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:

Make a difference this summer!

The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center is seeking positive, flexible and enthusiastic role models to impact the lives of the children attending Shemesh Camp at the J this summer. Camp Counselors will work as a team to facilitate a variety of day camp activities with a group of campers, ages 5-16. Safety is the number one priority, however a close second is to ensure a camp environment that is welcoming, fun, engaging, and exciting all while providing an experience that allows participants to build character.

Camp Counselors will help facilitate social skill development, AM/PM rallies, sing songs, skits, games, crafts, swimming, field trips, special events and keep campers engaged using their ASTONISHING CAMP SPIRIT. This role also requires administrative components, such as reporting and documentation on accidents/incidents and other duties assigned that support the success of the day camp program.

Apply now!

Inclusion Aid Positions

The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center is seeking qualified, positive, flexible and enthusiastic role models to impact the lives of the children attending Shemesh Camp at the J this summer. Inclusion Aid’s will work one-on-one or in a small group setting not exceeding 4 camper at a time in a lager camp group of 20, ages 5-13 years. Safety is the number one priority, however a close second is to ensure a camp environment that is INCLUSIVE, welcoming, fun, engaging, and exciting all while providing an experience that allows campers to build character.

Inclusion Aid’s will help facilitate social skill development, friendship among campers, participate and incorporate camper(s) to sing songs, skits, games, crafts, swimming, field trips, special events and keep camper(s) engaged using their ASTONISHING CAMP SPIRIT. This role also requires administrative components, such as reporting and documentation on accidents/incidents and other duties assigned that support the success of the day camp program.

Apply now!

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.

Co-Teacher – Exempt

Direct Report
ECC Director & ECC Assistant Director

Essential Functions / Responsibilities / Duties
The Valley of the Sun JCC Early Childhood Center teaching staff have the educational qualifications, knowledge, dedication to learning, and professional commitment necessary to promote children and their families as they learn and develop. As Co Teacher, you will develop, implement, and evaluate the preschool curriculum, and be responsible for providing a quality educational program that reflects the goals and values of the Valley of the Sun JCC Early Childhood Center. The Co Teacher supports the development and implementation of a quality educational program reflecting the goals and values of the school. The Co Teacher brings a love of children and of learning and commitment to introducing children to a supportive, creative Jewish learning environment, and is well versed in child development.

As a Co Teacher you will use your knowledge of child development, curriculum, Judaism, and/or the community to help your colleagues in their development. Co- Teachers are responsible for monitoring the development and learning of the children, and for communicating this information to parents and the Director. Co Teachers also supervise and provide guidance to all classroom staff.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Teaching & Curriculum

  • Plan and implement, with teaching team, a daily curriculum according to developmentally appropriate practices and school values
  • Nurture physical, spiritual, emotional, social, and intellectual growth and development of each child
  • Provide care, protection, and guidance to the children
  • Ensure consistency of the daily curriculum with the school values statement
  • Assist in the development, evaluation and revision of the Preschool curriculum

Administrative & Classroom

  • Maintain a cheerful, nurturing, healthy, safe and clean classroom environment
  • Maintain attendance and injury records
  • Maintain Child Portfolios and evaluation records
  • Maintain storage, organization, and cleanliness of classroom equipment and materials

Communication & Community

  • Communicate regularly with Director, including all concerns regarding a child’s progress
  • Participate in regular staff meetings
  • Monitor growth and development of each child and communicate progress and/or concerns with parents and
    Director
  • Communicate regularly with parents
  • Hold parent conferences as needed/requested
  • Protect the rights and privacy of children and families by maintaining strict confidentiality according to the
    NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
  • Maintain a continuing dialogue with the teaching team with regard to the children and classroom environment
  • Attend school wide and class events such as picnics, parties, parent meetings, and other special events
  • Work with the teaching team on problem solving classroom and school issues
  • Participate in all training programs, conferences, seminars, courses and other aspects of professional growth and continuing education provided by the JCC and other outside resources.
  • Identify, provide and facilitate needed additional assessment or interventions where necessary.

Professional Development

  • Strive for a good working relationship with fellow teachers and administrative staff
  • Embrace a school culture of lifelong learning through a commitment to personal learning and growth
  • Work towards increasing abilities as a teacher and as a teacher in a Jewish preschool through classroom
    experience and observations, attendance at workshops & classes, reading of books and periodicals
  • Team with other preschool staff for professional development on the peer to peer level
  • Strive for a good working relationship with fellow teachers and administrative staff
  • Any additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director.

Leading Learning

  • Mentor new teachers and other staff as assigned
  • Give input and assist in curriculum and structural planning for the school
  • Preform duties in any assigned classroom

Working Location and Environment
Scottsdale, Arizona. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

Schedule
9-6pm and as needed and required by the position.

Status
Full time Exempt

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

Education / Specialized Training / Experience & Skills

Required:

  • Minimal requirement High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • One year of programmatic experience in the group education of children
  • Willingness to mentor colleagues
  • Strong communication skills: oral, reading, writing
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of the growth and development of young children and ability to utilize this information in the
    classroom
  • Ability and willingness to work with a team
  • Ability to recognize and promote safety in the classroom setting
  • Meet background check & health requirements
  • Desire for continued development of teaching skills including collaboration with specialists
  • Judaic knowledge or willingness to acquire
  • Child CPR certification or willingness to acquire
  • Attending and participating in mandatory and suggested training opportunities outside of work hours that will
    promote professional growth.
  • Model good character and professionalism

Preferred:

  • College degree preferred in a child related field from an accredited college or university
  • At least three years of experience in the group education of children
  • Jewish education
  • Familiarity with community resources

Safety
Must practice and promote safety at all times.

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

Co-Teacher – Non-Exempt

Direct Report
ECC Director & ECC Assistant Director

Essential Functions / Responsibilities / Duties
The Valley of the Sun JCC Early Childhood Center teaching staff have the educational qualifications, knowledge, dedication to learning, and professional commitment necessary to promote children and their families as they learn and develop. As Co Teacher, you will develop, implement, and evaluate the preschool curriculum, and be responsible for providing a quality educational program that reflects the goals and values of the Valley of the Sun JCC Early Childhood Center. The Co Teacher supports the development and implementation of a quality educational program reflecting the goals and values of the school. The Co Teacher brings a love of children and of learning and commitment to introducing children to a supportive, creative Jewish learning environment, and is well versed in child development.

As a Co Teacher you will use your knowledge of child development, curriculum, Judaism, and/or the community to help your colleagues in their development. Co- Teachers are responsible for monitoring the development and learning of the children, and for communicating this information to parents and the Director. Co Teachers also supervise and provide guidance to all classroom staff.

Key Areas of Responsibility

Teaching & Curriculum

  • Plan and implement, with teaching team, a daily curriculum according to developmentally appropriate practices and school values
  • Nurture physical, spiritual, emotional, social, and intellectual growth and development of each child
  • Provide care, protection, and guidance to the children
  • Ensure consistency of the daily curriculum with the school values statement
  • Assist in the development, evaluation and revision of the Preschool curriculum

Administrative & Classroom

  • Maintain a cheerful, nurturing, healthy, safe and clean classroom environment
  • Maintain attendance and injury records
  • Maintain Child Portfolios and evaluation records
  • Maintain storage, organization, and cleanliness of classroom equipment and materials

Communication & Community

  • Communicate regularly with Director, including all concerns regarding a child’s progress
  • Participate in regular staff meetings
  • Monitor growth and development of each child and communicate progress and/or concerns with parents and
    Director
  • Communicate regularly with parents
  • Hold parent conferences as needed/requested
  • Protect the rights and privacy of children and families by maintaining strict confidentiality according to the
    NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
  • Maintain a continuing dialogue with the teaching team with regard to the children and classroom environment
  • Attend school wide and class events such as picnics, parties, parent meetings, and other special events
  • Work with the teaching team on problem solving classroom and school issues
  • Participate in all training programs, conferences, seminars, courses and other aspects of professional growth and continuing education provided by the JCC and other outside resources.
  • Identify, provide and facilitate needed additional assessment or interventions where necessary.

Professional Development

  • Strive for a good working relationship with fellow teachers and administrative staff
  • Embrace a school culture of lifelong learning through a commitment to personal learning and growth
  • Work towards increasing abilities as a teacher and as a teacher in a Jewish preschool through classroom
    experience and observations, attendance at workshops & classes, reading of books and periodicals
  • Team with other preschool staff for professional development on the peer to peer level
  • Strive for a good working relationship with fellow teachers and administrative staff
  • Any additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director.

Leading Learning

  • Mentor new teachers and other staff as assigned
  • Give input and assist in curriculum and structural planning for the school
  • Preform duties in any assigned classroom

Working Location and Environment
Scottsdale, Arizona. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

Schedule
12-6pm and as needed and required by the position.

Status
Full time Non Exempt

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

Education / Specialized Training / Experience & Skills

Required:

  • Minimal requirement High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • One year of programmatic experience in the group education of children
  • Willingness to mentor colleagues
  • Strong communication skills: oral, reading, writing
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of the growth and development of young children and ability to utilize this information in the
    classroom
  • Ability and willingness to work with a team
  • Ability to recognize and promote safety in the classroom setting
  • Meet background check & health requirements
  • Desire for continued development of teaching skills including collaboration with specialists
  • Judaic knowledge or willingness to acquire
  • Child CPR certification or willingness to acquire
  • Attending and participating in mandatory and suggested training opportunities outside of work hours that will
    promote professional growth.
  • Model good character and professionalism

Preferred:

  • College degree preferred in a child related field from an accredited college or university
  • At least three years of experience in the group education of children
  • Jewish education
  • Familiarity with community resources

Safety
Must practice and promote safety at all times.

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

Infant Teacher

Direct Report
ECC Director & ECC Assistant Director

Essential Functions / Responsibilities / Duties
Infant Teachers care for babies during their developmentally rich first year of life. They provide for the physical, emotional, developmental and social well-being of infants. Infant Teachers find their work most rewarding and truly enjoy being in an infant classroom setting. Infant Teachers need strong social skills to interact appropriately with parents, who often need reassurance about their children’s development and progress. Infant Teachers typically provide daily reports about the babies’ food consumption, bowel movements, emotional state and sleep patterns, referring to detailed notes they take. They play a role in the social development of the infant by greeting the baby with smiles and reacting to achievements with genuine enthusiasm. A nurturing attitude, shown through hugs and cuddling, help children feel secure and develop trust.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Infant teachers are responsible for preparing the physical space for the children in their care.
  • Providing a clean and safe environment. They clean up any messes made by the infants, especially after
    mealtimes.
  • They must make certain that all utensils and equipment used in the care of the infants, as well as the facility
    itself, are clean and sanitized at all times.
  • They must keep accurate records about the infant’s daily activities for reporting to the parents.
  • Infant Teachers participate in regular fire drills and staff meetings.
  • Participate in all training programs, conferences, seminars, courses and other aspects of professional growth
    and continuing education provided by the JCC and other outside resources.
  • Identify, provide and facilitate needed additional assessment or interventions where necessary.

Physical Needs

  • Infant Teachers must attend to every physical need of infants in their care.
  • Feed babies on a regular schedule and change diapers frequently.
  • Keep babies clean at all times and administer necessary topical ointments or oral medications, as directed by
    the parents.

Developmental Needs
Infants develop rapidly during their first year and need intense stimulation to thrive.

  • Must be involved in the physical development of the infant by being vigilant for signs of developmental milestones. They assist when a child is ready to roll over, crawl, sit up and walk. Language skills also begin to develop during the year, and caregivers should be prepared to encourage the child to form words, recognize pictures and mimic sounds and songs.
  • Infant teacher may focus on providing additional stimulation through sensory activities, such as reading manipulative books or touching fabrics of varying textures.

Communication & Community

  • Participate in regular staff meetings
  • Monitor growth and development of each child and communicate progress and/or concerns with Parents and
    Director
  • Communicate regularly with parents
  • Hold parent conferences as needed/requested
  • Protect the rights and privacy of children and families by maintaining strict confidentiality according to the
    NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct
  • Maintain a continuing dialogue with the teaching team with regard to the children and classroom environment

Professional Development

  • Strive for a good working relationship with fellow teachers and administrative staff
  • Embrace a school culture of lifelong learning through a commitment to personal learning and growth
  • Work towards increasing abilities as a teacher and as a teacher in a Jewish preschool through classroom
    experience and observations, attendance at workshops & classes, reading of books and periodicals
  • Team with other preschool staff for professional development on the peer to peer level
  • Strive for a good working relationship with fellow teachers and administrative staff
  • Any additional responsibilities as assigned by the Director.

Leading Learning

  • Mentor new teachers and other staff as assigned
  • Give input and assist in curriculum and structural planning for the school
  • Preform duties in any assigned classroom

Working Conditions / Location
Scottsdale, Arizona. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

Schedule
M-F 9-6pm and as needed and required by the position.

Status
Full time Exempt

Physical Requirements / Demands
Standing, walking, repetitive motions, bending, stretching. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move from standing to crouching to sitting on the floor and back to standing. The employee use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and see, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to carry children. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Education / Specialized Training / Experience & Skills

Required:

  • Minimal requirement High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • One year of programmatic experience in the group education of children
  • Comprehensive understanding of the developmental stages of children between 0 and 35 months.
  • Comprehensive understanding of and ability to articulate to teachers and parents the positive guidance philosophy
    of the JCC ECC, particularly for the developmental stages of children between 0 and 35 months
  • Comprehensive understanding of and ability to articulate to teachers and families the fundamental components of
    the JCCECC curriculum and assessment, particularly for the developmental stages of children between 0 and 35
    months
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with children, families, and staff.
  • Must relate well to children, families and staff.
  • Must possess leadership skills (good organization, ability to problem solve and to think creatively.

Safety
Must practice and promote safety at all times.

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

Substitute Teacher

Direct Report
ECC Director & ECC Assistant Director

Essential Functions / Responsibilities / Duties
Substitute Teachers fill in for Staff if they are unable to work for any reason. We maintain a list of possible subs that we call if a teacher will be out. We call until 10 the night before or after 6:30 the morning of the need. If we have advance notice, like if a teacher has a doctor’s appointment or personal day, we arrange for subs further in advance. If we call someone to sub and they are not available that is always fine. The substitute is responsible to arrive at whatever time the teacher they are covering for would normally work. A warm smile and willingness to help are a great asset, and of course, they must love children. They play with the children, help with prep and clean up and supervise play and facilitate socialization. All of our substitute teachers must be fingerprinted and have a current, clear TB test on record. The Substitute teacher will work with the Teachers in each assigned classroom to envision and create a program for children and their families in a loving, nurturing and supportive environment. They have strong interpersonal and communication skills- they will be friendly and welcoming to all parents, children, & staff. Maintain confidentiality AT ALL TIMES with regards to children’s and staff’s information. Be a self-motivated team player in the Early Childhood Learning Center and at the JCC.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Helping Teachers to ensure classroom excellence is achieved and maintained in his/her classroom.
  • Creating and maintaining collaborative relationships with the other staff members.
  • Complying with the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Quality First, and AZ
    DHS accreditation standards – i.e., helping with assessments, lesson plans, and child-centered activities.
  • Working with Teachers to implement weekly lesson plans that adhere to NAEYC standards on a weekly basis.
  • Help keep records – diaper logs, tracking sheets, daily reports – up to date.
  • May need to assist with picture taking for portfolios on individual children’s development with samples and
    photographs and prepare written assessments and evaluations.
  • Helping to implement developmentally appropriate practice with all children at the Early Childhood Learning Center.
  • Interacting and working collaboratively with all other components of the ECC/JCC.
  • Assist with set up of activities for children
  • Facilitate play and promote fairness, positive interactions, language and creative development.
  • Assist conflict resolution. Intercede in conflict, physically separate if necessary. Help children to find a place of
    calm, comfort and attend to any injuries and support understanding of situation and amicable resolution for
    children involved.
  • Help children to wash hands, use bathroom or change diapers.
  • Assist with snack serving.
  • Read stories or encourage conversation among children during snack or circle time.
  • Clean up tables, wipe down tables, sweep floor if needed.
  • Assist teachers during circle or lead circle time. A variety of music, movement and storytelling are encouraged.
    If not leading, sit with children to help them focus and participate.
  • Assist children in caring for themselves including dressing, hand washing and potty or diapering.
  • Oversee and facilitate play on the play yard. Observe yard by moving through area and being attune to
    conflicts and potential dangers.
  • Participate in all training programs, conferences, seminars, courses and other aspects of professional growth and continuing education provided by the JCC and other outside resources.
  • Identify, provide and facilitate needed additional assessment or interventions where necessary.
  • Assist children in cleanup of yard and return to classroom.
  • Supervise and help with children’s lunches. May involve warming food or cleaning up spills.
  • Provide comfort and support to children when they are upset.
  • Able to lift and carry child up to 50 lbs. Able to sit on floor and participate in all children’s activities. Able to
    work outdoors as needed.

Working Conditions / Location
Scottsdale, Arizona.

Schedule
M-F 9-6 as needed and required by the position.

Status
Part time Non Exempt

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

Education / Specialized Training

Required:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Ability to relate to young children and adults
  • Strong desire for continued learning and growth
  • Ability to carry out assigned tasks, accepting supervision and acting independently as needed
  • Judaic knowledge or willingness to acquire
  • Ability to recognize and promote safety in the classroom setting
  • Meet background check & health requirements
  • Model good character and professionalism
  • Child CPR & First Aid certification

Preferred:
At least 6 ECE units and are interested in working with young children. Knowledge of Jewish culture and traditions are a plus.

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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