Program and Engagement Associate Job Description

The Well, Metro Detroit’s trendsetting and inclusive community building, education and spirituality outreach initiative, is seeking a dynamic, entrepreneurial and outgoing self-starter to become our first Program and Engagement Associate!

We’re looking for someone ready to dive in and embody our mission of building a robust, connected and relevant Jewish community in Metro Detroit, with particular focus on engaging and linking together young adults who are un or under affiliated.

The Program and Engagement Associate will work closely with The Well’s Founding Director, Rabbi Dan Horwitz, to enhance and build upon the organization’s successes.

What we’re about:

The mission of The Well is to dramatically increase the number of people actively participating in inclusive community-centric Jewish living in Metro Detroit by means of relationship building, network weaving and participant-driven programming. Our belief is that Jewish community, ethics, values, and spirituality can and should be directly applicable to our lives, and should drive us to positively impact the world around us. We are looking for an entrepreneurial spirit with at least 1-2 years of work experience and a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) to join our team and help us take our efforts to the next level!

What you’re great at:

·       Relating to people from all backgrounds and knowledge / religious observance levels

·       Establishing one on one relationships via the art of the coffee date

·       Connecting with anyone, anytime, anywhere, and connecting people with one another

·       Planning and implementing multiple projects and programs at once (multi-tasking!), often in partnership with other organizations and volunteer leaders

·       Communicating via social media, including Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, etc.

·       Thinking about the big picture while keeping the little picture details in mind

·       Taking initiative!

Job Description:


·       Engage at least 200 unique individuals via one-on-one coffee dates in the first year

·       Actively listen and serve as a connector for participants to meaningful opportunities

·       Track participant relationships and involvement, including preparing analyses and reports

·       Support the development of shared interest groups and new participant-driven initiatives

·       Be a visible figure representing The Well out in the community


·       Develop a social media strategy and manage our various social media accounts, using them expertly to promote, recruit and share about our programming and other communal opportunities

·       Curate our email newsletters

·       Update (and keep relevant) our organizational website

·       Oversee our Nice Jewish Boy / Nice Jewish Girl of the Month feature


·       Recruit and work with participants and partners to design/implement diverse programming

·       Outreach to help secure venues and speakers for various programs

·       Oversee program logistics, ensuring that each assigned program has the supplies it needs and is executed expertly

·       Manage spreadsheet of potential program venues and accompanying details

·       Dream big!

What you’ll get out of it:

·       The chance to work on the front lines of Jewish communal innovation!

·       Great mentoring and skill-building opportunities.

·       Competitive compensation in the non-profit marketplace and a generous benefits package.

·       As much coffee as you can drink on coffee dates!

·       Flexible work hours (expect some nights and weekends as program schedule requires)

·       Flexible work locations (home, coffee shops, Leo’s Coney Island – choices abound!)

Ideal Start Date:

We're looking for an all-star to join our team - the sooner the better, and no later than June 1, 2017.

About Metro Detroit:

Detroit is home to the most exciting young Jewish adult resurgence in the country! With an affordable cost of living, Midwest kindness, quality professional sports, arts and culture, a rebirth of the city center (not to mention an incredible local food scene) and a Jewish community known for its generosity, we’re convinced there’s no better place to be to have an outsized impact and to call home!

To Apply:

Please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to


The Well is a project of the Lori Talsky Zekelman Fund at Temple Israel of Metropolitan Detroit, and we are strongly committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals, and will make all employment decisions for staff and applicants without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, alienage, citizenship or any other basis protected by law.