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Senior Director, Jewish Family Engagement
JCC of Greater Baltimore
3506 Gwynnbrook Ave
Owings Mills, MD 21117

Principal Responsibilities:

SUMMARY:

The JCC seeks a dynamic and experienced educator to lead and implement its Jewish Family Engagement platform.

The Senior Director of Jewish Family Engagement is a new role at the JCC. This professional will be responsible for leading the JCC's efforts to engage Jewish families in their own journeys of discovery, wonder and learning. The successful candidate will thrive in the creation of unique programs and enjoy the educational creative process. Building upon the JCC's My Tribe platform, an innovative movement involving families in the nexus of Jewish tradition and personal Jewish expression, s/he will connect young families to Jewish tradition, to community and to each other.

The Senior Director of Jewish Family Experience should be a strong and proven leader committed to inspiring meaningful engagement in all aspects of Jewish life; this person is a strategist who can collaboratively design programmatic strategies that emphasizes the JCC's dedication to celebrating the lives of the New Jewish Family. S/he should be a thought leader with a deep understanding and experience of turning plans into action. S/he will collaborate with cross-departmental colleagues to inspire excitement in Jewish experiences and incorporate Jewish content into programmatic departments across the JCC.

The Jewish family Engagement Department includes three core areas:

  1. My Tribe (see attached description) - a grant funded platform connecting families to the nexus of Jewish tradition, joyful Jewish expression, and Community, My Tribe provides the opportunity for families to strengthen their abilities to infuse Jewish culture and education in family life on their own terms and in their own way.
  2. WOW! Jewish Shabbat & Holiday Events - innovative opportunities to provide meaningful Jewish experiences around the rhythm of the Jewish calendar.
  3. New Initiatives -- Creating untested opportunities to engage new markets of young families based on the 2020 Baltimore Jewish Population Study.

The JCC of Greater Baltimore believes in the centrality of Jewish expression in a young family's life and strives to build a playground of options for experimentation, learning and living for Jewish families. Working with a team of creative department directors across the JCC's three program Centers: Youth & Families, Arts & Culture, and Sports & Wellness, the successful candidate possesses a bold, fun, and creative spirit with deep appreciation, understanding and personal experience in helping families to shape their own Jewish identities. Celebration, understanding and respect for all types of Jewish practice, belief, modalities and community are integral both to the JCC and to this position.

THE JCC OF GREATER BALTIMORE:

The JCC operates two full-service facilities in the Baltimore metropolitan area as well as the Downtown Baltimore JCC (DBJCC), a family engagement center, in Federal Hill. Both the Rosenbloom Owings Mills and the Weinberg Park Heights JCCs offer comprehensive facilities and a diverse menu of programming focused on enriching lives at all ages. With 20,000 members and 25,000 visitors and program participants, the JCC serves over 45,000 people per year at our campuses or partnership locations throughout Baltimore City and County. The JCC is a "town center" for Jews across a diverse spectrum as well as the broader community, celebrating diversity of thinking and expression.

Over the past 3 years, the JCC has both adopted a new mission and engaged in organizational strategic visioning to determine the best ways to meet the current needs and future trends of the Baltimore Jewish Community. Both the Board of Directors and Professional staff are resolved that the JCC must offer more than traditional membership programs, fitness, camps, early childhood, and camping. An evolved JCC is customer-centric, innovative and unafraid of change.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

My Tribe

WOW Events

JCC Centers

Work Environment:

The work environment is usually fast paced. This job requires high energy and interaction with staff as well as with members, other agency staff, community leaders, and outside partners, vendors, others.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use a computer, talk, hear, reach with hands and arms, walk, stoop, kneel or crouch.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and incumbent will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by supervisor or other management as required. The JCC reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the needs arise. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

SALARY RANGE:

Director: $75K - $90K commensurate with experience

The JCC offers a full-benefits package including health, disability, retirement match, and family discounts for all JCC programs. A relocation allowance is available for this position.


MY Tribe-JCC of Greater Baltimore

Generously funded by the Meyerhoff Charitable Funds and the Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, My Tribe is a construct that disrupts traditional engagement practice and breaks the silo between engagement and education. This co-collaborative initiative strives to engage the new Jewish family in the creation of their own Jewish story. My Tribe addresses the perception that the new Jewish family lacks interest in connecting to a Jewish community and instead aims to re-calibrate a sense of connectivity and relationship with those who want to engage with Jewish tradition while practicing "on their own terms." My Tribe provides a framework of authentic in home, group and communal experiences that empower a deeper connection and ownership over Jewish identity, commitment and practice. The goals of My Tribe are:

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Agency Information:

JCC membership is like becoming a part of a family, everyone truly is welcome! Drop by and take a tour; you won't believe how many wonderful recreational, educational, social and cultural activities you will find here. There really is something for everyone! Members enjoy a wide variety of benefits including free group fitness classes and use of our Fitness Center, Aquatics Center, Parenting Center, Teen Center and Performing Arts Center. Special member rates save you money on many classes and events as well.