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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: ICC Administrative Assistant 

Reports to: Director of ICC


About ICC@JCC:
The Israeli Cultural Connection (ICC) is a hub for the Israeli community within the OFJCC where one can connect to their Israeli identity, celebrate Israeli culture and explore what it means to be an Israeli Jew living outside of Israel. 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.
 
Overview of the Role:
We are seeking a candidate for a full time position to join our team. Responsibilities include handling administrative office tasks, supporting the Department Director and programming staff, interfacing with JCC staff as well as assisting with planning and logistics of ICC events. This individual must have administrative office experience, be well-organized, fluent in both Hebrew and English and flexible in work hours.

Primary Responsibilities:
Administrative Responsibilities
•    Manage day to day administrative duties to help the department run smoothly and efficiently.
•    Organize and maintain the department’s office materials, reports, and regular contact with Marketing department on advertising and marketing ICC events
•    Handle department accounting, petty cash and payment to suppliers
•    Follow up with Partner and other community organizations on all inquiries, emails and phone calls
•    Meeting coordination and set up (rooms, materials, equipment, refreshments)
•    Answer all general ICC phone messages and emails and forward to other staff members  as necessary
•    Keep office space tidy and organized including the ICC storage space
•    Weekly newsletter

Staff Support
•    Assist ICC Director and ICC staff as needed ( including admin work related to Beged Kefet School)
Program and Event Assistance
•    Assist Program managers by verifying room set up, answering ICC phone calls and emails, sending/hanging flyers, and other advertising material.
•    Assist with large scale events. Upcoming events include but are not limited to: Sukkot, Chanukah Tu Bishvat, Yom Hazikaron, Yom Ha’atzmaut, Tikkun.
•    Assist on partnership events (scheduling, advertising and at times being at the event as a representative of the ICC).
•    Order supplies for events as needed.
•    Assist staff with evening or Sunday events when needed.

Qualifications:
•    Associates degree or equivalent. BA/BS a plus
•    Ability to work independently, proactive, and knows how to take initiative
•    Proven experience in a fast paced, dynamic and demanding environment
•    Strong interpersonal skills, both as a member of a staff team and with volunteers
•    Strong administrative experience, excellent organizational skills and ability to manage details
•    Enthusiasm and determinism while demonstrating a remarkable service orientation
•    Proven ability to prioritize a large workload, able to handle multiple, and sometimes competing, priorities
•    Outstanding proficiency in Microsoft Office 2007 (2010 a plus)
•    Working knowledge of Photoshop, word press, HTML., Constant Contact/Mail chimp a plus
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills in both Hebrew and English

Full-Time equivalent, yet schedule will include occasional evenings and weekends.  
Evenings: 1-2 times a week for events
Weekends: depending on events

If interested and qualified, please send your resume to JobsICC@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: Part Time Graphic Designer/Production Artist

 
Overview of the Role:
The OFJCC seeks a candidate who is versatile and a contemporary style-oriented graphic designer to augment our stellar graphics team. This individual must be organized, have excellent communication skills and be detail oriented. The candidate will provide additional staff support that may include updating or resizing files, event photography and web updates. This position is part time at 10 hours/week.

Qualifications:
•    Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite
•    Significant experience/portfolio of designing flyers, posters, brochures, invitations, signage and web ads & banners
•    Ability to meet tight deadlines and juggle multiple projects
•    Strong attention to detail
•    Proven organizational and interpersonal skills
•    Provide additional staff support that may include updating or resizing files, event photography and web updates.
•    Optional but desirable skills: video editing, illustration and/or coding skills

Work schedule:
Must work at our offices on Fridays and Thursday afternoons. Additional hours may be available during peak periods.

Please send letters of interest and resume to OFJCC_Careers@paloaltojcc.org, Use subject line: Graphic Designer/Production Artist

 
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Title: Coordinator, Jewish Community Library Pushcart

Hours: 15 hours per week, worked in scheduled shifts over four days
Pay: $20 per hour

Job Description:
Staffing and taking responsibility for the very small mobile branch of the Jewish Community Library at the JCC stocked with Jewish-themed books and DVDs.  The primary responsibilities include:

•         Transporting, setting up, taking down, and staffing the Pushcart during its hours of operation and during occasional events;
•         Providing assistance to patrons, educators, and JCC staff;
•         Producing an e-newsletter and helping to promote the Pushcart in the community.
 
Qualifications: Applicants should have excellent social skills and enjoy working with the public. The job demands basic computer skills and involves some lifting (up to 10 lbs.) and pushing.  Preference is given to applicants with a strong Jewish knowledge base and with experience in Jewish library, bookstore, or educational settings.
 
Please send queries and/or resumes to Howard Freedman at hfreedman@jewishlearningworks.org or 415-567-3327, ext.705.

 
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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.

This individual is a passionate advocate for the mission and vision of the OFJCC, is adept at working closely with board, staff, and volunteers, at 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 eachprogram 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 spanningpreschool,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 don or-relations activities

  • Campaign:

     

  • Provide exceptional donor relations including identification, cultivation, solicitation and appreciation
  • Provide strategic oversight of comprehensive and annual campaigns, including staff management, donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • 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
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    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
  •  

    Please send letters of interest and resume to

    Use subject line: Chief Development Office 

     

     
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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

    Please send letters of interest and resume to:


    Use subject line: Deputy Development Director

     
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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 

       

       


      Title: Customer Service Representative

      Status: Part-time; multiple shifts available

      Reports to: Operations Manager

      Overview of Role:

      The Customer Service Desk Representative is a high profile customer service position delivering beyond our member's expectations. They contribute to member retention, as well as new membership sales. This person has the responsibility of being responsive to members; checking members in and acting as a resource for members' needs of goods and services while in the club facilities. The Customer Service Desk Representative acts as the clubs first line of communication with members and creates a friendly and welcoming environment.

      Key Responsibilities:

      •  Say, "Hi," and greet members/ guests enthusiastically and efficiently handle the check-in process. •  Answer telephone and field calls.
      •  Handle retail, beverage, and usage transactions
      •  Schedule massage appointments in person or by phone.
      • Register members and guests for classes and events
      • Support additional departments, as needed

      Requirements:

      •  1 year in customer service or 1 year in service industry
      •  High School Diploma and First Aid/CPR certified.

      To apply, please submit a resume to Michael Baer at mbaer@paloaltojcc.org

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      Title: Member Service Administrator

      Status: Non-Exempt, 40 Hours/Week

      Reports to: Assistant Director of Wellness

      Overview of Role:

      The Member Service Administrator is responsible for the maintenance and integrity of the membership data for assigned locations.  The Administrator is the primary contact for the Member Service Representatives and works with the Assistant Director on escalated issues around Center support and training.  Administrators are responsible for accounting and commission related entries and validation in the membership software.

      Key Responsibilities:

      • Responsible for the maintenance and integrity of the membership database for OFJCC as outlined by Member Service Managers through department calendar and standards
      • Entry of agreement validations and commission suspensions and suspension removals based on policy • Entry for member status change request entries received from Member Service Representatives • Validation and entry of membership refunds and accounting related adjustments received from Member Service Representative, Managers and other projects
      • Support contact for Member Service Representatives 
      • Maintain membership receivables standards through generation and review of club membership receivables reports, entry of past due cancellations processing, account write offs, and accounts collection validation
      • Distribute and complete membership audit reports
      • Report and communicate Center and Member Service Representative progress and status to Assistant Director
      • Coordinate and training of Member Service Representatives as needed and requested
      • Responsible for maintaining paperwork filing procedures and organization
      • Complete auditing and accounting projects on membership database as needed
      • Work as a team with the Member Service Department and commitment to Club One values


      Requirements:

      •  Two+ years customer service and supervisory experience, Bachelor Degree preferred • Strong computer skills, including proficient in Windows, MS Word and Excel
      •  Understanding of basic accounting principles
      •  Experience in report generation and data manipulation in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access
      •  Experience with membership database applications, knowledge of CSI/CSI NG software preferred
      •  Proactive decision making abilities and troubleshooting skills
      •  Ability to work independently and as a team
      •  Excellent organizational skills and time management skills
      •  Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills

      To apply, please submit a resume to jwinslow@paloaltojcc.org

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