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25 Jan 2023

Operations / Administration Director of The Koopersmith Family Literacy + Math Program

Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
 New York, New York County, New York, United States

Job Description



Job Title: Director of The Koopersmith Family Literacy + Math Program

Department: Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility

Reports To: Director, Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility

Job Type: Full Time

Classification: Exempt

Date: November 29, 2022



At the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, mutual responsibility is one of our core values. Through our Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility, we work in partnership with local nonprofits, synagogues, schools, and government officials to build a more equitable and inclusive city – and to connect community members with high impact ways to make a difference. A significant portion of our work is focused on educational equity, specifically, ensuring that every New York City public school student has access to a high quality education.


Job Overview: The goal of the position is to create and oversee programming which leverages the JCC’s resources to address inequities in public education in New York City. The Director’s primary responsibility is directing the JCC’s long-standing Koopersmith Family Literacy + Math Program, which recruits and places highly trained volunteer tutors to provide free, one-on-one, academic support to students in public schools, public housing facilities, and transitional residences for families experiencing homelessness. In addition, the Director is responsible for building new partnerships and programs that engage and activate the JCC community to work toward educational equity for all.


Responsibilities and Duties:


Oversee The Koopersmith Family Literacy + Math Program:

  • Develop long and short term program strategy.
  • Oversee and manage day-to-day program operations.
    • Identify and manage relationships with schools and other community partners.
    • Hire and supervise staff.
    • Hire and supervise the academic team responsible for planning and delivering lessons, providing initial and ongoing academic assessments to determine specific weaknesses of participating students, and creating individualized instruction plans for each student.
    • Recruit, train and place more than 300 volunteer tutors each year at partnering public schools, shelters and community-based sites. Respond to tutor inquiries and concerns.
    • Engage in problem solving with tutors and families if/when behavioral and learning issues emerge.
  • Partner with the JCC development department to ensure sustainable funding for the program.
  • Oversee program finances.

Develop New Educational Equity Partnerships and Programs:

  • Identify, develop and manage relationships with local public schools, community organizations, and shelters.
  • In partnership with local public schools, community organizations and shelters, develop and implement strategies to increase educational equity locally through volunteering, advocacy, education, and/or other activities.


  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to think in a big picture way while also delivering on details.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including occasional evenings and weekends.

Education and Experience Required:

  • College degree required.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years program design and management experience within a school, nonprofit or corporate volunteer program.
  • Track record of managing successful volunteer programming.
  • Experience hiring and supervising staff.


Salary Range: $70,000 – $80,000


Benefits include medical, generous paid time off, paid parental leave, discounts on JCC programs and free membership to state of the art fitness and aquatics center.


To apply, please send a cover letter including salary requirements and resume to

Diversity is a core value of The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan. Building an inclusive, high-performing team that is diverse across lines of personal identity is integral to our success and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We actively strive and evolve to develop and maintain workspaces that are fully inclusive.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter including salary requirements and resume to

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.