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Every staff member at the J has the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life.

Thank you for your interest in joining the J team! The J is currently accepting applications for the positions listed below. If you wish to be considered for one of our openings, please specify the position for which you are applying and submit your resume, cover letter and application.

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The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The J will recruit, hire, train, and promote people in all job classifications without regard to race, color, marital status, religion (unless religion is a bona fide occupational qualification), national origin, age, disability or history of disability (except where physical or mental abilities are a bona fide occupational requirement and the individual is not able to perform the essential functions of the position even with reasonable accommodations), or sex (unless gender is a bona fide occupational qualification), status as a veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state and local law.

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Current Open Positions

Full time

Aquatics Director

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a full-time Aquatics Director to join our team. This position oversees part-time and full-time staff across our two locations and would be expected to work at both sites and evenings and weekends as necessary.

Our Aquatics program is located across two St Louis area locations, Creve Coeur and Chesterfield, with 6 indoor and outdoor pools. Our features include lap swimming, water walking, aqua exercise classes, swim team, lessons, water slides, and children’s water play features.

Full-time staff at the J are eligible for our employee benefits package including medical, dental, paid sick, vacation and holidays, pension, 403b, etc.

Summary

The Aquatics Director oversees all aspects of a comprehensive and safe Aquatics program at our facilities. The job requires a high degree of flexibility and commitment with the desire to be #1 in the Aquatics field.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise the J’s Aquatics facilities maintaining a high level of safety. Provide direction for the patrolling of the pools and the enforcement of safety rules and standards. Ensure adherence to American Red Cross, OSHA and J standards.
  • Provide direct supervision to the two Aquatic Site Supervisors as well as to full and part-time Aquatics staff (lifeguards, instructors, coaches, aquatic exercise instructors, pool managers, etc.)
  • Ensure that continuity and consistency is maintained between the J’s aquatic facilities.
  • Together with the Aquatic Site Supervisors, recruit/hire/supervise/schedule/train/ evaluate employees in accordance with American Red Cross and JCC standards. Fulfill the requirements of the American Red Cross Aquatic Examiner program or equivalent program. Verify, manage and maintain staff credentials.
  • Together with Human Resources, handle employee relations and discipline, with documentation, involving aquatics staff and patrons.
  • Supervise and conduct practice drills to hone skills and simulate emergency situations; plan and lead monthly in-services for staff on programming, customer service, safety procedures and skill enhancement.
  • Plan and organize workloads and staff assignments, communicating schedules clearly and effectively.
  • Motivate staff around Aquatics department objectives.
  • Create departmental policies and uphold J policies and procedures. Ensure that Aquatic staff is knowledgeable of and held accountable for following proper policies and procedures.
  • Monitor revenues and expenditures for Aquatics budget to assure sound fiscal control. Prepare annual budget and participate in regular budget review meetings. Ensure that Aquatics is operating within established budget and identify and perform cost control activities.
  • Compile data, document activities and develop reports and records regarding pool and facility usage/attendance, maintenance, revenues, purchasing, staff scheduling, and other requested information so that statistics are readily available for review.
  • Administer payroll for the FT aquatic staff in accordance with J policies and procedures. Verify payroll for accuracy; follow up with staff on proper procedures.
  • Schedule, plan, coordinate staff, and implement a comprehensive program of activities and use of the pool, including: swim lessons, swim teams/club, exercise classes, recreation, lap swimming, special events, etc. Ensure program offerings are current and meet community needs. Special events include Senior Olympics aquatic events, Indoor Triathlon, Duck Races, Rentals, and other events as they arise.
  • Oversee the quality of the swim lesson program for both the J and the JCC Day Camp. Work closely with Camp Director(s) to coordinate scheduling, staffing, supervision, and quality.
  • Supervise, conduct, and organize American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI), Lifeguard, CPR and AED certification classes for both internal and external customers.
  • Substitute for lifeguards or instructors as needed.
  • Work with Marketing Department to produce timely publicity and a yearly marketing plan, including news releases, program brochures, signage, flyers, and bulletin boards for all programs.
  • Make regular inspections of facility and pool operations. Ensure pools are clean, chemicals are monitored and problems identified. Work together with Building and Grounds staff for any required maintenance.
  • Monitor equipment for proper maintenance; identify replacement and new item needs for indoor and outdoor pools.
  • Utilize excellent customer service skills, establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, members, vendors, and the community.
  • Respond to member, employee and vendor concerns and ideas in a timely and appropriate manner creating a positive member and family service environment.
  • Track outcomes and monitor program quality through use of surveys as well as by listening to direct customer feedback. Evaluate program outcomes and enact change to ensure high quality and meaningful aquatics programs and services for members.
  • Provide leadership and direction in the development of short and long-range strategic plans. Develop and foster working relationship with lay committee(s), organized groups, individuals or other interested parties to provide information, evaluate program needs, revise or formulate programs, and further public relations for the J.
  • Work cooperatively with professionals and lay people from the J and other organizations to plan and implement special projects and events. Work with other departments of the J to develop and coordinate programming and or special events to meet member needs; for example, Day Camp swim lessons, Early Childhood swim lessons, etc.
  • Maintain a professional image and manner constant with the J’s mission and goals.
  • Attend agency and departmental meetings as required.
  • Assist in other areas of the J where needed and appropriate; other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Bachelors Degree in Physical Education, Recreation, Management or related field is preferred.
  • 4 years of prior experience in Aquatics management and supervision is required.
  • Current certifications in American Red Cross WSI, Lifeguard, CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer are required.
  • Instructor trainer certifications are desired or the ability to obtain within 6 months of hire.
  • Prior experience coaching, participating in, and or managing competitive swim team is desirable.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with staff and customers is essential.
  • Supervisory skills including planning, budget management, team building, conflict resolution, and staff evaluation are required.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide exemplary customer service is required.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills are required.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours in an environment with constant mobility.
  • Must be able to perform and demonstrate the physical duties required of lifeguards, swim instructors, swim coaches, aquatics exercise instructors, etc. Physical duties of position include hands-on water instruction; working in indoor and outdoor facilities including outdoors in summer heat, humidity and sun; and must be able to lift/carry/move patrons for rescue.

To apply for this position, please send your resume, cover letter and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the position title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, “Aquatics Director”. The J application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. This is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Director of Fitness and Membership Services

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a Director of Fitness and Membership Services to join our team. This full-time position reports to our President and CEO and is expected to work across both our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield locations.

Full-time employees of the J are eligible for our employee benefits including medical and dental insurance, paid time off, pension and 403b, life, ad&d and long-term disability insurances, voluntary insurance options, and membership and program discounts.

Summary:

The Director of Fitness and Membership Services is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, operation and success of fitness and membership across two facilities.  As Director, you will ensure the Center meets or exceeds financial goals while providing remarkable leadership in the areas of strategic implementation, customer service, member relations, and facility operations.  Provide daily support to team members and offer ongoing leadership, motivation, coaching and development.  Act as a JCC ambassador to give each member an exceptional experience.

Responsibilities

  • Hire, supervise, mentor, and evaluate staff. Ensure all staff are current on required certifications and safety training for position. Set clear expectations for each member of the team, hold accountable, and provide guidance and feedback on a regular basis. Establish schedules to ensure our ability to meet customer needs for service and safety.
  • Develop and implement strategies for improving participation and financial outcomes for programming while still meeting the fitness and wellness needs for members from all age groups and fitness levels.
  • Work closely with Marketing to develop and implement marketing initiatives and budgets. Monitor for effectiveness and impact toward goals. (revenue, participation, communication, etc.)
  • Monitor fitness and wellness programs, services, and sales activities of the JCC as well as those of our competitors. Analyze and recommend changes and or new concepts to keep our product/equipment offerings current.
  • Ensure excellent customer service and customer responsiveness to all customers, internal and external, from yourself and staff.
  • Together with the team, identify needs and develop innovative programming which meets the desires of the JCC’s diverse membership.
  • Manage operations with a focus on excellence. Ensure standard procedures are followed, implemented, and continuously improved. (i.e. recordkeeping, physical inspections, maintenance, OSE, payroll, OSHA, etc.)
  • Manage equipment ensuring proper service, maintenance, and communications. Make recommendations on replacement and ordering of new equipment, and plan for procurement and replacement.
  • Along with department managers, develop the budgets for the department, and monitor for progress on a monthly basis as a part of annual goals for department.
  • Understand and be committed to the mission and vision of the JCC. Be knowledgeable about programming at the J and advocate for both programs and staff.  Participate in and promote programs and events.
  • Drive the integration and cross-promotion of programs across the entire organization to maximize participation and revenue.
  • Coordinate with other departments within the JCC to identify opportunities and develop interdepartmental programming. Develop and ensure effective collaboration between the staff both within the team and with other JCC departments.
  • Track and prepare reports (participation, revenue, sales, etc.) and monitor progress vs. goal.
  • Ensure proper rendering and payroll procedures are implemented and followed. Train staff as needed; audit on regular basis.
  • Fitness Center and Member Service staff members function as emergency responders for the JCC along with Aquatics staff. Ensure all staff are properly certified and understand JCC Emergency Procedures.
  • Follow all policies and procedures of the JCC and ensure that the Fitness team does the same.
  • Attend necessary meetings, events, and training sessions as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required. BA/BS or higher in related field is preferred.
  • 5+ years prior supervisory/management experience is required.
  • Technical experience with member management software, CRM systems, and service technologies is desired and or demonstrated ability to learn new software applications is required.
  • Must be familiar with retail point of sale processes and best practices.
  • Basic knowledge of fitness equipment, service, and maintenance is desired.
  • Highly developed customer service skills as demonstrated through prior work experiences are required.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access).
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills are required.
  • Current American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED for Professional Rescuer is required. Training provided if expired.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends is required.
  • Physically must be able to bend, stoop, carry, and lift up to 50 lbs. as well as assist with larger lifts.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please be sure to place the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Our employment application is available for printing from the careers section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Adult Day Center Recreation Program Coordinator - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a Recreation Program Coordinator to join our Adult Day Center team. This full-time, exempt position is scheduled to work 9am to 5:30pm, Monday – Friday and occasional evenings or weekends for coverage and/or special events and support groups. Full-time employees at the J are eligible for benefits including medical, dental, life, ad&d, and long-term disability insurances; a company sponsored pension; 403b plan for your savings; paid vacation, sick and holiday time; and complimentary membership to the J along with program discounts.

Our licensed Adult Day Center is located at our Creve Coeur location and is open Monday-Friday, 7am to 6pm. Two unique programs are offered through the ADC: IN which is geared to support young adults with skill development and CONNECTIONS which is aimed to support older adults and those who require assistance with activities of daily living. The Recreation Program Coordinator is primarily responsible for developing and managing activities for the CONNECTIONS program, and assisting when necessary to support participants of the IN program.

Summary:

The Recreation Program Coordinator oversees, and utilizes, a wide range of activity and community-based interventions and techniques to improve the physical, cognitive, emotional, social, and leisure needs of the participants of the ADC. Together with the multidisciplinary care team and activity staff, the Recreation Program Coordinator plans and implements activities that are stimulating and engaging for our participants to meet individual care plan outcomes; including but not limited to intergenerational, music, arts, modified sports/exercise, IPad and Wii technology, and reminiscence activities.  The Recreation Program Coordinator is responsible for conducting initial eligibility assessments to develop individualized care plan goals that will assist clients to develop skills, knowledge, and behaviors for daily living and community involvement.

Responsibilities:

  • Hire, train and supervise a team of Activity Assistants.
  • Create, implement, and evaluate social, recreational and educational programs together with the team.
  • Keep abreast of trends within this service field, and design/introduce new activities to meet evolving client needs.
  • Produce a monthly activities calendar and newsletter to be followed by the team, and shared with participants and their caregivers.
  • Work collaboratively with the IN Program Coordinator to plan and carryout special events, program schedules and daily activity logistics.
  • Coordinate with ADC administrators and JCC Program Staff to plan and coordinate inter-departmental programs.
  • Supervise, assist and lead the daily scheduled activities.
  • Together with activity staff, manage the Wander Guard system daily at drop off and pick-up.
  • Provide dining room coverage for 30 minutes while the participants are eating lunch. Assist with meal service and clean up.
  • Assist participants in mobility and personal care as necessary.
  • Decorate Activity Room and Dining Room monthly or as the season changes.
  • Develop, manage and report on the recreation and activity budget monthly.
  • Responsible for ordering/purchasing supplies for the activity department. Maintain accurate records of P-Card purchases in accordance with Accounting procedures.
  • Maintain records required for grant/special fund requirements and complete reimbursement requests monthly.
  • Ensure all documentation is completed in a timely manner, including: daily progress notes, weekly Care Plan goal reports and monthly charting on assigned participants, as well as observation/incident reports as needed.
  • Conduct assessments for all new participants to assist the ADC team with determining eligibility, as well as periodic reassessments according to schedule or as needed.
  • Work with the JCC Volunteer Coordinator to identify new volunteer opportunities, recruit and onboard volunteers. Oversee current volunteers to ensure a great experience for both the volunteer and the Adult Day Center.
  • Participate in staff program development and weekly care plan meetings.
  • Attend staff meetings, committee meetings, marketing events, facilitate support groups and training as requested. Assist with agency events and programs as requested.
  • Follow all departmental policies and procedures. Must know and follow state licensure requirements as well as requirements of other funders (Department of Mental Health, VA, etc.). Know and understand the responsibilities of other ADC staff in order to support the team.
  • All other duties as assigned by department director.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in related Human Services field of study is required; master’s degree is preferred.
  • Current certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist OR Occupational Therapist strongly preferred.
  • Current Activities Director certificate is preferred.
  • Experience providing support to individual(s) with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and/or other cognitive impairments is required.
  • Must have minimum 2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Prior experience working with ID/DD populations; including those with cognitive and physical impairments, or medically fragile is preferred.
  • Prior experience working within an adult day program setting is desired.
  • Prior experience planning and leading activities to the population served preferred.
  • Must possess the ability to interact professionally and effectively within a teamwork oriented setting, with staff, supervisors and clients (participants and families).
  • Prior experience with operational guidelines for Medicaid Waiver, VA, DMH, and MEAAA day services is preferred.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required. Prior experience learning and using client healthcare database systems is desired; use of such a system is required in this role.
  • Visual and auditory acuity with good communication skills to understand and interpret written materials and oral instructions required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Physical ability to lift 40 pounds, transfer participants (on occasion up to 250 pounds) and assist participants with mobility.

Per our licensure, Adult Day Center employees are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Safety Registry. Active registration must be maintained for continued employment at our center.

American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid certification, TB testing, and Hepatitis A vaccine are required in this role per licensure. JCC provides training and or re-certification, testing, and vaccine if employee does not already have.

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and completed application to careers@jccstl.org. Please note the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Our employment application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify.

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Assistant Fitness Manager - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a full-time Assistant Fitness Manager to join our team at our Creve Coeur location. This position is non-exempt and eligible for our full-time staff benefit package which includes medical, dental, 403b, pension, life and long-term disability insurance, paid vacation, sick and holiday time, voluntary benefits and more.

The work schedule for this position is:
Tuesday-Friday, 5:30am-2:30pm
Saturday, 8am-5pm
Sunday and Monday are days off

Summary:

The Assistant Fitness Manager is responsible for fitness center onboarding processes, programming, and member experience.  Our goal is to exceed members’ expectations in the areas of customer service and achieving their personal goals. This position is split 50% performing management/programming duties and 50% performing personal training or teaching of small group training.

Responsibilities

  • As the lead for Member Orientation and On-Boarding for SFC Fitness operations, create and implement current and exciting orientation programming. Work with Marketing and membership staff to plan and design a campaign to attract customers to these orientations. Hold special events or showcases. Educate staff on these programs. Track and prepare reporting and measure progress against goal.
  • As certified CPR/First Aid/AED Instructor, ensure staff is current on required certifications and safety trainings for position. Provide continuing education and in-service programs to staff at least once per month. Track staff certifications and communicate upcoming training requirements to staff.
  • Fitness Center staff members function as emergency responders for the JCC along with Aquatics staff. Ensure all staff are properly certified and understand JCC Emergency Procedures.
  • Assist with implementation of and staff education on initiatives and quarterly fitness challenges at the SFC building.
  • Drive member retention through use of our software and online tools, marketing programs, and personalized member contact (phone, face to face). Analyze and proactively determine who may be a retention risk and develop strategic outreach plan to the identified customers.
  • Promote, develop, and administer safe and effective goal-oriented personal training programs for your clients, which have been approved by the JCC and/or the approved national fitness certification agencies. Present the benefits of personal training to all members and demonstrate the value of the program. Be aware of and able to offer current Fitness specials/promotions and be aware of programs offered across the J.
  • Ensure excellent customer service and customer responsiveness to all customers, internal and external, from yourself and the Fitness staff.
  • As a member of the management team, manage fitness operations with a focus on excellence. Ensure standard procedures are followed, implemented, and continuously improved. (i.e. recordkeeping, physical inspections, maintenance, OSE, OSHA, etc.) Provides direct supervision to staff when necessary and when formally scheduled as “Manager on Duty”.
  • Understand and be committed to the mission and vision of the JCC. Be knowledgeable about programming at the J and advocate for both programs and staff.  Participate in and promote programs and events.
  • Coordinate with other departments within the JCC to identify opportunities and develop interdepartmental programming. Develop and ensure effective collaboration between the Fitness and Wellness staff both within the team and with other JCC departments.
  • Monitor fitness and wellness programs, services, and sales activities of the JCC as well as those of our competitors. Analyze and recommend changes and or new concepts to keep our product/equipment offerings current.
  • Track and prepare program reports (participation, revenue, sales, etc.) and monitor progress vs. goal.
  • Follow all policies and procedures of the JCC and ensure that the Fitness team does the same.
  • Attend necessary meetings, events, and training sessions as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by manager.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required. BA/BS in related field is preferred.
  • Must hold a current, nationally recognized personal or athletic trainer certification.
  • Prior supervisory/management experience is required.
  • Experience with fitness industry member management software is desired and or demonstrated ability to learn new software applications.
  • Must be familiar with retail point of sale processes and best practices.
  • Basic knowledge of fitness equipment, service, and maintenance is desired.
  • Strongly developed customer service skills as demonstrated through prior work experiences are required.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access)
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills are required.
  • Current American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED for Professional Rescuer is required. Training provided if expired.
  • Ability to work an evening schedule to include evenings and weekends is required.
  • Physically must be able to bend, stoop, carry, and lift up to 50 lbs.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please be sure to list the position and location you are applying for in the subject line of your email, “Assistant Fitness Manager-Creve Coeur”. Applications may be downloaded from the employment section of our website, completed, and scanned/attached to your email. Note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Maintenance III-Technician

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a Maintenance III-Technician to join our Buildings and Grounds team. This full-time position is primarily based at our Chesterfield location and on occasion may need to work at our Creve Coeur location. Our full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package (medical, dental, 403b, pension, paid time off, company provided life/long-term disability/ADD insurances, membership and program discounts).

The work schedule for this position are Friday- Tuesday from 2 to 10:30pm with Wednesday and Thursday as days off.

Summary:

Under the supervision of the Maintenance III Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor, to perform a variety of preventative and routine maintenance as well as improvements of the facility (buildings, grounds, pools, equipment). Minor custodial when needed.   Must be able to work independently and as part of the overall Buildings and Grounds team

Essential Tasks:

Perform various maintenance functions. These functions may include, but are not limited to:

Limited grounds work
Light bulb changes
Caulking
General Carpentry
Ball field Maintenance
Filter Changes
Painting
HVAC Repairs
Lock Repairs
Pool Maintenance
Minor Electrical
Preventative Maintenance
Low Pressure Boiler Monitoring/Minor Maintenance

  • Respond to work orders and concerns in a timely manner. Complete all documentation as required.
  • Responsible for the upkeep and repair of grounds, equipment, and buildings.
  • Alert Supervisor of any unusual occurrences, damage that has taken place, and work that needs to be completed.
  • Assist in monitoring and controlling maintenance inventory/supplies. Alert Supervisor when items need to be replenished.
  • Assist in coordinating and monitoring all work performed by outside contractors.
  • Assist in the maintenance and construction of roads and walks and other work of a general maintenance character.
  • Complete grounds work as directed which may include picking up trash/debris, sweeping, maintenance of landscaping beds and other areas, snow and ice removal, etc.
  • Maintain open, professional and courteous communications with all staff/management/customers.
  • Maintain and make operating repairs to electrical equipment and appliances.
  • Repair and install locks.
  • Make adjustments and minor repairs to boilers and air conditioning equipment.
  • Perform carpentry, masonry, painting, plumbing, and acetylene and electric welding.
  • Assure safety standards are used which comply with all company, local, state and federal guidelines.
  • Clean up of any areas that can poise as a safety issue.
  • Drive various company vehicles on or off property as required.
  • Attend and participate in training and staff meetings as required.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by a designated supervisor.
  • Perform room set up/ breakdown and custodial duties as needed.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • 1-3 years of experience in electrical (110,220,440), plumbing, carpentry, HVAC, and general repair are required.
  • Current MO Class E Chauffeurs license is required for use of Agency vehicles. Must obtain within 30 days of employment if do not currently have.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification; must be able to obtain if not current. Training will be provided.
  • Able to read and understand written material and instructions.
  • Able to write detailed repair reports.
  • Able to hear bearing and motor noises.
  • Able to lift objects not to exceed 80 pounds.
  • Able to climb and work with the use of a ladder up to 25 ft. in elevation.
  • Able to work inside and outside in all types of weather.

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Our application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form. In the subject line of your email, please be sure to list the title of the position you are applying for, “Maintenance III- Technician -Chesterfield.”

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Membership Sales Coordinator

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a Membership Sales Coordinator to join our team. This full-time position works across both of our locations, Creve Coeur and Chesterfield, as necessary. Position requires evening and weekend availability. Compensation for this position is base plus commission and is eligible for our benefits and employee discounts.

Summary:

Reporting to the Membership Sales Manager, the Membership Sales Coordinator is responsible for increasing membership units for the organization through new member sales, membership upgrades, and increasing membership renewals, as well as selling additional club services and other forms of member purchases. This individual will work closely with all departments in promoting sales and customer service for the agency.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Prospecting for sales leads, both inside and outside of the facility.
  • Scheduling appointments for prospective members to tour facility through email, telephone, and walk-in lead generation.
  • Take potential members on effective and informative tours of the facility, present membership options and close sales.
  • Provide customers with the highest level of customer service, emphasizing courteous and knowledgeable assistance to each and every customer.
  • Demonstrate the ability to listen and solve customer issues and complaints regarding membership.
  • Develop and manage lead generation system and follow-up system for prospective members and new members.
  • Responsible for documenting, executing and tracking sales processes and procedures.
  • Achieve and exceed personal monthly sales goals and team goals as determined by management staff.
  • Assist with seeking out, accruing, and servicing corporate partnerships.
  • Assist with professional coverage of building including maintenance of a clean, positive, safe, customer friendly environment.
  • Provide support to front desk staff during peak hours of operation.
  • Demonstrate understanding of all JCC programs and services and promote those programs to current and prospective members.
  • Assist in developing marketing and promotional pieces and events to improve membership lead generation.
  • Attend staff, committee, or board meetings; conferences; and related JCC program and services meetings including volunteer commitments.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • BA/BS in a related field is desired.
  • 2 years sales and customer service experience is desired.
  • Demonstrated ability in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) as well as demonstrated ability to learn new software programs.
  • Previous fitness experience is preferred: working knowledge of fitness and program based environment and general understanding of fitness concepts.
  • Candidates must be able to work evenings and weekends.
  • Able to gather data, compile information and prepare reports as well as routine administrative paperwork pertinent to the organization.
  • Understand and utilize standardized sales techniques
  • Able to communicate verbally in a clear, concise, and motivating manner, while at the same time being an effective listener.
  • Must possess the ability to interact comfortably and enthusiastically with all customers and staff.
  • Expected to maintain a positive, professional, success-driven and customer service oriented attitude at all times.
  • Must be a self-motivated team player.
  • Candidate should have knowledge of local competitive environment and keep knowledge current.
  • Able to analyze, develop, establish, and maintain efficient workflow and processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative to develop necessary sales processes and procedures.
  • Strong ability to perform as a team player in a high performing environment.

Selected candidate must pass both pre-employment background and motor vehicle records checks for this position.

To apply for this position please submit your resume, cover letter, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please include the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, “Membership Sales Coordinator”. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Development Coordinator

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a Development Coordinator to join our team. This is a full-time non-exempt position which reports to our Director of Development. Candidates for this position should have flexibility of schedule to be able to support occasional weekend and evening meetings and events.

The J offers our fulltime staff a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical and dental insurance, employer paid pension and 403b for employee savings, paid time off for vacation, illness, and holidays, employer paid life and long-term disability insurances, additional voluntary insurance lines for employees, and membership and program discounts.

Summary:

This is an entry level position which is responsible for maintaining a comprehensive stewardship plan with donor relations in mind. Focus is on stewarding past, present, and future donor gifts, restricted funds, and pledge commitments. This person will have frontline fundraising responsibilities and goals which will grow over time, as well as provide support for the development department.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Work collaboratively with the J’s departments to understand our programs and activities so you can speak intelligently with our donors about what each department does.
  • Work collaboratively with our Development Manager on cultivation and stewardship/recognition events, as well as the J’la, the J’s Annual Fundraising Gala.
  • Work on tasks in support of the J Associates (our women’s auxiliary group)
  • Establish a structured, systematic program of stewardship that will ensure perpetual cordial relations with donors
  • Accurately record gifts and pledges and process acknowledgements as backup support
  • Work collaboratively with our Database Research Analyst to develop and maintain a donor processing operations and standards manual and work on our donor database cleanup
  • Seek continuous improvement of the stewardship function including streamlining tasks and developing efficiencies in fund stewardship and program stewardship
  • Program and Fund Stewardship projects including creating/managing appeals, letters, making phone calls, and visiting with donor where necessary/applicable
  • Annual fund work including year-end appeal and Sabra Annual Fund – with stewardship, cultivation, and solicitation in mind
  • Over time, develop a portfolio of donors through the donor lifecycle
  • Cultivation and stewardship strategy projects as assigned
  • Maintain the J’s reputation with integrity, responsibility, caring with your management of donor relationships

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • One to three years’ experience in a fundraising, marketing, sales, or fulfillment environment is required.
  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) skills are required; should be at an expert level in MS Word and Excel.
  • Experience with customer or donor databases (preferably Raiser’s Edge) is required.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills and organizational skills is required.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously is necessary.
  • Candidate should have a positive and winning attitude and be energetic, driven, and goal oriented.
  • Must be highly ethical and able to maintain confidential information.
  • Must be willing to approach role and tasks with a commitment to the mission and values of the J.

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please be sure to include the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, “Development Coordinator”. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Maintenance III-Operations Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a Maintenance III- Operations staff person to join our Buildings and Grounds team. This is a full-time position with benefits and is primarily located at our Chesterfield location. Hours for this position are Friday- Tuesday from 2 to 10:30pm with Wednesday and Thursday as days off.

Summary:

Under the supervision of the Maintenance III Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor, to perform the daily set up and take down of all related events held within all J facilities.   Perform custodial work required for the routine cleaning and upkeep of facilities.  Minor preventative or routine maintenance associated with facilities. Must be able to work independently and as part of the overall Buildings and Grounds team

Duties Include:

  • Help with physical setups in the buildings and on the grounds for meetings and extracurricular performances, such as concerts, lectures, athletic events, etc.
  • Lock and unlock doors to classrooms, lecture rooms, offices, etc.
  • Collect debris removed from the buildings and place in containers for removal by truck.
  • Replace burnt out light bulbs as needed.
  • Mop, sweep and scrub floors and other surfaces when needed.
  • Routine walkthrough of locker and restroom to ensure cleanliness. If not, follow through with needed related work.
  • Launder, fold and restock towels as needed.
  • Drive agency vehicle to perform deliveries between buildings of things such as towels, lunches, mail, etc. May also drive locally to deliver and pick up items as necessary.
  • Move furniture, supplies, and miscellaneous equipment as directed.
  • Collect waste paper and recyclables.
  • Sweep or shovel snow from entrances, walks and drives
  • Delivery of items from back dock area to various departments.
  • Alert Supervisor of any unusual occurrences, damage that has taken place, and work that needs to be completed as a result of various room activities
  • Maintain open, professional and courteous communications with all staff/management/customers.
  • Provide assistance to MIII Technician, MIII Supervisor or Assistant Supervisor when needed.
  • Attend and participate in training and staff meetings as required.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by a designated supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • 1-3 years of experience custodial or facility operations
  • Current MO Chauffeurs license is required for use of Agency vehicles. Must obtain within 30 days of employment if do not currently have.
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification; must be able to obtain if not current. Training will be provided.
  • Able to read and understand written material and instructions.
  • Able to work inside and outside in all types of weather.
  • Must be able to spend majority of shift walking, twisting, bending, pushing, stooping and pulling.
  • Must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with multiple interruptions.
  • Must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with multiple interruptions.
  • Must be able to stand and exert well-paced mobility.
  • Must be able to lift up to 80 lbs on a regular and continuing basis.
  • Must be able to push and pull carts weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment
  • Ability to climb and work with the use of a ladder

Physical Demands (when working in Laundry):

Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature is moderate and controlled by building environmental systems; however, laundry staff must be able to work in extreme temperatures found in laundry rooms (+80F), possibly for one hour or more. Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 100 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis.

An offer of employment for this position is contingent on passing of pre-employment physical, drug test, background and motor vehicle records checks. Position is part of our ongoing random drug testing pool.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please be sure to indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, “Maintenance III- Operations Chesterfield”. The application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Member Services Coordinator FT Closer Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a Member Services Coordinator to join our team. Our Member Services Coordinators work at our various customer desks: Front, Fitness, Arts and Education, and Pool (seasonally). This position is based at our Creve Coeur location. This full-time position is eligible for our employee benefits package, which includes medical and dental insurance, life, long-term disability and ad&d insurances, pension, 403b, membership, paid vacation, sick, and holiday time, and more.

The following position is available:
Creve Coeur
Weekday Closer:
Monday- Thursday, 1 to 10pm (34 hours per week)

SUMMARY

Provide exemplary customer service for all internal and external agency constituents by assisting visitors/ members of the J as well as provide for the safety and well-being of patrons throughout the facilities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Say, “hi” to all incoming members and guests and greet them with enthusiasm. Efficiently check members in, provide them with guidance as required, and direct guests to the Sales Team.
  • Sell and process memberships when required. Proactively engage guests to convert to members. Facilitate campus tours, ensure applications are properly completed, verify status, and take pictures for membership cards. Serve as liaison between members and program areas.
  • Answer multi-line telephone system: answer a variety of questions regarding programs and classes offered, center operations, etc. Must develop in-depth knowledge of agency offerings and core activities.
  • Accept reservations/registrations for classes, services (massage), programs, and courts. Add registrants to appropriate rosters and process payments as necessary.
  • Ensure that workspace and equipment are cleaned on a regular basis. Use proper materials and safety apparatus, as needed, to successfully complete said task.
  • Report any and all deficiencies and/or issues to the appropriate supervisor utilizing prescribed communication tools and method. Learn and follow all J procedures regarding accidents, emergencies, and incidents.
  • Respond to member and guest queries about programs, services, and various pieces of equipment and their utilization and operation.
  • Return all equipment to its designed space at regular intervals during shift, including weights, balls, mats, etc.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Current CPR Certification for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and AED. Must be maintained to hold position; training will be provided if do not already hold certification.
  • Prior customer service and sales experience desired.
  • Prior experience working or as a consumer in the fitness industry and interacting with people of all physical abilities is preferred.
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize in a busy environment.
  • Must be able to follow verbal and written directions and communicate effectively with internal and external audiences in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strong customer orientation.
  • Ability to perform as a strong team player in a high-performance team.
  • Proficient and able to operate general office equipment, including computer, copier, picture ID camera, fax, printer and switchboard telephone. Demonstrated skill and ability to use Microsoft Office and to learn other organizational software programs.
  • Independently apply and carry out policies and procedures within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Must have the flexibility of schedule to work mornings, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, be able to sit at a desk, walk throughout our facility, stoop/bend, reach, talk, hear, and lift and or move up to 50 pounds. The Pool Desk requires working outside during the summer in a shaded space with only fans for cooling.
  • Commitment to agency mission.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, J application and cover letter to careers@jccstl.org. The J application is available for printing on the employment section of the J’s website. Note that it is not an online form. Please be sure to indicate in the subject line of your email the title of the position you are applying for, “Member Services Coordinator-Creve Coeur FT Closer”.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Early Childhood Teacher - FT Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has openings for Full-Time Teachers to join our Early Childhood Program at our Chesterfield location. These positions are full-time and include our employee benefits package (medical, dental, pension, 403b, paid vacation, sick and holiday time, etc.).

Available positions:

Chesterfield

Position 1: 40 hours per week; M-W 8:00a to 4:00p and Th-F 9:00a to 5:00p

Position 2: 40 hours per week; M-W 10:00a to 6:00p and Th-F 9:30a to 5:30p

Overview:

The J’s Early Childhood Program is accredited by the State of Missouri and licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We use the Project Construct and Conscious Discipline curriculum frameworks. We provide care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age in a safe, warm, nurturing environment that helps children feel good about themselves and the world around them. Our program operates from 7am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. Applicants should have flexibility to work within our operating schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver curriculum for assigned class
  • Schedule, prepare and conduct parent-teacher conferences for your class.
  • Setup, take down and clean classroom as necessary.
  • Follow all Missouri licensure and J guidelines in the course of your work.
  • Perform anecdotal record keeping, for example, daily observations, injury reports, parent inquiries, etc.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and coworkers. Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Communicate and interact appropriately with children
  • Attend in-service workshops, conferences, staff meetings, and special events as required.
  • Earn 18 continuing education credits per year.
  • Incumbent in the position is required to become First Aid and CPR certified upon hire (training provided) and certification must be kept current.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree in Education or related field
  • Prior experience working with children
  • Prior education experience
  • Training and experience using the Project Construct Curriculum Framework

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High School Diploma (or GED) required.
  • Minimum of 9 credit hours of Early Childhood Education coursework is required.
  • Must be proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to physically stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel and lift children up to 50lbs.
  • Able to accompany children outside to playground, to gym class, and to swim class (teachers are in the water)

Teachers are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Registry. Active registration must be maintained for employment at our center. Annual TB testing and current Hepatitis A vaccinations are required per state regulations.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate in the subject line of your email the position title, “Early Childhood Teacher-FT Chesterfield” and the position/schedule you are applying for. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Early Childhood Teacher - FT Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has openings for Full Time Teachers to join our Early Childhood Program at our Creve Coeur location. These positions are full-time and include our employee benefits package (medical, dental, pension, 403b, paid vacation, sick and holiday time, etc.

Available positions:

Creve Coeur

Five 8 hour days Monday- Friday; start and end times will be between 7am to 6pm.
Four 10 hour days Monday-Friday; start and end times will be between 7am to 6pm with day off to be determined.

Overview:

The J’s Early Childhood Program is accredited by the State of Missouri and licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We use the Project Construct and Conscious Discipline curriculum frameworks. We provide care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age in a safe, warm, nurturing environment that helps children feel good about themselves and the world around them. Our program operates from 7am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. Applicants should have flexibility to work within our operating schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver curriculum for assigned class
  • Schedule, prepare and conduct parent-teacher conferences for your class.
  • Set up, take down and clean classroom as necessary.
  • Follow all Missouri licensure and JCC guidelines in the course of your work.
  • Perform anecdotal record keeping, for example, daily observations, injury reports, parent inquiries, etc.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and coworkers. Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Communicate and interact appropriately with children
  • Attend in-service workshops, conferences, staff meetings, and special events as required.
  • Earn 18 continuing education credits per year.
  • Incumbent in the position is required to become First Aid and CPR certified upon hire (training provided) and certification must be kept current.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree in Education or related field
  • Prior experience working with children
  • Prior education experience
  • Training and experience using the Project Construct Curriculum Framework

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High School Diploma (or GED) required.
  • Minimum of 9 credit hours of Early Childhood Education coursework is required.
  • Must be proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to multitask in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to physically stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel and lift children up to 50lbs.
  • Able to accompany children outside to playground, to gym class, and to swim class (teachers are in the water)

Teachers are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Registry. Active registration must be maintained for employment at our center. Annual TB testing and current Hepatitis A vaccinations are required per state regulations.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate in the subject line of your email the position title, “Early Childhood Teacher-FT Creve Coeur” and the schedule you are applying for. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Part time

Lifeguard & Swim Instructor

Hiring Bonus! Newly hired lifeguards are eligible to receive a $250 sign on bonus after working your first 100 hours.

The Jewish Community Center has open positions for Lifeguards and Swim Instructors. These part-time positions are available at our Chesterfield and Creve Coeur locations. Our Aquatics program takes place in 6 indoor and outdoor pools and includes lap swimming, water walking, aqua exercise classes, swim team, lessons, water slides, and children’s water play features.

Positions are available immediately for all shifts (days, evenings and weekends) and for summer at both of our locations. Starting pay range of $9.00 to $10.25 per hour depending on experience.

Summary:

Lifeguard is responsible for ensuring the safety of facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide exemplary customer service to members and provide for their safety and well being of our members by professionally guarding the pool according to J and American Red Cross standards.
  • Recognize and respond quickly and effectively in emergencies complying with all safety and emergency procedures.
  • Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules and regulations.
  • Teach swim lessons (group/individual) and aquatics exercise classes (with appropriate certifications).
  • Inspect the facility on a daily schedule and report any unsafe conditions or equipment to the supervisor.
  • Assist in maintaining a neat, organized and clean pool deck and aquatics office
  • Answer the telephone and respond to customer questions in a courteous manner taking messages when appropriate.
  • Learn, adhere to, and enforce all JCC policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance while adhering to applicable dress codes.
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance.
  • Complete records and reports within required timeframes including but not limited to timesheets, accident reports, class rosters, daily inspection reports, etc.
  • Participate in regular in-service training sessions and attend staff meetings.
  • Maintain swimming skills, strength and endurance.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with members while creating a comfortable, positive and welcoming environment.
  • Learn and become familiar with programming and equipment offered at the JCC to be better able to address customer needs.
  • Assist in promoting aquatics and other agency programs and services
  • Develop further knowledge in aquatics, including but not limited to training provided by the JCC.
  • Other duties as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must have current certification in either American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid or American Red Cross Waterpark Lifeguarding and First Aid.
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer is required.
  • Instructor certifications are desirable.
  • Prior experience as a lifeguard with demonstrated knowledge of and application of lifeguard surveillance and rescue techniques is required.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills along with the ability to provide exemplary customer service.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills and the ability to read and follow written communications.
  • Must be able to make sound decisions.
  • Position requires flexibility in schedule to open and or close the pools and to work across multiple locations.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the position you are applying for and desired location in the subject line of your email. The J’s employment application is available for printing on the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Assistant Technical Director, New Jewish Theatre

The Jewish Community Center’s New Jewish Theatre has an opening for a part-time (as needed) Assistant Technical Director to join our Cultural Arts team in June of 2018. We are looking for candidates who can work days, evenings or weekends as required in support of the production schedule. The position is estimated to be approximately 20 hours per week during New Jewish Theatre’s production schedule.

Purpose: To assist NJT’s Technical Director with all of the technical aspects of NJT productions in its Black Box Theatre.  Responsibilities for this part-time, project-based position will include technical work for the New Jewish Theatre for the season of five productions between September and June with summer responsibilities as needed. As necessary, position will provide similar services to the NJT’s Youth Theatre and the JCC’s Theatre Unlimited productions.

Essential Functions:

For New Jewish Theatre

  • Assist with all set construction under the direction of the Technical Director. Provide guidance to Construction Technicians as necessary.
  • Work with scenic and lighting designers to facilitate set construction and light hang.
  • Ensure all sets are built according to design, building, and safety guidelines.
  • Together with the Technical Director, plan and execute the load in of stage sets ensuring that the set is properly secured and in place.
  • During show strike, dismantle the sets as required keeping inventory and storing those components which can be reused.
  • Provide assistance as needed with lighting hang and focus as well as with the set up of sound equipment for productions.
  • Assist with set up of light and sound boards for tech rehearsals and productions as required.
  • Ensure light and sound equipment is properly dismantled and put away in appropriate storage as necessary.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor

For Youth Theatre and Theatre Unlimited

  • Supervise and assist with set construction in consultation with Youth Theatre Coordinator/Inclusion Coordinator and their production team.
  • Assist with lighting and sound installation for performances.
  • Running lights and sound for productions.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED is required. College degree in related field is preferred.
  • Related professional technical theatre experience preferred.
  • Advanced carpentry skills and knowledge of construction methods are required.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated implementation of safe theatre practices and safe shop practices are required.
  • Knowledge of and capability to utilize power tools (saws, drills, compressor, etc.) is required.
  • Familiarity with current audio and lighting technology is required.
  • Able to lift, carry, push, and pull objects not to exceed 80 pounds.
  • Able to climb and work with the use of a ladder, scaffolding and or mechanical lift up to 25 ft in elevation.
  • Must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule in support of the above events which will include days, evenings and weekends. Hours fluctuate based on production schedule.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Kidzone Babysitter - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has part-time openings for Babysitters to join our Kidzone staff at our Creve Coeur location. Shifts are typically from 8am to 12pm (weekdays), 8-12:30pm (weekends), 4-8pm (weekdays) and occasional Saturday evenings.

Immediate openings for our Creve Coeur location:

  • Part-time positions available for evening and weekend shifts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Welcome all children and parents to KidZone babysitting.
  • Provide general care for KidZone children including feeding, changing diapers, assisting with restroom usage, and providing discipline when necessary.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, interactive environment where children can play, grow, and explore.
  • Assist in implementation of specialized child care programming for various age levels.
  • Interact with all children at various levels of understanding through games, activities, and general play.
  • Answer telephone and accept reservations from parents in a courteous manner.
  • Maintain and foster relationships with parents.
  • Maintain parental instructions for each child when appropriate.
  • Fill out and organize all necessary forms and documentation.
  • Assist in promoting agency programs and services.
  • Create a comfortable, positive, and welcoming environment.
  • Follow and enforce all JCC policies.
  • Comply with safety and emergency policies.
  • Attend all meetings as requested by supervisor.
  • Arrive promptly at scheduled work time.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Must have/maintain current American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Prior childcare experience is required.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills are required.
  • A professional appearance and pleasing personality.
  • Must be able to perform the physical effort required to carry out daily duties, lifting children up to 30 pounds, bending, squatting, sitting on the floor, and reaching.

To apply for this position please submit your resume, cover letter, desired shifts/days, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the position title, “Kidzone Babysitter-Creve Coeur”, in the subject line of your email. The J application is available on the Employment section of our website for printing. Note that this is not an online form.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s eVerify Program.

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Group Exercise Instructors

The Jewish Community Center of St. Louis has openings for Group Exercise Instructors who teach our current formats as well as we are looking for new formats to introduce at the J. These part-time positions are available at our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield locations. Both facilities feature: spring-loaded wood floors in aerobics studio, dedicated yoga studio, dedicated Pilates studio with Stott Reformers, dedicated cycling studio, and top of the line instructional equipment (bosu balls, wobble boards, elastic bands, steps, plastic coated hand weights, pilates/yoga mats, body bars, etc.).

***We are seeking instructors for both regular and substitute schedules for general group exercise including strength, cardio, circuit training, and cycle formats.***

Responsibilities:

  • Provide exemplary and professional service to our members while providing for their safety and well being.
  • Develop and administer safe, engaging, and effective group exercise programs, which have been approved by the JCC and/or the approved national fitness certification agencies. Must be capable of altering programs as needed to meet the needs and safety concerns of patrons.
  • Correct ineffective and incorrect techniques when observed or asked.
  • Promote group exercise, personal training, fitness programs, aquatics or other programs pertinent to our member’s needs. Present the benefits of group exercise to all members and demonstrate the value of the program. Be aware of and able to offer current Fitness specials/promotions and be aware of programs offered across the J.
  • Be punctual and prepared to start classes on time.
  • Serve as a role model and leader to patrons, maintaining a positive demeanor at all times and upholding the policies of the JCC.
  • Assist in maintaining a neat, organized and clean group exercise studio. Ensure all equipment is returned to its proper place after class; turn off stereo and wireless microphone. Lock all doors, closets, and equipment shelves when classes are not in session.
  • Notify Group Exercise Managers about any equipment in need of repair or in need of replacement.
  • Learn and be knowledgeable about JCC policies, procedures, programs, and equipment offered through the JCC. Follow and enforce JCC rules and policies.
  • Maintain time sheets in a neat, orderly fashion according to company protocol.
  • Attend all mandatory meetings and in house training.
  • Continue to develop further knowledge in health and fitness, including but not limited to, the training provided by the JCC.
  • Assist in Fitness Center promotions where applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervision.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED is required.
  • Current nationally recognized certification for format you are applying to teach is required.
  • Current CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer certification. Training will be provided if necessary.
  • Six months prior teaching experience is preferred.
  • Must be physically able to teach classes (demonstrate techniques and lead the group through the program)
  • Strong listening and oral communication skills.
  • Exhibit leadership skills in an outgoing, professional manner.
  • Must demonstrate a desire to improve the health and fitness of our patrons through safe and effective exercise leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish networks and effective interpersonal relationships.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals.
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office Suite are required (Outlook, Word, Excel) and demonstrated ability to learn new software programs are required for the position. Training on how to use CSI, software program for membership management, will be provided.

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter, resume, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please be sure to indicate which position you are applying for, “Group Exercise Instructor,” in the subject line of your email. Our application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online application.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Maintenance II Custodian Sa/Su- Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a part-time Maintenance II: Custodian (Sat/Sun) in our Buildings and Grounds Department at our Creve Coeur location.

We are specifically looking for a female Maintenance II: Custodian to service our women’s locker and restrooms during these shifts.

Work schedule for this position is:

Saturday and Sunday: 7:30am to 4pm

Purpose of the Job:

Under the direction of the Operation Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor, to perform custodial work required for the routine cleaning, room set up, and upkeep of the buildings and grounds.

Duties include:

  • Mop, sweep and scrub floors and other surfaces.
  • Clean and dust furniture, exhibit cases, fixtures, windows, doors, trim, and related furnishings.
  • Clean and service restrooms and locker rooms.
  • Launder, fold and restock towels as needed.
  • Collect waste paper and recyclables.
  • Collect debris removed from the buildings and place in containers for removal by truck.
  • Report items that require repair.
  • Move furniture, supplies, and miscellaneous equipment as directed.
  • Help with physical setups in the buildings and on the grounds for meetings and extracurricular performances, such as concerts, lectures, athletic events, etc.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by designated supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED preferred.
  • Ability to read and understand written material and instructions.
  • Must be able to spend majority of shift walking, twisting, bending, pushing, stooping, and pulling.
  • Must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with multiple interruptions.
  • Must be able to stand and exert well-paced mobility.
  • Must be able to push and pull carts weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Prior related experience preferred.

Physical Demands (when working in Laundry):

Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature is moderate and controlled by building environmental systems; however, laundry staff must be able to work in extreme temperatures found in laundry rooms (+80F), possibly for one hour or more. Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 100 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please be certain to indicate the position title, “Maintenance II- Custodian (Sat/Sun),” in the subject line of your email. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Kidzone Babysitter- Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has part-time openings for Babysitters to join our Kidzone staff at our Chesterfield location. Shifts are typically from 8am to 12pm (weekdays), 8-12:30pm (weekends), 4pm to 8pm (weekdays) and occasional Saturday evenings.

Immediate openings for our Chesterfield location:

  • Part-time positions available for all shifts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Welcome all children and parents to KidZone babysitting.
  • Provide general care for KidZone children including feeding, changing diapers, assisting with restroom usage, and providing discipline when necessary.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, interactive environment where children can play, grow, and explore.
  • Assist in implementation of specialized child care programming for various age levels.
  • Interact with all children at various levels of understanding through games, activities, and general play.
  • Answer telephone and accept reservations from parents in a courteous manner.
  • Maintain and foster relationships with parents.
  • Maintain parental instructions for each child when appropriate.
  • Fill out and organize all necessary forms and documentation.
  • Assist in promoting agency programs and services.
  • Create a comfortable, positive, and welcoming environment.
  • Follow and enforce all JCC policies.
  • Comply with safety and emergency policies.
  • Attend all meetings as requested by supervisor.
  • Arrive promptly at scheduled work time.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Must have/maintain current American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Prior childcare experience is required.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills are required.
  • A professional appearance and pleasing personality.
  • Must be able to perform the physical effort required to carry out daily duties, lifting children up to 30 pounds, bending, squatting, sitting on the floor, and reaching.

To apply for this position please submit your resume, cover letter, desired shifts/days, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the position title, “Kidzone Babysitter-Chesterfield,” in the subject line of your email. The J application is available on the Employment section of our website for printing. Note that this is not an online form.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s eVerify Program.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Substitute CDL Driver

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a Substitute Driver to join our team. This part time, non-exempt position is scheduled on an as needed basis throughout the year.

Summary:

Provide transportation for seniors and home delivered meals for our Adult Day Center and Nutrition programs as well as transportation services to other departments within the J as necessary. Other activities could include NORC activity transportation, providing shuttle service from our parking lots to buildings during special events, delivery runs between our locations, activity transportation for Inclusion programs, etc.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist all passengers door-to-door between their home and the bus, as well as between the JCC and the bus.
  • Make sure all passengers are properly seated and belted at all times while on the vehicle.
  • Check bus for lost articles after dropping off passengers and prior to locking bus at the end of the day.
  • Responsible for a clean bus, bus is to be swept out daily.
  • Attend required training sessions and meetings.
  • Maintain CDL license.
  • Follow departmental instructions and procedures for transportation route assigned (Adult Day Center, Nutrition, NORC, etc.). This could include calling families prior to arriving to pick up a passenger, loading meals for home delivery, following pre-determined routes, etc.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Must have and maintain valid C.D.L. (Certified Drivers License) A, B, or C with passenger endorsement.
  • Must be able to read and follow instructions.
  • Good customer service skills and demonstrate a positive demeanor.
  • Ability to have the patience when assisting frail older adults.
  • Ability to physically assist frail elderly adults, up to 250 pounds, in and out of the bus for transfer and with mobility. Includes assisting those with canes, walkers, and in manual and electric wheelchairs.
  • Able to walk, bend, push, lift, sweep the bus, see, hear and have the physical capacity to drive the bus.
  • Must have physical ability to lift up to 50 pounds, transfer participants (up to 250 pounds), push and maneuver a wheelchair up to 250 pounds, and assist participants with mobility.
  • Able to load and unload goods from a delivery van and take into the building (meals, mail, towels, etc.), up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to interact personally with participants and their families.
  • Current American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification is required (training is provided).
  • Position requires registration on the MO Family Care Safety Registry as well as the registration must be maintained for continued employment.

An offer of employment for this position is contingent on passing of pre-employment physical, drug test, background and motor vehicle records checks. Position is part of our ongoing random drug testing pool.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to careers@jccstl.org. Please include the position title for which you are applying in the subject line of your email, “Substitute Driver”.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-verify Program.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

PRN Program Assistant - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a part-time Program Assistant to join our Adult Day Center team. This PRN position will have variable hours and will be expected to work across both program tracks run by the Adult Day Center. Our licensed Adult Day Center is located at our Creve Coeur facility and is open Monday-Friday, 7am to 6pm. Applicants are expected to be available to work during our hours of operation.

Summary:

The Program Assistant position is responsible for providing personalized services for individuals who have intellectual or developmental disabilities, as well as older adults with Alzheimer’s/Dementia and other cognitive impairments.

The Adult Day Center at the J offers two specialized program tracks, Creative Minds and IN. Both programs are geared to help our participants build upon and maintain their current knowledge, discover new abilities and cultivate socialization skills all while working to achieve their own personal goals. The Program Assistant position will be given opportunities to support both our younger adult and older adult populations as the need arises for either program. Activities vary from day-to-day and take place both on and offsite in the community.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Support individuals with developmental disabilities and cognitive impairments as they participate in group activities which includes swimming, exercise, volunteering, interaction with animals, art, music, gardening, cooking, etc. Note, will be expected to get into the pool or participate in fitness classes to directly assist participants during the activity.
  • Assist in researching, developing and implementing activities focused to benefit participants cognitively, socially, recreationally, physically, and will assist with independent skills development, both for large and small groups of participants
  • Complete all daily documentation and data collection to record observations on assigned participants to maintain compliance with licensure and contracts: i.e. Department of Mental Health and Department of Health and Senior Services
  • Facilitate individual accommodations necessary to assist individuals to fully participate in activities.
  • Facilitate physical location transitions or sensory breaks between activities (on and offsite) as needed
  • Appropriately intervene in all crisis situations related to behavior or health as needed
  • Work cooperatively with the Adult Day Center multi-disciplinary team to enhance offered programs
  • Observe participant behavior, assess its appropriateness, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques
  • Monitor accuracy of participant name tags daily and weekly maintenance of the Wander Guards
  • Assist participants in mobility, personal care and with serving and cleaning up food during meal times
  • Assist participants with activities of daily living including toileting
  • Care for the physical and emotional well being of every Adult Day Center participant at all times
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving.
  • Enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures.
  • Greet family members as they arrive to drop off/pick up participants
  • Provide quality customer service at all times, and represent the JCC and Adult Day Center in a positive and professional manner
  • Attend staff meetings, training sessions and assist with agency events and programs as requested
  • Provide backup coverage to Adult Day Center programs as needed
  • Adhere to Social Work Code of Ethics, HIPAA and confidentiality guidelines at all times.
  • Other duties as assigned. These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED is required; related Associates or Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • 1+ year(s) of experience working with relative population individuals with developmental/intellectual disabilities required
  • Working knowledge of medical conditions and diagnoses common among elderly and disabled populations is a plus
  • Prior experience working with the elderly, medically frail and/or people with various cognitive impairments such as dementia is strongly preferred
  • Prior experience with providing personal care assistance (i.e. toileting, physical transfers, etc.) is strongly preferred
  • Experience with development and implementation of individualized and person-centered goals preferred
  • Must have prior experience with planning and leading activities to the population served.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Visual and auditory acuity with excellent communication skills to understand and interpret written and oral materials and instructions is required
  • Must have advanced computer skills (Database systems and Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Demonstrated ability to learn new computer applications is a must
  • Must have a teamwork mentality and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to assist with the restroom needs of participants
  • Physical ability to lift 40 pounds, transfer participants (on occasion up to 250 pounds) and assist participants with mobility
  • Must have the visual acuity to monitor participants and focus near and far

Per our licensure, Adult Day Center employees are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Safety Registry. Active registration must be maintained for continued employment at our center. American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification, TB testing, and Hepatitis A vaccine are required in this role per licensure. The J provides training/re-certification, testing, and vaccine if employee does not already have.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Our application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Early Childhood Teacher - Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has part-time openings for Teachers (Part Time- Fox) to join our Early Childhood Center team at our Chesterfield location.

Current Part-Time Openings:

Chesterfield:
11am to 4pm; Monday- Friday
1 to 6pm; Monday- Friday

Overview:

The J’s Early Childhood Program is accredited by the State of Missouri and licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We use the Project Construct and Conscious Discipline curriculum frameworks. We provide care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age in a safe, warm, nurturing environment that helps children feel good about themselves and the world around them. Our program operates from 7am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. Applicants should have flexibility to work within our operating schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver curriculum for assigned class
  • Schedule, prepare and conduct parent-teacher conferences for your class.
  • Set up, take down and clean classroom as necessary.
  • Follow all Missouri licensure and J guidelines in the course of your work.
  • Perform anecdotal record keeping, for example, daily observations, injury reports, parent inquiries, etc.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and coworkers. Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Communicate and interact appropriately with children
  • Attend in-service workshops, conferences, staff meetings, and special events as required.
  • Earn 18 continuing education credits per year.
  • Incumbent in the position is required to become First Aid and CPR certified upon hire (training provided) and certification must be kept current.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree in Education or related field
  • Prior experience working with children
  • Prior education experience
  • Training and experience using the Project Construct Curriculum Framework

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High School Diploma (or GED) required.
  • A minimum of nine (9) college credit hours in early childhood, child development, youth development or child/family related courses.
  • Must be proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to physically stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel and lift children up to 50lbs.
  • Able to accompany children outside to playground, to gym class, and to swim class (teachers are in the water)

Teachers are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Registry. Active registration in good standing must be maintained for employment at our center. Yearly negative TB test results and current Hepatitis A vaccinations are required.

To apply for this position please submit your resume, cover letter, transcripts, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate which opening (Teacher, Part-Time Fox) you are applying for in the subject line of your email and please indicate which shift you are applying for—morning or afternoon. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Sports Officials

The Jewish Community Center has part time openings for Sports Officials to join our Sports, Recreation and Aquatics team in support of our youth and adult programming. The sports vary with the season and games takes place at both our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield locations. Candidates should have evening and weekend availability.

Summary:
Officiate games in our sports leagues including but not limited to basketball, softball, volleyball and floor hockey while educating players on the game. Our youth programs focus on developing young players through skill building and good sportsmanship. Our adult leagues are recreational leagues that encompass fun and friendly competition while maintaining respect and dignity both on and off the field.

Duties include:

  • Provide quality customer service at all times
  • Carry out the duties of an official, including the calling of fouls, rule violations, communicating with coaches and players while maintaining a professional demeanor.
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving
  • Follow procedures in reporting incidents and accidents to supervisor and fill out appropriate paperwork
  • Help the younger Youth Sports participants learn the game (i.e. explain violations during the course of the game)
  • Attend all staff meetings, clinics, and training sessions as requested
  • Maintain good attendance and be punctual to games and meetings. Follow all staff rules and regulations set forth by the supervisor
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Prior experience as a player, coach, referee in the sport for which you are applying is desired and preferred.
  • MSHSAA, NSA, ASA, USSSA, and USSF certifications are preferred for officials.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communications skills and be able to relate across multiple groups—children, adults, parents, co-workers and supervisors.
  • Must have the ability to accept guidance and supervision.
  • Must be ability to assist in emergency situations; including fire, evacuation, illness or injury.
  • Good character, integrity and adaptability to changing situations are required.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control are required.

To apply for this position please submit your resume, cover letter and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Our application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form. Please note the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Substitute Teachers, Early Childhood Center

The Jewish Community Center has openings for Substitute Teachers at our Chesterfield and Creve Coeur locations. Hours are on an as-needed basis.

Current Openings:

Immediate as well as summer-only positions available

Overview:

The J’s Early Childhood Program is accredited by the State of Missouri and licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We use the Project Construct Curriculum Framework and focus on character-development, value-driven programming for our students.  We provide care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age in a safe, warm, nurturing environment that helps children feel good about themselves and the world around them. Our program operates from 7am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. Applicants should have flexibility to work within our operating schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up, take down, and clean classroom as necessary.
  • Maintain a safe environment for the children at all times.
  • Assist and or lead activities for the children following the lesson plans for the week.
  • Follow all Missouri licensure and JCC guidelines in the course of your work.
  • Perform anecdotal record keeping, for example, daily observations, injury reports, parent inquiries, etc.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and coworkers. Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Communicate and interact appropriately with children
  • Attend in-service workshops, conferences, staff meetings, and special events as required.
  • Earn 18 continuing education credits per year.
  • Incumbent in the position is required to become First Aid and CPR certified upon hire (training provided) and certification must be kept current.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree in Education or related field
  • Prior experience working with children
  • Prior education experience
  • Training and experience using the Project Construct Curriculum Framework

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18
  • High School Diploma (or GED) required.
  • A minimum of nine (9) college credit hours in early childhood, child development, youth development or child/family related courses.
  • Must be proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to physically stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel and lift children up to 50lbs.
  • Able to accompany children outside to playground, to gym class, and to swim class (teachers are in the water)

Teachers are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Registry. Active registration must be maintained for employment at our center. Annual TB testing and current Hepatitis A vaccinations are required per state regulations.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, transcript, cover letter, and salary requirements to careers@jccstl.org. Please identify which position (substitute teacher) you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Our application is available for printing from the employment section of our website, please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

 

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Maintenance II Custodian (Sat/Sun)-Chesterfield

The St. Louis Jewish Community Center has an opening for a part-time Maintenance II: Custodian (Sat/Sun) in our Buildings and Grounds Department at our Chesterfield location.

We are specifically looking for a female Maintenance II: Custodian to service our women’s locker and restrooms during these shifts.

Work schedule for this position is:
Saturday: 9:30am-8pm
Sunday: 9:30am-8pm

Purpose of the Job:

Under the direction of the Operation Supervisor and Assistant Supervisor, to perform custodial work required for the routine cleaning, room set up, and upkeep of the buildings and grounds.

Duties include:

  • Mop, sweep and scrub floors and other surfaces.
  • Clean and dust furniture, exhibit cases, fixtures, windows, doors, trim, and related furnishings.
  • Clean and service restrooms and locker rooms.
  • Launder, fold and restock towels as needed.
  • Collect waste paper and recyclables.
  • Collect debris removed from the buildings and place in containers for removal by truck.
  • Report items that require repair.
  • Move furniture, supplies, and miscellaneous equipment as directed.
  • Help with physical setups in the buildings and on the grounds for meetings and extracurricular performances, such as concerts, lectures, athletic events, etc.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by designated supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED preferred.
  • Ability to read and understand written material and instructions.
  • Must be able to spend majority of shift walking, twisting, bending, pushing, stooping, and pulling.
  • Must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with multiple interruptions.
  • Must be able to stand and exert well-paced mobility.
  • Must be able to push and pull carts weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Prior related experience preferred.

Physical Demands (when working in Laundry):

Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature is moderate and controlled by building environmental systems; however, laundry staff must be able to work in extreme temperatures found in laundry rooms (+80F), possibly for one hour or more. Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 100 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis.

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please be certain to indicate the position title, “Maintenance II- Custodian (Fri/Sat/Sun)”, in the subject line of your email. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Fitness Floor Equipment Attendant - Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has openings for part-time Fitness Floor Equipment Attendants to join our team at our Chesterfield location. All shifts are currently available (day, evening and weekend).

Summary: Position is responsible for day to day inspections and upkeep of equipment, this includes regular cleaning and executing smaller repairs, as directed by supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure all equipment is in working order: inspect equipment and power sources/cords for defects or malfunctions, utilize the Equipment Maintenance Log to communicate resolved and unresolved issues and repairs made, communicate and work with vendors directly to coordinate repairs. Report any issues via established protocol and resources. Ensure appropriate customer communication is in place by updating the communication log on all actions and efforts taken toward resolving documented issues. Execute regular preventative maintenance as needed and recommended by equipment manufacturers.
  • Clean equipment daily: clean the floor, particularly under and around cardiovascular equipment; wipe down equipment pads and grips with disinfectant; dust off or wipe down all exterior surfaces of strength training equipment, raise treadmills and vacuum under decks.
  • Re-rack all weights, bars, and attachments to maintain a neat, organized workout area.
  • Provide quality customer service to our members: welcome all to the Fitness Center, provide encouragement/assistance in achieving fitness goals, answer questions, take messages, answer phone, assist with emergencies, provide members with information as needed, perform adjustments to TVs and viewing screens, and educate members about policies/procedures.
  • Must be knowledgeable about all safety and emergency procedures for the equipment and for the J. Ensure member safety while on duty.
  • Learn, follow, and enforce all J rules, policies and procedures. Follow departmental dress code policy.
  • Be familiar with programs and equipment available at the JCC; share this knowledge with customers.
  • Promptly open or close Fitness Center in accordance with established procedure.
  • Process point of sale transactions and schedule appointments per procedure in CSI.
  • Attend staff and departmental meetings as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification is required. Training provided if necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional customer service is required.
  • Must be able to effectively interact with a diversity of individuals.
  • Prior experience in repair and overhaul of fitness equipment is preferred. Strong mechanical aptitude is required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in working with electronic equipment which includes: televisions, cardio theater systems and viewing screens.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to follow projects to completion while keeping stakeholders informed along the process.
  • Physical effort is required to perform daily duties: lifting and moving weights up to 50lbs, bending, squatting, spotting, sitting, walking, and reaching.

To apply for these positions please submit your resume, cover letter, availability, and completed application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate in the subject line of your email the title of the position you are applying for, “Fitness Floor Equipment Attendant-Chesterfield.”

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Fitness Floor Equipment Attendant - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center currently has openings for part-time Fitness Floor Equipment Attendants to join our team at our Creve Coeur location. All shifts are currently available (day, evening and weekend).

Summary: Position is responsible for day to day inspections and upkeep of equipment, this includes regular cleaning and executing smaller repairs, as directed by supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  • Ensure all equipment is in working order: inspect equipment and power sources/cords for defects or malfunctions, utilize the Equipment Maintenance Log to communicate resolved and unresolved issues and repairs made, communicate and work with vendors directly to coordinate repairs. Report any issues via established protocol and resources. Ensure appropriate customer communication is in place by updating the communication log on all actions and efforts taken toward resolving documented issues. Execute regular preventative maintenance as needed and recommended by equipment manufacturers.
  • Clean equipment daily: clean the floor, particularly under and around cardiovascular equipment; wipe down equipment pads and grips with disinfectant; dust off or wipe down all exterior surfaces of strength training equipment, raise treadmills and vacuum under decks.
  • Re-rack all weights, bars, and attachments to maintain a neat, organized workout area.
  • Provide quality customer service to our members: welcome all to the Fitness Center, provide encouragement/assistance in achieving fitness goals, answer questions, take messages, answer phone, assist with emergencies, provide members with information as needed, perform adjustments to TVs and viewing screens, and educate members about policies/procedures.
  • Must be knowledgeable about all safety and emergency procedures for the equipment and for the J. Ensure member safety while on duty.
  • Learn, follow, and enforce all JCC rules, policies and procedures. Follow departmental dress code policy.
  • Be familiar with programs and equipment available at the JCC; share this knowledge with customers.
  • Promptly open or close Fitness Center in accordance with established procedure.
  • Process point of sale transactions and schedule appointments per procedure in CSI.
  • Attend staff and departmental meetings as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED for the Professional Rescuer certification is required. Training provided if necessary.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional customer service is required.
  • Must be able to effectively interact with a diversity of individuals.
  • Prior experience in repair and overhaul of fitness equipment is preferred. Strong mechanical aptitude is required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in working with electronic equipment which includes: televisions, cardio theater systems and viewing screens.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to follow projects to completion while keeping stakeholders informed along the process.
  • Physical effort is required to perform daily duties: lifting and moving weights up to 50lbs, bending, squatting, spotting, sitting, walking, and reaching.

To apply for these positions please submit your resume, cover letter, availability, and completed application to careers@jccstl.org. Applications are available for printing on the Employment section of our website (note this is not an online application). Please indicate in the subject line of your email the title of the position you are applying for, “Fitness Floor Equipment Attendant-Creve Coeur.”

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Counselor, The Club - Fox Chesterfield

Starting in August, The Jewish Comunity Center has part-time openings for Counselors at The Club, our before and after school care children’s programming. This position will also work the occasional full day (9:00 am- 3:00 pm) on an as-needed basis for our Vacation Day, Spring and Winter Break, and Snow Day programs. Our caring and enthusiastic counselors participate and lead kindergarten through fifth-grade children in a variety of activities such as swimming, crafts, sports, cooking and provide homework help.

Openings available for:

  • Chesterfield location: Monday-Friday, 2:15pm to 6:00pm (starting August 15th)
  • Substitute Counselors

Duties include:

  • Provide quality customer service at all times
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving
  • Guide group/individual children to participate successfully in all aspects of offered activities
  • Assist in teaching or leading activities as needed or as assigned
  • Observe children’s behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures; apply appropriate behavior management techniques
  • Attend all staff meetings as required
  • Assist in enriching programming during snow days and when school is out
  • Maintain good attendance and have reliable transportation
  • Follow all JCC rules, regulations, and standards
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred; Current college student or graduate in related field desired
  • Previous camp or childcare experience essential
  • Must have auditory, visual, ambulatory, cognitive, communications and physical ability to complete major tasks in program
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with one’s peer group, parents, as well as to child’s’ age and skill levels
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Ability to assist in teaching an activity
  • Ability to assist children in emergency situations; including fire, evacuation, illness or injury
  • Should possess good character, integrity and adaptability
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control in a dynamic environment
  • Commitment to both morning and afternoon hours is preferred
  • Past Judaic experiences are a plus

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. The J application is available on the employment section of our website for printing. Note that it is not an online form. Please indicate in the subject line of your email which position (Counselor, The Club-Fox or Substitute Counselor, The Club-Fox) and the location and shift you are applying for.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Counselor, The Club - SFC Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has part-time openings starting in August at the Jewish Community Center for Counselors at The Club our before and after school care children’s programming. This position will also work the occasional full day (9:00 am- 3:00 pm) on an as-needed basis for our Vacation Day, Spring and Winter Break, and Snow Day programs. Our caring and enthusiastic counselors participate and lead kindergarten through fifth-grade children in a variety of activities such as swimming, crafts, sports, cooking and provide homework help.

Openings available for:

  • Creve Coeur location: Monday-Friday, 3 to 6pm
  • Vacation days, Snow Days and Winter/Spring Break programs typically from 8:45am-3:15pm or 11:45am-6:00pm on early release days.
  • Substitute Counselors for both morning, 6:15-8:30am and afternoon, 3-6pm

Duties include:

  • Provide quality customer service at all times
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving
  • Guide group/individual children to participate successfully in all aspects of offered activities
  • Assist in teaching or leading activities as needed or as assigned
  • Observe children’s behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures; apply appropriate behavior management techniques
  • Attend all staff meetings as required
  • Assist in enriching programming during snow days and when school is out
  • Maintain good attendance and have reliable transportation
  • Follow all J rules, regulations, and standards
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred; Current college student or graduate in related field desired
  • Previous camp or childcare experience essential
  • Must have auditory, visual, ambulatory, cognitive, communications and physical ability to complete major tasks in program
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with one’s peer group, parents, as well as to child’s age and skill levels
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision
  • Ability to assist in teaching an activity
  • Ability to assist children in emergency situations; including fire, evacuation, illness or injury
  • Should possess good character, integrity and adaptability
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control in a dynamic environment
  • Commitment to both morning and afternoon hours is preferred
  • Past Judaic experiences are a plus

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org . The J application is available on the employment section of our website for printing. Note that it is not an online form. Please indicate in the subject line of your email which position you are applying for and shifts/days you are available to work (Counselor, The Club- SFC).

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Massage Therapists

The Jewish Community Center has openings for part-time Massage Therapists at our Creve Coeur location. Our spa is housed within our Staenberg Family Complex Health and Wellness Building, a large modern fitness and community-based facility. Our structured and organized spa features a serene and tranquil environment, full laundry service, private and couples massage rooms as well as fully stocked locker rooms featuring showers, steam, sauna, and whirlpool for your clients to use.

Compensation is percentage commission based with hourly draw. Position provides all supplies, marketing and administrative support with no back bar charge to the therapists.

Massage schedules are blocked in 5-hour shifts (am and pm). Day, evening and weekend shifts are available.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform consecutive quality massage sessions.
  • Be able to communicate and promote the benefits of massage therapy to our clientele.
  • Provide an excellent experience by having a helpful and friendly attitude.
  • Responsible for maintaining professionalism and cleanliness of spa.
  • Adhere to local and state licensing laws and regulations.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor, ensuring all communications are professionally handled.
  • Tailor massage sessions to a client’s needs.
  • Be self-motivated at building your business and utilize promotional opportunities available to you.
  • Maintain client confidentiality at all times.
  • Follow all J policies and procedures.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Candidates must hold a valid Missouri State license; no provisional licenses allowed.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform various massage modalities including (but not limited to): Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, PreNatal Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Couples Massage, Aromatherapy Massage, and Chair Massage.
  • Must have demonstrated customer service orientation.
  • Two years of related work experience is preferred.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to create a consistent professional client base and desire to achieve compensation goals increasing revenue on a regular basis.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with clients, colleagues, and management.
  • Available to work one weekend and one evening shift per week and or as needed.
  • Must be team-oriented and able to work for the benefit of the team.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to be punctual and reliable.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please include the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email and indicate the shift(s) you are available to work.

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J Cafe - Concession Counter Attendant

The Jewish Community Center has openings for part time Counter Attendants to join our team to work in our J Café and Concession at our Creve Coeur location. Our J Café and Concession are open seven days per week with midday and early evening shifts available at this time. These part-time positions require flexibility in schedule and will average from 10-25 hours per week depending on candidate availability and business needs.

Summary: Responsibility ranges from cleaning to taking orders, to making food items, to serving the food. The Counter Attendant generally performs an array of duties in a restaurant environment.

Responsibilities

  • Prior to opening, make sure all the ingredients and raw materials are in stock and prepped. Ensure tables and chairs are clean and properly set out as well as make sure the work area is clean.
  • Count and total cash drawer at beginning and end of shift. Turn in totals to supervisor.
  • Take food and beverage orders from the customers. Record and process the orders in our computerized system (CSI), present bill to customer, collect payment and deposit cash.
  • Prepare and serve food and beverages according to customer orders.
  • Ensure napkins, cutlery, straws etc. are made available at each table or upon customers demand.
  • Pick up debris from around the tables, floors, counters, and serving areas.
  • Clean dishes, tables, counters and floor space throughout shift as necessary. Ensure entire restaurant/kitchen area is cleaned before leaving.
  • Take a stock of all the items once the restaurant is closed to customers and report to supervisor.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Work Conditions

Will work in Café (indoors) and Concession (air-conditioned with window to customers outside) which serves outdoor pool area.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED is required.
  • A current ServSafe Sanitation Certificate, preferred.
  • Prior experience and demonstrated ability to ensure high quality food production and presentation is preferred.
  • Knowledge of the general use and care of kitchen equipment, including but not limited to grill machines, deep fryer, soda fountain, coffee machines, etc. is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and decision making skills are required. Must be able to deliver orders without long lead times.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing in English while listening effectively to correctly take orders.
  • Excellent customer service skills with a calm and composed nature to address customer needs and be able to work with difficult customers are necessary.
  • Good housekeeping skills.
  • Basic mathematical skills to accurately process bills and order payments.
  • Must be able to effectively liaise with co-workers, customers, chefs, and managers.
  • Must have basic Microsoft Office Suite knowledge (Word, Excel, Outlook) and demonstrated ability to learn and use inventory and billing/cash register software. We use CSI for this and will train in use of it.
  • Must have the ability to stand for prolonged periods; to lift, bend, stretch, reach, stoop, push, pull and frequently lift up to 35 pounds; and to walk to other areas on campus. Visual and auditory acuity necessary to perform the job is required.

Current Hepatitis A vaccination is required per state regulations (provided if necessary).

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for and your availability in the subject line of your email. Download a PDF of this job posting

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Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

The Jewish Community Center has open positions for Lifeguards and Swim Instructors. These part time positions are available at our Chesterfield and Creve Coeur locations. Our Aquatics program takes place in 6 indoor and outdoor pools and includes lap swimming, water walking, aqua exercise classes, swim team, lessons, water slides, and children’s water play features.

Positions are available immediately for all shifts (days, evenings and weekends) and at both of our locations.

Hiring Bonus! Newly hired lifeguards are eligible to receive a $250 sign on bonus after working your first 100 hours.

Summary:

Lifeguard is responsible for ensuring the safety of facility patrons by preventing and responding to emergencies.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide exemplary customer service to members and provide for their safety and well being of our members by professionally guarding the pool according to J and American Red Cross standards.
  • Recognize and respond quickly and effectively in emergencies complying with all safety and emergency procedures.
  • Enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules and regulations.
  • Teach swim lessons (group/individual) and aquatics exercise classes (with appropriate certifications).
  • Inspect the facility on a daily schedule and report any unsafe conditions or equipment to the supervisor.
  • Assist in maintaining a neat, organized and clean pool deck and aquatics office
  • Answer the telephone and respond to customer questions in a courteous manner taking messages when appropriate.
  • Learn, adhere to, and enforce all J policies and procedures.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance while adhering to applicable dress codes.
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance.
  • Complete records and reports within required timeframes including but not limited to timesheets, accident reports, class rosters, daily inspection reports, etc.
  • Participate in regular in-service training sessions and attend staff meetings.
  • Maintain swimming skills, strength and endurance.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with members while creating a comfortable, positive and welcoming environment.
  • Learn and become familiar with programming and equipment offered at the J to be better able to address customer needs.
  • Assist in promoting aquatics and other agency programs and services
  • Develop further knowledge in aquatics, including but not limited to training provided by the J.
  • Other duties as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must have current certification in either American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid or American Red Cross Waterpark Lifeguarding and First Aid.
  • American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer is required.
  • Instructor certifications are desirable.
  • Prior experience as a lifeguard with demonstrated knowledge of and application of lifeguard surveillance and rescue techniques is required.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills along with the ability to provide exemplary customer service.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills and the ability to read and follow written communications.
  • Must be able to make sound decisions.
  • Position requires flexibility in schedule to open and or close the pools and to work across multiple locations.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the position you are applying for and desired location in the subject line of your email. The J’s employment application is available for printing on the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Personal Trainers

The Jewish Community Center has open part-time positions for Personal Trainers. Positions are located at both our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield facilities. We are looking for nationally certified trainers who are available to work a flexible schedule to meet our clients’ needs. Our facilities offer private personal training studios with cutting-edge equipment, as well as a comprehensive fitness and sports operation including indoor and outdoor spaces for training, aquatics programming, recreational sports leagues, and an extensive group exercise program which include Pilates reformer studios.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and administer safe and effective goal oriented fitness programs, which have been approved by the J and/or the approved national fitness certification agencies.
  • Promote personal training, fitness programs, group exercise, aquatics or other programs pertinent to our member’s needs. Present the benefits of personal training to all members and demonstrate the value of the program. Be aware of and able to offer current Fitness specials/promotions and be aware of programs offered across the J.
  • Perform fitness evaluations and personal training appointments as scheduled or assigned by supervisor. Confirm appointments with customers; be prompt and prepared.
  • Call clients and potential clients to schedule and or confirm appointments. Actively seek to build client book to meet your revenue goals. Establish personal networks and effective interpersonal relationships.
  • Follow all agency record keeping procedures: collecting and processing payments for sessions rendered, timesheets, session tracking sheets, patron information sheets (assessment, release, history), WellStart information, master appointment book, etc.
  • Provide exercise correction to ineffective or unsafe techniques when observed or asked for assistance.
  • Generate member “Success Stories” to share and market the results we help our clients to achieve.
  • When not training a client, trainers are alert and on the floor at all times. Answer questions, answer phones, take messages, assist with emergencies and give any and all information our members may need.
  • Be a continuous learner. Seek out and attend continuing education opportunities offered by the J and the approved national certification agencies.
  • Follow and enforce all club rules and company policies and procedures.
  • Comply with safety, courtesy, and dress code policies.
  • Re-rack all weights and assist in maintaining a neat, organized and clean workout area in the Fitness Center.
  • Adjust and operate all fitness equipment, audio-visual equipment and perform other fitness operations that contribute to our customers’ experience.
  • Attend all meetings and assist in Fitness Center promotion where applicable.
  • All other duties as requested by supervisor.

Note: Special assignments may be determined based upon mutual interests: conducting monthly seminars for our members, assist in development of new programming with niche interest, assist in community outreach projects, work in collaboration as a fitness expert for inter-departmental events and joint programs, etc.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED is required.
  • Must hold a current, nationally recognized Personal Training certification (NASM, NSCA, ACE, etc.) and/or a degree in a related field (i.e. Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology, and Biomechanics).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of personal training techniques, programs, and principles of physical fitness and exercise technique.
  • Six months prior experience in a related field is preferred.
  • Trainers must have active listening skills.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated sales experience and knowledge of the principles of salesmanship.
  • Must be able to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals.
  • Trainers should have flexibility of schedule to meet our patrons’ needs: day, evening, and weekend hours. While no one trainer must work all schedules, our most successful trainers are able to offer hours in all time slots.
  • Must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position: bending, lifting weights of at least 50 pounds, squatting, spotting, reaching, standing, walking, and able to demonstrate exercises/techniques to patrons.

All Trainers are required to hold current CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer certifications. If there is no expiration date on the certification, it will be considered expired one year from the date of issuance.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org .

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Pilates Reformer Instructor

The Jewish Community Center has openings for certified Pilates Reformer Instructors. These part-time positions are available at our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield locations to teach private and small group sessions. Both facilities feature dedicated Mind/Body studios for Yoga and Pilates, Stott reformers, and top-of-the-line instructional equipment (cardio-tramp rebounders, stability chair, barrel, tower trainers, elastic bands, plastic coated hand weights, Pilates/Yoga mats, rings, etc.).

Candidates must have the flexibility of schedule to meet our patrons’ needs, particularly evenings and weekends.

Duties include:

  • Teach a fun, informative and safe class for your participants adhering to standards set by the J as well as those set by the national certifying organizations which we adhere to.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to members.
  • Provide for member safety and well-being.
  • Develop further knowledge in health and fitness, including, but not limited to, the training provided by the J.
  • Learn, follow and utilize policies, procedures, programs and equipment offered through the J.
  • Utilize our scheduling software system to manage group and private sessions.
  • Maintain time sheets in a neat orderly fashion according to company protocol.
  • Attend mandatory meetings and in-house training.
  • Assist in maintaining a neat, organized and clean group exercise room.
  • All other duties as assigned by manager.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • You must hold a nationally recognized Pilates certification to instruct classes at the J
  • You must be currently certified in CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer (training provided if necessary)
  • Prior instructional experience preferred.
  • Must have flexibility of schedule to meet customer needs (days, evenings, and weekends).

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed J application in response to this posting.

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Early Childhood Teacher - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has a part-time opening for a Teacher (Part Time- SFC) to join our Early Childhood Center team at our Creve Coeur location.

Current Part Time Openings:
Creve Coeur location: 3pm to 6pm, Monday- Friday (15 hours per week)

Overview:

The J’s Early Childhood Program is accredited by the State of Missouri and licensed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. We use the Project Construct and Conscious Discipline curriculum frameworks. We provide care for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years of age in a safe, warm, nurturing environment that helps children feel good about themselves and the world around them. Our program operates from 7am to 6pm, Monday – Friday. Applicants should have flexibility to work within our operating schedule.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver curriculum for assigned class
  • Schedule, prepare and conduct parent-teacher conferences for your class.
  • Set up, take down and clean classroom as necessary.
  • Follow all Missouri licensure and J guidelines in the course of your work.
  • Perform anecdotal record keeping, for example, daily observations, injury reports, parent inquiries, etc.
  • Communicate professionally with parents and coworkers. Maintain a professional attitude at all times.
  • Communicate and interact appropriately with children.
  • Attend in-service workshops, conferences, staff meetings, and special events as required.
  • Earn 18 continuing education credits per year.
  • Incumbent in the position is required to become First Aid and CPR certified upon hire (training provided) and certification must be kept current.
  • Maintain a neat and clean appearance.
  • Be punctual and maintain good attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree in Education or related field.
  • Prior experience working with children.
  • Prior education experience.
  • Training and experience using the Project Construct Curriculum Framework.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18.
  • High School Diploma (or GED) required.
  • A minimum of nine (9) college credit hours in early childhood, child development, youth development or child/family related courses.
  • Must be proficient with computers, including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment.
  • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to multi task in a dynamic environment.
  • Able to physically stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel and lift children up to 50lbs.
  • Able to accompany children outside to playground, to gym class, and to swim class (teachers are in the water).

Teachers are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Registry. Active registration in good standing must be maintained for employment at our center. Yearly negative TB test results and current Hepatitis A vaccinations are required.

To apply for this position please submit your resume, cover letter, transcripts, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate which opening (Teacher, Part Time SFC) you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

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Family Center Instructor

We have openings for part-time Family Center Instructors to work with children up to five years of age and their parent(s). Our instructors lead a variety of classes and programs, such as Camp Potpourri, Messy Mornings, Cooking with Kids, etc. These positions are available at both J locations, Creve Coeur and Chesterfield.

Most classes run for one, 6-week session, with a few exceptions. Classes are generally scheduled during morning hours one day per week for one to two hours. Instructors will need to arrive early for set-up and stay after for clean-up as well as allot time for meeting and planning with supervisor as necessary.

Duties include:

  • Meet with Family Center Coordinator prior to the start of class to plan and discuss activities for each week.
  • Determine what supplies are required for each week’s activities, review with supervisor for approval and purchase if necessary.
  • Clean-up between activities and after each day of class.
  • Lead children through planned activities each day, ensuring all are able to participate.
  • Communicate with parents prior to the start of class to introduce yourself and the program.
  • Provide quality customer service at all times.
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving.
  • Help each participant meet class goals established for child development.
  • Guide each individual child to participate successfully in all aspects of class activities.
  • Observe child’s behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures; apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
  • Maintain good attendance.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • Related college degree is preferred.
  • Previous teaching or preschool childcare experience essential.
  • Must have previous experiences instructing or leading groups of children ages 5 and under in one or more of our areas of class interest. Areas include arts and crafts, cooking, music, nature, science, etc.
  • Auditory, visual, ambulatory, cognitive, communications and physical ability to complete major tasks for class.
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with parents, as well as to children’s age and skill levels.
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision.
  • Ability to assist in teaching themed activities for circle time (if applicable) and age-appropriate class activities.
  • Ability to assist children in emergency situations; including fire, evacuation, illness or injury.
  • Good character, integrity and adaptability.
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and self-control.

To apply for this position please send your resume, cover letter and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org . In the subject line of your email, please indicate the title of the position for which you are applying.

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New Jewish Theatre AV Technician

The Jewish Community Center has part-time (as needed) openings for A/V Technicians to join our Cultural Arts department in support of the New Jewish Theatre, the New Jewish Theatre’s Youth Theatre, as well as in support of facility rentals and events at the J. We are looking for candidates who are able to work days, evenings or weekends as required in support of the production schedule. The New Jewish Theatre produces five shows per year in our 125-seat black box theatre, and our Youth Theatre produces three shows per year in our Performing Arts Center. Performance dates for both New Jewish Theatre and the Youth Theatre are available on our website. Rentals and special events take place throughout the year at the J.

Purpose:
To assist NJT’s Technical Director with any of the audio and lighting requirements of NJT productions and with requirements for J events and rentals.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide assistance with lighting hang and focus.
  • Help with set up of sound equipment for productions.
  • Assist with running of light and sound boards during rehearsals and productions as required.
  • Assist with A/V needs for J events and rentals which can include light/sound design, set up of speakers, microphones, lights, light and sound boards, and running of light and sound boards during events.
  • Assist with the dismantling of light and sound equipment and putting away in appropriate storage.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED is required. College degree in related field is preferred.
  • Related professional technical theatre experience preferred. Experience with theatre sound engineering and design, as well as in practices of stage lighting are desired.
  • Familiarity with current audio and lighting technology is required.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated implementation of safe theatre and safe shop practices are required.
  • Knowledge of and capability to utilize tools necessary for lighting hang and focus is required.
  • Able to lift, carry, push, and pull objects not to exceed 80 pounds.
  • Able to climb and work with the use of a ladder, scaffolding, and or mechanical lift up to 25 ft in elevation.
  • Must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule in support of the above events which will include days, evenings and weekends. Hours fluctuate based on production schedule.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

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New Jewish Theatre Construction Technician

The Jewish Community Center has part-time (as needed), openings for Construction Technicians to join our Cultural Arts department in support of the New Jewish Theatre and the New Jewish Theatre’s Youth Theatre. We are looking for candidates who are able to work days, evenings or weekends as required in support of the production schedule. The New Jewish Theatre produces five shows per year in our 125-seat black box theatre, and our Youth Theatre produces three shows per year in our Performing Arts Center. Performance dates for both New Jewish Theatre and the Youth Theatre are available on our website. Set construction begins approximately 4-5 weeks prior to performances.

Purpose:
To assist NJT’s Technical Director with the construction and management of sets for NJT in our Black Box Theatre and Performing Arts Center.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with all set construction under the direction of the Technical Director.
  • Together with the Technical Director, ensure all sets are built according to design, building, and safety guidelines.
  • Assist with the load in of stage sets ensuring that the set is properly secured and in place.
  • Assist with the dismantling of sets as required and storing those components which can be reused.
  • Maintain a clean and organized shop space.
  • May be asked to work as stage crew during performances if necessary.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED is required. College degree in related field is preferred.
  • Related professional technical theatre experience preferred.
  • Advanced carpentry skills and knowledge of construction methods are required.
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated implementation of safe theatre practices and safe shop practices are required.
  • Knowledge of and capability to utilize power tools (saws, drills, compressor, etc.) is required.
  • Able to lift, carry, push, and pull objects not to exceed 80 pounds.
  • Able to climb and work with the use of a ladder, scaffolding and or mechanical lift up to 25 ft in elevation.
  • Must be able to accommodate a flexible schedule in support of the above events which will include days, evenings and weekends. Hours fluctuate based on production schedule.

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Seasonal

Seasonal Maintenance II Laundry Attendant-Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a Seasonal Maintenance II-Laundry Attendant to work May 29 to September 4, 2018 at our Chesterfield facility. We are specifically seeking a female laundry attendant to attend to the women’s locker rooms during these shifts.

The work schedule for this position is:
Sunday-Thursday, 8am to 4:30pm

Position Summary:

The Laundry Attendant maintains a clean and healthy environment within the JCC.  Duties include laundry, controlling stock and inventory, seeing to general cleanliness, making coffee, and more while maintaining customer service and hospitality to our members.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide outstanding customer service to our customers in all interactions.
  • Sort, fold, and wash laundry.
  • Collect and deliver laundry from/to various points within our facility including locker rooms.
  • Safely operate necessary equipment to perform job tasks (clothes washer, clothes dryer, elevator, etc.).
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization throughout work area.
  • Assist other Building and Grounds team members in maintaining a clean and organized facility.
  • Help with general cleanliness tasks as necessary, such as restocking paper towels, wiping down the counters, picking up used towels, cleaning unexpected spills, etc.
  • Perform inventory as necessary.
  • Follow and abide by all JCC rules and policies.
  • Attend JCC and departmental meetings as required.
  • Regular attendance is essential for successful performance in this role.
  • Other duties as requested by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is preferred.
  • Prior customer service experience is desired.
  • Prior laundry experience is preferred; however, will train.
  • General knowledge of basic cleaning chemicals and their safety is a plus.
  • Must be able to speak, read, write and understand the primary language used in the workplace; good written and verbal communications skills are essential.
  • Must possess basic computational ability.
  • Must be able to spend majority of shift walking, twisting, bending, pushing, stooping, and pulling.
  • Must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with multiple interruptions.
  • Must be able to stand and exert well-paced mobility.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs on a regular and continuing basis.
  • Must be able to push and pull carts weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.

Physical Demands:

Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature is moderate and controlled by building environmental systems; however, laundry staff must be able to work in extreme temperatures found in laundry rooms (+80F), possibly for one hour or more. Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 100 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis.

To apply for this position, please email your resume, cover letter and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please be certain to identify the position and location for which you are applying in the subject line of your email (Seasonal Maintenance II-Laundry Attendant-Chesterfield). The J’s employment application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Note that this is not an online form.

The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Maintenance III Seasonal Grounds Person – Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a Maintenance III-Seasonal Grounds Person. This position is 40 hours per week for the summer season which extends from May 1 to October 1, 2018. Position is primarily located at our Creve Coeur location.

The work schedule is Sunday-Thursday 5:30am-2pm; Days off on Friday and Saturday

Purpose of the Job:

Under the supervision of the Maintenance III Grounds Lead Person and Maintenance III Supervisor, this seasonal position is responsible for the construction, maintenance, and repair of grounds, lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, secondary roads, parking areas, athletic and recreation fields, and other facilities and areas. At times, will be required to work with and provide direction to vendors performing tasks for the JCC.

Essential Tasks:

  • Ability to read and understand written material and instructions.
  • Check time and inventory materials to be used for each job.
  • Responsible for road grading and repair, sprinkling, street cleaning, and drainage.
  • Attend to and/or supervise vendors in the care and maintenance of the lawns.
  • Attend to weed eradication.
  • Maintain and take care of shrubs and hedges, tree removal, planting, and spraying.
  • Maintain playing fields, picnic areas, and other outdoor venues throughout the summer season.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by a designated supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Three years of experience in grounds maintenance or comparable experience.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of lawn and garden equipment and tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of materials, methods, and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of grounds, shrubs, hedges, and trees.
  • Ability to lift objects not to exceed 80 pounds.
  • Ability to climb and work with the use of a ladder.
  • Ability to obtain and use a Commercial Chauffeur’s Driver’s license.
  • Ability to operate a tractor and lawn equipment.
  • Ability to hear motor and engine noises.

Position requires clearance of pre-employment criminal and motor vehicle records screenings, pre-employment physical and drug screen. Position is part of our random drug testing pool.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, “Maintenance III- Seasonal Grounds Person”. Our employment application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s eVerify Program.

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Maintenance II Seasonal Custodian- Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a Seasonal Maintenance II- Custodian. This role is responsible for the custodial work required for the routine cleaning, room set up, and upkeep of the buildings and grounds during the summer season. Particular attention will be paid to the pool, pool house, and day camp pavilion. This position is for our summer season (May 29 to September 4, 2018). The work schedule is Monday-Friday 3 to 10:30pm and will be located at our Creve Coeur campus.

Duties include:

  • Mop, sweep and scrub floors and other surfaces.
  • Clean and dust furniture, exhibit cases, fixtures, windows, doors, trim, and related furnishings.
  • Clean and service restrooms and locker rooms.
  • Launder, fold and restock towels as needed.
  • Move furniture, supplies, and miscellaneous equipment as directed.
  • Collect waste paper and recyclables.
  • Help with physical setups in the buildings and on the grounds for meetings and extracurricular performances, such as concerts, lectures, athletic events, etc.
  • Sweep debris from entrances, walks and drives.
  • Lock and unlock doors to classrooms, lecture rooms, offices, etc.
  • Collect debris removed from the buildings and place in containers for removal by truck.
  • Replace burnt out light bulbs as needed.
  • Report items that require repair.
  • Cultivate and care for shrubbery, trees, flowers and lawns during the summer season as requested.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by designated supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Grade School graduation
  • High School Diploma/GED preferred.
  • Ability to read and understand written material and instructions.
  • Ability to lift objects not to exceed 80 pounds.
  • Ability to climb and work with the use of a ladder
  • Prior related experience preferred.
  • Must be able to spend majority of shift walking, twisting, bending, pushing, stooping, and pulling.
  • Must be capable of working in a fast-paced environment with multiple interruptions.
  • Must be able to stand and exert well-paced mobility.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs on a regular and continuing basis.
  • Must be able to push and pull carts weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.

Physical Demands:

Work tasks are performed both indoors (laundry) and outdoors. Temperature is moderate and controlled by building environmental systems in the laundry; however, laundry staff must be able to work in extreme temperatures found in laundry rooms (+80F), possibly for one hour or more. Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 100 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis. Cleaning of the pool, pool house and day camp pavilion is performed outdoors in summer temperatures so candidate must be able to work in summer heat and humidity.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please place the full title of this position in the subject line of your email (Seasonal Maintenance II Custodian). The J’s employment application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Note that this is not an online form.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s eVerify program.

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Seasonal Groundsperson - Camp Sabra

We have an opening at the Jewish Community Center’s Camp Sabra for a Seasonal Groundsperson. This position is 40 hours per week for the summer season which extends from June- August. Position is located at our resident camp in Rocky Mount, MO (local residents, please, as housing is not available).

Purpose of the Job:

Under the supervision of the Camp Director and Caretaker, this seasonal position is primarily responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the grounds at camp: lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, secondary roads, parking areas, athletic and recreation fields, and other facilities and areas. As necessary, may also be asked to help the team with the maintenance and repair of our buildings. At times, will be required to work with and provide direction to vendors performing tasks for the JCC.

Essential Tasks:

  • Provide quality customer service always; maintain professional and courteous manner.
  • Responsible for road grading and repair, sprinkling, and drainage.
  • Attend to and/or supervise vendors in the care and maintenance of the buildings and grounds.
  • Attend to weed eradication.
  • Maintain and take care of shrubs and hedges, tree removal, planting, and spraying.
  • Maintain playing fields, picnic areas, and other outdoor venues throughout the summer season.
  • Check time and inventory materials to be used for each job.
  • Complete assigned maintenance work orders, logging work performed as required.
  • Assist in the maintenance and repair of the interiors and exteriors of the buildings as requested.
  • Perform related duties as assigned by a designated supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Valid MO driver’s license is required.
  • One to three years of experience in grounds maintenance or comparable experience.
  • Ability to read and understand written material and instructions.
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of lawn and garden equipment and tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of materials, methods, and equipment used in the construction and maintenance of buildings and grounds, shrubs, hedges, and trees.
  • Ability to lift objects not to exceed 80 pounds.
  • Ability to climb and work with the use of a ladder.
  • Ability to operate a tractor and lawn equipment.
  • Ability to hear motor and engine noises.

Position requires clearance of pre-employment criminal and motor vehicle records screenings, pre-employment physical and drug screen. Position is part of our random drug testing pool.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, “Seasonal Groundsperson”. Our employment application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note that this is not an online form.

The JCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s eVerify Program.

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Area Director

The Jewish Community Center’s Camp Sabra has an open position for Area Directors.  Camp Sabra is our residential summer camp located on 3.5 miles of beautiful shoreline at Lake of the Ozarks. Our resident camp operates from May 26 to August 3  (including staff orientation). Our campers are entering third through tenth grades and come to enjoy our beautiful peninsula to enjoy music, drama, Israeli culture, Judaics, swimming, sailing, water skiing, arts and crafts, land sports, ropes course, hiking and the making of lifelong friendships.

Summary:

Area Director is responsible for the training, supporting and evaluating area staff, facilitating daily programming and creating skill-based curriculum.

Responsibilities:

  • Care for the welfare of everyone in the unit and serve as a problem-solving resource for campers and staff
  • Recognize and be proactive in solving problems within the unit
  • Inform Supervisor of any equipment, camper or staff issues
  • Communicate daily with staff regarding camper issues, scheduling and general camp issues
  • Relay important camp information from administration to staff and vice versa
  • Monitor camper and counselor assignments for the day
  • Provide support for Unit Heads in facilitating evening programs
  • Correct inappropriate staff behavior as quickly and discreetly as possible
  • Be willing to fill-in for a staff member who needs time off or is ill, etc.
  • Help ensure staff morale by encouraging staff to get enough rest, take time and days off as allotted and engage in recreational opportunities available to them
  • Formally evaluate staff twice a season, conducting other evaluations as necessary
  • Evaluate current season and make suggests for following season
  • Create an area-binder with a summary, program calendar, program description and any other pertinent content for future Area Directors
  • Assist with the dining hall supervision. This entails organization during meals, cleaning after meals, as well as announcements and cheering
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and daily Area Director meetings
  • Work on various unit/all camp programming as assigned
  • Participate in evening “On-Duty” rotation
  • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

Qualifications:

  • Must have high school diploma or GED. Current college students or graduates are preferred.
  • Previous camp staff experience
  • Desire and ability to work with children
  • Must be able to work outdoors in summertime heat, humidity and sun
  • Ability to supervise staff, make scheduling assignments and teach skills to campers and staff
  • Ability to supervise one’s peer group and work as part of a group
  • Ability to follow a schedule and manage one’s own and other’s time
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision

To apply, please go to www.campsabra.com/staff/ to complete the online staff application.

The Jewish Community Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Cabin Staff: Counselors

The Jewish Community Center’s Camp Sabra has openings for Cabin Staff: Counselors to join our team for a summer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our resident camp operates from June 3 to August 3 (June 1 to August 3 for new staff), including staff orientation. Our campers are entering third through tenth grades and come to enjoy our beautiful peninsula to enjoy music, drama, Israeli culture, swimming, sailing, water skiing, arts and crafts, land sports, ropes course, hiking and the making of lifelong friendships.

Summary:

The counselor is the primary live-in caretaker of the campers. Your responsibility is your bunk of campers. You are responsible for facilitating the daily routine, planning activities, and implementing programs for your campers. Counselors will also work one period a day at a program area where they contribute to facilitating learning-based curriculum. You are supervised by a unit supervisor and an area supervisor.

Responsibilities:

  • To know every camper by name, and their social, physical and emotional status
  • To always know where your campers are and need to be
  • To be at the appropriate place at all appropriate times
  • To be the timekeeper of the cabin – this includes waking the campers, making sure they are at all scheduled activities on time, and putting them to bed
  • To make your cabin group feel unique through attention, care, and special programs
  • To work as a team with your co-counselor and/or specialists, sharing responsibility
  • Training the S.C.T.’s in your cabin/area and modeling positive staff behaviors
  • To create cabin programming and share in the responsibilities of unit programming
  • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor

The duties of a Camp Sabra counselor encompass the campers’ safety and well-being, both emotionally and physically. The true description of a camp counselor’s job is without limits and is forever encouraging imagination and creativity.

Qualifications:

  • Must have high school diploma or GED
  • Desire and ability to work with children
  • Must be able to work outdoors in summertime heat, humidity and sun
  • Ability to safely supervise children
  • Must be able to follow a schedule and manage one’s own and other’s time
  • Must be able to accept coaching and supervision

To apply, please go to www.campsabra.com/staff/ to complete the online staff application.

The Jewish Community Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Cabin Staff: Specialists

The Jewish Community Center’s Camp Sabra is seeking Cabin Staff: Specialists to join our team for a summer at the Lake of the Ozarks. Our resident camp operates from  June 3 to August 3 (June 1 to August 3 for new staff), including staff orientation. Our campers are entering third through tenth grades and come to enjoy our beautiful peninsula to enjoy music, drama, Israeli culture, Judaics, swimming, sailing, water skiing, arts and crafts, land sports, ropes course, hiking and the making of lifelong friendships.

Summary:

A specialist’s primary role in camp is to run their program area, but they also have responsibilities to their cabin and village. You have two supervisors – one for your program area, and the other for your cabin duties. Areas of specialty are: Judaics, Arts and Crafts, Drama, Swim, Sail, Nature/Outdoor Campcraft, Music, Water Skiing, Ropes, and Israeli Culture.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparing your area with all necessary supplies and equipment
  • Ensuring the safety of all campers at your activity
  • Training the S.C.T’s at your program area and modeling positive staff behaviors
  • Planning skill-based, creative, and challenging activities that meet the level of the campers
  • Creating back-up programs for rainy days
  • Identifying and building connections with campers who show interest in your program area
  • Engaging campers at all times while at your activity
  • Other duties as assigned by your supervisor

During all other times of the day, your responsibility is your cabin group, and your role is that of a counselor. This includes involvement in evening programs, wake up and bed time, meals, and night patrol rotations.

Qualifications:

  • Must have high school diploma or GED
  • Desire and ability to work with children
  • Must be able to work outdoors in summertime heat, humidity and sun
  • Ability to safely supervise children
  • Must be able to follow a schedule and manage one’s own and other’s time
  • Must be able to accept coaching and supervision

To apply, please go to www.campsabra.com/staff/ to complete the online staff application.

The Jewish Community Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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Unit Heads

The Jewish Community Center’s Camp Sabra has an open position for Unit Heads.   Camp Sabra is our residential summer camp located on 3.5 miles of beautiful shoreline at Lake of the Ozarks. Our resident camp operates from May 26 to August 3 (including staff orientation). Our campers are entering third through tenth grades and come to enjoy our beautiful peninsula to enjoy music, drama, Israeli culture, Judaics, swimming, sailing, water skiing, arts and crafts, land sports, ropes course, hiking and the making of lifelong friendships.

Summary:

Unit Head is responsible for the training, supporting and evaluating area staff, facilitating daily programming and managing cabin group schedules.

Responsibilities:

  • Care for the welfare of everyone in the unit and serve as a problem-solving resource for campers and staff
  • Recognize and be proactive in solving problems within the unit
  • Inform Supervisor of any equipment, camper or staff issues
  • Communicate daily with staff regarding camper issues, scheduling and general camp issues
  • Relay important camp information from administration to staff and vice versa
  • Monitor camper and counselor assignments for the day
  • Facilitating evening programs
  • Correct inappropriate staff behavior as quickly and discreetly as possible
  • Be willing to fill-in for a staff member who needs time off or is ill, etc.
  • Help ensure staff morale by encouraging staff to get enough rest, take time and days off as allotted and engage in recreational opportunities available to them
  • Formally evaluate staff twice a season, conducting other evaluations as necessary
  • Evaluate current season and make suggests for following season
  • Create an unit binder with a summary, program calendar, program description and any other pertinent content for future Unit Heads
  • Assist with the dining hall supervision. This entails organization during meals, cleaning after meals, as well as announcements and cheering
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and daily Unit Head meetings
  • Work on various unit/all camp programming as assigned
  • Participate in evening “On-Duty” rotation
  • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

Qualifications:

  • Must have high school diploma or GED. Current college students or graduates are preferred.
  • Previous camp staff experience
  • Desire and ability to work with children
  • Must be able to work outdoors in summertime heat, humidity and sun
  • Ability to supervise staff, make scheduling assignments and teach skills to campers and staff
  • Ability to supervise one’s peer group and work as part of a group
  • Ability to follow a schedule and manage one’s own and other’s time
  • Ability to accept guidance and supervision

To apply, please go to www.campsabra.com/staff/ to complete the online staff application.

The Jewish Community Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify program.

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