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25 May 2022

Full-Time Congregational Engagement and Support Manager

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Job Description


Location:         Remote/Online (Default)/In person meetings, as needed 

Organization:    URJ 

Employment Type:    Full Time, Benefits Eligible      

Department:        Congregational Engagement and Leadership Experiences 

Reporting to:        Director, Congregational Engagement 

Start Date:        ASAP 

Salary Range:        $60,000 – $70,000 plus competitive benefits package 


The Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) Congregational Engagement and Leadership Experiences (CELE) team seeks a Manager of Congregational Engagement & Support to deepen the engagement experiences of congregations as part of the URJ network and empower individuals as leaders inspired to mobilize others for change. The Manager is responsible for managing a portfolio of the smaller mid-size congregations to ensure the URJ is optimizing its service relationships and financial relationship/commitments with these key partners. The Manager of Congregational Engagement & Support will work with congregations to set realistic financial commitment goals and ensure those expectations are met while also ensuring that the services and assistance the URJ can provide are being promoted and utilized wherever possible. Managing the portfolios of congregations is essential to connect congregations to the URJ Resources and to proactively manage their RMAC agreements. 


The Manager, Congregational Shared Services  reports to Director, Congregational Shared Services  and is responsible for the following: 

  • Strategic Leadership: Executing the organization’s business strategies and goals. 
  • Financial Resource Development: Ability to strategize and meet annual and quarterly goals. 
  • Congregational Management/Support: Manage a portfolio of congregations. Communicate and maintain strong relationships with congregational lay and professional leaders to foster higher understanding and commitment of membership. 
  • Support Team Member: Respond to inquiries from URJ congregations and also opening/closing Knowledge Network requests/cases. 


To be successful in this job, you excel in the following areas: 

  • Relationship Management. Ability to leverage effective working relationships and influence key stakeholders in support of business goals. Customer service oriented. Ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related issues. 
  • Project Management. Ability to start a project and see it through to its necessary conclusion, collaborating with stake holders and welcoming feedback along the way. 
  • Self-Management and Teamwork. Ability to work independently and as a member of the team, ability to be detail-oriented and consistently accurate, ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment, and ability to quickly learn new processes and procedures. 
  • Organization, Planning, and Multitasking. Advanced organizational and planning skills. Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multitask with minimal supervision. Proven ability to coordinate activities. 
  • Communication. Effective oral and written communication skills and able to utilize and different forms of relevant media. 
  • REDI Experience (Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion). Demonstrated experience prioritizing and executing on Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (i.e., ableism, LGBTQ+ Inclusion, antiracism, etc.) priorities.  


  • occasional in-person meetings, as needed 


Every team member at the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) plays an essential role in our mission to create a whole, just, and compassionate world. Our team is creative, thoughtful, and innovative. Each member of the team is empowered to make meaningful contributions to achieving our shared goals. Our diverse team is made up of individuals with different skills and backgrounds and every team member is willing to take risks as well as take action to develop and create big ideas for the future of the Reform Movement. While this position focuses on a particular area of work, every team member is a vital part of our overall success.   

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) provides vision and voice to build strong communities that, together, transform the way people connect to Judaism and change the world. We acknowledge that due to racism, ableism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression, that our communities are not whole until everyone experiences a sense of belonging within the Jewish community. As the largest Jewish movement in North America, we stand for a Judaism that is inclusive and reflective of a wide range of identities and accept the responsibility of dismantling oppression both inside and outside of our communities. Through camping, youth experiences, programs, information sharing, and networking opportunities, our over 850 congregations and 15 residential camps create opportunities for our communities to enhance their capacity to build and expand community, engage in meaningful and authentic Jewish life, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue social justice and develop inspired leadership. Together, our employees and stakeholders, are creating Reform Judaism of today. 

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How to Apply

Please include a one-page cover letter along with your resume, outlining your skills and experience and how you meet the essential functions and qualifications of the position. We look forward to hearing from you! Please click the link above to APPLY ONLINE!  Alternatively, please mail your resume and cover letter to: Union for Reform Judaism, Attn: Talent Management, 633 Third Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10017.  
The URJ strives to be a welcoming and inclusive environment that is committed to creating a diverse environment. We promote strenuous policies and practices of equal opportunity and diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals including those of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations. The URJ encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.  

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: congregation, empower, Jewish, Leadership, network, organization, planning, team work, and  project management. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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