The Edlavitch DCJCC provides employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy), personal appearance, genetic information, economic background, political affiliation, marital status, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, place of residence or business, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.
Immediate Staff Openings:
Early Childhood Educator
Reports to: Lauren Eskovitz, Preschool Director
Full-Time Position: 40 hours / week
The Edlavitch DCJCC Preschool is seeking full-time early childhood teachers for our year-round program. The EDCJCC Preschool follows a play-based, constructivist/Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum. We are a Jewish preschool that celebrates Jewish holidays and emphasizes Jewish values. We are in the heart of Washington DC and enjoy the benefit of allowing our students to explore the neighborhood. We are looking for dedicated early childhood educators who are inspired by exploration, investigation, and observation and who are excited to meet children where they are and help them get where they need to go.
Responsibilities and Duties:
1. In conjunction with your co-teachers, follow and develop developmentally appropriate, constructivist curriculum that includes best-practices for early childhood education while interweaving Jewish content. This includes:
• Creating a learning space that promotes curiosity, discovery, independence, self-esteem and creativity.
• Creating and documenting units of study by drawing on children’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder.
• Being present with children, asking questions, listening and honoring their thoughts and ideas.
• Teaching Jewish content to support children’s Jewish learning and identity.
2. Document children’s learning through tools such as portfolios, visuals and written reflections, as well as provide daily communication with parents.
3. Attend, assist, and participate in staff workshops, meetings, trainings and performance reviews.
4. Work in a partnership that includes staff, parents and children.
5. Fulfill all licensing requirements from OSSE and NAEYC.
Qualifications and Skills:
Candidates must have:
• A college degree (BA/BS or CDA) or higher in early childhood education/child development.
• Classroom experience working with a mixed age group, 2-5 years of age.
• A demonstrated understanding of the different developmental stages of two-, three-, four-, and five-year-olds, and effective ways to support their social and emotional development.
• Experience developing and delivering age-appropriate curriculum and tracking children’s progress.
• Strong group management skills.
• Exceptional classroom and time management skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Judaic knowledge or a willingness to learn and implement Judaic culture into the classroom.
Compensation & Benefits
• Compensation is commensurate with experience
• Health/dental/vision/life/insurance, retirement plan, Flexible Spending Accounts including commuter subsidy
• Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays
To apply, please send a cover letter indicating why you think you would be a good fit for this position and a resume to email@example.com
Jewish Cooking Mastered Part-Time Project Coordinator
EntryPointDC – the Edlavitch DCJCC’s program for Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s – is looking for an energetic, hard-working part-time Project Coordinator to manage the Jewish Cooking Mastered Program.
EntryPointDC (EPDC) is the 20s and 30s program of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center for Jewish young adults and their friends. EntryPointDC is committed to helping Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s in the DC metro-area build and maintain a Jewish identity and a connection to the community through social and educational programming. For this program, EPDC is collaborating with NOVA Tribe Series, a grassroots program providing innovative events in Northern Virginia for 20s and 30s Jews which seeks to create an active and engaged young professional Jewish community in Northern Virginia.
About the Jewish Cooking Mastered program:
EntryPointDC and NOVA Tribe Series will be piloting a cooking class series and peer-to-peer holiday meals programs. The program will consist of three cohorts of 10-12 young adults that will participate in four cooking classes. Throughout the series, they will learn from local chefs and bloggers how to craft traditional dishes with a modern twist while studying the history and rituals of each dish. They will also participate in chef demos, food tastings, Shabbat dinners and more with their cohort group throughout the winter and spring 2020. Select members from each cohort will receive funding to host holiday meals in their homes for their peers and the young adult Jewish community in the spring and fall 2020.
About the position:
This position will be a part-time temporary contract position that will report to the Director of EntryPointDC of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, and work collaboratively with the Director of EntryPointDC, the Director of Development and Marketing, and the EntryPointDC Committee of the EDCJCC Board of Directors. The Jewish Cooking Mastered Coordinator will conceptualize and implement Jewish Cooking Mastered programming and engage and guide program participants.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Staffing Jewish Cooking Mastered classes and activities during weekday evenings and some weekends maintaining regular communication with the Director of EntryPointDC on programming ideas and initiatives.
- Aiding in the hiring of chefs and instructors for cooking classes and activities, researching and booking cooking class venues, ordering supplies.
- Co-creating a replicable Jewish Cooking Mastered Guide by the project end.
- Collaborating, building, and maintaining strong relationships with and coordinating co- sponsorships with local chefs, venues, and community partners.
- Working with the Marketing Department to develop creative briefs that inform the creation of flyers, postcards, and other advertising materials as well as strategies for promoting events online.
- Working with the Development Department to fulfill all reporting requirements of Jewish Cooking Mastered Series, per the grantor agreement.
- Updating Jewish Cooking Mastered content on the EntryPointDC webpage page and calendar on the EDCJCC website.
- Developing and maintaining the Jewish Cooking Mastered budget, including tracking income and expenditures, monthly variances and cash tracking.
- Managing ticket sales to programs or events.
- Communicating with and building relationships with Jewish Cooking Mastered participants and Jewish Cooking Mastered Holiday Meal Hosts and acts as a resource for program participants.
- Recruiting and coordinating volunteers to serve at Jewish Cooking Mastered activities.
- Other tasks as assigned.
Duration: This is a time bound project. The bulk of the work will be performed December 2019-April 2020 with less work occurring in the summer and fall 2020. Start and end dates are negotiable.
We want to hear from you if you have:
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Excellent writing and communication skills.
- Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
- Demonstrates outstanding time management skills.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram), and Google applications.
- Interest in food or cooking.
- Interest or experience in event planning and program management.
This is a contracted position for a total amount of $7,000. No benefits are included with this position
To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Stacy Miller, Director of EntryPointDC, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Manager of Institutional Giving
The Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (EDCJCC) seeks a mid-level development professional to join our Development and Marketing Team. This position will report to the Director of Development and Marketing and will work collaboratively with Executive and Director level staff throughout the institution.
The Manager of Institutional Giving will be the primary staff person responsible for management and administration of government and philanthropic grants and reports; building a corporate donor program; prospecting for new potential funders; and tracking existing Endowment Fund activity and establishing an Endowment Fund growth plan.
- Proposals and Letters of Inquiry: Be responsible for full life cycle grant execution across all institutional programs, including arts and culture, Jewish life and learning, volunteerism/social responsibility, inclusion and disabilities, seniors, young professionals and the LGBTQ communities, and youth and family engagement. This will include writing, editing, and submitting letters of inquiry, proposals, budgets, and reports and collaborating with key staff to ensure that proposals align with program priorities and the EDCJCC’s Strategic Plan.
- Grants and Reports Calendar: Track all grants in existing spreadsheets; maintain all data on EDCJCC network; and ensure that all reports, renewals, and other tasks are submitted in a timely and professional manner.
- Identify and Steward Relationships with Donors: Develop strategies to maximize funding opportunities by cultivating existing funders; act as liaison to Foundation executives and government representatives.
- Corporate Giving: implement a corporate sponsorship strategy by identifying local, regional, and/or national funders whose philanthropic arms align with the mission of the EDCJCC at large, and the programs within.
- Prospect Research and Cultivation: research and cultivate new funders – foundation, government, corporate, and individual – for all program areas, including general operating support; oversee tracking of prospect activity.
- Endowment: develop an Endowment reporting system for existing EDCJCC funds; ensure that all funds are properly disbursed and that programs supported by various endowments are tracked; in close coordination with Executive staff and key stakeholders, develop a short and/or long-term plan for the growth of the EDCJCC’s Endowment.
- Meetings and Communications: Represent the EDCJCC at meetings related to potential or awarded grants.
- Other duties as assigned.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
Full or part time opportunity (a minimum of 24-hours a week required). General hours are Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 4:00 PM on Friday. Occasional evening/weekend hours required.
Commensurate with experience.
Qualifications, skills, and experience required:
- 3 – 5 years’ grant writing experience.
- Exceptional writing and communication skills required. Excellent written English usage, grammar, and punctuation. Clear and concise writing is necessary.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required.
- Excellent follow-through and attention to detail, with the ability to track and maintain multiple critical priorities.
- Self-motivated; takes initiative to begin and complete projects on their own, but also appreciates a highly collaborative work style.
- Friendly and flexible team player attitude with a willingness to pitch in on projects and tasks.
Please send cover letter with salary requirements, cover letter and list of three professional references to Emily Jillson, Director of Marketing and Communications; email@example.com.
JxJ Production Coordinator
JxJ is a multidisciplinary arts project that encompasses the Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals, alongside hybrid arts programming. The public programming of JxJ is split between 8+ weekly programs onsite in Cafritz Hall, a state-of-the-art performance and cinema venue, and an annual Film Festival (May 7-24, 2020) that is presented on stages and screens throughout DC and Maryland. Between the Festival and year-round programming, JxJ attracts 30,000 patrons annually across 180+ events.
The Production Coordinator provides logistical and administrative support for the annual JxJ Festival and related year-round programming.
- Managing schedule and technical elements of year-round cinema, Cafritz Hall
- On-site support for Festival programs, including, but not limited to, assisting with event production and logistics related to A/V, lighting, promos, and crowd flow for film and music presentations
- Managing, recruiting and training of volunteers
- Ticket Office and Venue Management – prepping events in ticketing system, arranging for proper supplies to be delivered to venues, managing hardware inventory to support events, working closely with Ticket Office staff to support customer service needs of patrons, ensuring the creation of production timelines, pack lists, and floor plans for all events
- Maintaining accurate and up-to-date records of events in Festival database
- Film Print Traffic: managing incoming and outgoing film shipments and organizing related tech checks
- Liaising with filmmakers to ensure completion of, and compliance with, screening agreements
- Music production: liaising with the Festival’s technical contractors and artists to ensure compliance with tech riders, backline requirements and sound checks
- Tracking finances and liaising with Business Office on outgoing payments
- General administrative and logistical support as needed
- 1-3 years of event productions experience, preferably in the arts
- BA degree or higher
- Passion for film and music programming
- Outstanding collaborator and team player
- Pro-active problem solver
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Ability to multitask and work calmly under tight deadlines
- Ability to be “hands on” in all aspects of event setup, management and breakdown
Position Type, Expected Hours of Work, Salary, Benefits
- Full-time, year-round, exempt (salaried). Evening and occasional weekend availability is required. Must be available during annual Film Festival (May 7-24, 2020).
- Salary – $40,000/per year
- Benefits include; health/dental/vision/life insurance, retirement plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Center membership to fitness center, theater, film, etc.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Alexis Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Please use “JxJ Production Coordinator” in the email subject line. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Edlavitch DCJCC is an inclusive and equal opportunity Employer.