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Program Director- Job Description

Shaare Zion Beth-El Congregation is seeking an energetic, creative, and personable individual with a great
enthusiasm for Judaism to join our dynamic office team as our synagogue’s Program Director. This is a key
leadership forward-facing position. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day program
management and membership engagement. The Director will focus on creating connections and community for
SZBE’s members through innovative programming, volunteer opportunities, and engagement initiatives that are high
quality, inclusive, and aligned with SZBE’s mission. This position has line responsibility to the Executive Director. The
Program Director also works closely with the Rabbi and office staff.
The Program Director is responsible for the creation, organization and the running of programs and events that
cater to our diverse membership consisting of young families through senior members. He/She will also evaluate all
programs for effectiveness and enrollment. He/She will work closely with the Communications Officer as well as the
Operations Manager to ensure that programmatic details are communicated effectively to members on the website,
app, social media streams and in person.
Candidates should be able to work flexible hours (5 days a week, weekends and evenings as required), have
knowledge about Jewish Holidays/customs, possess strong social media and computer skills, and preferably have
experience in Jewish programming (synagogues, schools, or camps).

The successful candidate will be expected to:
• Conceptualize, plan, organize, and run all holiday, adult and youth programming for the synagogue;
• Work closely with administrative staff, manage program calendar, and monitor resource allocation and
programming schedule;
• Develop meaningful programming and engagement opportunities for cohorts with similar interests to connect and
build relationships with one another;
• Oversee event logistics for programs in coordination with others;
• Work with volunteer leadership to create, implement, support and strategically utilize programming as an
opportunity to strengthen and build connections among congregants and to deepen their engagement with the
• Connect regularly with our membership;
• Assist the Executive Director and Rabbi in strategizing and launching various fundraising initiatives, including the
annual appeal and special events;
• Participate as a member of the leadership team in key projects related to program development, communications,
and execution of other special projects;
• Participate in weekly staff meetings;
• Liaise with Federation CJA, Solomon Schechter Academy and other community organizations to keep abreast of
programming opportunities;
• Assist in updating the organization’s social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram).
Personal Qualities:
• Self-starter with a passion and creativity for developing new programs;
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work within a team;
• An eye for marketing and social media;
• Detail oriented with strong organization skills giving attention to all the aspects of program design and
• Knowledge of Synagogue life and Jewish practices
Professional Requirements:
• Minimum of 2-3 years of work experience preferred in community organizing and 1-1 conversations
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook, and strong database skills
• Multimedia skills an asset

Compensation and Benefits
Salary commensurate with experience. Generous benefits include paid vacation/sick/personal leave; health plan
(medical/dental). Fridays - early closure

Please send your CV and cover letter to

Tue, 27 September 2022 2 Tishrei 5783