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JCP Downtown is looking for committed and passionate educators and staff members who are excited to work in a diverse, inclusive Jewish community in New York City.


Development and Events Coordinator

JCP is seeking an organized and detail-oriented Development and Events Coordinator that reports to the Executive Director (Development Director).

Job Description

Job Responsibilities:

Strategic Development Planning

  • Conduct research on donors and prospects using wealth screen tools and online
    research platforms and resources.
  • Manage a detailed timeline and strategic Moves Management plan to be created
    by, and in partnership with, JCP professional and lay leadership.
  • Provide support for implementation of a strategic plan for overall fundraising
    efforts.
  • Create and manage a master calendar on JCP underwriting/sponsorship
    opportunities, working closely with JCP staff on needs for the school year/Jewish
    Life calendar.
  • Assist professional and lay leadership (Development Committee and Board of
    Directors) in the management of the donor cultivation and stewardship process.
  • Share staffing responsibility of the Development Committee with the
    Development Director.

Donor Event/Program Management

  • Helping to coordinate multiple fundraising events throughout the year including, but not limited to, the Annual Benefit, Major Gifts event, and all donor cultivation and stewardship events, etc.
  • Input items for the Silent Auction

Grant Development

  • Serve as the point person for donor/prospect communications including, but not limited to: impact stories, annual report, major donor reports, etc.
  • Handle donor acknowledgement letters on an ongoing basis.

Donor/Prospect Communications

  • Work with the database manager to ensure accuracy of donor information.
  • Ensure timely and accurate processing of various gift types and donor acquisition
    and retention activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4-5+ years of relevant experience in a fundraising and/or development role.
  • Strong writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Occasional evening and weekend work will be required.
  • Knowledge of the internet and software applications, including MS Word, Power Point,
    and Excel.
  • Development database experience preferred—particularly Blackbaud and/or Raiser’s
    Edge.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Has tact, sensitivity, and mature judgement. Can maintain privacy, confidentiality, and discretion.
  • Committed to and demonstrates a growth mindset.
  • Team-oriented and collaborative.
  • A strong work ethic, including the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines,
    demonstrate strategic thinking and good decision making; and maintain and model high
    personal, ethical, and professional standards.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to change priorities in a high volume and fast-paced environment.
  • High level of energy, initiative, and creativity.
  • Has excellent listening skills and the ability to work with constituents possessing diverse
    opinions.
  • Is even-keeled and has high emotional intelligence with a joyful spirit.
  • Instills trust through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

This is a full-time position based in New York. Jewish Community Project Downtown offers
competitive compensation based on experience and qualifications. The salary range for this
position is $60,000-$65,000. The company is an equal opportunity employer.

Submit your application here.

Head Teacher

Our Early Childhood Center has an opening for an early childhood Head Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year.

Job Description

Discovering and respecting children’s natural ways of understanding the world and
scaffolding them as they grow, the JCP ECC offers a nurturing environment that values
the uniqueness of each child and the importance of community. Children benefit from an
integrated curriculum that supports their interests and natural curiosity in a process
oriented framework, with an eye to skill development. The JCP ECC provides children
and their families the opportunity to explore their Jewish culture and identity within a
diverse and inclusive community.

Day-to-day/weekly responsibilities include:

  • Plan, execute, and assess developmentally appropriate curriculum and experiences in harmony with the school’s philosophy and mission.
  • Differentiate instruction to assess and support the progress of individual children.
  • Ensure positive guidance of children’s behavior and group management.
  • Ensure that the children’s environment is healthy and safe, in compliance with the DOH guidelines
  • Ensure positive communication with parents and outside professionals of related services.
  • Contribute to the ongoing operations of the school by helping to create a harmonious atmosphere, working collaboratively within a teaching team, and carrying out additional responsibilities to the school community in a positive, collegial manner.

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • An excellent understanding of developmentally appropriate early childhood
  • curriculum and pedagogy.
  • An understanding of the developmental issues that affect children and their
  • families and an appreciation for the diversity of families.
  • Experience implementing positive discipline strategies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Mature and responsible attitude towards work.
  • A Masters degree and NY State Certification in Early Childhood Education either completed or in progress.

Email a résumé and cover letter to denise@jcpdowntown.org 

Associate Teacher

Our Early Childhood Center is seeking an Associate Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year!

Job Description

Day-to-day/weekly responsibilities include:

  • To assist in developing long and short range goals and assist the team in planning
    weekly and monthly activities for children in all curriculum areas.
  • To observe and assist in evaluating the progress of each child and help develop
    strategies for helping children build on their strengths, develop independence and
    enhance new areas of development.
  • To use appropriate, positive discipline techniques for guidance and group
    management. To implement and reinforce behavior management strategies consistent
    with our school philosophy and guidelines.
  • To develop, over time, skills in working with individual children, small groups and
    whole groups.
  • To assist with and contribute to written reports, newsletters, notes home, in school
    documents, etc., when appropriate, as requested.
  • To assist, as needed, in maintaining good professional and productive
    communication with parents. To assist the team in developing a partnership with
    parents on behalf of the child.
  • To begin to develop skills in written and phone communication with parents under
    the guidance of the head and/or co head teacher.
  • To plan thoroughly with teaching team to address all areas of student development
    for conferences.
  • To help create a harmonious atmosphere in the entire school and organization. To be
    flexible and work cooperatively with all staff and to share materials and expertise.
  • To meet with teaching team on a regular basis to discuss curriculum, individual
    children, group dynamics and guidance techniques (at least once a week for an hour
    and daily beyond class time).
  • To assist in being responsible for the classroom environment, preparation of
    materials, clean up, organization of snack and mealtimes.
  • To assist in ordering supplies in accordance with established procedures.
  • To attend staff meetings and keep administration informed of pertinent issues
    regarding children, parents and program.
  • To bring to the classroom particular interests and abilities which contribute to the
    ongoing curriculum.

Email a résumé and cover letter to denise@jcpdowntown.org 

Hebrew School Project Teachers

JCP is looking to hire talented and engaging teachers for the Hebrew School Project (HSP) for
the 2023-2024 school year.

This is a part-time position for Mondays (Grades 3-7), Tuesdays (Grades K-3), Wednesdays (Grades PreK & 4-7), and Thursdays (Grades PreK-2) in the afternoon/evening, 3:00-6:30 PM (hours vary slightly by grade).

Job Description

The Hebrew School Project (HSP) is an independent, experiential Jewish weekly after-school program that serves children in Pre-K through 7th grade in Tribeca.

The Hebrew School Project is a program of the Jewish Community Project (JCP), a diverse, creative, inclusive, and open Jewish community and communal space in Lower Manhattan.

JCP is looking to hire talented and engaging teachers for the Hebrew School Project for the 2023-2024 school year. Prior experience as a classroom teacher is not required. Experience working in informal educational settings (e.g. summer camps, after-school programs) is a plus.

Applicants must:

  • Be engaging, enthusiastic, and passionate about Jewish education
  • Have experience working in diverse educational settings
  • Have an understanding of Jewish history, holidays, and ritual, and a basic Hebrew
    education
  • Be interested in learning and growing as a teacher and as a Jewish professional
  • Be a team player, open to creative and collaborative work
  • Feel comfortable in a flexible professional environment
  • Be committed to sharing ideas
  • Have a progressive approach to Judaism and denominationalism
  • Be available Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays from 3:00-6:30 PM
  • Be available to work without visa support

Classroom teaching experience is not required, but is a plus. Experience working in informal educational settings (e.g. summer camp, afterschool programs, etc.) is a plus.

Compensation for grades Pre-K – 5 is commensurate with experience and ranges from $30-$50 per hour.

Teaching grades 6-7 requires a greater degree of independent curriculum development, and compensation for lead teachers of these grades is $80 per hour.


Application Instructions: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Daphne Logan,
Director of the Hebrew School Project, at dlogan@jcpdowntown.org.

B’nai Mitzvah Educators

JCP is looking to hire talented and engaging B’nai Mitzvah Educators for the Hebrew School Project (HSP) for the 2023-2024 school year. This is a part-time position for Monday or Wednesday afternoons/evenings.

Job Description

The b’nai mitzvah program at JCP is an independent, experiential, Jewish after-school program that prepares children in 6th-7th grade to have b’nai mitzvah ceremonies.

The program is part of the Hebrew School Project (HSP) at the Jewish Community Project (JCP), a diverse, creative, inclusive, and open Jewish community and communal space in Lower Manhattan.

JCP is looking to hire talented and engaging b’nai mitzvah educators for the 2023-2024 school year to work one-on-one with b’nai mitzvah learners in a unique preparatory environment on Monday or Wednesday afternoons/evenings in-person. Educators will work individually with learners in a Hebrew/Torah skill-based curriculum, while boosting learners’ self-confidence and positive associations with Jewish tradition and Jewish adult role models.

Applicants must:

  • Be able to teach Hebrew, Torah trope, and prayer skills
  • Be engaging, enthusiastic, and passionate about Jewish education
  • Have experience working in diverse educational settings
  • Be interested in learning and growing as a teacher and as a Jewish professional
  • Be a team player, open to creative and collaborative work
  • Feel comfortable in a flexible professional environment
  • Have a progressive approach to Judaism and denominationalism
  • Be available to work without visa support

Application Instructions: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Daphne Logan,
Director of the Hebrew School Project, at dlogan@jcpdowntown.org.


Compensation is $50 per 45-minute tutoring session.