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The Tucson J is a community center where everyone is welcome and we offer amenities for people of all ages and identities. Home to an Early Childhood Education center, after-school care and camps, Disability Services day programs, fitness center and pool, beautiful new tennis courts, and so much more, there’s truly something here for everyone, including the people who work here! Our staff is not only part of a team, but an important part of our community. Join us! 

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Open Positions

Type: Full time, in-person 40 hours per week  

Schedule: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm 

The J is Tucson’s premiere nonprofit wellness facility and community center. For over 35 years at our River and Dodge location, we have been taking an integrated perspective to wellness, with programs and events that serve people of all ages, abilities, faiths, and identities. We serve more than 10,000 people from all walks of life who come to the J to grow, play, learn, and relax.  

 Position Summary + Responsibilities: 

We are seeking a mid-level Graphic Designer to help us execute our vision to be a strong, cohesive, easily recognizable, community-focused and mission-driven brand. The marketing team works closely with colleagues at all levels from all departments to produce a three-prong marketing strategy that includes inbound marketing, community engagement, and traditional promotion. Our purpose is to be champions for holistic wellness and to build authentic community by creating content that engages our audience in meaningful ways.  

 Our departmental goals are: 

  • We will be community-focused and aim to provide value to our members and guests with everything we create and share. 
  • We will be known for our transparent, creative, and inclusive approach to marketing strategy. 
  • We will do high-quality work that is recognizable, cohesive, reflective of our mission and aligned with agency-wide goals. 
  • We will question norms. Why are we doing this? Can it be done another way? 
  • We will innovate through experimentation and iterate rapidly. We will pivot quickly when something doesn’t work and find a solution that does. We will embrace this process as a means to delivering our unique value to our community. 
  • We will work to fully understand what our community needs from us and to deliver that value, knowing that growth will be a natural result of fulfilling this promise. 
  • We will respect one another, grow and learn together, and maintain a positive and inspiring work environment. 

 As the Sr. Graphic Designer you will:  

  • Support the marketing department’s objectives by creating print and digital materials for promotional and organizational use (posters, flyers, brochures, web ads, swag, signage, annual reports, fundraising letters etc.) 
  • Ensure adherence to visual brand standards across the agency  
  • Provide project management support for promotional campaigns  
  • Support colleagues in creating their own materials via the creation of easy-to-use marketing templates and systems (including Canva Teams) 
  • Be the primary video and photo editor (sometimes utilizing motion graphics)  
  • Design responsive graphics and provide visual design support for the agency website as well as website maintenance 
  • Work directly with external vendors including printer and advertising reps to ensure all printed materials are packaged, submitted, and arrive in-house in a timely manner and digital ads are submitted to spec  
  • Support with the creation and implementation of paid social media and Google ads  
  • Own the distribution of marketing materials and monitor supply and tidiness throughout the building 
  • Assist other departments with creative projects and needs as necessary 

Ideal Qualifications, Skills + Abilities: 

  • College degree in a related field and 3-5 years of relevant experience  
  • Experience in graphic design and proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite (primarily InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects)  
  • Both creative and capable of working within a set of brand guidelines and specifications  
  • Keen understanding of visual elements (layout, image selection, typeface, color use) and how to package design work for print/digital use
  • Experience with video and photo editing, web design (specifically for WordPress/Elementor), page setup, digital advertising, 
  • Can fulfill a creative brief, ask questions, receive feedback, iterate, and collaborate with team members  
  • Meticulous attention to detail (including basic copy-editing ability), a proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and comfortable working to deadline  
  • Strong organizational skills and some experience working with a project management system (experience with Monday.com a plus) 
  • Enthusiastic self-starter who is comfortable creating their own systems and processes for efficient workflow 
  • Proficient in balancing multiple projects with agility and prioritize tasks effectively  

 Salary Range: $45,000 – $55,000 

 Direct Supervisor: Director of Marketing, Communications + PR 

 To apply, please email a Resume, Cover Letter, and your portfolio or best work samples to: remitchell@tucsonjcc.org  

Please note the Graphic Designer’s desk will be in a shared office with three teammates. 

DEI Statement: At the Tucson J, we strive to be a team where everyone is involved, respected, and heard. We recognize the value of all identities, abilities, and experiences, creating a workplace environment where employees feel empowered to be their full selves. An empowerment that resonates with a positive impact on our team, and the community we serve. Be you, with us! 

It is the policy of the Tucson Jewish Community Center (The J) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, The Tucson J will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities. 

Accommodations Statement: The Tucson J is committed to the inclusion of all people of all identities. As part of this commitment, we will work with any employee who believes reasonable accommodation will benefit their ability to be a successful member of the team. 

 

Part time Membership Associate

Part-time, hourly up to 29hrs/week

Supervisor: Sr. Member Retention + MRC Team Coordinator

A primary function of this and every other job at the J is to ensure by whatever rational and legal means necessary that each member, guest, and visitor leave the J feeling just a little bit better than when they arrived.

Member Associates are responsible for the day-to-day positive interactions and tasks associated with providing exceptional experience and service to all who enter, call or email the Tucson J. They will serve as ambassadors of the J. They will be a membership and service representative to all members, guests, participants, coworkers, and the general community by delivering a positive experience and quality interactions leading to member retention and client acquisition and retention.

General Responsibilities

  • Maintain supplies at work station
  • Maintain desk information binder
  • Greet and welcome members, users, coworkers, and guests, with a warm smile, and by name when possible
  • Build deep authentic and meaningful relationships
  • Provide exceptional experience
  • Answer phones, assist/triage and direct as needed
  • Check and reply to emails, forward as needed
  • Process program registrations both by phone and in-person with payment at time of registration or schedule payment
  • Sell and redeem guest passes and Sarver Saver Passes on user accounts
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of work areas
  • Assist with reservations and send confirmations
  • Check members in for reservations
  • Sell and process membership applications
  • Call, and follow up with email if needed, to welcome and confirm activation of new membership unit
  • Sell weekly challah (bread) and other items
  • Verify insurance-based eligibility and note account
  • Verify member/guest information on file whenever they check in or call
  • Collect and update member photos in our CRM
  • Check voicemail whenever light is on and always at start and end of shift
  • Process donation payments
  • Enter tour card info in to organization CRM as a Prospect
  • Count cash bag and verifying contents every shift change and note on tracking log
  • Accept and track lost & found
  • Other duties as assigned based on need and skillset

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Possess excellent customer service skills

Schedule: up to 29hrs a week, ideal candidates will be able to work 3-5 Shifts per week.

Shifts Available:

Variety of available shifts ranging 3-8 hours at a time within regular business hours 5am-9pm Mon-Thurs, 5am-6pm Fri, and 6am-6pm Sat and Sun

We are looking to hire 2-4 individuals to fill all of these shifts. We try to have a set schedule where team members can pick up additional shifts due to sick call outs or scheduled vacations. Part time team members work 3-5 shifts per week.

Pay Rate: Starting at $13.85/hr increase to $14.25 as of January 1, 2024.

Benefits:

  • Paid Training
  • Paid Sick time
  • Individual Membership
  • Staff Discount

This position is a part-time non-exempt position that may include weekend, days and/or evenings and is covered by the Code of Personnel Practices for Professional Staff.

The Tucson J is a community center where everyone is welcome, and we offer amenities for people of all ages and identities. Home to an Early Childhood Education center, after-school care and camps, Disability Program Services day programs, fitness center and pool, beautiful new tennis courts, and so much more, there’s truly something for everyone, including the individuals that work here!

DEI Statement: At the Tucson J, we strive to be a team where everyone is involved, respected, and heard. We recognize the value of all identities, abilities, and experiences, creating a work-place environment where employees feel empowered to be their full selves. An empowerment that resonates with a positive impact on our team, and the community we serve. Be you, with us!

It is the policy of The Tucson Jewish Community Center (“Tucson J”) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, The Tucson J will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Accommodations Statement: The Tucson J is committed to the inclusion of all people of all identities. As part of this commitment, we will work with any employee who believes reasonable accommodation will benefit their ability to be a successful member of the

Contact: Aislinn Miller, Sr Member Retention + Member Services Team Coordinator aimiller@tucsonjcc.org

Part Time JPlay Babysitter 

PT Hourly up to 20 hours/week 

Supervisor: Sr. Member Engagement + JPlay Coordinator 

A primary function of this and every other job at the J is to ensure by whatever rational and legal means necessary that each member, guest, and visitor leave the J feeling just a little bit better than when they arrived.JPlay Babysitters are responsible for the day-to-day positive interactions and tasks associated with providing exceptional experience and service to all who utilize the service. They will serve as ambassadors of the J. They will be a membership and service representative to all members, guests, participants, team members, and the general community by delivering a positive experience and quality interactions leading to member retention and client acquisition and retention.Our JPlay Babysitting Service is for youth ages 3 months to 10 years old. This childcare service is offered for parents and guardians to have a safe place for their children while they are on-site using the facility. Babysitters will be responsible for no more than 6 children in the room at a time, with children 8 months and younger counting as 2 children.

General Responsibilities:

  • Supervision & safety of children in attendance
  • Authentic and positive interactions with children and their guardians
  • Plan and implement daily activities
  • Maintain cleanliness and upkeep of room and supplies
  • Track and update attendance
  • Work as a team
  • Attend all staff meetings and trainings
  • Other duties as assigned based on needs and skills

Qualifications:

  • 16 years or older
  • Minimum of 1-year childcare experience
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing
  • Possess excellent customer service skills
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification
  • Understanding of child development 

Schedule: up to 20hrs/week, ideal candidates will be able to work 3-5 shifts per week. 

Available Shifts:

  • Position 1- M 9am-2pm, W 9am-2pm, F 9am-1pm
  • Position 2- T 9am-2pm, Th 9am-2pm, Sa 9am-1pm, Su 9am-1pm
  • Position 3- M 4-7:30pm, W 4-7:30pm, F 12-4pm
  • Position 4- T 4-7:30pm, Th 4-7:30pm, Sa 12-4pm
  • Position 5- F 8am-12pm, Sa 8am-12pm, Su 12-4pm

Hourly Wage: $13.85/hr

Benefits include:

  • Paid training
  • Paid sick time
  • Individual membership to the J

Contact Oz Anarchy, Sr Membership Engagement + Jplay Coordinator oanarchy@tucsonjcc.org

This position is a part-time non-exempt position that may include weekend days and/or evenings and is covered by the Code of Personnel Practices for Professional Staff.The Tucson J is a community center where everyone is welcome, and we offer amenities for people of all ages and identities. Home to an Early Childhood Education center, after-school care and camps, Disability Program Services day programs, fitness center and pool, beautiful new tennis courts, and so much more, there’s truly something for everyone, including the individuals that work here!

Direct Support Professional (DSP) – Disability Program Services

FT/PT: Full-time

Schedule: 8am-4pm M-F

Program: Taglit and Arts for All Day Programs – Learn more here

Job Description: 

The J’s Taglit Day Program provides a small supportive group of young adults with disabilities full-day vocational and enrichment programs. These programs are designed to explore, cultivate, and maximize each individual’s potential.

The J’s Arts for All Day Program aims to help adults with disabilities build confidence, gain meaningful relationships, and develop performing and visual arts skills. We offer daily classes in dance, drama, music, exercise, ceramics, painting, and sketching. 

Direct Support Professionals (DSP) oversee the participants’ health and well-being. While accommodating a wide variety of interests and skill levels, our programming will challenge our participants to improve their character and achieve personal goals. We emphasize wellness, team building, skill development, and social interaction, as well as helping our participants explore their community in new and exciting ways.

Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are responsible for assisting and supporting participants with disabilities while they follow their program schedule. DSPs ensure that all participants are fully included in activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform all tasks to develop and implement opportunities for each participant to achieve their Person-Centered Service Plan goals
  • Work to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all program participants
  • Maintain positive communication with parents and other professionals, both internal to the JCC and outside organizations
  • Strong creativity and the ability to have fun, enjoy yourself, your work, and your environment
  • Develop program aids, adaptations, and some lesson plans
  • Work as part of a collaborative team
  • Administer medication
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings
  • Assist to ensure that all contract and license requirements are being met including writing objectives, teaching and behavior plans, data collection, reporting, and lesson plans
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to fulfill physical duties of job including:
  • Lifting and/or assistance with transfers (a minimum of 50lbs)
  • Attending to personal care issues such as feeding, refreshing, and medication
  • Driving JCC vehicles
  • Fitness activities (i.e., participation in yoga, swimming, group sports, and fitness
  • Flexibility: the ability to change assignments with little or no notice

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Driver’s License Required
  • Class one fingerprint certification (can be obtained after hire)
  • First Aid & CPR certification (can be obtained after hire)
  • Article 9 training (can be obtained after hire)
  • Any additional certifications a plus (i.e. prevention and support, certified caregiver training, etc.).

Pay rate: $15.35/hour

Full benefits package including JCC membership

Contact Charlie Paige, Senior Director of Disability Program Services at cpaige@tucsonjcc.org or (520) 299-3000 ext. 3168 for more information

General Music Teacher – Tucson JCC’s Arts for All Program

PT/FT: Part-time 5-10 Hours Per Week

Hours: Mon. – Fri.; 10am – 2pm

Program: Arts for All, Tucson JCC Oracle Campus at 2520 N. Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ, 85705

DESCRIPTION:

The J’s Arts for All day program aims to help adults with disabilities build confidence, gain meaningful relationships, and develop performing and visual arts skills. Daily classes are offered in dance, drama, music, exercise, ceramics, painting, and sketching. In addition, participants attend shows (Arizona Drama Company, Borderlands, Invisible Theatre, and others), parks, pools for therapeutic swimming, libraries, and local museums.

Arts for All is looking for an enthusiastic and creative general music teacher to lead daily music classes. Arts for All’s music program is an integral part of its tradition of bringing the performing arts into the lives of adults with disabilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Teach various music styles to groups and individuals 
  • Prepare and implement daily and weekly lesson plans, adapting as needed for each participant
  • Encourage participants to sing and participate in musical activities
  • Maintain a clean and welcoming classroom, assuring all needed materials are on hand
  • Assist with coordination of off-site musical and educational activities for participants
  • Strong creativity and the ability to have fun, enjoy yourself, your work, and your environment
  • Work with others to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of all program participants
  • Attend staff meetings and trainings
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Other responsibilities as assigned

Tucson J DEI Statement

At the Tucson J, we strive to be a team where everyone is involved, respected, and heard. We recognize the value of all identities, abilities, and experiences, creating a work-place environment where employees feel empowered to be their full selves. An empowerment that resonates a positive impact on our team, and the community we serve. Be you, with us!

Accommodations Statement

The Tucson J is committed to the inclusion of all people of all identities. As part of this commitment, we will work with any employee who believes reasonable accommodations will greatly benefit their ability to be a successful member of the Tucson J team.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of three (3) years teaching general music
  • Experience working with children or adults with developmental disabilities preferred
  • Demonstrate ability to play various musical instruments and lead a group in singing
  • High school graduate
  • Driver’s License Required
  • Class one fingerprint certification (can be obtained after hire)
  • First Aid & CPR certification (can be obtained after hire)
  • Article 9 training (can be obtained after hire)

Pay Rate: Starting $15.35

Contact Missi Alston, Director of Arts for All malston@tucsonjcc.org (520) 622-4100 for more info.

Assistant Early Childhood Education Teacher

Full Time Year-round

8 hour shift M-F between 7am-6pm

A primary function of this and every other job at the “J” is to ensure by whatever rational and legal means necessary that each member, guest and visitor leave the “J” feeling just a little better than when they arrived. The Classroom Assistant Teacher functions as a support person for the Lead Teacher.  Although assigned to a specific classroom, they must be willing to assist in any room as temporarily reassigned to maintain ratio.   

Position Responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the Classroom Lead Teacher and the ECE Director, the Classroom Assistant Teacher is responsible for:

  1. having a working knowledge of the mission, goals and policies of the Tucson Jewish Community Center and the Early Childhood Department
  2. ensuring the overall functioning and quality of the ECE program, including the safety and welfare of all children and the safety and appropriateness of all activities
  3. acting as a representative of the ECE program and the Center; must always portray professional image
  4. knowing correct procedures for opening and closing a room, greeting parents and children, checking identification at pick-up, diaper changing, safety and emergency procedures and all other ECE procedures.
  5. assisting in preparing assigned classroom activities- may be asked to plan and implement specific activities and work with individual children or groups of children participating in all activities including swimming, gym, music and other special activities
  6. following directions of lead teacher and/or Directors concerning appropriate practices
  7. maintaining health (including diapering and toileting) and safety standards
  8. maintaining professional relationships with parents and teachers
  9. assisting with classroom record keeping
  10. overseeing and helping with snack, lunch and cleanup
  11. continuing professional growth by participating in faculty meetings, in-services and a minimum of 18 hours of formal ECE training through workshop attendance or college classes yearly
  12. respecting confidentiality of each child, parent, faculty member and all Center issues
  13. maintaining current fingerprint clearance status and TB testing
  14. maintaining open and ongoing communication with Lead Teacher and Directors and accepting additional duties or projects as designated.

Qualifications

  1. minimum of a high school diploma- some college or CDA training and prior experience working with children preferred
  2. desire to continue professional growth and training in the early childhood and the ability to implement training and program goals and standards
  3. ability to relate patiently, positively and sensitively to children, parents and other faculty members
  4. ability to communicate and to understand and carry out written and verbal directions
  5. display evidence of emotional maturity and stability including ability to handle difficult situations and to use supervision constructively
  6. ability to assist with instruction and related activities in a classroom
  7. ability to perform physical tasks associated with childcare, including but not limited to hearing and speaking, reading, swift movement, transitioning from varying indoor & outdoor locations, providing assistance by bending, lifting, crouching, carrying and/or reaching overhead.
  8. meet any additional qualifications set forth in our by our DHS licensing

Rate: starting at $14.25/ hr

Joline Riddle, Director of Early Childhood Education

Contact Joline Riddle, Director of Early Childhood Education, at Tucson JCC, 520.299.3000 jriddle@tucsonjcc.org

Early Childhood Support Faculty

Part Time

8-29hrs a week

M-F 7am-6pm

Reporting directly to the Classroom Lead Teacher and ECE Directors, the support faculty is responsible for:

  1. having a working knowledge of the mission, goals and policies of the Tucson Jewish Community Center and the Early Childhood Department
  2. insuring the overall functioning and quality of the ECE program, including the safety and welfare of all children and the safety and appropriateness of all activities
  3. acting as a representative of the ECE program and the Center; must portray professional image at all times
  4. knowing correct procedures for opening and closing a room, greeting parents and children, checking identification at pick-up, diaper changing, safety and emergency procedures and all other ECE procedures.
  5. assisting in preparing assigned classroom activities- may be asked to plan and implement specific activities and work with individual children or groups of children participating in all activities including swimming, gym, music and other special activities
  6. following directions of lead teacher and/or Directors concerning appropriate practices
  7. maintaining health (including diapering and toileting) and safety standards
  8. maintaining professional relationships with parents and faculty
  9. assisting with classroom record keeping
  10. overseeing and helping with snack, lunch and cleanup
  11. continuing professional growth by participating in faculty meetings, in-services and a minimum of18 hours of formal ECE training through workshop attendance or college classes yearly
  12. respecting confidentiality of each child, parent, faculty member and all Center issues
  13. maintaining current fingerprint clearance status and TB testing
  14. maintaining open and ongoing communication with Lead Teacher and Directors and accepting additional duties or projects as designated.
  15. being flexible and accepting of daily room assignment(s)

Qualifications

  1. minimum of a high school diploma- some college or CDA training and prior experience working with children preferred
  2. desire to continue professional growth and training in the early childhood and the ability to implement training and program goals and standards
  3. ability to relate patiently, positively and sensitively to children, parents and other faculty members
  4. ability to communicate and to understand and carry out written and verbal directions
  5. display evidence of emotional maturity and stability including ability to handle difficult situations and to use supervision constructively
  6. ability to assist with instruction and related activities in a classroom
  7. ability to perform physical tasks associated with childcare, including but not limited to hearing and speaking, reading, swift movement, transitioning from varying indoor and outdoor locations, providing assistance by bending, lifting, crouching, carrying and/or reaching overhead.
  8. meet any additional qualifications set forth in our by our DHS licensing

Rate: $14.85 an hour

Contact Joline Riddle, Director of Early Childhood Education at jriddle@tucsonjcc.org

Group Fitness Instructor

FT/PT: Part Time

Schedule: Based on availability and fitness center needs 1+hr per week

Job Description: Provide instruction for a variety of fitness classes

Tailor each class to the participants, paying attention to people’s age, fitness levels, and any injuries or health concerns

Assist participants throughout the class

Ensure participant safety by monitoring techniques and equipment usage

Foster an inclusive environment for members         

Qualifications: Current CPR/First Aid,

Current certification to teach:

Aqua Aerobics/Aqua Fit

Indoor Cycling

TRX

Les Mills Body Pump

Les Mills Body Combat

Les Mills Body Balance

Barre

Free Style Formats in Stretch, Balance, Strength, Conditioning

Pay Rate:: Based on experience, starting at $25/hour 

Contact Clive Roberts at croberts@tucsonjcc.org for more information.

Group Swim Instructor

Swim instructors are supervised by the Director of Athletics and Aquatics. Swim Instructors teach specific skills and lead activities in the water by following class plans developed by Aquatics staff. Swim Instructors help swimmers develop a positive and safe relationship with the water by meeting swimmers at their level and developing a trusting relationship with the swimmers. Instructors prepare for classes ahead of time and ensure equipment used during classes is put away after use. Swim Instructors for group lessons also prepare checklist-style report cards at the end of each session that report on each athlete’s progress in the class. 

Instructors maintain constant surveillance of students in the water and, in the case of an emergency or incident, assist lifeguards in providing emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.

FT/PT: Part-Time

Schedule: Sun 10:30am-12pm, Monday-Thursday 9am-1pm and 4:30-6pm; weekly schedule will remain consistent.

Skills Requested:

  • Knowledgeable in instruction of all four strokes, starts, turns, and finishes, with the ability to explain and model skills
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical skills evaluation as stipulated by the department
  • Ability to teach all levels of group swim:
    Parent & Me (6 mo.-3 years)
    Preschool Levels 1-3 (3-5 years)
    Learn to Swim Levels 1-3 (5-12 years)
  • Ability to set clear expectations and use positive reinforcement to manage behavior
  • Ability to work with students of all ages (6 months to adult)
  • Presents professional appearance in full coverage swim suit 
  • Presents professional attitude at all times and maintains a high standard of member care
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in assisting lifeguards during emergency situations 
  • Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork
  • Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures 
  • WSI Certification
  • ISR Certification

Pay rate: $18-$25

Benefits

  • Individual Fitness Membership 
  • Paid training 
  • On-going regularly scheduled training and development 
  • Opportunity for growth 

This position is a part of the Experience Team and reports directly to the Athletics & Aquatics Director. 

Contact Mallory Shenker, Athletics & Aquatics Director at mshenker@tucsonjcc.org or 520.299.3000 ext. 8255 for more information

Private Swim Instructor

Swim instructors are supervised by the Director of Athletics and Aquatics. Swim Instructors teach specific skills and lead activities in the water by following class plans developed by Aquatics staff. Swim Instructors help swimmers develop a positive and safe relationship with the water by meeting swimmers at their level and developing a trusting relationship with the swimmers. Instructors prepare for classes ahead of time and ensure equipment used during classes is put away after use. Swim instructors for private lessons work with swimmers one-on-one (or two/three-to-one in the case of semi-private lessons) for 30 or 60 minutes.  

Instructors maintain constant surveillance of students in the water and, in the case of an emergency or incident, assist lifeguards in providing emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.  

FT/PT: Part-time (Full-time Seasonal) 

Schedule:Private instructors have flexibility to create their own schedules and swimmers schedule with instructors directly 

Skills Requested:

  • Knowledgeable in instruction of all four strokes, starts, turns, and finishes, with the ability to explain and model skills
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical skills evaluation as stipulated by the department
  • Ability to set clear expectations and use positive reinforcement to manage behavior
  • Ability to work with students of all ages (6 months to adult)
  • Presents professional appearance in full coverage swim suit 
  • Presents professional attitude at all times and maintains a high standard of member care
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in assisting lifeguards during emergency situations 
  • Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork
  • Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures 
  • WSI Certification
  • ISR Certification
 

Pay rate: $25-$35

Benefits

  • Individual Fitness Membership 
  • Paid training 
  • On-going regularly scheduled training and development 
  • Opportunity for growth 

This position is a part of the Experience Team and reports directly to the Athletics & Aquatics Director. 

Contact Mallory Shenker, Athletics & Aquatics Director at mshenker@tucsonjcc.org or 520.299.3000 ext. 8255 for more information

Certified Personal Trainer

FT/PT: Part-time

Schedule/Availability:

Sunday anywhere between 8am-6pm as needed, Monday-Thursday anywhere between 2:30pm-8:30pm as needed

Job Description:

The Tucson J is seeking a knowledgeable coach for the following sports: basketball, flag football, volleyball, and soccer with youth coaching experience. Coaches needed to coach youth clinics for children 3-14 years old. The coach will organize and execute 30-45-minute group practices. As a part of the Sports & Recreation team, the youth sports coach will be expected to ensure the health and safety of all patrons around the gymnasium and softball field at all times. All Youth Sports Coaches may also instruct Private (1-on-1) and Semi-Private (2-6 participants) on a flexible schedule. 

Qualifications + Certifications: 

  • Experience coaching children 3-14 years old in the above-specified sports. Must be reliable, punctual, self-motivated, and effectively communicative.
  • Preferred First Aid/CPR certification. 

Pay rate: $14.50/hour for Clinics/League, $15/hour Private/Semi-Private Lessons

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Contact Mallory Shenker, Athletics + Aquatics Director at mshenker@tucsonjcc.org for more information.

Hours: Part-time

Supervisor: Racquet Sports Program Coordinator

The Tucson J seeks a tennis professional for our six hard-court tennis center. As a part of the Wellness Department + Experience Team, the Tennis Instructor should always maintain safety and order as a primary focus and should greet all customers with a warm and welcoming attitude. The successful candidate will work with several other professionals, reporting directly to the Racquet Sports Program Coordinator.

A primary function of this and every other job at the Tucson J is to ensure by whatever rational, ethical, and legal means possible that every member, guest, and visitor leaves the “J” feeling just a little better than when they arrived.

SCHEDULE:

Sunday-Friday, daytime and evening hours available. Availability to cover vacation and sick callouts is appreciated. Weekly clinic schedule will remain consistent. Private lessons and court booking for said lessons is the responsibility of each instructor.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Have a deep knowledge of the intricacies of the game.
  • Enforce facility rules.
  • Familiarity with Sports and Wellness programming.
  • Follow the court reservation system to ensure a smooth and even flow of traffic on and off courts.
  • Offer instructional services including small groups, clinics, private, and semi-private lessons, and team coaching.
  • Follow the session plans and program structure defined by the Racquet Sports Program Coordinator.
  • Attends staff and facility meetings.
  • Promotes the facility and its amenities to potential members when applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED:

  • Must be an experienced player.
  • Strong team player.
  • Solid administrative skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and strong work ethic.
  • USTA Safe Play Certification
  • CPR/AED Certification
  • Teaching certification from USTA, USPTA, PTR, and/or ITF current or within six months of employment

PREFERRED:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • 3+ years as a tennis professional

PAY:

$25/hr based on experience + commission

Contact Amanda Reller, Racquet Sports Program Coordinator at areller@tucsonjcc.org of (520) 618-5062 for more information

Tumbling/Gymnastics Coach 

FT/PT: Part-time 

Schedule/Availability: 

Sunday anywhere between 8am – 6pm as needed, Monday-Thursday anywhere between 2:30pm – 8:30pm as needed 

Job Description: 

The Tucson J is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced Tumbling/Gymnastics Coach with coaching experience for children 10 – 17 years old. The coach will organize and execute 30 – 45 minute group practices. As a part of the Sports & Recreation team, the Tumbling/Gymnastics Coach will be expected to ensure the health and safety of all patrons around the gymnasium and softball field at all times. All Youth Sports Coaches may also instruct Private (1-on-1) and Semi-Private (2 – 6 participants) on a flexible schedule.  

Qualifications + Certifications:  

  • Experience coaching children 11 – 17 years old in the above-specified sport/s. Must be reliable, punctual, self-motivated, and effectively communicative. 
  • Preferred First Aid/CPR certification 
  • Preferred USA Gymnastics Certified  

Pay rate: $15/hour for Group Classes, $20/hour Private/Semi-Private Lessons 

Contact Mallory Shenker, Athletics + Aquatics Director at mshenker@tucsonjcc.org for more information.

Dance Instructor

FT/PT: Part-time

Schedule/Availability:

Sunday anywhere between 8am – 6pm as needed, Monday-Thursday anywhere between 2:30pm – 8:30pm as needed

Job Description:

The Tucson J is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced Dance Instructor with coaching experience for children 2-10 years old. The coach will organize and execute 30 – 45-minute group practices. As a part of the Sports & Recreation team, the instructor will be expected to ensure the health and safety of all patrons around the fitness studio rooms and gymnasium. All Youth Sports Coaches can also instruct Private (1-on-1) and Semi-Private (2 – 6 participants) on a flexible schedule.

Qualifications + Certifications:

Experience coaching children 2 – 12 years old in the above-specified sport/s preferred. Must be reliable, punctual, self-motivated, and effectively communicative.

Preferred First Aid/CPR certification

Pay rate: $15/hour for Group Classes, $20/hour Private/Semi-Private Lessons

Contact Qua Thurmond, Sports & Rec Program Specialist at jthurmond@tucsonjcc.org.

Ballet Instructor

FT/PT: Part-time

Schedule/Availability:

Sunday anywhere between 8am – 6pm as needed, Monday-Thursday anywhere between 2:30pm – 8:30pm as needed

Job Description:

The Tucson J is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced Ballet Coach with coaching experience for children 2-10 years old. The coach will organize and execute 30 – 45-minute group practices. As a part of the Sports & Recreation team, the Ballet Coach will be expected to ensure the health and safety of all patrons around the fitness studio rooms and gymnasium. All Youth Sports Coaches can also instruct Private (1-on-1) and Semi-Private (2 – 6 participants) on a flexible schedule.

Qualifications + Certifications:

Experience coaching children 2 – 12 years old in the above-specified sport/s preferred. Must be reliable, punctual, self-motivated, and effectively communicative.

Preferred First Aid/CPR certification

Pay rate: $15/hour for Group Classes, $20/hour Private/Semi-Private Lessons

Contact Qua Thurmond, Sports & Rec Program Specialist at jthurmond@tucsonjcc.org.

Sparks Cheer Coach

FT/PT: Part-time

Schedule/Availability:

Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30-7:00

Job Description:

The Tucson J is seeking a knowledgeable and experienced Cheer Coach who is comfortable working with people with disabilities. The coach will organize and execute an hour and 30-minute group practices. As a part of the Sports & Recreation team, the coach will be expected to ensure the health and safety of all patrons around the fitness studio rooms and gymnasium. All Youth Sports Coaches can also instruct Private (1-on-1) and Semi-Private (2 – 6 participants) on a flexible schedule. We highly encourage cheer coaches to take on tumbling/gymnastics private lessons that become available.

Qualifications + Certifications:

Experience coaching or working will others in a team environment along with cheer experience. Must be reliable, punctual, self-motivated, and effectively communicative.

Preferred First Aid/CPR certification

Pay rate: $15/hour for Group Classes, $20/hour for Private/Semi-Private Lessons

Contact Qua Thurmond, Sports & Rec Program Specialist at jthurmond@tucsonjcc.org or Mallory Shenker, Athletics & Aquatics Director, at mshenker@tucsonjcc.org

Parkinson’s Disease Exercise Fitness Instructor

HOURS: Part-Time (Teach Classes 2-4 times each week. Each class is 45 minutes.)

SCHEDULE: TBD

PAY RATE: Based on experience, starting at $35/class

SUPERVISOR:  Healthy Aging Program Specialist

A primary function of this and every other job at the Tucson J is to ensure by whatever rational, ethical and legal means possible that every member, guest and visitor leaves the “J” feeling just a little better than when they arrived.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Healthy Aging Program Specialist, the PD Exercise Fitness Instructor will have knowledge, of older adults and people living with Parkinson’s Disease. This person will bring enthusiasm for working with a team while bringing an interest in how the PD classes fit into the bigger picture of our program and the Healthy Aging Department. This person should have the ability to be creative, have fun, and create a positive environment for others.

Job Responsibilities:

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Lead different Parkinson’s exercise class formats and conduct standardized assessments for participants to enter the program.
  • Tailor each class to the participants, paying attention to people’s age, fitness levels, and any injuries or health concerns
  • Assist participants throughout the class
  • Ensure participant safety by monitoring techniques and equipment usage
  • Educate a wide range of clients of all ages based on their fitness capabilities
  • Incorporate the Parkinson Foundation best practices into your exercise classes
  • Be responsible for the attendance of participants and handling of data and sensitive information received on the application forms
  • Follow all health and safety regulations when working with equipment
  • Able to work with clients who need special attention due to their health problems
  • Foster an inclusive environment for members          

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Preferred: Personal Trainer Certification from a Nationally Accredited organization
  • Preferred: PWR! Or other Parkinsons certification
  • Required: Minimum 2 years as a Fitness Instructor (certification required)
  • Required: CPR/FIRST Aid/AED within 30 days of hire
  • Knowledge of older adults in general, and people living with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Previous experiences working with the older adult age population
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Positive attitude and self-motivated.  
  • Works well collaboratively in a team environment.

The Tucson J is a community center where everyone is welcome, and we offer amenities for people of all ages and identities. Home to an Early Childhood Education center, after-school care and camps, Disability Program Services day programs, fitness center and pool, beautiful new tennis courts, and so much more, there’s truly something for everyone, including the individuals that work here!

DEI Statement: At the Tucson J, we strive to be a team where everyone is involved, respected, and heard. We recognize the value of all identities, abilities, and experiences, creating a work-place environment where employees feel empowered to be their full selves. An empowerment that resonates with a positive impact on our team, and the community we serve. Be you, with us!

It is the policy of The Tucson Jewish Community Center (“Tucson J”) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, The Tucson J will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Accommodations Statement: The Tucson J is committed to the inclusion of all people of all identities. As part of this commitment, we will work with any employee who believes reasonable accommodation will benefit their ability to be a successful member of the Tucson J team.

Contact Linda Travis, Aging Adult Program Specialist, at ltravis@tucsonjcc.org

Camp J staff work as a team to provide an intentional summer experience where all campers can discover, learn, and grow. These dynamic individuals will be responsible for the care and safety of the campers through out Camp J. Pay rate for each position varies based on what that position is and the experience of the applicant. All Camp J staff will be responsible for upholding the policies and philosophy of camp, exuding spirit and maintaining a positive attitude

Responsible for supervising and coaching Shalom (rising K-2nd grade) staff. Pay start at $15.25

Along with a co-counselor, you will be responsible for campers in your group throughout the day. Pay starts at $14.35 an hour

Part time Counselor responsible for campers during pre and post care from 6:45am-9am and 3:45pm-6pm. Pay starts at $14.35 an hour

Works within 1-1, 1-2, or 1-3 ratios with our campers in the inclusion program. Previous knowledge and skills working with campers with disabilities is preferred. Pay starts at $14.35 an hour

Has experience, specialized skill, or training in “classroom management” and leading art activities with rising K-8th graders. Pay starts at $15.00 an hour

Has experience, specialized skill, or training in “classroom management” and leading STEM/Experiential Learning activities with rising K-8th graders. Pay starts at $15.00 an hour

Has experience, specialized skill, or training in “classroom management” and leading Music/Israeli Song activities with rising K-8th graders. Pay starts at $15.00 an hour

Repair the world is expanded into service of others, self-care, and diversity/inclusion. Applicant Has experience, specialized skill, or training in “classroom management” and leading Service Projects with rising K-8th graders. Pay starts at $15.00 an hour

Has experience, specialized skill, or training in “classroom management” and leading Woodworking activities with rising K-8th graders. Pay starts at $15.00 an hour

To apply for positions with Camp J use the button below to submit an application. (Please do not use the apply now button at the top of this page.) Happy Camping!

Regular business operating hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 5 am – 8:30 pm
  • Friday: 5 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: 7am – 6pm

Benefits for all employees include:

  • Individual Fitness Membership for PT positions and Family membership for FT
  • Paid training
  • On-going regularly scheduled training and development
  • Discounts on programs and services

DEI Statement

At the Tucson J, we strive to be a team where everyone is involved, respected, and heard. We recognize the value of all identities, abilities, and experiences, creating a work-place environment where employees feel empowered to be their full selves. An empowerment that resonates a positive impact on our team, and the community we serve. Be you, with us!

It is the policy of The Tucson Jewish Community Center (“Tucson J”) to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, The Tucson J will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Accommodations Statement

The Tucson J is committed to the inclusion of all people of all identities. As part of this commitment, we will work with any employee who believes reasonable accommodations will benefit their ability to be a successful member of the Tucson J team.

 

Come join our wonderful team!