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Jewish Community Center Adult Engagement Program Manager, Family Engagement and Jewish Life in Newton, Massachusetts

Principal Responsibilities: Do you enjoy using your intellectual and creative energies to build programs that enrich and expand people's understanding and experiences? Collaborating and partnering with other teams and organizations? Working with groups of committed lay leaders? If so, JCC Greater Boston has a unique, impactful part-time opportunity for you. JCC Greater Boston is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs or background. We are guided by JCC Greater Boston core values - Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration and Transformation - which resonate with many who do not identify as Jewish. The Adult Engagement Program Manager is a new role that will maintain and grow existing programs for adults in our community. In addition to managing the Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Series, this role will also oversee the South Area Seniors Manager and JCC art classes at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC. Most exciting though is for you to combine your passion for high-quality programs and an entrepreneurial spirit to create new ways and platforms at JCC Greater Boston for adults to nurture their mind, body and spirit both in-person (depending on safety protocols) and virtually. Working closely with JCC leadership, health and wellness staff, marketing, volunteers, and external funders, you will be at the center of leading this new initiative. A key responsibility will be to convene JCC staff and volunteers to build a vision for expanding adult engagement for today's times. This position will interact with other programming departments to identify needs, leverage resources, and create a work plan that reflects community needs and input from various stakeholders. It may also entail partnering with other local and national Jewish and secular organizations to bring our programming to a larger audience and to expose our community to high profile national presenters. This is a 25 hour/week position that may be done remotely with in-person time required for meetings and program implementation. Position reports to the AVP for Family Engagement & Jewish Life. He/she/they will frequently work with Chief Strategic Program offices and other JCC leadership. RESPONSIBILITIES * With Chief Strategic Program Officer, AVP for Family Engagement & Jewish Life, and in partnership with Hot Buttons, Cool Conversations Producer, manage the series of events from design to implementation, including but not limited to: * working with an advisory committee to design compelling programs that reflect contemporary issues; * creating a marketing plan * handling all programmatic elements including registration, contracting with presenters/performers; making travel and hotel arrangements for on-site programs * coordinating finding and overseeing additional staff for on-site programs * Manage the South Area Senior Adult staff person and program * Coordinate and expand on-site adult art classes * Work closely with the marketing team to create a digital presence and email and social media strategy * Develop a new adult mind, body, spirit series of programs in conjunction with the Health & Wellness and Family Engagement & Jewish Life teams * Create partnerships with local and national Jewish and secular organizations to expand and leverage programming opportunities for JCC members and guests * Work with senior leadership to grow and nurture donors for programs that support mind, body and spirit opportunities for adults * Participate in professional development opportunities * Ensure compliance with JCC Greater Boston processes for program registration, database and website management * Support JCC Greater Boston mission, vision and values and represent the JCC professional internally and externally * Attend JCCGB all staff meetings * Other duties as assigned # Minimum Qualifications: QUALIFICATIONS * Creative thinker - able to synthesize concepts, ideas, and opinions from various sources to design a cohesive and impactful program experience * Exceptionally strong project management skills, including ability to move from concepts/initial ideas to implementation and through evaluation * Superb time management and organizational skills including ability to manage to deadlines and high-quality standards; able to multitask * Able to manage situations effectively and diplomatically * Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work with a range of stakeholders including lay leaders, JCC colleagues, experts in a variety of fields, professionals at local and national organizations * Experience with needs assessment and research to seek out compelling topics, programs and presenters * Able to take initiative, working well both independently and as part of a team * Able to build positive and collaborative working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders * Available to staff weeknight and occasional weekend programs when on-site programming resumes COVID SAFETY JCC Greater Boston takes the welfare and safety of staff and children very seriously. We have aligned all of our operating procedures with guidance from the CDC and the state. Our practices include ensuring proper physical distancing, sanitation, hygiene, and use of face coverings to promote the health of our staff and program participants. COVID safety training is mandatory for all staff. TO APPLY JCC Greater Boston welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds who meet the requirements specified above. If you want to share your talents with a great team, co-creating a thriving, dynamic organization which is devoted to community building and lasting impact, please send a cover letter and your resume. # Salary: 35,000 - 45,000 # Agency Information: ORGANIZATION INFORMATION JCC Greater Boston is a nonprofit organization with roots in earlier Settlement Houses and Young Men's Hebrew Associations; JCC Greater Boston today offers a wide range of services and program activities throughout the Greater Boston region (50,000 individuals annually in 98 communities). The organization provides a variety of programs and services to children and adults in the Greater Boston Jewish community including: four preschools, three day camps, a regional model of Jewish family engagement, a fully equipped fitness and aquatic center, arts and culture classes, performances, lectures, and Jewish holiday celebrations. Our vision is to create a vibrant and evolving Jewish community where everyone belongs. Our mission is to be at the heart of that community by: * creating a thriving community that nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships, * welcoming a growing and increasingly diverse set of individuals and families from all over Greater Boston, * supporting the building of unique identities rooted in Jewish values and deeper connections to Jewish life, * nourishing minds, bodies, and spirits through dynamic, innovative, and accessibleexperiences, and * expanding engagement by partnering closely with other organizations to ensure the continuing vitality of our community as whole. Date Posted: 07/20/2021 Title: Adult Engagement Program Manager, Family Engagement and Jewish Life JCC: JCC Greater Boston Location: Newton, MA