The Edlavitch DCJCC is a nonprofit organization and equal opportunity employer.
Immediate Staff Openings:
The Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (EDCJCC) is seeking a part time program director for GLOE.
About GLOE – The Kurlander Program for LGBTQ Outreach & Engagement:
GLOE, the first and only full-time LGBTQ engagement program at any Jewish Community Center in the world, serves DC’s queer Jewish community (and our friends/allies) through an array of unique and meaningful programs in the areas of arts and culture, community service, holidays and spirituality, social justice, and of course, social events. GLOE also hosts events specifically geared towards LGBTQ youth and LGBTQ-parented families, providing opportunities all year long to create community through GLOE Youth & Family.
About the position:
This position will be part time (20 hours a week) and will report to the Director of Jewish Life and Learning, and work collaboratively with the Director of EntryPointDC, the Director of Development and Marketing, and the GLOE Committee of the Board. GLOE currently runs several programs that are staples within the community (Purim Party, Pride Shabbat, Capitol Pride Parade, Hanukkah Happy Hour etc.) that the director will be responsible for overseeing and growing. The director will be relied upon to conceptualize (with help from the GLOE Committee) new and innovative programming that will continue to grow the program and attract new diverse audiences. Volunteers are at the heart of the GLOE program and many of its activities. Furthermore, they help engage members of the community with the program. As such, the Director will be responsible for recruiting new and veteran volunteers to assist with programs, training and working with volunteers to ensure success at events and structuring the volunteer program so that the volunteers have a positive experience with the program.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Creating and producing year-round programs, including inter-generational programs for the LGBTQ community, Rainbow Seder, Purim Party (or other event), Pride Week activities, Jewish holiday events and other special events such as Speed Dating, family programs, retreats, performances and talks
- Staffing the GLOE Committee meetings and maintaining regular communication with Committee members on programming ideas and initiatives
- Collaborating, building and maintaining strong relationships with and coordinating co- sponsorships/co-programming with other LGBTQ Jewish groups such as Gayyim, One-in-Ten, Bet Mishpacha, Nice Jewish Girls, Nice Jewish Boys, as well as EDCJCC programming directors
- Assisting the Director of Development and Development staff at the EDCJCC to identify funding sources for GLOE programs, involving GLOE Committee members in developing funding prospects, and soliciting contributions
- Working with the marketing department to develop creative briefs that inform the creation of flyers, postcards, other advertising materials as well as strategies for promoting events online
- Updating content on the GLOE information page on the EDCJCC website
- Developing and maintaining the GLOE budget, including tracking income and expenditures, monthly variances and cash tracking
- Managing ticket sales to programs or events
- Communicating with GLOE newsletter subscribers and other interested parties
- Recruiting and coordinating volunteers to serve at GLOE events
- Relationship Building: It is your responsibility to create and deepen relationships with program participants and guests whom we know and do not yet know in a way that will add value to their experience of the Edlavitch DCJCC; to ensure that all participants are welcome and feel a sense of community; and to foster the appreciation of community, the arts, and the physical and spiritual fitness we strive to nourish here
- Other tasks as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, Jewish education, Jewish studies, or related field
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Ability to work evenings and weekends
- Demonstrates outstanding time management skills
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram), and Google applications.
To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Elie Greenberg, Director of Jewish Life and Learning, 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 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.