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

Fitness Instructor
Teen Director
Part Time Receptionist/Customer Service Desk Representative
Various Pool Positions
Sports and Fitness Babysitter
Fitness Front Desk Receptionist

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: Sports and Fitness Babysitter

Provide care to children while members are using the Sports and Fitness facilities. Interact with babies and children offering a friendly, welcoming, and educational environment for them.

Essential Duties
• Interact and be active with the children
• Provide a safe environment for the children
• Clean and sanitize the room and items
• Be a contributing member of the Sports and Fitness Staff
• Keep security and registration records

Other Duties:
- Provide receipts to parents for payment
- Change diapers as needed
- Escort kids to the restroom
- Communicate with parents

• Must have a high school diploma or 2 years prior experience in daycare/childcare environment required
• CPR/AED/First Aid Certified (or willingness to become certified)
• Ability to interact with children
• Responsible and dependable
• Strong communication and organizational skills

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

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:  Fitness Front Desk Receptionist

Job Description:
Under the supervision of the Sports and Fitness Manager, the Fitness Front Desk Receptionist is a high profile customer service position delivering the highest level of service to our members, exemplifying professionalism, and creating a welcoming and friendly environment. The Fitness Front Desk Receptionist is responsible for answering phones, managing customer issues and requests, and providing administrative support to the Fitness management team.

Essential Duties:

• Greet and check in members and guests warmly
• Assist members with purchases of fitness center services and retail goods
• Provide administrative support to the Fitness Management team
• Respond to Member's concerns, suggestions and complaints in a timely professional and consistent manner
• Keep daily shift summary of payments

Other Duties:

• Answering phone calls within 3 rings with the appropriate greeting
• Ensure calls are directed properly and take complete and detailed phone message information
• Provide proper protocol of exchanging badges for membership cards
• Keep desk clean and organized
• Assist with special projects, events and promotions as needed
• Update flyers on wall and in binder


• High School Diploma
• CPR/AED/First Aid Certified (or willingness to become certified)
• Communication skills
• Customer service-oriented
• Computer knowledge

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: 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:

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.