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

San Diego Jewish Teen Initiative Director
Barista
Box Office Assistant
AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) Fellow
Fitness Instructor
Part Time Receptionist/Customer Service Desk Representative
Swim Instructor
JCC Swim Team Assistant Coach


Position Title:  San Diego Jewish Teen Initiative Director

Supervisor: CEO
Status: Full-time; Exempt

Summary of Duties:  
The Director is responsible for the management of a major initiative, the San Diego Jewish Teen Initiative (SDJTI) designed to increase engagement of teens across all of San Diego County in service and Jewish service learning activities, and ultimately, to connect Jewish teens to Jewish communal institutions and build a stronger sense of Jewish identity among those who are currently less engaged. The San Diego Jewish Teen Initiative (SDTI) is, administratively, a department of the Lawrence Family JCC but is designed to operate with geographic and programmatic independence.

Essential Functions:
1.Undertake key steps to implement plans for the SDJTI beginning with the development of a detailed timeline with milestones calibrated to the budget and the plan’s key objectives.
2.Set clear parameters for the development of programs to fulfill SDJTI goals and identify partner organizations for their delivery; solicit the participation of organizational partners and develop any necessary agreements. 
3.Develop and facilitate the work of the Jewish Teen Initiative Advisory Council drawn from populations across San Diego County. 
4.Oversee marketing & communications plan.
5.Manage and maintain the functionality and use of the database to capture names and contact information for Jewish teens in San Diego County. 
6.Identify and contract with a partner organization for the development and provision of service learning training for Jewish educators and other program staff; help design and oversee the implementation of the program. 
7.Manage personnel within the department.
8.Serve as chief spokesperson for SDJTI. 
9.Develop a strong working relationship with key colleagues and departments at the Lawrence Family JCC, Federation and supporting Committees. 
10.Provide regular reports to all interested parties and participate in meetings with funders. Imagine and execute the initiative to put in place a referral system that guides teens to, and enrolls them in, local Jewish programs. 
11.Develop and execute a fundraising strategy to ensure the sustainability of the entire initiative over time.  
12.Maintain relationship of a professional evaluator or evaluation firm to develop and implement a long-term evaluation protocol to measure the success of this initiative and its impact on Jewish teens in San Diego over time.  
13.Serve as coach and consultant to partners to help their programs evolve appropriately and ensure their quality and success. 
14.Continue to develop a long-term staffing strategy and hire additional personnel as the initiative evolves over time. 
15.Represent San Diego in national discussions, and represent the project in regional discussions on Jewish teen engagement. 
16.Prepare and maintain a multi-year budget along with overseeing a $1 million annual budget.  
17.Write and produce reports, as well as other publications and presentation materials.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience:
1. A Minimum of 5-8 years of progressive, responsible leadership experience in Jewish education, youth development and project or program management.
2. Strong knowledge and experience of Jewish Teen Programming AND community collaboration is required. 
3. Demonstrated strong organizational skills, attention to detail and proven ability to work on multiple high priority tasks.
4. Outstanding interpersonal and public communication skills, both written and oral. 
5. Evidence of strong budgeting skills, as well as financial analysis and resource management.
6. Skill in board management, working with multiple committees and interested community members.
7. Fundraising with a track-record particularly in foundation and major gifts.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree in nonprofit management, education, Jewish studies or a related field required.  

Working Conditions:
1. Standard office environment.

Physical Requirements:
1. Must be able to lift and or move up to 25 lbs. as required.

Learn more about the work of the San Diego Jewish Teen Initiative at these two sites: http://sdjewishteens.org/ and https://motivsandiego.org/

Apply to: larry@lfjcc.org with cover letter and resume. State SDJTI Director in the subject line. 
Please – no phone calls.


 

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 u.ncompromising 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.

Qualifications
• 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 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: Jobs@lfjcc.org
Please – no phone calls and only principals need apply.


 

Position Title: Box Office Assistant

Status: Part-time; Non-Exempt
Pay Rate: $11.50 Hourly
Hours: 15-25 hours per week, based on events. Some evenings & weekends.

Summary of Duties:  
The JCC Box Office provides quality ticketing services for cultural and artistic events. The Box Office Assistant will be providing courteous and prompt service to clientele & customers.

Essential Functions:
1. Work directly and assist’s Box Office Manager.
2. Strong organizational & administrative skills.
3. Able to multi-task with a high volume of phone calls & ticket sales.
4. Other duties as assigned by Box Office Manager or Executive Management.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience:
1. Previous experience with Ticketmaster, Outbox, Showare, and/or other ticketing programs. 
2. Proficient knowledge of PC computers, Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
3. Excellent customer service skills.
4. Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
5. Excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple, simultaneous tasks;  finish projects on time; while maintaining budget parameter
6. Positive attitude with the ability to remain calm and respond confidently and promptly to stressful situations.
7. Ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment.
8. Capacity to solve problems with diplomacy and sound judgement in a variety of situations and personality types.
9. Ability to think creatively about challenges.
10. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team 
11. Flexible availability; nights and weekends required.

Working Conditions:
Standard box office/theatre environment.
Physical Requirements:
Must be able to lift and or move up to 25 lbs. as required.

Apply to: kimberlyc@lfjcc.org with cover letter and resume. State BOX OFFICE ASSISTANT in the subject line. Please – no phone calls.

 


 

Position Title: JCC Assistant Swim Coach

Reports to: Swim Team Head Coach
Pay Rate: $13 X Hourly X Part-time X Non-exempt

Sunday thru Thursday = Total 20 hours /week as needed for swim meets
Shift times may be open to discussion.  Please state preference /availability.

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the JCC Swim Team Head Coach, the Swim Team Assistant 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 Duties:
1. Assists in organizing and administering all assigned coaching responsibilities, including daily practices, recruiting, record keeping and scheduling.
2. 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.
3. Conducts evaluations and recruits prospective members and provides information about LFJCC membership and swim team fee structure.
4. Attends swim meets and swim team functions as agreed upon with the Head Coach; accountable for discipline and conduct of team members at these events. 
5. In charge of running practice sessions in the absence of the Head Coach.

Other Duties:
1. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required. Follows all LFJCC policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency procedures. 
2. Completes incident and accident reports if necessary. 
3. Encourages member and parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
4. 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 beforehand.

Qualifications:
1. High School Diploma or GED
2. Must be 18 years or older
3. Current Certificates required- American Red Cross CPR/AED, American Red Cross Coaches Safety Training or equivalent. 
Note: All Certificates Must be submitted along with applicants resume, front and back images are required of each document. 
4. A minimum of 1 year coaching experience
5. Demonstrate knowledge of sound competitive swimming skills, and the ability to implement and teach these skills in a positive, healthy manner.
6. Prefer knowledge of and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). 

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

REQUIRED EXAMINATIONS AND INVESTIGATION PROCESS
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 and performance test.
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. Testing will be administered to all qualified applicants and shall include the following factors: assisting with running a full day of practice sessions for 10 & under age groups.  

Personal History Background Investigation: Personal and employment references will be contacted; background investigations will include applicant’s credit history, driving and criminal background.

Apply to: Jobs@lfjcc.org
Please – no phone calls and only principals need apply.

 

 


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 & 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 gilliana@lfjcc.org


Position Title: 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.

Qualifications:
• 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.

REQUIRED EXAMINATIONS AND INVESTIGATION PROCESS
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.

APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT:
Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
41267 Executive Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

 

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Position Title:  AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) Fellow

Service Term:September 2017 – August 2018 (Full-time)
Hours per Week: 40 hours per week / 1700 hours total 
Salary: Small monthly stipend ($14,000 annually)
ContactSubmit your resume and cover letter to Garrett Hein, garrett@motivsandiego.org

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 & 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

Qualifications

  •  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



    Benefits
    $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 https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do. 

  • Please submit your resume and cover letter to Kim Lesnau kiml@jfssd.org 

 

 

Open Positions

We are always accepting resumes for the following positions:

Lifeguard ICamp Jaycee StaffFitness Center AttendantLifeguard

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers for various programs at the Lawrence Family JCC and San Diego Center for Jewish Culture. If you are interested in volunteering, please FILL OUT THIS FORM.