Join Our Staff: JCAA Employment Opportunites

The JCAA staff is a dedicated team working to create an organization that nourishes the community culturally, educationally, socially, and recreationally.

The JCAA is a nonprofit, professional, service-oriented organization. In addition to extensive health, vision, and dental benefits we offer employees full JCAA membership and employee discounts on classes, programs, and events.

Download a JCAA Employment Application.

Benefits

The following are the current benefits for which employees are eligible:

Employees working 30–40 hours per week, on a 12-month basis:

   
   •    Health, dental and vision insurance
   •    Long-term disability insurance
   •    Life and AD&D insurance
   •    Cafeteria 125 tax-savings plan
   •    401(k) retirement plan
   •    Employee assistance program
   •    Discounted Early Childhood Program (ECP) tuition for JCAA programs and events
   •    Generous paid time off for annual vacation, sick, and holidays
   •    Complimentary family membership to the Jewish Community Center

Employees working 20–29 hours per week, on a 12-month basis:


   •    Complimentary individual membership to the Jewish Community Center

All employees (regardless of hours worked) have the benefit of direct deposit.
All employees can join the University Federal Credit Union.

If you are interested in joining the team of the JCAA, please send your resume to jobs@shalomaustin.org.

Camp Shalom Positions
Our exciting summer camp program is opening the application process for potential new summer employees.  Camp employee orientation starts on Sunday, June 8th.  All candidates must be able to work the week of employee orientation (Sunday, June 8th-Friday, June 13) Preference is given to qualified and experience counselors who can work the entire summer (through August 15).  

We are currently hiring for the following positions:
-Lead Counselors (must be at least 18 years old, due to licensing requirements)
-Assistant Counselors
-PM Care Counselors (work after camp care only, until 6 PM)
-Inclusion Counselors
-Unit Head Counselors-must have prior work experience in a camp environment
-Specialist-must have education or experience in their specialty area: Arts and Crafts, Sports

Generally camp staff should:
Have skills in music, art, sports, nature, aquatics, and Jewish programming 
• Be accountable for assigned campers’ needs, health, and safety at all times
• Plan and implement group activities and projects
• Keep the group on schedule and where they need to be

Qualifications:
Prior experience as a day camp or residential camp counselor preferred but not required.  Experience working with children in camping or recreational settings preferred. Strong communication and organizational skills.   Candidates must possess a high level of energy and enthusiasm. Experience working with children with disabilities or special needs highly valued. Candidates must be comfortable working in a culturally diverse environment.  Camp activities are both indoor and outdoor.

Candidates should send emails and/or resumes to jobs@shalomaustin.org.  Please note: Parents, please do not contact us or apply on your child's behalf.  We will be unable to contact you. Teens and young adults seeking employment should contact us directly.

Aquatics Lessons Coordinator (Hourly, Non-Exempt)

POSITION SUMMARY: The Aquatics Lessons Coordinator will provide administrative and logistic support to the summer Aquatics programs.  This position will run from mid-April to early October, approximately 20 hours per week. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provides support to the Aquatics team staff and customers. Handles customer service and scheduling.  May work with toddlers/children. 

QUALIFICATIONS: Good communication skills (verbal & written)Ability to operate a computer, including email system, MS Word, and Excel.
 • Ability to multi-task.
Ability to handle stressful situations.
 • Ability to work shifts outside.
Able to stand and walk for extended periods of time.
Able to communicate well with parents.
Able to work with children and young toddlers.
Able to prioritize and be pro-active.
A background in swimming and/or swim lessons is a plus but not required.
A background in customer service and communications a plus but not required.

Applicants must be able to work a varied, part-time shift for the duration of the position.  (Mon -- Thurs 2:45-6:30 PM and Sun 1:45-5 PM)

ECP Assistant Teacher-Floating (Hourly, Non-exempt)

POSITION SUMMARY: Assistant Teachers are responsible for assisting lead classroom teachers to achieve effective implementation of lesson plans and maintain a positive learning environment conducive to the well-being of each child, in accordance with school philosophy and policy.  In the absence of the Lead Teacher, the Assistant Teacher may assume the role of the Lead Teacher and is responsible for the supervision of the substitute teacher assigned to the classroom.  Assistant Teachers who Float must be willing and able to work with children aged 8 weeks to 5 years. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Teaching essential functions are extensive and address issues including safety, licensing requirements, curriculum implementation, communication with parents and children and classroom administration responsibilities.  Please request a full job description from HR if needed. 

QUALIFICATIONS: CDA, Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Child and Family development preferred.  Experience in Early Childhood Education or working towards certification or degree in Early Childhood Education required.  Based on licensing requirements, all candidates must be 18 years of age or greater.  Demonstrated success implementing child development principles and applications.  Strong, positive verbal communication skills.  A willingness to work closely under the general supervision of the Lead Teacher.  Ability to thrive in a flexible, fast paced work environment.  Floating teachers must be able to be happy with potentially multiple room assignments during the course of one day.  Reliable transportation to go between ECP Central and ECP Village as needed is required. Current position hours available are 9 AM to 6  PM.  Please apply only if you are able to work the available hours.