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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 Care Staff will comply with all requirements, responsibilities and essential functions as related to the position.

Aquatics Program Manager

As a member of our Health & Wellness Management Team, the Aquatics Program Manager will have a clear understanding and be committed to the mission and vision of the JCC. The Manager will positively manage the growth of the aquatics swim programs ensuring all lessons are fun and delivered to the highest standards.

Assistant Director, Adult Services / Day Habilitation Program Manager

The Assistant Director of Adult Services leads a team of direct support professionals and staff members at the Guttenberg Center for Special Services to provide support, assistance and guidance to adults with disabilities that will enable program participants to develop skills and enhance their ability to engage with their community across all Adult programs offered in the Guttenberg Center for Special Services.

Assistant Director of Development – Events and Partnerships

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades seeks an experienced fundraising professional to join our Development Team. The Assistant Director of Development – Events and Partnerships will deliver sustained contributed revenue growth from the creation and execution of innovative, scalable sponsorship agreements and corporate commitments. They will play a pivotal role in the strategy, planning and execution of special events including the annual Play Fore! The Kids Golf, Games and Tennis Classic, Sports Night of Champions, and Rubin Run for Individuals with Special Needs; as well as identifying new opportunities for fundraising, stewardship, and community events.

Assistant Director of Development – Individual Giving

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades seeks an experienced fundraising professional to join our Development Team. The Assistant Director of Development – Individual Giving 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. The candidate will work closely with the CEO, lay leadership, and the Director of Development to maximize donor engagement as well as to bring in new donors to the JCC.

Camp Haverim Assistant Teacher

Camp Haverim is a two-week camp for children and teens with autism and other cognitive and developmental delays, with sufficient communication and self-help skills, and attend 11 months of special schooling. Camp dates are August 15-26. Hours are 8:45 am–3:30 pm.

Camp Haverim Head Assistant Teacher

Camp Haverim is a two-week camp for children and teens with autism and other cognitive and developmental delays, with sufficient communication and self-help skills, and attend 11 months of special schooling. Camp dates are August 15-26. Hours are 8:45 am–3:30 pm.

Camp Haverim Head Teacher

Camp Haverim is a two-week camp for children and teens with autism and other cognitive and developmental delays, with sufficient communication and self-help skills, and attend 11 months of special schooling. Camp dates are August 15-26. Hours are 8:45 am–3:30 pm.

Chief Marketing Officer

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) is responsible for overseeing the planning, development and execution of marketing and advertising initiatives which drive growth and expand organizational impact.

Digital Marketing Director

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is looking for a Digital Marketing Director. In an exciting, supportive, fast paced environment, the Digital Marketing Director is responsible for the digital marketing strategy and execution across the entire agency. Reporting to the Chief Marketing Officer, the Digital Marketing Director works hand in hand with the marketing team to provide digital marketing support to all departments at the JCC.

Early Childhood Administrative Assistant

The Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is seeking an early childhood Administrative Assistant to become a part of the school administrative team. The position offered is 25 hours a week.

Early Childhood Infant Room Assistant Teacher

The Leonard and Syril Rubin Early Childhood Center at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is looking to hire creative, enthusiastic, and dedicated early childhood assistant teachers for our Infant room to create a loving, nurturing, and safe learning environment for our youngest students and their families. Our school is open year-round, and is comprised of 20 plus classrooms with students ranging from three months old through five years old.

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.

Freelance Marketing Manager

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is looking for a freelance 25 hours a week Marketing Manager. In an exciting, supportive, fast paced environment, the Marketing Manager plans, develops, and coordinates all marketing efforts for the JCC’s youth and family departments. 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.

Hebrew Speaking Marketer

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is looking for a Part Time Marketing and Graphic Designer who is fluent in English and Hebrew. In an exciting, supportive, fast-paced environment, this freelance marketer plans, develops, and coordinates all marketing efforts for the JCC’s Israeli Center and other programs at the JCC.

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 Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is looking for a Marketing Manager. In an exciting, supportive, fast paced environment, the Marketing Manager plans, develops, and coordinates all marketing efforts for the JCC’s Health and Wellness & Membership areas. 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.

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.

Welcome Desk Receptionist

We are looking for an enthusiastic customer service driven Welcome Desk team member to join us. This position provides front-line service and is the first point of contact for members and the larger community entering our facilities. This staff member will serve as an integral part of the Health & Wellness team and play a crucial role for the entire organization.

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:

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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.