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Chief Operating Officer
Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches
5221 Hood Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Principal Responsibilities:

The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches seeks a Chief Operating Officer (COO) who is an exemplary leader, providing strategic vision and direction for the organization, while also managing all aspects of agency operations. The COO will partner with the President & CEO in leading the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches to reimagine agency-wide programming beyond the pandemic as the premier destination for Jewish life in Palm Beach, Florida. A forward thinking, energetic individual, the COO will promote a culture of innovation and inclusion and be a change agent to create ongoing excitement for the JCC and the community.


The COO will be relentlessly optimistic in pursuit of the JCC's mission, while balancing aspirational goals with realistic expectations and accountability. They will lead with empathy, competence, and trust. Their sound judgment will permeate through all significant aspects of planning, decision making, and problem-solving. They will be a highly accomplished relationship builder, comfortable with all levels of constituencies from the most seasoned lay leaders to new young leadership, professional staff, general members, and those not yet engaged.

The COO is responsible for day-to-day management of the JCC and will establish short and long-range goals that are strategic, programmatic, fiscally responsible, and align with the JCC's mission. They will be decisive in action, adaptable and accountable. Their knowledge and management skills in agency oversight, marketing and communications, and programming, as well as visibility and skilled responsiveness to our community members is essential.

The COO will work in tandem with the President & CEO carrying out the Mandel JCC's vision, including key strategic post-pandemic opportunities which focus on the JCC's mission, actively engaging Jewish and secular community organizations, and existing collaborative programs and envision new ways to partner together. The COO must see the big picture and effectively manage current issues, while thinking about evolving business models to best serve the community in both the near and long-term.

The COO will develop a realistic annual operating budget in partnership with the CEO, Finance Committee and Board of Directors. Using financial statements to guide and oversee agency performance, the COO must remain flexible, making necessary changes to ensure financial stability. The COO will oversee all financial matters including annual and long-term budgeting, ongoing financial performance, and financial strategy.

The COO will lead, coach, attract and retain a high-performance senior management team. The COO will create a positive culture of productivity, communication, collaboration, and accountability. The COO will foster an environment where staff feel they can take risks in aspiring toward excellence in all areas of programming and will challenge staff to continually improve their lines of business, while growing professionally. The COO will help staff to lead, and not just manage.

Minimum Qualifications:


$105,000 - $120,000

Agency Information:


Jewish Community Centers are multi-service community agencies that provide a wide array of programs, courses, and activities for people of all ages. In addition to stimulating and rewarding work, you'll enjoy a friendly family-like atmosphere that values your mental and physical well-being. JCC employees can use the on-site fitness facilities and take part in all of the programs available. Competitive salaries and generous holiday, vacation, and healthcare plans underscore your importance to the JCC. In a recent survey of JCC employee satisfaction, more than 90 percent of professionals reported enjoying their jobs!


The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches is committed to a passionate, member and community-centric culture where team members are encouraged to contribute and collaborate leading to a highly engaged JCC family.

Recognizing and investing in our greatest asset, our staff. In addition to providing an engaged work environment, we take pride in the many offerings to our JCC staff as shown below:


The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches does not discriminate against employees or clients on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status or any other characteristic protected by Federal and State law. A non-discrimination clause concerning employment opportunity is incorporated in the Personnel Manual. The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.