Development Associate, Major Gifts

The Development Associate for Major Gifts will collaborate with a dynamic team of fundraising professionals to advance the mission of Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center. The Development Associate 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.


  • 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


  • 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.

Special Needs Program Coordinator

The special needs program coordinator will work closely with the director and assistant director of the special needs department to develop and supervise recreational and vocational programs for children, teens and adults with a variety of special needs.


  • Planning and supervising Sunday and vacation recreation programs.
  • Conducting participant intakes and lead follow ups.
  • Representing the agency at resource fairs.
  • Vocational job development for young adults.
  • Assisting with other special needs programs as needed.


  • Degree in special education, social work or a related field preferred.
  • 3-5 years experience working in the special needs field in both recreational and vocational settings. Supervisory experience a must.
  • CPR, SCIP, MAT certifications required or must be obtained within 3 months of employment.

Hours are Sunday-Thursday 9:30am-5:30pm with some flexibility needed.

Salary Commensurate with experience.

Please email your cover letter and resume to Pam Zimmer, pzimmer@sjjcc.org.

Parenting Center Program Coordinator

The Parenting Center Program Coordinator will teach a variety of baby and toddler classes and provide administrative and curricular support to the Director of the Parenting Center.  The position is part-time, 12-15 hours per week.

The ideal candidate will have a friendly and engaging manner, relate well to infants, toddlers and their parents, and will have an interest in helping families with children.

  • Create and teach Classes
  • Create and maintain Parent + Me class rosters, vendor files and email lists
  • Assist in answering email correspondences and phone calls


  • Creative and enthusiastic teacher
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal ability
  • Must be proficient with MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat (PDF files)
  • Familiar with using social media sites
  • Ability to work independently and ability to prioritize tasks

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

Concierge/Security Officer

We have an exciting opportunity for a customer service oriented Concierge/Security Officer! If you are customer service oriented, always with a ready smile, willing to go above and beyond to assist co-workers, customers, guests, and clients this position might be for you!

Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), in addition to providing exceptional customer service the Concierge/Security Officer is responsible for ensuring the safety of the Sid Jacobson JCC, its employees, members, and guests.


  • Build and maintain effective relationships with employees, members, guests, and vendors
  • Greet and assist employees, members, guests, and vendors in a professional, courteous, helpful, and welcoming manner
  • Ensure members are current in payment standings prior to admittance; notify accounting as needed
  • Ensure non-members utilizing the facilities pay guest pass fees
  • Provide assistance; answer questions and inquiries, control employee and visitor access
  • Assure that all persons entering the building and Early Childhood wing are authorized to do so
  • Verify member, guest, and vendor identification; ensure guests and vendors sign-in
  • Monitor entrance and departure of employees, members, guests, and vendors  Ensure Sid Jacobson JCC is provided with high quality security services
  • Enforce security rules and policies
  • Train new contracted security personnel
  • Report safety concerns, security breaches and unusual circumstances or incidents
  • Monitor surveillance cameras * Remain flexible to ever changing environments; adapt well to different situations.
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Superior customer service skills
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Neat and professional appearance
  • Must be able to handle pressure of working with high volume personnel
  • Ability to handle common and crisis situations calmly and efficiently
  • Previous security, military or law enforcement experience preferred but not required
  • Must be able to stand for an extended period of time


  • 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.

Part-Time Babysitter

Seeking a mature person with experience for babysitting, Saturday and Sunday mornings 9:00am-12:00pm. If interested please contact Lauren Lamboy at 516-484-1545 ext. 145, llamboy@sjjcc.org

Photographer Volunteer

We are looking for passionate photographers to capture moments at Sid Jacobson JCC to help tell our story. Day to day life at our community center offers a wide variety of activities and events with early childhood, health and wellness, senior programs, cultural arts, Jewish life, special needs and more. Both amateurs and enthusiasts are welcome.


  • Take direction from marketing department as well as using own creative judgement
  • Capture images to achieve desired results
  • Ability to direct and arrange people based on lighting for indoor and outdoor shoots
  • Take candid action shots as well as pre-arranged posed shots
  • Secure photo releases for those who were photographed
  • Provide edited images to JCC in a timely manner


  • Must have own equipment
  • Photography experience
  • Knowledge of photographic techniques and photo editing
  • Portfolio

Please contact Jaime Krinsky, Director of Marketing, jkrinsky@sjjcc.org if interested.


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 Training + Group Exercise Director

The Personal Training & Group Exercise Director is responsible for all phases of personal training and group ex programs, classes, trainers and group ex instructors. He/She will be responsible for program development, hiring, training and managing staff; implementing quality standards for exercise and wellness programs while meeting the budgeted department goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Hire and Supervise all Personal Trainers and group Ex instructors.
  • Direct and supervise all personal training programs including JFIT, JFIT JR, staff development and small group training classes.
  • Develop and implement cutting edge group exercise programs that encourage participation and membership at the JCC both free and fee based.
  • Develop and maintain an ongoing Pilates Reformer Program.
  • Develop, execute and promote quarterly retention programs to attract and maintain members.
  • Stay on top of current trends in the fitness industry through continuing education, staff recruitment and program development with master training classes, PT specialty certifications.
  • Plan and manage PT and group ex budgets.
  • Marketing and distribution of program information including but not limited to flyers, bulletin boards, online marketing media by working directly with our marketing department.
  • Develop strategies to motivate staff through regularly scheduled in – service staff training, education, evaluation, and reviews.
  • Hold staff meetings to encourage communication, share concerns and develop collaboration and cooperation among fitness staff.
  • Participate in JCC exercise programs to review technique, ensure quality control and share staff/member feedback in a positive constructive manner.
  • Develop and execute fund raising events with the entire fitness department.
  • Maintain all current personnel certifications for all instructors including CPR.
  • Responsible for the timely and accurate payroll preparation for all fitness trainers and instructors
  • Work closely with membership department to promote increased membership and participation in classes as well as promoting the fee based personal training department through promotions, advertising and incentive based sales for both members and fitness personnel.
  • Work closely with trainers to retain PT clients and encourage sales of PT packages.
  • Develop a recruitment strategy that will ensure the JCC maintains high quality instructors and trainers by constant evaluation based on membership participation in group exercise classes and PT sales.
  • Ensure daily maintenance of equipment to ensure cleanliness and quality control including spin room, Pilates studio, conditioning room and cardio theatre.
  • Work with vendors to ensure quality of equipment performance.
  • Be present to anticipate and address issues when needed on a timely basis.
  • Work closely with all JCC departments to foster health and fitness for all employees, members and guests of the JCC.
  • Attend all required staff meetings and training sessions.
  • Maintain statistics for current weekly and monthly participation for all programs.
  • Work directly with Health and Wellness Director to foster growth and success in the JCC Fitness Center.
  • Other duties as directed by supervisor


  • Current Personal Training and Group Exercise Certifications from an accredited Exercise Program
  • Customer Service oriented
  • Ability to teach a variety of ex classes and personal train as needed.
  • Communication and organizational skills including email, excel, database and group exercise platforms
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to develop and maintain multiple lines of programming and staff while staying within budgetary limitations
  • Ability to multi-task and follow through on ongoing and future projects
  • Self-starter with a positive healthy outlook, who is able to build relationships with the members and staff to enhance the membership experience of belonging to the Sid Jacobson JCC

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

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

Social Worker

The Partners In Care (PIC) Social Worker is responsible all phases of community social work services delivery and being a liaison between the congregants of 21 (+/-) community synagogues and the Specialized Services SJJCC avails to these congregants.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide direct, concrete social work services to the synagogue-affiliated Jewish community, SJJCC members, and non-affiliated community residents
  • Liaison between congregations and Sid Jacobson JCC programs and services
  • Provide clinical individual, couple, and family short-term counseling; crisis intervention; home visits; information and referral
  • Consult and collaborate with Clergy
  • Community outreach and networking
  • Develop and conduct workshops, trainings
  • Facilitate support groups
  • Perform associated administrative tasks
  • Perform additional agency duties as directed by supervisor as needed
  • Maintain CEU’s as prescribed by the State Education department for licensed social workers
  • Other duties as directed by supervisor


  • Master’s degree in Social Work; LMSW required, LCSW preferred
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Strong team-building skills
  • Detail oriented, able to prioritize, multi-task, self-directed
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills, including but not limited to: Outlook mail & calendar; Word; Excel; Sharepoint
  • Travel required; flexibility to travel to off-site locations.
  • Must be available to work 4 days/32 hours per week, Monday-Thursday, with flexibility to work Fridays, evenings, some weekend days as needed.

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

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

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.

Aquatics Instructor

Looking for an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or an aquatics instructor with experience.
Contact Lizzie Benzie, Aquatics Director, 516-484-1545, ext. 162, 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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