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Berkeley Afterschool Assistant Director
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay

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Berkeley Afterschool Assistant Director

Jewish Community Center of the East Bay

Job Overview


Job Posted
6 days ago
Job Type
Full-time

Job Description


JCC Vision

Our vision is to be a geographically accessible home that provides high-quality programs and gathering spaces throughout the East Bay to advance, nurture, and evolve Jewish communal life and contribute to the vitality of the broader community. We drive CHP-certified vans transporting children in grades K-5 for JCC Afterschool program, Camp Tzofim, and including school pickups, external classes.

Description: The Assistant Director is an administrative position reporting to and responsible for performing tasks assigned by the After-School Director to ensure the proper performance of program functions. The Assistant Director may serve as the acting Director in the Director’s absence. Serves on the Youth and Teen Leadership team supporting the year round programs to assure program quality and content of the JCC East Bay Youth programs at the Berkeley site.

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Monitor attendance roster, follow up with staff and parents as appropriate to ensure all students are accounted for. Monitor location and proper use and storage of daily student attendance sheets and binders.
  2. Assist Director in determining and implementing student discipline and behavior management.
  3. Supervise children when assigned to do so during initial intake period.
  4. “Float” among classrooms during enrichment class periods to check in with and help teachers resolve problems and identify ways to enhance service to students and parents.
  5. Ensure legally required student teacher ratios are maintained.
  6. Assist with daily parent communication as assigned.
  7. Perform the duties of the Director when Director is absent from work, as assigned.
  8. Create, implement, and maintain online registration, Emergency Binders, Sign In/Out sheets, Authorized Pick Up list, Master Roster, Transportation, Allergies list.
  9. Coordinate child attendance schedules and sheets.
  10. Manage enrichment classes registration and make necessary changes to class schedules.
  11. Draft letters and create other parent communications as directed, such as drafting weekly parent newsletters with important Afterschool program information.
  12. Plan School’s Out Programming when unified school district does not have regular school hours and manage program logistics including: scheduling field trips, planning onsite programming, monitoring and managing the track of the School’s Out budget, manage School’s Out and Parents’ Night Out registration, and Supervise staff and staff schedules on School’s Out days.
  13. Assist in planning and participate in and attend Center holiday and other events.
  14. Assist Director in budgeting, overseeing, and planning curriculum.
  15. Assist Director in overseeing licensing requirements.
  16. Monitor and order food/supplies for Afterschool program.
  17. Attend and take notes during staff and leadership meetings.

Required and Essential (E) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Ability to drive a motor vehicle (e.g. car, minivan, etc.) (E)
  2. Ability to push/pull objects weighing more than 50 lbs, and lift and carry objects weighing more than 50 lbs but less than 100 lbs. (E)
  3. Ability to read and speak fluently in the English language (E)
  4. Knowledge of and ability to accurately apply basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions) related to work needs; familiarity with metric and non-metric measures (E)
  5. Ability to walk and stand for extended periods while walking students to and from various locations and performing other duties throughout the work day (E)
  6. Ability to run or walk rapidly in an emergency (E)
  7. Regular and consistent attendance and ability to work full shift, 5 days per week (E).
  8. Ability to respond without delay to needs of young children (E)
  9. Ability to sit on floors and chairs, getting up and down quickly (E)
  10. Ability to bend from knees and waist to help a child with clothing, shoes or other needs. (E)
  11. Ability to maneuver in confined lavatories to aid children with toilet needs (E)
  12. Ability to have child lean on staff member as necessary. Ability to reach to elevated shelves, including standing on step ladder, and retrieve items by hand (E)
  13. Ability to apply pressure directly by hand and using mops, brooms and other implements (E)
  14. Knowledge of and ability to use a Personal Computers and common office software including the Microsoft Office Suite and other common electronic applications (e.g. Gmail, Google Calendar, Google search, etc.).
  15. Knowledge of, or ability to learn, the software program used for registration.
  16. Ability to organize tasks, develop plans, and implement plans to efficiently meet organizational goals.
  17. Ability to work effectively in a group task force or other team setting. 

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Class C California Driver’s License
  • BA or BS degree in education, child psychology, or other job related field
  • B.A required with units or specialization in related field
  • At least one year of experience working with children grades K - 8 and be able to plan appropriate activities for different age groups

Desirable Additional Qualifications:

  • Catering, restaurant kitchen, or school cafeteria experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing a positive, Jewish environment for children.
  • Multiple language proficiency.

Hiring Process

  • If you are an interested candidate, please describe in a cover letter, why you are uniquely qualified for this position and attach a resume. Please note the specific job title in your subject line of your email.
  • Send cover letter and resume as attachments to: Kamelaj@jcceastbay.orgPLEASE NO CALLS. 

About Jewish Community Center of the East Bay


The JCC of the East Bay provides a comfortable and warm gathering place for Jews wishing to affirm their cultural and ethnic origins. Our members and visitors represent all facets of the Jewish community and many are unaffiliated with other Jewish organizations or synagogues. All programs emphasize and celebrate Jewish values and culture, and are open to everyone. Together, with an active Board of Directors, our dedicated staff, and our strong and active volunteer teams work together to build a strong community.

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