Engagement Professional

Rockdale Temple - Full Time

Job #25363

1 May, 2023

Openings Available

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Engagement at Rockdale Temple

K.K. Bene Israel/Rockdale Temple is a mid-sized Reform congregation and the oldest synagogue west of the Allegheny Mountains. Even as we look forward to celebrating our 200th anniversary in 2024, we pride ourselves on being a forward-thinking and future-focused congregation. We want to redefine what it means to be a Rockdale Temple member by engaging people to become active stakeholders in their own Jewish lives, build deep relationships with each other and with the congregational community, and connect to community through social, learning, and spiritual practices.

Role of the Engagement Professional

The Engagement Pro is a fulltime professional who will play a key role in reimagining, broadening, and deepening individual and affinity/age-and-stage group engagement. The Engagement Pro will be an active and collaborative member of the Rockdale Temple team, working in partnership with professional colleagues and lay leaders to create and support a relational culture. Due to the nature of engagement work, evening and weekend programs will be a regular part of the Engagement Pro’s schedule. Rockdale Temple strives to provide flexibility and ensure its employees can live a harmonious work/life balance.

The Engagement Pro will advance our congregational ideal that everyone can find a meaningful place within the Rockdale Temple community. The Engagement Pro will build 1:1 relationships with congregants and community members, connect congregants to Temple programs and one another, support the logistics of major congregational programs and initiatives, and work with our clergy, executive director, and lay leaders to create a long-term, comprehensive strategy for member and community engagement.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Promote the mission and vision of Rockdale Temple at all times through superior relationship-building skills and efficient use of resources
  • Build relationships and work with people at all life stages, particularly in transitionary stages
  • Support current programs, age-and-stage cohorts, and affinity groups
  • Utilize social media and web platforms to communicate with and engage the community
  • Engage lay leaders in the development, implementation, and sustainability of programs and initiatives
  • Manage grant funding to meet the stated goals and lead evaluation of grant-funded programs and groups
  • Recognize and respond to the cycles of initiatives and programs
  • Infuse existing opportunities with engagement principles and create new pathways to Jewish engagement


Additional qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred)
  • Significant knowledge of Jewish culture, tradition, and practice
  • Previous congregational, youth, Jewish summer camp, and/or Hillel work experience (strongly preferred)
  • Prior leadership, programming, event planning, and project management experience
  • Excellent communication skills (1:1, small group, writing)
  • Expertise in social media and networking
  • Successful experience working with diverse constituencies
  • Strong commitment to Jewish communal life

Compensation and Benefits

  • Salary Range: $50,000 – $55,000, commensurate with experience
  • Medical insurance, optional dental and vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • 3% match to employee pension plan
  • 15 days PTO
  • Paid parental leave
  • Conference and professional development funds


Nonprofit - Social Services