YOUTH & CAMP DIRECTOR (Former Employee) – Vestal, NY – April 26, 2017
The Jewish Community Center is an amazing place to work. I served the community for over 13 years in this position. I was able to foster child development and promote the center financially through successful programming.
Head Counselor (Former Employee) – Margate City, NJ – January 6, 2017
Oversaw safety and managed daily schedule for middle school-aged and elementary school-aged youths. Promoted physical, mental and social development of children by implementing games and outdoor recreational activities. Promoted the satisfaction of camper's varying needs and interests.
Fun activities to participate in
Force employees to do activities otherwise not interested in
Preschool Lead Teacher (Current Employee) – Washington City, DC – January 4, 2017
As a preschool inside of a community center it would be expected to have a great culture, unfortunately it does not extend to our preschool community. It's hard to feel connected when the administration doesn't work to bridge the gap between everyone and themselves. The kids are great, and the idea of reggio-emilia is promising, and is in fact why I began teaching here. However, the administration has a hard time implementing it and we don't have the appropriate materials for it to be successful. There is also no job advancement as the school is not that large, I know that there won't be a way for me to grow here, and there is no coaching for teachers, or review/feedback. I believe that the school is full of a lot of well-intentioned people who are still learning how to do what they want to do.
classroom freedom, the building, co-workers
administration, little school breaks, not enough materials
Sports Specialist (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – January 2, 2017
A typical day at the JCC was filled with excitement and youthfulness throughout the summer. My co-workers were helpful and willing to go out their way to help others. I've learned that it's vital to make sure all campers are comfortable and feel safe while at the JCC.
I worked as a lifeguard, front deck representative, swim team coach and swim instructor. This company is very fluid in allowing it's employees to take on new responsibility. Management was easy to communicate with and I was given large amounts of responsibility while employed.
Health & Wellness Director (Former Employee) – Youngstown, OH – November 6, 2016
Facility was slightly antiquated but well maintained and kept as updated as possible given budget constraints. Senior management that was in place at the time had the best intentions but were more often than not handcuffed by the board members in the decision making process. Being a non-profit, much of the operating budget was generated through annual campaigns and member donations, giving the donors an entitled attitude in voicing their opinions on the daily operations and direction of programs.
Great work environment, member interaction/relationships
Donor/board member involvement in daily operation decisions, non-profit status = depressed salaries, have to work almost all holidays
Fitness Center Attendant (Former Employee) – Worcester, MA – September 17, 2016
My job position was the Fitness Center Attendant. My job duties included; assisting members, cleaning and organizing weight equipment and machines, answering phone calls, assisting the Athletic Director which consisted of typing and uploading camp files for each child for summer camp, maintaining the towels and vacuuming the floor before closing.
CPR certification was a requirement,
It was an enjoyable, Customer interaction was a benefit as it increased my customer service appreciation.
I enjoyed working at the JCC and serving that community
Executive Assistant to Executive Director (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – September 10, 2016
My tasks as the assistant to the Executive Director were varied, diverse, and exciting. Most of the time I was assisting with solving problems that occurred throughout the building. Each day was different and each day demanded personal skills, diplomacy, intelligence (with wisdom!) and humor. I enjoyed every day and was deeply satisfied with the tasks.
played with the kids, ran around and stayed active, was a nice environment
Teacher Aid (Former Employee) – Cherry Hill, NJ – June 29, 2016
The others I worked with were mostly experienced. Everyone was nice. The communication between what the bosses said passed down to the teachers slowly or not at all. When I needed help I could also ask another worker.
Great place to work, amazing co-workers and managers
Teachers Assistant (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – June 27, 2016
Great place to work if you love working with children. Best part of my job, watching the children learn new things everyday and grow up in front of your eyes. Hardest part about my job, when all of the children in your classroom have a meltdown at the same time, having the teachers to help out with that is great.
Program Specialist (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 19, 2016
It was exciting to work for the JCC with all different age groups from young children day camps, youth programs, single events and senior citizen activities. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to see the community build relationship and laugh together.
Preschool Teacher (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – May 17, 2016
With it being a Jewish school, I wasn't sure if I would fit in or be able to learn the culture well enough to teach it. But my co-workers welcomed me with open arms, some of them were Jewish some were not but they still were happy to help me in anyway. I learned so much about the culture and language. It was an exciting place to work!