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Public Programs Manager
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay

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Public Programs Manager

Jewish Community Center of the East Bay

Job Summary

Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 8 days ago
Job Role
Head of Program, Community Manager
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit, Education

Job Description

Position Summary

The Jewish Community Center of the East Bay and the Contra Costa Jewish Community Center are seeking an experienced Program Manager who is familiar with Contra Costa and Eastern Alameda County communities, and has experience curating and producing a variety of programs and events. The position of Public Programs Manager will oversee a diverse array of public programs and community events, from creative adult, cultural and social events to annual Jewish holiday programs to vacation camps, hosted in various Contra Costa and Eastern Alameda communities. This person will be responsible for curating and executing memorable, warm, and seamlessly produced and events. The Program Manager will offer inspiring, meaningful, and relevant experiences to the Contra Costa and Eastern Alameda community. This position will be an employee of the JCC East Bay but will work closely teams from both JCC’s will have an office in Berkeley but will spend a large portion of time in Contra Costa County, where programming and services will take place.

Program Vision

  • Fosters community through highly developed, intellectually appealing, and creative events for adults of all ages
  • Works collaboratively with program staff and other stakeholders in envisioning and building programs; carry the vision through to detailed execution.
  • Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the program
  • Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the program
  • Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement
  • Designs an annual calendar of adult and Jewish holiday programs
  • Creates compelling program descriptions and leads promotional efforts for public programs and community holiday events
  • Designs major community holiday programs in partnership with internal staff and organizational partners

Program Coordination

  • Oversees the program content and operational logistics in the development and implementation of all programming.
  • Involves new stakeholders, generates increased audience and press, and enhances the visibility of Jewish Life
  • Builds and grows partnerships/collaborations
  • Establishes relationships with other organizations and partners; looks for opportunities for collaboration
  • Coordinates contracts, venues, logistics and speakers
  • Tracks program participation and feedback
  • Ensure programs are within departmental budget

Personnel Management

  • Ensure all staff members receive orientation and appropriate training in accordance with organizational standards
  • Supervise program staff by providing direction, input and feedback
  • Communicate with input to improve the program
  • Liaise with other managers to ensure the effective and efficient program delivery
  • Cultivates, manages and trains all volunteer and hourly event staff
  • Coordinates logistics with all artists, speakers and outside vendors


  • 3+ years’ experience with content-based program development
  • Strong understanding of arts and culture in the Alameda and Contra Costa County
  • Experience planning and executing large-scale events
  • Experience working with different stakeholders including venues, non-profit partners, etc.
  • Excellent writing, public speaking and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to thrive in a busy, fast-paced environment and be adept at setting and managing timelines to accomplish goals
  • Flexible, collaborative working style
  • Ability to look at the big picture and search for insightful, creative solutions
  • Available for evening and weekend programs with schedule flexibility

Desirable Qualifications

  1. Experience working in the nonprofit sector
  2. Experience working with high-level volunteers, donors, and community stakeholders
  3. Experience in communications, marketing, or external relations
  4. Familiar with Contra Costa and Alameda County


This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility which will ever be required of an employee in this position, however, the employee will be held responsible for all duties assigned.

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:

Please note: Prior to confirming your employment, you will be required to pass a fingerprint Live Scan and provide recent proof of a negative TB test.

Please no calls.

The JCC East Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. JCC East Bay policy prohibits unlawful discrimination in accordance with federal, state, and local laws. The JCC East Bay complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require particular accommodations during the application and interview process, please inform us of your needs so that we can provide accordingly.

Business Overview

Our Story

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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Community Oriented
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