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Chief Operating Officer
JCC of Greater Kansas City
5801 W 115th St
Suite 101
Overland Park, KS 66211

Principal Responsibilities:


The Chief Operating Officer is a senior executive position at The J established to inject entrepreneurship and innovation and catalyze growth in the areas of Seniors, Youth, Arts + Culture and Jewish Experiences. This position requires exceptional strategic planning and supervision skills and a willingness to restructure and assume direct (interim) control of departments as necessary. The COO provides enhanced levels of leadership, strategic direction, professionalism, accountability and management to ensure the development and delivery of enticing, competitive, profitable and fresh programs. The COO ensures that supervised departments develop annual program goals and meet annual budgets that breed sustainable growth.

Essential functions

Minimum Qualifications:

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Organization and Planning - Plans, schedules and organizes in an efficient and productive manner, focuses on key priorities.

Analytical Skills - Demonstrates ability to structure and process data and draw insightful conclusions.

Capacity Building - Demonstrates the ability to effectively maintain and build organization capacity and develops the processes that ensure the organization runs smoothly.

Management and Finance - Demonstrates a thorough understanding of operations and finance; broad experience with a full range of business functions and systems including budgeting, analysis and finance.

Communication - Demonstrates the ability to communicate positively and professionally with staff at all levels of the organization.

Problem Solving - Correctly identifies current problem and seeks solutions to minimize future problems. Demonstrates patience, tenacity, and resourcefulness.

Productive Workflow - Produces significant output with appropriate effort; works efficiently. Successfully manages details. Demonstrates strong work ethic, willingness to work hard and intrinsic motivation to get the job done.

Collaboration - Ability to proactively reach out to peers, other J staff, and leadership to maximize collaborative working relationships.

Resilience - Continues to perform positively and effectively when faced with time pressures, adversity, disappointment, or conflict. Remains focused, composed, and optimistic in difficult situations and recovers from setbacks. Is able to quickly and positively respond to unforeseen changes or complications, even with limited information and under time and resource constraints.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

About The J

The J is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The J is Shabbat-Observant Friendly.

The mission of The J is to build a strong, vibrant and inclusive community that enhances wellness, meaning and joy based on Jewish values, heritage and culture.

The J operates on these values:

Application Instructions

Please include Resume and desired salary range in your cover letter. All applications are confidential.

Agency Information:

About The J

Established in 1914, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City ("The J") is open to people of all backgrounds and faiths, making it one of the most diverse and well-respected community centers in the Midwest. The J has over 11,000 individual members and welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors annually to its cultural, fitness, education, child care, recreation, sports, theater, camping and senior adult programs.

Noted for its state-of-the-art fitness and aquatics facilities, award-winning early childhood and camp programs and 500-seat White Theater, The J operates within the context of Jewish values and traditions. This is a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual seeking a multi-faceted, responsible, high-impact position.