Director of Family Engagement

B’nai Shalom is a contemporary Conservative synagogue that offers a traditional, spiritual experience and a warm community. Members share a commitment to Jewish values, in personally meaningful and diverse ways. There are egalitarian Shabbat (with Kiddush lunch) and holiday services, as well as daily morning and evening minyanim. B’nai Shalom is dedicated to volunteerism, Jewish culture, philanthropy, and Israel. It welcomes new members of all backgrounds and family structures. B’nai Shalom supports full inclusion and participation of individuals having all abilities in both religious and communal life.
Job Listing:
Part-time Director of Family Engagement to lead our efforts in recruiting and retaining young member families.

Rabbinic experience beneficial, but not required.

This position includes:

Family & Youth

Actively and creatively recruit Jewish families with young children, using both digital and in-person formats (ie, Facebook, print media, attending Jewish community events, etc.).
• Identify and establish meaningful relationships with prospective families, leading to improving membership acquisition and retention
• Be active in the community at large, planning and attending programs that attract young families
• Make effective use of social media to identify and connect with Jewish families
• Initiate and lead activities outside of B’nai Shalom to attract new members with young families
• Initiate and lead activities at B’nai Shalom for young families, including but not limited to:
• Pre-School holiday workshops
• Family Shabbat services and dinners
• “Shabbat Fun” early childhood Shabbat Morning programs

Synagogue Youth Education:
• Serve as the advisor for B’nai Shalom’s existing Kadima and USY chapters
• Create and implement a post B'nai Mitzvah religious program (secondary to any recruitment efforts)

Work Relationships:

• Work collaboratively with colleagues at B’nai Shalom to cohesively fulfill the synagogue’s vision
• Work with other community youth professionals, Hagalil Regional and USY International staff to support programming
• Attend local meetings of youth professionals and conferences

Desired Qualifications:

• Self-motivated and outgoing individual with vision and know-how for recruitment, engagement, and membership growth
• Experience working with families and children of all ages, with a strong background in informal Jewish education
• Excels at community outreach
• Ability to work independently and take the initiative to do what is necessary to get the job done, and to work collaboratively as part of a team
• Possess leadership skills and the ability to serve as a role model and mentor for our youth
• Effective management, communication and interpersonal skills
• Creative, digital, social media, basic computer, and print marketing proficiency
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Applicants should please submit a cover l**************************************

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Job Summary

Job Location
B'nai Shalom
300 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange , New Jersey 07920


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