Employment Opportunities


Employment Opportunities

Director of Development, Full Time

Reports to: Executive Director

The JCC of Greater Vancouver is seeking a full time fundraising professional to join the J’s senior leadership team as Director of Development. This position will play a key role in expanding the center’s fundraising efforts, with a particular emphasis on increasing individual and major gifts.

Overall responsibility

The Director of Development, reporting to the Executive Director, works with the Board of Directors, other members of the JCC’s senior leadership team and the community to design, direct and manage all fundraising strategies in support of the JCC’s goals. We are seeking an experienced Director of Development with proven abilities in raising funds, preferably in the Non Profit sector. This is a position of senior management responsibility and leadership that includes supervision, co-ordination, evaluation and reporting.

Primary responsibilities

• Collaborate with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to create a fund development plan which increases revenues to support the strategic direction of the organization.
• Implement the plan and coordinate all fundraising activities including but not limited to individual and corporate donations, major gifts, direct mail, sponsorships, foundations, grants, planned giving, business development and special events utilizing members of the Board of Directors and its Development Committee to meet the annual operating needs.
• Identify, cultivate and maintain relationships with existing and potential funding sources.
• Plan and coordinate special project fundraising including capital improvement, renovation campaigns and other one-time project campaigns as directed by the Executive Director.
• Create and implement a donor recognition program.
• Foster an understanding of philanthropy within the organization.
• Engage volunteers for special fund development projects as required.
• Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure goals are met.

Qualifications and Competencies

• At least 5 years successful fundraising experience in a non-profit setting; experience working with community based cultural, recreational or educational organizations
• Demonstrated experience managing annual and capital campaigns concurrently and experience with planned giving programs.
• Demonstrated success in securing major gifts from individuals and foundations
• Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to inspire confidence and trust in donors
• Knowledge of special events planning and management.
• A thorough understanding of the non-profit sector and regulations governing charitable giving.
• Post-secondary degree in a related field.
• Superior listening skills and the ability to interpret the concerns and inters of donors translating them into attractive opportunities for supporting the organization’s priorities
• Experience using a fundraising database or customer relationship management software


The salary for this position is dependent on experience and includes an extensive benefits package.

Deadline for Applications: Monday, September 14, 2015
Please Email resume and cover letter to: Susan Tonn at susan@jccgv.bc.ca

Youth Outreach Coordinator

Overall Responsibility: Part time (20 hours a week) youth at risk outreach worker with the skills to identify indicators or symptoms of depression, anxiety, mental disorders etc, in youth and to ensure that the appropriate referrals and supports are available. The Youth Worker will provide for youth ages 12 – 21 years of age with outreach services for empowerment, self-development, safety, health and establishing positive connections.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
• Seek out and connect with youth throughout the community.
• Work collaboratively with day schools, synagogues and other community agencies to organize and deliver community awareness and prevention initiatives.
• Plan and schedule youth activities in collaboration with other community organizations.
• Provide youth with information and assist them to access educational, employment, social and recreational opportunities that will engage and empower them.
• Respond to immediate needs of youth and develop strategies related to education, substance use issues, mental health challenges, physical health needs.
• Identify youth who are at risk or who are struggling with various issues, and provide emotional support, follow up support, and make appropriate referrals.
• Make effective referrals to other services offering supports such as housing, health services, emotional support, education, employment training, and basic supports.
• Engage youth in a trusting relationship that will provide them with empowerment tools.
• Continue and grow our chill chat program for youth to youth peer mentors.
• Engage youth as peer leaders and facilitators of information, identification and intervention.
• Create a youth advisory council with representation from the Lower Mainland youth groups.
• Maintain and update JCC Teen website with the aim to draw more teen traffic to it.
• Build bridges with mainstream programs and services to expand the range of crisis intervention and support services to Jewish youth.
• Maintain and complete necessary paperwork, including case notes, reports and statistical information.
• Work flexible hours & and provide own transportation.

• A Child and Youth Worker degree; or a degree in a related field with experience working with at-risk youth.
• Minimum 2 years of emotional support experience.
• Proven communication skills, both oral and written.
• Strong computer skills.
• Conflict resolution and advocacy skills.
• One on one emotional support.
• Supervisory skills with youth.
• Record keeping skills.
• Facilitate workshops and meetings.
• Be able to take initiative and be self-directed within a busy work environment

Administrative Duties:
• Monthly and Quarterly reports submitted to supervisor.
• Attend all meetings.
• Gather statistical data.
• Plan, schedule and promote youth, parents and community wide activities.

Reports to: Director of Children & Youth
Criminal Record Check Requirement
The successful candidate shall be subject to a Criminal Record Check, including a vulnerable sector query, as a condition of employment.

Send resume to: Shirly Goldstein Berelowitz, JCC Director of Children & Youth
950 W. 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7
Phone: 604.257.5147or shirly@jccgv.bc.ca

Family Program Specialist

Overall Responsibility: The Family Programs Coordinator delivers programs and services to young families with children ages 0-12, including parents to be, grandparents and caregivers. We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic staff person who is passionate about working with children and families.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
• Coordinate, deliver and evaluate ongoing programs such as: Family Time Gym on Sundays and Birthday Parties upon request.
• Assisting with Jewish holiday celebrations at the JCC
• Coordinate concert on the BC Family Day
• Produce marketing materials in coordination with the JCC graphic artist
• Organize and implement a parent advisory committee

Consults with:
• JCC Children & Youth Department
• Director, Karen & Gary Simkin Family Child Development Centre
• PJ Library Coordinator

• Experience in early childhood education, recreation and or camps preferred
• Experience in programming with and for families with young children preferred
• Knowledge of Jewish culture and customs an asset
• Proven communication skills, both oral and written
• Computer literacy

• Part-time 10-12 hours a week
• Work schedule includes Sundays 9am-3pm plus other hours as needed
• This position has the potential to grow

Salary: negotiable according to experience

Reports to: JCC Director of Children, Youth and Camps

Send resume and cover letter to:
Shirly Goldstein Berelowitz, JCC Director of Children & Youth
950 W. 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7
Phone: 604.257.5147or shirly@jccgv.bc.ca

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted