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Program Manager, Teen Philanthropy
Stroum Jewish Community Center
3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Principal Responsibilities:

The Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN) program. JTFN is a national program designed to imbue teens with the passion and skills to be thoughtful, effective and inspiring philanthropists. The Program Manager will plan the program, recruit participants, develop the curriculum based on national program guidance, and design a program evaluation process that leads to launching a local program her in the Puget Sound. The Program Manager will then lead a diverse group of Jewish teens in gaining first-hand experience in raising and allocating charitable dollars, evaluating grant proposals, making site visits, participating in group decision-making and assessing charitable impact.

Minimum Qualifications:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university. Knowledge of Jewish education and culture.

Previous experience and/or current skills must include: Program management and event planning experience; exceptional organizational, communication and presentation skills; experience managing multiple projects simultaneously; must enjoy working with teens and adults; ability to inspire others; excellent customer service skills; demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and as part of a team. Experience building and overseeing program curriculum.

Agency Information:

The Samuel and Althea Stroum Jewish Community Center of Greater Seattle.

The Stroum Jewish Community Center inspires connections that build community and foster Jewish continuity. Together we create outstanding programs, partnerships and spaces that welcome everyone to learn, grow and celebrate Jewish life and culture.

Founded in 1949, the Stroum JCC is dedicated to the enrichment of life for the Jewish and general community in the greater Seattle area. Membership is open to everyone. The SJCC offers diverse programming which includes community-wide events, a premier Early Childhood School, Parenting Center, summer day camp, school's out program, before- and after-school care, kids and adult sports leagues, activities specifically for adults and seniors, and a variety of social, cultural and recreational programs. Limited low-cost memberships are available for youth programs, the Parenting Center, camps and league sports, and senior and social programs

The SJCC offers programs on Mercer Island and in Seattle at Temple Beth Am.

Examples of community-wide events include our annual Hanukkah celebration, Purim Carnival, Sukkot celebration and Second Night Passover Seder.

Mercer Island Campus

The Mercer Island SJCC campus has served the Jewish and general community since 1968. This location includes a fitness center, racquetball courts, indoor running track, gymnasium and indoor swimming pool. This location also has an auditorium, a children's library, kitchen, classrooms, and meeting rooms.

More than 10,000 people pass through the doors of the SJCC Mercer Island campus each year and more than 200 children are enrolled in its infant, toddler, preschool, and kindergarten programs. Each quarter, the SJCC offers programs ranging from swimming lessons to parenting lectures and yoga classes. The J offers transportation to and from several Mercer Island and east side elementary schools for its before- and after-school program. Summer camps include arts, sports, drama, teen adventure, and traditional Jewish day camps with transportation available