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Public Programs Assistant
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay

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Public Programs Assistant

Jewish Community Center of the East Bay

Job Summary

Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 2 hours ago
Job Role
Community Outreach, Community Development
Employer's Industry
Nonprofit, Education

Job Description

About the JCC East Bay

The JCC East Bay creates healthy communities inspired by Jewish values, culture, and tradition. We provide 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. Through intergenerational activities in Oakland, Berkeley, and beyond, we connect people with each other, foster learning and inspiration, provide opportunities for civic engagement, and explore contemporary Jewish life.

Position Summary

The Public Programs Assistant is a part-time position who reports directly to the Director of Public Programs. This position will assist in the programming, event planning, and supervision of staff as one of the main points of contact during JCC East Bay public programs. Working alongside the Director of Public Programs and other JCC East Bay staff, this position will assist in the coordination of logistics associated with these events as well as attend other events as available. This person will cultivate positive relationships with the JCC East Bay community and stakeholders, while working closely with the Director of Public Programs to push the vision and mission of our thriving organization forward.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assistance in the curation and production of a diverse array of public programs and community events from creative adult and family cultural events to annual Jewish holidays programs
  • Collaborates on program marketing and outreach communications with Marketing Department
  • Assists with the design and implementation of programs, including coordination and collaboration with internal departments, partners, and co-sponsors
  • Communicates with program facilitators, guest curators, vendors, artists, and facilities staff to determine room setups, staffing, and other event logistics
  • Tracks program participation, box office, and feedback while providing timely program descriptions and outcomes to Development Department for reports
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required (R) and Essential (E) Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills; fluent in English (E)
  • Strong customer and community service experience (E)
  • Interest in supporting community programs focused on Jewish life (E)
  • Comfortable working collaboratively as well as individually (E)
  • Able to plan in advance, create timelines, and meet deadlines; skilled at managing multiple tasks simultaneously, working under pressure, and quick turnarounds (E)
  • Computer literacy with minimum strong competency in all Microsoft Office suite programs and Google docs (E)
  • Knowledge of and ability to accurately apply basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions) related to work needs (R)
  • Ability to walk and stand for extended periods while performing other duties throughout (R)


  • 2+ years’ experience with content-based events and program coordination
  • Experience with planning and execution of large-scale events
  • Experience working with different stakeholders including venues, non-profit partners, artists, speakers, vendors, etc.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in public speaking
  • 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
  • High School Diploma Required


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, send your resume and cover letter stating why you are uniquely qualified for this position to no later than August 16, 2019 indicating Public Programs Assistant in the subject title. We will review resumes as they arrive and schedule interviews when appropriate. The JCC East Bay thanks all applicants for their interest and please note that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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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