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Chief Executive Officer
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay
1414 Walnut St
Berkeley, CA 94709

Principal Responsibilities:


The incoming Chief Executive Officer will be both a compelling, inspirational leader and a skilled manager. S/he will be animated by an authentic passion for the JCC East Bay's mission, and will be equally devoted to the children in the preschool program and the largest donors to the real estate development campaign.

In order to lead this complex, vibrant organization, the new CEO will need to be adept at both strategy and execution, as well as people and program management. Guided by the JCC East Bay's strategic plan and expansion plan, s/he will also be required to lead the most significant fundraising campaign in the history of the organization.

In creating strategy and managing growth, the CEO will also embody the core values of the JCC East Bay, and will build strong relationships based upon these values with stakeholders ranging from high net worth donors, to participants in the JCC East Bay's program offerings, to local neighbors and partners.

More specifically, the Chief Executive Officer's primary responsibilities will include:

Strategy and Organizational Development

Organizational Management

Relationship Building, Fundraising & Profile Enhancement

Commitment to the Mission & Values of JCC East Bay

Minimum Qualifications:



The JCC East Bay is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship status, veteran status, medical condition, mental or physical disability which would not prevent the performance of essential job duties with reasonable accommodation.

Please submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter that outlines how your skills and experiences meet the qualifications of the position.

Please do not contact the JCC East Bay directly.

Agency Information:


The Jewish Community Center of the East Bay (JCC East Bay) is dedicated to creating healthy communities inspired by Jewish values, culture, and tradition. The JCC East Bay has an annual operating budget of over $5M and has grown to serve over 10,000 people each year in Oakland, Berkeley, and neighboring cities. The JCC East Bays intergenerational programming and services are as diverse as their population, celebrating people of all ages, backgrounds, and types of religion. The organization is home to an award-winning, fully enrolled preschool, highly regarded afterschool programming, summer camps for a variety of ages and interests, civic engagement events, and art and music performances. The JCC East Bay also provides vibrant events and programs exploring Jewish culture and traditions, fostering learning, inspiring engagement, and building relationships among community members. Learn more about the JCC East Bays mission, values, and vision here.

As the definition of community and the needs of the JCC East Bays local population continue to evolve, the organization is thoughtfully reflecting upon its role as a gathering place for not only the Jewish community, but also for the broader community throughout the region.

Steered by a passionate and engaged Board of Directors, and a seasoned senior leadership team, the JCC East Bay has embarked on a comprehensive effort to create an additional, centrally located campus to serve its evolving community. Today, the organization is in search of its next Chief Executive Officer to bring to life this new chapter of development and engagement.