Director of Programming
Posted on: November 27, 2022
*InTulsa is partnering with -Congregation B'nai Emunah to find
candidates for this exciting role in Tulsa*
**Location: Tulsa, OK. - This is an on-site position for those
already in Tulsa, OK or willing to relocate to Tulsa, OK"
Director of Programming
A synagogue is a house of study, a meeting place, and a center for
the spirit. Founded in 1916, Congregation B'nai Emunah has served a
diverse community of people who approach their Judaism and enact
Jewish values in many different ways for over one hundred years. We
are a self-confident religious center committed to constant
experimentation. With supportive and stable leadership in place and
as part of Tulsa's interfaith tapestry, we see ourselves as a home
for serious social activism, engaging educational experiences,
essential cultural connections, and innovative thinking that will
shape the next hundred years of Jewish life in Tulsa.
As the Director of Programming at the Synagogue, you will play a
critical role in facilitating high-touch, warmth-filled experiences
for members, friends, participants, and clients of the Synagogue's
diverse programming. Equally comfortable managing the logistics of
large-scale events, developing new outlets for engagement and
involvement, and building one-on-one relationships with members and
volunteers, you love meeting people where they are and connecting
them to each other and shared experiences. You want to ensure
everyone feels at home and part of our extended family when they
encounter the Synagogue.
Who You Are:
You are a team-oriented self-starter who thrives in a
mission-driven, small-scale, high-performance work environment.
While open to constant experimentation, you are familiar with
Jewish values, customs, and rituals as practiced within families
and communities. You are eager to help create vibrant Jewish life
for people of many different backgrounds and experiences through
the programmatic calendar of a Synagogue. You see Judaism as a lens
to address issues of broad-ranging concern and can translate those
ideas into experiences for others.
You are experienced in managing many projects at one time and can
easily move from concept to execution-- the type of person who can
take a new idea and turn it into a reality, all while attending to
the daily needs of ongoing programming and events.
The Nuts and Bolts:
Serve as the key facilitator of the programmatic life of the
Synagogue. This includes a variety of responsibilities, from the
arrangements, logistics, and coordination of events to ideation and
experimentation with new forms of engagement and involvement.
Create, facilitate, and lead experiences that speak to the diverse
cohorts and constituencies within the congregation and beyond
Prepare press releases, articles, notices, and postings that tell
the story of the Synagogue by highlighting our successes, sharing
upcoming opportunities, and contributing to the organization's
profile in the broader community.
Solve problems and produce solutions with the Synagogue's
professional and lay leadership, identifying alternatives when
circumstances change and seeking additional responsibilities.
Engage volunteers in meaningful roles that enhance a sense of
community, investment, and shared responsibility.
Handle the technological needs of the congregation and strategize
on future needs related to in-person/hybrid/virtual programming and
event production, which includes sound, light, recording,
post-production, and management of digital culture.
What makes you shine:
Familiarity with creating client-oriented experiences that
translate into deeper relationships
A knack for all things hospitality. You love making people feel at
home and are ready to roll out the red carpet for your guests.
You like working in a small organization where collaboration and
communication are essential, but independent work is highly
encouraged, and where everybody rolls up their sleeves to make
Previous experience navigating relationships with many different
audiences. Everyone matters to you, from the caterer cooking food
in our kitchen to board members in lay leadership roles.
You know what goes into pulling off large-scale events. You are
ready to take a vision and turn it into reality, anticipating
obstacles and proactively mitigating them.
A willingness to learn and master new skills that expand your
professional toolkit and enhance the programmatic offerings of your
A history of passionate engagement with Jewish life and deep vested
interest in the future of American Jewish institutions
5+ years of working experience
Graduate education/experience in Jewish fields including Jewish
non-profits, Rabbinic Studies, Education, and more is very welcome
but not required to be considered
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