Employment at the J

The Stroum Jewish Community Center is a 501c3 non-profit agency dedicated to serving the Jewish and general community of Greater Seattle. The Stroum Jewish Community Center is an equal opportunity employer (ECE). The SJCC inspires connections that build community and foster Jewish continuity. Our staff consists of driven and team-oriented individuals. Our organization is membership-based; we continuously acquire new members and focus on retention of existing members by delivering outstanding service at every touch point.

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island WA 98040

Current Job Openings

Director of Development

Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Development will serve as a key member of the Executive Management team, playing a major role in determining strategic priorities. The Director of Development is responsible for crafting, implementing, and overseeing a strategic and comprehensive development plan for the agency that supports consistent achievement of the SJCC mission and vision, and attainment of its financial objectives.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of annual development goals and strategies.
  • Work closely with Board members, executive leadership, and outside consultants to devise a five-to-ten year development strategy; attend and participate in Board meetings and staff the Board of Directors’ Development Committee
  • Work with Controller to develop 10-year financial projections across various scenarios; partner with the Finance team to monitor and analyze the effectiveness of financial resource development efforts, providing key metrics and standardized reporting.
  • Create a culture of philanthropy and ambassadorship; work with the Board and CEO to cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts; participate in relevant community events to meet and engage prospective donors.
  • Partner with the Marketing team to develop strategic donor communications, including a comprehensive fundraising brand position, various campaign communications, fundraising collateral, and annual case for support.


Fundraising Experience

  • Proven success creating prospect identification plans, crafting proposals, cultivating donors and securing gifts over $2 million.
  • Past participation in building and activating a capital or comprehensive campaign.
  • Experience crafting, presenting, securing, documenting and coordinating planned gifts.



  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and at least eight years of related development experience, and two years of related supervisory experience required.
  • Previous experience and/or current skills must include: familiarity with the Jewish community and the ability to share the value proposition of the SJCC effectively with donors; ability to instill trust and confidence in others;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks while thinking and performing strategically; ability to soundly manage finances and budget.


To apply, please send your resume and brief cover letter to SJCC Chief Executive Officer Amy Lavin.

Early Childhood School Teachers

The Early Childhood School at the SJCC on Mercer Island seeks passionate, reflective, collaborative, and inquisitive individuals dedicated to the field of Early Childhood Education. We are currently hiring both full and part-time teachers.

We offer a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision benefits, paid time off, on-site fitness facility, substantial paid planning time each week, weekly team meeting time, and excellent internal and external professional development opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications: degree in early childhood education, elementary education, child development, child psychology, or general psychology as well as experience in the field.

Interested teachers should direct their resume and cover letter to Shayna Medved, ECS Education Coordinator, for our Mercer Island campus; or to Early Childhood School Director-Seattle Jenn Magalnick for the Seattle campus. An additional sample of documentation that you have created on the work of young children is highly encouraged.

Security Officer

The Security Officer is responsible for providing security at the Mercer Island SJCC property.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor the SJCC property, including inside SJCC buildings throughout the day, ensuring visibility by members/guests.
  • Patrol building and grounds routinely.
  • Wear (and maintain) security uniform (provided by the SJCC).
  • Assist Welcome Desk, when requested, with controlling access to/from the building and verifying member status.
  • Responsible for making sure first aid kits, evacuation bags and emergency stations supplies are current and replenished.
  • Responsible for reviewing and updating Standard Operating Procedures and suspicious behavior log on a regular basis.
  • Communicate security needs with Executive staff and coordinate additional security for events.
  • Ensure adequate security coverage when absent.
  • Assist with emergency response plan and related activities.
  • Perform work on nights and weekends.
  • Other duties as assigned.


To apply, please send your resume and brief cover letter to Zach Duitch, Director of Programs and Services.

Seattle Jewish Film Festival Intern

Seattle Jewish Film Festival – the largest Jewish event in the Pacific Northwest, one of the largest of its kind in the country and in our region – is looking for a motivated, dynamic intern to support this highly anticipated annual community and cultural arts event. SJFF is a cornerstone of Stroum Jewish Community Center’s community building mission and a cinematic celebration of global Jewish and Israeli life, history, complexity and culture for everyone in the region. You will play a supportive role on SJCC’s Cultural Arts team preparing for the 23nd annual festival, running March 10 – March 18, 2018, and will gain experience planning the event and working in a large non-profit and arts organization.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to SJCC Cultural Arts Program Coordinator Lori Ceyhun.

Youth Counselor

An SJCC Kidstown Counselor facilitates and implements educational and recreational programming for children.  The focus of this position is to ensure that children have a safe, fun and nurturing environment while under care.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to SJCC Youth and Family Program Coordinator Karli Schiller.

On-Call Sound Technician

The SJCC needs a sound technician to be on call for presentations and events in our auditorium. For more information, please contact SJCC Cultural Arts Director Pamela Lavitt or call 206-388-0832.


Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

The SJCC accepts lifeguard/swim instructor applications on an ongoing basis. Applicants must have Red Cross certification in lifeguard training, first aid, CPR, AED, and bloodborne pathogens.

Contact Dominick Szabo or call 206-388-0821

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