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Director of Jewish Life
Educational Alliance
197 E Broadway
New York, NY 10002

Principal Responsibilities:

The 14th Street Y (14Y) seeks a visionary, entrepreneurial Director of Jewish Life to develop, lead and promote new and innovative cultural, educational, and artistic programming that engages downtown New York City's diverse and inclusive Jewish community.

Each year, tens of thousands of New Yorkers of all ages, races, and ethnicities come to 14Y as members, visitors, or partners to experience our high quality and varied programs centered around arts and culture, early childhood education, summer camps, fitness and aquatics, and older adult services. 14Y is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment to downtown New York's entire community. Our staff oversee Jewish programming that includes:

Under new leadership and the auspices of the Educational Alliance's network of Lower Manhattan community centers, 14Y is now poised for transformation as the premier downtown destination for Jewish arts and culture, wellness and spirituality, education, and community engagement. Reflective of this unique moment in our organizational history funders have provided 14Y with a 16-month initial grant to support a full time Director of Jewish Life; it is our expectation that this will become a permanent role at 14Y.

The successful candidate will have a deep commitment to Jewish values, heritage, and culture, recognizing that Jews and Jewish life are extremely diverse and include people of all races, observance, experience, ideology, and interest. Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with our senior staff as well as partners at the local and national level, the Director of Jewish Life will create programs, events and initiatives that reflect 14Y at its best: dynamic, inclusive and creative.

Minimum Qualifications:

A cover letter is required to be considered for this position.

Preferred Qualifications



Agency Information:

A nonprofit beacon of hope for over 130 years, as a historically Jewish organization Educational Alliance believes in the power of communities to lift up people of all ages and turn strangers into neighbors. We offer high-quality, affordable education programs, health services, and diverse cultural enrichment right where New Yorkers live and raise their families. We make the city a brighter, friendlier and more supportive place. Our community centers offer multi-generational programs that push boundaries and break barriers, sharing critical tools to foster relationships and advance the well-being of people in New York City.

Our pioneering educational programs--like 2Generation Head Start, and courses ranging from art to fitness, career readiness to citizenship--are carefully curated and developed with our city's residents in mind. We offer dozens of options and we never stop innovating to help people of all ages grow, connect, and engage.

Guided by Jewish values, Educational Alliance celebrates the differences and individuality every person brings when they walk through our doors because we know that there is more that connects us than keeps us divided. Today, our reach extends beyond the city as our innovative programs serve as models for other organizations to adopt and implement in their communities. We invite you to join us as we partner with our neighbors, strengthen our city, and pave the way for more generations of New Yorkers to live enriched and fulfilling lives - because you belong here.