Job Opportunities

Available Positions:

Vice President of Development
JCC ELC Teacher
Life Guard Positions
Swim Instructors
Internship Opportunities

Vice president of development


The Vice-President of Development is responsible for overseeing and developing fundraising for the Annual Campaign and Legacy Giving by developing and strengthening relationships between Jewish Federation of Louisville’s volunteer leaders, donors, stakeholders, and prospects. The VP of Development engages professionals in the mission of Jewish Federation through fundraising, social and educational opportunities, and leadership-development initiatives.


In 2009, the Jewish Community Federation of Louisville and the JCC of Louisville merged to form the Jewish Community of Louisville (JCL), an integrated agency that serves as a central address for philanthropic social, cultural and activities of its Jewish community of 8,500 and the broader Louisville community. The JCL operates with a single board, budget and staff and is a member of both the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and the Jewish Community Centers Association (JCCA). For information about the Jewish Community of Louisville and the Federation, go to


Provide vision for the Jewish Federation of Louisville Annual Campaign through clear messages and communication

  1. Recruit and train volunteers and oversee succession planning
  2. Develop and steward positive relationships with outside funding sources including foundations and corporations
  3. Oversee management of donor base, researching trends, developing strategies to reach potential donors.
  4. Develop and implement strategies to increase the funds raised for the annual campaign and secure new gifts through outreach, relationship building, face-to-face solicitation, telephone contact, and event follow-up.
  5. Responsible for developing and strengthening relations between Jewish Federation of Louisville and volunteers/donors/lay leaders/prospects.
  6. Educate donors and prospects about the mission of Jewish Federation of Louisville (JCL)
  7. Develop giving opportunities for donors through Planned Giving and Endowments and capital and special giving.
  8. Organize fundraising events ensuring an opportunity for donors and prospects to connect with Jewish Federation of Louisville through social, networking, and fundraising programs.
  9. Implement strategies to involve donors across divisional lines.


  • 5-7 years development or related experience
  • Excellent organizational, oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Self-motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and be a team leader
  • Ability to work with committees and lay/professional relationships
  • Creative, detail oriented, original and energetic
  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred


A competitive salary commensurate with experience, benefits and relocation assistance are being offered.


Please email resume, cover letter and professional reference list to the JCL’s Human Resources Director, Lisa Moorman,

JCC Early LEarning Center Teachers

The Early Learning Center at the JCC is seeking individuals interested in working with and educating children from ages 6 weeks to 5 years old. Experience preferred. Various schedules are available: part-time and full-time options with benefits. All applicants must be 18 years and older and must pass a thorough background check and drug screen.

If interested, please forward resume to

The JCC-ELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Life Guard Positions – All Shifts

Job Skills/Requirements

The Louisville JCC is currently hiring Certified Lifeguards. Persons must have all current Lifeguard Training and First Aid along with CPR and AED certifications as well as a Board of Health Permit. Wages are determined from experience.

Certification Requirements

  • First Aid, CPR and AED Certified

Screening Requirements

  • Drug Screen

Please contact Johnny Kimberlin at 238-2742, or

Swim Instructor

Job Skills/Requirements

The Louisville JCC is currently hiring Swim Instructors for the Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy. Swim experience is needed. We will train you in the SwimRIGHT method.

Screening Requirements: Drug Screen

Please contact Johnny Kimberlin at 238-2742, or

Internships at the JCL

The Jewish Community of Louisville internship program welcomes students and recent graduates who wish to supplement their education and professional experience by working in a not-for-profit organization. JCL internships offer experiential education in a challenging, hands-on environment in exchange for a substantive contribution from gifted and interested individuals.

The JCL was created in 2009 through the merger of the Jewish Community Center and the Jewish Community
Federation. It is the central organization of the Jewish community in the Louisville metropolitan area. JCL interns will have the opportunity to work with both the fundraising and development and the programming sides of the organization.

The JCL is umbrella fundraising organization for the Jewish community. Through the annual Federation
Campaign, the JCL raises more than 2.5 million dollars for Jewish organizations in Louisville and around the world. The JCL also provides leadership development, community planning and public relations for the Jewish community in Louisville, and publishes Community, a monthly newspaper.

The Jewish Community Center is the programming arm of the JCL. The JCC is a human service agency committed to enhancing the quality of family life and promoting the physical, intellectual and spiritual wellness of the individual. It provides health-related activities, cultural and educational programs that serve the community at large, including populations at risk. Membership and services are offered to the Jewish and general community.

There are three application deadlines and selection periods per year. Internships require a minimum
commitment of 20 hours per week for three months, during which time interns complete a specific project as well as daily assignments. Interns also participate in departmental meetings, special events, and various educational programs, as well as attend JCL events.

The Jewish Community of Louisville seeks diversity in its intern staff and provides equal opportunity to its applicants.

The Application Process

Applications may be submitted electronically by emailing and attaching your application form, resume and samples or portfolio by the appropriate deadline. Include your school’s credit requirements in the e-mail.

Application materials are under review for approximately three to four weeks after the deadline. Candidates for interviews will be notified by e-mail. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

The JCL offers unpaid internships three times throughout the year. Students interested in cooperative education or academic credit should contact their college placement office or counselor for more information.

If you have questions about applying for an internship, please email ( or call 502-238-2703. You can also mail applications ATTN: Shiela Wallance, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville KY, 40205

Application Deadlines (three yearly)
Fall Term (September – December): August 26
Winter/Spring Term (January – May): November 11
Summer Term (May – August): April 20

Internships are offered in following areas

Graphic Design/Social Media Internship
The JCL Graphic Design Intern will assist with the creation of internal and external marketing and program materials. Projects may include but are not limited to; designing logo and posters, creating new and updating website pages, designing advertisements and other design projects on an as-needed basis. Interns will need to be very proficient with the Adobe Creative Suite. Adobe Dreamweaver, Joomla or Adobe Premiere experience a plus. Interns must have completed at least one year of college to apply.

Community/Marketing Internship
The JCL Community/Marketing Intern will help prepare Community on a monthly basis. Duties will include but are not limited to story research and writing, taking photos and working with archive materials. Interns will also write press releases and handle media requests. Interns will need a background in newspaper writing and Microsoft Office experience. Photo experience a plus. Interns will also complete other Marketing functions as needed. Interns must have completed at least one year of college to apply.