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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

Teacher – Chesterfield (Full-time)
Maintenance III: Assistant Supervisor Operations

Part time

Teacher – Chesterfield (Part-time)
Member Services Coordinator – Creve Coeur (Part-time)
Member Services Coordinator – Chesterfield (Part-time)
Club Counselor – Chesterfield
Club Counselor – Creve Coeur
Inclusion Shadow – Creve Coeur
Food Service Assistant – Creve Coeur (Part-time)

Lifeguard and 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 six 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 we are now hiring for summer at both of our locations.

Base lifeguard rate is $11 per hour. Employees at the J receive a complimentary staff membership.

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.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Catering Associate - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has openings for part-time Catering Associates to join our Kitchen J team. These positions are based primarily at our Creve Coeur location though, on occasion, staff may be called upon to go to our Chesterfield location or to local locations for catering. These positions are scheduled on an as needed basis in support of our catering needs.

Summary:
The Catering Associate position enhances the ability of Kitchen J to cater meals and meetings of J programs, rentals, and for events external to the J.  This position will help to prepare and serve meals and provide set-up and cleaning services for all assigned events as needed. Regulations require Hepatitis A vaccination for this position.

Duties:

  • Prepare hot and cold foods, baked goods, salads and/or desserts as dictated by menu and as directed by supervisor
  • Provide exemplary customer service.
  • Coordinate logistics regarding use of kitchen facility and kitchen equipment/supplies with supervisor.
  • Work with supervisor to order necessary ingredients for each event/program
  • Maintain high standards of food quality and food presentation
  • Assist and manage food service at events/programs as needed.
  • Maintain cleanliness in kitchen and storage areas.
  • Clean equipment as needed.
  • Responsible for clean-up.
  • Maintain sanitation standards.
  • Adhere to Kashrut laws.
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required; additional culinary training/schooling preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-4 years of prior food preparation experience.
  • Safe Serve Certification is a plus.
  • Ability to read recipes and prepare food as directed.
  • Knowledge of weights and measurements necessary for proper food preparation.
  • Knowledge of tools and equipment needed for food production.
  • Good physical condition, including the ability to stand for prolonged periods, lift up to 25lbs, bend, stretch, and walk to other areas on campus.
  • Clean personal appearance.
  • Visual and auditory acuity.

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

To apply for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to careers@jccstl.org. Please be sure to include the title of the position you are applying for, “Catering Associate,” in the subject line of your email. 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.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Substitute Teachers - Creve Coeur and Chesterfield

The St. Louis Jewish Community Center has openings for Substitute Teachers at our Chesterfield and Creve Coeur locations. Our center is open Monday-Friday, 7am to 6pm. Hours are on an as needed basis and applicants must be available to work during our hours of operation.

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.

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.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 18 is required.
  • High School Diploma (or GED) required.
  • Must meet educational requirements for position as set by Missouri Accreditation.  Current requirements can be found at moaccreditation.org
  • College degree in Education or related field is preferred.
  • Prior experience working with children is required.
  • Prior experience in a school or educational setting is preferred.
  • Training and experience using the Project Construct Curriculum Framework is preferred (or training will be provided).
  • Training and experience using Conscious Discipline is preferred (or training will be provided).
  • 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 cover letter and resume to careers@jccstl.org. Please identify which position (substitute teacher) you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Please indicate your location preference as well. 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.

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 .

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

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.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.