Employment

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.

Cancer Wellness Center Program Coordinator

Under the direction of the Director of Nancy Marx Cancer Wellness Center, the Program Coordinator is responsible for providing case management to members of the center, in the field outreach and client development to achieve department’s mission, goals, and objectives. This is a 20-hour per week entry-level position; our ideal candidate is eager to learn, a team player, personable, and a self-starter.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Under the guidance of the director, provide case management to clients who demonstrate the need for assistance through the We’ve Got Your Back program; geared towards children who have either a parent or sibling with a cancer diagnosis.
  • In collaboration with the director, promote, plan and implement programs and events through careful planning and scheduling, material preparation, evaluation/reporting and professional delivery and presentation.
  • Responsible for organizing and conducting marketing presentations, representing the department at local meetings, committees and community outreach programs to increase the visibility of programs, services and activities within the cancer wellness center to the community.
  • Market programs by way of introductory presentations in person, via telephone and/or email to prospective clients and people inquiring about our programs.
  • Update database reflecting the community resources, doctor’s offices and cancer organizations. Maintains up to date resource registry to be used when assisting clients in need of services within the community.
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase enrollment, program participation, member retention and average daily attendance with emphasis on serving more survivors and their families.
  • Assist with various fundraising events, including: Stronger Than Cancer 5k
  • Prepare monthly report of calls and visits made and follow-up information.
  • Additional duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Minimum of BSW or related degree and 0-3 years’ experience
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and businesses; ability to speak effectively before groups; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a wide variety of people.
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills, ability to manage multiple tasks, excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to develop solutions to problems with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrate competencies with technology, word processing and spreadsheets, databases, social media platforms, web design and maintenance, etc.
  • Keep current with trends in the cancer community and medical information
  • Must be organized and detailed oriented with the ability to adjust to changing deadlines in a dynamic environment and exhibit the ability to work sensitively and confidentially when dealing with staff, parents, and camper matters

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

Volunteer Coordinator

Under the direction of the Director of Volunteer Services, the Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for managing volunteer resources, providing direction, and coordination of volunteers within the agency in order to meet agency and community needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Respond to phone calls regarding general volunteerism
  • Provide prospective volunteers with online link for application
  • Contact prospective volunteers to schedule intake
  • Conduct volunteer intakes
  • Set up follow up interviews with program directors as needed
  • Refer volunteers to Community Organizer for outside agency opportunities
  • Conduct required background checks
  • Identify organizational needs and opportunities, match volunteers accordingly
  • Review volunteer request forms
  • Develop volunteer position descriptions
  • Training and orientation for volunteers
  • Scheduling and supervision of volunteers
  • Provide ongoing support of volunteers
  • Organize Volunteer recognition events
  • Record volunteer service hours in database
  • Attend weekly meetings with Director of Community Initiatives
  • Attend UJA meetings as needed
  • Participate in monthly UJA calls
  • Participate in Engage Long Island/Queens phone updates
  • Attend Pillar Meetings
  • Conduct monthly Coffee and Conversation events
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in volunteer management
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with interdisciplinary teams
  • Ability to manage and support volunteers
  • Microsoft office skills

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

Shinshinim Program Coordinator

Under the direction of the Associate Executive Director – Youth & Family, the Shinshinim program Coordinator will assist with the leadership of Center For Israel at Sid Jacobson JCC.  The Center will be the nexus for authentic connections between Israel and the Long Island and Queens Jewish community.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with area synagogues and other Jewish communal agencies to facilitate Jewish and Israeli programming, many of which will take place off-site
  • Create a Beit Yisrael – social and educational programming and community building for Israelis
  • Assist with the planning, organization and implementation of Israelfest, the CFI’s annual Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration
  • Supervision of the annual budget for CFI
  • Assist with the acclimation of all Israeli staff, including Senior Shaliach, Junior Shaliach and Shinshinim
    • Identifying host families and managing relationships with them
    • Planning daily schedule and maintaining calendar
    • Assist with the recruitment and connection with new and current community partners
  • Oversight of all logistics for CFI staff, including but not limited to travel plans, renting of cars, cell phone, insurance, housing, etc.
  • Promote Israel advocacy through education, programs, awareness and information-sharing
  • In collaboration with Co-Coordinator of CFI, establish measures of success for the program and conduct an ongoing evaluation of the program

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • High energy individual capable of handling several projects at once with good time management skills
  • Knowledge of the Long Island/Queens Jewish community and Jewish issues
  • Passion for Israel/Diaspora relations
  • Ability to speak Hebrew and time spent in Israel, a plus
  • Must be organized and detailed oriented with the ability to adjust to changing deadlines in a dynamic environment
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook, as well as a working knowledge of multiple system databases and basic office equipment
  • Ability to multi-task and remain calm during stressful situations
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
  • Ability for evening and weekend hours required on occasion

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

Youth Coordinator

Under the direction of the Director of Youth Services, the Youth Coordinator is responsible for improving and growing program offerings. They must be able to communicate effectively via email and phone with various groups, families and parents, and have a strong influence, organizational, and operation skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Recruit

  • Attend fairs and other events for recruitment and promotional purposes

Staff Supervision

  • Assist in the hiring, training, and ongoing supervision of summer and year round staff
  • Supervise day to day operations of on site after school enrichment program
  • Development of year round programs, events, calendars, and schedules and vendor partnerships
  • Manage youth budget within the guidelines of the JCC
  • Maintain guidelines and requirements for NYS OCFS and Department of Health

Customer Service and Marketing

  • Act as point of contact for all prospective and current customers
  • Work closely with marketing team to create promotional materials, adhering to all JCC protocols, procedures, and policies.

Other

  • Other duties as directed by supervisor

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Exceptional customer services skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong team-building skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Families Studies, Psychology, Education, or other related fields
  • Detail oriented, able to multi-task

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

  • Supervise day to day operations of on site after school enrichment program

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

Admin/ Accounts Receivable

Under the general direction of the Accounting Manager, the Admin/ Accounts Receivable position is responsible for performing data entry work for a variety of programs within the agency; entering, updating, researching, verifying and/or retrieving data into various systems; and ensuring the accuracy and confidentiality of information recorded.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Registration of program participants
  • Invoicing for all relevant programs
  • Record & collect payments receive by program participants
  • Follow up with registrants on an issues/concerns that may arise

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Organizational Skills
  • Time Management
  • Ethical conduct
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Insurance billing a plus

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

After-School Childcare + Enrichment Program Director

Located in the Herricks School District

Hours: Monday – Friday, 3-6pm

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • 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.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • 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.

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Requirements

  • 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.

Internships

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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