Immediate Staff Openings

Major Gifts Officer

Days of Service Coordinator

Part-Time Audience Services Associate

Director of Inclusion and Disability Programming

Early Childhood Educators

Development and Marketing

Major Gifts Officer

The Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center (EDCJCC) seeks a senior development professional to join the Development team in the area of major gifts. You will be a key member of the EDCJCC development team, responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gift level donors in the five and six figure range for annual, capital, and endowment fund gifts.

As a key team member, you will collaborate with leadership to formulate and implement effective goals and to secure major gifts.  Generally, you will be responsible for securing increasing levels of financial support from a portfolio of existing donors and successful solicitation of new donors.

This position will report to the Director of Development and Marketing and will work collaboratively with the Director of Development and Marketing, Chief Executive Officer, director level staff throughout the institution, and the Institutional Advancement Committee of the Board.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate with colleagues and lay leaders in developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising program for major gifts from individual and corporate donors;
  • Conduct prospect identification research;
  • Qualify and rate prospects for major gift potential;
  • Develop and implement individual action plans to increase the giving of certain existing major donors and highly rated prospective major donors and provide appropriate levels of stewardship for each of these donor relationships;
  • Develop and implement strategies to move assigned donors and prospects through the gift cycle, with a particular emphasis on retention, renewal, and upgrades;
  • Plan and manage donor contact programs, including through individual meetings small groups and events;
  • Personally solicit annual, capital, and endowment gifts by working directly with donors and coordinating with department colleagues and volunteers;
  • Provide fundraising guidance and on web and printed donor materials and communications;
  • Participate in the execution of events and programs in support of development activities, assist with fundraising solicitations, and other duties as assigned.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

Full time preferred; open to part time. Full time days and hours of work are generally 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday – Thursday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Friday. Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required.


Commensurate with experience.

Qualifications, skills, and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least four years’ fundraising experience including proven success in developing major new donors.
  • Ability to track progress of each major account using database programs and Microsoft Excel.
  • Established track record of identifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing, and maintaining major gifts from individuals and corporations.
  • Self-Starter. High energy personality with ability to identify and develop new donors.
  • Team-player. Proven ability to work well and collaboratively with teams in complex situations and to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Able to participate in agency/community events, as necessary.

About the Edlavitch DCJCC

The goals of the Edlavitch DCJCC are to preserve and strengthen Jewish identity, heritage, tradition and values through a wide variety of social, cultural, recreational, and educational programs and services. The Center accomplishes these goals in ways that reflect the unique location and role of the Center in the nation's Capital and the many contributions of the American Jewish community in the United States. 

Morris Cafritz Center for Community Service

Days of Service Coordinator 

About the position:
The MCCCS is seeking an energetic and highly organized individual to join our team as a Days of Service Coordinator.  Working closely with department staff, the Coordinator will help us run our three largest annual Days of Service – a Thanksgiving program called Everything But The Turkey (EBTT), December 25Th Day of Service (D25), and Martin Luther King Day of Service. Together, these three programs provide hundreds of hours of service to the community and engage over 2,000 volunteers. The Coordinator will be a crucial support to both organizing as well as running these major events.
Your specific responsibilities will include:
· Assist with volunteer registration for EBTT, D25, and MLK Day, including responding to questions and inquiries
· Keep track of details for each D25 service site, with continuous follow-up for any missing information
· Help recruit, train, and communicate with Team Captains for both EBTT and D25
· Staff all three events (must be able to work all day on November 18 & 19, half day on December 24, all day on December 25, and half day on January 21)
· Assist with in-kind donation solicitation and organizing
· Assist with program set-up and clean-up for all three events
· Assist with advertising and outreach for all programs, including through social media
· Other duties as assigned
We want to hear from you if you have:
· Excellent problem-solving skills
· Solid writing and e-communication skills
· Superior attention to detail
· Flexibility, maturity, and a sense of humor
· Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
· A genuine interest in providing a meaningful experience for our volunteers
October 22, 2018 – January 22, 2019. Start and end dates are negotiable. Approximately 10-15 hours a week, with some evenings. Full days on November 18 and 19, half day on December 24, all day on December 25, and half day on January 21. Hours are otherwise flexible with the option to work from home available.
This is a contracted position for a total amount of $3,500. No benefits are included with this position.
To apply: Send resume, cover letter, and two references to Sonya Weisburd at No phone calls please.

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Part-Time Audience Services Associate 
The Audience Services Associate provides box office and front of house support to ensure the highest level of customer service for our patrons through every stage of their ticket purchase process and visit for performances. 
Responsibilities include daily box office duties such as assisting subscribers and single ticket buyers with questions, exchanges, directions, purchases, and donations. The Audience Services Associate also participates in the annual subscription campaign, assists with group reservations and other tasks assigned by the Director of Patron Services.

During performances, ticketing responsibilities include preparing will call tickets and completing sales reports for day-of-show purchases. House management responsibilities include welcoming and cultivating patrons, overseeing front of house operations, supervising volunteer ushers, managing concessions, and aiding audience members to make their visit rewarding.

Daytime box office shifts available Monday through Friday from 12:00 to 4:00 PM, and additional box office and house managing shifts available based on the performance schedule, which includes nights and weekends.

• Experience using a customer database, POS, or ticketing system.
• Strong customer service skills in person, in writing, and over the phone.
• Ability to maintain a professional demeanor under pressure.
• Direct house management and ticketing experience preferred but not required.

Please send letter of interest and resume to Brian Andrade, Director of Patron Services at No phone calls please.

The Edlavitch DCJCC is an inclusive equal opportunity employer.

Early Childhood, Youth & Family

Director of Inclusion and Disability Programming 

The Edlavitch DCJCC, located in the Dupont Circle area of Downtown D.C., is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week – Part-Time B) Director of Inclusion and Disability Programming.  This person works closely with the Chief Administrative Officer to oversee the Inclusion and Disability Program at the EDCJCC.  This newly developed program includes: Vocational Volunteering, Educational Workshops, Social, and Fitness components, and currently serves approximately one hundred young adults.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

Inclusion Programs: Vocational Volunteering, Educational Workshops

Oversee Vocational Volunteers, including scheduling their participation
Communicate weekly with school partners, vocational volunteers, etc.
Coordinate and Communicate with all departments at the EDCJCC for Vocational Training jobs, i.e.: Theater, Film, Membership, Community Service, etc.
Recruit, oversee, coordinate and communicate with all internship sites, including pre-site visits
Implement, modify, and develop the vocational volunteer curriculum and develop new curriculum
Staff ‘Your Path to Success’, Educational workshops, and all other vocational programming

Inclusion Programs: Social, Fitness, Buddy-Up Program

Support the Inclusion Programming Manager with all Social and Fitness Programs
Support the Inclusion Programming Manager with the Buddy Up Program
Work Collaboratively with the Inclusion Programming Manager to develop new programs
Maintain positive relationships with school partners, vendors, contractors, families, and young adults
Outreach to new families, vendors, and school partners

Administrative Duties

Set-up and monitor event pages for registration
Responsible for updating the Inclusion Website, and Bi-Weekly Newsletters
Prepare materials for marketing sets
Order supplies, create POs, and do staff timesheet approvals
Create and oversee the Inclusion Annual Budget,  in collaboration with the Chief Administrative Officer

Other Responsibilities

Support Inclusion Programming Manager with all job responsibilities related to Summer of Service Inclusion Camp
Oversee and manage Inclusion Staff and Interns
Oversee and Staff the Inclusion Committee
Develop, Modify, and implement trainings for staff
Attend staff inclusion programs as needed

Edlavitch DCJCC Inclusion Mission

The EDCJCC is committed to providing young adults of all abilities opportunities to create meaningful and well-rounded lives through social engagement, vocational opportunities, fitness, community service, and educational workshops. We empower young adults, develop leaders, and support independence. We strive for inclusivity in all our programs. In addition, the EDCJCC provides a more inclusive environment for our existing programs. 


Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, although a Master’s Degree is preferred, in a related field such as Special Education, Transition Services, and/or Secondary Education. At least 3 years’ experience working in an organization or company in some type of role working with people with disabilities/inclusion services. We are looking for a strong programmer who is detail oriented and is comfortable with scheduling, finances, and has excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  The ideal candidate will also be comfortable with technology and computers.

Preferred Start Date: Immediately

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: Health & Dental, Vacation/Sick Time, EDCJCC Membership, and Flex Spending Plan

Send Resume and Cover Letter to:

Early Childhood Part-Time Teachers:  

Part-time teachers must be over the age of 18 and have experience working with young children.  Teachers must be flexible, energetic, and warm.  Good communication skills with children and adults are necessary as well as a desire for continued learning and professional development.  Experience with a Reggio-inspired curriculum and Judaic knowledge a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience and education.  Part-time teachers receive a free Fitness Membership to the EDCJCC in Washington, D.C.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to detailing your experience with children and why you would like to work here.  We will contact you to schedule an interview.  Job placement is contingent upon a cleared Background Check.  Do not send a generic cover letter.  Please detail some of your reasons why we should hire you as an educator in our school.

Early Childhood Music Teacher

Accepting applications to teach a weekly 45-minute Jewish-themed Sunday morning music class, for children ages 6 months to 4 years (and their caregivers), with the potential for additional classes based on demand.  Candidates should be energetic and able to plan their own Jewish-themed curricula, and should have experience teaching toddler music classes.  The ability to play guitar or other instrument is preferred but not required.  Please contact Miriam Szubin, Director of the Parenting Center, at If you have an idea for a class that you would like to offer to children in the range of newborn through 4 year olds, or a workshop that you would like to offer on a topic of interest to parents, please email Miriam Szubin, Director of the Parenting Center.


There are no part-time vacancies for Fitness Floor Staff or Lifeguards at this time.

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The Edlavitch DCJCC is an inclusive and equal opportunity Employer.

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The Edlavitch DCJCC is a nonprofit organization and equal opportunity employer.