Community Engagement & School Support Coordinator @ Temple Beth-El of Northbrook

Community Engagement & School Support Coordinator


Temple Beth-El in Northbrook, IL is seeking an experienced and personable COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & SCHOOL SUPPORT COORDINATOR to be responsible for the overall engagement, satisfaction and retention of Temple Beth-El members in conjunction with senior staff and assist the Director of Congregational Learning in the running of the educational programming of the congregation. The COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & SCHOOL SUPPORT COORDINATOR would work closely with the Team to create a warm, vibrant environment for our members to engage fully in synagogue life. The ideal candidate has experience fostering relationships across all ages and stages, coordinating relational and experiential programs, and using CRM (our database) systems to track member relationships and interests. This person would also be experienced in all social media platforms and have the knowledge to engage the community at large.

Key Roles and Responsibilities
• Cultivate and build relationships with members, responding to their inquiries and proactively engaging them by serving as point person for ongoing opportunities to learn, grow and volunteer
• Warmly welcome new and prospective members, helping them develop a sense of belonging to the Temple and build connections with the community.
• Ensure that potential and new members are connected to appropriate staff and clergy, and develop activities that promote and grow relationships between members
• Assist in maintaining school inventory
• Assist with yearly school enrollment in Shul Cloud data base

• As part of the Member Engagement Team and Education Team, design and implement outreach and engagement initiatives and strategies along with lay leaders
• Work with the Engagement Assistant to manage our database (CRM) to track engagement, progress and develop relationships
• Identify and analyze trends in membership demographics and interests
• Develop strategies to increase member touchpoints

Social Media and Administrative
• Promote engagement activities across all communications and social media
• Work with communications staff to publicize various opportunities and creating targeted outreach
• Engage and manage our social media influencers providing the content and plan for them to implement
• Monitor all our social media platforms and respond when needed
• Provide phone and email support to members by responding to inquiries about ways to get involved and engagement pathways
• Attend monthly Membership Team meetings to report progress and other information
• Assist the Director of Congregational Learning with daily administrative tasks
Experience and Qualifications
• Experience in non-profit or membership organization preferred
• Superior spoken and written communication skills; ability to inspire others
• Active listening skills to develop relationships and engage members
• Outstanding interpersonal skills: ability to interact effectively with congregants, clergy and staff with tact, patience, discretion, and a willingness to be of service
• Expert computer skills: advanced proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite and Google docs; ability to learn and use database systems (experience in ShulCloud a plus)
• Experience in various social media platforms; i.e. Facebook, Google, Instagram, etc.
• Demonstrated ability to work well within a team setting and assist in building and maintaining a positive team environment
• Self-starter with high standard of excellence; ability to multitask, prioritize and work efficiently, think creatively and solve problems; demonstrate initiative and good judgment while working in a lively office environment
• Familiarity with Jewish rituals and traditions is a plus, along with understanding of and commitment to the mission of Temple Beth-El

Description and Requirements
• COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & SCHOOL SUPPORT COORDINATOR reports to the Director of Congregational Learning and works closely with the professional team and Membership & Education Vice Presidents
• Position is Full time with flexible hours; some nights and weekends required.
• Salary is commensurate with experience

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]
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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, medical, Paid Holidays
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: N/A
  • Job Posted: 2021-10-06
  • Times this job has been viewed: 307 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Education - Other, Membership, Engagement
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Temple Beth-El of Northbrook
3610 Dundee Rd
Northbrook , Illinois 60062


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