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Inclusion and Accessibility Coordinator

 

Position Summary

The Inclusion and Accessibility Coordinator is responsible for managing all aspects of the St. Paul JCC’s Inclusion program. This program ensures that all JCC programming is accessible to everyone, with a particular focus on individuals with disabilities. This is a full-time, exempt position that reports to the Adult Services Director. Typical work days and times for this position are Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. During the camp season (May through August), the typical schedule for this position will include additional hours. Throughout the year, occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Essential Functions

Programming Year:

  • Plan and implement social programming for teens and young adults with disabilities
  • Administer intake and assess the needs of Inclusion participants in all JCC programs and develop individualized action plans designed to best meet those needs
  • Recruit, train and supervise a part-time staff of 5-7 Inclusion Facilitators
  • Provide 10 hours per week of support to the Early Childhood Center by working directly with children with behavioral and special needs and acting as a resource for Center staff
  • Substitute as an Inclusion Facilitator when necessary
  • Serve as a resource for program staff and implement training as needed
  • Manage department budget
  • Actively participate as a member of the JCC staff team: attend staff meetings; work collaboratively on agency projects and events; act as the evening on-duty building supervisor

Summer:

  • Work on-site at Camp Butwin, the JCC’s summer day camp in Eagan, MN
  • Serve as a resource for the Camp management team
  • Administer intake and create individual camper action plans to be implemented by Inclusion Facilitators
  • Recruit, train and supervise a staff of approximately 20 Inclusion Facilitators to work with Butwin campers with disabilities and special needs
  • Coordinate programming and staffing for Camp Kulanu, a summer camp program for young adults with disabilities and special needs
  • Build and maintain relationships with visiting groups
  • Develop contracts, manage communications, act as liaison to camp staff and implement agreed upon programming
  • Advocate for best practices in the broader realm of inclusion

Competencies and Physical Demands

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven attention to detail, time management and problem solving skills
  • Commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards
  • Ability to work in high stress situations
  • While performing the duties of this position in the camp setting, the employee will also be required to work outdoors in summer temperatures for prolonged periods of time and regularly walk on uneven terrain. When necessary, the employee will also be required to physically assist campers by lifting, transferring and restraining.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Education with a focus on inclusion and disabilities , Youth Studies, Therapeutic Studies or related field
  • 2 years of demonstrated professional experience in programming and working with adults and youth with disabilities and special needs
  • Experience hiring, training and supervising program staff of various ages and experience levels

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in related field
  • 3-4 years of demonstrated professional experience in programming and working with adults and youth with disabilities and special needs
  • Familiarity with non-profit budget process

Please send resume and cover letter to Regan McCormack, Human Resources Coordinator, at reganm@stpauljcc.org.

 

 

JEWISH ARTS & CULTURE PART-TIME INTERN

The Jewish Arts & Culture Intern is responsible for assisting the JCC Program Director in creating and implementing programs for the Marvin J. Pertzik Arts and Culture department for the 2017-2018 year. This is a paid internship position, working approximately 10-15 hours per week for one year. Following the successful completion of the internship, qualified candidates may apply for any open positions at the JCC.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist in planning JCC programs in music, dance, film, adult & children’s theater, visual arts and literature including:
  • JCC Symphony Orchestra
  • Twin Cities Jewish Book Series
  • All Children’s Theater
  • Assist Program Director in acquiring all necessary supplies for each event
  • Attend all events, create a welcoming environment for guests and assist with all aspects of program management
  • Participate in marketing and audience development efforts through calls, social media and flyer distribution

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • College courses or work experience in the arts, programming and/or event planning
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations with tact, diplomacy and discretion
  • Strong organizational, planning, project management skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and ability and willingness to learn new technology
  • Positive attitude and commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture, holidays and traditions – experience working in the Jewish community is preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to Regan McCormack, Human Resources Coordinator, at reganm@stpauljcc.org.

 

Early Childhood Center Staff

The St. Paul JCC Early Childhood Center is currently seeking candidates for the following full- and part-time positions: lead teachers, assistant teachers and aides.

We are seeking qualified professionals committed to encouraging the social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth of our young children. Our center is NAEYC accredited and serves families with young children ages 6 weeks to pre-k.

We are seeking inspired and creative lead and assistant teachers who have experience planning and implementing age-appropriate classroom activities, who possess excellent communication skills and who meet the MN DHS Rule 3 teacher requirements.

We are also seeking aides to work under the direction of our teachers to provide excellent care to our children. Aides must be 16 years of age or older.

Candidates for these positions do not need to be Jewish, but they must be comfortable learning and teaching about Judaism in an age-appropriate way.

Compensation package includes health club membership, benefits package and ongoing professional development opportunities in Early Childhood Education. Salary is dependent on qualifications.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Regan McCormack, Human Resources Coordinator, at reganm@stpauljcc.org.

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PART-TIME DRIVER

The St. Paul JCC provides transportation services to older adults. Our drivers are entrusted with safely transporting older adults to and from medical appointments, grocery stores, social events and more. We are currently seeking a driver to join our team on a part-time basis, working 8-12 hours per week. Applicants MUST be able to work a full day (8 hours) on Tuesdays – additional hours are possible as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent driving record
  • Current Class B license with passenger endorsement
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Experience working with older adults
  • Desire to work as part of a team

To apply, please call Barbie Levine, Director of Adult Services, at 651-255-4734 or email your resume to blevine@stpauljcc.org.

 

Part-time Russian Medical Interpreter and Driver (20-25 hours a week)

The St. Paul Jewish Community Center provides Russian speaking older adults with transportation and interpreting services for their medical needs. We are currently seeking a part-time Russian Medical Interpreter/Driver to join our team.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4 year college or university
  • 2 years of interpreting experience
  • Fluency in both English and Russian
  • Advanced knowledge of medical terminology
  • Excellent driving record and a vehicle in good condition for transporting clients
  • Experience working with older adults
  • Desire to work as part of a team

If interested in this position, please email your resume to Barbie Levine, Director of Adult Services, at blevine@stpauljcc.org

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