Provide administrative, clerical, and program support for JCC Association’s Sheva Center for Innovation in Early Childhood Jewish Education
ABOUT JCC ASSOCIATION:
JCC Association of North America leads and connects the JCC Movement, advancing and enriching North American Jewish life. With 1.5 million people walking through the doors of JCCs (Jewish Community Centers and Jewish Community Camps) each week, the JCC Movement represents the largest platform of Jewish engagement on the continent. JCC Association is the convening organization of this dynamic network, partnering with JCCs to bring together the collective power and knowledge of the JCC Movement, with 12,000 full-time professionals at 172 JCCs across North America plus 41,000 part-time and seasonal professionals. By supporting them, together we enhance and strengthen Jewish life throughout North America.
OUR STATEMENT ON INCLUSION:
“Behold how good and pleasant it is when all people live together as one.”
— Psalm 133
Guided by the wise words of the Psalmist, JCC Association of North America commits to build, nurture, and elevate a culture of belonging in which we welcome, recognize, and celebrate people of all abilities and identities in accessible, safe settings throughout the JCC Movement.
JCC Association is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, JCC Association will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please conta*****************CENTER:
JCC early childhood programs are the largest platform of early childhood Jewish education in North America, touching thousands of young lives annually. Recognizing that reach and responsibility, the Sheva Center offers an innovative approach to early childhood education, empowering teachers and directors, and positioning JCC early childhood education centers as examples of excellence.
Sheva, which means seven in Hebrew, is a powerful number in Jewish thought and practice. The Sheva framework employs seven core principles of early care and education and contemporary and ancient texts, using seven Jewish lenses to reveal universal values.
By partnering with JCCs and other Jewish agencies, we can best support early education professionals in promoting and sustaining the best in early childhood Jewish education and engaging families on their Jewish journeys.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Act as welcoming presence and first point of contact for the Sheva Center
• Ensure work is guided by our core values and statement on Inclusion
• Perform administrative and clerical functions, organize and prioritize correspondence, reports, and calls
• Prepare, draft, edit and distribute correspondence, presentations, spreadsheets, and our weekly Sheva Connection newsletter
• Schedule and organize events such as meetings, domestic and international travel, hotels, conferences, and other departmental activities
• Act as administrative liaison with JCCs, other JCC Association departments, and outside agencies for matters related to the Sheva Center
• Develop and maintain partnerships with outside organizations
• Organize and support all large online group learning for Sheva
• Process expense reports and departmental invoices in an accurate and timely manner, and in accordance with accounting procedures
• Work independently and within a team on special non-recurring and ongoing projects, development and coordination
• Resource development for JCC Resource Center
• Attend to the orders and shipping of curricular materials and merchandise
• General support, creation of materials, etc.
• Assist with other duties as assigned
• The ideal candidate is one who commits to building, nurturing, and elevating a culture of belonging in which we welcome, recognize, and celebrate people of all abilities and identities in accessible and safe settings.
• The candidate does not need to identify as Jewish to be considered for this role. All are welcome.
• Commuting distance from our office in Manhattan
• Bachelor’s degree
• Strong organizational skills and administrative experience
• Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and be attentive to details, handle simultaneous responsibilities, and meet deadlines
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
• Desire to be a thought partner for innovative programs
• Ability to anticipate and react to projects as they arise
• Ability to own projects through completion
• Excellent written and proofreading skills, strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Proficiency in online communication platforms and new media
• Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access
• Proficiency in MailChimp or similar email distribution platforms