Witness Project Coordinator

Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center | East Hills, NY, United States

Posted Date 6/13/2022

Sid Jacobson JCC and its surrounding campus, the Bernice Jacobson Day School and Camp provide a full range of cutting-edge recreational, health, fitness, educational, cultural arts, and social services programs. We are a national leader in providing care for those suffering from chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s, and other degenerative illness, as well as offering year-round social, recreational, fitness, and vocational programs for children, teens, and adults living with special needs. In addition, we are Long Island’s hub that addresses social justice, uses social action to better our society, and provides volunteers with the opportunity to give back. 

We are dedicated to serving every aspect of community wellness, regardless of age or ability. We promote physical health through our innovative health and wellness center, while also providing for emotional and spiritual health through a variety of divorce, bereavement, and cancer support groups. Enjoy a lively Zumba class or work out at our state of the art fitness center. Make new friends. Meet popular authors and inspiring speakers. Celebrate holidays. Play canasta. Practice your Hebrew. Try your hand at watercolor painting. Work out with a personal trainer. We offer educational and interactive programs for seniors 60+ to help them achieve physical fitness, experience the world through cultural programs, keep their minds active with lectures, and engage with their peers in social groups. 

We are looking for a Witness Project Coordinator to manage the intergenerational program for teenagers and Holocaust survivors in collaboration with UJA-Federation of New York. This part-time position is in Nassau County, Long Island. 

Witness Project, a unique program in its 6th year, run in collaboration with UJA-Federation of New York, is an intergenerational program for teenagers and Holocaust survivors. The goal of the program is to connect high school students with Holocaust survivors in a meaningful way. Holocaust survivors are empowered by sharing their stories of strength and resilience and perpetuating their legacies to the next generation while students are inspired by what they hear and learn. This program will instill the memory of the Holocaust in the students’ minds and will create a new generation of witnesses. Ultimately, the students will serve as ambassadors and impart their experiences to the next generation. 

The students will learn firsthand about the Holocaust, create close relationships with survivors and ultimately express what they have learned through an art form of their choice (i.e. photography, poetry, video, artwork, etc.)

How You’ll Help Us Be Successful:

  • Development of calendar and curriculum in collaboration with members of the SJJCC team
  • Communication and leadership of teens and their families involved in program
  • Oversee staff with hiring and supporting holocaust survivors and potential 2G participants
  • Implementation of curriculum with teens and Holocaust survivors
  • Communication with UJA-Federation of New York on the progress of the program
  • Assist with the planning of the final performance for participants of program in coordination with UJA
  • Hiring, training and supervision of program staff
  • Development of ongoing and end of program evaluation tool to be used with the participants and their families
  • Coordination with UJA-Federation of New York on the end of program ceremony
  • Maintain timelines for all projects, including updating Executive Director on status, as requested
  • Schedules and organizes multiple activities such as meetings, travel, and department activities for members of the senior management team
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor


What You’ll Need To Be Successful:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development, Social Work, Education or other related field
  • Experience with program development, planning and organizing activities
  • Supervisory Experience
  • Self-motivated leader who can work independently as well as with a team
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent technical skills
  • Prior experience leading a parent group a plus
  • Familiarity with Creative Arts

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, military status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We offer:

  • Disability accommodations
  • Inclusive of minority and disadvantaged groups
  • LGBTQ+ friendly workplace
  • Age-inclusive Diversity and inclusion training or programs
  • Health Insurance, Paid time off, Retirement Plan, 100% agency sponsored Pension Plan, Employee Discounts 


Sid Jacobson JCC is a beneficiary agency of the UJA Federation of New York.

COVID-19 considerations:
The Sid Jacobson JCC has a mandatory vaccine policy, a dedicated medical advisory committee, newly installed air filters and air purification systems, common surfaces/areas are sanitized regularly, and members and staff are required to follow CDC regulations.

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