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Chief Executive Officer
Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd
Rockville, MD 20852

Principal Responsibilities:

Bender JCC is looking for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead the organization through its next chapter of growth.

The Board of Directors seeks a strategic and visionary leader with a passion for Jewish life and whose knowledge, communication and executive leadership skills will stimulate creativity and innovation in programs and services  both in development and delivery, as well as maintain standards of excellence in how services are implemented and funded. The CEO will be a visible organizational and communal leader, not only within the JCC but also throughout both the Jewish and general community.

In collaboration with the Board, the CEO is responsible for determining the future direction of the organization as part of a strategic planning process based on currently defined strategic objectives.The first task will be developing and implementing a post Covid-19 strategy that includes reopening the JCC to the public, a reexamination of fundraising priorities and a road map for financial sustainability and building for the future.

Implementation of and getting buy in for the plan from employees, board and community will be critical to the future success of the organization.Building the JCC brand, a strong senior staff team, growing member loyalty and building visibility of the full range of activities offered is also a top priority.


Strategic vision and leadership

Executive Management and Talent Development

Resource Development and Fundraising

Financial Acumen

Program Development

Community Relations

Minimum Qualifications:

This position description is based upon material provided by Bender JCC, an equal opportunity employer.

This search is being conducted by DRG Search.

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About Bender JCC

For over 100 years, the Bender JCC of Greater Washington has been committed to a single mission: promoting and creating Jewish continuity, identity and community in an atmosphere of warmth and meaning.

The Bender JCC plays a vital role in many of its members lives. Since 1913, the JCC has worked hard to create a warm, inclusive neighborhood within its walls, where Jewish life and values are celebrated and all are welcome to make new friends, shmooze, work out, learn a new skill, discuss a book, listen to a concert, see a film and much more. The facility boasts a 40,000 square foot Health and Fitness Center, and approximately 35,000 individuals, from the very young to the young at heart, are enriched by attending JCC classes or programs each year.

Diverse and vibrant, the Bender JCC community and Bender JCC membership is open to everyone of all religions, backgrounds, and walks of life, with comprehensive programs, facilities, and services that offer a natural gateway to Jewish life.

The Bender JCC is an active member of the JCC Association, a network of more than 200 JCCs across North America, has received numerous awards for its innovative programming, and is nationally recognized for inclusionary programming for children, teens, and adults with special needs, including the award-winning Camp JCC.