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. If an opportunity isn’t currently available, we’ll keep you in mind for future positions.

Open positions:

Member Services Coordinator

Direct Report
Member Services Supervisor

Essential Functions / Responsibilities / Duties
Reporting to the Member Services Supervisor, the Membership Service Agent will provide a high level of customer care to our diverse membership base, as well as providing clerical and general office support to the Membership department.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Answer phones in a warm manner and be able to answer all questions or direct them to the correct J team member.
  • Must be able to multitask.
  • Must be outstanding customer service provider with strong verbal communication skills.
  • Greet all members, class attendees and guest check-ins in a friendly and efficient manner, ensure all memberships are current and valid.
  • Conduct tours. Ability to answer current programs and historical questions.
  • Handle member feedback and direct them to appropriate manager if needed.
  • Greet walk-in inquiries and sales appointments; process payments for day passes, ensuring all guest waivers are completely thoroughly.
  • Suggestive selling and restocking of all items. Process all monetary transactions and balance cash drawer at the beginning and end of shift.
  • Receive and distribute messages to appropriate staff and handle incoming calls.
  • Communicate any and all information that co-workers and management should be aware of.
  • Be trained to handle emergency /alarm situations; what to do and who to contact.
  • Assist with any JCC projects on an as needed basis.
  • Ensure sales oriented reception of visitors to the facility.
  • Ensure membership area is welcoming, informative and encourages participation through displays & promotions of programs and services.
  • Manage membership outreach and sales staff.
  • Assist with sales in membership and information.
  • Coordinate efforts and redevelop relationships within the community.
  • Accepts additional duties to ensure the overall success of the JCC.

Working Conditions / Location
Scottsdale, Arizona

Weekends and Evenings

Non –Exempt / hourly

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

Experience and Minimum Requirements
Extensive customer service experience; friendly and outgoing personality with strong verbal communication skills. Proficient in the use of MS Office products. Experience with current systems. Great attention to detail and organizational skills.

Education / Experience
Minimum 2 years customer service experience.

Must practice and promote safety at all times.

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.

Security Officer

The fundamental reason this classification exists is to provide security and customer service at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus facilities. Duties include patrolling and observing the activities of persons, in and around grounds, and buildings, acting as a liaison between the ILJCC and its tenants/guests. Work involves assessing problem situations and exercising tact and judgment in bringing about their resolution. This classification reports to a Security Supervisor, Security Guard Lead, or the Facility Director. Performance is evaluated based upon results achieved. All positions may require working shifts, holidays, and weekends. A good attitude and above average customer service/communication skills are required.

Essential Functions

  • Communicates with tenants when unauthorized guests enter the facility
  • Visually patrols buildings, building grounds, and parking lots to observe unusual behavior and to prevent vandalism
  • Prevents unauthorized access to restricted areas
  • Remains at a fixed post to observe activities and monitor security equipment
  • Answers routine inquiries and directs visitors to appropriate areas
  • Completes log entries
  • Insures that all visitors and staff have vacated building at closing and performs a security check of all doors and windows
  • Enforces correction of infractions through verbal warning, expels unruly persons, and detains more serious offenders for proper authorities
  • Responds to after-hours security alarm calls
  • Escorts personnel from building after hours
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Communicate orally with the general public in a one-on-one, face-to-face setting, while maintaining a professional and courteous presence
  • Communicate orally by telephone or two-way radio
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions
  • Prepare written documents with clearly organized thoughts with proper sentence construction, punctuation, and grammar
  • Work cooperatively, courteously, yet firmly with all segments of the general public
  • Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others

Additional Requirements

  • Appointments are subject to meeting and maintaining appropriate background standards
  • Some positions require the use of Campus vehicles. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver’s license, and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a personal vehicle for Campus business will be prohibited if the employee is not authorized to drive a Campus vehicle or if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage
  • Some positions will require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment, or shift

Acceptable Experience and Training

One year of experience as a security guard, police officer, or military police officer. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

Representative Duties

  • Enforces procedural rules and regulations. Ensures the personal safety of staff, visitors, and property. Maintains security and safety for assigned area. Maintains working knowledge of the locations of various departments, buildings, access routes and admitting requirements
  • Operates and monitors security control panels, alarms, and related security equipment to provide area and visitor surveillance
  • Patrols assigned area including parking areas. Checks for suspicious occurrences, and enforces parking rules and regulations
  • Responds to and investigates situations reported to Control. Calls Police or other authorities to investigate suspicious activities or security violations that require intervention
  • Checks vehicles in parking lots for authorized parking sticker. Issues parking violation warnings, and tags and requests towing when necessary
  • Checks ID cards of persons entering the facility. Refuses to admit persons who cannot show either proper authorization or cause for being admitted after contacting the appropriate tenant and requesting an escort for guest. Provides information and directions. Explains rules and regulations
  • Opens and closes facility, ensuring that users have left the premises. Reports security and general maintenance problems to the proper authorities
  • Responsible for Lost-And-Found
  • Maintains logs and records of occurrences, completes necessary paperwork, and may use computer terminal to input and retrieve data. Absolutely NO personal use on ILJCC computer systems

The job duties listed above are representative and characteristic of the duties required and the level of the work performed in the job title. The duties will vary from incumbent to incumbent in the job title.

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

As needed and required by the position.


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

Education / Specialized Training
Pilates Certification / PMA

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.


  • 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

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.

Fitness Floor Staff Attendant

Direct Report
Fitness Manager

Essential Functions / Responsibilities / Duties
Fitness Floor Staff Attendant is responsible for member service, fitness floor standard operation and monitoring cleanliness in the Fitness Center.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Greet members and guests and maintain a professional demeanor at all times
  • Oversee cleanliness of equipment and supplies of the fitness area
  • Assist guests in obtaining information & conduct equipment orientations
  • Ability to work independently, utilize initiative, be organized and meet deadlines
  • Ability to be able to react calmly and effectively in emergency situation

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

As needed and required by the position.


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

Must practice and promote safety at all times.

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