Director, Arts + Ideas @ United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

Director, Arts + Ideas

POSITION TITLE: Director, Arts + Ideas

REPORTS TO: Chief Program Officer

Position Summary
The Director of Arts + Ideas is responsible for the vision, development, implementation, and evaluation of Jewish and Israeli cultural arts programs, events, exhibits, and celebrations of the Simon Family Jewish Community Center/United Jewish Federation of Tidewater. This includes direct responsibility for assigned program support personnel for all programs within Arts + Ideas.

Key Responsibilities

• Works with the Chief Program Officer in long-range planning, including business planning and strategic goal setting for arts programming
• Provides guidance and leadership to Arts + Ideas Committees
• Works closely with the Chief Program Officer and Director of Marketing to ensure the development, marketing, and promotion of programs to maximize participation and financial viability of programs

• Develops and implements innovative and strategic approaches to arts programming

• Works closely with Director of Development and Development Associate(s) to solicit donations and fosters donor cultivation, relations, and sponsorships, especially those who are patrons of the arts, to develop a strong commitment for the Arts Programming
• Develops new and expands relationships with organizations and business in the Jewish and greater community that will enhance commitment to and engagement through Arts Programming

Management, Supervision, and Program Implementation
• Responsible for all aspects of development and direct implementation including the branding, marketing plan, fundraising plan, and operating budget of:
o Film Festival
o Book Festival
o Israel Today series arts programming
o Community Israel Fest/Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration
o Special events and on-going arts programming
o Outreach programming (i.e. ODU Institute of Jewish Learning and Interfaith Understanding, Beth Shalom Village, JCC Seniors, and JFS)
o Art Gallery
o Other programming as developed
• Follows up or ensures follow-up with new attendees to maximize continuing engagement and participation as well as donor development
• Prepares yearly budget and maintains fiscal responsibility for all expenditures and income for all programs and services within arts programming
• Ensures the arts programming activities are coordinated with other JCC and UJFT programs to maximize participation, impact, and benefit to JCC members
• Develops and monitors measurable program objectives and evaluations and provides regular reports on progress and results
• Coordinates volunteers as needed

Minimum Education/Experience
• BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university
• 5+ years of experience in special events, implementation, and management in art or Jewish communal agency environment, preferred
• 3+ years of experience in the areas of staff supervision, program development, budget, marketing, implementation, and evaluation
• Supervisory experience preferred

Required Skills, Competencies, and Attributes
• Strong customer focus, both internally and externally, and the ability to foster this attitude and skill in others
• Highly creative, knowledgeable, and current in methodologies and approaches to engage multiple audiences
• Ability to effectively manage guest artists, presenters, etc.

• Organized and detail-orientated in the ability to develop, plan, organize and implement programs and services
• Working knowledge of short and long-term planning, budgeting, and program development
• Ability to build strong partnerships in an environment of collaboration, both internally and externally
• Expertise in program research, development, implementation, and evaluation
• Ability to develop and sustain a team approach to program and service development
• Excellent ability to adapt communication and interpersonal style to various audiences

• Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite
• Ability to communicate effectively with others, both verbally and in writing
• Understanding, appreciation, and passion for the mission and values of the JCC and UJFT
• Strong knowledge of Jewish heritage, values, traditions, and culture
• Willingness to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required
• Willingness to perform other related duties as needed, required, or assigned


To Apply For This Position: Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
To Apply For This Position: Submit cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected] Mail to: UJFT Human Resource Director (Confidential) 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Ste., 200 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, vision, dental, leave early for Shabbat, kosher food option available, Life Insurance
  • Other Benefits: Complimentary JCC individual membership and option for a discounted family JCC membership
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-02-03
  • Times this job has been viewed: 327 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Director, Programming, Arts
  • Organization Type: Federation
Job Location
United Jewish Federation of Tidewater
5000 Corporate Woods Drive
Virginia Beach , Virginia 23462


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