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Director of Congregational Growth and Innovation

Congregation Mishkan Tefila (CMT), one of the oldest, most successful, conservative synagogues in Massachusetts is moving into the 21st century. Come join us and help implement our exciting vision in our new Brookline Campus! Our community is revitalizing through innovation, music, education and social engagement while working in partnership to create the Greater Boston Jewish Community Campus at 384 Harvard Street. We are seeking a Director of Congregational Growth and Innovation (DCGI) to partner with clergy, professional staff and volunteer leadership. Bring your ideas and creativity, and be part of the team that will enable the congregation to grow, strengthen and thrive 

The (DCGI) will develop, implement, and oversee a dynamic and innovative program of education and engagement for the congregation. The DCGI will help our multigenerational community grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. The DCGI is responsible for creating educational and engagement opportunities aligned with our values & current priorities. The DCGI will develop and implement an engagement and programming plan with the goal of engaging current members, attracting prospective members and integrating new members into-our .

Responsibilities:

Growth and Innovation Programming:

Education

  • Design and administer innovative programs of education appropriate for students of all ages in conjunction with clergy
  • Support an approach to Judaic experience and learning that is led by the needs of the individual

Engagement

  • Contribute to achieving an innovative and creative approach to Jewish life and community connection
  • Act as our community shidduch-maker, fostering relationships and making connections between prospective and current members and our programming, opportunities, and community
  • Foster cross-generational relationships between members of CMT, the community, staff and clergy that celebrate Judaism and encourage lifelong engagement with Jewish life
  • Create and support innovative, fun, and spiritually uplifting experiences for all members of our Congregation and the wider community
  • Create and administer a plan for reaching out to prospective members
  • Design and manage opportunities and programs with our Auxiliaries and the entire congregation to learn and engage Jewishly together
  • Utilize resources to identify best practices and new ideas
  • Coordinate joint programs with other community organizations

Additional Responsibilities to Ensure Success:

  • Embrace a culture of continuous improvement whereby programs are assessed and lessons learned are applied to improve future outcomes
  • Develop and oversee programming budget with our Administrative Director
  • Ensure timely and accurate publicity for programs
  • Work in conjunction with our Administrative Director to develop and oversee a communication plan including print, digital, and social media elements for each program, new, prospective, and current members
  • Collaborate with staff to market programs and activities through traditional and social media platforms
  • Incorporate Mussar and Mussar values into decision making, programming, and learning experiences
  • Willingness to learn Mussar for personal growth and to apply to congregational growth
  • Coordinate programming and events with Campus Partners in conjunction with the Administrative Director and Clergy
  • Research and identify potential conflicts with other local events and implement modifications to ensure success
  • Use project management tool to plan for all events and programs
  • Responsible for timely and accurate entries in our congregational database for tracking membership and potential membership
  • Implement appropriate protocols in conjunction with our Administrative Director

Qualifications and Skills: 

  • Above all, a qualified candidate will embody the warm and welcoming spirit of our
  • BA with at least 3-5 years of relevant experience required
  • Candidates should possess strong understanding and knowledge of Jewish traditions, practice, pedagogy, and liturgical Hebrew, and have prior experience teaching in a Jewish setting
  • Must be a self-starter
  • Should be comfortable with multiple age groups
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Have a creative, entrepreneurial, and out of the box approach to all projects
  • Self-reflective personality
  • Willingness to be part of a small team
  • Experience in program assessment and improvement
  • Must have the capacity for flexible scheduling, including evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Must be computer literate and technologically savvy
  • Candidates should be highly organized and anticipatory with the ability to work independently, follow through with commitments, prioritize, and delegate

Please send Cover Letter & Resume to info@mishkantefila.org.