Marketing Manager

As a Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for strategizing, developing, implementing and managing innovative marketing strategies that will build the JCC brand, leading to increased awareness, new acquisition and retention, cross participation, and relevance among our various target audiences. You will be an expert in our customer segments and personas and masterfully lead all of our audiences with impactful marketing strategies.


  • Conceptualize, implement and manage comprehensive marketing and communications programs that will enhance the JCC’s image and position within the marketplace and the general public
  • Optimize and analyze advertising campaigns on search engines, social media platforms, display advertising, retargeting networks and local publications
  • Evaluate the outcomes of marketing projects as established during the planning phase
  • Develop and maintain new and existing relationships with national, regional and local media to secure placement in key publications
  • Create and implement marketing calendars for each department you oversee
  • Manage marketing budgets
  • Support and collaborate with Program Directors, Marketing Managers and Graphic Designers


  • 3+ years’ experience in marketing. Nonprofit experience preferred, but not required
  • Skilled at identifying compelling angles and bringing them to life in clear, innovative and effective ways
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Serious attention to detail and a commitment to excellence
  • Tracks content performance and drive decisions with data
  • The ability to multitask and collaborate cooperatively in a team environment

Please email your cover letter and resume to Human Resources, hr@sjjcc.org

Director of Jewish Engagement and Innovation

Under the direction of the Associate Executive Director, the Director of Jewish Engagement and Innovation (DJEI) is responsible for implementing innovative and connective Jewish experiences for Sid Jacobson JCC.  The DJEI will work in partnership with staff and lay leadership to enable the JCC to manifest creative, dynamic, engaging expressions of Jewish life and community. The DJEI will create a culture in which Jewish tradition and culture supports human development and family and communal connection. Additionally, the DJEI will be a key connector at Sid Jacobson JCC, developing relationships with members and participants of all ages and stages of life.


Jewish Innovations:

  • Push Sid Jacobson JCC to be on the cutting edge of Jewish programming and experiences for all populations
  • Develop new and innovative Jewish programs for all populations
  • Research and analyze the effectiveness of Jewish engagement and education, the changes required, and the ways in which such changes may be implemented
  • Responsible for sourcing and bringing to SJJCC speakers, trainers and cultural providers for Jewish engagement from local, national and international sources

Jewish Programming:

  • Ensure high quality Jewish educational programs are being brought to the Early Childhood classrooms each week, including but not limited to Shabbat and holiday celebrations
  • Work with JCC camp leadership to bring innovative Jewish engagement concepts to the camp environment
  • Facilitation of Taste of Torah, a weekly discussion group for adults and seniors which focuses on bringing the weekly Torah portion to life
  • Oversight of Shabbat Celebrations in Early Childhood and Adult Day Programs

Staff and Departmental Support:

  • Prepare and run orientations for program staff to increase their Jewish knowledge, cultural competency, and strengthen their ability to share Jewish traditions, culture and values to program participants
  • Serve as a resource to all departments to infuse and expand Jewish content and quality in their particular area of services
  • Develop and strengthen Jewish content and curriculum throughout the agency
  • Prepare Jewish Holiday programming for the staff and the community
  • Identify, acquire and, as necessary, develop Jewish educational materials for use in programming, and for display/distribution throughout the JCC, on website, and as part of other publications

Community Relations:

  • Work with lay leaders and professionals at numerous communal agencies, synagogues and institutions to build capacity among current Jewish educational initiatives, develop new cross-communal initiatives and support engagement projects across the community
  • Supervision of CSA program

Randie Waldbaum Malinsky Center for Israel (RCFI):

The RCFI and the Shlichut program build community through connection to Israel. DJI will:

Assist with the oversight of the RCFI:

  • Functioning of shlichut
  • In-house programming
  • Partnership development
  • Support the staff and program of the RCFI
  • Support community partnerships of RCFI initiatives
  • Ensure the celebration and commemoration of Israeli holidays and occasions
  • Support the connection of RCFI staff to JCC departments, staff and program
  • Ensure collaboration of the RCFI and Jewish Innovations

Additional duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, Masters in Jewish Education a plus
  • Experience in program development and delivery
  • Comfortable in a public speaking role
  • Strong working knowledge of Jewish values and traditions
  • Ability to work with both children and adults
  • Ability to work comfortably with all sections of the Jewish community
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, lay leaders and program participants
  • Understanding of key and current trends in the areas of Jewish community and Israel
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter with comfort taking initiative
  • Passion and commitment to SJJCC’s vision of being the Jewish destination


  • Education Associate

For consideration, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to Human Resources at hr@sjjcc.org.

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator will work as part of a dynamic team in support of Sid Jacobson JCC’s expansive community and social service program offerings.

The Development Coordinator is a valuable member of the team and will support all administrative functions critical to the success of the agency including: day-to-day database management, event data management and support of the Senior Management Team.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a positive outlook, who is able to perform independently and as part of a cohesive team. This person will interface with fellow JCC staffers and members of lay leadership. The Development Coordinator must be articulate and comfortable with written, phone, and in-person communications.

This is the ideal position for someone who is looking to effect change in their community and be part of a dynamic team in a fast-paced environment.

Major Responsibilities/Duties

  • Maintain the donor database and additional donor tracking systems
  • Assist the department with the administration of all special events
  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence in a timely manner
  • Coordinate all elements of mailings and other communications
  • Assist with meeting administration i.e. preparation of materials, and recording of minutes
  • Provide scheduling assistance and related administrative tasks for members of the Senior Management Team
  • Maintain electronic and paper files as needed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with, or interest in learning, nonprofit fundraising
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 1-2 years of relevant experience
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Suite
  • Ability to quickly master our donor database system, prior database experience very much preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work items
  • Strong attention to detail and a positive can do attitude

For consideration, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to Human Resources at hr@sjjcc.org.

Special Needs Operations Supervisor

Under the direction of the Director of Camp Kehilla & Special Needs Programs, the Special Needs Operations Supervisor is responsible for planning and supervising travel and vacation recreation programs


  • Plan and supervise Sunday travel and vacation recreation programs October-June.
  • Manage all aspects of camp travel including daily transportation to and from camp, bus counselor supervision, parent communication, bus routes, interfacing with Bus Company on a daily basis and trip transportation.
  • Coordinate scheduling of special events, trips, rainy days, and theme days throughout the summer.
  • Prepare for and participate in all staff orientations, late nights, theme days
    Conduct participant intakes and lead follow ups.
  • Represent the agency at resource fairs and open houses.
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field preferred.


  • 3-5 years’ experience with demonstrated program development and staff supervision in an inclusive or exclusive special needs recreational setting.
  • Communication skills including strong interpersonal skills with clients, staff and parents, as well as the ability to speak, read and write effectively.
  • Exhibit patience, initiative, enthusiasm, resourcefulness and strong attention to detail.
  • Able to effectively develop, document and implement behavior management protocols.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook and Camp Minder or comparable database.
  • Ability to provide leadership and motivation to staff and work effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Knowledge of transportation routing/turn by turn navigational systems a plus.

For consideration, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to Pam Zimmer at pzimmer@sjjcc.org.

Major Gifts Officer

The Major Gifts Officer will collaborate with a dynamic team of fundraising professionals to advance the mission of Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center. The Major Gifts Officer will report to the Director of Development and will be responsible for supporting SJJCC’s fundraising efforts including annual giving, annual special events, and the Capital Campaign. A particular focus will be given to cultivating, growing and stewarding a prospect portfolio.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Develop, plan, and oversee diversified fundraising efforts to include annual giving, capital campaign, special events, and gifts at various levels in conjunction with the Director of Development
  • Identify, develop, and maintain key long-term relationships with individual and corporate donors and prospects
  • Create individual donor strategies and coordinate with the Director of Development, Board members, and senior management as needed
  • Manage volunteer groups including donor societies and committees
  • Work in tandem with Marketing Department to coordinate external and internal marketing efforts and initiatives
  • Prepare customized briefing and solicitation materials for both corporate and individual prospects
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Development

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of development experience, including major gift success
  • Comfort, fluency and experience in working with major gift prospects and leadership
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the New York & Jewish philanthropic communities preferred
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field, advance degree preferred
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Self-motivated with ability to take initiative; desire to surpass expectations
  • Able to contribute at a strategic level and work collaboratively as part of a team

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites, development software experience preferred including Raiser’s Edge. Some early morning, evening, and weekend work will be necessary.

For consideration, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to Human Resources at hr@sjjcc.org.

After-School Childcare + Enrichment Program Director

Located in the Herricks School District

Hours: Monday – Friday, 3-6pm


  • Oversee childcare and enrichment program, including 50-60 children per day
  • Supervise and train all session staff, including enrichment teachers
  • Assist in developing curriculum when necessary
  • Communication with parents and families
  • Coordination of staff meetings throughout the school year
  • Supervision and implementation of all safety and licensing issues as pertinent to our license with the Office of Children and Family Services
  • Maintain accurate records (i.e. medical log, attendance sheets) and coordinate paperwork with the assigned staff member at the JCC
  • Maintain snack and program materials
  • Assist the Director of Youth Services with marketing materials

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Family Studies, Psychology, Education, or other related field required.
  • JCC and/or camping experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong team-building skills.
  • Detail oriented, able to multi-task.

For more information, contact Lindsay Mauer, Director of Youth Services at lmauer@sjjcc.org

Children’s Voice Teacher

Small group classes for children in grades 2-5 on Saturdays (time T.B.D.) This is a 10 week skill based class.

  • Introduce children to the basics of vocal technique
  • Teach age-appropriate vocal exercises
  • Teach performance skills
  • Teach songs
  • Ability to play piano is a plus but it is not mandatory

For consideration, contact Susan Kalman, Theatre Arts Director, 515-484-1545 ext. 110, skalman@sjjcc.org.

Children’s Theatre Director

Program meets once a week Sunday mornings starting November 5 and culminating in the spring.

  • Direct children in grades K-2 in age appropriate production of The Little Mermaid.
  • Teach theatre games and vocal warm-ups
  • Experience working with children
  • Must be creative, enthusiastic and nurturing
  • Ability to work collaboratively with assistants and music director

For consideration, contact Susan Kalman, Theatre Arts Director, 515-484-1545 ext. 110, skalman@sjjcc.org.

Payroll Manager/Staff Accountant

We have an exciting opportunity for a Payroll guru and enthusiast! If you are a self-motivated individual, who has the ability to take initiative, a desire to surpass expectations; in addition to working collaboratively as part of the team then this position might be for you! As our resident payroll expert, you will partner with a vibrant team and be responsible for monitoring all tasks necessary to accomplish SJJCC payroll processing objectives, including relationships with auditors.

Under the general direction of the Accounting Manager, the Payroll Manager/Staff Accountant oversees semi-monthly payroll administration. The majority of your time is spent planning, coordinating and managing the functions of the payroll department. The remaining time will be devoted to assisting the Accounting Department in general accounting functions as the Accounting Manager assigns.


  • Reconcile all payroll and withholding accounts
  • Edit time transaction i.e. any missing or incorrect punches
  • Update and maintain employee information in 3rd party payroll system
  • Respond to all employee inquiries regarding payroll, time and attendance and benefits
  • Enter new hires and terminations in 3rd party payroll system
  • Input hours, voiding checks/ manual check as required
  • Export payroll from time management system and import into3rd party payroll system
  • Distribute paychecks
  • Maintain schedule for all payroll accounts such as flexible spending, medical, etc.
  • Prepare semi-monthly payroll comparison reports
  • Ensure that all employees are classified in their proper departments
  • Completion of payroll journal entry and upload to accounting software
  • Maintain payroll information by designing systems; directing the collection, calculation, and entering of data
  • Responsible for monthly pension reporting and analysis
  • Reconcile payroll withholding GL accounts
  • Provide strong support to the Accounting Manager to ensure the Accounting Department runs efficiently and effectively
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Organizational Skills.
  • Time Management.
  • Financial Management.
  • Ethical Conduct.
  • Technical Capacity.
  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Advanced Excel Knowledge.
  • Accounting Software Experience.
  • GAAP Knowledge.
  • Must be extremely detail orientated
  • Must possess significant knowledge of payroll administration, including state and federal regulations.


  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule, which includes days, nights, and weekends.

This is a full time position and provides a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, pension, employee discounts, perks, and PTO.

For consideration, please email your resume, cover letter, and salary expectations to Human Resources at hr@sjjcc.org.


Looking to gain invaluable experience in the world of nonprofit? Whether your passion is customer service, marketing, photography or simply helping others, SJJCC has intern positions available for high school and college students, as well as graduates. Contact Human Resources, hr@sjjcc.org, with cover letter, area of interest and resume, if available.

Personal Trainers/Fitness Instructors

Sid Jacobson JCC is looking for dynamic and motivated Certified Personal Trainers to join our team of Fitness professionals.

If you have a passion for fitness and want to help others improve their lives through exercise than you’re a great fit for us and we would love to meet you! Our Personal Trainers contributes to SJJCC’s success by introducing clients to the joys of fitness and maintaining a positive experience for increased member retention.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing excellent customer service and helping to maintain a positive client experience in the fitness center.
  • Working 1:1 and in small groups with clients to help them define and meet their fitness and health goals.
  • Writing workout plans for clients to be executed both with and without your supervision.
  • Providing fitness education and advice to fitness center users.
  • Working with the personal training team to continue to expand the team’s knowledge and ability to perform.
  • Any and all administrative duties related to planning workouts, reporting hours and scheduling training sessions with clients.

The ideal candidates:

  • Will possess a National PT certification
  • Has great energy and a desire to succeed
  • Has excellent focus and drive for helping others improve their lives
  • Has prior personal training experience but those new to the field are welcome as well

We offer competitive pay, incentives, and free membership. We have full-time and part-time openings! All shifts!

Please email your cover letter and resume to Human Resources, hr@sjjcc.org.

Sid Jacobson JCC is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Sid Jacobson JCC to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, citizenship status, disability, pregnancy, marital status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.  The JCC prohibits and will not tolerate any such discrimination or harassment.

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