Director of Community Engagement, San Diego (part-time)

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. In its first three (3) years of operations, HMI has run 55 trips for more than 1,000 couples from 14 cities. By 2020, HMI expects to run at least 40 more trips for 800 more couples from 18 cities across N. America.

Honeymoon Israel is seeking a part-time professional to coordinate activities in the San Diego area in collaboration with local Jewish organizations for cohorts of young couples who apply for the Honeymoon Israel trips. The staff person must live full-time in San Diego, and will be responsible for convening the collaborative partners in the area and developing a cohesive strategy for engagement and follow-up.

Honeymoon Israel launched in San Diego in 2015 - there have been three (3) trips so far with one (1) trip scheduled each year moving forward.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with both trip participants and local partner organizations
  • Create meaningful pre-and post-trip experiences for trip participants in collaboration with local and national collaborating organizations
  • Develop and implement recruitment plan for Honeymoon Israel trips
  • Lead staffing on Israel trips for young couples
  • Oversee trip follow-up by connecting cohorts to programs, resources and other trip alumni throughout San Diego
  • Administer all aspects of in-take, selection and registration process
  • Manage all data and communications to applicants, participants, trip staff and community partners Develop lay leadership champions locally for the HMI program  to help with fundraising, awareness building and other roles as necessary
  • Implement microgrants process in partnership with the funding collaborative organization


  • Experience working with young adults / young families
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and proficient in managing data
  • Experience in group facilitation and/or community organizing
  • Deep knowledge of Jewish history, ritual, culture, Israel
  • Ability to work remotely
  • Open to pushing and redefining the boundaries of Jewish life
  • Ability to work in and exercise leadership as part of an entrepreneurial, fast paced, high-functioning team
  • High-level writing and communication skills
  • Independent, self-starter
  • Excellent administrative skills: Excel, Word, etc.
  • Experience staffing or leading Israel trips/programs including trip planning and trip follow-up is desired

All applications should be submitted with a cover letter and resume to

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