Immediate Staff Openings


Preschool Director - Edlavitch DCJCC

The Edlavitch DCJCC of Washington (EDCJCC), located in the Dupont Circle area of Downtown D.C., is seeking a warm, nurturing, organized, creative full-time Preschool Director for its Reggio-inspired program.  The EDCJCC is a quickly growing, dynamic institution which is at the forefront of community engagement and Jewish programming in the Nation’s Capital.    The Preschool currently has 120 children in its nine classrooms, ages 2-5, and operates a full-day program throughout the calendar year. The position reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer, and works collaboratively with the Preschool Assistant Director and other administrators on the Early Childhood, Youth, and Family Division (ECYF) team at the EDCJCC.   The Preschool has continued to grow tremendously in the last few years, and is looking to continue this in the coming years in its soon-to-be newly renovated JCC facility.  The Preschool, and the entire ECYF division, is at the core of the mission of the EDCJCC.
Specific responsibilities include the following:

• Oversee all aspects of the EDCJCC Preschool, including daily operations & administration, teacher hiring, and parent relations
• Oversee the implementation of a Reggio-inspired educational philosophy for the preschool
• Oversee the preschool personnel files, including all items needed for licensing and accreditation
• Coordinate all aspects of OSSE licensing and annual accreditation renewals
• Supervise the Preschool Assistant Director, Curriculum Specialist, and all full-time preschool teachers and staff
• Oversee all professional development for the preschool staff and coordinate with outside consultants on educational matters
• Develop and coordinate teacher orientation, training, and annual evaluations
• Coordinate preschool parent involvement through the Parent Committee
• Oversee family engagement programs and experiences
• Facilitate parent communication and the daily distribution of the “Today We” email
• Assist teachers with tasks as needed (e.g. guidance on setting up field trips, portfolios, administrative tasks, parent meetings, etc.)
• Set student and teacher class assignments annually
• Represent the EDCJCC at the monthly Jewish Federation’s Directors Council meetings
• Coordinate the writing and distribution of all ongoing e-mail communication with families
• Complete school recommendations for children seeking admission in private, public and charter schools; maintain relationships with admission directors for local schools
• Oversee payroll information and bi-monthly submissions to accounting for full-time preschool staff
• Responsible for working with the Chief Operating Officer on all budget items for the Preschool, including annual budget submission, monthly budget updates, and ongoing oversite of the preschool budget

Requirements: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Education, or a closely related field with a Master’s Degree preferred - prior experience in an administrative position working with children required, with at least 5-7 years’ experience working in a preschool setting.  A familiarity with Reggio educational approach is essential.   A good understanding of Jewish holidays, values, and programming is required.  Strong administrative, management, and supervisory skills are necessary, along with excellent interpersonal and communication skills with teachers, parents, and children.

Start date: June 1, 2018

Benefits include: Full health and dental insurance, 401K retirement plan, flex spending plan, sick and vacation days, an EDCJCC Fitness Center Membership, and tuition discounts towards all programs.  We do not provide relocation expenses.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Send:  Resume, Cover letter and a complete Statement of Educational Philosophy to:
Mr. Bini W. Silver, Chief Operating Officer, No phone calls please.

Executive Assistant, Edlavitch DCJCC

The Executive Assistant provides administrative support for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), of the Edlavitch DCJCC.  In addition, this position assists the development department, Chief Operating Officer, Deputy Executive Director and the Chief Finance Officer with administrative tasks, as needed. 

In particular, the Executive Assistant is responsible for the following:

• Answering phones, coordinating meeting requests, maintaining Outlook Calendar and making travel arrangements for CEO Carole Zawatsky.

• Serving as lead administrative contact for the agency’s Board of Directors and its Committees and Task Forces, including preparation and distribution of materials and coordination of food/beverages for meetings, RSVP tracking, and maintenance of the Board Portal and Board Calendar.
• Maintain agency-wide DCALL Outlook Calendar and EPWeb software with room scheduling for programs, Office Closings, adjusted hours, staff holidays, Board meetings and other important events. 

• Assist development and program departments with mailings and administrative aspects of special events programs and projects such as annual fund donations and gala event invitations.
• Other administrative assignments when required.

Work in Outlook, Microsoft Office, (Excel, Word, Publisher), eFinesstri and CONVIO constituent data systems (training provided).

 This is a full-time exempt staff position with full medical benefits, Life Insurance, and 401K option as well as EDCJCC Membership for staff member and immediate family.  Staff members receive special discounts on classes and tickets for performances, some of which are free.

BA or equivalent education required.  Experience working in Microsoft Office Suite and database systems.  Good phone and people skills required.  Starting salary commensurate with experience.

Send cover letter and resume to Craig Mintz at 


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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.


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.