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Director of Jewish Community Engagement
Tucson Jewish Community Center
3800 E River Rd
Tucson, AZ 85718

Principal Responsibilities:


The Tucson Jewish community is a thriving, inspiring community serving over 23,000 Jews. Our community is proud of its many pathways to Jewish life through time-honored Jewish organizational and synagogue life. We are also proud of newer pathways to engagement we have created and continue to seek new and varied opportunities for individuals and families to connect with Jewish life in personally meaningful ways.

Tucson is also a wonderful place to live. Among its many attributes, Tucson is the first designated UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the US, offering a wide variety of ethnic food options. It also boasts a beautiful desert landscape surrounded by mountain ranges with a variety of hiking and biking outdoor opportunities. Tucson is a thriving city, and University town - a real diamond in the rough.

The Director of Jewish Community Engagement position reflects our ongoing efforts to collaborate and seek meaningful Jewish engagement for the community. This position reports to the Tucson Jewish Community Center's (Tucson J) Senior Director of Jewish Living and Engagement, with a dotted line to the Jewish Philanthropy of Southern Arizona's (JPSA) VP of Strategy and Community Impact. This is a community-wide engagement role, where programming and meetings take place within and beyond institutional physical spaces.

About the J: Guided by values rooted in Jewish tradition, the Tucson J is open to all people of all ages and all abilities. Everyone belongs, while some may choose to formally join. The Tucson J practices radical inclusivity and is a safe non-judgmental space for all. Our Southern Arizona Jewish community is incredibly diverse with Jewish families and individuals self-identifying as: "Just Jewish," Not Jewish, Culturally Jewish/Secular/Humanist, Jewish by Birth, Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, multi-faith, Israeli American, Jews of Color, LGBTQ, single-parent, differently abled/special needs, low-income, middle-income, and affluent. We welcome the participation of self-identifying Jewish families of all backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Position Summary

We are searching for a dynamic individual to bring new and enhance existing engagement efforts for the southern Arizona Jewish community. This individual is knowledgeable on Jewish practice and organizations, and engagement-related resources and best practices. The Director of Jewish Community Engagement connects southern Arizonans with one another and with local and online resources, supporting each person's growth on their Jewish journey.

As the Director of Jewish Community Engagement, you will:

Minimum Qualifications:

Ideal Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


$65,000 - $75,000

Agency Information:

The Tucson Jewish Community Center is a 110,000-square-feet facility built in 1989. With more than 2,000 families and 5,000 members, the J is open to the Tucson community of all faiths.

We offer a robust schedule of events ranging from Arts & Culture to Sports & Wellness to Children & Family. At the J we offer something for everyone from 0 to 99!

Our beautiful Foothills location offers the perfect setting for your meeting, wedding, or other special event. Our trained professional will help you with all your rental needs, including catering.

If fitness is your main goal, we offer a full fitness facility and more than 100 free weekly classes included in your membership.

We are proud to offer a privately funded preschool serving 300 children during the school year from six weeks to pre-K. Additionally, we offer after-school care for elementary-aged children and provide transportation from over 20 schools daily during the school year.

Most importantly, we offer a sense of community and acceptance to the entire Tucson community. We invite you to step inside and feel the energy of the J!