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About the OFJCC:

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (OFJCC) on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life serves the South Peninsula through educational, social, cultural, fitness, sports and other wellness programs.

The OFJCC is a multi-generational Jewish neighborhood where all are welcome and which fosters new personal and community connections through rich and rewarding experiences.

The OFJCC provides a common ground for Jewish institutions, other local groups, organizations and individuals to work, learn and play together for the betterment of the whole community.

We are always looking for dedicated, hardworking individuals to help expand our team. Check back often for new job postings!

 

Open Positions:

 

Administration

 

Youth & Camps

 

Fitness Center


Title: Head of Beged Kefet (Hebrew Language Community School)

Reports to: Director of ICC

 

The Israeli Cultural Connection (The ICC@JCC) is a department at the OFJCC that caters to the 30,000 Israelis in Silicon Valley. Through Israeli arts, music, and cultural events, the ICC offers the local Israeli and American Jewish communities the opportunity to deepen their ties to Israel—and to each other.


About Beged Kefet:

 

Beged Kefet is a growing afterschool Hebrew program K-12 grade with over 200 students as of May 2014. Beged Kefet's goal is threefold: to teach Hebrew, to keep the Israeli culture and to build Community. We do so by:

  1. Teaching the fundamentals of Modern Hebrew to school age children. Our experienced teachers emphasize Hebrew language skills
  2. Our teachers teach and celebrate Israeli culture holidays, stories, history and music
  3. Community- we celebrate holidays together, have opportunities to spend time as families and friends together.
    For more information on Beged Kefet visit: http://www.paloaltojcc.org/icc/beged-kefet-hebrew-school-about-us/

Beged Kefet is accredited for high school level Hebrew as a Foreign Language in all public schools in Silicon Valley. The accreditation is given through partnership with Kehillah Jewish High School. Our staff is currently comprised of 6 Hebrew Teachers.


Overview of the Role:
The OFJCC seeks a candidate that can maintain the school at its high level while expanding Beged Kefet’s community role through parent engagement. The Head of Beged Kefet is expected together with the teachers, to build a strong communication with parents, oversee programs for the Beged Kefet community, and assist where needed to strengthen and promote together with the teachers the academic standards and quality of the programs in the school. The position requires fluency in both Hebrew and English.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development of the K-12 Beged Kefet as a Community school.
  • Manage in sync with head of lower division classes in Beged Kefet as well as teachers in Middle school and High School the ongoing track for the Israeli K-8 community as well as the accredited 9-12 grade program for both Israeli and American communities.
  • Oversee the addition of English speaking families into the program, to begin September 2014, and integrate the correct Hebrew language curriculum to the English speaking families.
  • Manage ongoing satellite high school class/es in Sunnyvale.
  • Together with the teachers, ICC director and advisory committee, work on fulfilling the mission and goals of the program. 
  • Help maintain a platform for the teachers to continue the high level and quality of teaching and programming for their students that has been key school quality.
  • Create and maintain program’s budget.
  • Promote Beged Kefet through effective marketing strategies.
  • Conduct all administrative aspects of the program’s development and implementation.


Specific responsibilities:

  • Oversee and coordinate all activities in support of the teachers and with the teachers of Beged Kefet School, including but not limited to; setting work plans, conducting managerial tasks according to school guidelines, directing school’s staff meetings, initiating and implementing community activities and school wide Shabbat and holiday events for families/community, coordinating the ongoing communication with parents and students, coordinating and implementing communication with teachers and core educational committee, as well as overseeing logistic and administrative aspects of school operations.
  • Recruit, hire, train and evaluate teachers with assistance from lower and higher division teachers at Beged Kefet as needed, ICC director or advisory committee.
  • Cultivate the community of Beged Kefet through development of a strong teacher base, and a volunteer base of school parents’ participation. Create the necessary volunteer committees to achieve this goal.
  • Follow through on decisions effectively and communicate well with teachers, ICC Director and advisory committee.
  • Create and actively promote a comfortable and welcoming environment where every participant is treated with dignity and respect, in a friendly, personalized manner.
  • Create, oversee, and manage program specific budgets in coordination with ICC director.
  • Perform other related duties as required or directed.


Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree with some Education background. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Proven record of program development, project management and implementation.
  • Team player that is open to new ideas.
  • Proven skill in working with volunteers.
  • Fluent in Hebrew and English (verbal and written skills).
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Israeli culture.
  • Sound fiscal management expertise.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to cultivate effective working relationships with community and connections with other schools.
  • Strong computer skills. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite desired.
  • Proven ability to interface with the Israeli and American communities.

 

Work schedule:
Full Time. Includes evenings and weekend hours.

To apply, please send your resume to JobsICC@paloaltojcc.org.

 
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Title: Cultural Program Manager

 

Reports to: Director of Arts and Culture

 

About Arts and Culture
The OFJCC Arts and Culture department provides world class cultural arts programming and events of both Jewish and the broader community interest. The department contributes to a high quality of life by supporting lifelong learning and pursuit of knowledge and entertainment. Our main goal is to create a community on the OFJCC campus that supports a variety of visual and performing arts programs, author talks, speakers and large scale events.

Overview of the Role
The OFJCC seeks a candidate who will curate events in a way that supports the Jewish and inclusive nature of the OFJCC authors and political speakers’ series. The Adult Program Manager reports to the Cultural Arts Director, and will develop, enhance and administer a broad cultural arts program. In addition to managing the authors and speakers’ program, the position requires large event coordination skills.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Curate, develop, coordinate, and administer high quality adult events and programs. Specifically authors and speakers and other adult cultural events.
  • Develop and administer division budgets and monitor program expenditures.
  • Negotiate, prepare, administer and monitor contracts and agreements with book publishers, speaker’s agents, authors and others involved in the delivery of adult cultural arts programs and activities.
  • Tap into an important network of cultural arts-based non-profits, organizations and artists to leverage their collective strengths through strong partnerships.
  • Evaluate the variety and mix of programs offered by the organization directly and in the community to promote and create cultural program opportunities that are strategically aligned with the interests of the adult community in the South Peninsula.
  • Coordinate cultural arts programming and activities with other OFJCC departments and divisions as well as outside agencies.
  • Be a key player in creating audience development strategies.
  • Plan, organize and facilitate large cultural events at the OFJCC.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Prepare and present complete reports both verbally and in writing.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing.
  • Exercise good judgment, flexibility, creativity, and sensitivity in response to changing situations and needs.
  • Work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Provide information for marketing.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • Principles of arts organizations, artists’ management agencies, artists booking, administration, budgeting and contracting.
  • Knowledge of practices and procedures for planning, implementing, managing and evaluating artists, speakers, authors, performers, media and others associated with the delivery of cultural arts programs.
  • Considerable knowledge and proven experience working with a wide variety of book publishers, speakers, authors, and general cultural events for adults.
  • Ability to recruit and retain exemplary speakers and authors of Jewish orientation for participation in arts programs, to research and provide recommendations on season programing strategy.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective, collaborative working relationships with others.
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, supervise, and direct the activities of personnel and volunteers involved in conducting arts programs.
  • Ability to perform the full range of supervisory tasks including planning, directing, training, supervising, and evaluating employee performance.
  • Ability to make effective public presentations and to solicit and integrate community interests.
  • The employee may be required to work odd hours per event days.
  • Ability to effectively utilize computer applications and technology related to the work, including Microsoft Office Suite.


Requirements:

  • M.A in liberal arts or M.L.S preferred
  • 5 years in public programing.
  • Background in literature and performing arts, humanities and contemporary affairs.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Must be available to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines.

 

To be considered for this position, please email resumes and cover letter tailored to this particular job opportunity to ofjcc_careers@paloaltojcc.org

 

 

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Title: Development Assistant

Reports to: Director of Agency Advancement

Position Description:
The Development Assistant provides professional administrative support to the Director of Agency Advancement and the Development Department, and has primary responsibility for tracking and acknowledging gifts, generating customized reports, managing meeting logistics, coordinating a selection of donor appreciation events and actively participating in the strategic and tactical activities of the department. S/he is that rare individual who is keen on numbers, spreadsheets, dashboards, and metrics, and has an inspiring way with people. S/he tracks progress at all levels and maintains confidentiality with regard to sensitive research. S/he drafts grant proposals, tracks grant impact, and reports to foundations on grant outcomes. Our team works to increase our agency’s fundraising sophistication and revenue contribution, enlisting marketing and program departments to create a culture of fundraising awareness and the collateral materials to ensure success.


Responsibilities:
Data management

  • Maintain and update donor databases, including but not limited to campaign and annual fund tracking, updating donor profiles as needed, entering gifts, pledges and staff/solicitor notes
  • Assist in cleaning and transitioning data from our previous donor database Exceed Premier to our new platform through NetSuite


Gift processing

  • Process cash, credit card, stock, wire transfer, and other gifts, and ensure all gifts are accurately acknowledged in timely fashion
  • Prepare gift statements, and follow up with donors regarding outstanding signed pledge agreements and overdue pledge payments as necessary
  • Perform monthly reconciliation with accounting department, and provide monthly reports of donations for both OFJCC and TKCJL entities.


Reporting

  • With Director of Agency Advancement, develop grant applications and periodic reports to demonstrate grant impacts as required by funders. Track reporting requirements and ensure they are met
  • Write program-specific reports for donors providing contributions directed toward specific purposes
  • Provide periodic updates of fundraising progress for board and leadership staff
  • Create and facilitate donor reports, including accurate donor lists for Annual Report, catalogues, donor scroll, etc.
  • Generate various other reports as needed


Stewardship

  • Coordinate annual fund communications, including solicitation letter mailings, electronic communications, etc.
  • Coordinate donor receptions and other donor appreciation activities, i.e. birthday cards, Rosh Hashanah honey, etc.
  • Employ a customer service orientation in anticipating and responding to donor needs and requests
  • Support other fundraising and community events as needed

General

  • Provide wide-ranging, multifaceted administrative support to assist with planning and carrying out various fundraising activities, including assistance with meeting preparation, event logistics, mailings, and general administrative support
  • Support individual program departments with directed giving campaigns to Cultural Arts, Israeli Cultural Connection, etc.
  • Participate in agency-wide activities and programs
  • Create and actively promote a comfortable and welcoming environment where every member/participant is treated with dignity and respect in a friendly, personalized manner


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required with a focus in communication or business, or equivalent work experience in a fundraising environment.
  • A keen interest in fundraising and community building with an ability to attain a comprehensive understanding of the JCC and the function of the agency advancement unit within the JCC structure.
  • Strong project management and organizational skills: attention to detail, setting time lines, mapping milestones, meeting deadlines, and juggling multiple projects with competing priorities, as well as anticipating issues and solving problems creatively and effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal direction and as a team player with energy, resilience, good humor while retaining a highly service-oriented work ethic.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word mailing functions
  • Flexibility to work some evenings or weekends
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills. Comprehensive knowledge of English grammar, syntax, punctuation, spelling, and editorial process.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills: excellent listening, analytical and interpretive skills as well as mature judgment, political acumen, tact, and diplomacy in handling sensitive and/or confidential matters.
  • Other duties as required or assigned.

 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to OFJCC_Careers@paloaltojcc.org

 

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Title: ICC Administrative Assistant

 

Reports to: Director of ICC

Overview of the Role:
The OFJCC seeks a candidate with a flexible schedule, able to work three days a week plus Sundays from 1:00PM-5:00PM. Responsibilities will include supporting the department staff with afternoon and evening programming and assisting with the planning of large scale events. This individual must have basic administrative experience and be fluent in both Hebrew and English.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with large scale events. Upcoming events include but are not limited to: Yom Hazikaron, Yom Ha’atzmaut, Tikkun.
  • Help with daily afternoon and evening programming.
  • Follow up with organizations and vendors’ phone calls.
  • Assist ICC director and ICC managers as needed.
  • Order supplies for events as needed.
  • Prepare presentations for meetings.
  • Assist manager with evening events when needed.
  • Assist manager with Sunday events when needed.


Qualifications:

  • Associates degree or equivalent. BA/BS a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member with volunteers and other employees.
  • Administrative experience.
  • Outstanding proficiency in Microsoft Office 2007 (2010 a plus).
  • Working knowledge of MS Visio a plus.
  • Excellent English communications skills, written and oral.
  • Excellent Hebrew communications skills, written and oral.
  • Proven ability to prioritize a large workload.


Part-time. No benefits.
M/W/F: 3:00-6:00 PM
Evenings: 1-2 times a week for events
Sundays: 1:00 PM -5:00 PM

If interested and qualified, please send your resume to JobsICC@paloaltojcc.org.


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Title: ICC Administrative Assistant

 

Reports to: Director of ICC

Overview of the Role:
The OFJCC seeks a candidate with a flexible schedule, able to work three days a week plus Sundays from 1:00PM-5:00PM. Responsibilities will include supporting the department staff with afternoon and evening programming and assisting with the planning of large scale events. This individual must have basic administrative experience and be fluent in both Hebrew and English.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with large scale events. Upcoming events include but are not limited to: Yom Hazikaron, Yom Ha’atzmaut, Tikkun.
  • Help with daily afternoon and evening programming.
  • Follow up with organizations and vendors’ phone calls.
  • Assist ICC director and ICC managers as needed.
  • Order supplies for events as needed.
  • Prepare presentations for meetings.
  • Assist manager with evening events when needed.
  • Assist manager with Sunday events when needed.


Qualifications:

  • Associates degree or equivalent. BA/BS a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member with volunteers and other employees.
  • Administrative experience.
  • Outstanding proficiency in Microsoft Office 2007 (2010 a plus).
  • Working knowledge of MS Visio a plus.
  • Excellent English communications skills, written and oral.
  • Excellent Hebrew communications skills, written and oral.
  • Proven ability to prioritize a large workload.


Part-time. No benefits
M/W/F: 3:00-6:00 PM
Evenings: 1-2 times a week for events
Sundays: 1:00 PM -5:00 PM

If interested and qualified, please send your resume to JobsICC@paloaltojcc.org.

 

 

 

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Title: Marketing Communications Manager
Reports to: Sr. Marketing Manager

About OFJCC Marketing:
The Marketing Department serves all other departments at the OFJCC, providing consistently branded collateral, media outreach for JCC initiatives and events, an engaging presence on social media, a dynamic and current website, targeted email marketing, promotions and much more. It is the Marketing Department’s responsibility to ensure that the OFJCC is recognized in the community as a Jewish neighborhood where all are welcome, and to make sure that all programs are successful, whether promoting a rock concert for adults, summer camps, a day of community service for families, and everything in between.

Overview of the Role:
The OFJCC seeks a candidate with 5+ years of public relations and marketing experience who will write press releases, compose e-newsletters, solicit advertisers, write copy for ads and collateral, edit copy for a wide array of marketing collateral, edit and maintain a Google AdWords account, update social media sites, and much more. Excellent communication skills are a must as this job requires extensive interaction across all JCC departments and with local media outlets. The successful candidate must do well in a team atmosphere, be proactive and work independently in a fun and fast paced environment.

Responsibilities:

 

Publicity & Communications

  • Strategic and day-to-day management for communication and publicity programs, press and messaging.
  • Promote JCC programs though press releases, PSAs, online and printed calendar listings.
  • Drive positive coverage in the local and Jewish press through press releases and established contacts.
  • Produce weekly and monthly email newsletters.
  • Write blog content promoting OFJCC programs, people and values.
  • Actively promote OFJCC programs, events and values through full use of social media.
  • Manage posting of on-campus marketing materials to promote upcoming events.

 
Marketing

  • Write and/or edit marketing collateral including catalogs, ad copy, flyers, posters and web content.
  • Help collect, edit and manage photos and video of all OFJCC programs.
  • Assist in the execution of promotional events and activities.
  • Communicate across all OFJCC Departments.
  • Work with graphic designers in the production of marketing collateral.
  • Maintain and update Google AdWords accounts for maximum visibility.
  • Assist with website development and maintenance including SEO best practices.
  • Maintain the overall JCC brand, including brand promise, brand statements, look, feel and voice.


Skills Required/Desired:

  • Exceptional writing, editing, proofreading and verbal skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Proven experience developing and pitching trend and feature stories.
  • Strong media relations skills and experience working with online and traditional media.
  • Proven experience managing Google AdWords campaigns & adhering to SEO best practices.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast paced atmosphere.
  • Demonstrated creative and innovative thinking.
  • Keen understanding of branding and the ability to create compelling messaging.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Experience with Adobe Illustrator, In Design and Photoshop highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of email marketing software.
  • Good photography & video skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, facilitation and diplomacy skills to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Ability to problem solve, take initiative, set priorities, handle multiple projects and exercise good judgment in a fast-paced, dynamic, deadline-driven environment.
  • Experience developing and managing marketing program metrics.
  • Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings.

 
Qualifications:

  • BA in journalism, liberal arts, communications or marketing.
  • 5 years of public relations and marketing experience.

 
Work Schedule:
Full time Monday - Friday with occasional required weekends or evenings for various programs & events.

To Apply:

Please send letters of interest and resume to OFJCC_Careers@paloaltojcc.org. Use subject line: Marketing Communications Manager

 

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Title: Teacher, Club J

 

General Function:

The Teacher will interact with the supervision of school age students within the Club J program. Teacher will assist with planning and implementing the Club J schedule for individuals and groups of students and assures the implementation of large, medium and small group activities. Teacher will provide a loving, nurturing and safe environment for all of the children, families and staff involved with the Club J program.

 

Qualification Requirements (Know-How):

To perform this job successfully, individual must have fingerprints, child abuse index check, and a medical/TB exam. Individual must have a pediatric First Aid and CPR certifications. The individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 

    Education and/or experience

    • Minimum of 18 years of ageHigh School Diploma or GED equivalent
    • Must have six (6) months experience working in an organized youth program
    • 12 semester units of Early Childhood Education (ECE), Child Development (CD) units or units recognized by Community Care Licensing as qualifying in an afterschool setting
    • Associate Teacher Permit or Teacher Permit issued by the California Commission of Teacher Credentialing
    • A valid and appropriate California Driver LicenseA safe driving record which meets the OFJCC insurance requirements

     

    Certification Requirements:

    • Pediatric CPR & Basic First Aid

     

    Language skills:

    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, co-workers, volunteers, members, donors and the general public

     

    Reasoning Ability:

    • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
    • Must possess the ability to make sound independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

     

    Other Skills, Requirements, Abilities and Personal Characteristics: 

    Must have or be:

    • Ability and willingness to work as a “team”
    • Organized and possess excellent interpersonal communication skills
    • Able to set and meet deadlines
    • Enthusiastic, dependable and a sense of humor
    • Willing to follow directions and take initiative
    • Understanding of the OFJCC mission as well as a commitment to be a positive role model
    • Even-tempered and able to adjust tasks in accordance with changing priorities.

     

    Physical Requirements:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.
    • Ability to adequately observe participant activities, enforces safety regulations, and applies appropriate policies and procedures.
    • The physical ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related physical skills.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Also required to climb, push, and pull. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.
    • Ability to safely drive and maneuver a van holding up to as many passengers as can be driven with a California Class C License
    • .Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.

     

     

    Principal Activities (Essential Duties and Responsibilities)

    • Effectively interact with and supervise school-age children in individual and group settings, having a knowledge of student’s whereabouts at all times.
    • Offer clear expressions of expectations with natural and logical consequences
    • Responsible for daily attendance of children
    • Pick children up in JCC vans from various schools and safely transport back to Club J
    • Act as a role model and provide guidance for children, families and staff
    • Engage with all children in a supportive and positive way
    • Maintain accurate update of records to include, but not limited to: enrollment, attendance, communication logs, curriculum, child observation and parent participation
    • Implement monthly fire drills, earthquake drills and annual disaster drills
    • Learn about, respect and support the individual uniqueness (personality, physical characteristics and traits, culture, language and ethnic characteristics, family structure, developmental needs and behaviors) of each child and meet them at their point of need
    • Engage with children directly to support extension of their play and to provide learning experiences
    • Communicate with fellow staff to establish and maintain systems of shared supervision
    • Assist in ensuring a clean and safe environment; bringing any concerns to the manager’s attention
    • Provide consistency, empathy and sensitivity towards all Club J children
    • Support the program in meeting all Licensing, Club J and JCC regulations
    • Assist in design interest areas to provide choices, opportunities for safe risks, and challenge children to interact, learn, create and thrive while corresponding with the developmental and individual needs of each child
    • Build and maintain  positive relationships with each child’s parents, family members and caregivers
    • Maintain a positive attitude and work with staff team as a positive adult role model.
    • Assist in development, implementation, and evaluation of Club J curriculum
    • Adhere to and enforce Club J policies and procedures and operate activities in a safe manner at all times
    • Maintain good public relations with afterschool activities parents
    • Participate in staff meetings, trainings and special events as required
    • Maintains all camp equipment and supplies
    • Adheres to daily afterschool activities operating schedule
    • Assist with determining program needs and inform Club J Manager
    • Performs all other duties as assigned

     

    Effect on End Result:
    The effectiveness of this position will be measured by:

    • Purposeful and coordinated programs that advance the Youth Department and OFJCC strategic goals, good public relations, sound financial position and good records systems
    • A positive working environment that allows for creative thinking, positive attitudes, teamwork and self-development
    • Permeation of Tiferet (contributing to the greater good) throughout all OFJCC programs, services and interactions.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Cyrus Mallare, cmallare@paloaltojcc.org.

     

     

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    Title: Camp Director

     

    General Function:

    The Camp Director is responsible for creating, developing and implementing the vision for year-round camp programming at the OFJCC.  This includes the development, implementation, oversight and administration of the OFJCC summer and year-round camps, which provide hundreds of children and youth with safe, challenging and exciting camp experiences while exploring Jewish values and culture.  Essential to the position is managing the vision, coordination and integration of all the camps (traditional, sports and specialty) to ensure that the OFJCC is offering a wide variety of programming for youth and teens. 
     

     

    Responsibilities:
    The Camp Director’s duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Develop vision and strategies for summer and year-round camp offerings by assessing competition, determining strategic opportunities and mirroring them with the mission of the OFJCC
    • Oversee overall vision of the camp programs to ensure that its offerings are comprehensive, enriching and of the highest quality
    • Analyze and evaluate quality of camp programs (including analysis of customer satisfaction and registration numbers) and adjust program offering and marketing strategies for increased attendance
    • Review and update the curriculum and program design as necessary.  Design program to include enriching activities, field trips, overnights and pool activities. Ensure that there is appropriate and meaningful Jewish content
    • Develop and oversee program content, staffing, logistics, and scheduling
    • Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate staff and independent contractors
    • Create and actively promote a comfortable and welcoming environment where every participant is treated with dignity and respect, in a friendly, personalized manner
    • Design and implement administrative systems for camp programs, including registration and enrollment process, database management and reporting
    • Review and update handbooks, applications, contracts and other related paperwork as needed
    • Develop, administer and monitor program budgets
    • In conjunction with the OFJCC Marketing Department, coordinate the development of a marketing plan for all camp and youth programs, including brochure development, advertising and direct recruitment through OFJCC families, camp fairs and community events
    • Ensure compliance to  American Camping Association accreditation standards and keep current to regulations in order to maintain accreditation status
    • Oversee purchasing and maintenance of food, art and other supplies
    • Ensure that classrooms, kitchen, offices and storage areas are clean and well-maintained
    • Hold staff meetings and supervision meetings as necessary
    • Work with agency staff to maintain building security and safety standards
    • Oversee development of and adherence to agency emergency instructions and plans
    • Oversee integration of children with disabilities and special needs into camp programs
    • Work cooperatively with the Center’s development staff and lay leadership to identify and secure funding for programs
    • Be committed to the mission and goals of the OFJCC.  Participate in and promote OFJCC events and programs outside of own department
    • Other duties as required


    Requirements:

    • Strong supervisorial skills, including the ability to inspire and develop young staff members
    • Extensive administrative and planning skills, including strong computer proficiency
    • Experience with budget development and administration desired
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent time management, organizational and multi- tasking abilities
    • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with a diverse group that includes OFJCC staff, parents, children and the public
    • Ability to develop and implement creative, safe and challenging programs for children, youth and families
    • Knowledge of Jewish culture, traditions, and community, and previous experience in Jewish programming preferred
    • Minimum of two to five years experience managing youth or family programs, preferably in a camp setting

     

    Hours:

    Full-time, year-round, some evening and weekend hours required.

     

    This is a full-time, supervisory, benefited and exepmt position.

     

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to youth@paloaltojcc.org.

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    Title: Camp Coordinator, J Camp

     

    General Function:

    Under the leadership of the Camp Director, the Camp Coordinator is the key to the leadership component of our successful camp program for campers in Grades K-12. The responsibilities of this position include working closely with the Head Counselor staff and their teams to design and facilitate thematic activities that provide high quality, hands-on experiential learning in program areas such as sports, art, music, dance, and Jewish Values.

     

    Qualifications:

     

    Education and experience:

    • 25 years old
    • BA/BS from an accredited college in a related field
    • Two years of experience creating and implementing programming for youth in a camp or educational setting.
    • Two years of experience working with elementary/junior high school age children.
    • Two years of supervisory experience

     

    Certification Requirements:

    • CPR for Child and Adult & Basic First Aid or the ability to obtain upon employment (certification must be listed on the ACA approved certifications). See www.acacamps.org/accreditation/firstaidcpr to check your certifications.


    Ability to:

    • Set and meet deadlines
    • Must possess the ability to make sound independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action 
    • Understand the OFJCC J-Camp Goals and Outcomes as well as commitment to be a positive role model
    • Knowledge of Jewish culture a plus

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation
    • Ability to adequately observe participant activities, enforces safety regulations, and applies appropriate policies and procedures
    • The physical ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related physical skills
    • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch.  Also required to climb, push, and pull. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assist with staff training
    • Effectively supervise J-Camp staff to insure quality in the J-Camp programs
    • Supervise, support, and evaluate Head Counselors
    • Monitor camp staff interaction with campers and assist with camper behavior management as needed
    • Supervisor staff as well as camper interaction on all sleepover and overnight programs
    • Accompany camps on all off-site field trips
    • Reconfirm all field trips two weeks prior to departure date
    • Coordinate with contractors for camp specific highlight activities that occur both on and off site
    • Adhere to weekly J-camp expense limits and be responsible for petty cash
    • Adhere to pre-planned day camp operating calendar and schedules
    • Maintain good public relations and communications with day camp parents and assist them as needed
    • Complete required weekly paperwork and reports, including but not limited to: medicine disbursement, health and behavior logs, incident and ouch reports
    • Assist in the daily transition of the end of the regular camp day with the extended care program
    • Assist in inventory and maintenance of camp supplies/equipment ensuring the traditional staff team maintains all equipment and supplies
    • Enforce camp policies and procedures
    • Be responsible for opening/closing of camp when needed
    • Performs all other duties as assigned


    Hours of Position:

    • Seasonal Full time Exempt Position
    • Mandatory staff training, May 30 – June 1, 2014 (attendance required)
    • In general the schedule will be as follows: 7:30am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday, May 5th – August 29
    • Additional extended days and/or overnights may be required

     

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to youth@paloaltojcc.org.

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    Title: Head Counselor, J Camp

     

    General Function:
    Under the direction of Camp Director and Leadership Team, the Head Counselor is an integral member of team and is responsible for the campers and counselors in their specific camp.
    Head Counselors supervise the counselors in their camp, oversee safety and behavior management of campers, talk with parents about their child’s camp experience and plan and implement programming for their camp, with other Head Counselors and staff.

    Qualifications:

    • Must be 21 years old
    • Minimum of 2 years of college from four-year college or university or Jr. College
    • Passionate about working with youth grades K-12
    • Significant experience working with youth in a camp or educational setting.
    • Basic First Aid, Adult and Child CPR with AED certified or ability to obtain upon employment.
    • Experience in program development and implementation
    • Experience with staff supervision

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Other duties may be assigned

    • Responsible for the safety of children and counselors
    • Train, supervise and evaluate counselors
    • Plan and implement programs for the campers, including social/emotional programming and character development
    • Ensure that the camp programs runs smoothly
    • Supervise, teach and interact with campers
    • Support goals and spirit of J-Camp program


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Visual & auditory ability to respond to critical incidents & the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation
    • Ability to adequately observe camper activities, enforces safety regulations, and apply appropriate policies & procedures
    • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, & peripheral vision
    • The physical ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related physical skills
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, run, sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch.  Also required to climb, push, and pull. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

    Hours of Position:

    • Exempt, Seasonal Full Time Position
    • Mandatory staff training, May 30th – June 1st (attendance required)
    • In general the camp schedule will be as follows: 7:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday, June 2-August 19, 2014
    • Additional extended days and/or overnights may be required. Dates and schedules for extended work hours will be provided during staff training.

     

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to youth@paloaltojcc.org.

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    Title: Counselor, J Camp

     

    General Function:

    Under the direction of the Head Counselor, the Camp Counselor will interact with and supervise campers, ages 5-12 years old. Camp Counselors are assigned a small group of 6-10 campers to supervise during each session (depending on ratio constraints). In addition, the Camp Counselor will assist with planning and implementing daily group activities while assuring that day camp operates in a safe manner at all times.

    Qualification Requirements:
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

     

    Education and/or experience:

    • Minimum of 18 years of age
    • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
    • Experience working with youth in a camp or other recreational setting

    Certification Requirements:

    • CPR for Child and Adult & Basic First Aid or the ability to obtain upon employment (certification must be listed on the ACA approved certifications). See www.acacamps.org/accreditation/firstaidcpr to check your certifications

    Ability To:

    • Effectively present information and respond to questions from supervisors, co-workers, volunteers, members, donors and the general public
    • Must possess the ability to make sound independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
    • Understand and apply the OFJCC J-Camp Goals and Outcomes as well as commit to be a positive role model

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation.
    • Ability to adequately observe participant activities, enforces safety regulations, and applies appropriate policies and procedures.
    • The physical ability to lead and interact in group activities and perform related physical skills.
    • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Also required to climb, push, and pull. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

    Principal Activities (Essential Duties and Responsibilities):

    • Effectively interact with and supervise a group of 6-10 campers entering grades K-6.
    • Maintain camper safety and supervision at all times including
    • Maintain a positive attitude and conduct with total staff team as a positive adult role model.
    • Adhere to and enforce J-Camp policies and procedures
    • Maintain good public relations with day camp parents.
    • Attendance at staff meetings and pre-camp training.
    • Be prompt to all work assignments and adhere to day camp daily schedule and operating calendar.
    • Maintain all camp equipment and supplies.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned.

    Hours of Position:

    • Exempt, Seasonal Full Time Position
    • Mandatory staff training: May 30 – June 1 (attendance required)
    • In general the schedule will be as follows: 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday, June 2  – August 19
    • Additional extended days and/or overnights may be required. Dates and schedules for extended work hours will be provided during staff training

     

    To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to youth@paloaltojcc.org.

     

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    Title: Membership Sales Representative

    Position Summary:  

    Membership Sales Representative is responsible for developing leads and enrolling new members to ensure team and personal goals are achieved. This person must have the ability to build rapport and lasting relationships with prospective and current members to retain members, while building a strong referral base. This person is responsive to both current and prospective members maintaining Active Sports Clubs & OFJCC’s highest standards of customer service. They must have knowledge of and participate in all the Club’s services, programs, and products.

    Skills/Requirements:

    • Individual must have a dynamic personality. Enthusiastic, energetic, friendly & personable.
    • Must have a passion for health & wellness.
    • Must be a self-starter, highly motivated, organized, with good time management and great follow-up skills.
    • Ability to multi-task.
    • Must have the ability to inspire and motivate others with great people skills.
    • Genuine interest in listening & helping other people achieve their health and wellness goals.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Must be a Team player with an emphasis on Team development.
    • Professionalism. Polished appearance and phone manner.
    • Minimum of 2 years of sales experience
    • Able to work evenings, weekends and holidays.


    Compensation is hourly + commission + bonus + benefits.


    Essential Functions:   

    • Actively develop leads for prospective members
    • Respond to telephone and e-mail membership inquiries, booking and maintaining appointments for prospective members to tour the club
    • Provide prospective members with an enthusiastic and informative tour
    • Empower and educate prospective members on the benefits of health and wellness
    • Present approved membership options and prices to prospective members
    • Complete all membership paperwork for new members, including application and orientation requirements
    • Track and report daily membership sales


    Other Functions:

    • Distribute passes, fliers, and other materials to create traffic flow of prospective members
    • Develop relationships and encourage member referrals
    • Generate leads to the Corporate Sales Department to help open accounts, working with the Corporate Sales Director and Regional Accounts Manager to develop new corporate accounts
    • Maintain and submit a commission log each pay period, including all necessary back-up paperwork such as copies of membership applications
    • Make follow-up calls to all prospective members who failed to show for their appointments, and all guests who have not yet enrolled
    • Work together with all departments as a TEAM
    • Meet Active Sports Clubs & OFJCC’s standards for professionalism in conduct and appearance at all times
    • Smile!  Greet members enthusiastically creating welcoming club environment


    Minimum Job Requirements:

    • Education: AA degree
    • Experience: 2 years of sales experience
    • Specific Skills: Communication skills, basic computer skills, phone etiquette, customer service orientated, committed to fitness industry/environment


    To be considered for this position, please email resumes and cover letter tailored to this particular job opportunity to Stephanie Naillon: snaillon@paloaltojcc.org

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    Title: Manager, Aquatics

     

    The Aquatics Manger is responsible for the following:

    Staffing needs

    • Creating a workable schedule
    • Subbing and approvals
    • Interviewing and proper screening of potential candidates

    Scheduling Needs

    • Creating and managing the lifeguarding schedule
    • Creating and managing the swim instructor schedule

    Programming Needs:

    • Creation of the group lesson schedule of classes, and management of to maximize participation growth.
    • All custom programming for aquatics, ie: Youth Swim Team, Pre/Masters programing as well as, develop new innovative programs to launch.

    Marketing:

    • Responsible for making and getting proper clearance for all marketing needs, including approval from marketing in a timely manner

    Payroll:

    • Responsible for managing payroll, including keeping staff wages in check, cost of goods,  and processing payroll with all proper explanations on time

    Budgeting:

    • Responsible for creating along with the GM a workable budget, and be able to stay under budget on expenses, etc.
    • All reporting on revenue and budget, including month-to-date reports, monthly stats reports and monthly report to regional manager.
    • All refunds must go through and be filled out by the manager, and signed-off on.

    Vendors/Uniforms: Responsible for managing all vendors, including but not limited to all chemical suppliers, and uniforms

    CSI:

    • Creating the Point of Sale ticket items for aquatics
    • Ensuring that all programming under program registration is inputted properly and up to date
    • Any cancellations must be dealt with in CSI after refund goes through


    Pool Maintenance:

    • Manage all facility requests
    • Ensure that facility is maintained properly
    • Daily check of pump room and chemical room to ensure running properly
    • Management of vendors to ensure pool is kept in balance

    Other Responsibilities:

    • Management of staff, including verbal and written communications, as well as terminations, upholding policies and procedures of the Aquatics department.
    • Camp scheduling and staffing, managing the relationship with JCamp
    • Managing other department integration, including cross programming
    • Manage information going to front desk
    • Quarterly in-service trainings for staff, including lifeguarding, EAP drills, and Aquatic Concept trainings…also manage certifications for staff
    • Attend all appropriate meetings
    • Manage website content, and ensure website is up to date
    • Maintaining all osha and health department standards and certifications
    • Other assignments and duties as assigned by the General Manager and Program Manager

    To apply, please email a copy of your resume to aquatics@paloaltojcc.org.

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    Title: Lifeguards & Swim Instructors, Aquatics

     

    Active Sports Club is seeking lifeguards and swim instructors at our Oshman Family Jewish Community Center location in Palo Alto, CA. We are looking for candidates with open availability- including weekends for part-time or full-time opportunities.

    Active Sports Club offers a competitive pay, complimentary club membership, health and dental programs, employee discount, pre-tax benefits, 401K-retirement programs available, training and growth opportunities.

    Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

    Pay: $12.00-$15.00 per hour
    Hours: 4:30am-10:30pm (flexible)

     

    To apply, please email your resume to aquatics@paloaltojcc.org.

     

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    Title: Massage Therapist, Fitness Center

     

    Status:

    Part-Time Non-Exempt

    Reports to:

    Massage Team Lead and Program Manager.

    Compensation:

    Commission based off of table massage hours performed in a pay period:

    • 50% at 0-9.5 hours
    • 55% at 10-19.5 hours
    • 60% at 20+ hours

    Additional compensation for chair massage commissions at $1 per chair minutes performed.

     

    To apply, please email Danny Mozzetti, dmozzetti@paloaltojcc.org