Work at the EDCJCC
Please note that the EDCJCC requires COVID-19 vaccination for all staff and contractors in order to safeguard our community’s health. All staff must provide proof of COVID vaccination before their start date. Exemptions may be made for medical or religious reasons. Work from home (WFH) options are available to certain positions and departments, with supervisory approval. This is subject to change according to business needs.
Immediate Staff Openings:
The Edlavitch DCJCC seeks an experienced and motivated Artistic director to set the artistic vision, programming strategy, and direction for the annual JxJ: Washington Jewish Film and Music Festival and robust slate of year-round film and music programming. JxJ is one of the nation’s leading presenters of contemporary Jewish and Israeli film and music, annually hosting programs for 30,000 patrons in 2019. After pivoting to mostly virtual programming in 2020-2021, JxJ returned to in-person programming for a scaled-down 2022 Festival, with the aim of returning to pre-pandemic volume by 2023-2024.
The ideal candidate will bring substantial knowledge and passion for films, music, and the artists and industry that support their output. Prior successful experience working with film distributors, sales agents, producers, musicians, talent agents, and PR companies is essential.
The Artistic Director reports to the Chief Executive Officer and supervises staff, including, temporary staff for the Festival.
• Establish a shared curational and strategic artistic direction, in concert with the EDCJCC CEO, programming colleagues across the institution, and the JxJ Council (a group of layleaders and financial supporters committed to JxJ’s mission).
• Establish, maintain and deepen working relationships with film and music distributors, agents, producers, and independent artists. Actively track and check-in with projects in-progress, in late stages of production, and recently completed to secure relevant contemporary programming across the JxJ lineup.
• Book and negotiate all aspects of film, music, and artist invitations for JxJ programming.
• Oversee guest travel and needs in support of JxJ artistic programming.
• Plan thoughtful and engaging Q&As, panel conversations, and introductions to JxJ programming. In many cases introduce, moderate and/or lead panel discussions.
• Write, edit, and oversee the collection and creation of editorial and communication materials that connect audiences with the artistic lineup
• Balance forward-thinking and innovative programming with the diverse and evolving needs and desires of the EDCJCC audience to ensure a vibrant program that engages with critical themes and conversations for the DC public (both within and outside of the institutional Jewish world).
• Forge meaningful programmatic partnerships with a wide array of DC institutions and stakeholders, ranging from other Jewish/Israeli organizations, to NGOs, arts-focused entities, and more.
• Support the EDCJCC’s development department by writing programmatic narratives for JxJ-specific grants, and by keeping individual donors appraised of relevant developments and opportunities to engage with JxJ programming.
• Manage a streamlined process of marketing and technical asset collection, working closely with JxJ and EDCJCC production staff to ensure best-in-class projection, sound, and technical presentation across all JxJ events.
Skills and Qualifications:
• A palpable passion for, and knowledge of: film, music, Jewish cultural arts and related conversations.
• A track record of success and accomplishment in public programming, ideally in the film, music and/or Jewish context.
• A thorough and practical knowledge of the film and music industries, key players, companies, and professional presentation standards.
• A track record of balancing revenue targets with programmatic goals to offer unique and essential cultural experiences.
• A talent for professionally managing competing deadlines, complex relationships, and layered priorities.
• A comfort with public speaking, and ability to connect with audiences and artists from a wide variety of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives.
• The ability to maintain grace and composure under pressure
• Experience and familiarity with Washington, DC Jewish, Israeli and/or arts communities a major plus.
• Strong leadership and experience mentoring staff
Salary and Benefits:
• The salary range is $65,000-70,000 based on qualifications and experience.
• Comprehensive benefits package – health/dental/life/disability/FSA/401(k)
• Paid vacation and sick leave
• Most Jewish and federal holidays
• Fitness and pool membership and access to a vibrant array of EDCJCC programs and services.
To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Isabelle Badoux, Human Resources Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EDCJCC Arts Marketing Manager leads marketing and communications efforts for Theater J and JxJ and operates out of the EDCJCC’s centralized Marketing and Development department. The EDCJCC Arts Communications Manager reports to both the Managing Director of Theater J and the Director of Communications and Operations of JxJ.
Full-time, salaried (exempt) position, requiring occasional evenings and weekends. Full availability during the annual JxJ Film Festival in May is required.
- Implement and evaluate the marketing strategy and budget for all JxJ and Theater J programs to raise $1.2M earned income through single tickets, subscriptions, passes, classes, trips, and concessions, with a particular focus on digital campaigns and targeting primary, secondary, and tertiary audience segments.
- Work with Theater J, JxJ, and Ticket Office staff to manage ticket inventory and implement promotions.
- Work with the EDCJCC marketing staff to integrate each department’s marketing strategy with the Center’s goals.
- Email Campaigns: Work with EDCJCC Marketing team on Theater J and JxJ’s email marketing, email list management, and collecting and analyzing data to increase audience engagement.
- Social Media: Work with EDCJCC Marketing team to create and implement social media campaigns, including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and other platforms heavily used by audience segments.
- Analytics: Plan, collect, and analyze patron and ticketing data, including annual audience surveying and Google analytics, and apply data to email campaign, targeted advertising, and audience segmentation.
- Material Creation: Manage the creation and distribution of promotional and printed materials, including flyers, invitations, brochures, and direct mail pieces in collaboration with the EDCJCC’s Marketing team.
- Marketing or communications experience, preferably in the arts
- Experience with digital marketing strategy (Facebook Advertising, Google Ads, etc.)
- Experience with Adobe CC, including Photoshop and InDesign
- Outstanding collaborator and proactive problem solver
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Ability to participate ‘hands on’ in all aspect of event setup, management, and breakdown.
- Commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Please use “Arts Marketing Manager” in the email subject line. We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The EDCJCC Arts Outreach Coordinator leads outreach, audience development, and community engagement efforts for Theater J and JxJ, and operates out of the EDCJCC’s centralized Marketing and Development department. The EDCJCC Arts Outreach Coordinator reports to both the Managing Director of Theater J and the Director of Communications and Operations of JxJ.
Full-time, salaried (exempt position, requiring occasional evenings and weekends. Full availability is required during the annual JxJ Festival in May.
- Plan and implement outreach to community groups, including within and outside the Jewish community, to forge deep, engaged, and meaningful relationships, targeting groups and communities throughout the year in order to increase attendance at Theater J and JxJ performances and programs.
- Work with the Theater J Council’s outreach working group to expand outreach efforts including the synagogue partnership initiative.
- Manage and expand Theater J’s Passports Free Ticket Program, designed to provide access to critically underserved communities.
- Work with JxJ Council on Festival outreach efforts.
- Help to develop and manage partnerships with schools, both local and national.
- Manage Public Relations firm to generate and track press coverage, including reviews, features, and listings, both locally and nationally.
- Expand public relations efforts to increase national profile, with a particular focus on Jewish groups visiting DC.
- Lead efforts to sell advertising space in Theater J’s programs, focusing on building relationships with local businesses.
- Collaborate with other EDCJCC programs to promote events.
- Help programming staff with crafting panel discussions by tapping into subject matter experts at partner organizations.
- Pursue group sales from community groups and organizations.
- Prior outreach or communications experience, preferably in the arts
- Passion for theater, film, and/or music programming
- Outstanding collaborator, team player, and proactive problem solver
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Ability to multitask and work under tight deadlines
- Ability to participate ‘hands on’ in all aspect of event setup, management, and breakdown
- Commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility
Salary: $45,000-47,000, commensurate with experience
Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Please use “Arts Outreach Coordinator” in the email subject line. We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Security Director will report directly to the Chief Operating Office (COO) and represent the EDCJCC as a security expert and serve as an advisor, liaison, training coordinator, and facility security officer, to provide direction and maintain oversight for the development, organization, implementation and monitoring of the organization’s security operations and program. This includes providing guidance and strategic direction to ensure the safety and security of all participants and serve as the Incident Commander during crisis response and mitigation efforts. The Security Director will coordinate with federal, state, and local law enforcement, non-profit, public, private, and other stakeholder organizations on community safety and security. This position may require being present at special events, programs, and religious services, as needed. Night and weekend work may be required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Serve as the Security Director for the EDCJCC as well as a security representative to local and regional partners, to include other Jewish organizations, synagogues, agencies, local, state, federal law enforcement, and other community organizations.
- Work in close coordination with the Jewish community’s Regional Security Advisor and Secure Community Network (SCN) for information sharing, advice, training, security assistance, coordinated security standards and polices for the EDCJCC and the local community.
- Serve as an expert security manager, advisor, liaison, training coordinator as well as provider to the EDCJCC, and as a coordinating resource with local and regional partners, to include the Jewish community, local, state, federal law enforcement, and other stakeholder organizations on community safety and security matters.
- Serve as the primary point-of-contact for security-related grant opportunities (both Federal and local), to include completion and submitting of grant applications, required documentation, planning, implementation and reporting requirements.
- Maintain relationships with professional and lay leadership of local Jewish community facilities and organizations and meet regularly with those personnel to share security related information.
- Be able to communicate internally and externally a working knowledge of EDCJCC’s security objectives, mission, policies, and positions and relevant local, national and world events that might impact the EDCJCC or its members.
- Prepare for meetings and issue reports and other correspondence for key leadership, to include the CEO, COO, and the Building, Grounds & Security Committee – as well as preparing presentations and reports for the Board of Directors and Executive Committee as requested.
- Oversee the Crisis Management Team and corresponding emergency communications system, standard operating procedures, and policy to ensure efficient and timely response and notifications of security incidents.
- Design, develop, implement, and manage security policies, procedures, recommendations, and standards to ensure compliance with applicable security laws, regulations, and privacy legislation, as appropriate.
- Develop and oversee annual budget for the overall security needs of the EDCJCC.
- Provide ongoing review and development of security programs and operating procedures at the EDCJCC to include, but not limited to physical security, building hardening, personnel security, training programs, and event security.
- Direct management of the security guards, both EDCJCC employed Security Staff and outside contracted staff. Interview, hire, train, supervise, and evaluate security personnel for the EDCJCC.
- Receive and conduct investigations, in conjunction with appropriate law enforcement partners, of matters impacting the EDCJCC’s safety and security. Conduct routine fact-finding research, using established contacts and developing sources, as appropriate.
- Design, develop, implement, and oversee strategic processes, with defined objective and measurable deliverables, to meet long-term security needs and interests, and develop tailored strategies to achieve the same.
- Plan, coordinate, and conduct threat, hazard, security, and resilience inspection/assessment activities and required monthly drills, including the generation of Protective/Resilience Measure Indices based on industry standards, identifying vulnerabilities, and presenting recommendations to mitigate risk.
- Update and maintain facility operational standards, policies, and procedures for all events, creating consistency in execution across program departments. Direct the regular implementation and testing of the EDCJCC’s all-hazards preparedness and response plans.
- Design and develop training curriculum and courses and deliver the same, to include the development of supporting materials (presentations, handouts, etc.) for various audiences specific to the EDCJCC. Plan, provide for and present security-related training for the EDCJCC’s security staff, regular staff and EDCJCC members. Connect with local MPD, SCN, DHS, and FBI experts to bring suitable training sessions and workshops to the EDCJCC staff and members on an ongoing basis.
- Monitor intelligence related to terrorism and public safety. Analyze and disseminate information from local, national, international, and Israeli news and media, as well as intelligence network communication locally and abroad to EDCJCC staff.
- Determine security requirements for each EDCJCC event, in consultation with program staff and create monthly calendar for all security needs of building. Manage security at events. Brief on details of event, assign positions, and reposition guards as events unfold.
- Supervise maintenance and/or maintain physical security systems including but not limited to: CCTV system, door access systems, intrusion, sprinkler, and fire systems.
- Work through appropriate agencies to obtain public space and parking permits as needed.
- Perform other administrative and operational duties as assigned by the COO, CEO or the Building, Grounds, and Security Committee.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in related field preferred and a minimum 6 years of law enforcement, military security, corporate security, government, or related homeland security experience.
- Dynamic, results-oriented individual, with highest degree of personal integrity and able to pass a background check.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills; proficiency in report writing.
- Proven success in problem solving, collaboration and developing working relationships with security professionals and colleagues.
- Broad-based knowledge of security protocols, threat investigations, physical security, and emergency management.
- CPP, PSP or equivalent certification preferred.
- Ability to develop organizational plans, to evaluate personnel and assignments and provide direction.
- Experience developing budgets for operations and equipment, including grant applications and other alternative funding.
- Proficiency in computer applications including Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Possess ability to develop strong relationships with the community.
- Knowledge of Judaism and sensitive to Jewish community history, holidays, and traditions.
- Ability to perform moderate to heavy lifting, climb stairs, stand for long periods of time.
- CPR certification and First-Aid Training. Obtain ABRA certification in DC.
- Excellent ability to problem-solve operational and customer services issues and to make quick, sound judgment calls.
- Outstanding customer service skills and decorum.
- Must be a team player with a willingness to assist individuals of varying skill levels.
- Ability to self-direct, be self-sufficient, and manage competing projects simultaneously.
- Ability to excel in a fast-paced and diverse working environment.
- Strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
- Ability to respond after-hours and be placed “on-call,” as necessary.
- This position may be designated as essential personnel. Essential personnel must be able to serve during continuity of operation events without regard to declarations of liberal leave or government/organizational closures due to weather, protests, natural or manmade incidents. Failure to report for or remain in this position may result in disciplinary or adverse action.
- This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive but is intended to be a generalized description of the primary job responsibilities and expectations. Management may change the job responsibilities and expectations based on changing business requirements of the EDCJCC.
FLSA Status: Full-time, Exempt
Salary: $80,000 or commensurate with experience.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Mr. Bini Silver, email@example.com, with your name and “Security Director” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Candidates will be contacted if there is an opportunity to be interviewed.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement, this person will drive donor and prospect identification and cultivation for the EDCJCC’s Early Childhood, Youth, and Family (ECYF) and Engagement programs (the EDCJCC’s Preschool; the Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility (MCCSR); Jewish Life & Learning; Inclusion & Disabilities; EntryPointDC; and GLOE). The Development Manager will leverage existing programmatic activity in these areas to identify those with interest and capacity and build relationships with the goal of establishing and, over time, increasing annual support.
This role will both build the prospect pipeline for these programs and lead the engagement and solicitation process, engaging with staff as needed.
The Development Manager will also leverage a recent wealth screen of several hundred EDCJCC donors to qualify, engage, and solicit annual gifts, with the end goal of deepening these donors’ relationships with the EDCJCC for long-term engagement and giving.
Serving as a member of the Institutional Advancement team, the Development Manager will be the team’s lead for 3-4 donor appreciation events each year as well as 3-4 cultivation events leveraging EDCJCC programs.
Working in conjunction with the Senior Director, the Development Manager will develop event plans and strategies and work with the development team to execute these events.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Builds and manages a portfolio of 150-200 prospects and secure gifts ranging from $500 to $2,500 from portfolio prospects.
- Leverages relationships with existing donors at the $500 to $2,500 level for longer-term engagement and higher level giving.
- Manages EDCJCC prospect list by continuing to identify, engage, and cultivate programmatic donor prospects.
- Executes development events as listed above.
- Works with director level staff of Engagement and ECYF departments to oversee community outreach and fundraising on signature fundraising projects/events (including, but not limited to, MCCSR Days of Service, Preschool graduation, National Rainbow Seder, and more).
- Ensure complete, accurate, and timely updates are maintained in the CRM as it relates to staff contacts, research notes, and prospect management data.
- Serves as an active member of the Advancement team and assists with key projects and priorities.
- Other duties and special projects as assigned.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
Full-time, salaried/exempt opportunity. General hours are Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 4:00 PM on Friday. Occasional evening/weekend hours required. This person is required to work at the EDCJCC (in-person) two to three times per week.
Qualification, Skills and Experience Required
- 4-6 years of related work experience in annual giving, direct mail fundraising, acquisition, or project management.
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
- Must be self-motivated and self-managed; able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; have outstanding organizational abilities and keen attention to detail.
- PC literacy with strong competency in all Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Familiarity with Sales Force fundraising software is a plus.
- Ability to communicate confidently, professionally, and effectively with colleagues, program leaders, donors, lay leaders, and prospects.
- Demonstrated ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
- Friendly and flexible team player attitude with a willingness to pitch in on projects and tasks.
Salary: $60,000-$65,000, commensurate with experience.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Emily Jillson, Senior Director of Institutional Advancement, firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Please use “EDCJCC Development Manager” in the email subject line. We thank everyone who applies for their interest, but only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Edlavitch DCJCC Inclusion Mission
The EDCJCC is committed to providing young adults of all abilities opportunities to create meaningful and well-rounded lives through social engagement, vocational opportunities, fitness, social responsibility, and educational workshops. We empower young adults, develop leaders, and support independence. We strive for inclusivity in all our programs. In addition, the EDCJCC provides a more inclusive environment for our existing programs.
The Director works closely with the Chief Operating Officer to oversee the Inclusion and Disability Program at the EDCJCC. This essential program serves young adults with IDD, ages 16-30, and includes Vocational Volunteering, Workforce Development, Educational Workshops, as well as Social and Fitness components. The Inclusion Director serves as a resource for the EDCJCC staff and community for overall inclusion at the EDCJCC, and advocates for full inclusion of all participants, regardless of their ability level, in all activities and programs offered throughout the EDCJCC.
Specific responsibilities include the following:
Inclusion Programs: Vocational Volunteering, Workforce Development, Educational Workshops
- Oversee vocational volunteers, workforce development opportunities, including scheduling their participation
- Communicate weekly with school partners, vocational volunteers, etc.
- Coordinate and communicate with all departments for Vocational Training jobs, i.e.: Theater, Film, Membership, Social Responsibility, etc.
- Recruit, oversee, coordinate, and communicate with all internship sites, including pre-site visits
- Implement, modify, and develop the vocational volunteer curriculum and develop new curriculum
- Provide Educational workshops and other vocational programming
Inclusion Programs: Social and Fitness
- Oversee and implement Social and Fitness Programming
- Maintain positive relationships with school partners, vendors, contractors, families, and young adults
- Outreach to new families, vendors, and school partners
- Set-up and monitor event pages for registration
- Responsible for updating the Inclusion Website, and Bi-Weekly Newsletters
- Prepare materials for marketing sets
- Order supplies, create POs, and other administrative tasks
- Create and oversee the Inclusion Annual Budget, in collaboration with the Chief Operating Officer
- Oversee the Summer of Service Inclusion Camp for Middle and High School students
- Oversee and manage any Student Interns to the program
- Be a resource for the EDCJCC staff and community to advocate for full inclusion of all participants, regardless of their ability, in all activities and programs offered
- Oversee and staff the Inclusion Committee
- Staff the Parent Community Connection Group
- Lead and facilitate staff inclusion programs
- Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, although a master’s degree is preferred, in a related field such as Special Education, Transition Services, and/or Secondary Education.
- At least 3 years’ experience working in an organization or company in a role working with people with disabilities/inclusion services
- Strong programming experience
- Skills and experience working with diverse groups of people
- Experience with scheduling and finances important
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Knowledge of MS Office Suite
The salary range for this Full-Time Exempt position is $56,000 – $60,000, commensurate with experience and expertise.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Mr. Bini Silver, email@example.com.
The Edlavitch DCJCC Preschool is seeking several part-time early childhood substitute teachers for our year-round program. The EDCJCC Preschool follows a play-based, constructivist-inspired curriculum, celebrating Jewish holidays, and emphasizing Jewish values. The focus is on exploration, investigation, and observation, working with children who range in age from 2 to 5 years old. Classrooms range in size up to 17 students per class with three (3) dedicated teachers.
Substitute Teachers support the teachers throughout the day, during lunch and nap times, with transitions to the playground or other activities inside and outside the classroom. Some staff will be scheduled for After Care from 4:00-6:00 PM.
Ideal Qualifications and Skills:
• Classroom experience working with a mixed age group, 2-5 years of age
• Ability to build appropriate relationships with the children, parents, and other staff
• Enthusiasm and interest in working with young children
• Understanding of group management techniques
• Commitment to working scheduled shifts
• Ability to walk, run, bend, sit, kneel and lift up to 30 pounds
Schedule: 5-6 hour shifts, Monday-Friday, less than 30 hours per week (part-time)
Pay Rate: $17.00 per hour
Please send a cover letter indicating why you would be a strong addition to the team and a resume to Hanna Petersen, Operations and After Care Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Work at Afterschool!
Our Afterschool program is searching for a few amazing individuals to round out our afterschool staff. If you are energetic and would love to spend the afternoon working with awesome kids (or know someone who is) please reach out to Arielle Bodner at email@example.com.
Afterschool Staff run the EDCJCC’s daily after school program for PreK-5th graders. Responsibilities include creating and running fun, interactive activities for the children; child pickup from nearby elementary school; overseeing snack and homework time; getting children to their assigned electives (swim, art, martial arts, etc.) in a timely manner; and supervising changing for swimming among other duties as assigned.
Must be 18 years of age.
The After School Program is offered Mondays-Fridays from 3:00-6:00 PM. Flexible scheduling available.
Additional hours may be added for child pick-up or no school days on a case-by-case basis.
Salary: $17.00 per hour
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Arielle Bodner, Director of Camp and Afterschool Programming, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-777-3245 with any questions.
The Audience Services Associate provides ticket office and front of house/house management support to patrons of Theater J and JxJ (film and music), to ensure the highest level of customer service through every stage of the ticket purchase process and onsite performances. This public facing position is the primary point of contact for Theater J and JxJ with whom audiences will interact on a regular basis.
Ticket Office shifts are generally from 1 to 5 PM, Monday-Friday, as well as 3-hour shifts at performance times, including nights and weekends. House management shifts vary based on the performance schedule, including nights and weekends.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Assist subscribers and single ticket buyers with general information, questions, purchases, exchanges, directions, and donations, both in person and by phone and email
- Participate in the annual Theater J subscription campaign and assist with group reservations
- Prepare “will call” tickets and complete sales reports for day-of-show purchases
- Work closely with House Management, Production and Volunteer Ushers during theatrical performances to ensure prompt and accurate seating of patrons, distribution of accessibility devices, and attention to patron needs and safety before, during, and after the performance.
- Participate in annual JxJ Festival at venues throughout DC
- Other tasks as assigned
Front of House/House Management
- Oversee FOH operations during Theater J and JxJ performances
- Welcome and cultivate patrons
- Supervise volunteer ushers
- Manage the concessions stand
- Operate limited technical functions of the JxJ cinema space
- Aid audience members to make their visit rewarding
- Upholding the appearance of the lobby and all public areas as necessary, to ensure a clean environment.
- Resolving conflicts with any patron seating issues. Maintaining ticket-scanning equipment, hearing impaired devices, and walkie-talkies for communicating with the Stage Manager.
- Work in conjunction with the Stage Manager to coordinate performance timelines, including preshow chat, curtain speeches, and intermission.
- Working closely with the Box Office to ensure any patron ticketing issues are resolved in a timely and efficient manner.
Pay Rate: $17.00 per hour
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jasmine Jones, Ticket Office Manager, email@example.com.
The Edlavitch DCJCC seeks part-time Security Guards to work mostly evenings and weekends (Friday PM, Saturday AM or PM, and Sunday AM or PM, less than 30 hours/week).
The scope of the job is to protect staff, members, and visitors in the building and on grounds; open and close the building; and enforce rules and regulations related to safety and security in accordance with the emergency response plan and other relevant policies and procedures. The Security Guard’s primary goal is the identification and prevention of situations that might put staff and visitors at risk.
Responsibilities include, among others:
• Behave in a mature, positive, appropriate, and professional manner
• Maintain a clean and professional appearance
• Build appropriate relationships with staff, members, and visitors
• Control the movement of people, products, and vehicles into, out of, and within the location
• Protect buildings and grounds (including all contents, staff, and visitors)
• Intrusion and access control
• Conduct and review safety inspections of all areas as required
• Alarm and surveillance system monitoring and response
• Fire prevention and control
• Emergency/disaster response as stipulated in the company’s emergency plan
• Prevention of theft
• Accident prevention
• Enforcement of rules, regulations, and policies
• Conduct inspections of packages and vehicles as required
• Will obtain license to serve as Alcohol Manager on site (paid by the EDCJCC).
• Familiarity with basic job requirements and performance related to protective security and physical security of a facility.
• Prior experience as military police, SPO, or law enforcement, or has at least 3 years as a security guard.
Pay Rate: $17.00 per hour
To apply, please send a cover letter detailing your interest in this position and a current resume to Eli Elfassi, Director of Security, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only qualified and experienced candidates may be contacted. No phone calls please.
The Edlavitch DCJCC Preschool is seeking 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.
Each class has a Lead Teacher and two Assistant Teachers. Full-time, salaried (exempt) position, 40 hours per week, year-round. Specific schedules may vary according to assigned age group/class.
Responsibilities and Duties:
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:
1. Creating a learning space that promotes curiosity, discovery, independence, self-esteem and creativity.
2. Creating and documenting units of study by drawing on children’s natural curiosity and sense of wonder.
3. Being present with children, asking questions, listening and honoring their thoughts and ideas.
4. Teaching Jewish content to support children’s Jewish learning and identity.
• Document children’s learning through tools such as portfolios, visuals and written reflections, as well as provide daily communication with parents.
• Attend, assist, and participate in staff workshops, meetings, trainings and performance reviews.
• Work in a partnership that includes staff, parents and children.
• Fulfill all licensing requirements from OSSE and NAEYC.
Qualifications and Skills:
• 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.
Salary: Compensation is commensurate with experience and education/credentials.
Please send a cover letter indicating why you think you would be a good fit for this position and a resume to Lauren Eskovitz, Preschool Director; email@example.com.
Position/Title: Jewish Family Engagement Coordinator
FLSA Status: Regular Part-Time B – 25 Hours Per Week
Supervisor: Miriam Szubin, Director of Children and Family Programming
Supervises: Part-time JFamily Ambassadors
Scope: The Jewish Family Engagement Coordinator (JFEC) is responsible for program opportunities for Jewish family engagement both in the Edlavitch DCJCC building and throughout the city. The JFEM’s primary role is to coordinate the JFamily Ambassadors Program, which works to spark neighborhood connections between families raising Jewish children in DC. The JFEM works in conjunction with Children and Family Programming at the EDCJCC as well as with PJ Library and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, to plan and implement welcoming, inclusive, and low-barrier programs for families raising Jewish children from newborns to 6 years old. This is a part-time 25 hours per week position that involves some evening and weekend work.
• Serve as point person for J Family Ambassador Program, responsible for all duties as laid out in MOU with Federation.
• Work closely with supervisor to identify, hire, and onboard new JFamily ambassadors
• Support and manage up to 5 part-time ambassadors in fulfilling grant requirements
• Work with supervisor to develop and implement new neighborhood family programs as identified by individual ambassadors
• Plan and implement annual EDCJCC community celebrations: Hanukkah, Purim Carnival, Day of Awesome around the high holidays.
• Plan and implement 2-3 EDCJCC Jewish family Shabbat and/or other holiday programs.
• Work with marketing to secure promotional materials and promote programs throughout the community
• Ensure tracking, budgeting, reporting and evaluation of program effectiveness
• Participate and serve as a resource on steering and planning committees and serve as a resource to members of the community
• Write up and submit reports/evaluations as required
• Build and foster teamwork within the Early Childhood Youth and Family department.
• Attend PJ Library meetings and general meetings as required.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
• Ability to lift, carry and transport program materials as needed.
• Ability to multi-task.
• Ability to travel to offsite locations and to arrange for own transportation.
• Evening and weekend work required.
• Working from home will be permitted other than when in-person presence is required for programs or meetings. A schedule of required in-person meetings will be agreed on with supervisor.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:
• Working knowledge of adult demographics and determining interests.
• Knowledge of delivery of services.
• Knowledge of funding sources.
• Passion for the Jewish Community.
• Proficiency with MS Office Suite and online media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Instagram, and ability to learn specific tools including Google Docs and Trello
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Energetic, creative, takes initiative
• Organized, detail-oriented
• Strong interpersonal skills – ability to communicate with all community members (children, parents, staff)
• Able to work as part of a team, as well as work independently on projects
Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree.
• At least 3-5 years previous programming experience.
• Knowledge of and respect for the mission of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Center
• Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Edlavitch DC JCC, including its Personnel Handbook, and ability to abide by them.
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed, required, or assigned.
Join us! Please send a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications for and interest in this position to Miriam Szubin, Director of Children and Family Programming, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Edlavitch DCJCC is actively recruiting Parent Ambassadors to spark connections between families raising Jewish children in their neighborhood, and to create welcoming and inclusive programs for families. Parent Ambassadors will nurture relationships among families, create new, low-barrier Jewish experiences, and provide Jewish content to families raising Jewish children (from newborns to 6 years old).
These connections will be facilitated through a variety of channels, both in-person and virtual (dependent upon Covid-19 guidelines), which may include one-on-one parent conversations, small-scale family gatherings, program series, parent only hangouts and more. The Parent Ambassadors will be the face of JFamily in your community, creating meaningful Jewish moments for families beyond the walls of the Edlavitch DCJCC.
This part-time position is flexible and offers a chance to welcome and connect all kinds of families raising Jewish children. Parent Ambassadors will be mentored and supported by the JFamily Engagement Coordinator.
The Edlavitch DCJCC is seeking Parent Ambassadors in the following zip codes: (20010, 20011, 20012, 20017, 20018, 20001, 20064)
Parent Ambassadors will be paid at a rate of $20 per hour and are expected to work approximately 7 hours per week.
A Parent Ambassador is:
• Someone who lives in one of the above neighborhoods
• A passionate ambassador for the Edlavitch DCJCC with all families they encounter
• Excited to meet, welcome, and get to know parents raising Jewish children
• An excellent communicator and listener that excels at relationship building
• Passionate about Jewish life, and excited to infuse Jewish themes into programs
• Interested in facilitating and participating in new opportunities for peers to meet each other
• Self-motivated, curious, and open to new ideas
• Familiar with online communication outlets for parents in their community
• Able to work independently, as well as part of a team
• Knowledgeable about the local community’s parent resources, both within and outside of the Jewish community. Knows where parents can be found in their neighborhood on a given day of the week.
• Understanding and respectful of the range of Jewish connection and knowledge among parents
Parent Connector Responsibilities:
• Create and implement approximately 2-5 activities/gatherings per month, such as, meet ups at a playground, informal playgroup, library story time, home-hosted series, parents’ night, virtual book clubs, Zoom get togethers, etc.)
• Deepen connections with families through face-to-face meetings (virtual or in person), phone calls, personal emails, and social media
• Participate in an orientation session, followed by bi-monthly calls with the Parent Ambassador cohort, and monthly supervision calls
• Collect and maintain contact information for program participants
• Submit monthly reports to JFamily Engagement Coordinator
• Support larger Edlavitch DCJCC programs as needed
• Available to work flexible schedule including nights and weekends
• Able to always represent JFamily and the Edlavitch DCJCC in a professional manner
• Must be able to provide own transportation to events
• Parent Ambassador must provide their own computer
• Parent Ambassador must live in the zip code they represent, and employment may end if they move out of DC
• Comfortable utilizing online platforms or willingness to learn new tools, including Google docs.
Join us! Please send a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications for and interest in this position to Miriam Szubin at email@example.com.
Benefits offered to full-time and certain part-time positions include:
- Health insurance, including HSA/HDHP option
- Dental and vision insurance
- Life, short term, and long term disability
- Flexible Spending Accounts (health, dependent, commuter)
- Employee Assistance Program
- 401k retirement plan with company match
- Family membership and discounts on Fitness Center, Pool, theater and film tickets, Preschool, camp, and adult education classes
- Vacation and sick leave
- Generous holidays, including major Jewish holidays
Benefits offered to other part-time positions include:
- Vacation and sick leave
- 401k retirement plan
- Employee Assistance Program
- Single membership and discounts on Fitness Center, Pool, theater and film tickets, etc.
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.
The Edlavitch DCJCC is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer.