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About the OFJCC:

 

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (OFJCC) on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life connects Jews to each other and to Jewish community through exceptional educational, cultural, recreational, and social programs.

 

A central organization in the fastest-growing Jewish community in the San Francisco Bay Area, we welcome all ages, offering rich, rewarding experiences that transmit Jewish life, culture, and values in new and innovative ways. Home to a number of organizations, schools, and community groups, the OFJCC invites individuals to work, learn, play, and connect, thereby strengthening 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: Chief Development Officer

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Overview of the Role:
As a member of the senior management team, the Chief Development Officer designs and implements a comprehensive strategy to increase our agency’s fundraising sophistication and revenue contribution. The Chief Development Officer works with the Marketing and program departments to create a culture of fundraising awareness and the collateral materials to ensure success.

The Chief Development Officer is an innovative, entrepreneurial and creative leader who brings demonstrated success in fundraising and communications, preferably within the Jewish community. S/he is a passionate advocate for the mission and vision of the OFJCC. S/he is adept at working closely with board, staff, and volunteers, developing new constituencies, and communicating widely to a variety of stakeholders in order to achieve ambitious development goals.

The OFJCC just launched a 5-year 54 million campaign, so the Chief Development Officer will be responsible for driving the institution toward achieving this goal.

Responsibilities:

Planning/Strategy:

  • Lead the evolution and growth of the JCC’s financial development efforts through community building, planning, strategy, and management
  • Encourage a “culture of philanthropy” throughout the organization by educating each program director and manager about development and fundraising
  • Work with the management team, development team, and program staff to identify and steward new development prospects, developing tailored strategies to support each category of donor
  • Conduct prospect research, develop prospect list and cultivate and nurture relationships
  • Develop multi-faceted development plan, encompassing prospect development activities, strategic communications, and solicitation spanning preschool, comprehensive campaign, annual fund, and stewardship


Management:
As part of the senior management team

  • Educate and engage management team colleagues in the importance and implementation of agency-wide fundraising goals
  • Support management team colleagues in fulfilling the agency-wide goals they lead
  • Actively participate in the process of short- and long-term strategic planning and the evaluation and implementation of the plans
  • Develop a close working relationship with the board ensuring they are active contributors and solicitors
  • Recruit, retain, inspire, train, manage, and support a team of development professionals in achieving organizational fundraising goals
  • Participate in agency-wide activities and programs
  • Support the CEO in all donor-relations activities


Campaign:

  • Provide strategic oversight of comprehensive and annual campaigns, including staff management, donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Provide exceptional donor relations including identification, cultivation, solicitation and appreciation
  • Maintain a vibrant and focused annual giving program
  • Create a menu of benefits for upper donor levels and corporate sponsors
  • Staff Major Gifts Committee and Campaign Strategy Task Force. In collaboration with these committees, establish campaign goals, objectives, messages, collateral, and naming opportunities


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus 7-10 years’ experience
  • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks and projects
  • Proven ability to translate broad goals and strategies into programs and activities that increase revenue
  • Strong experience with face-to-face solicitations including gifts of six figures and higher
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and experience in communications to multiple constituencies
  • Broad-based knowledge of various development campaign activities
  • Experience in nonprofit management, preferably within a Jewish communal organization
  • Managerial experience, including direct leadership of development professionals and administrative support staff
  • Experience working with volunteers and lay committees
  • Proven ability in team building skills with both professional and lay leadership
  • Strong knowledge of Jewish history, culture, and practice
  • Proven ability to juggle multiple priorities and move quickly from one project to another while maintaining overall perspective
  • Demonstrated track record of motivating and energizing others
  • Strong budgeting, strategic planning, and marketing skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills

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Title: Deputy Development Director

Reports to: Chief Development Officer

 

Overview of the Role:
Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Deputy Development Director solicits gifts up to $25,000. This individual has primary responsibility for raising money through face-to-face solicitations, fundraising events (with the exception of the annual gala) and direct mail and email campaigns and web-based fundraising. The Deputy Development Director is the principal liaison to OFJCC departments.

Responsibilities:

Solicitation

  • Solicits individuals and event sponsors, generally up to $25,000. Goals and metrics for success are defined annually but broken down monthly and weekly.


Events

  • Primary responsibility for donor receptions, the Arts Bravura, Leadership Dinner, and other fundraising events
  • Secondary responsibility for the Annual Gala & Auction
  • Responsible for invitations, logistics, and the smooth operation of donor receptions and dinners


Departmental liaison with special focus on preschool

  • Works with staff and lay leadership to identify, cultivate, and solicit new prospects
  • Introduces high-capacity prospects to Chief Development Officer for campaign stewardship and solicitation
  • With Program Directors, oversees departmental fundraising events with an eye toward maximizing returns


Database

  • Responsible for integrity of donor databases


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Three to four years of experience in fundraising or sales
  • Proven track record of revenue generation and prior experience with direct mail campaigns major donors or investor relations and event production
  • Capital campaigns, endowment or other campaigns as needed
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Mature judgment, political acumen, tact, and diplomacy in handling sensitive and/or confidential matters.
  • Superior interpersonal skills. Outgoing, confident, persuasive communicator
  • Effective presenter
  • Capable representative of the organization
  • Proven ability to work independently with minimal direction

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Director of Early Childhood Education Center

 

About the OFJCC and the OFJCC Preschool
The Leslie Family Early Childhood Education Center at the Oshman Family JCC (OFJCC), has been serving children in the community for over 50 years. Located in Palo Alto, California, on the Mountain View border, the OFJCC is truly in the heart of Silicon Valley. This locale boasts a rich and remarkable history, home to some of today’s most recognized high-tech companies.

The OFJCC is a community center on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life that serves the South Peninsula through educational, social, cultural, fitness, sports and wellness programs.  It serves as a nexus of diverse Jewish communities that opens doors and creates connections for robust and rewarding experiences where all are welcome.  The OFJCC fosters new personal and community connections by uniting Jewish institutions, groups and individuals for the betterment of the entire community.

Our OFJCC Preschool offers a program with passionate teachers who support children’s play, Jewish values, exploration, flexibility, focus, inquiry, and creative/critical thinking. At the OFJCC, children develop positive feelings towards learning and grow mentally, physically and socially. They enjoy play areas, gardening spots, holiday celebrations, swim lessons, movement classes and so much more. We welcome families of all backgrounds and encourage family involvement. Teachers partner with families and children to build the home-school relationship that is so vital in assuring a successful educational experience. Our program focuses on pursuing a child’s interests through creativity and hands on activities in a play-based environment guided by the Reggio Emilia and constructivist approach and philosophy.

Our state of the art facility accommodates nearly 300 students ranging from 18 months to five years and includes stimulating indoor and outdoor learning environments, gardens cultivated by teachers and children, and fun outdoor play structures. Our satellite location, situated at Congregation Beth Am, can accommodate 25 students and is staffed by our talented OFJCC teachers, has intimate class sizes, a vegetable garden, and playground. At the OFJCC Preschool, we nurture a child’s Jewish identity by celebrating the rhythm of the Jewish calendar as well as teaching morals and ethics through a Jewish lens, emphasizing values such as Brit, Tselem Elohim and Tikkun Olam. We offer 3’s-4’s mixed age classes, a Hebrew immersion option as well as a Gesher/Young 5’s program.

Overview of Position
The OFJCC Preschool seeks an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Director who will build upon our high level of quality and success, and bring his/her experience to continue and expand our mission and educational vision.  We are looking for a hands-on leader to nurture our community of OFJCC Preschool families and cultivate a strong sense of engagement between students, parents, and the greater OFJCC family. This individual will share our preschool’s vision for a fully enrolled, thriving Early Childhood Education Center committed to serving the learning needs of the students. He/she will have a strong love of children and help them discover, understand and flourish in the world we inhabit. Guide, develop, and inspire teacher and family knowledge base related to Jewish values.

The ECE Director will also oversee the OFJCC Preschool summer, spring and winter camps as well as participate in community wide holidays, activities, and events. The individual who serves in this year-round position will function as an integral member of our Senior Management team.

General Responsibilities

  • Create and actively promote a comfortable and nurturing environment where every child, teacher and member is treated with dignity and respect, in a friendly, personalized manner
  • Oversee 2 preschool sites including main campus and satellite location managing the day-to-day operations with a combined enrollment of over 300 children
  • Ensure consistent compliance to Community Care Licensing regulations, including staff qualifications, teacher/child ratios and health and safety requirements
  • Work with teachers to integrate Jewish values and content into child and family learning
  • Continue to grow and support the preschool’s philosophy and direction including Reggio Emilia and constructivist
  • Create unique and innovative curriculum and programming to support this philosophy and ensure that the preschool is truly world-class
  • Help create and establish an effective management structure for the preschool which has undergone phenomenal growth
  • Hire, train and motivate the best teachers available
  • Prepare and manage preschool budget
  • Actively work with other departments to ensure proper coordination and overall success of the OFJCC and participate in agency-wide activities and programs
  • Anticipate and proactively respond to member and participant needs and requests
  • Join teachers in the classroom to support the teaching-learning process
  • Observe and interact with children, in collaboration with teachers, to support growth and development and to plan curriculum and project work
  • Problem-solve with teachers and families
  • Warmly welcome teachers and families to school in the mornings
  • Facilitate invigorating team meetings
  • Collaborate with colleagues to advance school-wide vision
  • Perform other related duties as required or directed


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development or related field (Master’s Degree preferred), Site Supervisor Permit Qualified
  • Demonstrated track record of collaborating with other educators, coordinating, coaching, mentoring, inspiring and supervising educators
  • 5-10 years of hands-on experience in Early Childhood Education
  • Knowledge and passion for Jewish holidays and principles
  • Experience with a multiple campus facility preferred
  • Experience with a shared-leadership approach
  • Experience with supervising a staff of 50+ teachers
  • Positive experiences in establishing sincere, welcoming, and meaningful relationships, and problem solving skills with parents and teachers
  • Ability to support teachers’ understanding of and learning about seamlessly integrating Jewish traditions and values within an educational context
  • Proven ability to lead professional development efforts and support educators within a teaching and learning environment that promotes lifelong learning
  • Ability to multitask the pedagogical, relational, and administrative responsibilities of program direction and coordination
  • Experience in a Reggio/Constructivist environment a plus – mixed age group, open ended environment


The successful candidate, upon commencement of employment, will enjoy a competitive salary and full benefit package as well as continuing professional development and membership at our state of the art fitness center.  Position reports to the Chief Operations Officer. If you meet above qualifications and are interested in applying for this position, please submit a letter of interest and resume to OFJCC_Careers@paloaltojcc.org. Subject line should say: ECE Director.

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Title: ENGAJ Manager
Reports to: Director of Hillel at Stanford and Director of Arts and Culture at OFJCC

About Hillel at Stanford:
Hillel at Stanford is a non-profit organization which has built a strong foundation for Jewish life at Stanford University for almost fifty years. Hillel at Stanford’s mission is to empower Jewish students at Stanford to explore and deepen their Jewish identities, and to envision their futures with choices inspired by Jewish values and commitments. Leveraging the distinction of Stanford University and the global impact of our graduates, Hillel enriches the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Our beautiful new Hillel buildings, completed in 2008, are the hub and home for Jewish life at Stanford, serving approximately 10% of the Stanford student population (700 Jewish undergraduates and 1100 Jewish graduates) as well as Silicon Valley young professionals.

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 aspires to be 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.

Overview of the Role:
We (collaboration between Hillel at Stanford and the OFJCC) seek a candidate who will meet new individuals and develop a strong culture of Jewish identity among the community. He/she must have suitable knowledge of Jewish culture, experience in strategic outreach, and at least 2 years’ experience working with young adults.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Find ways to connect with anyone, anytime, anywhere. That may include people very different than you, and could be at the checkout, in spin class, or at an event where you know no one.
  • Figure out what makes people tick, and then help them to connect with what they’re passionate about.
  • Listen to what people are saying (and understand what they’re not saying)
  • Formal and informal marketing employing a wide variety of strategies -- traditional, 21st-century, and word-of-mouth
  • Manage recruitment of 20 Silicon Valley Jewish young adults, ages 22-35, who may or may not have strong affiliation with the established Jewish community, yet who are “influential” in their own networks, and seek deeper and broader connections to Jewish life.
  • Plan three dynamic training workshops that will impart skills of peer-to-peer relationship engagement, program development, and Jewish identity growth.
  • Inspire accountability with core engagement leaders to track their progress and contacts for the peer-to-peer network engagement network. Compile data and measure progress.
  • Coach 20 Engagement Leaders to implement new and creative Jewish initiatives.
  • Attend innovative programs designed by core engagement leaders.
  • Liaison between Hillel and OFJCC young adult staff, managing the relationships and collaborating on three large-scale major young adult events.
  • Work with federation funder and funder’s evaluation consultant on finalizing measurable outcomes and designing and implementing evaluation plan.


Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • Knowledgeable – The ENGAJ Manager will be educated in areas of Jewish content. This could range from traditional Jewish texts and tradition to Zionism, contemporary Jewish culture and Jewish social and political activism.
  • A Strategic Community Organizer – The ENGAJ Manager will thinking strategically about how to reach and impact young adults not involved in the traditional networks, and will utilize methodologies of community organizing in order to manage and strategize for success.
  • Relationship Builder – The ENGAJ Manager will be engaging! Capable of building rapport and developing meaningful relationships with a wide variety of young adults in various settings in Silicon Valley.


Requirements:

  • 2-4 years of professional work experience working with young adults.
  • Experience as a volunteer or professional in a Jewish organization is a plus, as is community organizing, informal education, camping, or other types of direct customer relations work.
  • You have a collaborative and team-oriented approach to work, a strong work ethic, proven experience thinking and acting strategically to reach goals, and a sense of humor.

 

What you’ll get out of it:

  • Salary plus a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, vacation/sick time, and more
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities.
  • Immersion in two different Jewish community organizational cultures (OFJCC and Hillel at Stanford), with the unique opportunity to grow a collaborative joint effort for area young adults.
  • Unlimited paid coffee dates with fascinating area young adults

 

To Apply:

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

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Title: Audio/Visual Technician
Reports to: Manager, Sales and Event Services

 

Overview of the Role:

The OFJCC seeks a candidate knowledgeable in the audio/visual field who promotes a welcoming environment for all clients, members and staff. This individual must anticipate client’s needs, proficiently operate sound and light boards and set equipment according to the needs of the client. In addition, he/she will monitor equipment inventory to ensure all audio, video and lighting equipment are accounted for and well maintained.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Create and actively promote a comfortable and welcoming environment where every member/participant is treated with dignity and respect, in a friendly, personalized manner
  • Anticipate and be responsive to member/participant needs and requests
  • Operate sound and light boards to regulate lighting levels, stage effects, audio volumes, and quality of sound
  • Set audio/visual equipment according to a diagram or reservation and test to ensure that all equipment functions properly. Store all equipment in designated area following usage
  • Create lighting and sound designs to support agency’s theater and special event productions
  • Maintain equipment in working condition. Determine appropriate responses to problems and emergencies. Advise supervisor on equipment malfunctions and product development issues arising from product problems identified through technical support calls with customers
  • Position, install, and connect equipment such as microphones, amplifiers, and lights
  • Operate motion picture projecting equipment to show films in auditorium or meeting rooms
  • Operate audio and visual equipment to project or produce still or moving pictures, background music, oral commentary, or sound effects to illustrate, clarify, or enhance impact of presentation by speaker.
  • Support the Event Coordinators, primarily for Event Services, to ensure excellent customer satisfaction. This will involve interacting with the rental clients, solving facility setup and resource issues, and providing general customer support for the rental clients.
  • Meet regularly with agency staff to determine technical services requirements for programming, and plan and schedule levels of support according to customer needs
  • Assist in the planning, management and design of a variety of technically complex programs, including special events, theater productions, cinema, plays, lectures, meetings and banquets
  • Perform housekeeping duties in order to maintain a clean and orderly stage, tech booth, storage, shop, and office area
  • Monitor equipment inventory to ensure all audio, video and lighting equipment are accounted for
  • Work with other departments to ensure proper coordination and overall success of the OFJCC and participate in agency‐wide activities and programs
  • Other related duties as required or directed


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4‐year college or university or at least two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Excellent A/V and lighting technical skills
  • Excellent customer service, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to read and interpret documents, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manual; write routine reports and correspondence; speak effectively before groups of customers or employees


Work schedule:
Hours scheduled will vary throughout any given week.

 

To apply:

Please send letters of interest and resume to OFJCC_Careers@paloaltojcc.org
Use subject line: Audio/Visual Technician

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Title: Teacher, Early Childhood Education

 

Our award-winning Early Childhood Education Program at the OFJCC Preschool is looking for creative, dedicated preschool teachers to work with children ages 18 months to 5 years. Help provide a loving, nurturing and safe environment for the children and families of all backgrounds in a Jewish environment.

 

  • Plan, supervise, and implement developmentally appropriate experiences for the class according to the principles and philosophy of the school
  • Create a learning environment that provides for emotional, cognitive, social, physical, and spiritual growth in children
  • Communicate regularly with parents through daily interactions, weekly newsletters, emails, and conferences
  • Now interviewing Hebrew and English speaking teachers
  • Full and part time positions available


Job Requirements:

  • 12 or more ECE units (AA and/or BA degree in ECE or related field & teacher permit preferred)*
  • At least 6 months experience working with children in a licensed child care center or comparable group care program
  • Knowledge of Reggio Emilia Approach to teaching and learning a plus
  • Flexibility and Enthusiasm
  • Friendly, warm, and nurturing characteristics


* Comparable experience and willingness to enroll in ECE classes will be considered

Full benefits package, competitive salary. Email resumes to OFJCC_careers@paloaltojcc.org Use Subject Line: Teacher  

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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: 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