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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 February 15, 2021. The Board President, Officers, and Board of Directors listed are voting members.
Shoshana Himmel, VP
Jonathan C. Lurie, VP¹
Sandy Sigal, VP¹
Aaron Cohen, Treasurer
Lauren Kurzweil, Secretary
Robert C. Aronoff
Lloyd “Eric” Cotsen
Alyson Mischel Ein
David A. Fenton
Glenn S. Goodstein
Scott R. Isdaner *¹
Mark Kuperstock *
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
Gary N. Stern
Karl M. Sussman *¹
David L. Swartz *¹
Robert A. Waldorf *¹
Lewis M. Wallensky
Marshall J. Wax ¹
* Past Board President
¹JBBBSLA & FCBW Board Member
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: Mentoring Specialist
Department: Youth Mentoring
Status: Full-time (38-hour work week), Non-Exempt Professional, Union Employee
Agency Location: Based in Los Angeles
Working Location: Currently remote (during COVID) but must be based in Los Angeles. Conditional, partial remote options available after COVID.
The Mentoring Specialist (MS) position combines the BBBSA EMS (Enrollment & Matching Specialist) and MSS (Match Support Specialist) positions, providing the employee with diversity in the role and a high level of team collaboration and support. The MS is responsible for interviewing families and volunteers, providing integrated assessments, making professional recommendations regarding approval and match selection, facilitating match introductions, and supporting the volunteers and children that are matched in the one-to-one mentoring program. The MS 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 on the part of the volunteers. Role also may involve some support for our data/reporting functions, depending upon interest and experience. At this time, all agency functions are currently conducted remotely for the health and safety of employees and constituents.
Skills and Qualifications
We are seeking a candidate with a strong belief in the Mission and Vision of JBBBSLA, as well as the following:
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Megan Koehler (firstname.lastname@example.org). No phone calls, please.
Position Title: Camp Director
Founded in 1938 by Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles, Camp Bob Waldorf operates both Jewish and non-sectarian overnight summer camps along with weekend retreats and school break programs. It is located on 112 acres in the Verdugo Mountains of Glendale, California. Camp Bob Waldorf serves inner-city youth from low-income, homeless, and foster families in Los Angeles County along with underserved and under-engaged Jewish youth from the greater Los Angeles area.
The purpose of Camp Bob Waldorf is to empower youth in need with the opportunity to have a life-affirming camp experience that includes increasing self-esteem, acquiring greater social skills, cultivating new interests, and feeling like a valued member of the community. We encourage campers to try new activities and make new friends. We teach them social and environmental responsibility—character traits vital to a healthy, caring society. Our campers are inspired and empowered to demonstrate new or enhanced skills gained at camp, supported by their peers and counselors. At camp, each activity is designed to teach the four pillars of camp: Community, Identity, Inclusion, and Respect. Our goal is for campers to feel inspired to utilize these values and concepts and incorporate them into their lives. For most of our Jewish campers, camp provides the only environment for them to learn about their Jewish cultural heritage, participate in Shabbat experiences and explore their own Jewish identity.
The Camp Director will help ensure that the mission and vision of the camp is carried out. As part of the Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters agency, camp is influenced by Jewish values. Central to the success of this position is the ability to develop mutually respectful relationships with campers, parents, and staff; to understand the different cultural and religious backgrounds of our families and community; and to work effectively in a camp that operates as part of a larger nonprofit agency governed by a Board of Directors and a Camp Committee.
Qualities Sought in Camp Director:
Camp is a unique and exciting experience. The physical and emotional environment may present challenges, and it is our expectation that the Camp Director will be able to:
Qualifications of the Camp Director:
To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Reference “Camp Director” in the subject line.
Position Title: Director of Communications and Outreach
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.
To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and at least two (2) writing samples to Tina Scozzaro at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Sandy Sigal, VP of the Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf and former camper
JBBBSLA is proud to share information about our programs and our people through an annual impact statement and a biannual “Snapshot.”