Children and Families Program Coordinator

Prosserman JCC and Schwartz/Reisman Centre



Under the direction of the Program Director, the  Children and Families Program Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of high quality and engaging programs that engage children and families with the Prosserman JCC and the Schwartz/Reisman Centre.  These programs include art, music, dance, sports, cooking, educational programs, drop-in programs, workshops, special events and so much more. The  Children and Families Program Coordinator  works full time hours with responsibilities at both the Prosserman JCC and the Schwartz/ Reisman Centre.  Evening and weekend work is required at both locations.


As the  Children and Families Program Coordinator, the Employee is required to perform the following duties and undertake the following responsibilities in a professional manner:

(a)  Create and actively promote a comfortable and welcoming environment;

(b)  Develop, create and administer innovative programs to sustain and support the  Program Department;

(c)  Recruit quality program instructors; orient, mentor, coach and evaluate their performance;

(d)  Ensure the delivery of quality programs and events to ensure a positive experience for children and families;

(e)  Build and leverage partnerships within community agencies, schools and organizations to drive recruitment;

(f)  Work collaboratively with other coordinators in the Program Department;

(g)  Strengthen alignment with other departments on marketing materials and messaging;

(h)  Develop relationships with participants to increase recruitment and retention for Program Department and the J as a whole;

(i)   Deliver excellent customer service at all times;

(j)   Coordinate and implement market research for the  Program Department;

(k)  Assist with grant writing for the Program Department;

(l)   Assist with building a Jewish community by engaging people in the J experience.




  • Model and inspire the Prosserman JCC and Schwartz/Reisman Centre Vision, Mission and Goals and J Branding and J Pillars and related required behaviors;
  • Model and implement the Prosserman JCC and Schwartz/Reisman Centre Customer Service standards of excellence;
  • Superior English language skills a necessity; including oral and written presentations;
    • Hebrew/Russian an asset;
    • A self-starter who multi-tasks effectively and has superior organization, planning and prioritization skills;
    • Attention to detail and accuracy;
    • Effective listening skills and ability to give and receive constructive feedback;
    • Ability to evaluate staff and programs and motivate and equip staff to continuously improve and meet/exceed goals and objectives;
    • Positive attitude, enthusiasm and passion;
    • Problem solving – resolution focused, executes sound judgment and decision making;
    • Punctuality and dependability;
    • Team work- works well with colleagues and staff, fosters partnerships between different departments and programs;
    • Takes initiative, thinks strategically and handles high work load, often deadline driven;
  • Model and implement the Prosserman JCC and Schwartz/Reisman Centre code of conduct, health and safety protocols and general policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of Jewish life, traditions, culture and Israel is a must; as well as an ability to integrate these concepts appropriately in the  Program content;
  • Experience in the non-profit sector/ JCC environment an asset;
  • Experience in the non-profit sector/ JCC environment an asset.




  • University or College Diploma in related field.
  • Experience with researching, developing and implementing programs.
  • Proficient with Microsoft office and databases.
  • Experience and success with program development.
  • Experience with grant writing.
  • Strong sales and interpersonal skills.
  • Vulnerable Sector clearance.



Please submit your resume by e-mail no later than October 31, 2015 to Jennifer Appleby-Goosen, Programs Director. Please clearly state the position title in your email: