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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: 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: 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: 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 License. A 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: 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