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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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Current Open Positions

Full time

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.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Executive Assistant

The Jewish Community Center has an upcoming opening for a full time Executive Assistant to join our team in support of the office of the President and CEO. Full time positions at the J are eligible for our employee benefits package which includes medical, dental, company paid life, long term disability and ad&d insurances, voluntary insurances, pension, 403b, membership and program discounts.

Summary:

Provides confidential support to President and CEO, overseeing all aspects of the schedule, meetings, board and donor interactions, including Executive team and Board meetings and special projects assigned. Serves as focal point for Tributes for the Development team and provides administrative support to various departments. This role has an important responsibility in providing customer service to our donors, members, guests and staff.

Essential Tasks:

  • Administrative responsibilities include presentation, letter, and report composition, updating rosters, maintaining files, distribution of faxes, scheduling of appointments, meeting planning and room reservation, preparation of and reconciliation of bills, management of items requiring President’s review/signature, taking and compiling of meeting minutes, etc.
  • Manage incoming phone calls and visitors for self and President and CEO ensuring all calls are responded to promptly (within 24 hours).
  • Undertake, lead or facilitate special projects as assigned for the President and CEO.
  • Meet with President and CEO on routine basis to provide status updates
  • Facilitate customer comment cards responses by researching the issue with the internal department, crafting a first draft and providing to President and CEO.
  • Coordinate all Board of Directors events and meetings. Reserve rooms, send meeting notifications and reminders, track responses and attendance, check community calendars for conflicts and place meetings as appropriate on community calendars, etc.
  • Attend, prepare and distribute handouts, take minutes and attendance for Board of Directors and related meetings. Compile new Board member biographies and arrange for photos to be taken and displayed.
  • Maintain and update Governance workbook (for yearly selection of new board members and officers).
  • Purchase gifts for outgoing board members, emerging leader recipient and president’s award recipient.
  • In support of the Development team, process online tributes and miscellaneous donations in Raiser’s Edge as well as in CSI for deposits. Sell tribute card packets and process transaction.
  • Prepare and run reports: end of month campaign reports for CFO, first of month run tribute statements and edit those with drawing accounts.
  • Maintain, update, and share various lists: Annual Meeting invitation list, birthday list, board roster (also update in Raisers Edge and JCCA), agency phone rosters, weekly obituaries
  • Prepare monthly employee newsletter.
  • Identify, with Payroll, upcoming employee service award recipients and purchase gifts. Prepare service certificates.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required; college degree is preferred.
  • 5-10 years prior administrative assistant experience providing support to executive leadership is required.
  • Understanding of philanthropy is necessary; knowledge of our donor network and or Jewish philanthropy is desired.
  • Must have demonstrated skill in use of office equipment including, but not limited to, computer, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint), Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge, dictation equipment, fax and copy machines, calculator, etc. Must have demonstrated capability to learn new software in order to use industry-specific tools.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with strong phone and customer service skills are required. Ability to read and understand written material and instructions is required.
  • Prior event or meeting planning experience is strongly desired.
  • Project management and facilitation skills are necessary.
  • Visual and auditory acuity to perform all necessary job functions.

To apply for this position, please send 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.

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.

Sports & Recreation Coordinator

The St. Louis Jewish Community Center has an opening for a full-time Sports & Recreation Coordinator. This full-time, non-exempt position is eligible for our employee benefits package including medical, dental, paid vacation, paid holidays, paid sick days, pension, 403b, life insurance, membership and program discounts, etc.  This position works at both our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield location depending on programming schedule.

Position Overview

The Sports & Recreation Department (SR) promotes wellness as the primary goal by offering programming that supports the physical, social and emotional well-being of our participants. Success is achieved through community outreach, quality programming, upholding Jewish values, professional staffing and fiscal responsibility. The Sports and Recreation Coordinator is responsible for management and implementation of youth and adult sports programming, leagues, special events, St. Louis Senior Olympics and day camp programs. This position works collaboratively with the Director of Youth Sports and the Director of Adult Sports & Maccabi to ensure the upkeep and quality of the sports and recreation programs.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in planning, organizing and supervising of programs including but not limited to basketball, baseball/softball, soccer, flag football, racquetball, volleyball, new programming, tournaments, and special events such as Triathlons and the Labor Day Run. Generate, integrate and share new ideas, using creativity and knowledge of competition, current trends and cutting-edge programs.
  • Share in the responsibilities for supervision of facilities, staff, volunteers, public relations, and program management. Act as supervisor on duty for league games.
  • Together with the Director of Youth Sports and the Director of Adult Sports & Maccabi plan program budgets and help in managing all programs according to planned budgets.
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Adult Sports & Maccabi and the St. Louis Senior Olympics steering committee to implement a strategic plan that contributes to the continued to success of the games.
  • Work with Hyman Multin Sports Camp Director to plan, staff, lead, implement, supervise camp schedule and assist with special events and field trips, staff orientation, and help to define camp goals.
  • Teach, coach, work with and supervise children of all abilities and needs on a daily basis.
  • Assist Delegation Head with JCC Macabbi Games and Artsfest programming.
  • Partner with other JCC departments (i.e. Early Childhood or Family Center) for programming ideas, needs, and audience outreach. Ensure continuity and consistency is maintained across both locations.
  • Supervise and mentor staff to carry out assigned programs and activities. Set clear expectations for each member of the team; provide guidance and feedback on a regular basis both to the staff and to your supervisor.
  • Build positive relationships with participants to ensure their quality experience and promote program participation.
  • Actively seek feedback from program participants through conversation and ongoing assessment of programs using JCC survey resources. Make changes or develop new programming as appropriate.
  • Observe participant behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, teach and monitor proper use of equipment, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
  • Maintain parent communications including phone calls, e-mail, and face-to-face discussions in timely and professional manner.
  • Maintain all written records including attendance, waivers, registrations, league standings, etc.
  • Attend staff orientation and meetings when necessary.
  • Adhere to all JCC and departmental policies.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED is required.
  • Bachelors degree is preferred either in related field (Recreation Science, Physical Education, Exercise Science), or unrelated field with directly applicable work experience in sports and recreation.
  • Must demonstrate successful organizational and supervisory skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and problem solve efficiently.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Must hold/maintain current American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification (JCC can provide training)
  • Must have the ability to relate in positive manner with members and fellow staff while providing exceptional customer service at all times.
  • Must have proven skill in the use of Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and must have proven ability to learn new software programs as industry specific software will be used as part of this position.
  • Must be physically capable to perform manual labor, work both indoors and outdoors, and have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays

To apply for this position, please submit your resume, cover letter, and completed JCC application to careers@jccstl.org. Please make sure to indicate the position you are applying for (Sports and Recreation Coordinator- FT) in the subject line of your email. The JCC’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Note that this is not an online form; please scan and attach to your email.

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

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Program Registrar

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a Program Registrar to join our Membership team. This full time, non-exempt position is primarily located at our Creve Coeur location but on occasion may have to work at our Chesterfield location. Full-time employees at the J are eligible for our employee benefits program which includes 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.

Normal work schedule is 9am to 5pm (37.5 hours per week)

Summary: Provide great customer service to our customers as their central point of contact for program registrations. Ensure registrations are accurately processed with appropriate payment and completed forms.

Responsibilities:

  • Process program registrations in CSI (incoming from mail, phone, in-person) for multiple JCC departments.
  • Proactively handle communications regarding payment to ensure that all payments are received prior to program participation. Actively coordinate with customers, program staff, accounting staff, and collections/scholarship coordinator.
  • Run reports and download/manipulate in Excel as needed for program management regarding registrations; proactively alert if programs are filled.
  • Learn about and maintain current knowledge about JCC programming to answer customer questions and or to connect customers to the appropriate agency contact.
  • Assist with Member Services Department (data entry, running payments, returning calls) on an as-needed basis.
  • Adhere to JCC policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • College degree preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Prior experience using CSI/Spectrum preferred.
  • Prior collections experience preferred.
  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification is required for the position; training provided.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills and ability to delight customers and tactfully handle situations.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Must be able to solve problems and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.

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.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Member Services Coordinator FT Opener - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a full-time 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). These positions are located at both our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield locations. 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.

Available Position Is:
Creve Coeur – Opener (40 hours per week)
Sunday and Monday are days off
Tuesday-Friday 5am-1:30pm
Saturday 6:45am-3:15pm

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.

For more information about the J, please see our website: www.jccstl.org.

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 FT Creve Coeur Opener”.

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.

Member Services Coordinator FT Closer - Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a full-time 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). These positions are located at both our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield locations. 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.

Available Position Is:
Chesterfield -Closer (40 hours per week)
Sunday 11:30am to 8pm
Monday- Thursday 1:30pm to 10pm
Friday and Saturday are days off

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 FT Chesterfield Closer”.

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.

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 8am to 4pm and Th-F 9am to 5pm

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

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.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

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.

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Part time

Sports & Recreation Program Assistants

The Jewish Community Center has openings for Sports and Recreation Program Assistants to join our Sports, Recreation and Aquatics team. These part-time positions are available at both of our locations (Creve Coeur and Chesterfield) depending on time of year and the corresponding sports programs and leagues on our schedule. Work schedule is typically weekday evenings and daytime on the weekends. On occasion, special events may be held at additional locations.

Summary:
The Sports Recreation & Aquatics Department (SRA) promotes wellness as the primary goal by offering programming that supports the physical, social and emotional well being of our participants.  Success is achieved through community outreach, quality programming, upholding Jewish values, professional staffing and fiscal responsibility. Adult & Youth Sports are a core component to the SRA Department with sports including basketball, floor hockey, baseball/softball, soccer, flag football, ultimate frisbee, volleyball and special events such as the Senior Olympics, sports camps, Triathlons, Maccabi/Jr. Maccabi and Labor Day Run.

The Sports and Recreation Program Assistant will be responsible for working with SRA staff and volunteers in order to successfully implement these programs.

Duties include:

  • Under the guidance of the program supervisor assist with skill instruction, coaching, creation and running of drills, practice sessions, etc. for assigned programs.
  • Assist with officiating as needed, including the calling of fouls, rule violations, communicating with coaches and players while maintaining a professional demeanor. Help the players to learn the game by providing explanations of calls.
  • Accurately record the score of the game and required statistics for the sport.
  • Under the guidance of the program supervisor assist with the set up of the facility, indoors or outdoors, for programming. This could include fields, courts, special events, etc.
  • Provide quality customer service at all times while at the same time building relationships with participants to ensure they have a quality experience and promote program participation.
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem-solving escalating to supervisor as necessary.
  • Attend all staff meetings, clinics, and training sessions as requested.
  • Maintain good attendance and be punctual to programs, events, games and meetings.
  • Adhere to JCC and departmental policies as set forth by supervisor
  • All other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Prior experience as a player, coach, referee, or scorekeeper in the sport for which you are applying is desired and preferred.
  • Prior knowledge of rules of play for sports we offer is desired. Must be willing and able to learn unfamiliar sports.
  • Must be able to count and calculate statistics related to the games.
  • Desire and ability to work with children (for youth programs). Prior experience working with children preferred.
  • 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 able 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.
  • Must have the auditory, visual, ambulatory, cognitive, communications and physical ability to move equipment around the playing field/court as needed.
  • Must be physically capable to perform manual labor, work both indoors and outdoors, and have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

For additional information about the J, please see our website www.jccstl.org

To apply for this position please submit your cover letter, resume 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, “Sports and Recreation Program Assistant”. The J’s application is available for printing from the employment section of our website where you will also find instructions on where to send it to. 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 II: Laundry Attendant (Sa/Su/M) - Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a part-time Maintenance II: Laundry Attendant (Sat/Sun/Mon) to join our team. This position is located at our Creve Coeur facility. We are specifically looking for a female attendant to service our women’s locker rooms during these shifts.

Work schedule for this position is:

Saturday, 4 to 8pm
Sunday, 7:30am to 2pm
Monday, 9am to 3:30pm

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 the women’s 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 and cover letter in response to this posting. Please be certain to identify the position, “Maintenance II Laundry Attendant (Sat/Sun/Mon),” for which you are applying in the subject line of your email. The J’s application is available for printing on the employment section of our website along with instructions on how to submit your materials. 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 - 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), 4 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 child care 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.

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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), 8am-12:30pm (weekends), 4 to 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 child care 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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Inclusion Shadow- Creve Coeur and Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has openings for Inclusion Shadows to join our team beginning in the Fall. These part-time positions work variable hours in support of children and youth with development disabilities participating in our programming. Staff on the Inclusion teamwork at both our Chesterfield and Creve Coeur locations.

Summary

Inclusion Shadows provide one on one support to children and youth with developmental disabilities as they participate in regular programming at the JCC in Creve Coeur and Chesterfield.

Responsibilities:

  • Support children and youth as they participate in group or individual activities
  • Write and maintain progress notes pertaining to each child or youth’s goals
  • Make accommodations to activities as needed to allow the child or youth to fully participate
  • Facilitate transitions or sensory breaks as needed
  • Assist children or youth with personal care needs as needed
  • Appropriately manage crisis situations related to behavior or health as needed
  • Work cooperatively with staff leading the program
  • Care for the physical and emotional well being of children at all times
  • Observe youth behavior, assess its appropriateness, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques
  • Maintain good attendance and have reliable transportation
  • Follow all JCC rules, regulations, and standards
  • Attend training and meetings as required
  • These are not the only duties to be performed. Some duties may be reassigned and other duties may be assigned as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required; Minimum of 18 years of age is required.
  • Current college student or graduate in a related field preferred.
  • Experience working closely with children or youth with developmental disabilities is required.
  • Understanding of the unique needs of children and youth with developmental disabilities is required.
  • Must have auditory, visual, ambulatory, cognitive, communications and physical ability to complete major tasks in the program.
  • Ability to provide guidance, supervision, and engage with children in an enthusiastic manner is necessary.
  • Ability to relate to and communicate with one’s peer group, parents, as well as to child’s age and skill levels is necessary.
  • Ability to assist children and youth in emergency situations, including fire, evacuation, illness, or injury is required.
  • Should possess good character, integrity, and adaptability.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience, and self-control in a dynamic environment is necessary.
  • Current CPR and First Aid certification is required and must be maintained. Training will be provided if necessary.

Inclusion Shadows are required to become registered with the MO Family Care Registry. Active registration must be maintained for employment in this position.

To apply, please send 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. 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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Member Services Coordinator - PT Creve Coeur and Chesterfield

The Jewish Community Center has open positions for part-time Member Services Coordinators to join our team. Our Member Services Coordinators work at our various customer desks: Front, Fitness, and Pool (summers only). These positions are located at both our Creve Coeur and Chesterfield locations. Applicants must have availability to work days, nights, weekends and holidays. A typical schedule for our Member Services Coordinators is 15-20 hours per week.

We are currently hiring for weekend and evening shifts at both locations.

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 (including desired shifts) 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- PT.”

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

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

Counselor, The Club - Fox Chesterfield

Starting in August, The Jewish Community 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, 6:15am-8:30am and afternoon, 3-6pm
  • Vacation days, Snow Days and Winter/Spring Break programs typically from 8:45am-3:15pm or 11:45am-6pm on early release days.
  • Substitute Counselors for both morning, 6:15am-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).

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

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.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

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 .

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.

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.

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

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.