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Director of Family Engagement
JCC of Greater Kansas City
5801 W 115th St
Suite 101
Overland Park, KS 66211

Principal Responsibilities:


The Director of Family Engagement provides strategic direction to The J's overall goal of attracting, retaining and engaging families in our programming and as members. This position will interact and cross-program with various directors, including, but not limited to the areas of School Age Programming, Early Childhood, Sports & Recreation, Cultural Arts, Jewish Experiences and Encore!. This position will recruit, coordinate, manage and engage volunteers to implement a variety of programs throughout the year. These programs will develop and nurture relationships among the families and between the families and The J. General oversight will be given to how we cross-promote our various programs between departments and how synergies could be created between existing departments.

Essential Functions

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or graduate degree in Social Work, Education, Child Life or related field from an accredited institution.
  • Experience in Early Childhood, Camp, After School Care or Enrichment Programming desired.
  • Proven track record of working with families and creating successful engagement activities.
  • Knowledge of Jewish history, culture and traditions.
  • Able to gather key points of information and analyze complex or diverse information.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently and develop realistic action plans.
  • Ability to assist in the cultivation of funding for programming.
  • Experience in volunteer management helpful, but not required.

Agency Information:

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City ("The J") opened in 1914 in midtown Kansas City, Missouri, and has grown and adapted to serve the changing needs of Greater Kansas City's Jewish and secular communities. We've continuously offered the finest in recreational, social and educational services as our facilities have transitioned to southern Overland Park, Kansas.

The mission of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City is to enrich our diverse community by cultivating an inclusive environment built upon Jewish values, heritage and culture. We offer programs of excellence that enhance wellness, meaning and joy from generation to generation.