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Director of Jewish Innovation
Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester
1200 Edgewood Ave
Rochester, NY 14618

Principal Responsibilities:

The Director of Jewish Innovation will report to the CEO and work together with stakeholders internal and external to the JCC, with synagogue and agency partners and JCC Departments and Employees to infuse Judaism into what we do daily at the JCC and in Rochester broadly. The Director of Jewish Innovation will create an environment where imagination becomes reality and Jews are excited about the possibility of having relevant, meaningful and fun Jewish experiences.

The Director of Jewish Innovation will bring a spirit of creativity to how we experience Judaism on campus and beyond our campus, thinking about how people live Jewishly in Rochester. This individual will work with Staff and partners to reimagine, develop and strengthen Jewish programs and opportunities, including strategy, content, and atmosphere.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Through the JCC, create opportunities to celebrate and explore Jewish living, working with agency and synagogue partners to build engagement opportunities throughout Rochester public and private spaces.

Create Jewish opportunities inside the JCC.

Be a Jewish educator to JCC constituents

Be a Jewish presence inside the JCC.

Minimum Qualifications:

Key Competencies for Success:

Education:

Bachelor's or Master's Degree in Jewish or Rabbinical Studies preferred. Alternate degrees with applicable work experience also encouraged to apply.

Experience:

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of: Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Power Point and Publisher and comfortable learning payroll, fundraising and other industry specific software.

Other Requirements:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands 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 is frequently required to:

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform within the described work disabilities to perform within the described work environment.

Agency Information:

The Louis S. Wolk Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester is located alongside the Erie Canal in Brighton and is a 200,000 square foot facility that houses state of the art fitness, wellness and recreation programming, an aquatics center, Professional Theatre, Children's Center and a Premier Camping Program.

We pride ourselves on providing our 15,000 members with quality educational, cultural arts and social programming, and we are an inclusive community center that welcomes families and members of all faiths, backgrounds and ages.

The Jewish faith and culture are deeply rooted in the Rochester area with a population of 20,000 Jews, over (10) synagogues and several Jewish Day Schools. We collaborate with other Jewish organizations including Jewish Family Services, Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, and Jewish Senior Life to serve our Jewish Community and the Rochester area.

We are very fortunate to be working closely with major donors including the William and Sheila Konar Foundation, konarfoundation.org and the Max and Marian Farash Foundation, farashfoundation.org.

The Jewish Community Center recently purchased (105) acres of natural preserve directly adjacent to our building, and we are creating a strategic plan to develop the future of our community