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Senior Director of Children and Family Programming
Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center
5601 S. Braeswood
Houston, TX 77096

Principal Responsibilities:

Reporting to the CEO, the Senior Director of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston is a new position which has the primary responsibility for leading and providing on-going development and supervision of the Directors of our two early childhood sites and Director of children's theatre, summer camp, teen and children and family programs.

In this critical and exciting position, the Senior Director is responsible for providing strong visionary, creative and thoughtful leadership to these program areas of the J and for driving the function of collaboration, creativity and innovation throughout the agency.

Through this work, the Senior Director is responsible for working with these Department Director professionals to develop and implement clear action plans and systems needed to build and develop strong programs. As a member of the Executive Leadership team, the Senior Director is also charged with working cross collaboratively with other members of the Executive Leadership team, and with lay leadership, the Board of Trustees and staff to make sure that all the programs under their purview works seamlessly within the larger J ecosystem.


Minimum Qualifications:

*To be considered, please send your resume with a cover letter to Joel Dinkin.

This position description is based upon material provided by the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, an equal opportunity employer.

Agency Information:

The mission of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston is to develop and strengthen Jewish identity, foster Jewish values and enrich the Jewish community and the greater community.

Established in 1936, the Evelyn Rubinstein Jewish Community Center (the J), has enabled families and individuals to come together for friendship, affiliation and socialization in a safe and welcoming environment. With an operating budget of $17 Million the J has been serving the Greater Houston Jewish and secular communities through a wide-array of year-round programs, arts and culture, and well-equipped fitness facilities.

The cultural highlight is the annual Jewish Book and Arts Festival, which attracts up to 5,000 people. Collaborative partnerships with the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, United Way of Greater Houston, Jewish Family Service, Seven Acres, congregations, theatres, universities and other businesses and organizations in the Greater Houston community facilitate the Js multitude of programs and services. Included are cultural events, such as lectures in conjunction with Rice Universitys Jewish studies program, a Jewish film festival, theater and an Israeli dance workshop.Additionally the J summer camp attracts 1,300 children and our early childhood sites have 250+ children.Childrens and teen theatre programs are in high demand as are many of the Js enrichment programs.

The J is committed to enriching the lives of its members and its community of different ages, lifestyles, ethnicities and levels of religious observance. From broad offerings in Early Childhood, Teen, Family Engagement, and Adult Education Programming; Adult Wellness; Arts & Culture; Senior Services to a kosher caf?, the J is the center of Jewish life and experiences in Houston.