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Sheva Center Program Director
JCC Association
520 8th Ave
4th Floor
New York, NY 10018

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Position Summary

JCC Association of North America is the largest platform for Jewish engagement on the continent - reaching more families, employing more staff, and seeing more Jewish families through the doors of our 170 JCCs across the U.S and Canada than any other sector. Understanding the unique role that JCCs play in the engagement of families with young children, significant philanthropic investment has been made in the Sheva Center for Innovation in Early Childhood Jewish Education & Engagement to help lead and support our movement's early childhood centers, which serve more than 35,000 young learners every year. The foundation of the Sheva Center's work is the JCCs of North America Early Learning Framework, built on seven ("sheva" in Hebrew) core elements of early childhood education. The Sheva Center empowers early childhood center leadership teams and classroom educators through a diverse set of professional development, training, and networking opportunities that enable JCC early childhood education centers to thrive as centers of excellence.

The Program Director of the Sheva Center is a full-time position and reports to the Sheva Center Vice President. The Program Director will be responsible for executing and operationalizing the Center's strategic vision and priorities. As a partner to the Vice President, the Director plays a vital field-facing role, helping to develop program initiatives while interacting with early childhood directors and educators.

The Sheva Center Program Director is committed to educational excellence and innovation and plays a pivotal role in advancing the Sheva Center's current work. They thrive on building relationships with early childhood educators and professionals through reflective, empathetic listening and serving as a trusted guide who is open-minded and open-hearted. The Program Director must simultaneously be an inspirational communicator and a continuous learner. They are committed to a culture of constructive feedback, where continuous improvement is encouraged. They believe deeply in child-centered learning and are passionate about supporting early childhood educators and professionals to create meaningful experiences for children and families. They share a commitment to advancing and enriching North American Jewish life, particularly with regard to advancing early childhood Jewish education and family engagement as a means to building our Jewish communities of the future.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Professional Development


Compensation and Benefits

JCC Association offers a competitive salary and benefits package including:

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualification Requirements


$75,000 - $85,000

Agency Information:

JCC Association of North America leads and connects the JCC Movement, advancing and enriching North American Jewish life. With 1.5 million people walking through the doors of more than 170 Jewish Community Centers and Jewish Community Camps (JCCs) each week, the JCC Movement is the largest platform for Jewish engagement on the continent. JCC Association, the convening organization of this dynamic network, partners with JCCs to bring together the collective power and knowledge of the entire JCC Movement, including 12,000 full-time and 41,000 part-time and seasonal professionals. By supporting them, together we enhance and strengthen Jewish life throughout North America. Learn more at or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

JCC Association is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to treating people with compassion and respect. All qualified applications will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, mental disorder, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.