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Interim Programs Manager

Congregation Emanu-El
Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco, CA 94118
Hybrid work
$75,000 - $85,000 a year - Full-time, Contract


Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco, CA 94118

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee assistance program
  • Retirement plan

Full job description

Interim Programs Manager Position Description

Temporary Position: March 18 - August 9

Reports to: Senior Engagement Manager

Salary range: $75-85 Annually

Who We Are (Organization Overview & Vision):

At Congregation Emanu-El, we believe that Judaism guides us on our journey to be better people, create stronger community, and repair the world. Emanu-El is the fifth largest Jewish Reform congregation in the United States, with 1900 households, and is the oldest Jewish congregation west of the Mississippi. Officially established in 1850, and located in a landmark temple in San Francisco, Emanu-El serves as a foundation of community life for Jews and non-Jews, for members and non-members, with innovative programs in worship, community, and education that span the cycles and events of life. In 2025, after an extensive capital project to revitalize our historic building and to expand our ability to meet the strategic goal of being a welcoming and accessible home to all Jews throughout the Bay Area, we will be reopening our doors and expanding our programs to serve the evolving needs of our Jewish community.

Position Summary:

This temporary position supports social justice and young family programming across the congregation including holiday celebrations, events, meetups, and lay-led committees affiliated with these groups. Alongside the rest of the Programs and Membership teams, the Programs Manager works cross-functionally with stakeholders across the Clergy, Philanthropy, Communications, and Operations teams to drive the execution of key program initiatives that serve membership engagement and retention.


How You’ll Contribute (Duties/Responsibilities):

  • Build trust and develop deep relationships with our member community and internal staff.
  • Leverage data and key insights to improve the member experience.
  • Partner closely with the Community & Membership team to drive awareness of the organization, execute on member engagement initiatives and effectively measure the value and success of those programs.
  • Collaborate with members of our Development and Communications teams to ensure alignment with community content and scaled communications.
  • Plan, organize, and manage all phases of a program/event lifecycle to ensure successful delivery by developing project schedules, managing issues/risks, and driving on-time execution with cross functional team members and stakeholders.
  • Help oversee the member community calendar and develop engaging content for all our community members.
  • Administratively support lay-led committes incuding calendaring, scheduling, note-taking, preparing meeting materials, etc.
  • Partner with leadership to activate and leverage the member community to support organizational goals.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Who You Are (Required Skills/Abilities):

  • Strong experience building, fostering and managing communities.
  • Familiarity with community platforms and tools.
  • Passionate about building relationships, on and offline.
  • Strong, clear written and verbal communication skills with the ability to comfortably interact and influence cross-functional teams across the organization.
  • A creative problem-solver.
  • An energetic, self-starter who values empathy and authenticity when working with members.
  • Capable of handling numerous tasks at once and still meeting deadlines.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.

Must Haves (Qualifications):

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience in community management, customer support, or related fields

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Pay: $75,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee assistance program
  • Retirement plan


  • Monday to Friday

Ability to Relocate:

  • San Francisco, CA 94118: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in San Francisco, CA 94118