Community Engagement Coordinator


Reports to: Director of Membership and Community Giving

Status & Duration: Full-time Non-Exempt

Summary: IKAR, a highly acclaimed Jewish non-profit in Los Angeles, is seeking an energetic, resourceful, and highly organized Development and Community Engagement Coordinator to support our development and membership apparatus. This role is perfect for someone who is outgoing and welcoming, detail-oriented, thrives in being a connector in an active, fast-paced environment, and loves being part of a purpose-driven team.

Responsibilities include:

Membership and Community Engagement
-Execute our annual membership campaign
Support our annual Mishloah Manot (Purim Basket) process including basket design, sourcing items, volunteer coordination, routing, and deliveries
-Support the annual High Holy Days entrance card system, volunteers, and basket deliveries
-Work closely with Membership Director to develop a strategy to enhance community members’ engagement by tracking membership commitments and participation, including implementing a volunteer strategy including a stewardship process
-Support volunteer circle (small group) leaders to engage more members and grow the IKAR circles program
-Serve as staff liaison with demographic groups
-Support volunteers in new member engagement including delivering new member welcome baskets, coordinating welcome calls, and house parties
-Provide administrative support to the Membership Director for deliveries to members in times of joy and grief
-Work in the database to process membership transactions, organize member records, and follow up on membership pledges
-Manage IKAR’s online auction year-round and during the annual fundraising event on the GiveSmart platform
-Support other annual fundraising initiatives at needed

Skills & Qualifications:
-Ability to interact with all staff and community members with kindness and integrity
-Passion about IKAR’s mission
-Excellent written and oral communication skills
-Sterling organizational skills and ability to multitask and manage and track a wide variety of tasks in an organized and efficient manner

Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience with generous benefit package including full health, vision, dental, life and paid vacation. Salary Range: $55,000-$60,000.

Equal Opportunity & Diversity: IKAR prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. IKAR invites applications from different denominations, religious and cultural backgrounds. We encourage candidates of color, candidates who are Jews by choice, candidates in the LGBTQ community and across the rich gender spectrum.

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume and references to [email protected].

About IKAR: IKAR, an innovative model for Jewish engagement, launched in 2004 to reclaim the vitality and relevance of Jewish religious practice and reimagine the contours of Jewish community.  Recognized nationally for its success in engaging young and disaffected Jews, IKAR is a positive and proactive response to the declining trend in affiliation in the Jewish community.  IKAR is dedicated to reanimating Jewish life through imaginative engagement with ritual and spiritual practice and a deep commitment to social justice. Fusing piety and hutzpah, obligation, and inspiration, we are harnessing an untapped energy in the Jewish community –attracting and mobilizing Jews who to contribute their vast intellectual and creative resources to address real world concerns effectively and unapologetically. In addition to establishing a vital presence in Los Angeles, we have also become a leading model of engaging, authentic, resonant Jewish life that is inspiring change in synagogues and communities around the country.