Location and Job Title:
Associate Director, Center for Jewish Heritage, Culture & Diversity
JCC of Mid-Westchester
999 Wilmot Rd
Scarsdale, NY 10583
The JCC of Mid-Westchester (JCCMW) has been serving the Jewish and greater Westchester community since 1955. Its vision is "to enrich families, connect friends, and strengthen communities in order to help people lead joyful lives".
JCCMW is making a renewed commitment to focus on its Jewish programming. With the newly established Karen Kolodny Center for Jewish Heritage, Culture & Diversity, JCCMW seeks a visionary to propel JCCMW and the Center to be the leader for secular Jewish programming in Westchester. Post-Covid, how will people convene? With the decline in synagogue membership, where will Jews find their spiritual homes? With the high rate of inter-marriage and "just Jewish" what does the Jewish population want in order to stay connected to its Judaism? With the strong desire for Jews to "repair the world", how can they do that within a Jewish lens? And how are we welcoming our non-Jewish family members to understand our heritage and culture - where are they learning about the tapestry of Judaism?
This is a full time position within our programming departments and will be responsible for creating and delivering a sophisticated social-cultural, inclusive experience for JCCMW's community members and staff. This is a senior programming position and may require nights and/or weekend work depending on the programming calendar.
- Build and lead a menu of dynamic, interactive programs for multiple age segments (children, adults, seniors) within existing departments and in collaboration with community partners that inspires, enlightens and is embedded in Jewish values with a focus on cultural education, celebrations, Israel
- Create workshops, programs, classes that support the interfaith and/or secular Westchester County community
- Provide weekly Jewish learning opportunities to our program staff to help bridge the connection for managers not knowledgeable about Judaism
- Manage all aspects of implementation of cultural programs - logistics, marketing, facilitation, registration, volunteers, and evaluation
- Recruit and help lead a committee of lay leaders
- Build and maintain external partnerships to ensure high quality programs, generate new opportunities, and take advantage of the rich and unique offerings and resources available across the Westchester and New York metro area
- Provide the "Jewish lens" point of view for inter-departmental, inter-agency, and community wide program planning
- Comply with agency protocols, systems, and requirements for program implementation.
- Develop new arts, culture, social, and educational partnerships
- Develop, maintain, and operate within annual department budget in collaboration with the Finance team
- Bachelor's degree in related field (required).
- Masters of Social Work (MSW) or similar professional experience (highly preferred)
- 5 years relevant work experience (required)
- Jewish education expertise and knowledge of customs/traditions/teachings (required)
- Knowledge, passion and ability to lead programming across all age groups and cultures within a non-profit environment (required)
- Expertise & strength in community relationship building (required)
- Creating and managing a budget(required)
- Google Suite, Zoom, Powerpoint, Excel, Microsoft Word(required)
- Social Media posting skills (required)
- Experience leading programs for all age groups with an emphasis on unaffiliated and/or interfaith families(required)
- Adult and family enrichment program design and implementation experience (preferred)
- Significant experience working within non-profit environments(preferred)
Additional Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Outstanding customer service, organizational, volunteer management, interpersonal, problem solving, and time management skills
- Good judgment, discretion, highly organized, with experience managing volunteers and being the "calm in the storm"
- Entrepreneurial, self-motivated, proactive, and independent and able to work collaboratively across departments
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Comfortable working in a fast paced, multi-tasking, customer service focused environment
- Exhibit an "above and beyond" attitude, being proactive and enthusiastic to perform any assigned tasks
- Have your "finger on the pulse" of Jewish and community arts, culture, social, and educational opportunities
- Hebrew proficiency(preferred)
- Residence in Westchester and access to a car (preferred)
65,000 - 75,000
The JCC of MidWestchester is an equal opportunity employer. The position is open to all and we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, color, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity/expression , national origin or any category protected by applicable law.