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POSITION DESCRIPTION: CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

CAROLE AND MARCUS WEINSTEIN JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER, RICHMOND VA

Summary
The Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center is a welcoming and vibrant presence in the Richmond VA community, with a culture of innovation and inclusion, and enjoying a period of significant growth and engagement. The JCC seeks a CEO who is an energetic, visionary, and passionate leader; a professional who possesses excellent strategic and management skills with a proven track record in fundraising and community building.  The CEO will build on the successes of the past while enabling the JCC to enter a new era in meeting current and future opportunities. The CEO must be skilled at developing and leading a staff team as well as a cadre of devoted volunteer leaders.

About the JCC
For over 70 years, the Carole and Marcus Weinstein JCC has been the Richmond Jewish community's central address for meeting the social, recreational and cultural needs of the Jewish community. The Weinstein JCC operates on a $7.5 million annual budget, and owns a magnificent 105,000 sq. ft. facility that was renovated in 2004 and sits prominently on 10 acres of land on historic Monument Avenue, where it has been since 1959.  In addition, a beautiful, wooded 110-acre off-site day camp is located in Goochland County, which was renovated in 2013. The Weinstein JCC currently enjoys 3,800 units of membership and is growing.  The Weinstein JCC is financially sound, with committed lay leadership, talented staff and outstanding programming.

The mission of the Weinstein JCC is to strengthen Jewish identity and continuity by enriching personal, cultural, social and physical development, by fostering leadership and by promoting the welfare of the Jewish community and the community as a whole.

The Weinstein JCC is dedicated to the spiritual, cultural and ethical values of Judaism, and provides a haven for Jews and non-Jews alike to gather and foster fellowship among all people. It is dedicated to the well-being of people of all ages and faiths, and is inclusive of individuals, their families and the greater Richmond community.

The Weinstein JCC strives to maintain the highest standards of programming, and offers classes, services and events that are contemporary and effective, yet grounded in traditional Judaic values. This includes a thriving preschool with 14 classrooms, a 4,000 sq. ft. fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment and a full complement of group exercise classes, two indoor pools plus an outdoor pool at Camp Hilbert open to the community on summer weekends, Kids’ Place for creative after-school activities, a renowned cultural arts program including film, theater, music, dance and educational forums, and a robust series of programs for adults.

About the Richmond Jewish Community
The Jewish community of Richmond numbers approximately 11,000. It is a connected, engaged and active community. It is a diverse Jewish community, home to 7 synagogues, including 2 Reform, 2 Conservative, 1 Orthodox, 1 Chabad and 1 Progressive. There is 1 community day school. Along with its synagogues, the Jewish communal agencies in Richmond work well together in partnership, and include a variety of organizations, educational opportunities, and more. Click here for more information: https://weinsteinjcc.org/images/uploads/Local_Synagogues_and_Agencies.pdf

About the City of Richmond
Richmond is a thriving metropolitan area with more than a million residents.  It is the capital of Virginia and only one hundred miles from Washington, D.C., approximately two hours from the beach and an hour away from the Blue Ridge Mountains, home to Virginia’s famous wineries.

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is world renowned, hosting exhibits that are normally associated with much larger cities. In addition to the museum, Richmond is home to a growing and diverse creative community as well as an energetic and supportive entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Richmond symphony and ballet are nationally recognized and the area is home to dozens of music and theater venues.  Richmond has recently been recognized in national publications for its outdoor life including urban rapids on the James River, the Virginia Capital Trail connecting bikers and pedestrians from Richmond to historic Jamestown and Williamsburg, and its dozens of connected parks and trails.

Richmond is known for its extraordinary restaurants and culinary talent and it has a nationally recognized craft beer and brewery industry. Richmond is among the country's most livable metropolitan areas boasting some of the nation's finest public and private schools.  All of that happens against the backdrop of some of the nation's most important historical events.

CEO Competencies
Provides Exemplary Executive Leadership
The CEO will be a warm and engaging leader who is accessible and listens to all viewpoints, demonstrates confidence and a positive approach. The CEO must be a highly accomplished relationship builder, comfortable with all levels of constituencies from the most seasoned lay leaders to new young leadership, professional staff colleagues and those not yet engaged. A forward thinking, energetic individual, the CEO will promote a culture of innovation and be a change agent to create on-going excitement for the JCC in the community.

Presents Visionary and Strategic Leadership
The CEO will promote an all-encompassing and compelling vision that captures the energy of the JCC and represents the strategic planning and priorities that are already in place as well as carves out a path for a more robust, engaged and involved community going forward. The CEO will actively engage with other Jewish and general community organizations, working to support existing collaborative programs and to envision new ways to work together. The CEO must see the big picture - managing current issues while thinking long term.

Demonstrates Skill in Operational Management
The CEO provides leadership to all aspects of the JCC operations and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the JCC. This includes an understanding of the physical plant, technical support systems and running the various businesses of the JCC. Visibility and responsiveness to members is a strong value. The CEO will be decisive in action, adaptable and accountable.

Proven Ability in Fundraising and Resource Development
The CEO must engage and steward donors, and seek gifts of significance. Entrepreneurial and attuned to donor interests and concerns, the CEO will direct cutting edge practices in donor development to enhance and improve the community’s potential. Highly visible in the community, the CEO will reach out and cultivate new potential donors at all levels.

Displays Sound Staff Management Skills
The CEO will create a culture of positivity and productivity in the work environment, inspiring, engaging and empowering the professional staff of the JCC. Through selecting, developing and motivating staff, the CEO will foster innovation, teamwork and collaboration to ensure that best practices and cutting edge developments are the norm.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have:

  1. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of strategic leadership and management experience in JCCs, Jewish communal organizations, business, and/or non-profit sectors. An advanced degree is preferred.
  2. A proven record of successfully building trusted relationships with a variety of constituencies and stakeholders.
  3. Understanding of, and successful experience in, all areas of fundraising and financial resource development. A willingness and desire to be personally involved with these efforts are required.
  4. A successful track record of working with a board of directors and understanding the volunteer-professional partnership.
  5. Enthusiasm about the JCC’s mission and the ability to inspire others to create a community dedicated to that mission.
  6. Excellent written and oral communication skills
  7. High level of personal and professional integrity

Compensation
A competitive compensation package including relocation is available for the successful candidate.

To Apply
Qualified candidates can apply for this position at jccworks.com/richmond – please include a resume, cover letter and salary requirements. No inquiries should be directed to the Weinstein JCC directly.

Deadline to apply: March 30, 2017
 

Kids' Place Camp Counselor Positions

We are currently accepting camp counselor applications for Kids' Place Camp which runs August 21 - 31.

If interested or for an application, please contact LaVenus Harried at 545-8639 or lharried@weinsteinjcc.org or Stephen Reynolds at 545-8630 or sreynolds@weinsteinjcc.org. Applications are due August 1.

 

Kids' Place Counselors, Van Drivers

Kids’ Place at the Weinstein JCC is now hiring for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Applicants must be 18 years or older and have some experience working with children. We are hiring van drivers and counselors. Van drivers must have a clean driving record and must be 21 years or older.

Kids' Place provides a safe and caring environment filled with fun and exciting daily activities such as: cooking , gardening, swimming, arts and crafts, pottery, gym activities, enrichment activities, home work, etc. Applicants should be ready to work in a fast paced after-school setting with children grades K-8.

For an application or for more information, please contact Kids' Place Director LaVenus Harried at 545-8639 or lharried@weinsteinjcc.org.

 

Seasonal, Full-Time Specialty Camp Counselor(s)

Specialty Camps is an 11 week summer camp program starting mid-June during which over 30 camps are offered for kids with a variety of interests. Come enjoy a summer of fun and excitement with Specialty Camps at the Weinstein JCC, and work with the Specialty Camp staff team to provide an experience like no other! This dynamic individual will be responsible for supervising and managing campers as a part of the camp team, upholding the policies and philosophy of camp, exuding spirit and maintaining a positive attitude.

Required Education, Training, Experience - Certification, Licensure:

  • Be a high school graduate or age 18
  • CPR/ First Aid certification
  • Experience working with kids
  • Clean driving record (if driving)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to manage/supervise a group of children
  • Ability/skill to plan age-appropriate programs and activities
  • The ability to take initiative
  • Knowledge and passion to work with children
  • Ability to communicate with staff, supervisor and campers
  • Ability to take direction
  • Be enthusiastic and creative

Interpersonal, Customer Service and Communication Skills:

  • Relate to and enjoy working with children in a safe, caring and supportive manner
  • Be patient and tolerant with children and adults
  • Able to work with other staff members as a team
  • Willing to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with the Weinstein JCC and Specialty Camp policies and philosophy
  • Able to communicate effectively with children, administrators and coworkers

Duties and Responsibilites:

  • Supervise groups of campers, acting as guardian, friend, disciplinarian and counselor to all campers
  • Be enthusiastic, smile and have fun
  • Be prompt to meetings, camp and all other required events
  • Plan and follow through with age appropriate counselor led activities
  • Assist specialist activity instructors
  • Encourage and role model safe, cooperative play and team work
  • Learn and implement Judaic curriculum in a thoughtful and positive manner
  • Take daily attendance
  • Stand in at the pool, positioned as a “watcher” during daily swim time
  • Report all concerning behavior by children/staff to a supervisor in a timely manner
  • Report all broken equipment to supervisor in a timely manner
  • Maintain a safe and healthy environment for his/her campers, abiding by all camp rules/policies. Be able to assist campers in an emergency
  • Set up, clean up and maintain all indoor and outdoor spaces and equipment
  • Lead and assist in facilitating small and large group activities
  • Provide service to campers that allows for a fun, safe and socially educational environment
  • Supervise campers' participation in structured and unstructured activities
  • Apply proper discipline in a caring manner, where campers learn the difference between correct and incorrect behavior (at no time will corporal punishment or physical means be tolerated)
  • Serve as a role model for all campers, conducting yourself properly while participating in all required activities with enthusiastic attitude
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of campers served
  • Must possess the strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of campers
  • Attend all of staff development meetings, trainings and orientations while being available for all other related dates, activities and camp events.
  • Take responsibility for the building and its appearance
  • Anything else deemed necessary by the Specialty Camp administrative team

If interested, contact Nick Pruden, Specialty Camps Director, at 545-8607 or npruden @weinsteinjcc.org.

*Multiple positions are available!

For more information about the Weinstein JCC, please call our Front Desk at (804) 285-6500.