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Director, Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life YM-YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood
YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood
54 Nagle Ave
New York, NY 10040

Principal Responsibilities:

Position Overview

Reporting to the Chief Program Officer (CPO), the successful candidate should have a deep commitment to the legitimacy of multiple paths for the exploration and expression of Judaism, and to the power of a diverse and inclusive Jewish community. Given the grassroots efforts that will be required to engage the wider community, the candidate should have strong interpersonal skills, a proven track record of successful outreach efforts with diverse populations, and the ability to represent the organization with professionalism in a variety of contexts with community leaders, board members, and donors. Key to the applicant's success is the ability to translate the needs and desires of the Y's diverse population into impactful Jewish programs and experiences, ensuring high quality and budget-conscious program execution. The successful candidate will have experience managing multiple and often simultaneous projects; building teams with full-time staff, part-time staff, and volunteers; and directing marketing staff in the branding of the Center.

Essential Functions

Strategic Leadership

Program Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, and Continuous Development

Compliance and Administration

Professional Development

Supervisory Responsibility

Compensation and benefits

Minimum Qualifications:

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

The successful candidate will have

Work Authorization and clearance

This job description is not designed to cover a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other functions and responsibilities may change or may be assigned.


$105,000 - $120,000

Agency Information:

Established in 1917, the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood (the "Y") is a nonprofit Jewish Community Center that welcomes people of all backgrounds and beliefs. It offers a wide range of educational, recreational, and social service programs to enhance the quality of life of the people whom the Y serves. From topnotch early childhood education and youth development programs to innovative senior center services, there's always something for everyone at the Y!

Blessed with beautiful landscapes, easy access to public transportation, and a more affordable lifestyle, Upper Manhattan has become the area with the largest demographic growth of Jewish individuals and families in all of NY. The Y's solid reputation and capacity have made it a trusted convener and connector of Jewish organizations in the area. To meet the growing needs and dreams of the community, the Y is seeking a Director of its Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life.

Mersky, Jaffe & Associates is proud of its association with the YM-YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood, New York, NY and to be conducting the search for its Director of the Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life. If you, or someone you know, might be a suitable candidate for this position, please forward, in confidence, the person's name, cover letter, resume, salary requirements and contact information to Lori Fodale at