Director of Operations for the Manny Cantor Community Center

The Educational Alliance is a non-profit organization, founded in 1889, that changes lives. We are a Jewish organization, serving people of diverse ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds who live, work and learn in our neighborhoods. We strive to nourish the total person, strengthen family connections and build inclusive communities.

The Manny Cantor Center of the Educational Alliance is a dynamic urban community center, serving the vibrant diversity of the Lower East Side. The Manny Cantor Center, set to open in December, 2013, is a transformation of the Educational Alliance’s flagship building on East Broadway. With light-filled early childhood classroom, a state-of-the-art fitness center, spacious art studios, and a glass-enclosed rooftop space for community events, the Manny Cantor Center welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds.

Our new Director of Operations will play a critical role in creating and maintaining the operations and infrastructure in which innovative programming succeeds. S/he is responsible for the business functions of the Ed Alliance Preschool, Art School, Senior Center, Building Rentals, Parenting Center, social justice programming, and all fee-for-service programming at the Manny Cantor Center. S/he will also play an important role in the creation of new programming and new revenue streams for the Center. S/he will function in a senior capacity, supporting the Executive Director in the day-to-day operations and coordinating with the support services divisions of The Educational Alliance.

He/She will supervise and conduct business functions at the Manny Cantor Center, to further operational and financial goals, objectives and member satisfaction; lead MCC program directors in budget development and monitoring, and be integrally involved with the Educational Alliance Finance Department in decisions impacting the Center; assume overall responsibility for the physical structure, through oversight of building engineer, maintenance, and security; and oversight of a building-wide calendar and schedule of room usage; oversee implementation of all The Educational Alliance policies and protocols at the Manny Cantor Center as they pertain to IT, HR, Compliance, Finance and Vendor Management; ensure that technology systems supporting membership and program registration are operating effectively.


Excellent organizational, managerial and administrative skills that include operations experience in a complex organization, fiscal planning and control, and leadership development. Experience working in a JCC or community center setting a plus. Strong team-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and manage multiple priorities and projects effectively. Bachelor’s degree required and at least 7-10 years relevant experience. Advanced degree preferred.

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The Educational Alliance is committed to being an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, gender, religion, national origin, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, or sexual orientation. Accommodations will be provided to qualified individuals requiring them.

New York, New York
The Educational Alliance

197 East Broadway, New York, NY, 10002, US