Begin a Career With The J

It’s an exciting time to work at JCC Denver! Working at The J offers one the chance to be part of a dynamic and growing professional family that is rooted in Jewish Tradition and exists to serve the greater community. From our highly selective recruiting and hiring practices to the competitive benefits package we offer to our employees, The J works hard to ensure that our team is composed of the most qualified and passionate individuals for the job.

The J offers a wide variety of programs and activities for people of all ages and we are always looking for great candidates in numerous fields. The JCC is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all.

Explore our listings below to see if there’s an opportunity that’s right for you.

Administration and Programming

Position Title: Music Teacher
Job Type: Part Time
Reports to: Director of Family Programs/Assistant Director of Family Programs

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead weekly classes for parents and their young children, ages 0-3
  • This position requires a flexible schedule and availability on Sundays

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Preschool music teacher training
  • Understanding of childhood development
  • Great interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for teaching
  • Strong vocal skills
  • Repertoire of fun songs
  • Knowledge of Jewish songs or a willingness to learn
  • Effective, clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed, required, or assigned
  • Knowledge of, and respect for, the mission of the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center
  • Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, including its Employee Handbook, and ability to abide by them

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred

  • Ability to play an instrument

Physical Demands and Working Environment

Physical demands

  • The position requires the incumbent to remain in the sitting position for prolonged hours. While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifteen (15) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment

  • Working conditions may include being in an open (shared) cubicle/workspace area.

Disclaimer

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility which will ever be required of an employee in this position, however, the employee will be held responsible for all duties assigned.

Application Process

Please include your resume and/or letter of interest, outlining your education and experience in order to be considered for this position. Email jobs@jccdenver.org with the position title in the subject line.

Position Title: Parent/Tot Tumbling Teacher
FLSA Category: Part Time, Non-Exempt
Reports to: Director of Family Programs/Assistant Director of Family Programs

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead weekly classes for parents and their young children, ages 0-5

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Gymnastics/tumbling training and experience
  • Knowledge of childhood development
  • Basic gymnastic skills and safety technique
  • Great interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for teaching
  • Experience creating lesson plans
  • Effective, clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as needed, required, or assigned
  • Knowledge of, and respect for, the mission of the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center
  • Knowledge of the rules and regulations of the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center, including its Employee Handbook, and ability to abide by them

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred

  • Strong voice
  • Repertoire of fun songs

Physical Demands and Working Environment

Physical demands

The position requires the incumbent to remain in the sitting position for prolonged hours. While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifteen (15) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment

Working conditions may include being in an open (shared) cubicle/workspace area.

Disclaimer

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility which will ever be required of an employee in this position, however, the employee will be held responsible for all duties assigned.

Application Process

Please include your resume and/or letter of interest, outlining your education and experience in order to be considered for this position. Email jobs@jccdenver.org with the position title in the subject line.

Early Childhood Center / Pre-School

Job Title: Inclusion Coordinator
Department: ECC
Supervisor: ECC Director

Organization Summary

The Early Childhood Center at the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center serves 160 children from the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years of age.

Recently, we have been selected to be one of six laboratory communities for JCC Association of North America; a function of which will be to serve as a laboratory for best practices in constructivist early childhood education and family engagement in the JCC movement. Our school is making strides towards truly living and breathing a constructivist, Reggio-Emilia inspired philosophy and embracing a spirit of innovation and experimentation as we become a lab community.

The ECC at JCC Denver is an inclusive school serving children with varying needs. We currently have 20 children who receive outside services which include Occupational Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy.

We currently have an opening for a part-time inclusion coordinator. The individual we are searching for respects, cherishes, educates and protects children.

We will be following a model that is being used by the State of Colorado Office of Early Childhood Mental Health called the “Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) model.”

The Inclusion Coordinator will:

  • Work 20 hours a week on-site at the school
  • Work additional hours for workshops and trainings; this time is not included in the 20 hours on-site and will be decided upon by the Inclusion Coordinator and ECC Director together
  • Be a member of the ECC administrative team and participate in planning and implementing general professional development and general school policies
  • Collaborate with all members of the administrative team

Essential Duties and Responsibilites

  • Serve as an internal case coordinator responsible for coordinating the development, monitoring, and implementation of inclusion student’s Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records of all assigned students
  • Coach and train classroom teachers on teaching methodologies that support all children to be successful
  • Provide information, support and communication with parents and families, this includes referral information to community agencies
  • Request and maintain equipment and supplies necessary for the inclusion students and the inclusion program
  • Observe children in the classroom environment at the teacher or parent’s request
  • Be a resource to staff regarding strategies for presenting and responding to challenging behaviors
  • Support teachers in building skills related to communicating with families regarding their child’s needs and strategies for meeting those needs
  • Facilitate parent and teacher education sessions regarding prevention and intervention strategies for all children

Educational Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree in mental health (preferred, not required)
  • Licensed or license-eligible
  • 2-3 years of work experience as a mental health professional
  • Possess attributes and skills crucial to this work (e.g., facilitate partnerships, culturally sensitive, flexible, empathetic and curious)
  • Have specialized knowledge of early care and education systems, consultations and child development

Application Process

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@jccdenver.org in order to be considered for this position.

ECC Support Educator –  Full Time

The JCC Early Childhood Center is a Jewish, Reggio-inspired school with 13 classrooms and around 35 staff. This is a support  teacher position for all of our rooms.

Our program is designed to help develop the whole child: socially, intellectually, emotionally and physically. We encourage the development of children’s inner resources: curiosity, creativity, imagination, independence, a love of learning and self-esteem. We are looking for caring and inspired teachers who are eager to explore and discover alongside children to promote a culture of continuous learning!

The ideal candidate will either possess a degree in early childhood education, elementary education, or child development or is currently enrolled in a degree program. Candidates should have experience in and/or knowledge of emergent curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice as well as experience working with toddlers.

First and foremost, candidates will be emotionally responsive in their work with children, and wish to be part of a larger community that enriches children’s lives by co-constructing meaningful learning experiences.

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@jccdenver.org in order to be considered for this position.

ECC Infant Educator – Part Time

The JCC ECC is a Jewish, Reggio-inspired school with 13 classrooms and around 35 staff.

This teaching position will support our infant classrooms. Our program is designed to help develop the whole child: socially, intellectually, emotionally and physically. We encourage the development of children’s inner resources: curiosity, creativity, imagination, independence, a love of learning and self-esteem. We are looking for caring and inspired teachers who are eager to explore and discover alongside children to promote a culture of continuous learning!

The ideal candidate will either possess a degree in early childhood education, elementary education, or child development or is currently enrolled in a degree program. The candidate will have experience in and/or knowledge of emergent curriculum and developmentally appropriate practice. Candidate will have experience working with infants.

First and foremost, candidates will be emotionally responsive in their work with children, and wish to be part of a larger community that enriches children’s lives by co-constructing meaningful learning experiences.

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@jccdenver.org in order to be considered for this position.

Fitness & Aquatics

Essential Job Duties/Supportive Functions

  • Adheres to policies of the Sports and Fitness Center, and the Robert E Loup Jewish Community Center.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills.
  • Availability on a variety of time and days.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Group Exercise Experience
  • Current CPR/AED certification
  • Nationally recognized Group Exercise Certification
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Efficient, well organized, and on time
  • Professional manner, discretion, and appearance
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and motivational

Please email jobs@jccdenver.org for an application.

The JCC Denver is looking for aquatics professionals to start immediately. We may be able to assist you to become Lifeguard/CPR/AED certified. Ask us how!

We are looking for professionals for all shifts with specific emphasis on early morning and midday shifts.

Lifeguards must ensure a fun, yet safe swimming environment for all users of the facility.

This includes:

  • Patron Surveillance
  • Rule Enforcement
  • Accident Prevention
  • Daily Pool and Facility Maintenance

Lifeguards are expected to provide excellent customer service to all members, guests, and JCC staff.

Qualifications

  • Lifeguarding Certification
  • CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • AED Certification
  • Ability to lift 50lbs and work indoors and outdoors

Note: Due to the nature of the job, applicants are subject to a criminal background check.

Application Process

Qualified candidates can send resume and cover letter to jobs@jccdenver.org.

Title: Pilates Instructor
FLSA Category: Part Time, Commission-based
Reports To: Lead Pilates Instructor

We are currently seeking Pilates Instructors for immediate consideration.

The JCC’s state of the art Pilates studio includes seven Balanced Body reformers, three Wunda chairs, three towers, Arcs and a Cadillac in addition to other Pilates equipment.

Essential Job Duties/Supportive Functions

  • Adheres to policies of the Sports & Fitness Center and the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center.
  • Tracks Private client sessions and/or records attendance for each class.
  • Maintains current CPR/AED and Pilates instructor certifications.
  • Reports any incidents or accidents to the Lead Instructor and/or the Sports & Fitness Director.
  • Arrives 5-10 minutes before the start of each class to make preparations (e.g., music, sound equipment, lights, fans, etc.).
  • Ends each class promptly, ensuring that all equipment is properly stored; lights, sound system, and fans are turned off (if appropriate); and returns the microphone (mat classes) to the fitness desk.
  • Conducts safe and effective Pilates classes, each of which should include exercises appropriate to the level of the class taught.
  • Instructor offers variations as needed to accommodate class participants.
  • Recognizes and reports signs of distress in class participants and follows the emergency plan of action.
  • Forwards all questions, complaints, and suggestions to the Lead Instructor and/or Sports & Fitness Director for follow up.
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Certification from a nationally recognized agency (PMA-recognized training programs)
  • Current CPR/AED certification
  • Must be able to move or adjust Reformers, Trapeze Table, and/or Wunda Chairs, and other various apparatus
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Efficient, well organized, and on time
  • Professional manner, discretion, and appearance
  • Energetic, enthusiastic, and motivational

Application Process

Please email jobs@jccdenver.org for an application.

Job Title: Swim Instructor

Job Summary

Responsible for planning and organizing personal class teaching outlines, methods and goals that support the general teaching outlines provided by the Swim Lessons Coordinator. This position is directly responsible for enforcing pool safety standards and facility operational rules for all participants in each swim class. This position requires positive public relations with parents/guardians of class students helping them recognize and understand swimming developments and achievements.

Job Functions

  • Work hours as scheduled which includes beginning and ending class on time; remaining after class to answer participant and/or parent questions as needed, and clean up supplies
  • Attend scheduled class preparation time to arrange lesson plans, equipment, and any paperwork associated with classes
  • Instructs, tests, and evaluates students participating in any aspect of the JCC swim program
  • Maintains order and discipline in classes to ensure a safe environment and promote a learning atmosphere
  • Submits completed report cards, skills sheets and attendance information in a timely manner
  • Attends mandatory meetings and training sessions as scheduled
  • Provides a positive example to participants through conduct, dress, and manners
  • Represents the Jewish Community Center in a positive, professional manner to the community
  • Prevents accidents through enforcements of policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct of patrons using the pool and surrounding area
  • Teaches to the standard set in place by the Jewish Community Center
  • Other duties as assigned
  • *The description does not list every function of the position

Minimum Qualifications

Certifications

  • Current certification in American Red Cross CPR
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard training and First Aid (preferred)

Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge and application of swimming and water safety skills
  • Thorough knowledge and application of teaching swimming and water safety skills
  • An understanding of facility characteristics, rules, policies, and procedures
  • Ability to positively interact with the general public
  • Ability to demonstrate skills as required for class content and use teaching aids such as kickboards, diving rings, lifejackets, etc.
  • Leadership and public relations skills
  • Communication skills
  • Decision making skills

Qualified candidates can send resume and cover letter to jobs@jccdenver.org.

Position: Director, Fitness & Membership Services
Department: 
Fitness, Membership & Aquatics
Reports to: 
CEO
FLSA Category: 
Exempt; Full Time

Summary
The Director of Fitness and Membership Services is responsible for the fitness center and wellness operations, new member acquisition and retention, programming, and overall member experience.  They are essential to the fiscal, and physical well-being of the agency. The Director is responsible for creating budgets, planning strategies, and forecasting trends as well as daily management of the facilities. The Director will also be responsible for ensuring the team meets and exceeds member expectations in the qualitative aspects of member experience, customer service, and achieving personal goals.

Essential Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned:

  • Hire, supervise, mentor and evaluate staff for the membership sales, fitness and wellness programs at the JCC
  • Ensure excellent customer service and customer responsiveness to both inside and outside customers
  • Understand and be committed to the mission and vision of the Jewish Community Center. Be knowledgeable about the JCC and its programs.  Be an advocate for the JCC and its programs and staff.  Participate in and promote both programs and events.
  • Manage operations with a focus on excellence. Ensure standard procedures are followed, implemented and continuously improved (i.e. recordkeeping, physical inspections, maintenance, Operational Standards Evaluations, payroll, OSHA, etc.)
  • Develop sales plans and strategies and implement on approved plans
  • Develop, maintain contact, and follow up on leads with the intent on increasing membership opportunities
  • Ability to train staff and perform on cold call, direct email and other lead generation techniques and activities
  • Develop Corporate Wellness and Membership Discount program to target local businesses in the area
  • Drive the integration and cross-promotion of programs in Health and Fitness across the entire organization to maximize participation and revenue
  • Coordinate with other departments within the JCC to identify opportunities and develop interdepartmental programming
  • Develop the budgets for the departments and monitor for progress as a part of annual goals for department
  • Develop and ensure effective collaboration between the fitness staff, membership staff, and aquatics staff both internally and with other staff all through the JCC
  • Develop and implement strategies for improving participation and financial outcomes for programming
  • Work closely with Director of Marketing to develop and implement marketing initiatives and budgets
  • Monitors programs, services and sales activities of the JCC as well as those of our competitors
  • Track and prepare program participation reports and monitor progress vs. goal
  • May manage some external consultants and vendors for agency
  • Work directly with Board of Directors and lay leadership teams
  • Provide updates and presentations to CEO and Board of Directors regularly

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s preferred in Fitness or Business area.
  • Prior experience across all or some of the areas of focus: supervision of fitness and membership programming and staff, personal training, group exercise/specialty class programming, aquatics, and including high-end services such as massage or retail services and sales
  • Proven track record of exceeding budgeted sales and incomes, as well as managing expenses
  • Demonstrated expertise in customer service
  • Excellent communication, both written and oral, leadership, interpersonal and supervisory skills
  • Prefer experience and demonstrated success in increasing programming participation and revenue
  • Scheduling flexibility to work evenings and weekends to support programming management staff
  • Ability to anticipate and solve practical problems or resolve issues
  • Highly skilled in MS Office suite
  • Prior experience with membership and lead database management software
  • Experience in managing and directing staff
  • Aptitude for utilizing new technology

Skills

  • Budget management
  • Negotiation
  • Consultative Selling
  • Sales Planning
  • Building Relationships
  • Coaching
  • Building and managing processes
  • Adaptability and predicting trending

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@jccdenver.org in order to be considered for this position.

Fitness & Wellness Manager

Job Title: Fitness and Wellness Manager
Department: Fitness
Reports to: Director, Fitness and Membership Services
FLSA Status:  Full-time, exempt position

Summary:

The Fitness and Wellness Manager is responsible for fitness center operations, programming, and member experience.  At the same time, operationally deliver products within established budget and drive to exceed revenue and participation goals. Our goal is to exceed our members’ expectations in the areas of member experience, customer service, and achieving their personal goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Hire, supervise, mentor, and evaluate staff for the fitness and wellness programs at the JCC, this includes Personal Trainers, Group Exercise Manager(s), Assistant Fitness Managers, etc. Ensure all staff are current on required certifications and safety trainings. Set clear expectations for each member of the team, hold accountable and provide guidance and feedback on a regular basis. Establish schedules to ensure our ability to meet customer needs for service and safety.
  • Fitness Center staff members function as emergency responders for the JCC along with Aquatics staff. Ensure all staff are properly certified and understand JCC Emergency Procedures.
  • Ensure excellent customer service and customer responsiveness to all customers, internal and external, from yourself and the Fitness staff
  • Together with the team, identify needs and develop innovative programming which meets the fitness and wellness needs of the JCC’s diverse membership
  • Manage fitness operations with a focus on excellence. Ensure standard procedures are followed, implemented, and continuously improved. (i.e. recordkeeping, physical inspections, maintenance, Operational Standards Evaluations, payroll, OSHA, etc.)
  • Manage equipment ensuring proper service, maintenance, and communications. Make recommendations on replacement and ordering of new equipment.
  • Along with Director, develop the budgets for the department, and monitor progress on a monthly basis as a part of annual goals
  • Understand and be committed to the mission and vision of the JCC. Be knowledgeable about programming at the J and advocate for both programs and staff.  Participate in and promote programs and events.
  • Drive the integration and cross-promotion of programs across the entire organization to maximize participation and revenue
  • Coordinate with other departments within the JCC to identify opportunities and develop interdepartmental programming. Develop and ensure effective collaboration between the Fitness and Wellness staff both within the team and with other JCC departments.
  • Develop and implement strategies for improving participation and financial outcomes for programming while still meeting the fitness and wellness needs for members from all age groups and fitness levels
  • Work closely with Marketing to develop and implement marketing initiatives and budgets. Monitor for effectiveness and impact toward goals (revenue, participation, communication, etc.)
  • Monitor fitness and wellness programs, services and sales activities of the JCC as well as those of our competitors. Analyze and recommend changes and/or new concepts to keep our product/equipment offerings current.
  • Track and prepare program reports (participation, revenue, sales, etc.) and monitor progress vs. goal
  • Ensure proper rendering and payroll procedures are implemented and followed. Train staff as needed; audit on regular basis.
  • Follow all policies and procedures of the JCC and ensure that the Fitness team does the same
  • Attend necessary meetings, events and training sessions as required
  • Other duties as assigned by manager

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED required. BA/BS in related field is preferred.
  • Must hold a current, nationally recognized personal or athletic trainer certification
  • Prior supervisory/management experience is required
  • Experience with fitness industry member management software is desired and or demonstrated ability to learn new software applications
  • Must be familiar with retail point of sale processes and best practices
  • Basic knowledge of fitness equipment, service and maintenance is desired
  • Strongly developed customer service skills as demonstrated through prior work experiences are required
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access)
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills are required
  • Current American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED for Professional Rescuer is required, training provided if expired
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekends is required
  • Physically must be able to bend, stoop, carry, and lift up to 50 lbs as well as assist with larger lifts

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@jccdenver.org in order to be considered for this position.

Operations

Position Title: Facilities/Maintenance Technician
Reports to: Facilities Supervisor

Position Overview:

The Facilities Technician will be expected to effectively and efficiently operate and maintain all building functions, perform maintenance from tenant requests, perform responsibilities for all JCC maintenance on site with guidance from Facilities Supervisor.  This a full time hourly position and offers a benefit package.

 

Shift: This position will work Sunday through Thursdays from 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains good tenant and member relations through prompt and courteous response to requests or work orders within the guidelines set forth by JCC. Actively performs work orders through the maintenance software system. Minimizes tenant disruption caused by efforts.
  • Performs general maintenance and operation of all building equipment, including HVAC systems, plumbing systems, electrical systems, lighting systems, dock equipment, building automation systems, etc.
  • Completes regular building inspections with logs of issues, test results, etc.
  • Assist in the preparation (set-ups) of meeting areas for meetings, seminars, and other staff/member functions
  • Monitors systems for potential problems (or existing problems) and formulates solutions to be presented to the Facilities Supervisor for appropriate action
  • Performs all maintenance in a safe manner, identifies and reports areas of concern or best practices
  • Reviews on a regular basis and prepares to follow all current emergency procedures set forth by JCC
  • Emergency Response Duties – position is considered “on call” for any site emergencies
  • Assists with capital improvement planning and project management of any capital improvements
  • Maintains ethical, professional and courteous relations with contractors
  • Assists with adjustments and changes to HVAC and related equipment to maintain established comfort zones, these adjustments and changes must be within the guidelines set forth by the Facilities Supervisor
  • Assists with the maintenance of the integrity of all mechanical spaces
  • Assumes additional responsibilities and authority as assigned

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • High School Diploma
  • Two (2) years of Building Operations and maintenance experience in an industrial, manufacturing or commercial building
  • Knowledge of operating a Windows-based PC & Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of Building Automation Computers
  • Knowledge of HVAC equipment including troubleshooting
  • Knowledge of Fire Life Safety equipment
  • Communicates essential information needed for decision making
  • Interprets a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral or schedule form
  • Identifies and resolves mechanical problems
  • Reads and understands equipment instruction manuals
  • Understands basic building system design and operation i.e. fire system, domestic water system, HVAC system, plumbing and electrical distribution system
  • Uses proper organizational skills and compiles appropriate information to plan and complete assigned tasks
  • Basic electrical principles required
  • Ability to produce professional reports & email communication
  • Ability to effectively and professionally communicate with client contacts

Physical Demands and Working Environment

  • Visually inspect machinery and building
  • Walks up and down stairs or ladders for inspections and emergency procedure practice or implementation
  • Detects emergency alarms – auditory and/or visual
  • Cleaning inspections require getting on hands and knees to inspect inaccessible areas
  • Climb ladders to adjust air flow and make inspections above ceiling
  • Trained and capable of utilizing scissor or boom lifts
  • Able to perform rooftop inspections and maintenance of equipment

Disclaimer

This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of every duty and responsibility which will ever be required of an employee in this position, however, the employee will be held responsible for all duties assigned.

 

The JCC is an EOE (equal opportunity employer).

 

Please send resume to jobs@jccdenver.org in order to be considered for this position.

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