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Director of Jewish Experiences
JCC of Greater Kansas City
5801 W 115th St
Suite 101
Overland Park, KS 66211

Principal Responsibilities:


The Director of Jewish Experiences is a knowledgeable, passionate, enthusiastic, and visionary professional with a proven ability to develop, implement and manage a year-round calendar of formal and informal Jewish educational and cultural programs. The Director also designs, manages, and delivers Jewish experiences that engage and inspire all ages by providing the frameworks and tools necessary to celebrate, explore and participate in Jewish life. These programs include a variety of activities with overt Jewish content that bring Jewish and non-Jewish participants together to explore elements of Jewish traditions and cultures such as Jewish arts, literature, learning, language, history, spiritual growth, meditation, character development, hands-on social projects, and much more. The Director can network, fundraise and build relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders while exploring and bringing creative ideas and national models to our programming. The Director is a member of The J's Management Team and contributes to discussions and decisions that shape the organization as a whole.

Essential Functions

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualifications and Attributes


55,000 - 65,000

Agency Information:

A New Collaboration: The J and Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City

The Director of Jewish Experiences position is supported by a new collaboration between The J and Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City.Much of the programming will be done under the collaboration, although some will be specific to The J and some will be specific to Jewish Federation. The Director of Jewish Experiences is an employee of The J and reports to the COO of The J and will have the opportunity to receive mentorship and guidance from a Jewish Federation liaison. Leadership staff members from both organizations will help to shape, review and evaluate the Jewish Experiences position and programming.A committee of lay leaders appointed by both The J and Jewish Federation will also provide programmatic input and guidance.

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, childcare, recreation, sports, theater, camping and senior adult programs.

About Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City

Since 1933, Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City's mission has been to sustain and enhance Jewish life here at home and around the world. Through our network of partners, we help feed, clothe, comfort and inspire those in our community through the programs we support.