Employment at the J

The Stroum Jewish Community Center is a 501c3 non-profit agency dedicated to serving the Jewish and general community of Greater Seattle. The Stroum Jewish Community Center is an equal opportunity employer (ECE). The SJCC inspires connections that build community and foster Jewish continuity. Our staff consists of driven and team-oriented individuals. Our organization is membership-based; we continuously acquire new members and focus on retention of existing members by delivering outstanding service at every touch point.

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Stroum Jewish Community Center
3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island WA 98040

Current Job Openings

Group Fitness Instructor

The Group Fitness Instructor is responsible for instructing Group Fitness classes which includes educating fitness class participants about useful and safe exercises that help them achieve exercise goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all programs begin with the appropriate warm-up and pre-stretches and end with a cool-down.
  • Observe students to determine physical capabilities and limitations in order to provide guidance during the class.
  • Instruct and lead groups in beginning or advanced exercise according to schedule.
  • Educate participants on safe techniques and guidelines.
  • Explain and demonstrate techniques and body movements to musical or rhythmic accompaniment.
  • Interact with members before and after exercise sessions and address their questions and needs.
  • Create new routines that support exercise goals of participants.
  • Select music to coordinate with new routines.
  • Demonstrate and teach new routines to peers.
  • Educate participants on various types of equipment used during class.
  • Perform work on weekends and evenings as needed to meet applicable deadlines or scheduling needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Group Fitness Coordinator Leat Amram.

P.E. Assistant

The P.E. Instructor for Exceptional Students is responsible for creating and delivering individualized physical education instruction for exceptional students who attend Yellow Wood Academy (YWA). Instruction is either one to one, or in groups of two or three students per instructor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach individualized physical education programs for exceptional students either one on one or in groups of two or three.
  • Ensure student safety at all times.
  • Listen to the desires of the students and meet their needs based on preferences.
  • Report to both SJCC and YWA on any progress reports required by either party.
  • Track instruction hours.
  • Clean up any areas or equipment that is used during the session.
  • Escort students walking between the school and SJCC as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Josh Cross, General Manager of Health, Fitness & Wellness.

Director, Advancement

The Director, Advancement is responsible for crafting, implementing, and overseeing a strategic and comprehensive development plan for the agency that supports consistent achievement of the Stroum Jewish Community Center mission and vision, and attainment of its financial objectives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development and implementation of annual development goals and strategies from all sources of philanthropic support.
  • Work closely with Board members, executive leadership, and outside consultants to devise a five-to-ten year development strategy.
  • Attend and participate in Executive Committee and Board meetings.
  • Serve as lead staff for the Board of Directors’ Development Committee.
  • Participate on the SJCC senior leadership team, playing a major role in determining strategic priorities and monitoring the budget and performance of the SJCC’s financial resource development efforts; provide key metrics and standardized reporting.
  • Work with Controller to develop 10-year financial projections across various scenarios.
  • Partner with the Finance team to develop and monitor annual development budget and revenue projections for contributed income.
  • Create a culture of philanthropy and ambassadorship, in conjunction with the SJCC Board of Directors, with donors and prospects.
  • Identify and activate donation opportunities across programs.
  • Foster relationships to cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts from a personal portfolio of major donors and prospects, and guide the CEO and lay leaders to do the same.
  • Partner with the Marketing team to develop strategic donor communications, including a comprehensive fundraising brand position, various campaign communications, fundraising collateral, and annual case for support.
  • Participate in relevant community events to meet and engage prospective donors.
  • Perform work on weekends and evenings as needed to meet applicable deadlines or scheduling needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Rinat Friedman, Office Manager.

Fitness Center Attendant

The Fitness Center Attendant is responsible for providing customer service within the Fitness Center by answering questions and providing help to members and guests as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure opening tasks are complete before Fitness Center is open for members/guests.
  • Answer questions and help members/guests as needed.
  • Track Fitness Center usage.
  • Monitor usage of the Fitness Center and address any concerns/issues that arise.
  • Clean equipment, floor, mirrors, etc. within the Fitness Center as necessary.
  • Ensure closing tasks are complete after the Fitness Center is closed.
  • Perform work on weekends and evenings as needed to meet applicable deadlines or scheduling needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to General Manager of Fitness Josh Cross.

Personal Trainer

The Personal Trainer is responsible for teaching safe exercise technique and proper use of equipment to members and guests while contributing to the overall smooth functioning of the Fitness Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct new and current member orientations and follow-up meetings.
  • Provide guidance and motivation to members and guests.
  • Ensure safe and proper use of equipment by answering member questions and correcting use of machines/equipment as needed.
  • Compile retention and usage on members.
  • Conduct/teach a minimum of 10 personal training sessions/classes per week.
  • Develop, promote, and conduct programs in the Fitness Center.
  • Conduct health risk appraisals and fitness assessments; create and implement exercise testing and prescription programs.
  • Recruit clients and build individual client base.
  • Perform work on weekends and evenings as needed to meet applicable deadlines or scheduling needs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to General Manager of Fitness Josh Cross.

Kidstown Youth Counselor

The Youth Counselor is responsible for facilitating and implementing educational and recreational services while providing a safe environment for campers/children in Kidstown, Summer Camp, or any other SJCC venue where childcare is being provided. This position is the primary caretaker for campers, ensuring that campers have a safe, secure, happy, and fun-filled camp experience.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to Vance Snelson, Kidstown & Enrichment Coordinator.

Lifeguards/Swim Instructors

The SJCC accepts lifeguard/swim instructor applications on an ongoing basis. Applicants must have Red Cross certification in lifeguard training, first aid, CPR, AED, and bloodborne pathogens.

To apply, please download application and submit to Barrie McAlister, Director, Operations + Facilities.

Early Childhood School Teachers

The Early Childhood School at the SJCC on Mercer Island seeks passionate, reflective, collaborative, and inquisitive individuals dedicated to the field of Early Childhood Education. We are currently hiring both full and part-time teachers.

We offer a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision benefits, paid time off, on-site fitness facility, substantial paid planning time each week, weekly team meeting time, and excellent internal and external professional development opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications: degree in early childhood education, elementary education, child development, child psychology, or general psychology as well as experience in the field.

Interested teachers should direct their resume and cover letter to Shayna Giuliano, ECS Associate Director. An additional sample of documentation that you have created on the work of young children is highly encouraged.

On-Call Sound Technician

The SJCC needs a sound technician to be on call for presentations and events in our auditorium. For more information, please contact SJCC Cultural Arts Director Pamela Lavitt or call 206-388-0832.


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