November 29, 2022

PJ Library® Program Associate

Full Time
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ
901 Route 10, Whippany NJ

Job Title:                        PJ Library® Program Associate
Department:                 Community Engagement
Reports to:                    PJ Library® Director/Community Concierge
Salary Range:                $58K – $62K

Job Summary:

The PJ Library® Program Associate will be a part of the Community Engagement Team working directly with and reporting to the PJ Library® Director/Community Concierge. The ideal candidate will be an outgoing, creative professional with excellent interpersonal and communication skills encompassing the ability and drive to create a cadre of family engagement opportunities for parents of children ages 0 – 8 via multiple platforms throughout Greater MetroWest NJ.

PJ Library® Program Associate  

  • In partnership with the committee chairs, lead the Young Family Committee to create a cohesive group of educated and involved Federation lay leaders.
  • Using feedback from the Young Family committee, create opportunities for in-person and virtual young family programming for parents meeting the needs of different constituencies (working parents, new and new-ish, and other unique populations).
  • Work with the appropriate Federation professionals to collaborate on collaborative opportunities programming for this constituency, especially with the NextGen & Center for Volunteerism teams to ensure continuity between groups and programming opportunities for all.
  • Serve as lead staff on all planned events (which may take place in the evening and on Sundays) including management of marketing processes within Basecamp, on-site during event, and development of follow-up strategies.
  • Create monthly content for the Young Family newsletter.
  • Promote PJ Library® enrollment through GMW institutions and create marketing strategies to increase PJ Library® enrollment throughout Greater MetroWest.
  • Have a working knowledge of the PJ Library® database and monthly processes to assist PJ Library® administrative assistant in troubleshooting issues.
  • Communicate with PJ Library® subscribers when necessary.
  • Together with Community Concierge (PJ Library® director) and PJ Library® administrator, be responsible for completing PJ Library® national bi-yearly reports and work with CE’s PJ Library® administrator.
  • Serve as a member of the Welcoming and Inclusion team, potentially taking on additional assignments for key constituencies that overlap with young families (interfaith, LGBTQ, Honeymoon Israel, etc.).

Education, Skill, and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and access to a car required.
  • Experience facilitating all aspects of large and small programs including planning, logistics, leadership, marketing, follow-up communication and evaluation. Possess excellent interpersonal and both written and oral communication skills.
  • Familiarity with PJ Library® books and program preferred.
  • An organic knowledge and comfort with Jewish lifecycle, family, holiday and communal practices and traditions and ability to weave them into creative family programming opportunities.
  • Openness and warmth when interacting with parents and young children in any environment and ability and desire to help parents create community and connect to each other.
  • A wide degree of creativity, organization and independent judgment is expected.
  • Knowledge of Greater MetroWest preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, data bases and social media.
  • Work some evenings and weekends.

Please send resume and cover to:  hr@jfedgmw.org,   Reference PJ Library®

Please send resume and cover to:  hr@jfedgmw.org, Reference PJ Library®