Director for the Center of Jewish Life and Learning @ Memphis Jewish Community Center

Director for the Center of Jewish Life and Learning

Summary of Job Description:

The MJCC seeks a dynamic and experienced Jewish educator to lead and implement programming from the Center for Jewish Life and Learning. This professional will be responsible for leading the JCC’s efforts to engage the Jewish community in Jewish experiences through programming. These experiences should be specific to the CJLL as well as in conjunction with the other departments of the MJCC to infuse Judaism into all programming aspects of the organization. The CJLL will also work closely with our community Shaliach to strengthen and increase our community’s ties to the State of Israel.



Principal Responsibilities:

-Create and foster a palpable Jewish sense within our building
-Collaborate with and be an ongoing program resource to all JCC departments and staff for area ambiance and programming opportunities
-Engage with our Jewish community by planning, developing, and overseeing Jewish enrichment programs, holiday programs and educational opportunities
-Engage with members of the community in informal experiences throughout the regular work day
-Plan, develop, and oversee Jewish educational opportunities for staff
-Maintain a high standard of programming, while identifying, developing and implementing new initiatives and program opportunities for members and our community
-Work closely with our ECC Judaic specialist to have a regular role in weekly Oneg Shabbat and other holiday programs for Early Childhood Center

Administrative Responsibilities

-Develop and administer departmental budget
-Staff Jewish Life and Learning lay committee
-Miscellaneous Responsibilities:
-Serve as a member of the MJCC management team and attend weekly staff meetings
-Prepare a Jewish enrichment moment for board meetings
-Prepare a Jewish enrichment moment for weekly management staff meetings
-Where appropriate develop partnerships with other agencies from the Jewish community as well as the greater Memphis community
-Performs other duties as assigned or requested

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, vision, dental, leave early for Shabbat
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-03-30
  • Times this job has been viewed: 697 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Community Outreach, Engagement
  • Organization Type: Community Relations
Job Location
Memphis Jewish Community Center
6560 Poplar Avenue
Memphis , Tennessee 38138
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