The Edlavitch DCJCC is a nonprofit organization and equal opportunity employer.
Immediate Staff Openings:
Service Learning Program Coordinator
About the Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service (MCCCS):
The MCCCS, a department of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (EDCJCC), organizes high-impact volunteer opportunities that address unmet needs in the DC area along with providing an educational context for the systemic social justice issues that affect our neighbors. We partner with over 50 social service agencies and non-profits to bring community members a well-rounded path to civic engagement. Our direct-service programs include food prep nights, repairing low-income homes and shelters, and serving meals while our educational programming addresses racial justice, affordable housing, refugees and asylum seekers, and many other topics. We draw on the Jewish tradition to guide us in working towards a more just and equitable world.
About the position:
The MCCCS is seeking an energetic and highly organized individual to join our team as a Program Coordinator. Working closely with the department’s other two professional staff members, the Program Coordinator will support a variety of high-impact programming that the EDCJCC offers the community, including Behrend Builders projects, major Days of Service, monthly volunteering, and social justice programming. The Program Coordinator will also assist with the EDCJCC’s daily senior lunch program.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Days of Service
- Help with all logistics for Everything But The Turkey (EBTT), MLK Day of Service and Good Deeds Day
- Serve as liaison for December 25th Day of Service (D25) service sites
- Organize donations and programming for D25 Volunteer Lounge
- Recruit and communicate with Behrend Builders volunteers and Team Captains
- Provide full administrative support, including maintaining records, processing in-take forms, and tracking receipts and spending
General MCCSR Support
- Maintain the MCCCS Facebook page
- Maintain department’s annual statistics and accomplishments data
- Assist with updating and maintaining website and database
- Represent the MCCCS at outside events and programs as needed
- Assist with development functions such as researching and writing grants, preparing major mailings, and cultivating supporters
- Market our programs via community calendars, listservs, etc.
- Other duties as assigned
- A bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years related work experience
- Valid driver’s license (preferred)
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Superior attention to detail
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative, be proactive, and work independently
- Strong written and e-communication skills
- Ability to work evenings and weekends
- Flexibility, maturity, impeccable professionalism, and a sense of humor
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram), and Google applications
- A genuine interest in providing a meaningful experience for individuals seeking to make a difference in our city
Please note: this position requires the ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and two references to Sonya Weisburd at email@example.com in one document. No phone calls please.
Part-Time Guest Services Associate
The Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center is seeking a Part-Time Guest Services Associate to join the Guest Services team. The Guest Services Associate works closely with the Membership Services Director, Guest Services Manager, and Front Desk Reception Staff to ensure smooth, friendly, and efficient operation of the EDCJCC’s reception desk.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• As the “front face” of the EDCJCC, maintain the highest level of professionalism and customer service with constituents and staff alike.
• Maintain familiarity with various operations, security, and check-in procedures and strive to keep a “seamless” check-in feeling to incoming guests.
• Greet visitors to the facility, inform appropriate staff member of their guest arrival and direct the guest accordingly.
• Operates multi line main console switchboard and directs calls to appropriate party.
• Maintain familiarity with all scheduled programs and activities weekly/daily
• Keep the reception desk clean and organized.
Front Desk Management:
• Stay in communication with programmers and make updates to schedule as needed and communicate updates to other desk staff and management as appropriate.
• Attend front desk staff meetings.
• Attend all scheduled shifts, find substitutes for needed shift changes, keep the front desk work schedule/calendar and management up to date with shift changes.
• Ensure that the next reception staff has all the tools needed to perform their job efficiently, including physical materials and program knowledge. Arrive five minutes before scheduled shift to review program updates and begin shift prepared.
• Facilitate entry into the building/parking lot using buzzer system.
• Sign-in visitors and guests via appropriate method per type of visit.
• Assist security in monitoring front door/parking lot/building inside and outside activity on CCTV system. Report any suspicious conditions to security.
• Work with Membership Services Director on data entry and administrative tasks as needed.
• Keep daily record of the number of children from each Preschool classroom that exit/enter the building
• In the event of a drill or emergency, notify all staff/appropriate staff and follow security procedures for that event. Maintain active understanding of current security plan.
• Sign for deliveries, prompt security to check-in packages, and advise recipients of the delivery. Contact maintenance as needed to delivery large packages in the building and keep reception area clear.
• Assist staff in holding items for guest pick-up, using appropriate information form.
• Communicate with security, and maintenance via walkie-talkie as needed.
• Check Outlook daily for security alerts and staff updates/notices.
• 2-3 years of customer experience
• Prior experience in a front desk/reception position a plus
• Prior experience with a community center preferred
• Basic computer, POS, and Microsoft Office experience a must
• Ideal candidate would be a fast learner, able to be productive under pressure, capable of handling high volume/multi-program needs, and has excellent time management skills
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter of your experience to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reports to: JFamily Ambassador Coordinator
Part-Time Position: 8 hours / week
The Edlavitch DCJCC is actively seeking a qualified, outgoing, creative, organized individual who is an excellent communicator and excels at relationship building to work part-time as a JFamily Ambassador serving the following areas: Capitol Hill/Southeast/Waterfront, Dupont/Adams Morgan/Columbia Heights, Brookland/Petworth, Connecticut Ave Corridor, Tenleytown/Georgetown/Palisades. As a JFamily Ambassador, you will help new parents meet and connect with other Jewish families in Washington, DC. You will build authentic relationships, create new, barrier-free Jewish experiences, expand communities, and impart relevant Jewish content to families with Jewish children under the age of 3 through phone conversations, coffee meetings, and small-scale outreach and engagement gatherings.
We are looking for someone who is:
- Excited to meet and welcome new parents, and get to know them informally over coffee
- Passionate about Jewish life and interested in facilitating and participating in new opportunities for peers to meet each other
- Self-motivated, curious and open to new ideas
- Knowledgeable about local offerings for new parents 0-36 months (or is willing to learn) both within and outside of the Jewish community
- Outgoing, motivated, highly networked parents with strong communication skills
- Self-driven and able to work independently as well as part of a team
Ambassadors will identify, connect and build micro-communities with the assistance of EDCJCC staff by:
- Participating in monthly training/conference calls to learn and share best practices for engagement, as well as skill building to hold meaningful one-on-one conversations to facilitate connections and to develop successful social media strategies for connecting with families
- Identifying new Jewish moms, dads and families in the community and aspiring to informally meet with an average of two new parents weekly to find out interests, share information on available programs and resources, and deliver Jfamily bag ‘swag’ to new families
- Contribute social media content about and participate in online conversations with topics of interest to new parents
- Complete a brief, online weekly survey to provide a ‘snapshot’ of how local families are engaging in Jewish community and provide insight for future programming based on Ambassador interactions and experiences
- Ongoing monitoring of social media sites to learn what is already being offered for new parents with young children locally and share these observations on monthly conference calls and/or at training sessions
- Contact new families, with children under the age of 3; explain program goals; and identify their interests and needs
- Plan, organize, and facilitate regular gatherings in your assigned neighborhood
- Deepen connections through follow-up with photos, contact information, and invitations to future gatherings
- Maintain and track accurate database of communications with parents
- Serve as concierge to cross-promote all local Jewish community programs
Ambassadors have the exciting opportunity to:
- Have a hands-on role in re-imagining their local Jewish community to meet the needs of new parents with young children
- Grow your personal, professional and social network
- Develop new skills that will be valuable for future employment opportunities and/or leadership roles in other organizations
- Learn and work with community partners, as well as the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
To apply, please e-mail your cover letter and resume to email@example.com. When responding, please type “JFamily Ambassador” in the subject line.
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:
- 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.
- 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:
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 insurance
- 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
The Edlavitch DCJCC is an inclusive and equal opportunity Employer.