About

Our Mission

The mission of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles is to assist youth in achieving their full potential through innovative, impactful programs.

Like most non-profit organizations, our Board of Directors plays a critical role in defining vision and acting as the governing body for policy. Additionally, and most importantly, our Board is the pivotal driver behind our fundraising efforts. We are always seeking strategic thinkers to join our Board and continue expanding the impact we have on the Jewish and LA communities. The sense of fulfillment and accomplishment that comes from being a Board member can be seen on the faces of Board members as they beam with pride at our Scholarship event, knowing their individual efforts are paying off in helping serve 1500 children each year.

Our Current Board of Directors as of January 4, 2021. The Board President, Officers, and Board of Directors listed are voting members.

BOARD PRESIDENT

Matthew Nelson

OFFICERS

Shoshana Himmel, VP
Jonathan C. Lurie, VP¹
Sandy Sigal, VP¹
Aaron Cohen, Treasurer
Lauren Kurzweil, Secretary

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Robert C. Aronoff
Joey Behrstock
Lloyd “Eric” Cotsen
Jonathan David
Alyson Mischel Ein
Richard Feldstein
David A. Fenton
Eric Fingleson
Manny Flekman
Glenn S. Goodstein
Scott R. Isdaner *¹

Leslie Kavanaugh
Alex Kozakov
Mark Kuperstock *
Randy Levine
Aaron Levy
Steve Miller
Marc Mostman
Arnold S. Nelson¹
Brad Rosenberg *¹

Dan Rosenson *¹
Stephen M. Saltzman *¹
Thomas R. Schiff
Michael H. Sendowski¹
John Shane ¹
Lee I. Silver *¹
David Smith
Aron Solomon

Gary N. Stern
Karl M. Sussman *¹
David L. Swartz *¹
Scott Tiano
Robert A. Waldorf *¹
Lewis M. Wallensky
Marshall J. Wax ¹
Brian Weiner
Gary Weinhouse

* Past Board President
¹JBBBSLA & FCBW Board Member

EXECUTIVE

Cari B. Uslan, CFRE

Cari B. Uslan, CFRE

Chief Executive Officer
Tina Scozzaro

Tina Scozzaro

Office Manager

FINANCE

Anthony Binley

Anthony Binley

Controller
Keyla Wilson

Keyla Wilson

Accounting Clerk

DEVELOPMENT

Janet Gilmore

Janet Gilmore

Director of Development
Doris Horning

Doris Horning

Director of Grants Management
Courtney Tambornino

Courtney Tambornino

Associate Director of Development
Tricia Harris

Tricia Harris

Development Officer
Aly Graiwer

Aly Graiwer

Development Assistant

PROGRAMS

Megan Koehler, LCSW

Megan Koehler, LCSW

Vice President of Mentoring Services
Lynn M. Greenwald, MA, MFT

Lynn M. Greenwald, MA, MFT

Match Support Specialist
Sarah Gronlund-Jacob

Sarah Gronlund-Jacob

Mentoring Specialist
Shelby Ilan

Shelby Ilan

Enrollment and Matching Specialist/Data Coordinator
Yesenia Ontiveros

Yesenia Ontiveros

Mentoring Specialist

OUTREACH

Kendra Singer

Kendra Singer

Teen Talk Program Director
Leeron Tzalka

Leeron Tzalka

Teen Talk Community Relations Manager
Amanda Rykoff

Amanda Rykoff

Communications and Outreach Manager

COLLEGE SUPPORT AND ALUMNI

Carina Garcia

Carina Garcia

Director of Scholarship and Alumni Programs
Niña Abonal, MA

Niña Abonal, MA

College Support Program Manager

CAMP BOB WALDORF

Rose Levenson

Rose Levenson

Interim Camp Director
Javier Cervantes

Javier Cervantes

Camp Program Director
Christopher Bennett

Christopher Bennett

Hospitality Manager
Alba Arzu

Alba Arzu

Community Engagement Manager
Lynn Duston

Lynn Duston

Facilities Manager
Brian Sapp

Brian Sapp

Facilities Assistant

JBBBSLA Inclusion Statement
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles embraces the richness and diversity of the Jewish and secular communities. Our leadership, staff and volunteers are committed to creating an environment where all voices are heard and respected, irrespective of gender, socio-economic status, level of Jewish observance, race, religion, ethnicity, gender identification and/or sexual orientation.

Position Title: Director of Communications and Outreach

POSITION SUMMARY:

JBBBSLA is currently seeking a talented individual for the position of Director of Communications and Outreach, who will play a key role in helping the agency increase its visibility, streamline its message, and reach additional program participants and donors. The Director of Communications and Outreach will develop a strategic communications plan for the agency, oversee the development of content and materials to support the plan, and actively participate in the execution of the plan. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, dynamic professional with proven success in communications and outreach. This position reports to the Chief Executive Officer.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Develop and implement an integrated, organization-wide strategic communications plan to broaden awareness of JBBBSLA programs and strengthen visibility across key audiences.
  • Oversee and execute all copy intended for public consumption to ensure consistent messaging.
  • Curate JBBBSLA’s photo library, story bank, and videos.
  • Devise and implement systems to manage online communications, including website, email, social media posts, and digital advertising.
  • Develop a strategic recruitment plan to meet recruitment goals for volunteers, families, and children participants in our programs.
  • Develop partnerships with community organizations to strengthen JBBBSLA referrals, outreach opportunities, and visibility.
  • Supervise communications staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree and a minimum of five years of experience working in a communications role.
  • Proven and successful track record of developing communications and outreach.
  • Very strong written communication skills for a variety of projects, including solicitation letters, newsletters, email, and web communications.
  • Experience and knowledge of digital advertising, Google analytics, and social media.
  • Keen eye for design and attention to detail.
  • Ability to build partnerships with other community organizations and leaders.
  • Ability to take direction well, manage deadlines efficiently, work independently, and collaborate effectively with various teams and partners.
  • Personal commitment to the mission and values of the organization.
  • Passionate about helping children in Los Angeles.

To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and at least two (2) writing samples to Tina Scozzaro at tscozzaro@jbbbsla.org.  

Benefits

  • Generous paid vacation and sick leave time plus three additional personal days, paid federal and all Jewish holidays, 38-hour work week.
  • Medical insurance, paid vision/dental insurance, paid 401(a) retirement plan, optional 403(b) plan participation, paid life and long-term disability insurances, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and more.
  • We offer a fun office environment (even virtually!) and a fantastic team who are dedicated to the meaningful work we do.

Position Title: Camp Registration and Outreach Associate

POSITION SUMMARY:

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles owns and operates Camp Bob Waldorf, an overnight summer camp in Glendale, CA. The position of Camp Registration and Outreach Associate supports all camp registration, outreach and enrollment processes. This position reports directly to the Camp Director.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Assist with camper enrollment including processing of camper applications, communications with parents, and payment collection.
  • Generate enrollment reports from CampMinder software
  • Create email communications throughout the year to camper families, partner organizations, and others as needed
  • Create social media posts, videos, etc. to promote camp programs and activities
  • Administrative support for the Camp Director including creation of meeting agendas, taking notes during meetings, and supporting other needs for the Director.
  • Maintain office supplies
  • Create marketing materials and brochures
  • Assist with camper outreach and recruitment including presentations at partner organizations, phone calls to families, social media advertising.
  • Manage registration on opening and closing days of camp sessions
  • Gear Up For Camp Day coordination with Jewish Federation to manage donations, volunteers and logistics for the day.
  • Coordinate the Summer Food Service Program during camp to ensure maximum efficiency and reimbursement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English (written and oral skills)
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 1-2 years administrative or enrollment-based experience
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, positive energy, an open mind, and empathy for others
  • Personal commitment to the mission and values of the organization, with a specific emphasis on providing equitable access to overnight camp experiences to Los Angeles youth.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to: registration@campbobwaldorf.org

Accepting resumes until 2/1/2021 (may be extended based on the number of resumes received)

Benefits

  • Generous paid vacation and sick leave time plus three additional personal days, paid federal and all Jewish holidays, 38-hour work week.
  • Medical insurance, paid vision/dental insurance, paid 401(a) retirement plan, paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program and more.

Salary: $45,000-$50,000

Financial Reports

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles takes great pride in its financial stewardship as a 501(c)(3) public charity. Tax ID #95-1691009.

Click below to view our recent financial reports:

The Foundation For Camp Bob Waldorf

The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf was established in 1962 to provide ongoing operational funding for Camp Bob Waldorf. Thanks in part to The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf, more than 60,000 underserved children have attended our camp and its existence ensures that the camp will remain open for many generations to come.

The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf is a California 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID 95-6127224) that operates as a restricted endowment fund. The Board approves monthly allocations to cover camp operating expenses, and also raises money to fund camp programs.

For more information on The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf, please contact Aly Graiwer at (323) 456-1151 or agraiwer@jbbbsla.org.

“Camp Bob Waldorf changed my life when I was 8 and 9 years old and had no idea what direction my life would take. The Foundation ensures that the camp is here for kids like me forever!”

Sandy Sigal, VP of the Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf and former camper

Publications

JBBBSLA is proud to share information about our programs and our people through an annual impact statement and a biannual “Snapshot.”