About the PJCC:
Founded by a group of enthusiastic Jewish community members, the PJCC was brought to life in a rented home in Burlingame in 1948. A place of compassion and a symbol of unity to all, the PJCC quickly became popular among many San Mateo County residents. With demand for the Center growing by leaps and bounds, the tiny house was soon too small to support the needs of its membership, so the Center was moved to a storefront in San Carlos. By 1960, due to the Peninsula’s increasing population, the Board of Directors eagerly set out to find a new home yet again. In 1963, the PJCC purchased and opened a much larger facility on a 4+ acre site in the Belmont hills where it remained for the next 40 years.
First formed in the 19th Century to enable new immigrants to learn English, find housing, and promote community building, Jewish Community Centers soon became a hub of activity for people of all ages. Small classes for toddlers became early childhood departments; pools and steam rooms grew into full-fledged health, wellness, and recreation departments; and, as the population aged, information and services for seniors grew.
Currently, there are over 250 JCCs (Jewish Community Centers) in North America, including 17 in California alone. Although each center is unique, they share the goal of providing programs and services that reinforce the life-affirming values and proud traditions we embrace.
A Peninsula Tradition Continues
The PJCC proudly opened its new 12-acre home in Foster City in May 2004. This momentous occasion came as the result of years of hard work, contributions and the dedication of hundreds of individuals banding together. For over 55 years, the PJCC has worked to inspire a sense of community in San Mateo County. That dream has become a reality. For more information, visit www.pjcc.org or call 650.212.7522
Overview of the Role:
The Beged Kefet Campus Head at PJCC will oversee the weekly operations of the Beged Kefet Hebrew school. At present, the campus comprises of 4 classes ages Gan to High School and meets on Thursdays from 4-9pm at PJCC in Foster City.
This position will work between 10 - 15 hours per week.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Create and drive a positive ongoing culture in line with the vision of the Beged Kefet school and the PJCC.
This includes being present during school hours and welcoming families as they come on campus.
- Manage all school operation logistics. Maintain ongoing communication with Beged Kefet management (Palo Alto team) regarding students, parents, teachers, programs, etc.
- Ensure parents receive all necessary Beged Kefet communications on an ongoing basis.
- Be present to coach teachers after classes on a variety of school topics.
- Organize community activities, events and holiday celebrations for students, families and the Bay Area community.
- Collaborate with the Beged Kefet Parent Association on increasing community engagement participation and parent
- Lead the teacher recruitment process by seeking, interviewing and onboarding for new teachers
- Introduce curriculum to teachers when hired and throughout the year.
- Assist Beged Kefet management and teachers with lesson plan creation and delivery.
- Represent the PJCC in a professional manner and provide excellent customer service.
- Perform other services and duties, as required
- Organize special activities at holidays for Beged Kefet families during and adjacent to school hours
- Manage all parent communications
- Liason to PJCC Chief Jewish Experience Officer and executive leadership team as we explore how to best support and serve the North Peninsula Israeli community
Qualifications & Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Teaching, Languages or Liberal Arts
- 5 years’ experience of educational program development and project management
- 1-2 years’ experience teaching either in a school or camp environment
- Fluent in Hebrew and have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Israeli culture
- Ability to gain cooperation of others and lead team members
- Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
- Ability to communicate information clearly (written and oral) in Hebrew and English
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word
- Proven ability to work collaboratively and maintain long-term relationships within the local community and volunteers
- Ability and desire to work independently and as a team member with the community and other employees
- Ability to work nights and weekends when needed
- Positive, upbeat, and enthusiastic about working in a non-profit environment
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to:
- Remain stationary
- Frequently stand for long periods of time during events
- Move within your work area
- Operate a computer and office productivity machinery
- Communicate across a variety of mediums
- Transport items up to 10 lbs.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. While performing the duties of this job, the work environment can be noisy and you may be working in close proximity with others. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as phones, computers and printers. You will have access to restroom, copy room and break room facilities.
PJCC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Minority/Female/Veteran/Disability