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 glean 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 1, 2018. The Board President, Officers and Board of Directors listed are voting members.

BOARD PRESIDENT

Mark Kuperstock

OFFICERS

Shoshana Himmel, VP
Jonathan C. Lurie, VP¹
Sandy Sigal, VP¹
Matthew Nelson, Secretary
Aaron Cohen, Treasurer

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Robert C. Aronoff
Steven Barlevi
Joey Behrstock
Lloyd “Eric” Cotsen
Jonathan David
Daniel L. Dworsky
Richard Feldstein
David A. Fenton
Eric Fingleson
Manny Flekman

Glenn S. Goodstein
Marshall B. Grossman
Scott R. Isdaner *¹
Leslie Kavanaugh
Alex Kozakov
Lauren Kurzweil
Aaron Levy
Michelle Mendelsohn
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
Gelena Skya Wasserman
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

Randy Schwab

Randy Schwab

Chief Executive Officer
Analee Villalpando

Analee Villalpando

Director of Operations

FINANCE

Norm “Tony” Lewis CPA

Norm “Tony” Lewis CPA

Chief Financial Officer
Elsa Halpern

Elsa Halpern

Senior Accounting Clerk

DEVELOPMENT

Cari B. Uslan, CFRE

Cari B. Uslan, CFRE

Executive Vice President
Doris Horning

Doris Horning

Director of Grants Management
Lauren Rosenblum

Lauren Rosenblum

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
Shelby Ilan

Shelby Ilan

Enrollment and Matching Specialist
Irene Saiger

Irene Saiger

Enrollment and Matching Specialist
Sarah Gronlund-Jacob

Sarah Gronlund-Jacob

Mentoring Specialist
Erica Karran

Erica Karran

Match Support Specialist

OUTREACH

Ashley Waterman, MA

Ashley Waterman, MA

Director of Community Engagement
Rachael Sander, M.Ed

Rachael Sander, M.Ed

Communications and Outreach Manager
Leeron Tzalka

Leeron Tzalka

Outreach and Events Associate

COLLEGE SUPPORT AND ALUMNI

Carina Garcia

Carina Garcia

Director of Scholarship and Alumni Programs

CAMP BOB WALDORF

Zach Lasker

Zach Lasker

Director
Rose Levenson

Rose Levenson

Assistant Director
Emily Lassman

Emily Lassman

Assistant Director
Alba Arzu

Alba Arzu

Camp Registrar
Sofia Varona

Sofia Varona

Assistant Registrar
Rick Vargas

Rick Vargas

Registration Intern
Eddie Martinez

Eddie Martinez

Facility Manager
Brian Sapp

Brian Sapp

Assistant Facilities Manager
Lynn Duston

Lynn Duston

Maintenance
Anthony Moore

Anthony Moore

Chef and Hospitality Manager

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.

JOB OPENINGS

Position Title: Match Support Specialist

Position Title: Match Support Specialist

Department: Program Services
Status: Full-time (38-hour work week), Non-Exempt Professional, Union Employee
Location: JBBBSLA Office in Tarzana, CA

JOIN A FORWARD-THINKING ORGANIZATION THAT HAS BEEN PROVEN TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON CHILDREN’S LIVES. Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBBSLA), celebrating over 100 years of service in the greater Los Angeles area, is seeking a dynamic Match Support Specialist to join our innovative and collaborative team. JBBBSLA provides mentoring services, teen empowerment programs, college support, and year-round camp experiences at Camp Bob Waldorf.  JBBBSLA is proud to have achieved a 4-star rating by Charity Navigator, their highest level of distinction. Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Our vision is that all children achieve success in life.

Job Summary: The Match Support Specialist (MSS) is responsible for matching and supporting the volunteers and children  in the one-to-one mentoring program, as well as partnering closely with parents/guardians. The MSS will ensure child safety, promote positive impacts for youth, foster constructive and satisfying relationships between children and volunteers, and cultivate a strong sense of affiliation with Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles for everyone in the match party.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct Match Introduction Meetings for new matches, as well as meetings to celebrate anniversaries.
  • Conduct regularly scheduled Match Support contacts (either in person or through phone or electronic contact) with the volunteers, children and parents/guardians, meeting standards in the five key elements of quality: child safety and well-being, match relationship development, coaching and support, match goals/outcomes, and  adherence to the Service Delivery Model.
  • Use  assessment skills to identify any potential problems and barriers within matches as early as possible, coaching parties and intervening as needed toward successful resolution.
  • Document comprehensive written summaries of all match support contacts in real-time, web-based contact management software, in order to comply with national standards.
  • Meet performance metrics for match support compliance and quality.
  • Coordinate with match party for healthy match closure, when necessary..
  • Maintain accurate files and documentation on all volunteers and children/families.
  • Utilize appropriate  surveys  to determine health and progression of the match relationship and  child’s growth in the program.
  • Operate  as a strong internal collaborator: maintain awareness of all agency opportunities for Littles, Bigs and other stakeholders.
  • Support additional projects, as determined in collaboration with supervisor (e.g., mentor training, constituent newsletters, events, etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:

We are seeking a candidate with a strong belief in the Mission and Vision of JBBBSLA, as well as the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social services, human services or related field.
  • 1-2 years of experience working with children in a social services environment, and/or understanding of child development and family dynamics
  • Assessment, case management and/or relationship development experience with child and adult populations (and preferably with volunteers as well).
  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively with confidential information.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently, to exercise good judgment, make sound decisions & problem solve.
  • Collaborative workstyle with strong interpersonal skills
  • A strong commitment to quality and results
  • Strong computer skills: proficiency in Microsoft Office and internet-based applications
  • Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, state-required auto insurance minimums and willingness to travel as necessitated by job responsibilities.
  • Ability and willingness to flex work hours, averaging 1-2 times per week, for program event or meeting with constituent (e.g., early evening or a few hours on a weekend).

BENEFITS PACKAGE:  Competitive salary, paid vacation and sick leave, paid federal and Jewish holidays, 3 additional personal days and early Friday closure.  Medical/vision/dental insurance, retirement plans (403(b) and Defined Contribution Plan, Life Insurance and Employee Assistance Program.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Analee Villalpando (avillalpando@jbbbsla.org).   

Position Title: Program Director, Camp Bob Waldorf

Position Title: Program Director, Camp Bob Waldorf

Optimize the life-changing power of camp! The Program Director ensures that our community is one of positive transformation and self-growth.  Play a leading role in the creation of an environment for campers that is safe, fun, interactive, and driven by our core values. To reach this goal, the Program Director stewards program development throughout our full year season of summer sessions, weekend retreats, and community engagement initiatives.  All team members of Camp Bob Waldorf and Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters work together to help children reach their full potential through the leading practices of the industry.

AT OUR AGENCY

Camp Bob Waldorf and Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles enrich the lives of youth throughout Greater LA with the tools and support system they need to thrive from elementary school to college and beyond, driven by the values of community, inclusion, identity, and respect. Our residential Jewish and non-sectarian camp programs, weekend retreats, outdoor backpacking trips, college scholarships, and mentoring activities provide over 1,000 underserved children each year – regardless of their family’s financial ability – with a safe, nurturing environment where they learn to be creative, responsible, and thoughtful individuals.

TO DO

1.Work with the Assistant Director to manage summer programs and year-round retreats, taking primary lead on hiring, training and managing program supervisors and specialty instructors.

  • Recruit, interview, and hire program supervisors and specialty instructors
  • Empower, manage, and evaluate program supervisors
  • Recruit and manage specialty experts who can offer cutting edge workshops
  • Contract specialty staff for rental groups as needed
  • Work with Director and Assistant Director to develop and implement a variety of opportunities for staff development

2. Design a schedule of engaging, fun, and safe activities during camp programs, including:

  • Summer sessions that feature sports, aquatics, visual and performance art, ropes course, outdoor adventure, and a range of special programs
  • A series of 6-8 weekend retreats designed to give campers either a taste of our general camp program and/or which explore a specific theme (ex: Social Justice)

3. Manage camp logistics drawing on skills in organization and budgeting, including:

  • Daily schedule
  • Supplies and equipment
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Accreditation with the American Camp Association
  • Staff payroll

4. Collaborate with the Outreach Director to implement strategies in the areas of camper recruitment and retention, including:

  • Represent the camp at open houses, fairs, and other recruitment events
  • Implement ideas to keep campers engaged during the year through innovative program development
  • Coordinate camper reunion and community engagement programs

5. Collaborate with Director and Assistant Director on general staff management, program development and evaluation, camp policies, and other projects as they arise.

6. Collaborate with colleagues at Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles to create and implement leadership opportunities for campers and other youth served by our agency throughout the year.

7. Assist with the continual development of the camp department through professional education, such as ACA conferences, Foundation for Jewish Camp trainings/resources, and offerings through the Jewish Federation.

8. Participate in additional projects or services as assigned, and as workload permits, to help meet departmental needs.

YOU’LL BRING

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in related field; Graduate degree in education, communal service, social work or a related field preferred.
  • Experience working as a leader and educator in a youth environment
  • Minimum 3-years experience within the field of camp
  • Interest and commitment to promote Jewish values
  • Strong skills in communication, programming, staff management, teamwork, written and verbal expression, creativity, and crisis management.
  • Well developed interpersonal skills, positive energy, sense of self, open mind, and empathy.

ON A TEAM

The Program Director will work closely with all members of the camp department, including the Director, Assistant Director, Outreach Director, registration team, facility staff, seasonal staff, and community partners. They will also interact with other members of JBBBSLA including staff members of the HR department, Development, Finance, and Mentoring Programs.  Additionally, they will interact with board members and donors as seen fit by the Camp Director and JBBBSLA CEO.

SPECIFICS

  • Year-round, fulltime position
  • Benefits include health, dental, vision, retirement plan options, outdoor opportunities, and professional learning
  • Summer season is based in Glendale and other seasons are split between Glendale and the Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters office in mid-city Los Angeles

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

Submit resume to Dr. Zach Lasker, Director, at zach@campbobwaldorf.org

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 Lauren Rosenblum at (323) 456-1148 or lrosenblum@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.”