After-School Assistant

Under the direction of the Youth Coordinator, the After School Assistant is responsible for assisting the Program Director in all phases of program operation.


  • Assist Program Director with all phases of program operation
  • Be familiar with New York State Office of Children and Family Services Regulations
  • Responsible for the entry and maintenance of attendance
  • Assist Program Director with supervision of children
  • Monitor staff sign-in and sign-out log
  • Assist in preparing the site for daily activities, enrichment classes and special events
  • Ensure that all safety and security measures are in place
  • Assist in ordering, maintaining and keeping inventory of supplies and equipment
  • Assist program director with implementing quality services
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor


  • High School Degree and or one year experience working with children
  • JCC and/or camping experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Strong team-building skills
  • Detail oriented, able to multi-task

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

Community Social Worker

Under the direction of the Director of Social Services, the Community Social Worker is responsible for all phases of social work services delivery and being a liaison  between the community and the Specialized Services programs at SJJCC.


  • Provide direct, concrete social work to SJJCC members, affiliated and non-affiliated community residents
  • Liaison between congregations, Sid Jacobson JCC programs and services, and community programs
  • Provide clinical individual, couple, and family short-term counseling; crisis intervention; home visits; information and referral
  • Facilitate support groups
  • Consult and collaborate with Clergy
  • Community outreach and networking
  • Develop and conduct workshops, trainings
  • Perform associated administrative tasks as needed
  • Attend UJA meetings and related community meetings
  • Maintain Program statistics
  • 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 assigned


  • Master’s degree in Social Work; LMSW required, LCSW preferred;
  • Excellent clinical skills
  • Creative with experience in program development
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Strong team-building skills
  • Detail oriented, able to multi-task, self-directed
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community a plus
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills, including but not limited to: Outlook mail & calendar; Word; Excel; Sharepoint

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

Daycare Assistant Teacher

Under the direction of the Daycare Director – Youth & Family, the Daycare Assistant Teacher at Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp is responsible for working alongside the Daycare Teacher to help create lesson plans, while encouraging children to explore their surroundings in a safe and structured environment.


  • Crate a safe and friendly environment
  • Set-up and clean-up classroom; include sanitizing toys as needed
  • Provide quality supervision, focused attention, and caring service to members and their children
  • Feeding and diapering children
  • Provide nurturing atmosphere where children are treated with courtesy, while maintaining age appropriate boundaries and a safe
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Experience working with children 3 months – 3 years old
  • Associate/Bachelor Degree is a plus (in progress is OK)
  • CPR and First Aid certifications required

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

Lead Pre-School Teacher (3 Year Olds)

Bernice Jacobson Day School & Camp Leave Replacement – January 2019-June 2019 (Possible extension past June 2019)

Under the direction of the Associate Executive Director – Youth & Family, the Pre-School Teacher is responsible for inspiring children to be lifelong learners using our nationally recognized curriculum that promotes social, physical, verbal, and cognitive development.


  • Implement developmentally appropriate and challenging educational curriculum
  • Develop lesson plans based on hands-on learning
  • Implement SJJCC’s curriculum in a way that is consistent with the unique needs of each child.
  • Partner and communicate with parents, with a shared desire to provide the best care and education for their children
  • Provide a warm, safe, and caring environment for students to grow, learn and explore.
  • Effectively supervise, interact and relate to children in a developmentally appropriate manner.
  • Maintain the highest standards of confidentiality for all matters
  • Cultivate positive relationships with families, teachers, state licensing authorities, and the community as a whole.
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education (or related field) preferred. Minimum of Associate’s Degree required
  • 2-3 years Early Childhood Education Experience (preferred)
  • Outstanding customer service skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task and manage multiple situations effectively
  • A love for children and a strong desire to make a difference every day
  • Ability to build relationships with families and coworkers and create a dynamic environment where play and learning happens
  • CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain

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

Director of Jewish Engagement + 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.

Payroll Manager/Staff Accountant


Under the general direction of the Accounting Manager, the Payroll/ Benefit Manager oversees semi-monthly payroll administration and is responsible for monitoring all tasks necessary to accomplish the organization’s payroll & benefit processing objectives, including relationships with auditors. The majority of the employee’s time is spent planning, coordinating and managing the functions of the payroll and benefit department. This position requires an extremely detail orientated person with significant knowledge of payroll/benefit administration, including state and federal regulations.  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 payroll system
  • Respond to all employee inquiries regarding payroll, time, attendance and benefits
  • Review new hires and terminations in system for accuracy
  • Input hours, voiding checks/manual check as required
  • Export payroll from time management system and import into payroll system
  • 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
  • Process monthly billings from insurance providers
  • Maintains monthly spreadsheets of team member benefit enrollment
  • Review and approve bills for accuracy
  • Resolves discrepancies with team members, carriers and payroll
  • Administers health and welfare plans including enrollments, terminations, and changes
  • 30 days prior to eligibility notify team member of benefit eligibility, provide benefit information and enrollment form for review
  • Processes required documents through payroll and with insurance broker to ensure accurate record keeping and proper deductions
  • Serve as the agency’s Cobra Administrator
  • Coordinates with insurance broker to resolve team member insurance issues
  • Respond to team member requests for pension and 403B retirement plan information
  • Review and process all applications for 403B plan
  • Provide retiring team members information regarding the pension plan 90-days prior to their retirement date or as soon as advised of retirement plans


  • Organizational Skills
  • Time Management
  • Financial Management
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Technical Capacity
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Good Working Excel Knowledge
  • Accounting Software Experience


  • 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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