for the Executive Director and Board of Trustees
2) SOCIAL JUSTICE: Work with our constituents to ensure our deep commitment to social justice is realized through action and impact around issues such as climate change, houselessness, food security, voting rights, gender justice, criminal justice reform, and antisemitism.
• Partner with our Senior Rabbi and Social Justice VP/Committee to develop and reach goals
• Nurture and sustain relationships with community partners to enhance our work and impact, including other faith communities, government and civic leaders, and social justice non-profits, including LA Voice and the Religious Action Center
• Collaborate with our Communications Director to facilitate communication around events and meetings
• Manage logistics around events, meetings, and campaigns (room reservations, set-up, food, supplies, etc.)
• Collaborate with TIOH clergy, lay leaders, and senior staff to Identify and pursue opportunities for integration of our social justice agenda/work throughout departments in our community (schools, youth group, adult education programs, holidays and rituals)
• Assist with assessment around social impact and participant engagement
• Establish yourself as a presence at events to welcome and engage participants
3) PROGRAMMING: Work with our clergy, educators, and lay leaders to create an annual calendar of programs beyond our worship services.
• Assist clergy and senior staff with program development and implementation
• Collaborate with our Communications Director to optimize visibility and participation through social media, e-newsletters, and annual program book publication
• Manage logistics such as registration, room reservation, set-up, supplies, food/beverage
• Recruit and orient volunteers and event staff as needed
• Steward assessment around participant engagement
• Collaborate with the Director of Arts & Culture on events in their portfolio
Qualifications & Requirements
? Warm, friendly, genuine professional presence
? Highly organized and detail-oriented
? Leadership experience in social justice causes
? Demonstrated commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
? Familiarity with Jewish holidays, traditions and values
? Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Suite); Raiser’s Edge database experience a big plus
? Ability to tactfully handle delicate conversations and maintain confidentiality (often requires sensitive issues related to health, finances, religious beliefs, etc.)
? A Bachelor’s degree in a field of social services is preferred and a minimum of 3 years relevant experience is required
• Please send a cover letter and resume of r************* of this role, we are unable to consider TIOH congregants as new hires for this position.
Compensation: Starting rate at $75,000
Experience: Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience
Preferred Degree: Bachelors
Job Location: Temple Israel of Hollywood, 7300 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046
Temple Israel of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, a 403(b) retirement plan as well as paid vacation and company holidays. The right candidate will follow and remain consistent with our culture, traditions, and core values while addressing the needs of the families we serve with compassion and empathy.