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Communications and Member Engagement Manager

Who We Are 

At Kehilla Synagogue we’re co-creating a loving community that reaches for joy, shared liberation, and justice, rooted in Jewish spiritual teachings and practice, and sustained by interdependence and mutual care, in the Lisjan Ohlone territory of Huchium. We are a 550 household Jewish Renewal congregation that is a leading progressive voice in the Jewish community and a passionate Jewish voice in the progressive world. 

Job Title: Communications and Member Engagement Manager 

Start Date: Position is open immediately. 

Reports to: Executive Director 

Type: Full time, non-exempt 

Job Summary 

We are looking for a joyful, passionate, organizer of people with superb communications and administrative experience to join our collaborative staff and engaged congregation. The Communications and Member Engagement Manager is entrusted with building community within the congregation. They oversee and implement an internal and external communications strategy, organize and promote Kehilla events and other activities, and support/increase engagement with new and existing Kehilla Synagogue members. The role requires a physical presence, and offers the added benefit of partial remote flexibility. 

Core Responsibilities 

  • Communications and Marketing – Produce community-wide communications, oversee Kehilla’s website, market for High Holy Day and other key events, & manage Kehilla’s social media presence.
  • Member Engagement – Support the building of community. Reach out to prospective members, welcome new members, work with congregants who lead committees, and connect members to programs, events and volunteer opportunities.
  • Program and Event Coordination – spearhead logistical coordination of High Holy Days and other holiday and special events, and work with members to organize synagogue programs and services.

You are perfect for this position if  

  • You want to work for an organization that cares about treating people well and affecting the world for the better
  • You like working hard and want to have a good time while you are doing it 
  • You have good people skills
  • You are well organized
  • You like to work independently and as part of a collaborative team
  • You are flexible and really good at multitasking
  • You are a good listener and like communicating with lots of kinds of people
  • You can laugh when things get stressful 

Experience and Qualifications Needed 

  • A bachelor degree or comparable experience
  • Experience with communications and program marketing
  • Experience in project and event organizing
  • Knowledge of Judaism and experience working in Jewish communal life
  • Ability to use or quickly learn applications such as WordPress, social media apps, Google Suite, Canva and ShulCloud
  • Experience in the non-profit sector
  • Excellent verbal, written and telephone communication skills


Physical Requirements 

This position requires that one have the ability to comfortably use a keyboard and mouse. Must be able to sit in a room with compact fluorescent or LED lighting. 

Compensation: Salary: $55,000 – $62,000 DOE

Generous benefits package includes health and dental insurance, vacation, holidays and retirement/403(b). 

Hiring Non-Discrimination Policy

Kehilla Community Synagogue does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status. People of Color and Trans/Gender Non-Conforming people and queer people are encouraged to apply.

To Apply 

Please send a resume and a detailed cover letter stating why you are a great candidate for this position to Executive Director Michael Saxe-Taller at Interviews will commence immediately.

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