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Jewish Community Center

Employment

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

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

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

The J participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s e-Verify Program (Español).
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Current Open Positions

Full time

Chief Financial Officer

The Jewish Community Center is seeking a Chief Financial Officer to join our Executive Leadership team reporting directly to our President/CEO. The J has an overall budget of approximately $21 million. We have two campuses featuring state of the art fitness centers, indoor and outdoor pools, gymnasiums, early childhood education centers, an adult day center, cultural arts programs, day camps, recreational sports, etc. which serve our more than 16,000 members as well as nonmember program participants. Our third campus on the Lake of the Ozarks houses our residential camp, Camp Sabra.

SUMMARY

The CFO is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the agency by building and managing a team of professionals accountable for accounting, finance, and information technology.  The CFO is accountable for long-term financial planning, operational efficiency, sound internal controls and effective financial management of the agency.  The CFO also provides strategic leadership for the organization by working with the Executive Management Team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization’s fiscal function and performance.  Manage team responsible for financial reporting, investment accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, treasury functions and accounting for grants and donations.
  • Manage team and vendors responsible for maintenance, security and integrity of the agency’s information technology assets.  Provide direction regarding annual technology budget, overall technology direction and business application strategy of the agency.  Lead ad-hoc teams charged with implementing new applications or enhancements to existing systems.
  •  Evaluate finance and IT team structure and plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as providing individuals with professional and personal growth opportunities.
  • Assist Human Resource Department is areas having financial implications – e.g., salary administration, benefit programs, workers compensation.
  • Establish, implement, and maintain risk management policies & procedures.  Establish and maintain relationships with insurance carriers and ensure adequate coverage.
  • Directs the preparation of all financial reports, including statements of operations, balance sheets, reports to funding agencies, tax returns and reports for departmental committees, the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors.
  • Participate in the development of the agency’s plans and programs as a strategic partner.  Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning and the introduction of new programs and strategies.
  • Provides timely and accurate performance measurement and analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends to assist the CEO/President and the Board and other senior management in performing their responsibilities.
  • Enhance and/or develop, implement and enforce policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the agency.
  • Establish credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to business and economic challenges.
  • Continually improve budgeting and forecasting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting their budgets.
  • Provide strategic financial input and leadership on issues affecting the organization; e.g., membership packages and pricing, employee benefits, capital investments, etc.
  • Manage and maintain all banking relationships for the J.
  • Oversees a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
  • Review, negotiate, and edit contracts in coordination with legal counsel. Advise professional staff on financial implications of any contracts into which the Agency may enter.
  • Coordinate annual examinations performed by external auditors and oversee tax compliance function.
  • Coordinates meetings and activities of the following lay committees: Budget/Finance/Investment, and Audit.  Works with chairpersons and committee members to accomplish stated purpose of each committee, as delegated by the Board of Directors.
  • Participate in Jewish Federations Investment Committee as a representative of the JCC and ensure that Investments inclusive of endowments, pensions and retirement are reviewed periodically.
  • Other duties/projects as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Directly manages the following professionals:

  • Controller
  • Database Administrator

Responsibilities include recruitment, selection and development to achieve agency goals and objectives.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS degree in related field is required.
  • P.A. and/or Masters degree are desired.
  • Experienced leader and financial executive with a minimum of 10 years of experience is desired.
  • An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image is required.
  • A strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.
  • A well-organized and self-directed individual who is “politically savvy” and a team player.
  • An intelligent and articulate individual who possesses excellent communication skills required for effective interaction with all levels of staff and lay leadership.
  • A good educator who is trustworthy and willing to share information and serve as a mentor. An excellent negotiator who is experienced in contracts.
  • A decisive individual who possesses a “big picture” perspective and is well versed in systems.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.
  • Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to the Board and its various committees.

To apply, 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 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.

Program Assistant FT Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a full-time Program Assistant to join our Adult Center Team. Our licensed Adult Day Center is located at our Creve Coeur location and is open Monday-Friday, 7am to 6pm. Applicants for this position should be available to work a 40 hour per week schedule within our operating hours. Full-time employees at the J are eligible for benefits including medical, dental, life, ad&d, and long-term disability insurances; a company sponsored pension; 403b plan for your savings; paid vacation, sick and holiday time; and complimentary membership to the J along with program discounts.

Summary:

The Program Assistant position is responsible for providing personalized services for individuals 21+ who have autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other 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, including Creative Minds and the iN Program. The iN Program is geared to help our participants build upon their current knowledge, discover new abilities and cultivate their interpersonal skills all while working to achieve their own goals for personal growth. The Program Assistant position will work primarily within the iN Program, which is focused to provide individualized training that promote soft skills development, speech therapy, physical fitness, volunteerism, and socialization to our younger adults.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Support individuals with developmental disabilities as they participate in group or individual activities, helping them to be successful with learning and developing their skills.
  • 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 enable the participate to fully participate 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 Adult Day Center and Program Specialist to enhance offered programs.
  • Observe participant behavior, assess its appropriateness, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
  • Greet family members as they arrive to drop off/pick up participants.
  • Monitor accuracy of participant name tags daily and weekly maintenance of the Wander Guards.
  • Assist participants in mobility, personal care and with serving 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.
  • Provide quality customer service at all times, and represent the J and Adult Day Center in a positive and professional manner.
  • Recognize and respond to opportunities for problem solving.
  • Enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures.
  • Attend staff meetings, committee 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 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, Access). 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.

Position is subject to a pre-employment background check and physical.

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume and complete J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please indicate the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, “Program Assistant- ADC”. Our 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.

Day Camp Operations Coordinator

The Jewish Community Center has a full time opening for Day Camp Operations Coordinator to join our Day Camp team. This year-round, full-time nonexempt position is based at our Chesterfield location but will travel to our Creve Coeur location for meetings when necessary.

Summary: Position manages the office operations of camp with specific focus on registration while assisting in marketing, recruitment, and staff orientation. Position will oversee day to day operation of all camps at our Chesterfield location during summer season. Focus on overall success of day camp experience, excellence of customer service and continuous improvement of our procedures.

Responsibilities:

Registration

  • Oversee all aspects of registration process and provide on-going assistance to camp families
  • Partner with IT and Accounting department to create and maintain a user-friendly registration process, including application, forms, and payment plans
  • Scan/label all forms for accurate digital filing system. Ensure all camper records are filed and stored at end of each summer.
  • Review and update, as needed, applications and forms annually, consult with HR to ensure all legalities are meet. Ensure the all Camp forms meet American Camp Association standards
  • Ensure all campers have turned in all forms prior to the start of their camp season
  • Ensure that all day camp participants are registered in CSI and billing is set-up
  • Communicate with families about payments and collect all fees from camp families
  • Consult with Community Relations Director with regards to scholarships

Marketing and Recruitment

  • Work with Camp Director to plan and execute a Day Camp marketing strategy
  • Partner with the Marketing Department to produce the camp brochure, advertisements, digital material, press releases, and promotional material
  • Partner with Marketing Department to update camp web page and social media pages throughout the year
  • Review and update Parent manual and all parent packet materials annually
  • Compile and write weekly Camper newsletter; coordinate eBlasts and printing with Marketing.
  • Work with Camp Director team to send out weekly welcome letters
  • Recruit campers through participation in-person meetings, camp fairs, parlor meetings, etc.
  • Make both pro-active and follow-up calls to camp families providing excellent outreach and custom service

Staff

  • Work with HR to review and update day Camp application materials annually
  • Ensure that all seasonal staff are enrolled on time clocks
  • Work with directors to plan and run staff orientation and training including preparation of training materials.

Summer Responsibilities

  • Oversee the day to day operation of all Camps at the Fox building
  • Continue with registration duties.
  • Work with Kitchen J on Plus Lunch program: compile weekly rosters and counts and communicate changes.
  • Coordinate with Camp Directors to create weekly rosters and maintain daily attendance records.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • College degree preferred
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) as well as a track record of successfully learning new software applications. Prior knowledge of CSI is a plus!
  • Camp Experience preferred
  • Prior Sales experience preferred
  • Attention to detail, strong organizational skills and accuracy are necessary.
  • Prior customer service experience with demonstrated excellence is required.
  • Must be able to independently apply and carry out policies and procedures within assigned area of responsibility.
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks and high volume of work on deadline.
  • Ability to follow through on assigned tasks with limited supervision.
  • Ability to work with all levels of an organization, with ability to communicate with potential campers and their families.
  • Ability to assist campers in emergency situations; including fire, evacuation, illness or injury.
  • While the majority of this position takes place in an office setting, summer camp season takes place both indoors and outdoors. Candidate should expect on occasion to be outdoors in summer sun, heat and humidity in support of camp when it is in session.
  • Commitment to agency mission.

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

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.

Group Exercise Manager - SFC

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a full-time Group Exercise Manager to join our Fitness team. Position is expected to be split between 25 hours of management time per week and 15 hours of training/instructing time per week. This position is primarily located at our Creve Coeur location but candidates should be able to go to our Chesterfield location as necessary. Position requires applicants to be available to work one weekend day per week. Our facilities feature dedicated, fully equipped group exercise, mind body, signature, and Pilates reformer studios.

Summary

Supervise, develop, and manage the operation of group exercise and select fitness and corporate programming that meets the demand and demographics of the J’s membership. Acts as Manager on Duty as required.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise, develop, and manage the operation of all group exercise classes including spin, and yoga.
  • Develop class schedule across both locations on a seasonal basis and/or to maintain adequate participation rates. Works together with Fox Fitness Manager to meet needs of Fox location. Utilize scheduling software to keep the schedule current as well as communicate with our patrons.
  • Hire, train, evaluate, and supervise all group exercise staff, which includes work allocation, problem resolution, and employee relations.
  • Schedule and coordinate substitute instructors for group exercise classes on an on-going basis as well as fill in as a substitute during scheduled and unscheduled work hours.
  • Develop and administer safe, engaging, and effective group exercise programming. Ensure instructors are delivering content which is approved by the JCC and/or approved by national fitness certification agencies. Must be able to tactfully correct ineffective or incorrect techniques of instructor staff.
  • 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.
  • Compile monthly reports of class participation, assist in the development and management of staff budgets
  • Perform payroll duties in accordance with JCC policies.
  • Conduct work in accordance with JCC policies and procedures.
  • Monitor compliance with JCC policies, procedures, regulations, for group exercise class staff, members, and community
  • As appropriate, provide and/or oversee problem-solving for group exercise fitness programming and management of day-to-day office coordination.
  • Oversee maintenance and cleanliness of group exercise studios and inventory/condition of aerobic equipment
  • Assist in the purchase of aerobic equipment (replenish worn equipment, research for new equipment)
  • Provide exemplary customer service. Interact with members to determine the demand for specific class formats. Research the industry to stay current with trends. Propose and develop new class formats to keep offerings current and enticing to our members.
  • Act as Manager on Duty of Fitness Center in absence of upper management.
  • Attend staff and committee meetings, conferences and related JCC program and service meetings
  • Perform miscellaneous job duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED is required.
  • Current AFFA or ACE primary certification is required.
  • Current nationally recognized Personal Trainer or Reformer Pilates certifications are required for this position.
  • Current CPR/AED/First Aid for the Professional Rescuer certification is required. Training will be provided if necessary.
  • Prior supervisory experience is required.
  • Must be physically able to teach classes (demonstrate techniques and lead the group through the program)
  • Flexibility to adjust schedule to meet business needs is a necessity.
  • Strong listening, written, 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 and a committed focus on customer service.
  • 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, PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in learning industry-specific software applications is required. For this position CSI, Paycom, and Group Ex Pro are currently utilized with training provided.

To apply, 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 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.

Member Services Coordinator FT Closer Creve Coeur

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

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

SUMMARY

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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

Download a PDF of this job posting.

Member Services Coordinator FT Weekend Creve Coeur

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a

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

The following position is available:
Creve Coeur
Weekends: Friday – 9:30a-8p; Saturday-Monday – 6:45a-5pm (38.75 hours)

SUMMARY

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

QUALIFICATIONS

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

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

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 8:00a to 4:00p and Th-F 9:00a to 5:00p

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

Overview:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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.

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Maintenance III Operations- Creve Coeur

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

Summary:

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

Duties Include:

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

Qualifications:

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

Physical Demands (when working in Laundry):

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

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

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

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

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Assistant Fitness Manager - Chesterfield

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

The work schedule for this position is:

Sunday: 8am-5pm
Monday-Thursday: 1-10pm
Friday and Saturday: Days off

Summary:

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Assistant Fitness Manager - Creve Coeur

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

The work schedule for this position is:

Tuesday-Friday: 5:30am-2:30pm
Saturday: 8am-5pm
Sunday and Monday: Days off

Summary:

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

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Part time

Substitute CDL Driver

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

Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Youth Theatre - Choreographer

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a Choreographer to join the New Jewish Theatre’s Youth Theatre program for our upcoming production of Peter Pan Jr. This part time, seasonal position is located at our Creve Coeur location.

 Audition Workshop: January 14, 2018; 1 to 4pm
Auditions: January 21, 2018; 1 to 4pm
Rehearsals: January 28, 2018 –  May 6, 2018 (Sundays w/ some holiday exceptions), 2 to 5pm
Tech Rehearsals: May 7 and 8, 2018, 6 to 8pm
Performances: May 9 and 10, 2018 at 7pm and May 13, 2018 at 11am and 2pm

Summary:

New Jewish Theatre’s Youth Program is in educational performance based program teaching kids skills in self-confidence, teamwork, acting, music and dance.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and arrange dance rehearsals which cross a variety of styles and skill levels related to the production demands in a fun and safe manner.
  • Provide age group and individual assistance to the young actors learning the movement sequences.
  • Work with the Director, Musical Director, and Assistant Director to help children learn their skills and work as an ensemble.
  • Ensure all materials are gathered and put away after rehearsals and performances. Ensure any materials that must be returned are accounted for.
  • Communicate regularly with parents/guardians/participants and proactively address their concerns. Keep Youth Theatre Coordinator informed of any concerns, how the show is proceeding, and about any communications which are to be sent out.
  • Know and understand all safety procedures of the J. Be able to lead the participants in the event of an emergency.
  • Attend all training and meetings as required. Attend all rehearsals and performances.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • College degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Two or more years of previous musical theatre choreography experience is required.
  • Prior experience working with children of multiple ages is required.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Patience and ability to deal with multiple priorities at one time.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

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

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

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Youth Theatre - Costumer

The Jewish Community Center has an opening for a Costumer to join the New Jewish Theatre’s Youth Theatre program for Peter Pan Jr. This part time, seasonal position is located at our Creve Coeur location.

Audition Workshop: January 14, 2018; 1 to 4pm
Auditions: January 21, 2018; 1 to 4pm
Rehearsals: January 28, 2018 –  May 6, 2018 (Sundays w/ some holiday exceptions), 2 to 5pm
Tech Rehearsals: May 7 and 8, 2018, 6 to 8pm
Performances: May 9 and 10, 2018 at 7pm and May 13, 2018 at 11am and 2pm

Summary:

New Jewish Theatre’s Youth Program is in educational performance based program teaching kids skills in self-confidence, teamwork, acting, music and dance.

Responsibilities:

  • Work together with the Director and Producer to understand artistic vision and develop a costume plot for the production.
  • Design, acquire, or create costumes for the production keeping in mind artistic vision, needs of cast and the assigned budget.
  • Responsible for all costuming, including alterations, repairs, and building costumes if needed.
  • Communicate needs with producer and director including any instructions for the cast.
  • Along with Director, ensure all materials are gathered and put away after rehearsals and performances. Ensure any materials that must be inventoried and returned.
  • Responsible for strike of costumes at close of production. Materials must be inventoried and returned.
  • Know and understand all safety procedures of the J. Be able to lead the participants in the event of an emergency.
  • Attend all training and meetings as required. Attend all rehearsals and performances.

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required.
  • College degree in a related field is preferred.
  • One or more years of previous costuming experience is required or several years of theatre experience across disciplines.
  • Must be available for repairs and alterations throughout production.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Patience and ability to deal with multiple priorities at one time.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point)

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

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

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

PRN Program Assistant - Creve Coeur

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

Summary:

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

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

Essential Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Kitchen Worker I

The Jewish Community Center’s Kitchen J is hiring a Kitchen Worker I to join our team. This part-time position is at our Creve Coeur location. The schedule is Monday-Friday, 1:15 to 6:15 pm. Candidates with flexibility to start their day earlier on occasion are preferred. Kitchen J provides daily meals for our Early Childhood and Adult Day Center programs, an evening meal for Covenant House residents, home-delivered meals for area residents, and catering services.

Summary

Wash dishes and perform other cleaning tasks in J’s Kitchen J and in designated areas at Covenant Place. Prepares food in JCC’s Kitchen J, serves food at Covenant Place and performs other tasks as assigned.

Duties

  • Provide exemplary customer service at all times.
  • Wash dishes and cookware from both the kitchen and Covenant House.
  • Prepare hot and cold foods as directed by supervisors and cooks.
  • Assist with transport of food and supplies to and from Covenant Place.
  • Assist with meal service at Covenant Place.
  • Sweep and mop floor in Covenant Place serving area daily. Spot mop in serving area and dining room as needed.
  • Assist in maintaining cleanliness in kitchen and storage areas.
  • Assist with storage of food and supply deliveries.
  • Adhere to Kashrut laws.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED is preferred.
  • Ability to prepare food as directed.
  • Ability to read recipes and department order sheets.
  • Knowledge of weights and measurements necessary for proper food preparation.
  • Knowledge of tools and equipment needed for food production.
  • Good physical condition, including the ability to stand for prolonged periods, lift, bend, stretch, and walk to other areas on campus.
  • Clean personal appearance.
  • Visual and auditory acuity.
  • Ability to lift, push, and or pull up to 35 pounds.

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and completed application. Our application is available for printing from the employment section of our website. Please note this is not an online form. Please indicate “Kitchen Worker I” in the subject line of your email.

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

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Group Exercise Instructor - Zumba

The Jewish Community Center 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 actively seeking a long-term substitute Zumba Instructor to teach on Wednesday evenings, 4p-5p (December 13th- February 28th) at our Creve Coeur location. This class is our dedicated Zumba class for participants with disabilities. Selected candidate may also sub classes as needed and as certifications allow across our current class schedule.***

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 J policies, procedures, programs, and equipment offered through the J. Follow and enforce J 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 J.
  • 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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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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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. On occasion, special events may be held at additional locations. Candidates should be available to work afternoons/evenings and weekends. Multiple positions are available!

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 J 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.

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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Sports Officials

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

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

Duties include:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Substitute Teachers, Early Childhood Center

The Jewish Community Center has openings for Substitute Teachers at our Chesterfield and Creve Coeur locations. Several positions are available and hours are on an as needed basis. Opportunities abound to cover the occasional absence as well as to cover vacations.

Overview:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

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

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

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Maintenance II Custodian (Fri/Sat/Sun)

We have an opening at the Jewish Community Center of St. Louis for a part time Maintenance II: Custodian (Fri/Sat/Sun) in our Buildings and Grounds Department at our Chesterfield location.

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

Work schedule for this position is:

Friday: 3-9:30pm

Saturday: 9:30am-8:00pm

Sunday: 4-9:30pm

Purpose of the Job:

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

Duties include:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Physical Demands (when working in Laundry):

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

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and completed J application to careers@jccstl.org. Please be certain to indicate the position title, “Maintenance II- Custodian (Fri/Sat/Sun),” in the subject line of your email.

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Inclusion Shadow

The Jewish Community Center has openings for Inclusion Shadows to join our team. These part-time positions work variable hours in support of children and youth with development disabilities participating in our programming. Staff on the Inclusion team work 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 J 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 J 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.

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Fitness Floor Equipment Attendant - Chesterfield

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

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Fitness Floor Equipment Attendant - Creve Coeur

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

Download a PDF of this job posting here.

Counselor, The Club - Fox Chesterfield

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

Openings available for:

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

Duties include:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

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Counselor, The Club - SFC Creve Coeur

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

Openings available for:

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

Duties include:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

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Member Services Coordinator - Part Time

The Jewish Community Center has openings 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.

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”

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Massage Therapists

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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J Cafe - Concession Counter Attendant

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

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

Responsibilities

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

Work Conditions

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

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

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

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

Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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Personal Trainers

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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

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Pilates Reformer Instructor

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

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

Duties include:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

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Early Childhood Teacher - Creve Coeur

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

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

Overview:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

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

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Family Center Instructor

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

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

Duties include:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

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

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New Jewish Theatre AV Technician

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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New Jewish Theatre Construction Technician

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

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

Essential Functions:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

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