Immediate Staff Openings

Major Gifts Officer

Theater J Development Coordinator

Theater J Production Coordinator / Board Operator

Part-Time Audience Services Associate

Director of Inclusion and Disability Programming

Summer of Service Day Camp Counselor

Early Childhood Educators

Development and Marketing

Major Gifts Officer

The Edlavitch DC Jewish Community (Edlavitch DCJCC) seeks a senior development professional to join the Development team in the area of major gifts. S/he will provide leadership in formulating and implementing effective goals, strategies, and activities to secure major and principal gifts in the five-six figure range. The Major Gifts Officer will provide collaborative leadership in strategizing and facilitating opportunities for major gift fundraising at the EDCJCC.
This position will report to the Director of Development and Marketing and will work collaboratively and strategically with the Director of Development and Marketing, Chief Executive Officer, and executive and director level staff throughout the institution.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising program for the EDCJCC, specifically in the area of major gifts from new, individual donors
  • Manage a portfolio of 100 – 150 prospective major donors with a focus on expanding major donor interest and giving and building donor relationships
  • Develop and implements individual action plans to increase the giving of existing major donors
  • Work with Director of Development and Marketing, Chief Executive Officer, and director level program staff to conduct prospect identification, research, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Provide fundraising guidance and oversight on web and printed donor materials and communications
  • Event support, 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.

Salary and Benefits
Commensurate with experience. The Edlavitch DCJCC offers a generous benefits/vacation package.

Qualifications, skills, and experience required:

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least four - six 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.
  • 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. The Edlavitch DCJCC is an inclusive equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to

Theater J

Theater J Development Coordinator 

Theater J, the nation’s largest and most prominent professional Jewish theater company, of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, seeks a Development Coordinator to be part of Theater J’s dynamic team to coordinate the fundraising efforts of the theater.

The Development Coordinator is responsible for supporting all fundraising efforts for individual donors, planning and executing events, and writing and managing grants. Specific tasks include fostering relationships with individual donors through managing donor benefits, informal acknowledgments, and donor outreach; coordinating special and cultivation events; tracking and reporting on Theater J’s fundraising numbers; planning and executing annual fundraising campaigns; and providing administrative support for the Theater J Council.

The Development Coordinator will report to Theater J’s Managing Director and will work closely with Theater J’s Artistic Director and the Development Office of the Edlavitch DCJCC.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should have at least one year of experience in development or fundraising, preferably in a cultural institution. Experience with writing and managing grants and events management preferred. Must have familiarity with word processing, spreadsheets, and database management software, and the ability to work some nights and weekends.
To Apply: Please send letter of interest and resume to Theater J's Managing Director, Rebecca Ende Lichtenberg at No phone calls.
Start Date: July 1, 2018
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Other Benefits: The Edlavitch DCJCC offers a generous benefits/vacation package.

The Edlavitch DCJCC is an inclusive equal opportunity employer.


Theater J, the nation’s largest and most prominent professional Jewish theater company, of the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center, seeks a Production Coordinator / Board Operator to be part of Theater J’s dynamic production team.

Responsibilities include running the light or sound board for all Theater J performances (approximately 26 weeks/year); managing and executing the technical and production needs of each show (including participating in production meetings, setting up technical rehearsals, and executing minor repairs to scenery, lighting, sound, and costumes); overseeing the maintenance and organization of the theater facility and its systems; managing schedules for rehearsals, technical rehearsals, work calls, and performances; assisting with strike and load-in of the theater; hiring and supervising outside technicians; and overseeing open captioning. If the Production Coordinator / Board Operator has a design background, there may be opportunities for show-specific design roles (in props, sound, lights, or costumes).

The Production Coordinator / Board Operator will report to Theater J’s Artistic Director and will work closely with Theater J’s Technical Director, Associate Producer, and freelance stage managers.

QUALIFICATIONS:  High school degree required, along with 1-2 years of professionial technical theater experience. Candidates with design experience preferred (props, sound, lighting, or costumes). The Production Coordinator / Board Operator should have excellent communication skills, basic technical familiarity with scenic construction, lighting, sound, and costumes (with specialty in at least one technical area), and the ability to keep maintain organized systems in a fast-paced theater environment. Ability to work nights and weekends is required.

Expected start date of August, 2018. 

To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Adam Immerwahr: Salary commensurate with experience, the Edlavitch DCJCC offers a generous benefits/vacation package. Theater J is an equal opportunity employer, and values staff with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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:

Edlavitch DCJCC Summer of Service Day Camp Counselor
June 18-22 and June 25-29, 2018

Staff Responsibilities:

  • The safety and welfare of the teen with disabilities is your priority while you will help to integrate them with the neuro-typical teens.  If you know of or suspect child abuse or if any child reports abuse, you must report it to the Camp Director, Justin Love.  As an individual working with children, you are a “Mandated Reporter,” and the report is required by law.
  • You should not talk about an incident with other staff, campers, or parents unless you are asked to by the Camp Director; protect the privacy of the children involved in an incident as well as the child or staff member who reports it to you.
  • Behave in a mature, appropriate manner.
  • Participate energetically in all camp activities.
  • Create age appropriate activities for your group(s). 
  • Oversee the health and safety of the children in your group(s) in particular, and of all campers and participants in general.
  • Ensure that the children in your group(s) are supervised at all times.
  • Enforce camp rules for the safety and welfare of campers and staff, or refer someone to the Director when needed.
  • Keep in touch on day-to-day actions with Cassidy Jones and with her decide when and if teen’s parents need to be notified.
  • Participate in pre-camp planning and training.
  • Supervise children during special events, programs, field trips and overnights as applicable.
  • Work from 8:00 am–4:00 pm or until all teens are picked up from the Tilden parking lot.
  • Supervise the correct use and return of all Edlavitch DCJCC property.
  • Assist the Camp Director and Neuro-Typical Community Service Camp staff as necessary.
  • Advise your supervisor of illness or necessary leave prior to 7:00 am on the day you must be absent.
  • Assist parents during the loading and unloading of campers.
  • Build appropriate relationships with campers, parents, and other staff, and co-and maintain a positive and professional attitude.
  • Fill out a timesheet each pay period for payroll purposes.
  • Fill out all necessary papers to ensure your compensation. Failure to fill out paperwork appropriately can result in delay of compensation.

Please Contact Cassidy Jones at if you are interested in the position.

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.


Private Swim Instructors: please send resume with relevant experience and cover letter to Jill Aaron, Associate Director of Aquatics at

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.