Career Opportunities at the JCC

Thank you for your interest in working for the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS. The Lawrence Family JCC is an equal opportunity employer.

Current Openings

AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) Fellow
Fitness Instructor
Teen Director
Film Festival/Cultural Arts Administrative Assistant
Part Time Receptionist/Customer Service Desk Representative
Various Pool Positions


Position Title: Barista

The Café Barista is a core staff member of the LFJCC café, responsible for embodying Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center Vision, Mission, and Values. The Barista works with the café team and is integral part of the café as a community gathering place. S/he is responsible delivering excellent service and product to the Café customers. S/he expands and deepens passion for the café and the community by ensuring unequaled quality and customer service. Providing the café with a reliable support base. The Barista drives for results as s/he provides great food, coffee, smoothies with great customer care. This position reports to the Café Manager.

Essential Duties
• Lead excellent customer service through in-the-moment coaching, role modeling.
• Calibrate and supervise staff to ensure product freshness and uncompromising quality standards.
• Reliably reporting for scheduled shifts and being available periodically for extra hours for events in the evening or weekend.
• Ensures that customer feedback and concerns are relayed to the Café Manager within a timely manner, handling them with initiative where possible.

Other Duties:
Manage cash according to LJFCC cash handling policy.

• A minimum of one year of experience in a high quality food service or retail provider with high customer service standards and/or related experience and training.
Skilled coffee making experience preferred.
• Consistent demonstration of ability to provide excellent customer service and passion for quality.
• Consistent demonstration of ability to successfully nurture a community feel and allegiance to the café and the J. • Consistent demonstration of performance that embodies LFJCC Mission, and Values.

Working conditions and characteristics:
This is a social café setting with constant interaction with the public and on-going interruptions.

Physical Requirements:
Standing for up to 5 hours at a time.
• Ability to lift 25lbs to 30lbs.

In return for all of this, you will receive:
 A respectful work environment and a sense of accomplishment, as well as a sense of belonging to a community based institution.
• Paid time off for sick leave in accordance with California labor law.
• We also offer the benefits of Membership to the J to all part time employees. This includes a state of the art gym and an use of the Olympic swimming pool. As well as discounts up to 25% for programs.
We encourage applicants of all ages, races and ethnic backgrounds. LFJCC will consider for employment all qualified applicants.

Apply to:
Please – no phone calls and only principals need apply.

Position Title: Fitness Instructor

Essential Duties:
• Teach agreed upon classes
• Maintain a fun and safe environment for participants.
• Promote knowledge of techniques and make and demonstrate modifications.
• Update music and choreography on a regular basis.
• Start and end class on time.
• Communicate effectively with Fitness Direct through phone, email or in person.
• Teach class with energy and enthusiasm.
• Keep accurate class attendance records.
• Find a substitute if unable to teach.

Other Duties:
• Introduce yourself before class.
• Learn names of participants.
• Ask if there is any one new in class.
• Greet members and answer questions.
• Fill out accident and incident reports as needed.

• Knowledge and understanding of basic fitness principles.
• Excellent oral communication skills.
• Must hold and maintain a professional certification from a nationally recognized organization.
• Provide high quality customer service.

Apply to:
Please – no phone calls and only principals need apply.

Position Title: Teen Director

Reports to: Camp Director

Basic Responsibility:  The Teen Director carries the overall responsibility of developing, planning, implementing, supervising, marketing and evaluating programming and services for the JCC’s thriving Teen Department.  The position requires direct hands-on operation of the Teen Department, which includes a wide array of programs and activities for teens.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. • Oversee all aspects related to the Teen Leadership Council including but not limited to: recruitment, supporting the Executive Council, designing meaningful leadership programming, managing the planning and execution of weekly meetings, running the TLC retreat, managing the participation in Senior Buddies and other community service projects, consistent communication with TLC participants and their parents, and supporting the Council developing new and innovative teen programs.

  2. • Head the JCC Maccabi Games San Diego Delegation and oversee all related administrative and programmatic needs, including; recruitment of athletes, JCCA required registrations and confirmations, supervision, hiring and evaluation of coaches, scheduling practices and social events, consistent communication with parents, participants, and coaches.

  3. • Oversee community wide teen professional coalition and take the lead in 5 community-wide teen events.  These may include but are not limited to J- Serve community day of service Like Israel and Shabbat 360 amongst others. The Teen Director will act as a “champion” in the planning of Shabbat San Diego. Teen Coalition will be managed by the Teen Director with meetings held several times a year. A database of all teen programmers in San Diego will be maintained and communication with the coalition will remain regular.

  4. • Oversee and coordinate Partners in Prevention and Girls Life programs within the community.

  5. • Participate/represent the LFJCC in the new Community –Wide Teen Initiative.

  6. • Continue to outreach, build and grow the existing LFJCC Teen Department.

  7. • Research and develop new programs, activities and trips.

  8. • Develop and present Departmental budget, and monitor all income and expenses.

  9. • Evaluate program effectiveness and consumer satisfaction and report results.

  10. • Develop and implement marketing strategies for teen programs in conjunction with the • Marketing Department, including the Teen Program Guide.

  11. • Oversee all aspects of teen special event including teen dances, dodgeball tournaments, College Tours (West Coast, Boston, etc.), Ski Trips, etc.

  12. • Pricing and purchase of equipment and supplies as needed for teen programs.

  13. • Oversee all Middle School programming including but not limited to; Teen Connect Advisory Council, Community Service Caravan programs, social events, etc.

  14. • Direct supervision of teen personnel as needed.  Meet regularly to discuss all program plans, publicity materials and arrangements.  Hire, supervise and evaluate teen personnel as needed.

  15. • Advise and work with Teen Committee Chair to develop and coordinate a planning and advisory committee.  - - Work with lay teen committee in planning and evaluating programs and recommending department policies.  - - Advise selection for sub-committees and to work on special events and facilitate the work of all volunteers involved.

  16. • Work with JCC support and maintenance staff to implement programs.

  17. • Any other tasks as assigned by the Youth & Camp Director.

  18. • Ensure the Teen department complies with LFJCC policies & procedures.



The ideal candidate will have a B.A. or B.S. College Degree.  Master's Degree in Jewish Communal Service, Social Work, Education or related field preferred.

• Demonstrated minimum 2 years of increasing experience in like environment working with teens.

• Strong program administration, management and budgetary experience.

• Demonstrated commitment to good customer service.

• Ability to deal effectively with a wide variety of people, staff and community.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

• Strong knowledge of program service and delivery.

• Current CA class B valid driver’s license or qualified to obtain.

• Familiar with Jewish culture and traditions a plus.

HOURS: Full time, EXEMPT position, requiring flexible hours, some weekend and evenings as events and community activities require.

Salary: DOE

Benefits: This is a full time position eligible for health, vision and dental benefits as well as retirement and short term disability. Full Family membership to the LFJCC including fitness center and discounts on LFJCC programs as provided for in the LFJCC employee handbook.

Position Title: AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) Fellow 

About Motiv:
Motiv's goal is to ignite teens' passion for giving back to their community. By connecting teens to meaningful volunteer service opportunities, teens will feel the impact they can make on those around them.

Motiv is a startup program founded in July 2015. Operating out of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Motiv was developed by the greater San Diego Jewish community, to meet teens where they are and help them achieve their multiple motivations around community service. Motiv aims to provide a web portal for teens to find meaningful service opportunities, the ability to log those opportunities over time and generate a real-time service dashboard that is a visual representation of the teen’s impact. This system will have gamification features that allow for badges, incentives, and exclusive opportunities.

Motiv is a community resource for all high school teens and teen advisors looking to take volunteerism to the next level. Rooted in Jewish wisdom, Motiv aims to serve all teens regardless of their ethnic, religious, or cultural affiliations.

Position Overview:
AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) Fellow is dedicated to volunteer coordination and engagement within the agency. A cohort of Fellows will be coached and trained in volunteer management and will be tasked with building volunteer capacity and infrastructure. IFCS is embarking on Service Enterprise certification which will dedicate a culture of volunteer engagement and leveraging volunteer talent at all levels of the organization. The VIP Fellow at IFCS will be supported by an onsite supervisor as well as the team leader and VIP fellows.

Responsibilities and Duties:
The AmeriCorps VIP assists in the recruiting, training and managing of volunteers for Motiv.

Specific duties include (but are not limited to):
• Assist with organization, recruitment, tracking, orientation, placement, and retention of teen volunteers.
• Convene an advisory group of teen leaders who will help identify meaningful volunteer service opportunities as well as designing service learning tool kits to support projects.
• Work with partner agencies to identify opportunities for teens to serve as volunteer coordinators/leaders.
• Assist with community service events and programs.
• Maintain constant and close communication with current, potential, and former volunteers through social media, by email, by phone, and in-person.
• Maintain an electronic volunteer database for all volunteers, including hours served.
• Produce monthly reports on volunteer impact and activity across programs.
• Create or provide content for volunteer-related communications and monthly volunteer newsletter.
• Give public presentations related to volunteer opportunities/community engagement to faith communities, groups, and corporations.
• Other tasks as assigned.

• Preferred prior experience associated with volunteer/nonprofit work
• Must be comfortable working with high school students
• Solid interpersonal skills and ability to work with a variety of faiths and cultures
• Experience in organizing, training, recruiting, and working with people
• Ability to speak to and give presentations to groups
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Knowledge of office software, simple data collections systems, and social networking tools
• Ability to accommodate flexible working schedule/locations, including periodic weekend/evening hours

Personal Characteristics:
• Absolutely solid values: honest, loyal, hard-working, compassionate, and sincere
• Possesses strong attention to detail
• Fosters a “can do” attitude that combines initiative, sense of urgency, and commitment to results
• Is goal and results oriented and motivated; enjoys innovation and challenge
• Is a team player who is not only focused on their own areas, but who is also aware of the needs of others and acts as a resource and supports the needs of all departments
• Embraces accountability and displays a sense of ownership over their work
• Demonstrates growing leadership skills, wisdom, and initiative to accomplish assignments successfully through independent ability and good judgment

• $14,000 living allowance
• Health coverage
• Access to subsidized child care
• Student Loan deferment eligibility
• Educational Award of $5,500 upon successful completion of term of service

To Apply:
• Visit the AmeriCorps website to learn more about the program, create a profile and submit an application on My AmeriCorps at
• Please submit your resume and cover letter to Darren Schwartz at

Position Title:  Part Time Receptionist/Customer Service Desk Representative

Job Description:
The JCC is a busy community center in La Jolla that provides quality fitness, childcare, cultural and artistic events. The Customer Service Representative will be providing courteous and prompt service to members and guests of the facility.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Excellent customer service
• Assist all JCC departments
• Strong organizational & administrative skills
• Able to multi-task with a high volume of phone calls
• Fun & friendly

Job Requirements:

• Professional & friendly
• Strong Customer Service Skills
• Must be able to answer multi-line phone
• Creative thinker
• Demonstrate ability to trouble shoot & solve problems
• Excellent writing, grammar, and punctuation skills
• Strong public speaking skills
• Basic computer skills, working knowledge of (Word, Excel, Showare)
• Excellent time management, organizational & communication skills
• Strong ability to work well with co-workers, supervisors & members of the community in a team environment
• Able to work flexible hours, which may include weekends, evenings & must be punctual

Salary: $10.75/hour – Evening and weekend shifts available
Free gym membership
Email resume and cover letter to:

Position Title: Assistant Swim Coach

Reports to: Head Swim Coach
Pay Rate: $11-12/ hour M-F 15+++ hours

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Head Swim Coach, the Asst. Swim Coach assists in developing, organizing and implementing the JCC Barracuda Swim Team. Provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for swim team participants in accordance with JCC policies and procedures and creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement.

Essential Functions:
Provides pre-competitive swimming instruction to swim team members in Novice to Age group swimming groups. Organizes and conducts team workouts. Works effectively with other coaches as assigned.

Entry Requirements:
 18 years of age or older.
• Current American Red Cross First Aid certification.
• Current American Red Cross community CPR certification, or equivalent.
• American Red Cross Coaches Safety Training or equivalent Preferred.
• One year or more of swim team experience preferred.
• Ability to teach proper competitive swimming techniques.
• Demonstrate knowledge of sound competitive swimming skills, and the ability to implement and teach these skills in a positive, healthy manner.
• Knowledge of basic exercise.
• Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc).

Specific Duties:
• Assists in organizing and administering all assigned coaching responsibilities, including daily practices, recruiting, record keeping and scheduling.
• Develops positive relationships with team members, and coaches. Provides motivational support and guidance.
• Increases team member awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors and LFJCC values.
• Works hand in hand with the Head Coach.
• Conducts evaluations and recruits prospective members and provides information about LFJCC membership and swim team fee structure.
• Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.
• Follows all LFJCC policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency procedures.
• Completes incident and accident reports if necessary.
• Attends swim meets and swim team functions as agreed upon with supervisor.
• Accountable for discipline and conduct of team members at these events.
• Encourages member and parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
• Refrain from using personal phone during workouts. Refrain from personal conversation with other staff during workouts.
• Assists in creating the swim team monthly newsletter.
• Submits all private lesson schedules and payments to the Asst. Aquatics Director. • Coach must keep lesson log. The Asst. Aquatics Director must approve the lessons before-hand.

Physical Demands:
• Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to supervise program activities.
• Ability to see and hear individuals and alarms in pool/pool area.
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
• Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
• Ability to perform activities which require sustained concentration and attention.

Position Title: Film Festival/Cultural Arts Administrative Assistant

Reports To: Film Festival Director
Pay Rate: [X] Hourly

Summary of Duties:
• Primary responsibility is to perform all administrative duties for the Film Festival department of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture (CJC), and to assist as needed with other CJC arts/ festival program administration during the season. • Responsibilities for Film Festival and other program departments as needed will include: screening calls; managing calendars; making travel, meeting and event arrangements; preparing timelines, creating reports and department financial data, training and supervising volunteer staff; and underwriter relations. Work requires computer and Internet research skills, time flexibility, excellent interpersonal skills, project coordination experience, and the ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as outside clients and vendors.

General Duties:
• Assists and reports to Film Festival Director
• Screens and responds to incoming phone calls/messages
• Secures facilities for Film Festival meetings/activities and ensure that all activities are coordinated with overall agency schedules, calendars and promotional efforts
• Arranges guest hospitality for Film and other CJC guest artists as needed
• Arranges and attends volunteer meetings
• Processes and tracks graphic copy / design requests to Marketing Department
• Handles vendor order processing and inventory management
• Coordinates with other CJC departments and assists with interdepartmental collaborations

Essential Duties:
• Maintains underwriter database and payment processing
• Tracks bookkeeping and financial accounts for Film Festival
• Manages volunteer recruiting, scheduling, and training
• Conducts follow-through with Film Festival committee members
• Manages Film Festival website and social media outreach
• Acts as liaison to other JCC Departments
• Attends staff meetings and be an integral part of the culture of the JCC as well as a proud representative of the CJC and JCC at public events
• Perform other related duties as assigned

• Must have: formal training and/or experience in office procedures and use of office equipment; ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; a pleasant telephone manner; strong knowledge of PC computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint is required; knowledge of web based promotion and social media, and Tessitura database system are a plus.
• Superior organizational skills; dedication to accuracy; problem solving skills; and excellent interpersonal abilities are a must.
• A basic knowledge or interest in Jewish culture is also a plus.
• Ideal candidate will have experience in event planning, volunteer management, or equivalent area of project organization.

Working Conditions:
Full time, including work at Film Festival events occurring throughout the year. Adaptability to a flexible schedule when needed and willingness to work at off-site locations as programming requires. Generous fringe benefits including: healthcare, vision, dental & 403B retirement plan, JCC membership including pool and fitness, generous discounts to JCC programs, 10 Vacation days for the first 5 years worked here for an employee working 40 hours a week or more, 12 days sick leave, Holiday schedule includes High Jewish Holidays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Other Requirements:
• Ability to lift up to 25 lbs
• Ability to stand for long periods of time, on occasion
• A valid California driver’s license
• BA or BS Degree or related experience

Reports to: Film Festival Director

Position: Swim Instructor

Reports to: Assistant Aquatics Director
Salary: $11-14 Hourly

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the swim instructor is responsible for planning and teaching private and group swim lessons for members and non-members of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Friedenberg Olympic Pool.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Be familiar with American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim levels and other Red Cross water safety courses and know how to use course materials effectively.
• Adapts teaching approaches to the age, experience and ability of participants so they can meet course objectives.
• Communicate regularly with participants to ensure they are aware of progress
• Complete records and reports in a timely manner; each month, midway thru lessons submit a list of current swimmers levels in order to assist in scheduling.
• Cannot miss more than one lesson day per session.
• Must teach lessons in the water unless approved by Assistant or Aquatics Director.

Other Duties:
• An understanding of facility characteristics, rules, policies and procedures.
• Attend in service trainings as scheduled.
• Perform pool related maintenance duties.
• Submit course records at least once a year in order to maintain WSI certificate. (This is your responsibility).
• Complete additional duties as assigned by supervisor.

• Current Certificates required- American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or equivalent.
Note: All Certificates Must be submitted along with applicants resume, front and back images are required of each document.
•  Responsible to keep all licenses up to date.
• Minimum of 1 year previous swim instructor experience

Physical Demands:
• Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions of position and to supervise program activities.
• Ability to see and hear individuals and alarms in pool/pool area.
• Ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
• Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time.
• Ability to perform activities which require sustained concentration and attention.

Application Review: Applications will be reviewed and ranked in comparison to other individuals that are applying for the position. Qualified individuals will be invited to the next step, Aquatics Department Director oral interview.
Oral Examination: Candidates, who successfully pass the application review process, will take the Aquatics Director’s oral examination.
Performance testing: After the oral examination, all applicants must pass a pass/fail performance test.
Should you fail any part of the performance test, only one retest will be permitted on the same test date. Testing will be administered to all qualified applicants and shall include the following factors: Swimming approximately 25 yards of each swimming technique: Butterfly stroke, Backstroke, Breastroke and Front Crawl.
Personal History Background Investigation: Personal and employment references will be contacted; background investigations will include applicant’s credit history, driving and criminal background.

Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
41267 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Open Positions

We are always accepting resumes for the following positions:

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Volunteer Opportunities

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