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The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV) is a nonprofit, social service organization dedicated to offering quality programs, activities and services that emphasize Jewish culture, identity and values to people of all ages and backgrounds. Conveniently located in the heart of Fairfax County, the JCCNV is a warm and welcoming place where the community can experience year-round educational, recreational and cultural programming. It is also a place where the Northern Virginia community gathers to celebrate and learn about Judaism’s rich cultural heritage. A growing organization, the J will operate with an $8 million budget in FY15. The JCCNV is an equal employment opportunity agency.

The JCCNV is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants to and employees of the JCCNV are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics.

Current Job Openings in the Following Departments:




Our Before- and After-School Enrichment (BASE) program is expanding by hiring new staff. Our mission is to ensure an interactive, fun, beneficial, and positive environment  where every child can grow and develop in a safe, structured, and friendly atmosphere.

The position open at the J are available to anyone regardless of their religious affiliations! The job application can be found at

If you are 16 or older and interested in joining our team, contact or 703.537.3041 for more details. The staff application can be downloaded by clicking here.

BASE Shuttle Bus Driver

Our Before- and After-School Enrichment (BASE) program is looking to hire a shuttle bus driver for our afternoon program. Our program’s mission is to ensure an interactive, fun, and positive environment  where every child can grow and develop in a safe, structured, and friendly atmosphere. If you are 21 years or older and interested in joining our team, contact or 703.537.3041.


Early Childhood Learning Center

Curriculum Coordinator

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia’s Early Childhood Learning Center is looking for a qualified Curriculum Coordinator. The Early Childhood Learning Center for infants through Pre-K, serves over 200 children and their families. The JCCNV is a non-profit organization, which welcomes families of all faiths and backgrounds.

The Curriculum Coordinator will report to the Director of Early Childhood Services and Early Childhood Learning Center Director. He/She will be responsible for working closely with Educators as a partner in the pedagogical implementation of the Reggio Emilia inspired philosophy. He/She will work jointly with the other Curriculum coordinator on the organization of staff schedules, leave, assisting with hiring of new Educators and substitutes and facilitating new staff orientation. The Program Coordinator will also be responsible for some Administrative Duties including staff files, etc.

The ECLC is looking for someone who is able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with children, their families and the educators. The position calls for an enthusiastic, creative individual, who is well organized, a self-starter and someone with excellent people skills.

This is an exempt, salaried position which may include some evening and weekend hours. Applicant will be responsible for opening or closing the program each day (7:30am-4:30pm or 9:00am-6:00pm).  Applicants must have strong oral and written communication skills, ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, willingness to go above and beyond and work well in a team setting. Strong computer skills are a must. Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or a related field is required. Applicants must have taught in a Reggio Emilia inspired setting (or constructivist/emergent approach) for at least one year. It is preferred that applicants have at least 1 year of Administrative experience in an Early Childhood setting.

Salary will be commensurate with education, qualifications and experience. Position includes health care benefits, vacation and sick leave, life insurance policy, discounted childcare, and membership to JCC facility including workout classes and equipment and an indoor swimming pool.  Opportunity for 403b and Disability Plan.

Please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references in response to this ad to


Join the dedicated team at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Early Childhood Learning Center! The ECLC is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy and our staff co-teaches in a professional, collaborative, Jewish environment.

We are seeking a dynamic full time teacher to join our educational team for our year-round, full-day preschool for infants through Pre-K. Full-time teaching positions begin as soon as possible.


• CDA, AA or BA in Early Childhood Education or child related field
• Experience working in a childcare setting
• Excellent organizational and teamwork skills
• Proficient written and verbal communication skills


• Experience or knowledge of emergent curriculum, project approach, and/or the Reggio Emilia inspired philosophy


• Medical and Dental insurance
• Life and Disability insurance
• 403B Retirement Plan options
• Childcare
• JCCNV family membership
• Ongoing Professional Development opportunities

Applicants do not need to be of the Jewish faith but must be open to learning how to incorporate Jewish culture and values in the classroom.

Please send cover letter, resume and three references

in response to this ad to

Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews. 


Day Camp/School Age Services

Associate Director

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia seeks a visionary and charismatic professional for the position of Associate Director of School-Age Services and Day Camps. This is a full time position within the Family Services Department focused on the development, planning and execution of the JCCNV Before and After School Enrichment (BASE) program as well assists with the development and implementation of programming including the summer curriculum for J Camps. This individual must possess strong leadership, management and communication skills; be highly organized, well versed in budget creation and oversight and have the ability to build partnerships within the agency and in the community.



•Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Work, Recreation or a related field. Master’s Degree Preferred
•One to three years of management/supervisory and camp leadership experience.
•A strong knowledge of Jewish culture, heritage, and traditions.
•Financial management skills, i.e., budget preparation and reconciliation.
•Proven experience in customer service management and quality service delivery.
•Working knowledge of short, long-term planning, and program development.
•Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher)


•Demonstrate good character and integrity.
•Must have enthusiasm, be adaptable, and possess an EXCELLENT work ethic.
•Self-directed with ability to accept guidance.
•Must present a professional image and have excellent communication and presentation skills.
•Ability to develop and sustain a team approach to program and service development.
•Effectively communicate with staff, children, and parents.
•Have the ability to make sound judgements and decisions in a calm manner.
•Demonstrate good critical and creative thinking skills.
•Excellent knowledge of policies, procedures, activities, and programs as they relate to day camping, leadership development and community events.

Salary commensurate with education and experience. To apply, please email cover letter, 3 professional references and resume to: Brian Grossbard, Director of School-Aged Services and Day Camps at No phone calls please. Application deadline is December 18, 2015.


JCCNV Camps offers a wide range of staffing opportunities.  We have positions ranging from general counselor to specialist with all age groups, starting at 2 years old through high school. Applications are available starting Monday, January 20.  Please complete and include 3 reference forms and return at your earliest convenience.  In person interviews will be scheduled for late February/early March. 



Front Desk Administrator

REPORTS TO: Membership Director

As the first person that many members and prospects encounter at the J, the Front Desk Administrator must always be helpful, upbeat, and professional when on duty. The job requires the ability to multi-task in order to greet and assist members and guests while processing phone calls, program registrations, and answering customer service questions.

This position requires strong interpersonal and computer skills.


_ Greet and acknowledge members, guests, and visitors to the JCCNV.
_ Courteously answer telephone calls and guest inquiries, and direct them appropriately.
_ Help to organize and develop front desk processes and procedures.
_ Maintain office supply inventory for front desk.
_ Keep a clean and neat work environment.
_ Replace forms, fliers, and membership folders when necessary.
_ Assist new members in completing applications and paperwork.
_ Administer membership card ID process.
_ Process registrations and work closely with the accounting department.
_ Handle cash sheets and deposits.
_ Write all receipts for programs, classes, etc.
_ Perform tasks requested by management staff, when able.

Education related to customer service/management and/or 2-3 years office experience

-Basic computer skills and first-hand knowledge of Microsoft Office
-Organized and able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and manage time
-Ability to work collaboratively as a part of a team
-Conflict resolution
-Problem-solving and ability to ask for help when needed
-Strong written and oral communications skills
-Patience when approached by demanding customers
-Ability to remain calm in emergency and crisis situations

Hours vary by shift (i.e., 6am–2pm or 2pm–10pm)

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, vacation, sick leave, retirement plan, membership, and select Jewish holidays

Please send cover letter and resume to



Dance Instructors

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (Fairfax) is currently seeking instructors for all styles of dance. Dance Instructors are responsible for planning class content and curriculum and choreographing pieces for the end-of-program performances. Classes are offered in Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Modern, and Tap. The J is a member of the National Dance Education Organization and the Virginia Dance Coalition.


Ideal candidates will be professional, energetic, and have experience teaching children ages 5-15. Bachelor’s degree preferred. This is a part-time position. Salary is dependent on experience.

To apply, please send your resume along with 2 professional references, indicate the type(s) of dance in which you specialize or are able to teach, your experience and training in dance, and your availability to Barri DeFrancisci, Director, at No phone calls please.



Health, Fitness, and Aquatics

Indoor Cycling Instructor

The J is currently looking for indoor cycling instructors for our cardio cycling classes. Current CPR/AED is required and a spin certification or group fitness certification is required within 6 months of hire. If you are interested, please email your resume and info to

USA Swimming Head Coach

USA Swimming Head Coach needed for competitive swim team, Monday - Friday after school/11 hours a week.


ASCA II and Current USA Swimming Coaching Certifications (CPR, FA, Safety Training for Swim Coaches), Minimum 2 years coaching experience with developmental age group swimming. Compensation -very competitive with others PVS teams. To apply, please email resume to

Swim Coach

We are looking for an enthusiastic coach for a pre-swim team/ swim school level instruction (Fairfax) Monday-Friday after school/5 hours a week/ September-May.

Requirements minimum 1 year experience with developmental age group swimming. Up to $30 per practice depending upon experience. To apply, please email resume to 


Special Needs Department

Social Skills Therapist for Special Needs Summer Camp

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV) is looking for an experienced, credentialed candidate to be the social skills therapist for our special needs 8-week summer camp. The camp is for children with High Functioning Autism, ADD/ADHD, and related disorders.  The camp is designed to provide opportunities to build self-esteem, social competence, independence skills, self-awareness and to foster positive relationships. Campers learn and grow dynamically as the camp is designed for social success in an inclusive environment. The camp day includes social skills therapy in conjunction with general camp activities such as swim, sports, arts and crafts, music, field trips, all-camp activities and much more!

The job entails writing the curriculum and facilitating the therapy for school-aged children with assistance from the camp staff. Must be able to plan independently, be flexible, creative, comfortable managing challenging behaviors, lead and manage counselors in helping to facilitate lessons, have patience and a great sense of humor. Seeking a candidate with credentials (ie psychologist, LCSW, etc.) preferably with experience in the Social Thinking, Unstuck and On Target, and/or relevant curriculum in addition to experience with recreation-based social activities. 

Responsibilities also include attending and facilitating orientation and parent meetings.  This is a full-time summer position from July 5–August 26 with additional dates/times as needed as well as overnight trips as needed. Willing to consider part-time availability. Priority will go to dedicated individuals who can commit to the whole Summer.

Social Skills curriculum typically includes but is not limited to: Team-building and teamwork • Winning/losing • Flexibility • Impulse control • Coping strategies • Anger management • Friendship building • Conversation skills • Personal awareness

To apply, please email your resume, cover letter and 2 sample lesson plans to  


The Special Needs Department is excited to offer internships and practicums to qualified college students!

For more information on a Therapeutic Recreation or related internship or practicum, please take a look at our internship manual or contact Special Needs Director,

Part-time Special Needs Shadows

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (the J) is looking for part-time staff to shadow children with special needs in our before- and after-school programs. Daily activities in this inclusive program range from board games, playground, art projects, homework assistance, etc.  Being a shadow includes aiding a child with a special need in staying on task, redirecting when needed and helping him/her to have a positive experience as they interact with peers and engage in activities. These children have autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADD/ADHD or other related disorders. Hours can vary but are typically Monday through Friday between 7:30am–9am and/or 3:15pm–6pm, depending on what days/times the child is registered for.

Experience working with children with special needs is highly preferred. Please send your resume to Jessica at


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