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Executive Director
Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center
306 Flora Drive
Columbia, SC 29223

Principal Responsibilities:

The Executive Director of the Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center ("KJCC") is responsible for the management and operation of this important non-profit organization serving the Columbia Jewish community.

The contract of the Executive Director is administered by The Personnel Committee whose members are appointed by the KJCC Board of Directors. This structure is designed to enable employment matters to be handled with discretion, to resolve potential issues over the duties of the Executive Director, and to recognize and promote activities on behalf of the Jewish community in general. The KJCCPC will provide a formal evaluation of the Executive Director and will make recommendations on contract extensions, modifications and similar matters to the KJCC Board of Directors.


The Executive Director is responsible for all areas of day to day operations of the KJCC including the following:

1. MARKETING. Membership promotion, recruitment, and retention and involvement in implementing and promoting cultural, social, and health and other activities for its members;

2. PLANNING. Planning the KJCCs programs and operations to meet the needs of its members;

3. FINANCE. Budgeting the operating and capital requirements, and cost-effectively managing the KJCCs operations in accordance with its budget. Ensure that business records are maintained and secured and take action as may be necessary to ensure the financial integrity of the KJCC;

4. FUNDRAISING. Fundraising to support its operations in coordination with the Columbia Jewish Federation, which is responsible for coordinating all fundraising campaigns and activities of the Jewish Organizations in Columbia. This includes strategic planning and implementation of routine and special fundraising events and outreach, revenue-generating programming, indoor rentals (banquet/conference rooms, gymnasium, and pool), and increased outdoor rentals (athletic fields).

5. PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION. Provide staffing and personnel oversight to meet the needs of the KJCC and its members, including employee recruitment, employee retention, training, motivating, delegating duties to, performing employee reviews, and managing the performance of staff.

6. FACILITY MAINTENANCE. Directing the maintenance of the facility including its grounds in a first class manner and in keeping with the highest professional Community Center Facility Maintenance Standards including cleanliness, appearance and curb appeal, and in excellent operating condition and in conformance with the requirements of SCDHEC and other agencies.

7. REPORTING. Work with the KJCC Board of Directors and its committees to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the KJCC.

Minimum Qualifications:

The Candidate must have proven business and management skills. This individual will work closely with the KJCC members and employees and must be good at multi-tasking. The Candidate must have outstanding communication skills. Also, the Candidate must be experienced in fund raising and grant applications

Agency Information:

About the Katie and Irwin Kahn JCC

The KJCC is an approximately 50,000 square foot building located on approximately 22 acres located in Northeast Columbia. The facility includes a 25 yard heated indoor pool, a gymnasium with an upstairs track, a fitness center with state of the art equipment, meeting/event rooms, and office space. The Columbia Jewish Federation utilizes space in the KJCC. The KJCC offers a wide range of health and cultural programs and has an annual operating budget of approximately $1.6 million. The land includes plenty of space to develop outdoor recreational events and athletic fields.

About the City of Columbia

The City of Columbia is the capital of South Carolina and is located in the heart of the state. It is approximately 140 miles to all of the South Carolina beaches and 140 miles to the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina. Columbia is home to Fort Jackson, the largest Army training base in the United States, and offers very affordable living with a very stable economy. It is the home of the University of South Carolina, which has a Hillel chapter, and five other colleges. The population of the greater Columbia metropolitan area is approximately 700,000.

About the Columbia Jewish Community

Columbia is a small but active Jewish community with approximately 2,000 Jewish families. Columbia has Orthodox, Conservative and Reform Synagogues in addition to a Jewish Day School.