Job Title: Director of The Gottesman Center for Jewish Living and The Selma and Lawrence Ruben Center for 20s + 30s

Department: Programming

Reports to: Chief Program Officer

FLSA Status: Exempt

Prepared By: Megan Whitman                                                                                               Date: January 2022

General Purpose of the Position: The Director is responsible for engaging our community in Jewish Life through multiple pathways. The Director provides Jewish resources to all of the JCC’s Centers and staff, shapes the JCC’s approach to Jewish communal life, convenes the UWS Jewish community for commemorations and celebrations, and oversees Jewish learning at the JCC. This role is responsible for creating community for young adults in their 20s+30s by conceptualizing partnerships, programs and events, and cultivating relationships with key stakeholders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Center Director responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Strong relationship to board/ lay leaders/ donors who intersect with and support these areas of our work
  • Working with staff throughout the JCC to create a cohesive approach to Jewish life programming
  • Develop dynamic programming for young leadership and constituents in their 20s and 30s
  • Overseeing Adult Jewish Learning and special events
  • Hold the programming for specific holidays and interfaith efforts
  • Creating web content for holidays and other occasions
  • Supervision of key program staff including but not limited to:Director of Adult Jewish Learning 20s+30s
  • Program Coordinator and Department Administrator
  • Senior Program Director, Holidays+Shabbat
  • Pastoral support for community
  • Partner with the Development department to fundraise and support the Center’s Advisory Committee of lay leaders
  • Referrals for life cycle events and community resources
  • Deep partnership with NYC synagogues, Jewish institutions and community organizations

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to lead, mentor, develop and evaluate staff
  • Ability to evaluate, assess, market and redefine programs that meet the needs of constituents and the community
  • Positive professional demeanor and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and comfort with Jewish calendar, holidays and values
  • Respect for “wide-tent” Jewish community environment
  • Self-starter with good judgment and the ability to be proactive
  • Competent and comfortable with computer skills and programs
  • Must be available to work some evenings and weekends and lead Jewish ritual for community programs


Work Remotely: no

Education and Experience Required:

A minimum of 3 years of professional work in a related position with experience in building access points for engagement in Jewish life for a broad spectrum of people and staff management

Degree Preferred: Rabbinic ordinationDiversity is a core value of The Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.

Salary starts at $100-120,000 commensurate with experience

Position Start Date: March 7, 2022
Salary Range: Salary starts at $100,000-120,000 and is commensurate with experience
Send resumes and cover letter to:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to recruitment@mmjccm.org

About Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

Together with our community, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan creates opportunities for people to connect, grow, and learn within an ever-changing Jewish landscape.

The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan imagines Jewish life that is diverse and engages meaningfully with its values, culture, and ideas in everyday lives.