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Recreation Leader

The Heritage Center at The J (Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City) is a place for senior adults to participate in educational, cultural, spiritual, fitness, and social programs to increase health, well-being and connection to others and to the Jewish community. The Heritage Center is a nationally accredited program that operates five days per week and caters to all interests.

The Manager of Heritage Center Programs is responsible for the planning and administration of activities for adults 65 and older. Activities are designed provide connection to the Jewish community and to others through a variety of physical, artistic, educational, and recreational programs. The Manager also provides program support for general Heritage Center operations.

Essential Functions

  • Plan and implement a variety of high-quality programs for older adults
  • Provide direct assistance to Heritage Center participants
  • Recruit, hire and supervise instructors and teachers
  • Serve as a liaison to interdepartmental programs
  • Purchase/oversee storage and maintenance of program supplies


  • Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation, Social Work, Gerontology or related field preferred
  • 2-3 years of experience working with older adults
  • 2-3 years of experience planning events, programs and activities
  • Experience hiring, training and supervising employees
  • Able to communicate effectively in person, over the phone, via email and on virtual meeting platforms
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of computing devices; skills in using computer networks (i.e. shared files and applications); an ability to engage in online communication (i.e. e-mail, virtual meetings) and social networks while adhering to behavioral protocols; and the ability to find, capture and evaluate information (i.e. web searches).
  • Experience in layout and editing using Adobe Indesign is preferred
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture, holidays and traditions is preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds

About The Jewish Community Center ("The J")

The J is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. The J is Shabbat-Observant Friendly.

The mission of The J is to build a strong, vibrant and inclusive community that enhances wellness, meaning and joy based on Jewish values, heritage and culture. The J operates on these values:

  • Welcoming + Inclusive - We are welcoming, inclusive and nurturing. We invite all to join us in making connections and lifelong friendships.
  • Building Community - We believe in the strength of community and we seek to cultivate a sense of belonging in all we do.
  • Enriching Mind + Body + Soul - We help individuals live a physically, intellectually, and emotionally healthy lifestyle.
  • Passing on Jewish Culture + History - We celebrate and pass on the values, culture, history, and traditions of the Jewish people.
  • Treat Others As You Wish To Be Treated - We treat everyone with respect, dignity and loving kindness.




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Posted
07/20/2021
Location
Overland Park, KS 66211, US