Family Programs and Events Coordinator

Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston Inc | Newton, MA, United States

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Posted Date 5/10/2023

Are you someone who loves community building and working with families? Are you welcoming, innovative, and a team player? If so, JCC Greater Boston has a unique, impactful opportunity for you.

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.

The Family Programs and Events Coordinator will be responsible for creating and implementing a variety of fun, enriching events for families with children ages 0-8 in communities including but not limited to Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Lexington, Belmont, Watertown, and Waltham. Family events include those focused on social connections and those that are framed around Jewish holidays, culture, and values.

The Family Programs and Events Coordinator will support the success of these events through needs assessments, innovative program planning, program design, stakeholder communications, logistical support, and staffing on the day of the event. This is a 20-30 hour/week hybrid position with in-person time required for meetings and program implementation. The work includes weekend hours (typically 3 hours/event; 1-2 events/month).

position will pay a starting salary of $27 - $29/hr. The salary offered will ultimately be determined by the hours the employee will work, the scope of the position, the candidate’s relevant experience, and internal equity. Additionally, the position offers free membership to the JCC Greater Boston facility in Newton – offering virtual and in-person programs including indoor swimming, many fitness classes, and workout facilities as well as discounts to many JCCGB events, classes, outdoor pool, and more.




  • Conduct Needs Assessments then partner on collaborative strategic planning across the family engagement team offerings
  • Program planning and execution including but not limited to creating a welcoming dynamic where each participant feels seen and welcomed, finding venues and performers, creating complementary activities, purchasing and transporting supplies/food, promotion, coordinating on-site staffing, building relationships with local constituents and program partners, both Jewish and secular
  • Budget oversight
  • Participate actively as an essential member of the Family Engagement team. Support JCC Greater Boston’s mission, vision, and values including through personal role modeling. Attend JCCGB All Staff meetings.
  • Additional responsibilities, as needed



  • Knowledge and familiarity with the needs of families with young children. Creative ability to translate ideas, feedback, and data into innovative and meaningful experiences that meet the needs of families.
  • Able to design programs that integrate Jewish values to create compelling and joyful experiences
  • Outstanding project management skills from design to implementation, managing deadlines with high attention to detail and maintaining high quality standards.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to multitask and manage situations effectively and diplomatically; ability to adapt to evolving needs and circumstances. Self-starter who takes the initiative.
  • Works well independently and with others, building/sustaining collaborative working relationships. Superb interpersonal and active listening skills. Ability to build strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Social media literacy. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Licensed to drive and can provide own transportation


Essential Functions

  • Able to lift and transport program supplies (may be up to 30 lbs.)


Agency Information

JCC Greater Boston is a nonprofit organization with roots in earlier Settlement Houses and Young Men’s Hebrew Associations; JCC Greater Boston today offers a wide range of services and program activities throughout the Greater Boston region (~50,000 individuals annually in 98 communities). The organization provides a variety of programs and services to children and adults in the Greater Boston Jewish community including preschools, day camps, a regional model of Jewish family engagement, a fully equipped fitness and aquatic center, arts and culture classes, performances, lectures, and Jewish holiday celebrations. Our vision is to create a vibrant and evolving Jewish community where everyone belongs. 


?Our mission is to be at the heart of that community by:

  • creating a thriving community that nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships
  • welcoming a growing and increasingly diverse set of individuals and families from all over Greater Boston
  • supporting the building of unique identities rooted in Jewish values and deeper connections to Jewish life
  • nourishing minds, bodies, and spirits through dynamic, innovative, and accessible experiences, and
  • expanding engagement by partnering closely with other organizations to ensure the continuing vitality of our community as a whole.


JCC Greater Boston takes the welfare and safety of staff, children, and program participants very seriously. On an ongoing basis, we align our operating procedures with guidance from the CDC and the state. In response to current local public health situations, our practices have previously included, and in the future may include, ensuring proper physical distancing, sanitation, hygiene, vaccination requirements, and use of face coverings to promote the health of our staff and program participants.


To Apply

JCC Greater Boston welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds who meet the requirements specified above. If you want to share your talents with wonderful families and a great team, co-creating a thriving, creative program, please send a cover letter and your resume to? [email protected].

Salary27.00 - 29.00 Hour
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Community Outreach | Events Management | Programming | Social Media
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