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:
Employment Type: Full Time, Year-Round, Salaried (Exempt)
Special Considerations: Evening and occasional weekend availability is essential. Full availability for annual May Festival (usually 2-week period in mid-late May) is a requirement.
Benefits: Health, vacation and retirement benefits. Transportation and gym access benefits.
Salary: Starting at $42,000/year
Presented by the Edlavitch DCJCC, JxJ is a multidisciplinary arts program that encompasses the Washington Jewish Film and Music Festivals alongside hybrid arts programming. The public programming of JxJ is primarily split between a major annual Festival and a robust set of year-round offerings that take place in the newly constructed (as of Sep 2019) Cafritz Hall.
Between the Festival and year-round screenings and concerts, JxJ attracts over 30,000 patrons annually and is in an exciting period of expansion.
The Program and Outreach Coordinator provides logistical and administrative support for the annual JxJ Festival and related year-round programming, as well as leading community outreach and customer service initiatives.
• Lead and implement external communication and outreach efforts year-round (including for the Festival).
• Set up and foster ongoing institutional, grassroots, and intra-JCC departmental partnerships.
Guest Management (20%)
• Manage Festival guest travel and hotel stay, as well as ground transportation to and from venues, and daily itineraries. Liaise with guests to provide a pleasant and seamless experience.
Customer Service and Concierge (20%)
• Structure, execute, and optimize JxJ’s customer service protocols and donor communications.
• Assist in crafting and enforcing a consistent and positive patron experience, both on and off site for JxJ events. Work collaboratively with EDCJCC box office personnel to achieve high-level customer care.
Work with JxJ Council (lay leaders) to schedule and organize monthly meetings.
Social Media and Email (20%)
• Assist in planning, crafting, and scheduling JxJ’s external communications, including social media and email, in collaboration with the Director of Communications and Operations.
Event Coordinating (5%)
• Lead special event production (Festival Opening Night, Closing Night, etc.), including room layout, catering, staffing, and general planning.
• General administrative and logistical support as needed. (5%)
• Minimum of 1-3 years’ experience in event production, marketing, or outreach. Preferably at least some experience in non-profit arts organization.
• Bachelor’s degree or higher
• Passion for film and music programming
• Outstanding collaborator and team player
• Proactive problem solver
• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
• Experience with and understanding of social media channels and best practices (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) preferred
• Ability to use or learn to use Microsoft Outlook and Office Suite
• Ability to multitask and work calmly under tight deadlines
• Ability to participate ‘hands on’ in all aspect of event setup, management, and breakdown
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 Program and 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 Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (EDCJCC) seeks a development professional to join our Advancement Team. The Development Associate will primarily be responsible for supporting the fundraising strategies and initiatives of the organization. These duties include work on donor prospect research, acknowledgment of donor contributions, overseeing all aspects of the fundraising database including data entry and problem solving, reporting, and other activities related to development.
The Development Associate will report to the Director of Marketing and Development and will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, development and marketing team members, program directors, and as necessary, with stakeholders including members of the organization’s board of directors.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Support the Director of Marketing and Development, along with Executive and Director level staff of programs such as Theater J, JxJ (the Washington Jewish Film and Music Festival), and the Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility, on implementing annual giving campaign strategies and plans.
• Process and manage all pledges, gifts, and contributions in fundraising database (QuattroC) and on internal spreadsheets and records.
• Act as database expert helping to identify and solve for all issues related to QuattroC.
• Liaise with the Accounting Department to manage ongoing and quarterly reconciliations of contributed income.
• Generate accurate and timely acknowledgement letters/tax receipts for all donations.
• Assist Manager of Institutional Giving and Director of Marketing and Development in developing and supporting grant applications and proposal writing as needed.
• Support Development events and activities
• Prepare donor reports and mailing lists from donor management and CRM systems.
• Help to coordinate multiple print and digital mailings/appeals throughout the year.
• Conduct prospect research on individual donors and identifying prospects for solicitation.
• Work with Marketing and Communications Team to ensure regular donor recognition updates on the website, including creation of individual donation pages on website.
• Schedule meetings and prepare background materials for Chief Executive Officer when necessary. Help to identify opportunities for and coordinate outreach between CEO and donor community.
• Collaborate with the Marketing & Communications team on all print and digital collateral.
• Other duties and special projects as assigned.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
Fulltime opportunity. General hours are Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, 4:00 PM on Friday. Occasional evening/weekend hours required. This position will begin fully remote but some in-person training will be required. The EDCJCC aims to resume in-person work in the summer/fall of 2021. Partial telework may remain an option for employees who can perform their duties remotely.
Commensurate with experience. 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.
Qualifications, skills, and experience required:
• 2+ years of fundraising/data systems experience, preferably in a non-profit environment
• Excellent writing skills with first-hand experience with developing donor correspondence and grants.
• PC literacy with strong competency in all Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). The candidate should have a working laptop in order to accomplish duties during remote work hours.
• 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.
• Friendly and flexible team player attitude with a willingness to pitch in on projects and tasks.
Please send resume and cover letter to Emily Jillson, Director of Marketing and Development, at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
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.
Assistant Director, Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility
Reports to: Director, Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility
Type: Full time
Who we are:
The Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility (MCCSR), a department of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (EDCJCC), offers both hands-on volunteer opportunities as well as learning about systemic inequality in our communities. We draw on Jewish tradition to guide us in working towards a more just and equitable world. Our volunteer opportunities are designed to be family-friendly, flexible, and accessible whether you can commit one hour a month or a few hours a week. We offer our volunteers the opportunity to build lasting relationships with agencies and clients over the span of years, or volunteer once and try a different project the next time.
To affect true change, we must also correct the systemic injustices prevalent in many sectors of our society, so we invite you to come learn with us about the root causes of inequality and how to bring about change on a systemic level. We focus on topics including racial equity, affordable housing, food security, climate change, immigration and refugees, and others. While we are neither a social service agency nor an advocacy organization, we hope to empower community members and provide them with the tools to go out and make our city a more just, inclusive, and livable place for all.
This role, reporting to the Director of the MCCSR, will build out volunteer and civic engagement programming as we navigate the hybrid nature of in-person and virtual gatherings for the foreseeable future. With the pandemic shifting the landscape of what engagement looks like, this position will have the unique opportunity to evaluate, restructure, and build new and bring back existing volunteer programming offered by the MCCSR with a dual focus on the individual volunteer experience and the equity of our work. This role will include execution of our four large-scale days of service from start to finish, building and maintaining relationships with partner organizations across the DMV, engaging volunteers, and creating community beyond the one-off programs we offer participants.
Who you are:
• You believe deeply in the power of civic engagement as a path to changing individuals and communities for the better.
• You understand that volunteer engagement is about customer service, and that providing an excellent participant experience involves paying high attention to detail, so you put the utmost care and thought into all program and event logistics you oversee.
• You are highly professional: you understand and respect boundaries and the sanctity of client and volunteer confidentiality at all times.
• You are a relationship-builder extraordinaire: you love meeting new people, hearing their stories, remembering important details about them, listening deeply, and striving to understand the complexities of their realities from a culturally competent perspective whether they are clients, volunteers, partner agency staff, Board members, or colleagues.
• You are a go person: you aren’t afraid of ambiguity and don’t wait for someone to tell you what to do at every step. You know how to dive in and get started and to seek clarification when it is needed.
• You have an awesome attitude: you see the good in people rather than looking for faults, you love what you do, you’re motivated to come to work and engage with your colleagues and constituents, you’re eager to grow as a human and a professional, you take feedback with grace, and you take pride in the work that you accomplish.
Volunteer Management and Communication
• Develop, deepen, and maintain relationships with repeat and core volunteers, providing individual connection and engagement opportunities on a regular basis
• Provide innovative and strategic ideas to building community within our volunteer base
• Create qualitative and quantitative opportunities for feedback and evaluation of all programs
• Track and diversify department metrics including volunteer attendance, hours donated, and clients served
• Assist in widely broadening awareness of our programming within the DC community through e-marketing, social media, and representing the department at community events, volunteer fairs, etc. as needed
• Manage the department’s Facebook page
• A cornerstone of this position is to plan and execute the EDCJCC’s four major Days of Service: MLK Day, December 25th Day of Service, Everything but the Turkey and Good Deeds Day; these programs attract hundreds of volunteers and involve several months of planning and coordination
• Grow, coordinate, and lead one-off customized volunteer opportunities for groups, including schools, youth groups, and corporations
• Coordinate and run 3-5 volunteer opportunities a month, including ongoing programs such as our quarterly blood drives and programming for families with young children
• Working in partnership with the Director, seek out new, engaging, meaningful, and creative volunteer opportunities to offer the EDCJCC community
• Develop, deepen, and maintain relationships with current social service agency partners as well as new partners
• Bachelor’s degree with 5-7 years’ work experience in event management, program management, or volunteer engagement; experience in service-learning a plus
• Demonstrated ability to plan and execute complex, multi-dimensional projects and events
• Valid driver’s license and comfort driving company pick-up truck on a regular basis
• Ability to work evenings, weekends, and some holidays (comp time offered)
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Well-organized and extremely detail-oriented
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative, be proactive, and work independently
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter), and Google applications
• Skills and experience in working with diverse groups of people
This position requires the ability to lift up to 30 lbs. We are currently functioning in a hybrid model of work-from-home and in-person programming on site. When CDC guidelines allow, this position will oversee fully in-person programming.
Salary and benefits: The starting salary range for this position is $55,000, commensurate with experience. The ideal start date is May 2021, but we will continue searching until the right candidate is found. Once our building opens back up, this position must work on-site out of our Washington, DC building.
We offer a generous benefits and vacation package that includes:
• Paid sick and vacation leave
• Paid time off on all major Jewish and federal holidays
• 401k plan with employer contribution
• Health, dental, and vision insurance
• Fitness and pool membership
Please send a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications for and interest in this position along with how you learned about the opening to Sonya Weisburd at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re an equal opportunity employer, and hire without consideration of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We strongly welcome and encourage diverse candidates to apply.
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:
20002, 20003, 20024, 20019, 20032, 200020, 20019
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. There will be 4-5 Parent Ambassadors at the end of this recruitment cycle.
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.
Please send a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications for and interest in this position to Lindsay Kagin at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Edlavitch DCJCC is an inclusive and equal opportunity Employer.