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HEA Director of Engagement

Position Title: Director of Engagement 
Reports to: Senior Rabbi
Reporting to this Position: Program Coordinator
Hours:  Full-Time
Compensation and Benefits: Annual Salary $70,000 - $80,000, commensurate with qualifications. Retirement Plans, Medical Insurance, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, FSA/HSA, Life Insurance, Family Leave, Paid Holidays, Complementary Membership.  

Job Summary
The Director of Engagement is the primary contact for prospective and current members seeking to more deeply engage with the HEA community. Inspired by the work of Ron Wolfson (author of Relational Judaism and The Spirituality of Welcoming), HEA seeks to create a culture where members feel connected, welcomed, and enriched by their experience. This position has three main areas of responsibility: membership, engagement, and institutional advancement.

Professional Responsibilities

  • Oversee member relationship management with staff, fostering a culture of relationship building, inclusivity and welcoming, deploying rabbis and staff to maximize member participation opportunities throughout the year.
  • Oversee new member recruitment and onboarding through the first year of membership.  Meet one-on-one with new members and prospective members.  Coordinate with our Shalom Squad (ambassadors) to ensure new members feel welcomed and engaged, including planning new member celebration events.  
  • Manage member enrollment and track members in our database (ShulCloud).  


  • Support the creation and activities of our small groups so that members feel they are part of an intimate group within the larger community. 
  • Supervise the Program Coordinator and collaborate with other programming staff to ensure programmatic excellence and high-level volunteer engagement.  
  • Cultivate and support volunteers and lay leadership.  
  • Staff the Membership Committee and provide support to the Board of Directors in membership policy making.
  • Manage and maintain relevant engagement data in CRM (Shul Cloud).  Use CRM to develop a system of tracking, analyzing, and reporting member engagement.
  • Communicate with Clergy and volunteers in responding to members who seek opportunities for engagement or who are in need of support (i.e., illness, grief, new baby).  

Institutional Advancement 

  • Oversee marketing and strategic messaging in coordination with the rabbis and the Director of Communications.  Oversee the production of promotional materials and fundraising messages.
  • Support the clergy and Executive Director in fundraising efforts by cultivating and stewarding Plus Members, major donors, and legacy donors. Coordinate multiple touch points (phone calls, birthday and anniversary cards, special mishloach manot, etc).  
  • Support planning and execution of fundraising events and campaigns in partnership with senior staff and lay leaders.  


  • University degree, preferably in a relevant field such as Jewish studies, social work, or hospitality.
  • Relevant experience in Jewish communal work, with demonstrated success in community organizing, hospitality, volunteer coordination, fundraising and program management.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.  Ability to manage multiple projects.  
  • Superior communication skills in English.  Familiarity with Hebrew is desirable.  Proficiency with communication technologies such as social media, mass texting, online marketing, etc.  
  • Significant knowledge of Jewish communal and religious life.  
  • Strong interpersonal skills; comfortable building and sustaining relationships, with excellent follow-up and demonstrating genuine interest in others.  Ability to maintain confidentiality and openness to working with a diverse inclusive community.  
  • Proficiency with productivity apps, client relationship and communications tools such as Office 365, ShulCloud or other CRM technology.  Ability to create and analyze evaluation tools such as surveys, and mine our database for information about our members. 
  • A team player prepared to support colleagues, work behind the scenes, and foster a healthy organizational culture. 
  • Flexible availability to be present at many synagogue programs, which may include some Shabbatot, weekend and evening programs (to be coordinated with other staff).  
  • While the items above provide details regarding this position as it is currently defined, it may evolve over time, based on the needs of the congregation.

About the Hebrew Educational Alliance and Denver
The Hebrew Educational Alliance is a dynamic egalitarian Conservative Movement congregation with a rich 92-year history and is the spiritual home for over 700 families, representing every stage of life.  Affiliated with United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism, HEA provides multiple pathways to meaningful Jewish engagement and spirituality. Our religious practice reflects the diversity of our community, offering multiple worship styles, from traditional davening to innovative musical services.  We strive to be a warm and welcoming synagogue that makes Jewish life accessible to individuals and families of all religious and cultural backgrounds, including multicultural/interfaith families and LGBTQ+ individuals. Our talented and dedicated staff is led by Rabbi Salomon Gruenwald and Rabbi Sarah Shulman. The HEA’s Religious School has approximately 125 students, the preschool has over 75 students, and about 25-35 youth become b'nai mitzvah each year. The Denver Jewish community is the 16th largest in the nation with a population over 100,000; there are three kosher restaurants, excellent public schools, and a college preparatory pluralistic K-12 Jewish Day School. To learn more about HEA, please visit 
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Rabbi Sarah Shulman: or call 303-758-9400.  

Sun, September 24 2023 9 Tishrei 5784