Employment Opportunities


The SJCC is a great place to work with a driven group of people, poised at giving back to the community. We want people who will bring a positive mindset, while also offering as much to our members as possible.

Be part of a great team! Great Benefits!

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 Submit all job applications or resumes to the following email: Jobs@SchenectadyJCC.org

 Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The job description is to be used as a guideline to describe the current functions and requirements of the position. The job description may change at any time based on business needs and/or job reorganization. We are an equal opportunity employer. As such, employment decisions are based on merit, qualifications and abilities.



 After School Director

Position Summary:

The After School Director is responsible for developing, facilitating and overseeing the SJCC after school programming, including the supervision, guidance and stability for program continuity. His/Her responsibility is to focus on running a safe, quality and enriching program that meets the needs of both children and the families it serves.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Oversee the operations of all JCC After School Programming.
  • Responsible for the recruitment, hiring, supervision and training of staff
  • Oversees the recruitment efforts for all after school personnel
  • Communicates closely with participant families
  • Develops and manages collaborations with other organization to provide additional opportunities within the programs.
  • Ensures that programs run in accordance with all local and state regulations.
  • Develops and manages departmental budgets and is responsible for creating ways to grow departmental revenue and curtain costs.
  • Develops programs for youth, teens and families to be offered after school.
  • Monitor safety and all procedures as they pertain to the complete welfare of all the children and staff.


  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Recreation, Social Work or Related field (Master’s preferred).
  • 5 years of experience in child care and/or summer camp
  • 1 year of supervisory experience
  • Strong Computer and Writing skills


Infant Teacher

A great Infant Teacher takes initiative, is reliable and is able to easily form relationships with the infants and parents

Responsibilities and Duties: 

  • Providing care to each child that is appropriate for the age group.
  • Leader in the infant classroom 
  • Maintaining supervision and safety of the children at all times.
  • Remaining in compliance with OCFS regulations.
  • Reporting to the ECE Director/Assistant Director and following through with assignments.
  • Attending monthly staff meetings and accruing a specified number of training hours.
  • Accepting responsibly for specific assignments at the discretion of the Director.
  • Understanding and learning how to work in many classrooms in ECE.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have experience working with young children.
  • Familiarity with NYS OCFS regulations is preferred.
  • Must receive clearance by NYS OCFS at the time of hire.
  • Possesses a warm, loving and nurturing personality.

Physical Demands

  • Able to lift a minimum of 20 lbs.
  • Able to bend, squat and lift frequently throughout the day.



After School Counselor

Hiring immediately for activity leaders for Niskayuna After School Programs serving children in grades K - 5. Responsibilities include leading activities such as art, sports, music, drama, nature, cooking etc., supervising outside play, helping with homework. Additional responsibilities include setting up and cleaning up the program, parent communication, record keeping, etc.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have experience working with young children.
  • Must receive clearance by NYS OCFS at the time of hire.
  • Possesses a warm, loving and nurturing personality. 

Hours of the position are Monday - Friday are 1:45 pm - 6:00 pm. Interviews are being scheduled ASAP. 



The SJCC has an Immediate Opening for Lifeguards. We open at 5:30am and close no later than 9:30pm daily. We have an Indoor pool and an Outdoor pool. Applicants must have current CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer and Lifeguard/First Aid Certification. Looking for shifts everyday. 

Being professional
Must have a current LG/CPR/AED/First Aid Certification
Good communications skill
Ability to work with all age groups


Aqua Instructor

The Schenectady JCC is in need of Aqua Instructors for all water classes. 

Group Exercise Instructors 

The Schenectady JCC is looking for certified spinning and group fitness instructors to teach at our newly designed fitness facility. We are looking for the top instructors in the area and we are offering a competitive pay scale. We are especially looking for instructors who have experience with teaching Spinning, High intensity classes, TRX, and Kettle bells.

WHEN: Day and Evening class times, Sunday-Friday. 
WHAT: All Group Exercise Classes. Proper certification & education background is a must. Certification in a variety of classes and at all levels is preferred. 


Water Safety Instructor

The SJCC has an Immediate Opening for Water Safety Instructors to teach group Red Cross Lessons and Private Lessons are also available. Classes are held Monday - Friday evenings and also on Sundays. Private Lessons can be offered during open swim any day but Saturday. 

Ability to be professional and motivate class participants.
Strong swimming background.
Must have a current WSI Certification.
Good communications skills.
Ability to work with all age groups. 



Fitness Floor/Babysitting Associate

The SJCC has an immediate opening for a Fitness Floor/Babysitting Associate this person would work on the fitness floor or babysitting room only. He/she would be responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the fitness floor or babysitting room. 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Clean and check fitness equipment
  • Wash & dry fitness towels
  • Vacuum fitness facility
  • Check toys, games etc for possible hazards in babysitting room
  • Assume an active role with the children
  • Able to work independently and as a team
  • Enjoy repetitive task and keeping things clean and orderly
  • Current CPR/AED and first aid certification 
  • Experience working with children
  • A positive, up beat spirit, "can do" attitude and great sense of fun.


 Sports & Wellness Desk Associate 

The Sports and Wellness Desk associate will collaborate closely with the personal trainers, group exercise instructors, floor associates and babysitting staff. The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and the ability to multitask and adhere to internal deadlines.

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Verify membership of all entering Sports and Wellness areas.
  • Collect fees for programs,personal training packages and other necessary Sports and Wellness fees for members and non-members.
  • Answer phones for the center and other assigned administrative tasks as deemed necessary.
  • Communicate with customers about upcoming events, new programs and membership status and opportunities.
  • Greet members by name and ask it they need assistance.
  • Assist and address all members' questions/concerns while providing outstanding customer service.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current CPR/AED and first aid certification
  • Six (6) months customer service experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Dependable with a positive "can do" attitude







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