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Working at the J

Join the dedicated, talented staff of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades!

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Whether in our health and rec departments, or membership office, working with children, adults, seniors or individuals with special needs, every JCC staff member helps shape our organization in fundamental ways. Explore our listings below to see if there's an opportunity that's right for you.

Current Openings

Adult Day Program Direct Care Staff

Under the direction and supervision of the Director of the Guttenberg Center for Special Services and the Adult Day Program Manager, Direct Card Staff will comply with all requirements, responsibilities and essential functions as related to the position.

Early Childhood Toddler Room Assistant Teacher

The Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is looking to creative, enthusiastic, and dedicated early childhood assistant teachers to create a loving, nurturing, and safe learning environment for our Toddler aged children and their families. Our Toddler room assistants must have the qualifications, dispositions, knowledge, dedication to learning, and professional commitment necessary to support children and their families through their experiences at our school.

Early Childhood Toddler Room Head Teacher

The Leonard and Syril Rubin Early Childhood Center at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is looking for flexible, creative, enthusiastic and dedicated early childhood toddler head teachers to create a loving, nurturing, and safe learning environment for young children and their families. Our teachers have the qualifications, dispositions, knowledge, dedication to learning, and professional commitment necessary to support children and their families through their experiences at our school.

Early Childhood Center Substitute Teacher

The Leonard and Syril Rubin Early Childhood Center at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is looking to hire warm, passionate, friendly, and energetic substitute teachers for our teaching team. Substitute teachers are expected to perform various responsibilities to provide assistance to the teacher and continuity for the students.

Grant Writer

The Grant Writer is a full-time position that reports directly to the Director of Development. The Grant Writer will be responsible for researching, writing and coordinating the grant application process and management of proposals with a particular focus on fundraising for our renowned Thurnauer School of Music. Working in concert with the Director of Development and TSM Founding Director, the Grant Writer will work to support and expand the Music School’s general operations, scholarship fund, and Music Discovery Partnership program with local school districts.

Individual Giving Manager

The Individual Giving Manager is responsible for development, implementation and assessment of a robust, integrated annual giving program that supports the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades’ mission, with an emphasis on engagement for annual donors ranging from $1,800 to $100,000.

Lifeguard

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is looking for qualified lifeguards and swim instructors to join our team.

Maintenance Associate

Under the supervision of the Maintenance Manager the Maintenance Associate will be responsible for preventative maintenance and repairs in a large community center which includes a Fitness Center, Multiple swimming pools, an Early Childhood Center, Senior Center, Special Needs Center and Performing Arts, Dance and Music Conservatory.

Marketing Manager

The Marketing Manager creates and develops marketing materials for print and electronic distribution, develops and maintains the organization’s website and digital media, writes communications for internal and external audiences including press releases and talking points, attends events, assists with content writing, and helps the organization execute its social media strategy.

Massage Therapist

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is seeking a spa massage therapist. This position primarily works with members by delivering high-quality massage services.

Membership Sales & Service Associate

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is seeking a highly motivated membership sales and service associate to help the JCC achieve aggressive membership goals. The Membership Associate is the first point of contact for all members and prospective members.

Pilates Reformer Instructor

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is seeking a certified, knowledgeable, charismatic, and highly motivated and Pilates instructor (instructor) to join our fitness family. Under the direct supervision of the Group Exercise Director, the instructors will create custom sessions and programs for clients to help meet individual goals.

Reception Team Member

As a member of the Experience Team, a Reception Team Members’ goal is to facilitate an exceptional experience for the JCC Community. Rooted in our values of Kindness, Positivity, Respect, and Wellness, the Reception Team Member will bring these values to life through each guest interaction and by completing their job responsibilities with enthusiasm and a dedication to excellence.

Trainer On Duty

The Trainer on Duty (TOD) plays an essential role in assisting members of the JCC through their fitness journeys by offering support and educating on the safe and correct use of cardio and weight training equipment.

Thank you for considering the JCC in your job search. If you haven’t seen an appropriate position, we hope you’ll look into these other resources for employment opportunities:

  • JCCWorks.com – use this website to find jobs at JCC’s all across the nation, There are also tips on job hunting, resumes and interviews.
  • Indeed.com – A job search engine.
  • Idealist.org – Jobs and internships in the non-profit community.
  • JewishJobster.com – In the current economic situation, looking for a job can be a difficult process. Jewish Jobster is here to help people in their job search. We maintain an active and ongoing list of employment opportunities in the Jewish community.
  • JewishJobs.com – The Clearinghouse for Jewish Communal Jobs
  • JewishCareers.com – a job search tool for Jewish Jobs

It is the policy of this institution to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status or status within any other protected group.