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Employment

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at the JCC are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. The JCC does not discriminate on the basis of any protected class and follows all applicable federal and state laws. We are committed to providing the best possible climate for maximum development and achievement of goals for all employees.

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Current employees:

Housekeeper Staff (1 full-time, 1 part-time) Position)

The JCC is currently seeking two housekeepers for our facility. We have a full-time (40 hours/week, 6:15 pm through 2:45am with benefits eligibility & fitness membership) and part-time position (20 to 25 hours/week with limited benefits eligibility and fitness membership). The successful candidates will have the ability to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends. Positive, enthusiastic customer service skills required. Responsibilities include sweeping, mopping and vacuuming restrooms and common areas as well as emptying trash bins. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Interested candidates may complete an application at 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618 or submit a resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Camp Sisol Seasonal Staffing Opportunities!

Song Leader
Camp Sisol (a day camp run by the JCC) is seeking a dynamic song leader to generate ruach (spirit) and lead song sessions with small groups as well as the whole camp. The ideal candidate will have experience in song leading, a strong background in Jewish culture and experience working with groups of children. This is a summer camp position covering the last week of June through August. Stipend based on our scale and prior experience. Please apply online at http://www.jccrochester.org/camp-sisol/employment.

Nature Specialist
Camp Sisol (a day camp run by the JCC) is seeking a passionate educator and nature-lover to develop and lead nature activities for children in a fun summer camp setting. The ideal candidate will have experience in camping, hiking and outdoor skills, knowledge of gardening, and experience working with groups of children. This is a summer camp position covering the last week of June through August. Stipend based on our scale and prior experience. Please apply online at http://www.jccrochester.org/camp-sisol/employment.

Athletics Specialist
Camp Sisol (a day camp run by the JCC) is seeking an Athletics Specialist to plan and lead sports and games with groups of campers based on the camp theme of the week. The ideal candidate will have experience working with groups of children in an athletic setting. This is a summer camp position covering the last week of June through August. Stipend based on our scale and prior experience. Please apply online at http://www.jccrochester.org/camp-sisol/employment.

Adventure Specialist
Camp Sisol (a day camp run by the JCC) is seeking an Adventure Specialist to plan and lead adventure activities including but not limited to hiking, campfires, outdoor survival skills, low ropes course, and archery and also assists in leading camping trips away from camp. Training/certifications will be provided. The ideal candidate will have extensive outdoor skills and experience working with children. This is a summer camp position covering the last week of June through August. Stipend based on our scale and prior experience. Please apply online at http://www.jccrochester.org/camp-sisol/employment.

Unit Head for Summer Day Camp
Camp Sisol (a day camp run by the JCC) is seeking a Unit Head to manage and supervise an age group consisting of up to four sub-groups with at least 2 counselors each. Kids at our camp range in age from entering Kindergarten up to middle school. Duties include managing and supervising staff, planning and leading some activities, problem solving with children, and communicating effectively with parents and other staff. Ideal candidates will have significant experience with children, parents, and management. This is a summer camp position covering the last week of June through August. Stipend based on our scale and prior experience. Please apply online at http://www.jccrochester.org/camp-sisol/employment.

Nurse for Summer Day Camp
Camp Sisol (a day camp run by the JCC) is seeking an RN/LPN or EMT to staff infirmary of wonderful day camp. Duties include performing first aid, administering medications, managing health needs of campers, and communicating with camp staff as well as parents. Additionally, the camp nurse will be responsible for administrative aspects of health care. Experience working with children is strongly preferred. This is a summer camp position covering the last week of June through August. Stipend based on our scale and prior experience. Please apply online at http://www.jccrochester.org/camp-sisol/employment.

Food Prep Assistant for Summer Day Camp
Camp Sisol (a summer day camp run by the JCC) is seeking a Food Prep Assistant. Duties include cooking, cleaning, preparing and organizing meals for campers under the direction of our camp cook. Experience in a child care setting will be viewed favorably. This is a summer camp position covering the last week of June through August. Stipend based on our scale and prior experience. Please apply online at http://www.jccrochester.org/camp-sisol/employment.

Special Needs Counselor
Camp Sisol (a summer day camp run by the JCC) is seeking counselors for children with special needs to provide support to campers with special needs in an inclusive environment. The Special Needs Counselors work with the other counselors and campers and assist campers with special needs in meeting their goals and effectively participating in the camp experience. Experience working with children with special needs is required. This is a summer camp position covering the last week of June through August. Stipend based on our scale and prior experience. Please apply online at http://www.jccrochester.org/camp-sisol/employment.

Counselor
Camp Sisol (a summer day camp run by the JCC) is seeking enthusiastic and energetic counselors to work with kindergarten through 9th graders, leading activities, and providing direct care to children. The ideal candidate will effectively supervise, lead and organize groups of campers and work well with co-counselors. Experience working with children is required. This is a summer camp position covering the last week of June through August. Stipend based on our scale and prior experience. Please apply online at http://www.jccrochester.org/camp-sisol/employment.

Men's Locker Room Staff

This is a part-time, 10-15 hours per week customer service position which may lead to 20-25 hours with benefits. Responsibilities include maintaining locker facilities and assisting members with their needs in the spa locker room and with questions and concerns. Customer service experience in a fitness and wellness environment preferred! CPR/AED certification required. Shifts: Mornings, 7:00 am - 12:00 pm; Afternoons, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm; and Evenings, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm. Weekend shifts are available as well.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $9.00 /hour

Required education:

High school or equivalent

Please send resume to Brian Dengler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

 

 

 

Birthday Party Host

Looking for an extremely reliable individual who has great communication skills and is available on weekends. Candidate must enjoy working with and have experience with large groups of children. Able to set up bounce houses & movie screens - training here available but must be able to lift/carry 50 lbs. Also must be a good swimmer, be able to work in a fast paced environment and multi-task.

Position is only PART TIME on weekends. Must be available every Saturday & Sunday.

Position pays $12 per hour.

If interested, please email me with the following:
-why this would be great job for you
-experience that you have
-availability
-when you can start

Please contact Amy Exton at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wolk Children's Center Assistant Teachers and Floaters

Are you looking for a full time opportunity as an Assistant Teacher or Floater in a highly respected Early Learning Center? Do you have direct, proven experience working with children ages 8 weeks to pre-k? Do you want to have a positive impact on the young lives we serve? If you answered "Yes!" to these questions, then we, at the JCC Wolk Children's Center located in Brighton, have a great opportunity for YOU!

Come join our team of valued professionals who provide exemplary early care and educational opportunities for our children.

Candidates must be warm, caring, patient, creative and flexible. You must possess a strong work ethic. You must have open availability Monday through Friday, 7:00 am through 4:00 pm or 9:00 am through 6:00 pm for part-time positions have an availability from 9:15am through 3:45 pm OR 7:00 am through 1:00 pm OR 12:00 noon through 6:00 pm. 

Candidates must have the strength, endurance and vigilance required to maintain supervision of children, including sitting on the floor, lifting and carrying children up to 40 pounds.

Candidates should possess experience working in a classroom setting or privately with young children. Most importantly, candidates must LOVE working with young children, taking part in their growth and development.

The JCC of Rochester is proud to offer competitive pay starting at $10 per hour and offers excellent benefits for full-time employees which include medical, dental, PTO, sick days, paid professional development and a free fitness membership. The benefit of shaping young minds will last a lifetime, come join us!

Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Trip Leader for Camp Seneca Lake (CSL) 2016 Israel Summer Program

Camp Seneca Lake Seeks Trip Leader for its "CSL in Israel" 2016 Summer Program


Camp Seneca Lake, a Jewish residential summer camp located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, is seeking a dynamic Jewish educator and trip leader for our Camp Seneca Lake "CSL" in Israel program, a month-long immersive Israel experience for sixteen-year-old/ entering high school juniors. Our 2016 trip will take place from Sunday, June 26 – Wednesday, July 27. The CSL in Israel Trip Leader must oversee and manage all on-the-ground aspects of the CSL in Israel trip during the duration of the program. This includes working with the staff team on the ground – American and Israeli, implementing the planned itinerary, managing camper issues, overseeing supplemental Jewish programming and Shabbat experiences, coordinating rooming, etc. The CSL in Israel Trip Leader will work closely with the JCC Director of Jewish Life to ensure programmatic success.


The CSL in Israel Program:
CSL in Israel is a pluralistic program for Jewish teens, all of whom have spent at least one summer at Camp Seneca Lake. Our month-long immersive program exposes participants to the beauty, depth, and complexity of Israel from the inside out. Participants travel the entire country – hiking, touring, tasting, learning, and exploring. Each Shabbat is celebrated with a different community, enabling participants to experience some of the many ways that Israelis celebrate and observe Shabbat. The program includes time at several kibbutzim, as well as in all major cities. Additionally, participants spend a Shabbat with host families in Modi'in, Rochester's "Partnership2Gether" community in Israel.


The CSL in Israel program aims to create positive, purposeful opportunities for its participants to learn about and connect with Israel – past, present, and future – on a personal level. We strive to provide participants with a deep, nuanced understanding of Israeli history and culture, so that all participants may begin to develop a relationship with Israel that is unique and meaningful to them. While the trip is certainly Zionist, it is not pro-aliyah. Rather it focuses on how we as American Jews can relate to Israel as both a spiritual and religious homeland, and a complex modern nation-state.


CSL in Israel strives to enrich the character and personal development of participants by providing a supportive, open environment in which they can be themselves, question and think critically, grow personally, and learn how to balance their personal needs with the needs of a group on the go. CSL in Israel strives to challenge each participant to think deeply about who they want to be, and how they want to relate to and participate in the world around us, Jewish and non. We are confident that the CSL in Israel experience will last well beyond the teens' time together, and serve as a one of the most significant and influential summers of their lives long into the future.


Jewish Practices on CSL in Israel:
CSL in Israel is nondenominational. Sometimes Shabbat is celebrated with just the CSL in Israel community, utilizing the Camp Seneca Lake siddur and songbook (potentially accompanied by a live guitar). Sometimes Shabbat is celebrated in partnership with a local synagogue – Reform,Conservative, or Orthodox – as a way to expose participants to the many different ways that Israelis (and Jews) celebrate and observe Shabbat. The group does occasionally drive on Shabbat. In terms of kashrut, the vast majority of food provided is kosher, with occasional exceptions most typically being an unhechshered snack bar. Participants may purchase and eat what they wish during free time and in their rooms. CSL in Israel is deeply committed to all types of pluralism, and encourages participants and staff to "be themselves" within the structure of the group. That said, it is unlikely that someone who is "shomer Shabbat" in a more traditional sense will feel comfortable in the group, and the trip leader must be willing to drive on Shabbat and fully participate in services of any denomination.


General Trip Leader Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Be responsible for the general health and safety of the participants
  • Establish an atmosphere in which participants feel secure, happy, and part of the group
  • Supervise participants under their immediate care at all time
  • Make sure participants adhere to program rules
  • Set a good example in all areas of program life; act as a role model
  • Actively participate in group activities
  • Be drug-free (including paraphernalia) and alcohol free while on the program
  • Avoid physically intimate relationships with all participants
  • Work closely with the JCC Director of Jewish Life and the Authentic Israel provided tour guide to implement the CSL in Israel program and planned itinerary
  • Work with the tour guide to effectively supervise and manage the security/medic and bus driver
  • Supervise the junior counselors provided by CSL
  • Oversee supplemental Jewish programming and Shabbat experiences
  • Coordinate rooming; ensure special dietary needs are met
  • Work with the JCC Director of Jewish Life to manage camper and families issues
  • Work with the JCC Director of Jewish Life to effectively communicate with parents and families about the trip, both generally and in terms of specific, personal issues as they arise

Specific Trip Leader Qualifications:

  • Have traveled to Israel as staff (junior or senior) on a teen or young adult peer trip
  • Have strong group management skills, and a willingness to enforce program policies and staff requirements
  • Be an exceptional communicator with parents, families, and JCC supervisors
  • Be able to speak about personal Jewish and Israel-related experiences in a natural, organic way
  • Be fully committed to pluralism – politically, religiously, and beyond – both within American Jewish society and in Israel
  • Be physically able to participate in at least the vast majority of group activities, including occasional hikes and camping, and extensive daily walking
  • Be committed to continuing the mission and values of CSL while in IsraelBe comfortable participating in (and potentially taking a leading role during) pluralistic, CSL-style Shabbat experiences, both at host synagogues and just with the group
  • Be comfortable helping teens debrief and process difficult, varied, and sometimes unexpected experiences, including but not limited to group exposures to religious and political diversity within Israeli society, and visits to sites such as Har Herzl and Yad VaShem

Job Details:

  • Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
  • Expected Time Frame of Employment: June 26 – July 27, 2016, with consistent communication and pre-trip coordination with JCC Director of Jewish Life and Director of Camp Seneca Lake beginning in early April, as needed

To Apply:
1. Please submit your resume, with the names and contact information of three references to Joy Getnick, JCC Director of Jewish Life, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . References can be a combination of professors/teachers, employers/supervisors, and peers or friends.


2. Please contact Joy Getnick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 585-461-2000 x239 with any questions about the CSL in Israel Program or this job posting.

Gesher After School Care Teacher

Responsibilities: Gesher offers an innovative after school care program that provides enriching classes and activities for children enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade. The program encourages independence through daily choices, and a focus on learning social skills. The Jewish Community Center offers a wide range of facilities including multiple classrooms, playgrounds, fields, tennis courts, gyms, pool, etc. Gesher is accepting applications and resumes for Teachers in the After School Program. This position requires the ability to:

• Run a classroom by providing structure, organization, behavior management and community building activities

• Maintain a clean and organized physical space

• Communicate with parents

• Plan and carry out programs that interest kindergarten through sixth grade students.

Qualifications:

Enrollment or degree in childhood or early childhood education program preferred. Experience working with children is required. This position requires strong verbal and written communication skills.

This position is during the school year Mondays through Fridays from 2:30 (or 3:00) to 6:00 PM

Please send resumes to Olivia Frost at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Sitter Service Attendant

Monday – Wednesday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, Saturdays 8am-4pm, Sundays 9am-2pm. Other days and evenings on sub basis.

Looking for an extremely reliable, responsible and dependable individual who is outgoing and enjoys being around children! Candidate must have experience caring for children 6 weeks and up and be able to work in a team environment.

Must have reliable transportation. You must be friendly, customer service oriented and have a positive attitude!

If interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with your resume and answers to the following questions:
-why this would be great job for you?
-describe what experience that you have working with children
-outline your availability each week
-specify when you can start and how many hours you are looking for (PT/FT)

 

 

 

Officer on Duty

The JCC of Greater Rochester is currently accepting applications for this part-time position. We are looking for motivated team players comfortable working in a structured environment. We provide our community and fitness center with a dedicated team of employees who provide strong customer service as the focus of our daily activities.
The JCC of Greater Rochester located alongside the Erie Canal in Brighton provides its members with quality educational and social programs and services, is currently undergoing renovations to provide members with a state of the art fitness and aquatic facility.
With a focus on exceeding the customer service expectations of staff and members, OD's are required to ensure the safe enjoyment of all JCC classes, programs, and facilities in the capacity as supervisor.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform the following:

Treat each member as a valued member of the JCC by greeting and welcoming when possible
All OD's are required throughout the FWR area and membership desk, being visible to staff and members to assist with any issues or concerns that arise.
Assist members to have a positive experience and staff so that their responsibilities are fulfilled with a sense of pride and satisfaction is an OD's focus-take ownership of the JCC
Opening OD arrive 30 minutes prior to opening, day and closing OD's, 15 minutes prior to shift
Opening OD's responsibilities include but are not limited to: unlock entrance. Fitness, pool and front doors, make spa coffee, ensure that Member ST computers are running properly, turn lights on, ensure all staff are in assigned areas, tennis courts opened as needed
All OD's are required to maintain towels to fitness areas and dance studio by collecting and delivering soiled towels to laundry from bins throughout fitness area, washing, drying and returning clean towels.
Closing ODs responsibilities include but are not limited to ensuring that all entrances(front, pool, FC, etc) are locked, all members have left the building, lights are turned off, tennis gates are locked, ensure that closing staff duties and responsibilities have been met
Personal conversation with members should be limited to allow circulation throughout FWR area.
Take ownership of member's questions. If you can not answer their question, take their name and number and forward that to the necessary staff member.
OD's provide tours, break and shift coverage as needed.
OD's educate, encourage, and enforce JCC policies but are not responsible for disciplinary actions. Failure of staff to perform assigned job responsibilities should be reported to area supervisor by OD.
OD's are responsible for the safety of all members, guests, and staff
Adhere to all JCC policies including but not limited to dress code
OD's are required to fill out shift report.
Maintain and properly use all JCC property and equipment
As directed, assist staff and members with emergencies
Job Type: Part-time

 

This is a part time position weekday evenings and weekends.

Please send resume to Brian Dengler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .