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:
Manager of Institutional Giving
The Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (EDCJCC) seeks a mid-level development professional to join our Development and Marketing Team. This position will report to the Senior Director of Development and Marketing and will work collaboratively with Executive and Director level staff throughout the institution.
Responsibilities would include, but not be limited to:
- Proposals and Letters of Inquiry: Be responsible for full life cycle grant execution across all institutional programs, including arts and culture (film, music, and theater); Jewish life and learning; volunteerism/social responsibility; inclusion and disabilities; seniors; young professionals and the LGBTQ communities; preschool; and youth and family engagement. This will include writing, editing, and submitting letters of inquiry, proposals, budgets, and reports and collaborating with key staff to ensure that proposals align with program priorities and the EDCJCC’s Strategic Plan.
- Grants and Reports Calendar: Track all grants in existing spreadsheets; maintain all data on EDCJCC network; and ensure that all reports, renewals, and other tasks are submitted in a timely and professional manner.
- Prospect Research and Cultivation: research and cultivate new funders – primarily in the areas of foundation and government – for all program areas, including general operating support; oversee tracking of prospect activity.
- Foundation Relations and Stewardship:Assist the Senior Director of Development and Marketing and Chief Executive Officer in developing engagement strategies for current and potential institutional donors. Support strategic donor outreach and maintain regular correspondence with key Foundation representatives. In close coordination with Director of Development and Marketing, Chief Executive Officer, and program directors, coordinate meetings with foundation staff members to cultivate, solicit, and steward relationships.
- Other duties as assigned.
Position Type, Salary, and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full or part-time position (a minimum of 20-hours a week required) with opportunity for growth. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Qualifications, skills, and experience required:
- 3 – 5 years’ grant writing experience.
- Exceptional writing and communication skills required. Excellent written English usage, grammar, and punctuation. Clear and concise writing is necessary.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required.
- Excellent follow-through and attention to detail, with the ability to track and maintain multiple critical priorities.
- Self-motivated; takes initiative to begin and complete projects on their own, but also appreciates a highly collaborative work style.
- Friendly and flexible team player attitude with a willingness to pitch in on projects and tasks.
Please send cover letter and resume to Emily Jillson at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
About the EDCJCC
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 is an 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:
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.