Job Opportunities

Following are the current open positions at the Sabes JCC. If you are interested in one of these positions, we are accepting applications at this time. Please send the application to the contact listed for that specific position.

Early Childhood Center - Executive Director


The Early Childhood Center is one of many programs that make up the Sabes Jewish Community Center (“JCC”). Located on a 23-acre campus in a first-ring suburb of Minneapolis, the campus welcomes over 3000 daily visitors, and is a hub of community-building programs in the areas of youth, Inclusion and cultural arts. The Early Childhood Center, however, plays a unique role at the JCC, as its growth is a vital component of the organization’s strategic plans.

The Early Childhood Center supports a “whole-child” curriculum that meets each child’s unique emotional, social, cognitive, physical, spiritual, and emerging cultural needs. Using the "learning through play" approach, it fosters within our children a positive self-concept, a joy for learning, and the ability to work and play well with others. Our program currently operates at full-capacity, with about 150 children ages 6 weeks to 5 years old.

The JCC seeks a dynamic, experienced, early education educator to provide visionary and strategic leadership of its Early Childhood Center while overseeing the program’s growth. The Executive Director will be responsible for creating a safe, nurturing, enriching environment for children from six weeks to five years old; guiding and collaborating with staff to create, refine, and implement curriculum; hiring and supervising a staff of 30; working with families to create a partnership to ensure the best possible learning environment for each child; ensuring compliance with performance standards and recognized best practices in early childhood education; overseeing enrollment; assisting with the budget; adhering to licensing standards and establishing a strategic vision for the Early Childhood Center including 3-5 year growth objectives.


  • Serve as strategic and visionary leader of the Early Childhood Center program.
  • Ensure the safety, health, and wellbeing of all children in the Early Childhood Center.
  • Create a nurturing, enriching, creative environment conducive to active learning for Early Childhood Center children.
  • Recruit, hire, and provide feedback for Early Childhood Center staff.
  • Oversee recruitment and admissions.
  • Communicate with families about Early Childhood Center programs and policies, needs of children, and concerns of families.
  • Serve as a mentor and resource for all Early Childhood Center staff.
  • Manage annual budget including review of monthly statements, preparation of quarterly budget updates and yearly budget, and making fiscally responsible decisions for the Early Childhood Center.
  • Work with Early Childhood Center leadership team to coordinate and facilitate staff meetings and professional development.
  • Oversee and facilitate parent committee and volunteers.
  • Operate program in compliance of Minnesota Department of Human Services standards for licensing and other governmental and agency standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A passion for working with young children and their families.
  • Bachelor’s degree in field such as Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or Elementary Education.
  • 5+ years of supervisory/administrative experience in early childhood setting including staff supervision and fiscal management.
  • Experience working with infants, toddlers and preschool children.
  • Ability to model deep respect for children’s needs, relationships, thoughts, ideas, and emotions.
  • Ability to collaboratively create a responsive and reflective early childhood practice that adapts curriculum to support children’s interests.
  • Ability to partner with families and other practitioners meet children’s medical, emotional, or learning needs.
  • Familiarity and experience with constructivist and emergent pedagogy focused on hands on learning and learning through play, especially Reggio Emilia.
  • Knowledge of current brain and learning research.
  • Interest and experience in arts education and outdoor play and learning.
  • Ability to collaborate with staff to create a responsive, emergent curriculum.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, environmental stewardship, and social justice.
  • Understanding of early learning standards for best practices for implementation and alignment for Kindergarten readiness.
  • Ability to manage simultaneous, multiple projects, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to create positive relationships with both children and adults using strong active and reflective listening skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that allow for successful interaction with people at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to relate to a highly diverse environment and to be a team player.
  • Ability to function productively in a busy, active, joyful, creative, though sometimes stressful, environment; work independently and accept direction.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Flexible, good judgment, discretion, confidentiality.
  • Anticipate and prevent problems; utilize problem solving skills.
  • Calm and positive attitude.
  • Ability to engage in all classroom daily activities (lifting up to 35 pounds, pushing up to 100 pounds, bending/kneeling/sitting at child level (on floor) for various activities.


  • Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field.
  • Knowledge of Judaism & experience working in or with the Jewish Community.

Questions, resumes and any other professional portfolio materials can be directed to Danya Kornblum at by FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016.

Swim Coach

The Masters swimming program, referred to as “Swim Coaching and Training” (SCT) has been operating since 2009 and is open to both members and non-members of the JCC. Participants come from a broad spectrum of abilities and interests. While a majority of interests are around triathlon and/or open water swim goals, exercise and basic stroke development are also common goals. Practices are geared toward those interests but vary based on the season. At times a more diverse curriculum may take priority. Practices are conducted on a participant drop-in basis.


  • Working with current coach to maintain and improve the program
  • Writing and conducting practices that address the needs and interests of the participants
  • Working with the aquatic staff to help manage use of the pool during practices that run concurrently with health club hours
  • Filming, on deck stroke analyzing and updating monthly video log
  • Updating email list and welcoming new participants
  • Attend Aquatic department meetings as needed


  • Minimum 2 years of coaching experience (preferred)
  • Competitive swimming, triathlon and open water swimming experience (preferred)
  • Proficiency in teaching stroke development, stroke correction, proper technique and the ability to communicate with each swimmer at their level of understanding and ability. (required)
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask and adjust practices on the fly in order to coach a broad range of abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing, listening, and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible schedule to coach practices solo on Sundays and Tuesdays with a possibility of adding additional practices

Contact Heather Moor, Aquatics Coordinator, at 952-381-3459 or email at

Camp Olami and Summer Quest Job Opportunities - 2016

Looking for a summer filled with fun in the sun? Do you want to make a difference in a child's life? Camp Olami at the Sabes JCC is looking for qualified young men and women to serve as staff for the summer. Located in St. Louis Park, Camp Olami offers swimming, sports, drama, art, nature, dance, and much more.

Junior Counselor – Ages 16-18
Senior Counselor - Age 19 and up
Specialist -- Age 20 and up
• Arts & Crafts
• Drama
• Judaism
• Sports & Games
• Music
Program Director—Age 21 and up

Staff must be available Monday-Friday, June 13 - August 12 from 8:30am-4:30pm.

Some late nights and overnights are required depending on assignment.

Click the following links for an application or more information:
Staff Application (NEW STAFF)
Staff Application (RETURNING STAFF)

Contact us at or 952.381.3421. Apply today!

Early Childhood Center Float Teacher


Early Childhood Center Float Teacher will fill in for staff that are absent and help to plan and execute appropriate activities; observe and evaluate children's development; and will works collaboratively as part of a team.


  • Provide high-quality customer service to our clients in a manner which reflects the mission and values of the Sabes JCC ECC.
  • Provide a positive and nurturing environment for our children.
  • Implement daily schedule and curriculum that meets the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of the children and that align with developmentally appropriate practices that meet the Minnesota Early Learning Standards.
  • To observe health and safety of children and report any condition needing attention, help children with eating, dressing, toileting, and sleeping habits.
  • Assist in the room maintenance to keep the classroom and center safe, clean, attractive, and in compliance with health and safety requirements.
  • Provide support and share resources with co-workers.
  • Know and follow the ECC health and behavior policies and guidelines.
  • Foster relationships with families and maintain privacy of families and children.
  • Greet children and parents warmly each day.
  • Participate in regular staff meetings and trainings and other ECC special events.
  • Check and respond to email and voice mail daily.


  • Previous experience working with children.
  • Meet Rule 3 DHS requirements for position.
  • A passion for working with young children and their families.
  • Have effective communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Be able to use general forms of technology (email, internet, word, voicemail, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal skills with people at all levels and in all settings relevant to the Sabes JCC organization mission and ECC vision.
  • Ability to relate to a highly diverse environment and to be a team player.
  • Ability to function productively in a fast-paced high-pressure environment, work independently and accept direction.
  • Have energy and physical stamina.
  • Flexible, good judgment, discretion, confidentiality.
  • Anticipate and prevent problems; utilize problem solving skills.
  • Calm and positive attitude.
  • Be able to engage in all classroom daily activities (lifting up to 35 pounds, pushing up to 100 pounds, bending/kneeling/sitting at child level (on floor) for various activities; diapering; assisting with nap time; swimming; and ensuring children are within sight and sound at all times.
  • Available to work needed hours within 7am-6pm.

To apply for this position please send resume to Danya Kornblum at

Lifeguards and Water Safety Instructors

We are currently looking for fun, energetic, safe and customer service oriented individuals to help staff our indoor pools and outdoor pools for the summer. (Positions available immediately as well!)


Must posses current certification of the following:

  • American Red Cross Lifeguard Training (or equivalent training)
  • American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer (or equivalent training)
  • American Red Cross First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (or equivalent training)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Project and promote a professional image
  • Explain and enforce facility regulations, policies, and procedures to patrons
  • Rescue swimmers in need of assistance
  • Demonstrate proper rescue techniques, including but not limited to, swimming rescues, First Aid, and CPR
  • Administer emergency care to patrons in need of assistance
  • Monitor activities of patrons in the water and on deck and minimized the possibility of patron injury
  • Conduct routine chemical test of the water on a daily basis
  • Keep accurate records of incident reports, maintenance, and chemical testing
  • Lifeguard salaries DOQ


Water Safety Instructor certification is not required for swimming instructors, but strongly preferred.

  • American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (or equivalent training)
  • American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer (or equivalent training)

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teaches various levels and age groups in accordance with the Sabes JCC instructional guidelines
  • Plan lessons, select appropriate drills, and evaluate the student’s progress
  • Present proper demonstrations and explain skills, analyze and correct performance, minimize fear, and use appropriate teaching devices
  • Maintain a safe and positive teaching environment
  • Maintain accurate records and prepare course completion certificates
  • WSI salaries DOQ
    WSA salaries DOQ

Lifeguard and Instructor applicants must be available for varied shifts. Positions are currently available!!

Contact Heather Moor at

Member Experience Associate

The Sabes JCC has a Part Time/Full Time opportunity for a customer focused Member Experience Associate. This position will work a variety of shifts at the fitness check-in desk, on the fitness floor and have administrative responsibilities. Successful applicants will have strong experience in face to face customer service excellence and must have an interest and experience in health and wellness. In addition, a "can do" attitude, excellent multitasking abilities, computer skills and a passion for fitness is required. Must pass a background check and CPR certification is required within 90 days. Weekend and evening availability is required. Respond with resume and cover letter.

Interested candidates can send resume and cover letter to Tonya Bates at

Massage Therapist

Immediate opening for a part-time professional massage therapist available for night and weekend appointments. Primary responsibilities are performing therapeutic massage designed specifically on the client's individual needs, creating an excellent experience for clients through friendly and helpful attitude and promoting services to build clientele. Must be customer service oriented and able to communicate effectively with clients and staff.

  • Location: St. Louis Park
  • Compensation: DOQ
  • To apply for this position please send resume to Joseph Brooks at

    Group Exercise Instructor

    This high energy individual will lead members, in a group environment, through a pre-arranged format of exercises designed to enhance overall fitness, strength and endurance, while ensuring that the safety of the members at all times. The Group Exercise Instructor will also serve as a resource to educate members on various aspects of fitness and wellness

    In addition to a minimum of 6 months teaching in a group exercise format, you must possess a nationally recognized group fitness certification and current CPR/AED certification and basic first aid training.

    To apply for this position please send resume to Joseph Brooks at

    Daycare Provider for Sasha's Play Space


    The Sasha's Space provider is responsible for providing a safe, positive and nurturing environment while giving excellent care and customer service for children and parents that are using Sasha's Play Space.


    • Responsible for the general health, happiness, and safety of all children in Sasha's Play Space
    • Interact and develop relationships with the children, their parents, and the fellow staff members in Sasha's
    • Maintain control of children and ensure children are safe and behaving appropriately
    • Enforce room rules and policies kindly but firmly
    • Check telephone messages and take reservations
    • Care for each child in Sasha's Play Space by playing with and engaging them and changing them when necessary
    • Communicate concerns or problems to Sasha's Play Space Coordinator
    • Wash toys after each shift and puts the room back together. Help maintain the condition of the equipment and room
    • Make sure that the ratios in the room are maintained. This includes, but is not limited to, making and checking reservations and checking the signing in/out.


    • Must be at least 16 years old
    • Excellent customer service and personal skills with both members and fellow staff
    • Excellent verbal communication skills
    • Good team participant
    • 3-5 years experience working with children
    • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
    • CPR and first aid certified

    Contact Kelleen O’Brion, Sasha's Coordinator, at 952-381-3374 or email at

    Certified Personal Trainer

    Looking for energetic, enthusiastic, Certified Personal Trainers who have a passion for helping people achieve their health and fitness goals. Candidates must be fearless yet respectable, possess a high level of energy, the ability to strike up a conversation and build instant trust with complete strangers. Your fitness knowledge, organizational skills, energy, and excellent customer service skills will become instantly identified by your communication skills. You’re 1st priority is to provide orientation and instruction to our members while developing a relationship that could transition them into Personal Training. Your overall goal has to be to help our members maximize workout efficiency, improve fitness, increase stamina, attain their fitness goals and improve their overall health and wellness.


    • Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university in Kinesiology, Corporate Fitness, Physical Education, Sports Management, Recreation or a related field.
    • Nationally recognized personal trainer certification, NETA, AFFA, ACSM, NASM, ACE, and NSCA, other specialized certifications upon approval.
    • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) acceptable with Certifications as listed above.
    • CPR/AED and First Aid certification.
    • Must have exceptional customer service skills and proven ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.
    • Strong relationship building skills.
    • Must have excellent communication skills--written and verbal, effectively communicate with members and other team members.
    • Additional Specialty Certifications welcome in: H.I.I.T., Endurance Sports, biking, running, swimming.


    • Must be able to stand walk, sit climb, balance, stoop kneel crouch or crawl.
    • Must be able to occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds.
    • Must be able to perform required personal training skills and techniques as required by certification.
    • To apply for this position please send resume to Joseph Brooks at

      To download an application click here.