Director, Engagement & Outreach @ Temple Beth El

Director, Engagement & Outreach

Role Title: Director, Engagement & Outreach
Scope & Purpose:
The Director, Engagement & Outreach will serve as a transformative engagement leader for Temple Beth El (TBE), responsible for creating and maintaining relationships with agency partners and across the broader Jewish community.
We're looking for someone who can bring intention to building relationships externally, cultivating community internally, and weaving the two together. As such, you’ll serve as our “connector” and brand ambassador to prospective/potential and current members, working closely with TBE clergy and staff, and with Jewish agency leadership, to enhance and strengthen Jewish life for our members. A Rabbi is preferred in this role.
• Develop, plan, and capitalize upon new initiatives across the spectrum of Judaism to meet people where they are – generate community and reputation.
• Outreach to unaffiliated Jews in our community; connect with affiliated and/or disengaged members to spark relationships.
• Create and pursue outwardly focused programming beyond the synagogue for families, professionals (singles and couples), teens, and young adults that engage and immerse participants in Jewish life.
• Provide leadership, guidance, motivation, and expertise to TBE lay leadership, clergy, and staff on programming matters. Partner with other clergy and/or local engagement professionals.
• Ideate attraction strategy with our Director, Marketing & Development, Board, and committees.
• Plan for and/or lead alternate/adjacent educational, Shabbat, and holiday services; coordinate guests to visit TBE.
• Collaborate with current clergy to lead service, fulfill pulpit duties, and support pastoral needs of our congregation.
• Rabbinic ordination highly desired; Bachelor’s Degree required/Master’s Degree preferred and minimum of five years of relevant non-profit experience if no smicha.
• Knowledge and understanding of Judaism and Jewish culture, customs, holidays, and familiarity with the needs of a Conservative Jewish congregation.
• Demonstrated experience developing, coordinating, and leading programming/events.
• Highly organized – you’ll have the flexibility to make this role yours (and the potential to consume healthy amounts of coffee in the process).
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
• Ability to successfully work with individuals and collaboratively in groups.
• Ability to recruit, motivate, influence, and organize volunteers.
Reporting Structure:
This role reports to the TBE Board President.

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, retirement plans, relocation option available
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Rabbinical
  • Job Posted: 2019-12-05
  • Times this job has been viewed: 393 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Community Outreach, Director of Community Engagement, Engagement
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Temple Beth El
Temple Beth El 139 Winton Rd S
Rochester , New York 14610


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