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 December 1, 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

Michael Abrams
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

Heidi Praw
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
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

Director of Operations

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
Brianne Bear

Brianne Bear

Associate Director of Development
Aly Graiwer

Aly Graiwer

Development Associate

MENTORING

Megan Koehler, LCSW

Megan Koehler, LCSW

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

Lynn M. Greenwald, MA, MFT

Match Support Coordinator
Marissa Ring

Marissa Ring

Program Manager
Leslee Komaiko

Leslee Komaiko

Mentoring Specialist
Ilana Blumsohn

Ilana Blumsohn

Mentoring Specialist
Diana Krause-Leemon

Diana Krause-Leemon

Mentoring Specialist & Event Coordinator

TEEN TALK

Kendra Singer

Kendra Singer

Teen Talk Program Director
Leeron Tzalka

Leeron Tzalka

Teen Talk Community Relations Manager

COLLEGE SUPPORT AND ALUMNI

Carina Garcia

Carina Garcia

Director of College Access & Success
Melody Wachtel

Melody Wachtel

College Support Assistant

COMMUNICATIONS

James Finney-Conlon

James Finney-Conlon

Director of Communications and Outreach
Amanda Rykoff

Amanda Rykoff

Communications and Outreach Manager

CAMP BOB WALDORF

Simon Hansen

Simon Hansen

Camp Director
Rose Levenson

Rose Levenson

Associate Camp Director
Javier Cervantes

Javier Cervantes

Camp Program Director
Christopher Bennett

Christopher Bennett

Hospitality and Facility Director
Alba Arzu

Alba Arzu

Community Engagement Manager
Lynn Duston

Lynn Duston

Facility Coordinator
Brian Sapp

Brian Sapp

Facility Assistant

JBBBSLA Inclusion Statement
JBBBSLA actively acknowledges and embraces the richness and full spectrum of the community. It is our commitment to create an environment where all voices will be heard and treated with respect. These standards are expected of our leadership, staff, and volunteers as JBBBSLA builds its diverse constituency with full acceptance, irrespective of gender, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic status, level of Jewish observance, race, ethnicity, and/or sexual orientation.

College Access and Success Program Coordinator

Summary: Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBBSLA), celebrating over 100 years of service in the greater Los Angeles area, is seeking a full time College Access and Success Program Coordinator to support our College Guidance and Scholarship programs. Under the supervision of the Director of College Access and Success, the Program Coordinator will be a critical team member in growing and supporting these programs.

Principal Responsibilities:
· Organize data relevant to College Guidance and Scholarship Programs.
· Assist with check-in calls for a caseload of scholars and College Guidance participants.
· Coordinate annual care packages for scholars and high school seniors.
· Assist with coordinating and executing workshops for College Guidance and Student Ambassador Programs.
· Assist with creating, distributing, and evaluating surveys pre and post- program.
· Assist with identifying key contacts at colleges/universities and organizations to support program goals (secure guest speakers, workshop presenters, partnership opportunities, etc.).
· Create and distribute quarterly College Guidance E-Newsletter.
· Coordinate check requests and award disbursements for all scholarships.
· Manage volunteers for MAIN Coach program and College to Career Network.
· Create effective communications and outreach correspondence for project specific mailings.
· Assist in the production of events, including working with outside vendors and organizing production of various elements critical to the event’s success.
· Maintain a log of opportunities for scholars and College Guidance participants (scholarship opportunities, internships, workshops, etc.) that promote college access, college completion, and career readiness.
· Maintain complete and accurate records.
· Other tasks as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills:
· Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years relevant experience required.
· Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize and multitask.
· Self-motivated creative thinker who can work both independently and as part of a team.
· Ability to quickly learn several different types of software associated with our programs.
· Proficient computer skills including Windows 10, Microsoft Office Suites, Zoom, and Google Documents.
· Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups.
· Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed for events and workshops.
· Experience working with youth and young adults in areas such as college support, volunteer support, office administration, event planning is a plus.

Compensation:
· Job Type: Full-time
· Pay: $50,000.00 – $55,000.00 per year
JBBBSLA offers a compensation package that includes a competitive salary range commensurate with experience. Generous paid vacation and sick leave plus three additional personal days, paid federal and several Jewish holidays. Employer-paid benefits include 403b retirement plan, vision and dental
insurance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Other benefits include a generous portion of employee’s medical premium paid, 403b voluntary retirement plan, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Pet Insurance, Legal and ID insurance and opportunities for learning and professional development. We close early on Fridays in observance of Shabbat creating a 38-hour work week. We enjoy a fun office environment (even on Zoom!) and a fantastic team who are
dedicated to the meaningful work we do.

To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@jbbbsla.org.

NO PHONE CALLS; NO EMPLOYMENT OR STAFFING AGENCIES


 

Community Engagement Associate – Camp

Position requires candidates to be bilingual (Spanish/English).
Successful applicant is required to work in person, year-round at Camp Bob Waldorf in Glendale, CA. Not a remote position.

AN OPPORTUNITY
Optimize the life-changing power of camp! Our Community Engagement Associate is part of a team that welcomes low-income families into our community by recruiting and then stewarding them through the
application process, assisting with presentations/orientations, monitoring form submission, and managing a variety of office functions. All team members of Camp Bob Waldorf and Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters work together to deliver the highest quality youth programs through the best practices of the industry, in order to provide children the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Work with the camp team to develop and implement a camper recruitment plan. Specifically:

  • Visit and communicate with partner agencies and their staff year-round.
  • Contact returning campers and provide information on upcoming programs.
  • Communicate with families in Spanish and English regarding recruitment, registration and other issues that may arise.
  • Create and maintain CBW Social Media calendar and posts.

2. Work with the Community Engagement Manager, Associate Director and Camp Director:

  • Assist with recruiting and enrolling campers in camp programs and following up with families regarding any necessary forms.
  • Process fees for families after campers are enrolled.
  • Assist the Associate Director with cabin assignments partner referrals and parent concerns year-round and cabin assignments and logistics throughout the busy retreat and summer sessions.
  • Manage a system of reports on camper enrollment data for camp team and other divisions of the JBBBSLA agency.
  • Work closely with other divisions of JBBBSLA (Mentoring, College Scholarships) to facilitate recruitment, enrollment, special events and to monitor status of campers related to other Departments during camp
  • Facilitate and assist with registration flow on opening and closing days of camp retreats and summer programs
  • Plan and assist with implementation of annual Gear Up for Camp Day.
  • Assist with various meeting agendas, minutes and reports.

3. Serve as the primary coordinator for Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

  • Manage collection of all forms.
  • Develop and manage a system for tracking camper meals.
  • Submit claims for reimbursement.

4. Manage routine office functions

  • Procure office supplies and maintain inventory.
  • Implement system of mail distribution for campers/families during the summer season.
  • Manage general phone line and voicemail box.
  • Assist with mailings and promotional materials to camper families and community partners.

ON A TEAM
The Community Engagement Associate will work closely with all members of the camp department and will be supervised by the Camp Director. The position will also interact with other members of JBBBSLA including staff members of the Development, Finance, College Guidance/Scholarships and Mentoring Programs.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish required
  • 1-2 years administrative or enrollment-based experience
  • Strong bilingual oral and written communication skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, positive energy, sense of self, open mind, and empathy.
  • Strong initiative and a willingness to go the extra mile for those that we serve.

COMPENSATION

  • Salary Range – $21 – $25/hour
  • Some weekend hours and occasional flexibility with schedule required
  • Non-exempt
  • Year-round, fulltime, hourly position (38-hours per week)
  • Camp Bob Waldorf is in Glendale, CA. Position will be based out of Camp office year-round.

Camp Bob Waldorf/JBBBSLA offers a compensation package that includes a competitive salary range commensurate with experience. Generous paid vacation and sick leave plus three additional personal days, paid federal and all Jewish holidays. Employer-paid benefits include 403b retirement plan, vision and dental insurance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Other benefits include a generous portion of employee’s medical premium paid, 403b voluntary retirement plan, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Pet Insurance, Legal and ID insurance and opportunities for learning and professional development. We close early on Fridays in observance of Shabbat creating a 38-hour work week. We enjoy a fun office environment and a fantastic team who are dedicated to the meaningful work we do.

INTERESTED?
Learn more about our camp community at www.campbobwaldorf.org

How to Apply
Submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@jbbbsla.org. Enter Community Engagement Associate in the subject line.
NO PHONE CALLS; NO EMPLOYMENT OR STAFFING AGENCIES


 

Annual Giving Manager

Successful applicant may work some days in-person in the Los Angeles office and some days remotely, year-round (which days TBD). This is not a fully remote position. COVID-19 vaccination is required. Masks are worn in the office per Los Angeles City and County guidelines.

POSITION SUMMARY:

JBBBSLA is seeking an Annual Giving Manager who will play a key role in helping the agency reach its fundraising goals by increasing donor support, attracting new donors, stewarding their gifts and more. Responsibilities include a combination of outward facing donor engagement efforts and inward facing direct mail and donor communications coordination across the team.

The Annual Giving Manager will focus on strategically expanding the organization’s annual and monthly giving programs with the goal of significantly increasing gifts to the organization. The ideal candidate is a dynamic professional skilled in building and managing relationships with a wide range of individuals including donors, prospects, vendors, partners, and more. The new team member should be charismatic, creative, collaborative, organized, and goal-oriented with proven success in fundraising, knowledge of the Los Angeles Jewish community, and a passion for helping underserved youth in Los Angeles of all cultures, backgrounds, faiths and denominations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
· Manage a personal portfolio of approximately 100 current donors and prospects and ensure that timely steps are taken toward cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
· Secure new, renewed, or increased funding from individuals and corporations through face-to-face solicitation, online giving, direct mail campaigns, special events, and proposals.
· Create, coordinate and implement annual giving strategies and solicitations to successfully meet annual fundraising goals.
· Develop and expand our NexGen Program, establishing a pipeline of the next generation of diverse donors.
· Assist with logistics and solicitations for all fundraising events including our annual gala, golf tournament, and Family Fun Day.
· Develop new initiatives to increase fundraising from current and prospective donors.
· Assist with research, gift batching, gift acknowledgements, receipts, and other administrative duties as needed.
· Build and maintain positive relationships with individual donors and other key stakeholders.
· Design and manage a comprehensive direct mail program and online giving strategies. Analyze direct mail/e-mail solicitation results data to refine and increase ROI.
· Establish benchmarks and regular reporting processes to measure results of all fundraising activities.
· Design and implement a strategic program to engage volunteers and alumni matches as donors.
· Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
· Bachelor’s Degree with 3-5 years of fundraising experience and proven track record for securing gifts.
· Ability to collect, organize and analyze data related to donor giving.
· Comprehensive knowledge of gift processing and acknowledgement practices.
· Well versed in direct mail and e-mail solicitation best practices and implementation with strong written communication skills.
· Experience creating innovative, engaging programming for our NexGen program.
· Experience cultivating relationships with donors and board members.
· Strong skills related to Raiser’s Edge or a comparable CRM database.
· Advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Excel required.
· Personal commitment to the mission and values of the organization.
· Experience planning and soliciting for fundraising events.
· Must be organized, strategic and forward thinking with a strong attention to detail.
· Ability to handle multiple projects, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
· Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed.
· Upbeat personality and sense of humor strongly appreciated! 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
JBBBSLA offers a compensation package that includes a competitive salary range commensurate with experience. Generous paid vacation and sick leave plus three additional personal days, paid federal and all Jewish holidays. Employer-paid benefits include 403b retirement plan, vision and dental insurance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Other benefits include a generous portion of employee’s medical premium paid, 403b voluntary retirement plan, Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Pet Insurance, Legal and ID insurance. We close early on Fridays in observance of Shabbat creating a 38-hour work week. We enjoy a fun office environment (even on Zoom!) and a fantastic team who are dedicated to the meaningful work we do. 
 

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@jbbbsla.org. Reference ANNUAL GIVING MANAGER in the subject line.
NO PHONE CALLS; NO EMPLOYMENT OR STAFFING AGENCIES

· Job Type: Full-time
· Pay: $70,000.00 – $80,000.00 per year

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.”