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Community Engagement Coordinator
Jewish Educational Alliance
5111 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31405

Principal Responsibilities:

Scope of Responsibilities:

Teen Programs:

Oversee and manage community youth and teen programs (grades 6-12): implementation, recruitment, marketing, and budgeting

Outreach to parents of current and prospective members

Communicate and coordinate with area synagogues to plan joint programs

Supervise local programming.Work with both Savannah BBYO chapters and their boards. This would include: elections, help boards and members solve issues and assure the chapters are programming in all folds which include social, community service, social action, Judaism and education.

Find and supervise chapter advisors

Promote programs around the community. Work with youth leadership to make sure articles about teen activities are in the local Jewish publications.

Serve as staff for regional and council events

Inspire and support teens by creating leadership development opportunities and serving as a Jewish role model/experiential educator

Communicate regularly with regional program director

College Programs:

Oversee and manage local Hillel programs (in coordination with Hillel advisor): implementation, recruitment, marketing, and budgeting

Work with the local Hillel(s) to engage college students in Jewish life

Recruit, supervise, train and develop student Engagement Ambassadors for Savannah Hillel

Develop opportunities for community building amongst engagees with similar interests.

Recruitment through engagement relationships for Taglit-Birthright Israel: Hillel Alternative Break or other immersion experiences.

Young Families:

Oversee and manage local PJ Library subscriptions: program implementation, recruitment and marketing

Plan implement and oversee PJ Library programming

Outreach to young families and engage them in the Jewish community

Connect young families to Jewish life in Savannah


Participate in community programs

Be involved in Young Adult programming

Help to bring Jewish culture to JEA Camp Savannah & Aftercare

The ideal candidate will take an entrepreneurial approach to creating Jewish activities that resonate with teens and college students today, encouraging them to experience Judaism on their terms, and providing them the tools, resources and guidance to program in a way that adds value, meaning and identity to their lives.

Minimum Qualifications:


Agency Information:

The Savannah Jewish Federation is searching for an energetic, passionate professional to assume the position of Community Engagement Coordinator.This innovative and exciting position of the Savannah Jewish Federation will be responsible for outreach and engagement of the populations in Savannah - from birth through college.

The Savannah Jewish Federation is a change agent and is continuously working to strengthen and build the local Jewish community. Professional development opportunities and excellent supervision are provided by the Savannah Jewish Federation.

The Savannah Jewish Federation is housed at the Savannah Jewish Educational Alliance (Savannah's JCC) and work together on many programs.This position will get the opportunity to work with both the Federation and JCC and gain valuable experience with both. In addition to working with the JCCA (National JCC Association) and JFNA (Jewish Federations of North America), this position also gets the opportunity to work closely with many other national organizations - PJ Library, BBYO and Hillel.This is a great opportunity for someone pursuing a Jewish communal career who wants to gain experience working with a variety of age groups and organizations.

Savannah is one of America's most desirable historical communities featuring wonderful southern hospitality, world class culture, spectacular weather year-round and a 285 year history of high-quality Jewish life.

This is an exciting time for the Savannah Jewish Federation...join our team!