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

Chief Executive Officer
Director of San Diego Film Festival
AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) Fellow
Fitness Instructor
Teen Director
Part Time Receptionist/Customer Service Desk Representative
Various Pool Positions Including Camp Lifeguard and Camp Swim Instructor

Position Title: Chief Executive Officer

The Lawrence Family JCC seeks a dynamic and inspirational visionary CEO to lead the organization and engage key stakeholders and constituencies in the mission of the LFJCC.

The mission of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS is to connect the community to Jewish heritage, identity, experiences and values to ensure the continuity and vibrancy of the Jewish community. The LFJCC accomplishes its mission by promoting the physical and mental well-being of the community and offering a rich array of stimulating and innovative social, cultural, educational, and recreational programs and services. The LFJCC is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for San Diego’s diverse Jewish community and the greater general community.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO will assume overall strategic and operational responsibility for achieving the LFJCC’s mission.

Strategic and Visionary Leadership

• Provide strategic and visionary leadership and innovative strategies that put Jewish values at the core of a vibrant, diverse LFJCC
• Develop, maintain, and support a strong, diverse, and inclusive Board of Directors and cultivate an effective and transparent working relationship with the Board
• Build strong and lasting relationships between the LFJCC, other Jewish and broader community organizations, donors, members and other important stakeholders


• Serve as the chief fundraiser for the LFJCC, working closely with the Board of Directors and the Development team to maintain and nurture relationships with major donors and other key funders Effective Management
• Lead, coach, develop, retain and attract a high-performance senior management team
• Establish short and long-range goals that are strategic, programmatic and fiscally responsible in keeping with the LFJCC’s long track record of ensuring program excellence and financial sustainability

Representing the Agency

• Personify a passion for the mission of the LFJCC, and serve as a vibrant ambassador throughout the Jewish community and in the broader community


• Dynamic and inspirational leader capable of engaging key stakeholders and audiences of varying sizes and interests in the mission of the LFJCC
• Proven ability to build strong and lasting partnerships with Jewish, corporate, civic and other organizations
• Proven track record of fundraising success, including knowledge of and participation in: individual donor development, planned giving, grant procurement; capital campaigns; corporate sponsorship and special events
• Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
• Strong analytical skills; relies on data to make key decisions
• Ability to develop and drive both short- and long-term strategy for the organization
• Comfort in serving as the public face of the organization; can be relied upon to deliver messages with tact, diplomacy and appropriate messaging, to individuals, groups, and the media
• Appreciation and real commitment to diversity; works easily with a broad range of people across all aspects of diversity
• Past success working with a Board of Directors, committees and volunteers with the ability to cultivate existing relationships and develop new ones
• Strong familiarity with and affection for Jewish culture and practices
• Outstanding verbal and written communications skills


• Minimum 7-10 years of experience in Jewish communal or nonprofit field; proven success in senior management and leadership roles in JCC preferred
• Strong record of professional commitment and goal achievement and a vested interest or a desire to plant roots in San Diego for at least a decade
• Action-oriented and adaptable
• Exhibits passion, idealism, integrity, and is self-directed with a positive attitude
Competitive salary and compensation package is provided. Interested candidates should visit. To apply please include a cover letter with salary requirements and resume.

Position Title: San Diego Jewish Film Festival Director

Reports To:
Director, San Diego Center for Jewish Culture

Summary of Duties:
The Film Festival Director is responsible for the development, budgeting, programming, organization and implementation of year-round SDJFF programs, including annual Festival Kick off (August), Main Festival (10 day festival in February) and varied programs/screenings throughout the year, including North County Leichtag funded film programs. Overall responsibility to supervise daily operations of Film department and its administrative staff, oversee and maintain timeline, coordinate the film selection process, negotiate contracts, direct the work of Festival staff, committee and other volunteers. Assist in marketing initiatives and fund-raising activities for sponsors & community partnerships, and develop initiatives to reach new audiences.

Essential Duties:
• Responsible for the development, programming, organization and implementation of the year-round San Diego Jewish Film Festival activities
• Coordinate with appropriate staff all elements of the Jewish Film Festival, including creation and management of festival production timeline, negotiation of venue rentals, film fees, casual labor, and other contracts.
• Direct work activities of staff, vendors, and contractors and coordinating the activities of Film Festival committees and volunteers
• Supervise Film Festival Department staff of two; Film Program/ Print Traffic Manager and Admin Assistant, as well as seasonal event Festival staff
• Work with the committee chairs to determine film venues and work in consensus with Steering and Film Selection Committees to create film program
• Responsible for annual budget preparation, implementation and monitoring
• Develop an evaluation process and documentation for Film Festival activities
• Coordinate film activities in conjunction with other SDCJC and JCC programs
• represent the SDCJC and Jewish Film Festival at community and media events
Other Duties:
• Report regularly to the CJC Director on department activities and progress
• Oversee the film selection process with curatorial staff, Selection Committee and Steering committee to determine films, guest artists, and other special events
• Work closely with Marketing Department on initiatives and collateral, including annual Festival brochure, advertising, public relations, and social media
• Ensure that collateral is produced and disseminated on time and within budget.
• Work closely with Development Department, overseeing and participating in fundraising and underwriting; investigate new sponsorship opportunities
• Initiate ideas for community outreach, work with North County Coordinator on audience development.
• Be present at all Film Festival events, seek and participate in collaborations with external organizations as appropriate
• Participate in CJC/JCC events as needed as an integral part of the CJC/JCC staff
• All other duties as assigned

• B.A. or B.S. College Degree or higher. Consideration of candidates with proven professional track record in lieu of higher education
• Have a history of successful, professional experience as a director or hold another high level position at a non-profit arts or film concern
• Ideal candidate will Be knowledgeable about national/international film festivals, and have an appreciation of Jewish themed films, culture and values
• Have a working knowledge of technical aspects of film presentation
• Possess strong leadership and organizational skills, be detail oriented, and exhibit good judgment and resourcefulness; be able to meet deadlines, and deal effectively with simultaneous tasks under pressure
• Have strong managerial skills with a track record of effective program and budgetary oversight
• Have strong, demonstrated interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills
• Work well with committees and community lay leaders, and have the ability to respond confidently and promptly to donors and volunteers
• Be proficient in Word, Excel, some database software

Working Conditions:
Schedule varies as necessary to fulfill job requirements. Numerous evenings and weekends required.

Physical Requirements:
• Be able to stand on your feet for extended periods of times
• Be able to lift 25 pounds

Direct Reports: Film Program/ Trafficking Manager and Office Administrator
Salary: DOE

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.

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

2. Strong program administration, management and budgetary experience.

3. Demonstrated commitment to good customer service.

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

5. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

6. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

7. Strong knowledge of program service and delivery.

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

9. 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: Must meet the following minimum 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:
1. 18 years of age or older.
2. Current American Red Cross First Aid certification.
3 Current American Red Cross community CPR certification, or equivalent.
4. American Red Cross Coaches Safety Training or equivalent Preferred.
5. One year or more of swim team experience preferred.
6. Ability to teach proper competitive swimming techniques.
7. Demonstrate knowledge of sound competitive swimming skills, and the ability to implement and teach these skills in a positive, healthy manner.
8. Knowledge of basic exercise.
9. Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc).

Specific 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.
3. Increases team member awareness of all healthy lifestyle factors and LFJCC values.
4. Works hand in hand with the Head Coach.
5. Conducts evaluations and recruits prospective members and provides information about LFJCC membership and swim team fee structure.
6. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.
7. Follows all LFJCC policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency procedures.
8. Completes incident and accident reports if necessary.
9. Attends swim meets and swim team functions as agreed upon with supervisor.
10. Accountable for discipline and conduct of team members at these events.
11. Encourages member and parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
12. Refrain from using personal phone during workouts. Refrain from personal conversation with other staff during workouts.
13. Assists in creating the swim team monthly newsletter.
14. 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:
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.

Ongoing Positions

We are always accepting resumes for the following positions:

Lifeguard I

Camp Jaycee Staff

Fitness Center Attendant


Swim Instructor

Camp Swim Instructor

Camp Lead Lifeguard

Camp Lifeguard

Theatre Technician

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.