Careers at The J

Thank you for your interest in working at The J. We are an equal opportunity organization and believe a diverse staff helps us better serve our clients.

Please fill out and submit our employment application (for camp-related opportunities, please apply here). If an opportunity isn’t currently available, we’ll keep you in mind for future positions.

Open positions:

Adult Program Director

Direct Report
Director of Community Engagement

Essential Functions / Responsibilities / Duties
The Adult Program Director, under the supervision of the Director of Community Engagement, will administer and develop a wide variety of educational, social and cultural programs for adults of all ages.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Develop and implement Adult programs, workshops, events and classes for the JCC that encourage membership growth, sustainability and add value to the J.
  • Create and maintain active committees with lay leaders and JCC members. Communicate and collaborate with these groups, responding to community interests and needs in developing quality programs.
  • Set program goals that are specific, realistic, measurable, and attainable.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Jewish Culture, values, and tradition. Utilize these concepts within overall Adult programming.
  • Create and adhere to program budgets.
  • Work closely with the Marketing team to develop comprehensive marketing plans for all Adult programs.
  • Conduct evaluations of all programs through participant feedback forms and surveys. Share findings with committees and staff, and be able to make programmatic changes when necessary.
  • Represent the JCC as a positive role model to others both within and outside the JCC, while always striving to achieve the highest quality of customer service to all individuals and groups.
  • Participate/assist in other JCC community events/programs outside of the Adult Program Director role as needed.

Working Conditions / Location
Scottsdale, Arizona

Schedule
As needed and required by the position. Week days, weekends and evenings.

Status
Full time exempt.

Physical Requirements / Demands
Standing, walking, repetitive motions, bending, stretching.

Safety
Must practice and promote safety at all times.

To apply for this position, please fill out and submit this form.

Camp Counselor

Direct Report
Director of Camping Services

Job Summary
Camp Counselors will report to the Director of Camping Services, Unit Leaders, as well as other camp leadership members and is responsible for managing a group of camper’s ages 5 thru 13 years, dependent on group assigned. The Camp Counselor’s primary responsibilities include providing a safe and memorable experience with the ability to teach valuable social skills, maintain positive relationships with campers and ensure their needs are met daily.

Required Skills / Abilities / Characteristics

  • Be willing to dress up, be silly, sing a song and lose the game when needed.
  • Integrate Jewish values into daily activities to foster an environment of growth, respect, and caring.
  • Ensure a safe and nurturing environment; attending to the needs of campers at all times.
  • Serve as a role model by displaying exemplary behavior at all time.
  • Team player that remains positive and supportive.
  • Help cultivate friendships between campers and establish a sense of belonging and community.
  • Motivation to contribute positively to JCC Shemesh camp at-large community.
  • Ability to remain flexible and adapt to changes and needs.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, proactive, requiring little direction, takes responsibility.
  • Demonstrated reasoning skills and ability to make quick and sound judgment calls as well as the ability to resolve conflict with solution oriented approach.
  • Ability to maintain a calm demeanor during an emergency while making sounds judgment calls.
  • Possess integrity, high ethical standards and ability to maintain poise throughout times of high stress.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities.
  • Lead a group of approximately 10-20 children safely in a variety of camp activities.
  • Responsible for the safety and wellbeing of each child in his/her group at all times.
  • Supervise children during swim activities; this includes swimming with them, keeping children safe and engaged in the swim/pool activities.
  • Facilitate camp activities such as games, crafts, songs, sports, skits, special events and other camp activities.
  • Set up and clean up materials for programs
  • Maintain a physical environment (indoors and outdoors) which is safe, attractive, and clean.
  • Actively engage and interact with the children throughout all parts of the camp day.
  • Communicate with families when the Unit Leader or other camp leadership members deem appropriate.
  • Provide behavior management guidance and intervention for campers as necessary, document and communicate accordingly.
  • Know and develop a positive relationship with each camper.
  • Ensure for the health, safety, and welfare of all campers in any area or programs at camp.
  • Attend and provide support during overnight trips (All camp over nighter July 2nd-Jyly 3rd, Chaverim & Ruach July 11th-12th, Ruach OTG June 11th-14th, June 25th-28, July 9th-12th, July 23rd-26th
  • Other Duties as assigned

Working Conditions / Location
Exposed to outdoor weather, extreme heat and health club environment.

Schedule
8:00am-4:30pm, hours may vary depending on camp needs.

Physical Requirements / Demands

  • Must be able to work in an outside environment, in excessive heat and walk, stand and sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to have the capable of lifting 30 pounds and carry and move tables, chairs, and other program equipment.

Education / Experience / Specialized Training

  • Preferred – At least 18 years of age (under 18 must apply for Jr. Counselor)
  • Commitment and ability to work full 10 weeks of camp (May 28-August 2) and training dates (May 19th-23rd)
  • Preferred 1 year professional experience working with youth grades K-12
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification (employees responsibility to obtain)
  • Pass TB test (to be paid by JCC)
  • Pass fingerprint clearance (to be paid by JCC)
  • Excellent driving record and a valid driver’s license

Safety
Must practice and promote safety at all times.

To apply for this position, please fill out and submit this form.

Jr. Camp Counselor

Direct Report
Director of Camping Services

Job Summary
Jr. Camp Counselors will report to the Director of Camping Services, Unit Leaders, as well as other camp leadership members and is responsible for managing a group of camper’s ages 5 thru 13 years, dependent on group assigned. The Jr. Camp Counselor’s primary responsibilities include providing a safe and memorable experience with the ability to teach valuable social skills, maintain positive relationships with campers and ensure their needs are met daily.

Required Skills / Abilities / Characteristics

  • Be willing to dress up, be silly, sing a song and lose the game when needed.
  • Integrate Jewish values into daily activities to foster an environment of growth, respect, and caring.
  • Ensure a safe and nurturing environment; attending to the needs of campers at all times.
  • Serve as a role model by displaying exemplary behavior at all time.
  • Team player that remains positive and supportive.
  • Help cultivate friendships between campers and establish a sense of belonging and community.
  • Motivation to contribute positively to JCC Shemesh camp at-large community.
  • Ability to remain flexible and adapt to changes and needs.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, proactive, requiring little direction, takes responsibility.
  • Demonstrated reasoning skills and ability to make quick and sound judgment calls as well as the ability to resolve conflict with solution oriented approach.
  • Ability to maintain a calm demeanor during an emergency while making sounds judgment calls.
  • Possess integrity, high ethical standards and ability to maintain poise throughout times of high stress.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participate enthusiastically in all camp activities.
  • Lead a group of approximately 10-20 children safely in a variety of camp activities.
  • Responsible for the safety and wellbeing of each child in his/her group at all times.
  • Supervise children during swim activities; this includes swimming with them, keeping children safe and engaged in the swim/pool activities.
  • Facilitate camp activities such as games, crafts, songs, sports, skits, special events and other camp activities.
  • Set up and clean up materials for programs
  • Maintain a physical environment (indoors and outdoors) which is safe, attractive, and clean.
  • Actively engage and interact with the children throughout all parts of the camp day.
  • Communicate with families when the Unit Leader or other camp leadership members deem appropriate.
  • Provide behavior management guidance and intervention for campers as necessary, document and communicate accordingly.
  • Know and develop a positive relationship with each camper.
  • Ensure for the health, safety, and welfare of all campers in any area or programs at camp.
  • Attend and provide support during overnight trips (All camp over nighter July 2nd-Jyly 3rd, Chaverim & Ruach July 11th-12th, Ruach OTG June 11th-14th, June 25th-28, July 9th-12th, July 23rd-26th
  • Other Duties as assigned

Working Conditions / Location
Exposed to outdoor weather, extreme heat and health club environment.

Schedule
8:00am-4:30pm, hours may vary depending on camp needs.

Physical Requirements / Demands

  • Must be able to work in an outside environment, in excessive heat and walk, stand and sit for prolonged periods of time.
  • Must be able to have the capable of lifting 30 pounds and carry and move tables, chairs, and other program equipment.

Education / Experience / Specialized Training

  • Preferred – Between the ages of 16 to 17 years
  • Commitment and ability to work full 10 weeks of camp (May 28-August 2) and training dates (May 19th-23rd)
  • Preferred 1 year professional experience working with youth grades K-12
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification (employees responsibility to obtain)
  • Pass TB test (to be paid by JCC)
  • Pass fingerprint clearance (to be paid by JCC)
  • Excellent driving record and a valid driver’s license

Safety
Must practice and promote safety at all times.

To apply for this position, please fill out and submit this form.

Fitness Floor Staff Attendant

Direct Report
Fitness Supervisor

Essential Functions / Responsibilities / Duties
Fitness Floor Staff Attendant is responsible for exceptional member service, fitness floor standard operation and monitoring cleanliness in the Fitness Center. Represent the organization in a professional, approachable and friendly manner.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Member interaction is a key component to the Floor Staff’s job responsibilities. This includes smiling, engaging with members, and answering questions about equipment and the various fitness programs we offer.
  • Oversee cleanliness of equipment and supplies of the fitness area.
    • Racking weights, cleaning equipment, laundering and providing towels.
  • Assist guests in obtaining information & conduct equipment orientations.
  • Ability to work independently, utilize initiative, be organized, proactive and meet assigned deadlines.
  • Ability to be able to react calmly and effectively in emergency situation.

Working Conditions / Location
Scottsdale, Arizona. Primarily indoors.

Schedule
As needed and required by the position.

Status
Non-Exempt / hourly.

Physical Requirements / Demands
Standing, walking, repetitive motions, bending, stretching.

Education / Specialized Training
First Aid and CPT certification is required.

This is a part-time position. 4:45–10am, Monday–Friday.

To apply for this position, please fill out and submit this form.

Lead, Pre-Teachers, Teacher Assistants

We are a play-based preschool looking for a few loving, experienced and dedicated staff members to join our team for the 2018-2019 school year. Though we are founded on Jewish values, we welcome staff and families of all faiths. Our ideal candidates have patience, enthusiasm, confidence, and a love of learning and for children.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Planning and implementing phonics, handwriting, science, math and art into a play-based inspired curriculum
  • Encouraging and fostering a positive parent relationship in the classroom
  • Documenting children’s work via pictures and portfolios
  • Organizing and maintaining a safe, clean and nurturing classroom environment
  • Remaining calm and multi-tasking in fast-paced environment with a SMILE

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years preschool program experience
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree for Lead Teacher, High School/GED and 18+ for Substitutes and assistants
  • Hours: Part-time and full-time opportunities
  • Pay: Based on experience

To apply for this position, please fill out and submit this form.

Certified Pilates Instructor

Pilates Instructors must specialize in instructing by means of the classical method and current techniques to ensure safety and quality of experience to members. Candidate must be experienced and willing to teach Group Reformer classes as well as perform private sessions.

Direct Report
Fitness Director

Essential Functions / Responsibilities / Duties

  • Attract and retain members by consistently providing excellent customer service and classroom experiences
  • Participate with the Pilates Studio at The J toward member retention and monthly revenue goals
  • Provide clients with comprehensive program designs to help members achieve results, ensure they are satisfied with their workout program, and remain motivated to attain their personal fitness goals
  • Assist with integrating new members into the JCC which includes conducting demo sessions to assess and recommend
  • Pilates Reformer training programs, and demonstrate care through timely follow-up communication
  • Maintain a clean studio space which includes returning the area to a condition of cleanliness and respect teachers and members that share the space

Experience & Skills

  • Must have current Pilates training and certification
  • Must have at least two years’ experience teaching with the reformer
  • Ability to promote/sell Pilates training packages
  • Ability to adhere to flexible schedule and work independently
  • Obtain CPR certification within 30 days of hire Must be able to successfully pass a background check

Working Conditions / Location
Scottsdale, Arizona

Schedule
As needed and required by the position.

Status
Part-time

Physical Requirements / Demands
Standing, walking, repetitive motions, bending, stretching.

Education / Specialized Training
Pilates Certification / PMA

Safety
Must practice and promote safety at all times.

To apply for this position, please fill out and submit this form.

Personal Trainer

Summary of Essential Job Functions
Our busy fitness and community center is in need of a Personal Trainer to offer fitness guidance through training sessions with our clients. The successful applicant will not only be responsible for taking on existing clients based on need, but also for soliciting new business and teaching gym members about the benefits of personal training. We’re looking for a motivated individual with experience in personal training and fitness promotion. We are looking to grow our training and group fitness programs and want to staff the facility with the best in the business. Since we are trying to grow our program with a needed younger clientele base, trainers with experience in working with youth, teens, and active young professionals will receive top priority. We are also bringing in a new program that is similar to a boot camp and HIIT style workout that will make us the first in the valley to have it! We would like to have a trainer be able to successfully lead this class and possibly others in addition to their personal training clients.

Requirements

  • Personal Trainers should have a current accredited certification and / or accredited bachelor’s degree in the health field.
  • Group Fitness certification a plus.
  • Sales experience a plus.
  • CPR certification a must.

Job Type
Part-time

To apply for this position, please fill out and submit this form.

Kids Club Team Member

Direct Report
Kids Club Supervisor

Summary of Essential Job Functions
Kids Club Team Member is responsible for supervising children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. Must have a flexible schedule and be able to work weekends.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Greet members and maintain a friendly and professional demeanor at all times
  • Maintain the cleanliness of toys and kids club area following each shift
  • Able to work well with groups of kids / infants in a safe and responsible manner
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations

Other Requirements
Must pass background check, get fingerprint clearance card, and submit TB test results.

To apply for this position, please fill out and submit this form.

Van Driver

Direct Report
Sr. Manager of Youth Services

Essential Functions / Responsibilities / Duties
The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center is seeking Club J bus drivers/trolley drivers. Club J is the after-school program for grades K-5. The program has 200+ kids annually. The ideal candidate will need to be highly organized, prompt, reliable, and timely. The position requires energy, attention to detail, creativity, professionalism and willingness to work with a group of people towards the common goal of creating an outstanding after-school program. The safety of the children is the number one priority. Driver must be able to keep their group safe at all times and provide a fun, nurturing setting.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Meeting the physical, social and emotional needs of the children
  • Direct supervision of the children while transporting them to and from their activities
  • Direct supervision of the children while transporting them to and from their school
  • Ability to positively manage the group
  • Flexible and able to adapt to different activity changes with short notice
  • Follow instructions and guidelines of the Club J program
  • Responsible for check in/out procedure of child participants
  • Adhere to Club J policies and procedures
  • Keep track of where every child is at all times

Minimum Requirements

  • Pass background check with positive results
  • Have a license and clean driving record
  • TB Test required
  • Fingerprint Clearance Card required-we can process
  • CPR-we can process through training
  • Professional behavior
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to manage groups of children
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly organized
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Reliable/excellent attendance

Working Conditions / Location
Scottsdale, Arizona

Schedule
As needed and required by the position.

Status
Non-exempt

Physical Requirements / Demands
Sitting, standing, walking, repetitive motions, bending, stretching.

Education / Specialized Training
Valid driver’s license, CPR & First Aid.

Experience & Skills

  • Prior experience working with children ages 5 – 12
  • Experience driving a 15 passenger van or bus; preferred

Safety
Must practice and promote safety at all times.

To apply for this position, please fill out and submit this form.