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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: 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
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    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: Administrative Assistant (Full Time)

    Reports To: Director of Community Engagement and Chief Marketing Officer

    Overview of the Position:

    Come join the thriving community at the OFJCC! The Administrative Assistant position will support both the Community Engagement and Marketing departments. This individual will coordinate the weekly TGIS event, maintain petty cash and credit card reconciliation and create room bookings. He/she will have the opportunity to develop marketing skills through the coordination of marketing functions such as writing descriptions of programs/events, managing submissions for the website, catalogs and flyers. Availability to work some evening and weekend events required.

    Qualifications:

    •    1-2 years related experience
    •    Associates degree or equivalent experience
    •    Excellent English communication skills, written and oral
    •    Proven ability to work with multiple communication styles
    •    Strong sense of organization and attention to detail
    •    Outstanding proficiency in Microsoft Office 2010, especially Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
    •    Proven ability to prioritize a large workload
    •    Positive, upbeat and enthusiastic about working in a non-profit environment

    Please send letters of interest and resume to OFJCC_Careers@paloaltojcc.org

    Use subject line: Administrative Assistant

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    Title: Digital Marketing Manager

    Reports to: Chief Marketing Officer

    Overview of the Role:
    The Digital Marketing Manager will work in a fast paced, constantly changing environment. This individual must be social media savvy and have strong digital content and production skills. He/she will
    create original content, help drive strategy, initiate online promotions, create and evaluate customer
    surveys and provide impact analysis of digital marketing. In addition, the Digital Marketing Manager must have excellent writing and editing ability and pay strong attention to detail.

    Job responsibilities:
    •Manage and improve AdWords campaigns and landing pages to increase click thru and conversion
    •Drive online ad program, placement, retargeting and evaluation
    •Develop new digital content and strategies
    •Review and improve all social media activity and support content created by others
    •Support website improvements by promoting/supporting latest in web strategies
    •Maintain analytics for all online activity: web, social, ads
    •Develop survey marketing strategy and implement programs for better data input/output
    •Support all other general marketing and program marketing initiatives and activities

    Required Qualifications:
    •Excellent writing and editing ability
    •Proven analytic and strategic skills
    •Demonstrated knowledge of social media and web metrics, best practices and analysis
    •Excellent interpersonal and interviewing skills
    •Experience developing/analyzing survey research
    •Experience in video production and photography is highly desirable
    •Candidates must have examples of successful work

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

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    Title: Graphic Designer

    Reports to: Chief Marketing Officer

    Overview of Marketing:
    The Oshman Family JCC’s Marketing Department is a fast-paced, team environment. Our creative team supports the success of a variety of departments and programs including Sports & Wellness, Cultural Arts, Adults, Youth and Family, Jewish Life, ICC, Russian Culture, Early Childhood Education, Development and Membership as well as the OFJCC Brand as a whole.  

    Overview of the Role:
    Are you a creative individual, skilled in Adobe Creative Suite, looking to put your knowledge to good use? Then this might be the job for you! Come join the thriving OFJCC team and inspire our members with your graphic designs. The graphic designer is responsible for designing and producing print and web projects including brochures, signs, advertisements, invitations, posters, flyers, web and social media graphics that will reach our large member base. This individual must be a highly creative, hands on graphic designer who can take direction and work independently on a variety of challenging assignments. Position is a 60/40 mix of production and creative work.  This is an on-site position. No agencies please.

    Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
    •    Ability to work in PC environment
    •    Advanced proficiency with Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop
    •    Proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Publisher
    •    BONUS – professional-level photography experience
    •    Highly organized
    •    Detail oriented
    •    Excellent communication skills

    Requirements:
    •    Bachelors or AA in Graphic Design, or related field
    •    3+ years of experience
    •    Strong portfolio demonstrating a variety of work
    •    Ability to handle high volume work with quick turnaround times

    Please send letters of interest and resumes to: OFJCC_Careers@paloaltojcc.org.

    Use subject line: Graphic Designer



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    Title: Cultural Program Manager 

    Reports To: Director of Arts and Culture

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

    Overview of the Role:
    Join the thriving community at the OFJCC and contribute to the high end on campus adult programming. The Cultural Program Manager will support the OFJCC’s vision by providing engaging author and speaker series and cultural events while continually searching for opportunities that align with the interests of the adult community in the South Peninsula. This individual will be a key player in creating audience development strategies and must be passionate about working in a non-profit environment. He/she may be required to work odd hours per event days.  

     

    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Curate, develop, coordinate, and administer high quality adult events and programs. Specifically authors and speakers and other adult cultural events
    • Develop and administer division budgets and monitor program expenditures
    • Negotiate, prepare, administer and monitor contracts and agreements with book publishers, speaker’s agents, authors and others involved in the delivery of adult cultural arts programs and activities
    • Tap into an important network of cultural arts-based non-profits, organizations and artists to leverage their collective strengths through strong partnerships
    • Evaluate the variety and mix of programs offered by the organization directly and in the community to promote and create cultural program opportunities that are strategically aligned with the interests of the adult community in the South Peninsula
    • Be a key player in creating audience development strategies.
    • Plan, organize and facilitate large cultural events at the OFJCC
    • Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing
    Qualifications, Experience and Skills:
    • Principles of arts organizations, artists’ management agencies, artists booking, administration, budgeting and contracting
    • Demonstrated knowledge of practices and procedures for planning, implementing, managing and evaluating artists, speakers, authors, performers, media and others associated with the delivery of cultural arts programs
    • Considerable knowledge and proven experience working with a wide variety of book publishers, speakers, authors, and general cultural events for adults
    • Proven ability to recruit and retain exemplary speakers and authors of Jewish orientation for participation in arts programs, to research and provide recommendations on season programing strategy
    • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, supervise, and direct the activities of personnel and volunteers involved in conducting arts programs
    • Ability to effectively utilize computer applications and technology related to the work, including Microsoft Office Suite

    Requirements:
    • M.A in liberal arts or M.L.S preferred
    • 5 years in public programing
    • Background in literature and performing arts, humanities and contemporary affairs
    • Excellent writing and communication skills

    Work Availability:
    • Full-Time
    • May be required to work nights and weekends per event days

     

    Please send letters of interest and resume to joleary@paloaltojcc.org

    Use subject line: Cultural Program 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 

         

         


        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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