Location and Job Title:
Jewish Life and Culture Manager
14855 Oka Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Position: Jewish Life and Culture Manager
Department: Community Engagement
Classification: At-Will, Full time, Exempt, benefitted position
Reports to: Reports to Jewish Life and Culture Director
Member of the management team of the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center (part of Jewish Silicon Valley). Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Programs, is responsible for the management of Community Engagement programs, classes, performances, speakers, films, theater productions, and major community events. Supports agency-wide programs throughout the year. Operates in conjunction with Community Engagement team. Communicates with co-workers, instructors, students, participants and APJCC members about departmental classes and programs. Coordinates and plans classes, programs, and events. Maintains current programs and initiates new ones. Strives to further the mission of the APJCC by creating quality Jewish programming for the APJCC's membership and the larger South Bay community.
Areas of Responsibility
Community Engagement Program Oversight & Administration
- Continually monitor community interests, engagement and needs to provide meaningful, current and relevant Community Engagement programs
- Ensure integrity and high quality of all Community Engagement programs
- Maintain all departmental budgetary guidelines.
- Hire, coordinate and supervise speakers, performers, artists, teachers, and authors, with support of the Director of Community Engagement
- Act as department liaison with outside agencies and partner organizations
- Facilitate contractual agreements and handle all other administrative paperwork in coordination with the CFO and/or HR Department
- Process payments, ticket sales, class registrations, fees for programs and art sales for designated Community Engagement programs
- Work with Director of Community Engagement to follow approval process for all new programs.
- Recruit, train, manage, and supervise volunteers for art exhibits, classes, and events
- Respond to inquiries about Community Engagement events and programs
- Effectively communicate with program participants, speakers, artists, etc.
- Coordinate production and distribution of classroom materials
- Manage the Community Engagement calendar to maintain up-to-date listings of course offerings
- Initiate, coordinate, and collaborate with other APJCC departments on joint events and programs
Arts & Cultural Programming
- Develop, plan, implement and supervise arts and cultural program initiatives, including musical performances, art classes, films and other cultural programs to enhance lives Jewishly and build local communities
- Develop, plan, implement and supervise educational programs, including lectures, author visits and book discussions and major events such as Jewbilee, to enhance lives Jewishly and build local communities
- Design, coordinate and oversee Jewish holiday celebrations, traditions and events including the Traditions cart, and other holiday observances in the Levy Family Campus lobby
- Design, coordinate and oversee
- Plan, coordinate and curate all art exhibits, openings and receptions at the APJCC within budgetary guidelines and per contract
- Select 6 to 8 exhibits annually to hang at the APJCC in collaboration with the DCE and the Cultural Arts Committee
Lectures, Educational Programs & Event Management
- Create marketing plans in coordination with the Marketing Director
- Submit materials for Community Engagement section of the Programming Guides and website
- Coordinate with outside agencies on co-sponsorships or partnerships
- Develop and maintain annual Community Engagement budget, with support of DCE
- Track expenditures and ensure paperwork is maintained appropriately and submitted to Finance Department in a timely manner
- Assist in grant writing as requested
- Ensure proper grant reporting for Jewish Life and Peoplehood grants
- Track payroll and ensure accuracy
- Make purchases on behalf of the JCC
- Initiate fundraising opportunities and partner with the Development Director on Jewish Life annual fundraising efforts
* Perform special projects and other related duties as required by management and as business dictates
Qualifications and competencies:
- Undergraduate Degree in Jewish Studies, Jewish Education, or demonstrated equivalent professional experience. Master's Degree in Jewish Studies, Jewish Education, or a related field preferred.
- 3-5 years of experience in program development and management
- Demonstrated effective communication skills - both verbally and written
- Ability to work in a team environment - a true team player, who can forge relationships within the APJCC, community, and beyond.
- Ability to multitask and meet multiple deadlines in a fast paced environment
- A proven track record of maintaining budgets and staying within budget guidelines
- Social media savvy a significant plus
Specialized knowledge, licenses, etc.:
- Experience in grant writing and reporting - highly desired
- Ability to effectively use computer applications and technology, including database software and Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Photoshop a plus.
- Deep knowledge of the Jewish community, Jewish culture, Jewish history, and Jewish values
Working Conditions/Physical requirements:
The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to:
- Community Center environment with both office and program responsibilities
- Ability to sit/stand for long periods
- Ability to lift/carry 45 lbs.
- Some travel may be required
- Ability to work nights and weekends when needed - Non-traditional business hours.
While performing the duties of this job, the work environment can be noisy and you may be working in close proximity with others. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as phones, computers and printers.
This position is contingent upon the completion and cleared background check of a fingerprint and life scan assessment.
Disclaimer: This job description indicates in general terms, the type and level of work performed as well as the typical responsibilities of employees in this classification. The duties described are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive to any specific employee. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and, when possible, to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. Nothing in this position description changes the at-will employment relationship existing between JSV and its employees.
Amenities include fitness center, heated pool, children's pool, lighted tennis courts, full gymnasium, event auditorium and meeting rooms, athletic field, physical therapy clinic, free parking, childcare, acclaimed preschool for ages 18 months-5 years, day camp, recreation program for children with special needs, birthday parties, teen lounge, Center for Jewish Life & Learning, holiday celebrations, Judaica and Hebrew classes, enrichment classes on a variety of topics for all ages, dance and sports programs for children and adults. Event rentals available.