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Career Opportunities

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!

Download the BASE staff application form.

Download the BASE staff reference form.

If you are 16 or older and interested in joining our team, contact or 703.537.3041 for more details. 

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.



Full-time Teacher

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.

Required Qualifications:
•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

Additional qualifications:
•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
•Discounted Childcare
•JCCNV family membership: fitness center, pool, classes, etc.
•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 a cover letter, resume and three references to .

Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews. 


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

Part-time Fitness/Dance Instructor

The J is currently looking for a fun, energetic, fitness dance instructor with the ability and certification to also instruct Aqua Zumba® and Zumba® Gold classes. Current CPR/AED is required. If you are interested, please email your resume and 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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