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Thank you so much for being so interested in working for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo. We consider it a privilege to be part of a dedicated, caring, and skilled group that includes over 300 people of diverse religious backgrounds, ethnic groups, and nationalities. The services you will help to provide will affect the lives of thousands of our members from every walk of life. While all jobs pay salaries, a career or even seasonal employment at the JCC will pay you dividends in the form of satisfaction from good deeds accomplished. All employees receive a free membership for themselves and a discounted rate for family members.

A primary function of this and every other job at the “J” is to ensure that each member, guest, and visitor leave the “J” feeling just a little better than when they arrived.

As a JCC employee, you are eligible for up to 50% off early childhood services and receive discounts on many other programs at our facilities.

All applicants must be vaccinated in order to be considered for employment.

The JCC is an equal opportunity employer.

Resumes for any of the postings can be directed to Brittany Filipski, HR Generalist,

Place your name and position you are applying for in the subject of the email.  Thanks!

Administrative

Donor Engagement Specialist – Starting at $45k/year

The Donor Engagement Specialist gathers, organizes, manages, and disseminates information on prospects and donors to guide and support the Advancement Team of the JCC of Greater Buffalo.

This will be done through sound and effective discovery of prospects; constituent research; management of prospect portfolios; and accompanying analytical research and methods in support of fundraising efforts for the JCC. The specialist assists in the research program for major and principal gift initiatives, including planning; and implements and directs a comprehensive program to support activities that identify and develop relationships with constituents to encourage their support of the JCC. The specialist manages the input and output of all data through donor software, ensuring its integrity and proper usage for organizational fundraising efforts.

As a key member of the Advancement Team, this role will assist in identifying and cultivating future donors through donor engagement strategies.

Qualifications:

  • At least 2-3 years in a professional advancement/fundraising or fundraising-related environment
  • Knowledge of industry best practices of moves management and prospect pipeline optimization
  • Understanding of wealth indicators and ability to translate such information into prospect ratings and gift estimates

Early Childhood

Lead Teacher: Starting at $17.50/hr

Benderson Family Building and Holland Family Building 

We are looking for an individual with a strong work ethic and a passion for working with toddlers (18 months-24 months) in our NAEYC accredited Early Childhood Center. Are you organized, creative, nurturing, and do you love working in a team? Minimum qualifications include CDA, Associate’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Early Childhood Education, and two years or more experience working with children 18 months and older. Must be available between the hours of 7:30 am-6:00 pm. Full time only. Perks include free gym membership and possible discounts on childcare and summer camp. Salary depends on experience and education. 

Lead Universal Pre-K Teacher: Starting at $18.75/hr

We are looking for an individual with a strong work ethic and a passion for working with preschoolers (4-year-olds) in our NAEYC accredited, play-based Early Childhood Center. Required qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree and Teacher Certification in Early Childhood (Birth-2), as this position is in our Buffalo UPK community-based classroom. Must have two years or more experience as a lead teacher for children under 5 years old. Must be available between the hours of 7:30 am-6:00 pm (every morning and various afternoons). Flexible schedule – Full time only. Perks include free gym membership and discounts on childcare and summer camp. Salary depends on experience and education. 

Assistant Teachers: Starting at $14.75/hr

Benderson Family Building and Holland Family Building 

Assistant teachers are responsible for providing an environment of acceptance in which children can grow and learn. They will help analyze the developmental needs of each child and evaluate their progress on a regular basis in addition to developing a curriculum that is safe and promotes the physical, emotional, and cognitive growth of children.

Aquatics

Lifeguard 

Benderson Family Building and Holland Family Building 

The JCC Lifeguard team is responsible for providing a safe and inclusive aquatic environment for members and guests of all ages, backgrounds, and swim levels. These team members are expected to meet the JCC and American Red Cross standards for safety and professionalism at all times. The JCC has multiple aquatics facilities, Holland Family Building in Downtown Buffalo and Benderson Family Building in Getzville (by UB North), lifeguards may be required to work at both facilities including our seasonal outdoor aquatics complex located at the Benderson Family Building. 

Requirements:
Current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification

Daily Responsibility’s Include:

  • Patron surveillance and monitoring. 
  • Maintaining a safe environment.
  • Projecting a positive image and energy.
  • First Aid and Emergency response and preparation.
  • Teamwork and communication with Head Guards and Lifeguard team.
  • Cleaning and sanitation of aquatic facilities and equipment. 
  • Chemical testing and daily documentation.

Preliminary Applicant Questions:
1)
How many years of relevant experience do you have?
2)
Do you have a current American Red Cross Lifeguarding certification? Expiration date?
3)
How many hours are you hoping to work per week?
4)
Which JCC location would you prefer as your home location? Holland or Benderson?
5)
When are you available for an interview or phone screen?
Please list 2-3 dates and times or ranges of times.

Job Types:
Full-time, Part-time

Pay:
$13.00 per hour

Lifeguard Instructor – L.G.I.

Benderson Family Building and Holland Family Building 

The JCC L.G.I. team is responsible for providing safe, effective, and high-quality aquatic and safety training for members, guests, and staff of all qualifying ages, backgrounds, and experience levels. These team members are expected to meet the JCC and American Red Cross standards for training, safety, and professionalism at all times. The JCC has multiple aquatics facilities, Holland Family Building in Downtown Buffalo and Benderson Family Building in Getzville (by UB North), L.G.I. team members may be required to work at both facilities. 

Requirements:
Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification (L.G.I.)
Current American Red Cross Lifeguard certification

Daily Responsibility’s Include:
-Maintaining a safe, inclusive and positive training environment.
-Administering appropriate training procedures via ARC Training.
-Teamwork and communication with Head Trainer and L.G.I. team
-Cleaning, sanitation, and organization of aquatic facilities and training equipment.
-Testing and documentation submission for ARC training courses.

Preliminary Applicant Questions
1)
How many years of relevant experience do you have?
2)
Do you have a current American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification? Expiration date?
3)
Which JCC location would you prefer as your home location? Holland or Benderson?
4)
When are you available for an interview or phone screen?
Please list 2-3 dates and times or ranges of times.

Job Types:
Full-time, Part-time

Pay:
$16.00 per hour

FITNESS & WELLNESS

PERSONAL TRAINERS/FITNESS INSTRUCTORS 

Benderson and Holland Family Buildings

Local large community center in Getville and Buffalo looking for certified personal trainers/fitness instructors to work with a diverse population. Individuals must be energetic and customer-oriented. Hours vary and pay is dependent on experience and certification.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $17.00 – $22.00 per hour

Membership

Member Services Associate

Benderson and Holland Family Building 

Part-time positions are available at our Member Services Desk. The ability to work at both locations would be preferable. The ideal applicant would be able to work mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends, and some holidays. The candidate must be customer service-oriented, professional, and possess excellent communication and organizational skills. Applicant needs to be flexible, adaptable, and comfortable with the latest technology. The ideal candidate will be a problem solver and have an upbeat personality.

Duties Include: 

  • answering phones
  • checking members in
  • processing memberships
  • other Member Services Desk responsibilities.