Job Opportunities

Available Positions:

Senior Director Jewish Journeys & Experiences (Program)
Senior Adult Assistant (Senior Adult/Nutrition)
Early Childhood Assistant Teacher
Water Aerobics Instructor
Swim Instructor
Swim Teach Coach – Summer/Fall/Winter
Internship Opportunities

Senior Director Jewish Journeys & Experiences (Program)

Reporting to the CEO, the Senior Director of Jewish Experiences will work with a
passionate team of JCL professionals to create strong pathways to Jewish experiences.
Responsibilities include advancing a culture that welcomes everyone into the Jewish Community at
their pace.

The Senior Director of Jewish Journeys & Experiences will work with people at all life stages, with a strong focus on young families, children and teens. Young families are described as individuals or couples with a child or children under the age of 18. A core element of the position includes developing and implementing a new community wide incentive program (up to $10,000 per child) to dramatically grow participation in Jewish summer overnight camping and teen trips to Israel.

– Supervise, manage, and build a team of professionals responsible but not limited to Shalom Baby, PJ Library, J-Play, Family Programming, Camp J, Teen Connection and BBYO including:
— Oversight of strategic plans for Jewish outreach and engagement.
— Vision, plan and implement Louisville’s reimagined summer camp and teen Israel initiative.
— Create a collaborative work group with communal partners also working with young families.
— Develop measurable pathways for participation and impact. Design intentional intersections and transitions in Jewish life.
— Provide learning opportunities for staff to Identify and cultivate personal relationships successfully guiding people on their Jewish journey.
– Ensure the planning and execution of programs in partnership with volunteers and other community organizations to achieve long-term objectives.
Ensure cross-collaboration with professionals responsible for Birthright Israel and Young Adult programs to better leverage resources and talent in the organization.
– Expand connections with Louisville Jewish organizations for programming, recruitment and community-building.
– Work with the J summer camp to grow, guide and expand the new summer initiative to further collaborate with overnight camp partners.

Israel Experiences
• Ensure Israel is integrated into Young Family, Camp and Teen programming.
• Promote and facilitate Israel experiences for teens.

• Provide supervision to the Shalom Baby, Young Adult, PJ Library and Camp, J, Youth & Teen staff.
• Work with supervisees to ensure programs are properly planned and executed in partnership with volunteer leaders and are structured to achieve long-term objectives. [less]

Education Requirements (Any)

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, either master’s degree

Additional Information / Benefits

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, either master’s degree preferred. 4-5 years of experience in a non-profit organization or equivalent. Management of diverse constituencies and knowledge of the Jewish community preferred. Must have excellent verbal and written communication abilities, knowledge and ability to Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and other basic programs.

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan

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Senior Adult Assistant (Senior Adult/Nutrition)

Job Skills / Requirements

Assist with Senior Adult Department

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

• Be a welcoming presence at the J allowing for ingress and egress of senior members into the building
• Serve as the main point of contact for seniors, providing assistance in operating the elevator
• Assist with various duties within the senior department’s lunch program, including setting up, serving and cleaning up.
• Help Director with various administrative tasks, such as prepping and folding the newsletter, preparing… [more]

Additional Information / Benefits

Minimum Qualifications:
Excellent verbal communication skills required
Must be able to lift 25 pounds and physically walk, stand, bend, and squat for prolonged periods in all-weather outdoor conditions

Pay: $8 per hour

Hours: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday

Benefits: 401K/403b Plan

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Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

Job Skills/Requirements
Provide a safe and nurturing environment for children ages 6 weeks up to 5 years old in a 4 Star Rated School. Assist Lead Teacher in creating and implementing Developmentally Appropriate programming and activities. College degree or Early Childhood Education Experience preferred. Excellent benefits package, pay based on experience. Various schedules available.
Job Type: Full-time
High School Degree Required
To apply, please email a resume to Jessica Bush at Call 502-238-2716 with questions.

Water aerobics instructor

Job Skills/Requirements
The Louisville J is currently hiring Certified Aqua Fitness instructors. Persons must have a current AEA or AFAA certification. Wages are determined from certification type and experience, but is competitive.
Benefits: 401K/403b Plan
Please contact Johnny Kimberlin at 238-2742, or

Swim Instructor

Job Skills/Requirements
The J is currently hiring swim instructors to teach children how to swim through the SwimRIGHT method. Training on site will be provided.
Instructors will:
  • Need to be an efficient swimmer.
  • Need to know how to swim all four strokes, there will be a swimming skills test before hire.
  • Teach the SwimRIGHT method as you are trained.
  • Show up for shifts every week on time
  • Communicate with families and students respectfully.
  • Be respectful to all co workers and members of the facility.
Additional Information/Benefits
Hiring daytime instructors NOW!
Will work as little as 5-10 hours.
Please contact Johnny Kimberlin at 238-2742, or

Swim Teach Coach – Summer/Fall/Winter

Job Skills/Requirements
Coaching responsibilities include:

  • Coaching children ages 5-18 all of the sfrokes and fundamentals of swimming.
  • Hours currently are practice 3-7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday with swim meets on Monday nights.
  • Complete the entries of the team for swim meets.
  • Communicate with the parents and families.
  • Attend and assist with planning of team building related activities.
  • Attend any swim team related meetings.
  • Can coach in the winter/fall for 3-5 hours a week if available.

Please contact Johnny Kimberlin at 238-2742, or

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LifeGuard – All Shifts

Job Skills/Requirements
Must be certified to lifeguard in Jefferson County.
Lifeguards at the Jewish Community Center play a very important role in our staff.
Lifeguards will:

  • Perform opening, midday, and closing cleaning duties.
  • Enforce the rules of the facility at all times.
  • Communicate with the members.
  • Respond to emergencies and perform the proper rescues when necessary.
  • Rotate to correct chair on time.
  • Participate in monthly in-service trainings.

Looking specifically for those who can work weekday hours between 5:30am-3:30pm. Any availability is welcomed.

Certification Requirements (All)
Jefferson County Board of Health Certification
Lifeguard Certification
First Aid/ CPR/AED Certification
Personal training certification with ACSM, ACE, NASM or Degree in related field

Please contact Johnny Kimberlin at 238-2742, or

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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 J 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: Angie Rose, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville KY, 40205

Application Deadlines (three yearly)
Fall Term (September – December): August 1
Winter/Spring Term (January – May): November 1
Summer Term (May – August): April 15

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.