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About the position: The Jacksonville Community Center (JCC) / Cedars on 4th is seeking an experienced and energetic individual to be the first Director of JCC. The Center Director will have management experience in the nonprofit sector with a track record of success in financial, program and personnel (paid staff and volunteers) management. The Director is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the Jacksonville Community Center. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the President of the Board of Directors.

Hours: This is a part-time position of 25 hours per week that may require some evening and/or weekend work.

Wage: The hourly salary range will be dependent upon experience and qualifications

Benefits: Vacation, sick and holidays. Monthly cash supplement for health care benefits.

Job Description: Click here to view and download a complete Job Description.

Background Check: The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

About JJC: The Jacksonville Community Center (JCC) / Cedars on 4th is an incorporated nonprofit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. JCC’s mission is to create a community center to serve as a gathering place for all ages in Jacksonville and its surrounding area, with programs that meet community needs, enhance the quality of life, and promote community involvement through education, cultural activities, music, arts, recreation, and wellness, in a facility that is well maintained, accessible and safe. Current primary activities include community meetings, classes, arts groups, clubs, and staging for community events.

For nearly 20 years volunteers have operated a small community center out of the 840 square foot Sampson House located at 4th and Main in the heart of Jacksonville. In 2015 a newly reorganized Board of Directors put into motion an aggressive plan to renovate the Sampson House and expand the JCC to a 2900 square foot community center with the addition of a 1330 square foot Great Room, an event kitchen, ADA compliant rest rooms, storage space and new landscaping. An expansion plan was developed, a contractor hired, and more than $640,000 raised to construct the new community center. The construction is largely complete and the interior will be finished in the near future making the JCC ready for full scale operation.

Application Process: If you are interested in this position please review the job description carefully. To apply, send the following three items:

  1. Cover letter outlining your qualifications.
  2. Current resume.
  3. Name and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Your application must be submitted as either a Word or pdf document and must be emailed under the Subject title that includes: “JCC Director Application & your last name” to:

Penny Brennan
JCC Personnel Committee


The Jacksonville Community Center is an equal employment opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered on the basis of their qualifications without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, disability, or other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local equal employment opportunity laws. We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.