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.


  • Identify organizational needs and opportunities to build volunteer capacity within agency
  • Develop, promote, and maintain a wide range of volunteer opportunities within agency
  • Develop and maintain volunteer position descriptions for each volunteer assignment
  • Recommend the most efficient workforce to support volunteer program operations
  • Respond to all volunteer inquiries and manage volunteer applications within volunteer database
  • Conduct volunteer intakes
  • Conduct and/or arrange for volunteer orientation and training
  • Maintain all volunteer schedules
  • Schedule follow up interviews with program directors as needed
  • Schedule annual volunteer performance reviews with program directors
  • Manage volunteer exit interviews
  • Refer volunteers to Director of Volunteer Services for opportunities outside agency when needed
  • Conduct required background checks
  • Provide ongoing support of volunteers
  • Organize and plan annual Volunteer Recognition events
  • Track volunteer service hours in volunteer database
  • Maintain accurate metrics and provide timely statistical and activity reports on volunteer participation
  • Participate in UJA team meetings as needed
  • Oversee community building programs to create affinity groups and engage volunteer cohort
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Bachelor’s degree, certificate in Volunteer Management is an asset
  • Post secondary education in social sciences, human resources, community development  is an asset
  • Strong  organization and planning skills
  • Proficiency in basic computer applications
  • Proficiency in utilization of volunteer data base
  • 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 and cover letter to Human Resources at hr@sjjcc.org.

Director of the Parent Engagement and Education

Under the direction of the Associate Executive Director – Youth & Family, the Director of the Parent Engagement and Values Integration is responsible for coordinating and increasing parental engagement and community partnerships. He/She will establish and nurture relationships with existing and new parents through programs and initiatives that deepen the association between SJJCC and the community.


  • Develop new, relevant, and on-going parenting programing to provide resources and benefits to our parents and community- on site (weekday and weekend) and virtually
  • Institute and/or update a parental involvement plan that establishes the expectations of parental involvement; including programs and practices that encourage and enhance parental involvement
  • Work as a team with the teachers and parents to harness creativity that translates into effective programming for the JCC to continue and allows parents to feel valued
  • Create and manage a web-based presence to build and maintain a strong virtual community(blogging, social media, emailing)
  • Plan and implement regular, consistent Parent Committee Meetings( Parenting Advisory Committee, teacher-staff socials and other opportunities to encourage parental involvement)
  • Engage in community outreach, develop community liaisons, partner with community organizations, and create community wide parenting events.
  • Facilitate connections between families that create parenting networks to reduce isolation, provide support, and engage parents in community building
  • Oversee volunteer opportunities for parents
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Master’s Degree in Human Development, Social Work, Education or other related field.
  • Experience with program development, planning and organizing activities
  • Supervisory Experience
  • Self-motivated leader who can work independently as well as with a team
  • Flexibility in your schedule is a must, as you will be working 1 weekend day a week or as needed
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent technical skills
  • Prior experience leading a parent group a plus

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

Part Time Child Care/After School Assistant

For high school seniors:

Located in the Port Washington and Herricks School Districts

Hours: 2:30-6pm with flexible schedule

Seeking child care workers who are talented, fun, outgoing, enthusiastic individuals who are looking for a great experience in our after school off-site programs for children grades K-5. Our staff members are expected to be respectful, responsible, honest, and caring. Our staff works hard to make the after school experience memorable and positive! They must have experience (1 year+) working with children. References required. Hourly wage. Having worked in after school programming is a plus.

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

Bus Driver

The bus driver is responsible for transporting youth on pre-arranged routes from Sid Jacobson JCC to and from designated pick-up and drop-off points.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Determines the most practical driving route
  • Arrive at pick-up and drop-off points on time
  • Escorts trips as assigned
  • Completes and submits required forms and records in a timely and professional manner
  • Notifies supervisor with passenger concerns
  • Follows SJJCC and insurance company’s protocol on a daily basis
  • Notifies supervisor immediately when an accident occurs involving a SJJCC vehicle
  • Notifies supervisor when a bus repair is needed and facilitates the delivery and pick-up of bus to and from the mechanic
  • Other duties as directed by supervisor


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); and six + months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Clean DMV driving record
  • Knowledge of Western Long Island area
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Possess, or have the ability to obtain, CDL operator’s license with endorsement and other state or local permits as required.
  • Good character and positive work history
  • Consent to drug testing and background check (MVR, Extended Employment Verification, Criminal)
  • Have a good driving record
  • Must have no driving convictions related to alcohol or illegal drugs

This is a part time position that offers employee discounts, perks, and retirement plan options.

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

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: events, solicitations and day-to-day database management.

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.

Major Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Assist the department with the planning of and administration of all special events
  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence in a timely manner
  • Maintain the Raiser’s Edge donor database
  • Maintain electronic and paper files as needed
  • Coordinate all elements of mailings and other communications
  • Assist with meeting administration i.e. preparation of materials, and recording of minutes

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

Please email resume along with cover letter with salary expectations to jobs@sjjcc.org

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.

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.

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.

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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