Club J (After-school program) Jewish, Culture and Hebrew Coordinator

Palo Alto, CA
Full Time
Youth & Teens
Mid Level

What do benefits, membership to a state-of-the-art fitness center, up to 20 paid holidays, PTO and working at the JCC have in common? Read below to find out!

Pay Range: $30-32/hour

The Place: The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (OFJCC) is an exciting and innovative non-profit organization in the heart of Silicon Valley. We create fun, meaningful, inclusive and joyful experiences through educational, social, cultural, spiritual, fitness and wellness programs. Join us!

The Job: Do you enjoy teaching and engaging children to help them learn, create and thrive? If so, this might be the role for you! As the Club J Jewish, Culture and Hebrew Coordinator you will lead a specialized track of afterschool programming, focused on Jewish Culture and Hebrew language known as “Club JCH.”  You will help build, launch and lead the program serving children in grades K-3. Come work at our large community center with free access to our full fitness facilities! 

The Perks:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid holidays and paid time off
  • 403(b) retirement
  • Free membership at our award-winning fitness center
  • Unlimited access to our new R&R room - with a focus on Recovery 
  • Reimbursement for continuing education certification and conference fees
  • Employee discount program
  • OFJCC swag
  • Fun, motivating workplace
  • Free Coffee!!
Benefits exceptions apply, based on # hours worked per week

The Core Duties:
  • Develop and implement a comprehensive curriculum that focuses on Jewish Culture, History, Traditions, Language and Values with an active learning approach
  • Oversee the daily procedures of the Club JCH afterschool program track to ensure efficient daily operations
  • Lead and participate in effective interaction and supervision of children in individual and group settings
  • Plan and execute special events, holidays, celebrations and cultural activities
  • Build relationships with parents, community leaders and local organizations to promote the program and foster ongoing partnerships

The Essentials:
  • Bachelor's degree in Jewish Studies, Education, or a related field preferred
  • 2 years of experience in after-school programming, Jewish education, or youth leadership preferred
  • Strong knowledge of curriculum development of Jewish culture, traditions, and Hebrew language (proficiency a plus)
  • 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
  • Cleared Background Check (Fingerprints, Child Abuse Index Check and Medical/TB exam)
  • Valid and appropriate California Driver License
  • Safe driving record which meets the OFJCC insurance requirements. Must pass drug test as required for new drivers
  • Pediatric First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills
  • Ability to work with children of diverse ages and backgrounds
  • Passion for building community and promoting Jewish heritage
  • Familiarity with local Jewish community resources and organizations
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.  Ability to communicate information clearly (written and oral)
  • Ability and desire to work independently and as a team member with the community and other employees
  • Ability to multi-task and adjust priorities when required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Positive, upbeat and enthusiastic about working in a non-profit environment

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