Manager, Family Programs @ JCC Chicago

Manager, Family Programs

JCC Chicago's Manager, Family Programs is responsible for creating opportunities for meaningful engagement and connection to JCC and Jewish community inspiring Jewish identity through the experience of a variety of vibrant Jewish communal experiences and programs across the metropolitan area.


Key areas of responsibility:
• Partner with leadership from Early Childhood, Day Camp and J at School to create and implement a forward-thinking vision for community engagement that brings value for established program participants and promotes JCC offerings to the broader community.
• Lead the visioning and planning for Kehilla funded family and young professional/parent engagement in the city.

• Identify and develop partnerships with Jewish and broad community organizations to extend agency reach.
• Work with agency-wide program colleagues to create and implement a dynamic portfolio of community engagement opportunities including a mix of small community specific programs and large community wide programs such as Chicago Loves Israel and holiday celebrations.

• Build strong relationships with colleagues within and outside of JCC Chicago to maximize reach and community impact.
• Manage and supervise direct program staff.

Days/Hours:
Full time, Monday - Friday; does require flexibility to be available nights and weekends per programmatic needs.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years demonstrated success developing and facilitating programs for all age groups required; experience with family programming highly preferred.
• Experience creating and implementing Jewish programming highly preferred.
• Experience leading part-time professional staff preferred.
• Demonstrated success building new and expanding upon existing program areas that led to customer engagement and meeting of business goals.
• Demonstrated success in identifying, building, and maintaining strong strategic partnerships.
• Previous experience developing and managing budgets.
• Previous experience working as a member of a management team.
• Ability to demonstrate and lead with JCC Chicago’s Four Core Values: Self-Leadership and Accountability, Creativity and Innovation, Teamwork and Collaboration, and Customer Service.
• Strong communication and presentation skills, both written and oral.
• Ability to demonstrate business acumen, conflict management, listening and decision-making skills.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Jewish culture and values.
• Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license for at least 24 months, proof of insurance (with a minimum $250,000 liability) and be willing and able to travel between various JCC sites.

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, FSA
  • Other Benefits: Comprehensive healthcare plans, generous time off, program discounts and retirement plans are just the start.
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-07-21
  • Times this job has been viewed: 268 times
  • Job is posted for: 30 days
  • Job Categories: Community Outreach, Education - Other, Engagement
  • Organization Type: Community Centers, Other
Job Location
JCC Chicago
Office space in Chicago/Ravenswood and Northbrook
Chicago , Illinois 60640
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