Membership Experience and Program Manager

Temple Beth El/Jewish Community Center | Aptos, California

Job Summary

You will be responsible for assisting the Rabbis with the integration of new and existing members into the Temple Beth El (TBE) community. This includes being the initial point of contact with members to help determine their needs so that you can provide immediate assistance, or direct them to the appropriate resource for: spirituality/Judaism; social/political justice; childhood and adult education as well as assisting members in the coordination of family events and Jewish experiences. You will be responsible for the execution of existing special events, and Jewish holidays and celebrations as well as the development of new programs that support the goals of TBE.

Reports To

Senior Rabbi


Examples of Tasks:

  • Explain the philosophy of Reform Judaism and the TBE culture to new and existing temple members
  • Provide information regarding the benefits and obligations of membership
  • Work with the Membership Committee to actively recruit new members. This may include coordinating existing programs and developing new programs aimed at membership recruitment
  • Encourage congregants to continue or begin volunteering and participating in TBE activities.
  • Develop programs that assist new and established congregants form relationships with other congregants to strengthen the TBE community
  • Coordinates with staff and volunteers to insure scheduled programs and religious events are successfully executed
  • Coordinates the schedule of activities of all affiliated and supporting groups using the building
  • Is responsible for the coordination of the comprehensiveTBE calendar for all meetings, programs, religious services and other planned events
  • Advises congregants regarding the costs and use of the TBE facilities for family events such as, weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, funerals and memorial services
  • Promotes the TBE facilities to outside organizations, agencies and individuals for appropriate rental opportunities
  • Working with families and outside agencies/organizations, completes initial forms for events and insures completed documents are distributed to appropriate TBE staff
  • Is responsible coordinating the use of TBE facilities.
  • Coordinates use of TBE facility and staffing needs with the Business and Operations Manager and Temple School Administrator
  • Oversees the production and distribution (paper and electronic) of communications such as: the monthly paper newsletter, weekly congregant emails, press releases, website, social media and other ad hoc correspondence
  • Works with and supports committees as needed
  • Support the staff and congregants in a professional and encouraging manner
  • Supervise staff


  • Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
  • 1-3 years experience working as a program manager or equivalent and a BA in communication, Judaica studies, non-profit management, hospitality management, or public relations.
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization preferred. Experience leading religious services and/or community organizing would be helpful.




Required knowledge and abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Able to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture and Reform Judaism.
  • Ability to explain Judaism and Jewish culture at various levels of complexity
  • Ability to successfully complete projects by deadline
  • Ability to direct staff and volunteers in a collaborative environment
  • Proficient in current office software systems such as Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Customer service skills including problem resolution
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of individuals and groups
  • Ability to empathize, and bond with members
  • Ability to develop and prepare outreach, promotional and informational materials
  • Working knowledge of the practices and techniques of planning organizing, evaluating and administering cultural programs and events
  • Knowledge regarding the formulation, accounting and record keeping of an event budget
  • Knowledge of supervisorial methods to be able to supervise staff, provide opportunities to gain additional skills and provide constructive feedback on strengths and needed areas of improvement 

Special requirements

  • This position will require you to work non-traditional hours that include some evenings and weekends and a fluid work schedule.
  • Valid driver’s license or the ability to get one is required

How to Apply

Please forward all Resumes and Cover Letters to Nick Scalzo, Business/Operations Manager


Temple Beth El/Jewish Community Center