Employment Opportunities

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Aquatics | CateringEarly ChildhoodFacilities | Fitness | Membership |Youth & Camping | Marketing | Application

At the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, we create friendships that last a lifetime. We educate and care for children, challenge and inspire adults, and provide a welcoming Jewish space for the community.

Currently, there are more than 6,500 members of the JCC representing approximately 3,800 households in Central Ohio. With locations in east, northeast and northwest Columbus, the JCC is committed to continuing to play a significant role in community life in Central Ohio. Each year, over 200,000 people come through our doors to vote, donate blood, receive health screenings and immunizations, take classes, attend camp, preschool, shows, exhibits and to play sports.

Each year, nearly 2,000 people of all ages and fitness levels use our JCC’s state-of-the-art fitness facilities weekly to maintain their health and well-being. Approximately 500 children ages 6 weeks to 5 years attend Early Childhood Programs at the JCC’s three ECE sites, where they begin to form their Jewish identity. Nearly 700 children and youth swam, played and learned at JCC summer camps this year. Children are making Jewish memories and friendships to last a lifetime.

The JCC serves 13,000 freshly prepared Kosher lunches each year to our frail elderly adults and provides intellectually stimulating programming. For many, this is their only hot meal of the day. We take pride in improving the daily lives of all the people in our community.

Employee Benefits
(A full list of employee benefits will be presented during interview.)
• Employees working a regular schedule & seasonal employees may be eligible for a JCC Membership;
• Employees working 20 to 29 hours per week may be eligible for the above plus paid holidays, paid time off, a 403b retirement plan, and staff discounts;
• Employees working 30 to 40 hours per week may be eligible for the above plus life, health, dental, vision, long term and short term disability insurance, and an employee assistance program.

CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES

AQUATICS

» LIFEGUARDS (view/download)
The safety and well-being of all persons using the pool is the primary concern and responsibility of the lifeguard position. This is accomplished through the proper enforcement of all the Jewish Community Center policies, procedures, and rules regarding pool use. Optimally, by doing this, being alert, and being prepared to act in an emergency at all times, accidents will be prevented.
College Avenue –  30+ hour per week – various hours

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTORS (view/download)
Instruct students on proper water safety while adhering to all policies and procedures set forth by the Aquatics Manual. Plan and ensure students’ progression in learning water safety skills. Communicate progress with students’ parents and, using professional attitude at all times, communicate any concerns with all appropriate parties, including supervisors.
College Avenue –  30+ hour per week – various hours

» AQUATIC FITNESS INSTRUCTORS (view/download)
The JCC is looking for Aquatic Fitness Instructors with experience in teaching deep or shallow water classes. Certification is preferred, but not required.
College Avenue – Part Time

CATERING & RENTALS

» CATERING AND RENTALS ASSISTANT MANAGER (view/download)        Working with the Catering and Rentals Manager, Executive Chef, and JCC programming staff, grow the JCC catering and rentals business through increased sales.  Coordinate events occurring at the JCC while maintaining Kashruth.  Manage events, the catering business software and the department budget.

» J CAFÉ EXPRESS SALES (view/download) 
The J Café Attendant position staffs the JCC Lobby Snack and Beverage Cart; providing outstanding customer service to members and employees while facilitating a pleasant atmosphere for members and guests. Barista or hospitality experience is preferred but not required. Must be able to operate a computerized sales system and perform basic math skills. The successful candidate has the ability to confidently interact with a diverse population.
College Avenue – Part Time

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

» LEAD & CO-LEAD TEACHERS (view/download) & ASSISTANT EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS (view/download)
The JCC is conducting a search for full time (30 to 40 hours per week) and part time Early Childhood teachers (Lead / Co-Lead teachers & Assistant teachers). JCC preschool teachers sincerely enjoy and value young children and their education.  They appreciate the importance to both child and family of providing a safe environment that promotes the emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of infants and toddlers.  JCC Preschool teachers recognize that dependability and reliability contribute to the well being of the children in their care, as well as the cohesiveness of their classroom team.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work creatively and constructively with children and adults.  Demonstrating a deep appreciation for learning, s/he displays a professional and positive demeanor with the physical abilities to move, lift, carry, support and keep infants & toddlers safe.  S/he is articulate and able to communicate clearly and with appropriateness with both children and adults.

Required qualifications include: High school diploma or equivalent (some post high school education in early childhood development preferred). Teaching experience is preferred but not required.
Locations – College Avenue, New Albany, and North

» SUBSTITUTE PRESCHOOL TEACHERS (view/download)
The JCC needs Substitute Preschool Teachers at all three locations.  JCC preschool teachers sincerely enjoy and value young children and their education.  They appreciate the importance to both child and family of providing a safe environment that promotes the emotional, social, intellectual and physical development of young children.  JCC Substitute Preschool teachers recognize that dependability and reliability contribute to the well being of the classroom children and thoughtfully step in to fill the full time teacher’s role when absences occur.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work creatively and constructively with children and adults.  Demonstrating a deep appreciation for learning, s/he displays a professional and positive demeanor with the physical abilities to move, lift, carry, support and keep young children safe.  S/he is articulate and able to communicate clearly and with appropriateness with both children and adults.

Working from the absent teacher’s lesson plans, the Substitute Teacher works toward the Lead Teacher’s goal of providing a program of developmentally appropriate early childhood educational experiences that include art, music, movement, math, science and language with an emphasis on implementing the JCC Jewish Curriculum, Creative Curriculum, and Step Up to Quality Standards.  

Required qualifications include:  High school diploma or equivalent (some post high school education in early childhood development preferred).  Teaching experience is preferred but not required.
Locations – College Avenue, New Albany, and North

» BABYSITTING (view/download)
Fitness Center Babysitting Staff work with work with infants to school age children.
College Avenue – Part Time

FACILITIES

» BUS DRIVER POSITION (view/download)
Under the supervision of the Adult Activities Coordinator, the driver is responsible for safely transporting senior citizens and school age children according to a coordinated passenger schedule. Drives a 25-passenger bus, or its general equivalent, provides passenger assistance while entering and exiting vehicle when necessary. Follows specified instructions, procedures, and standards for the efficient and safe operation of the vehicle, and for the care and safety of passengers.

Full Time 30+ Hours; College Ave Location

» BUILDING MAINTENANCE WITH CDL-P POSITION (view/download)
Perform general maintenance, both preventive and as needed, buildings and grounds.  Serve as agency bus driver on an as needed basis.

Full Time 30+ Hours; College Ave Location

» BUILDING MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR (view/download)
This is a working supervisor position; supervise maintenance staff; perform general maintenance, both preventive and as needed, buildings and grounds.
College Avenue – Full Time+, Evenings/Weekends (Required)

» BUILDING MAINTENANCE (view/download)
Perform general maintenance, both preventive and as needed, buildings and grounds.

» JANITORIAL / HOUSEKEEPING (view/download)
Join Our Team! Do you have commercial building maintenance or janitorial experience in the hospitality industry and/or in a preschool or elementary school? Are you a team player? Do you like to work with people who work hard, take pride in their work, arrive at work on time, and care about their customers and co-workers?      

If you answered YES, you might want to join our team! Several maintenance technician positions are available in the building operations department for day, evening & weekend shifts.
College Avenue – Full Time/Part Time Evenings/Weekend

FITNESS

» FITNESS DIRECTOR (view/download)

The Fitness Director is responsible for leading all programs and services related to building and inspiring a more connected, healthier, meaningful and active community through fitness and wellness.  The Fitness Director will inspire a culture of kindness, open honest communication and a culture of listening to create a highly functional, productive, and positive environment for members and staff. The Director will activate every staff member and train them to deliver a consistent, well-designed experience that leads to increased member engagement and a stronger JCC through increased revenue and participation.

The Fitness Director will build a strong culture of engaged staff members that embody the mission, vision and values of theJCC; bringing those attributes to every interaction. Staff will have a deep and thorough understanding of the agency, theservices offered, the reasons why they are offered and their role in the J’s success.

» PILATES REFORMER INSTRUCTORS (view/download)
The JCC is looking for enthusiastic and motivating individuals to teach Pilates Reformer group classes. Certified Pilates Reformer instructor. Comfortable teaching classes of up to 5 participants (private sessions optional) Specifically looking for someone for Tuesday mornings, but the more availability the better!

» FITNESS & SPINNING INSTRUCTORS (view/download) 
The JCC is looking for energetic, enthusiastic and creative Fitness and Spinning Instructors. Successful candidates have nationally recognized Group Exercise and CPR/AED certification; experience instructing a plus. Early morning, mid-morning and evening time slots available.

» PERSONAL TRAINER (view/download)

» FITNESS FLOOR SUPERVISOR (view/download) 

» BABYSITTING (view/download)
Fitness Center Babysitting staff work with work with infants to school age children.

MARKETING & COMMUNICATION

No openings.

MEMBERSHIP

» MEMBER SERVICES DIRECTOR (view/download)

The Member Services Director is responsible for setting, directing and ultimately implementing plans and programs designed to enhance the acquisition, retention and satisfaction of The JCC of Greater Columbus’ members, with the goal of increasing income from membership dues and program utilization. The Member Services Director assists guests, as well as new and existing members with equal priority, and ensures that recruitment, retention, customer service and customer satisfaction are of the highest quality. The Member Services Director generates excitement and interest in the J and in the community. S/he focuses on procedures that acquire new members and retain existing members.

» PART TIME MEMBER SERVICES ASSISTANT (view/download)

Working collaboratively with the Member Services’ team, serves JCC Members by promptly responding to inquiries, processing accounts, giving tours and assisting with full range of office administrative responsibilities.  Less than 19 Hours per week which includes a variety of Weekend, Evening, and Weekday hours

YOUTH & CAMPING

CAMP AYRE DIRECTOR  

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus Day Camp provides special needs children with a variety of experiences and activities to enhance their Jewish identity, create fun and adventure, develop an appreciation and understanding for the outdoors and develop each camper as an individual and as a member of a group.

Position Summary:  To plan, direct and supervise Camp Arye programs and staff.

The JCC’s Camp Arye is a camp experience for children, teens, and young adults between the ages of 5 and 22 with special needs, including physical, cognitive, emotional, developmental and learning disabilities. Campers will travel to daily traditional summer camps activities. Each camp day consists of consistent, concrete activities designed specifically with the campers in mind. The Director is energetic and inspiring to engage campers with traditional summer camp activities like adaptive physical education, music, art, nature, movement, free swim, Jewish Spirit and socialization; creating a camp community filled with ruach and connection.  This team member has experience attending or leading camp programs, innovative ideas on recruitment, understanding of staff supervision and guiding a team of counselors who want to make each day awesome, and commitment to the power of Jewish camping as an engagement tool to long-term community involvement.

Qualifications:

  1. Knowledge and Education – Minimum Required:  BA/BS in special education, LCSW, MSW, camp administration, recreation, education or related degree preferred
  2. Experience – Minimum Required or Preferred: Background in Jewish camping or Jewish education
  3. Special Skills: Current CPR and first aid certifications; valid driver’s license; ability to supervise staff and campers; at least one season of camp administrative experience (i.e. unit head or camp director); ability to meet the public; ability to plan, originate, organize, and carry out daily and special programs; ability to physically lift campers in and out of swimming pool; ability to help campers change clothes; ability to swim with campers, and ability to chase campers if necessary.

CAMP HOOVER NURSE

To be nurse for the camp; supervise health and cleanliness standards; work with camp director and staff; and help provide adequate physical health conditions for all.  This camp is an outdoor facility.

Qualifications:

  1. Knowledge and Education – Minimum Required: Ohio nursing license, current CPR and First Aid certifications, and a valid driver’s license
  2. Experience – Minimum Required or Preferred: Experience with children and young adults is desirable.
  3. Special Skills: Able to observe and identify environmental hazards, unsanitary or unhealthy conditions, and other risks related to camp activities or the conditions of the camp.

Able to communicate and work with individuals and groups of all ages, including campers, staff, and parents.  Able to observe camper and staff behavior, assess its appropriateness, and enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures.  Able to lift or assist campers and/or staff, up to 40 lbs.  Able to read and understand prescriptions and health care forms from physicians.  Able to travel to all camp sites and locations of the campgrounds quickly and appropriately.  Has desire to work in an outdoor camp environment.

» SUMMER CAMP JOBS (pdf)
The JCC is looking for energetic people who love working with kids, to be role models, motivate campers and do everything in their power to make each camper’s summer experience the most memorable.  Must be fun loving, patient and genuinely concerned for the welfare and development of young people. Work as camp counselors, special needs camp counselors, lifeguards, specialists and unit heads.

» J CLUB & SCHOOLS OUT DAY STAFF (pdf)
Kaleidoscope staff implements innovative and exciting programming which connects kindergarten to 6th grade children to the JCC and other Jewish children.  Programming is focused on after-school social and cultural activities, as well as School’s Out Days and Vacation Camp Programs. College Avenue – Part Time

Click the link below to view/download an Employment Application:

» JCC Employment Application (pdf)
You must save/download your application to your computer in order to complete and submit it digitally.
You can email your resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department directly at careers@columbusjcc.org or scan/fax it along to (614) 559-6298.

The JCC is an EEO, At-Will Employer.

Apply in person at: JCC of Greater Columbus | 1125 College Ave. Columbus, OH 43209.