JCC Greater Boston is seeking a motivated and passionate individual for the LGBTQ+ Family & Community Programs Position. In this role, you would be responsible for developing and implementing programs and initiatives that promote inclusivity and support LGBTQ+ families and community members. You would work closely with diverse stakeholders and organizations to create a welcoming and supportive environment for individuals of all backgrounds. This is an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the LGBTQ+ community in the Greater Boston area.
The Family & Community Programs professional will create connections with the LGBTQ+ community through a variety of channels, both in-person and virtual, which may include one-on-one parent conversations, holiday celebrations, parent workshops, parent only programs and more. This person is an integral member of the Family Engagement & Jewish Life (FEJL) team that provides family programs throughout Greater Boston.
This role will also oversee the JCC PFLAG support group for parents of trans and non-binary children. This includes providing support for the volunteer facilitators, identifying and recruiting additional facilitators as needed, interfacing with Greater Boston PFLAG, and providing follow-up programs as needed.
JCC Greater Boston is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs, or background. We are guided by JCC Greater Boston's core values -- Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration, and Transformation -- which resonate with many who do not identify as Jewish.
The starting salary for this position is $23.05 - $25.50/hr. The scope of the position will ultimately determine the salary offered, the candidate's relevant experience, and internal equity. This is a part-time 10 hours per week position.
Responsibilities & Duties
Bachelor's Degree in human services or related field, and at least 3 years experience in program/event design and implementation, community organizing/building, and working with families (parents and children 0-8 years old). Experience must display:
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted at the JCC's discretion to meet minimum criteria.
Skills and Abilities:
Physical Requirements: Able to lift and carry objects weighing 15+ pounds (boxes of supplies, snacks etc.) Able to sit and kneel; getting down at eye level with children regularly.
ADA Statement: Individuals must possess these criteria for knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation and using some other combination of skills and abilities.
JCC Greater Boston is a nonprofit organization with roots in earlier Settlement Houses and Young Men's Hebrew Associations; JCC Greater Boston today offers a wide range of services and program activities throughout the Greater Boston region (~50,000 individuals annually in 98 communities). The organization provides a variety of programs and services to children and adults in the Greater Boston Jewish community including preschools, day camps, a regional model of Jewish family engagement, a fully equipped fitness and aquatic center, arts and culture classes, performances, lectures, and Jewish holiday celebrations.
Our vision is to create a vibrant and evolving Jewish community where everyone belongs. Our mission is to be at the heart of that community by:
JCC Greater Boston takes the welfare and safety of staff, children, and program participants very seriously. On an ongoing basis, we align our operating procedures with guidance from the CDC and the state. In response to current local public health situations, our practices have previously included, and in the future may include, ensuring proper physical distancing, sanitation, hygiene, vaccination requirements, and use of face coverings to promote the health of our staff and program participants.
JCC Greater Boston welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds who meet the requirements specified above. If you want to share your talents with a wonderful community and a great team, apply today!
JCC Greater Boston is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich a diverse environment, we actively encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.
To learn more about what makes JCC Greater Boston a wonderful place to work, please visit our careers page at https://www.bostonjcc.org/careers/