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Director of Community Engagement

Honeymoon Israel
San Francisco, California
70,000-80,000 annually
Closing date
Apr 8, 2023

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Focus Areas
Arts / Culture / Humanities, Religion / Faith-based
Job Function
Program / Project Management
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Job Details

Honeymoon Israel is seeking a full-time professional for the role of San Francisco Bay Area Director of Community Engagement. This individual will play a critical role for HMI as we grow our operations and impact, essential to our fast-moving, high-energy organization. 

With a unique remote culture, our employees sit everywhere from Atlanta to San Francisco to Tel Aviv, and this position will be essential to our fast-moving, high energy organization . Directors of Community Engagement are locally-focused HMI staff that are based in cities where HMI operates across North America. In many cases, the Director of Community Engagement is the only HMI-employed staff member in a given community. Directors of Community Engagement are connectors, facilitators, conveners, stewards, and supporters in providing couples with a platform that helps them determine ways in which they want to incorporate Judaism into their lives. While the HMI experience for many couples begins with a group trip to Israel, the trip serves as a catalyst and much of the work to support participants in this journey happens when couples return home. 

The San Francisco Bay Area Director of Community Engagement will primarily serve the communities of Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties, as well as parts of Santa Clara county. Working in partnership with the Assistant Director of Community Engagement - East Bay, this position will occasionally support East Bay communities as well.

About You and Key Responsibilities

About You

  • You are committed to Jewish life, understanding that connection to Judaism can take many forms, and are excited about the transformative impact that immersive experiences can have on an individual, couple, and community
  • You have an understanding of and appreciation for HMI’s target audience of young couples representing diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and affiliations
  • You have a passion for and experience in community organizing, relationship building, community building, and creating accessible and meaningful experiences
  • You have knowledge of Jewish culture, heritage, and practice and are passionate about pushing and redefining the boundaries of Jewish life
  • You are a natural connector; you are social and love building relationships
  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • You are a skilled project manager (highly organized, detail oriented, and efficient with time management) who can juggle multiple projects
  • You are innovative, strategic, and flexible in your work
  • You are just as comfortable working independently as you are on a collaborative team

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement HMI’s national engagement strategy in your local community by serving, engaging, and supporting couples through the entire HMI applicant, participant, and alumni experience
    • Responsibilities for the applicant experience include:
      • Oversee all aspects of outreach, recruitment, and selection for your community’s trips
      • Serve as support staff for application interview processes in other HMI communities
    • Responsibilities for the participant experience include:
      • Serve as a trip leader, in partnership with a local Jewish educator/rabbi and Israel-based tour educator, on the HMI trips departing from your community
    • Responsibilities for the alumni experience include:
      • Steward the relationship with and development of HMI participants and alumni, specifically as it relates to ongoing support for their Jewish and family journeys, opportunities for involvement and community building, and philanthropic potential
      • Empower HMI alumni to build, sustain, and lead their alumni community through opportunities with HMI and/or community partners
      • Provide ongoing opportunities to engage with Judaism and Israel through 1:1 meetings, niche group gatherings, and cohort/cross-cohort programs
  • Identify, build, and maintain partnerships and relationships with local community resources, institutions, and funding organizations that will provide wrap-around support and programming to HMI couples throughout their HMI experience
    • Identify local rabbis/educators who will engage and support HMI couples in various ways, including serving as trip staff 
    • Provide support in fundraising and development efforts as it relates to your community and build relationships with key funders
    • Develop a strong understanding of the local community landscape (organizations, affinity spaces, and communities), both Jewish and non-Jewish, to best serve couples’ needs
  • Bring best practices from the field to your work and the organization
  • Represent HMI at relevant conferences, meetings, and local communities of practice

Skills, Expertise, and Position Details

Skills & Experience

  • 5-6 years of relevant professional experience
  • Experience or comfort with a virtual, remote work environment
  • Experience with group facilitation
  • Experience leading Israel trips/programs strongly preferred
  • Experience with immersive Jewish education
  • Experience working with young adults/young families strongly preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree required

Position Details

  • This position will report directly to the West Coast Regional Director
  • This role requires work in and around San Francisco, Marin, and the Peninsula. Candidates must reside in the San Francisco Bay Area (including but not limited to San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa counties).
  • International travel to Israel required multiple times per year (2-3 times on average)
  • Domestic travel required approximately 15% of the time
  • Must have flexibility to attend work-related programs, events, and gatherings on weeknight evenings and weekends, including on Shabbat. 


Benefits include individual medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, disability and life insurance coverage, as well as participation in the 403(b) retirement plan with an employer matching program. We offer a flexible work environment and office hours, and professional development opportunities. HMI has an unlimited vacation policy and perks to support mental and physical health.

About Honeymoon Israel

Honeymoon Israel (HMI) provides immersive trips to Israel for locally based cohorts of couples that have at least one Jewish partner and are early in their committed relationship, creating communities of couples who are building families with meaningful connections to Jewish life and the Jewish people. To date, HMI has run over 150 trips from more than 20 cities across the country - bringing nearly 3,000 couples to Israel. To read more about Honeymoon Israel and its mission and vision, please see:


Honeymoon Israel (HMI) strives to make young couples of all backgrounds feel welcome in the Jewish community and to inspire them to incorporate Jewish values and traditions into their lives in their own way. HMI provides immersive trips to Israel for locally based cohorts of couples that have at least one Jewish partner and are early in their committed relationship, creating communities of couples who are building families with meaningful connections to Jewish life and the Jewish people. To date, HMI has run more than 130 trips from 23 cities across North America – bringing more than 2,500 couples to Israel.

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