The Dave & Mary Alper JCC, South Miami Dade's inclusive Jewish community building, education and wellness organization, is seeking dynamic Parent Ambassadors to spark connections between families raising Jewish children in their neighborhood, and to create welcoming and inclusive programs.
Parent Ambassadors will nurture relationships among families, create new, low-barrier Jewish experiences, and provide inspired Jewish content to families. These connections will be facilitated through a variety of channels, including one-on-one coffee meetups, small-scale family gatherings, Jewish holiday celebrations, story time events and more at playgrounds, pools, parks and other venues.
This part-time position is flexible and offers a chance to welcome and connect all kinds of families raising Jewish children. They will be ready to carry forward our mission of building a robust, connected and relevant Jewish community in South Miami Dade. The Ambassador should be someone who loves creating innovative Jewish educational experiences, connecting with people and partner organizations, managing relationships, and executing large and small gatherings.
We are seeking Parent Ambassadors in any of the following neighborhoods:
South Miami/Coral Gables
A Parent Ambassador is:
Someone who lives in or near one of the above neighborhoods
A passionate ambassador for the Alper JCC
Excited to meet, welcome, and get to know parents
An excellent communicator and listener, and excels at relationship building
Passionate about Jewish life, and excited to infuse Jewish themes into programs
Interested in facilitating and participating in new opportunities for peers to meet each other
Self-motivated, curious and open to new ideas
Familiar with online communication outlets for parents in their community
Able to work independently, as well as part of a team
Knowledgeable about the local community's parent resources, both within and outside of the Jewish
Community. Knows where parents can be found in their neighborhood on a given day of the week.
Understanding and respectful of the range of Jewish connection and knowledge among parents
Parent Ambassador Responsibilities:
Create and implement approximately two activities/gatherings per month (e.g. meet ups at a playground, informal playgroup, library story time, home-hosted series, parents' night, etc.)
Deepen connections with families through face-to-face meetings, phone calls, personal emails and social media
Participate in an orientation session, followed by bi-monthly calls with the JFamily Parent Ambassador cohort, as well as at least monthly supervision calls
Collect and maintain contact information for program participants
Submit monthly reports to your Alper JCC supervisor
Support larger Alper JCC programs as needed
Available to work flexible schedule including weekends
Able to represent the Dave and Mary Alper JCC in a professional manner at all times
Must be able to provide own transportation to events
Flexibility to bend, sit, and/or squat,
The ability to walk distances and be on your feet for multiple hours at a time,
The ability to spend time outside in the elements include heat and rain,
Good dexterity and vision for computer usage,
The ability to lift 20 lbs. on a regular basis,
The ability to lift 50 lbs. on an occasional basis,
The ability to lift, set-up, takedown, stack, and move carts of tables and chairs,
Work in bent, twisted or awkward work posture and stand for more than two hours in a row,
The ability to reach both outward and overhead
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
A JFamily Parent Ambassador will be paid at a rate of $10 per hour and will be expected to work approximately
Please email Jsimon@alperjcc.org with answers to the following.
Why does this Parent Ambassador role speak to you?
How do you envision bringing families together in your neighborhood with a limited budget? What types of experiences do you think families with young children are looking for?
What ideas do you have to engage families that are COVID safe?
Located in sunny, beautiful Miami, Florida,the sprawling Alper JCC at The Jay Morton-Levinthal Campus lies in the heart of the suburb of Kendall, easily reached by many nearby transportation crossroads. Convenient and accessible, our Center provides many opportunities for the Jewish community and all south Miami-Dade County residents to enjoy recreational, educational, cultural and social activities.
Through our extensive facilities, we offer our Members and Non-Members the chance to meet and connect with individuals and families from all over. For fitness enthusiasts, our well-equipped Fitness Center is a great place to play racquetball with your family, train with a friend in the gym, or swim with a group in our Jr. Olympic pool. Our Youth and Adult Building, home to a wide selection of adult programs and our children's department offers the young and young at heart a place to gather and socialize. Also, our Sablotsky Cultural Arts Center hosts visual arts exhibits and performances for all ages and focuses on bringing quality, renowned Jewish artists, authors, and entertainers for the community to enjoy.
The Alper JCC is also home to many high-quality programs, each recognized for their excellence and commitment to the community. Our superb Quality Counts 5-Star Glen Greenstein Early Childhood Development Center offers families the perfect setting for their children, infants through preschoolers, to grow, learn, and appreciate Jewish heritage. For children, the Kids? Connection After School Program provides a structured yet fun environment; and our summer camp gives campers the opportunity to grow and expand their horizons. The Special Needs Program offers a fun, stimulating, and dynamic program for children, teens and adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities and has been widely recognized for its services as well.
As a community agency, we strive to strengthen the Jewish community by promoting Jewish values, ethics and traditions through our programs and services. The Alper JCC invites you to become a Member today and take advantage all we have to offer.