Director of Operations

Jewish Educational Center NJ | Elizabeth, NJ, United States

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Posted Date 4/16/2024

Director of Operations

The Jewish Educational Center (JEC) is seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Operations to oversee the efficient operational management of our multifaceted institution across five campuses.  The JEC is an eighty-three year old institution located in Elizabeth,  New Jersey that includes an N-12 private day school, as well as day-care center, day camp, synagogues and other community programs and services.   We are seeking a full-time Director of Operations to oversee all facilities, safety and security, transportation and information technology functions in support of the JEC’s mission.  The ideal candidate will possess leadership skills, exceptional organizational abilities, and a deep appreciation Jewish educational and communal values.


  • Develop and implement operational policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective function;
  • Oversee facilities manager to ensure proper safety and security, planning, maintenance and cleanliness;
  • Oversee information technology personnel to ensure proper safety and security, equipment maintenance, licensing, deployment, monitoring, procurement and support;
  • Oversee security personnel to ensure adequate training, licensing, management, deployment and operation;
  • Manage transportation logistics for students, staff, and visitors, ensuring safety and efficiency;
  • Coordinate emergency preparedness plans and protocols, including drills and staff training;
  • Supervise administrative staff and support services, such as maintenance, IT, security and their respective procurement, inventory management, and record-keeping;
  • Develop daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal and annual systems and procedures to ensure smooth execution of all operations including transportation, record maintenance, food services, building rentals, safety plans, and facility and buildings and grounds management;
  • Collaborate with JEC leaders to develop and manage annual budgets with respect to operation departments, capital needs and projects;
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements;
  • Engage vendors;
  • Manage capital projects
  • Foster a positive and supportive culture that reflects our values;
  • Continuously evaluate and improve operational processes to enhance the overall effectiveness;
  • Reports directly to the Executive Vice President.


Minimum Qualifications:

Ideal candidate will possess at least 5+ years experience in facility/property management, construction, or plant engineering, preferably in service or school setting.  Organized, punctual, and focused with the ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Familiarity with building codes, cost estimating, and construction documents.  Knowledge of regulations and laws.  Preferred personal experience in technical trades.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office/Google Suite.

Compensation: $110,000 - $125,000, commensurate with experience

Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Days

Leave early on Friday

Access to employee-funded health, dental and vision plan

Access to 403(b) retirement savings plan with capped employer match

Please submit cover letter and resume.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Salary110,000.00 - 140,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Organization Type
Community Centers | Education & Schools | Synagogue
Job Location
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