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Senior Program Director, Weinberg Park Heights JCC

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Full Time/40 Hours Per Week

SUMMARY:

The JCC of Greater Baltimore is seeking a Park Heights Senior Program Director to lead programming and community engagement with a specific focus on children and families while serving the needs of the Orthodox community.  

This energetic and ambitious individual will manage all existing programs and, together with the staff of the Meyerhoff Family Engagement Center will reimagine the JCC program platform at the Weinberg Park Heights JCC. Success in this role will be measured by overall program participation, membership growth and community satisfaction.

The JCC is on a mission to reimagine our Weinberg Park Heights JCC and develop a new array of programming for the community living around the JCC. The Senior Program Director will be innovative while leading our strategic program goals as we care deeply about supporting and building a strong Park Heights Jewish community in Baltimore. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee all aspects of programming for the Weinberg Park Heights JCC to include but not be limited to Children, Youth, Arts & Culture, and Camp Koolanu.
  • Supervise and provide leadership support for staff working with programs. 
  • Develop, implement, supervise and manage large Park Heights program events.
  • Coordinate and facilitate regular Park Heights meetings to review and evaluate current programs and develop new programs and activities that continue to meet the needs of our members and community.
  • Work with JCC program team and support departments to maximize all resources.
  • Act as the liaison to the marketing department for all Park Heights-related marketing pieces to assure marketing materials are culturally sensitive to the Orthodox Community.
  • Responsible for educating staff and providing guidance and support about Jewish/Orthodox traditions and practices to assure our Park Heights programs, classes, and schedules maintain the cultural sensitivities of this community.
  • Develop, cultivate, and maintain relationships with other Associated agencies and community groups, lay leadership, schools, and shuls.
  • Work closely with the Park Heights Membership Director to discuss, resolve and communicate Park Heights member-related issues and concerns.
  • Assist direct reports with annual budget process and monitor budgets throughout the year.
  • Perform other duties as assigned and support other JCC events as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong knowledge of traditional Jewish culture and traditions and understanding of the Park Heights Jewish Observant community 
  • Ability to liaison with Jewish organizations and communal leadership 
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written; and ability to communicate effectively with staff, members, community partners and lay leaders
  • Minimum 5 years children, youth and/or adult programming experience including supervisory and budget management experience
  • A quick learner and self-starter who has the ability to multi-task and take ownership of programs.
  • Works effectively in a team-oriented culture 
  • Understands and is committed to developing strategies that align with the JCC Mission
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree in Social Work or Jewish Communal Service is desirable

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment is usually fast-paced.  This job requires high energy and interaction with staff as well as with members, other agency staff, community leaders, and outside partners, and others.

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position that will work primarily Sunday through Thursday with the need for flexibility to accommodate meetings, programs and events that may occur during non-regularly (mutually agreed upon) scheduled hours.  This position may require a varying work schedule during the summer J Camps season.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer, talk, and hear, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.  

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and incumbent will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by supervisor or other management as required.  The JCC reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the needs arise.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

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