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:
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 Manager.
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 Manager
• 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 Lindsay Kagin at email@example.com.
Systems Applications Manager
The Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (EDCJCC) seeks a Systems Application Manager to join our growing IT team. We are currently in the planning stages of a Salesforce implementation across the entire organization, replacing software that currently supports programs, events, fundraising, communications, and operations. Candidates must have Salesforce experience and be a critical thinker and problem-solver with great attention to detail.
The Systems Application Manager will play a critical role in the implementation, strategy, execution, and management of Salesforce CRM for the EDCJCC, including but not limited to:
• enhancing our existing operations, processes, and data systems;
• increasing the efficiency of our fundraising, marketing, program, and accounting departments;
• managing the EDCJCC’s analytic and reporting needs out of Salesforce; and
• supporting programmatic and marketing needs within CRM.
The Systems Application Manager will report to the Chief Financial Officer and work closely with the Director of Marketing and Development and the Creative Director, along with other key program staff throughout the Center.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Play a critical role in system implementation and ongoing system configuration and management.
• Solve complex problems and develop innovative solutions related to Salesforce and other customer-management platforms utilized by the Center, including reports, dashboards, program and event management, reconciliations, and other business processes.
• Collaborate with EDCJCC staff to manage system integrations between Salesforce and other systems while maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and security of the CRM system.
• Manage setup and framework of programs and events for which online registration takes place in Salesforce.
• Liaise with staff to plan, deploy, and support new Salesforce functions and related tools, working together to enhance technology solutions.
• Support the Center’s reporting needs and develop general analysis.
• Perform analysis, administration, troubleshooting, testing, software and data environment refreshes, and other general systems maintenance on an ongoing basis.
• Oversee relationships with related vendors and hosting providers, enforcing service level agreements and support expectations.
• Provide support to users and assist them in resolving technical Salesforce issues and escalate with appropriate vendor as needed.
• Remain knowledgeable of and provide technical leadership on best practices to use Salesforce systems and functionality most effectively.
• Other duties as needed or required.
• 3 to 5 years of experience working with Salesforce and Salesforce Nonprofit Success Pack. Salesforce certification is highly desired.
• Ability to participate in the design and implementation of a Salesforce solution to existing business challenges and opportunities.
• Deep understanding of Salesforce architecture, processes, product, and best practices.
• Thorough knowledge/experience working with custom fields, validation rules, workflow rules, and process flows in Salesforce.
• Excellent communication skills, with proven track record working in a dynamic and collaborative team environment. Must be able to effectively convey complex information to others and take steps to ensure understanding.
• Passionate about data analytics, mining, visualization, and trends.
• Two or more years in any JCC, YMCA, or social services nonprofits or equivalent.
• Strong Excel skills and familiarity with analyzing and querying data.
• Strong project management skills, experience working closely with project managers and team leads, on large and complex projects.
• Excellent organizational skills
• Demonstrated ability to work with and maintain confidential information
• Excellent follow-through and attention to detail, with the ability to prioritize and handle simultaneous assignments while adapting to changing deadlines, priorities, and workflow with success and accuracy.
• Self-motivated; takes initiative to begin and complete projects but appreciates a highly collaborative work style.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
Fulltime opportunity. EDCJCC employees can work up to two days per week (excluding Thursdays) from home. General hours are Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 4:00 PM on Friday.
Salary ranges from $72,500 – $77,500. The EDCJCC offers a generous benefit and vacation package. The EDCJCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply.
Please send resume and cover letter to Craig Mintz, CFO, at firstname.lastname@example.org and use subject line “Systems Application Manager Application.” No phone calls please. Principals only.
About the Edlavitch DCJCC
Guided by Jewish values and heritage, the EDCJCC engages individuals and families through its cultural, recreational, educational, and social justice programs by welcoming people of all backgrounds to connect, learn, serve and be entertained together in ways that reflect the unique role of the Center in the nation’s capital. The EDCJCC embraces inclusion in all its programs and activities. We welcome and encourage the participation of all people, regardless of their background, sexual orientation, abilities, or religion, including interfaith couples and families.
Part-Time Audience Services Associate
Theater J, the nation’s premier Jewish theater company, and JxJ, a new multidisciplinary arts project that encompasses the Washington Jewish Film Festival (WJFF) and the Washington Jewish Music Festival (WJMF), seek a Part-Time Audience Services Associate to support the Edlavitch DCJCC’s centralized ticket office.
The Audience Services Associate provides ticket office and front of house support to ensure the highest level of customer service for our patrons through every stage of their ticket purchase process and visit for performances.
Ticket office shifts include daytime shifts Monday – Friday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, alongside 3 hour shifts at performance times (including nights and weekends). The role provides customer service, processing subscriber, passholder, and single ticket sales, and performing other administrative tasks. The Audience Services Associate also participates in Theater J’s annual subscription campaign, JxJ’s annual Festival at venues throughout DC, assists with group reservations, and other tasks as assigned by supervisor.
House management shifts oversee front of house operations. Shifts available based on the performance schedule, which includes nights and weekends. The role provides customer service, supervising volunteer ushers, managing concessions, operating limited technical functions of the year-round cinema space, and aiding audience members to make their visit rewarding.
• Candidates must have strong computer skills and the ability to learn new software.
• Experience using a customer database, POS, or ticketing system a plus.
• Strong customer service skills in person, in writing, and over the phone.
• Ability to maintain a professional demeanor under pressure.
• Direct box office/house management experience preferred but not required.
• Must have a strong background in customer service.
To apply, submit a resume, and short cover letter to Alexis Rodriguez at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
This is a paid, non-exempt position set at $16/hour.
The Edlavitch DCJCC is an inclusive equal opportunity employer.
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:
• 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 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 in a timely manner; and supervising changing for swimming among other duties as assigned. Wage is commensurate with experience.
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.
Application Process: Interested applicants should send a resume to Arielle Bodner, Director of Camp and Afterschool Programming, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-777-3245. Contact with any questions.
The Edlavitch DCJCC is an inclusive and equal opportunity Employer.