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Special Needs Director

The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC
207 Grove Ave, Cedarhurst, NY 11516
$65,000 - $75,000 a year - Full-time


207 Grove Ave, Cedarhurst, NY 11516

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  • 403(b)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off

Full job description

The Marion & Aaron Gural JCC, a non-profit, non-sectarian community agency located in the greater Five Towns is looking for a Director, Center for Individuals with Special Needs.The Director of our Center for Individuals with Special Needs will manage all programs for children, teens and adults with special needs. This includes all new program development, planning and implementation, completion and maintenance of program records, budgets, marketing materials, statistics, policies, schedules, community and participant outreach.

This role is a full time on site position with occasional evening and weekend hours

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Create, implement, and supervise social, recreational and educational programs for the special needs population including weekday classes, after school program, weekend, evening, vacation and summer programs, speakers, special events, trips, classes, and support groups.
  • Maintain consistent and personal contact with participants and their families.
  • Implement new program initiatives.
  • Develop strategies in marketing, community collaborations and outreach initiatives.
  • Complete all written reporting for grants and outside funding sources.
  • Hire, train, and supervise staff.
  • Represent the Gural JCC at meetings with community organizations and with funding sources.


  • Master’s Degree in Special Education or Social Work and 5-7 years relevant experience required
  • Experience working with the special needs population
  • Must be organized, detail oriented and able to multi-task.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software ·
  • Excellent writing skills and verbal communication
  • Proven ability to develop and implement new programs and evaluate existing programs.
  • Creative, energetic and positive demeanor a must
  • Must be familiar with Jewish customs and observance

We offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • Retirement Plan
  • Pension Fund

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year


  • 403(b)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person