Congregational Engagement Director
Mount Zion Temple, a welcoming and vibrant Jewish spiritual home for 650 households in the Twin Cities, seeks a Congregational Engagement Director to help strengthen the connections of congregants to each other, to clergy and staff, and to Judaism. This position will be at the center of Mount Zion’s future, helping navigate the congregation toward its aspirations to build an inclusive community, act for social justice, and foster meaningful human and spiritual connections for all.
There’s much to be done! Your initial activities will focus on establishing and supporting a new congregant-led groups initiative to engage participants who share similar interests, needs, or stages in life. Other key activities in the initial year will be reaching out to young adults, getting to know many of our wonderful and committed members, and helping to engage new members as they join. In subsequent years you would help determine future activities and initiatives. We envision your role to be the organizer and facilitator: enabling for lay leaders to blossom, relationships to flourish, and inclusion to grow. All along the way, you would be a nexus of information and communication, both reaching out to and sought out by congregants
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
- Meet with members to understand their motivations and interests around participating in Temple life, and make connections between and among them
- Continually seek ways to keep families engaged in life-cycle events
- Launch and guide the new congregant-led affinity groups
- Frequently communicate with congregants using social and traditional media
- Diversify and promote volunteer opportunities at Mount Zion
- Evaluate and iterate programs and projects, to keep them moving toward success
Experience and Qualification Requirements:
You’re the right candidate if you’re a natural people connector who brings energy, warmth and a familiarity with and love of Judaism to the position. You’ll succeed if you’re comfortable with people and details, have a strong sense of professionalism, and are fluent in both social and traditional media.
Job requirements include:
- Ability to take initiative as well as work collaboratively with people of different skills, passions, and opinions
- Empathy and active listening skills
- Strong sense of discretion, confidentiality, and professionalism
- Flexibility to work many Sundays, Shabbatot, and evenings
- A flair and passion for communicating with people–interpersonally, through social media, and in writing
- Familiarity and comfort with Jewish communal practices, values, and institutions
How To Apply:
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Larry Solomon, Executive Director, by February 28, 2018. Questions? Please contact Larry Solomon.