Program Director

JCC Greater Boston | Newton Center, MA, United States

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Posted Date 5/15/2023

JCC Greater Boston is seeking a program director to help create enriching, supportive, and memorable experiences for children enrolled in Discovery Club Afterschool. Discovery Club is an active and engaging afterschool program for children in grades K–5. This position is ideal for someone seeking engaging work where they can make a difference in children’s lives while enjoying leading a collaborative, upbeat, and friendly community.

JCC Greater Boston is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs, or background. We are guided by JCC Greater Boston’s core values — Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration, and Transformation — which resonate with many who do not identify as Jewish.

This full-time position will pay $60,000–$65,000 as a starting salary. The salary offered will ultimately be determined by the hour’s employee will work, the scope of the position, the candidate’s relevant experience, and internal equity. If you are an enthusiastic leader who is ready to jump into a vibrant and busy team, apply today!


  • Oversee and provide a vision for robust social-emotional learning, Jewish experiential learning, and general classes as well as general program philosophy
  • Recruit, hire, and manage after school educators
  • Develop and deliver professional development training
  • Maintain the standards of care and program quality including staff management, student, and family relationships, and facility care as well as compliance with the Department of Early Education and Care licensing requirements and regulations
  • Manage budget and accounts for the program, working closely with the Business Office, onboarding new families, and awarding tuition assistance
  • Supervise children attending the program and promote safety and respect among all participants
  • Ensure a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Develop strategies to support children in managing their behavior
  • Respond to the individual needs of children, and liaise sensitively with parents on matters concerning their children, while maintaining confidentiality
  • Ensure that the health and safety needs of the children are met and all issues are dealt with immediately and appropriately
  • Communicate the mission, values, and operating principles of the organization to employees and other stakeholders
  • Support and coordinate Discovery Club grant research, data collection, and content gathering as well as parent feedback surveys
  • Oversee safe transportation from elementary schools to the JCC and communicate with school and transportation staff to ensure smooth and safe transport of children


  • Be collaborative, flexible, and visionary with expertise in leading and managing dynamic teams
  • Have exceptional relationship-building skills and the ability to develop meaningful connections with families, children, and staff
  • Be a strong communicator (listening, written and verbal) with outstanding customer service skills
  • Have solid project management abilities
  • Be highly organized and process-oriented
  • Have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in education, recreation, or a related field
  • Have 3 years’ experience leading a multi-faceted educational program
  • Be able to pass state-mandated CORI|SORI|DCF| fingerprinting and background check

Essential Functions

  • Be able to work well in a busy, dynamic, and sometimes noisy environment involving multiple tasks and priorities
  • Be able to lift and carry objects weighing 30-40 pounds (boxes of supplies, children’s backpacks, etc.)
  • Be able to sit and kneel, getting down at eye level with children regularly


JCC Greater Boston welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds who meet the requirements specified above. If you want to share your talents with a great team, co-creating a thriving, dynamic organization that is devoted to community building and lasting impact, please send a cover letter and your resume to [email protected]

Salary60,000.00 - 65,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Director | Education - Other | Other | Programming
Organization Type
Education & Schools | Family Services | Other
Retirement Plans | Dental | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
Job Location
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