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JCC Chicago Departments

This department is at the center of any organization and is responsible for ensuring the efficient financial management and financial controls necessary to support all business activities. Positions in this department may include Staff Accountant, Senior Accountant, Payroll Specialist, Accounting Manager, and Controller.

At Apachi Day Camp, our top priority is creating an environment where every camper feels safe and supported as they form friendships and navigate relationships, gain independence and build confidence, and find joy in each day at camp. Campers discover new interests and develop new skills through a wide variety of activities including rock climbing, performing arts, team sports, yoga, STEM, arts & crafts, swimming and everything in-between. Positions in this department may include year-round management positions such as Camp Director, Assistant Director and Manager of Operations. Seasonal positions include Unit Heads, Counselors, Nursing Staff, Social Workers, and a variety of specialists including Aquatics, Sports, Arts & Crafts, Science, Performing Arts and more.

Dive into an aqua class led by our premier aquatic instructors, reserve a lap lane or join us for open swim – there’s something for everyone at our locations in Northbrook and West Rogers Park. Full-time positions may include Aquatic Supervisor. Part-time positions may include Lifeguards and Swim Instructors.

For over 100 years, JCC Chicago’s Camp Chi has transformed children’s summers. We unplug campers, in 2nd-11th grade, from their daily lives and connect them to life-changing moments while supporting their personal growth. Where else can you sail a boat, fly down a zip line, record an original song, jump in a pool, hit an archery bullseye and sing around a campfire all in one day? Positions in this department may include year-round management positions such as Camp Director, Assistant Director, Manager of Operations and Community Care/Social Work. Seasonal positions include Village Leaders, Counselors, Nursing Staff, Social Workers, Administrative Staff, Babysitters, and a variety of specialists including Aquatics, Sports, Arts & Crafts, Science, Performing Arts and more.

At the J, learning begins with our community. JCC Chicago Adult programs are creating new dynamic experiences to engage people of every age from Community Tuesdays to Say It in Hebrew to JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival and more! Full-time positions may include Program Director, Manager and Coordinator. Part-time positions may include program instructors.

Family Programs are created by the J’s full-time Family Engagement staff to give families a place to celebrate their Jewish identity and connect with their community. There’s a program for every family from J at Gallagher Way events to Fall Fest to 8 Nights of Hanukkah. Positions may include Family Programs Manager and Engagement Coordinator.

JCC Chicago recognizes the importance of engaging our teens in positive and healthy ways and offers programs designed around their diverse needs and interests. Our teen-focused programs create time to connect, make new friends, and learn leadership and life skills. Positions may include Teen Engagement Coordinator, Community Programs Manager and Administrative Staff.

Our Customer Experience team is the first point of contact with our community. They handle everything from being the person greeting you at the front desk to arranging and assisting you with a private event you hold at the J and more. Full-time positions may include Customer Engagement Manager and Engagement Specialist. Part-time positions may include Engagement Specialist, Administrative Coordinator, Event Specialist and more.

Our Customer Solutions department handles any question our community may have from program registration to billing and payments to where and when a program is occurring. Positions may include Customer Solutions Representative, Reporting Analyst, System Administrator and more.

JCC Chicago believes every individual in our community is a valued member and must be treated fairly, with dignity and respect. We strive to give voice and attention to Diversity in ways that create a learned and inclusive culture. Our inclusive summer camps, Jewish Disability, Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (JDAIM), All-Star Abilities, All-In Swim and Pride Parade participation demonstrate our commitment to providing inclusive opportunities for all. Positions may include Inclusion Coordinator.

Classrooms are the first community, when we speak about places of sharing, learning, growing and connection through Reggio Emilia inspired curriculums. For some 650 young children in the Chicago area, that first community begins in JCC Chicago’s Early Childhood program. Positions within Early Childhood may include Lead Teacher, Assistant Teacher, Substitute Teacher, Early Childhood Director, Social Worker, Administrative Aide, Program Coordinator and more.


EZRA works to prevent homelessness, relieve hunger, reduce isolation, and ease other barriers to self-sufficiency. In addition, EZRA offers social activities and holiday celebrations to ensure that Jews who live in poverty remain actively connected to their heritage. EZRA aids both Jews and non-Jews. Positions may include Uptown Café Coordinator, Russian Senior Center Program Associate, Communications & Volunteer Coordinator, Health and Pantry Coordinator, Data and Evaluations Manager and many more.

JCC Fitness is undergoing a 21st century makeover with new programs, renovated facilities and wellness inspired classes creating a new model for a healthy community. Positions may include Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Fitness Center Attendant.

The Financial Resource Development (FRD) department is responsible for overseeing all activities related to corporate, government and foundation giving in support of JCC Chicago’s programs and facilities. Positions may include Development Coordinator, Assistant Grant Writer, Annual Giving Manager, Development Operations Manager, Assistant Director of Development and more.

Human Resources is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated programs, consults with management on human resource-related issues, and acts as an employee champion and change agent. Positions may include Talent Acquisition Recruiter, Human Resources Generalist and Human Resources Manager/Business Partner.

The Marketing & Communications department develops the holistic marketing and communications strategy for JCC Chicago in collaboration with agency leadership. It serves as the agency’s key point of contact for development and execution of the agency’s multi-channel marketing strategy. Positions may include Graphic Designer, Digital Strategist, Marketing Coordinator, Creative Services Manager and more.

The Perlstein Retreat Center hosts private gatherings and group meetings and retreats on our twenty wooded, lakeside acres, right next door to the Wisconsin Dells. Every event at Perlstein Retreat Center is unique. Positions may include Housekeeping Staff, Housekeeping Supervisor, Maintenance Staff, Wait Staff and Food Services Director.

Led by our dynamic Leadership team, JCC Chicago enriches lives and builds community through vibrant, meaningful experiences. We are a collaborative, dynamic, forward-looking team whose passion has a purpose. Positions may include President/CEO, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Program Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief HR Officer, Chief Advancement Officer and Executive Assistant.

JCC Chicago is the spot for basketball, football, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, yoga, and more. At the J, we build character by emphasizing kindness, respect and effort. Whether keeping score or playing for fun, skills learned are for life and enhance self-esteem both on and off the court or field. Positions may include Sports & Rec Coordinator, Gymnastics Instructor, and Hourly Travel League Coaches.



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