Employment Opportunities

Community Engagement Director

The Knoxville Jewish Alliance is hiring a full-time Community Engagement Director to oversee community programming and communications. Duties will include event planning, coordinating KJA and community programs, maintaining the community calendar, managing communications for the KJA including weekly emails, monthly newsletter, website updates, social media posts, and press releases. 

Required qualifications for the position include a strong knowledge of Judaism and Jewish culture, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, organizational and coordinating abilities, computer skills. Ability to layout newsletter for publication using Adobe InDesign or like software, professional writing and editing experience, and event planning experience preferred. 

Anticipated start date: early July 2021 

For a more detailed job description, click here.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and list of references to Laura Berry, Senior Director of Development and Jewish Community Services at LBerry@jewishknoxville.org

PJ Library-PJ Our Way Coordinator/Preschool Judaica Specialist

We are looking for a dynamic person to coordinate the PJ Library and PJ Our Way Program and serve as the Judaica Program Specialist for the Preschool at AJCC for 25-30 hours/week.  The Judaica Specialist hours will be a set schedule each week.  There is more flexibility in the PJ Library/PJ Our Way Coordinator schedule, but it may require some Sunday or evening hours.


PJ Library is an international program that supports families in their Jewish journeys by sending free Jewish-content books monthly to children 6 months-8 years.  PJ Our Way offers the gift of exceptional books with Jewish themes for kids 9-11.


Preschool at AJCC is a play-based learning center for infants through Pre-K that is guided by Jewish values and culture. We embrace all faiths and foster individual learning, peer relationships, and socially responsible values in education. We are rooted in Jewish values including learning, community, friendship, and acts of loving kindness and we exist to empower children to be and do their best to make the world a better place.


Anticipated start date: July 19, 2021


For a detailed job description, click here.


To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and list of references to Laura Berry, Senior Director of Development and Jewish Community Services at LBerry@jewishknoxville.org

Afternoon Receptionist

The Knoxville Jewish Alliance is seeking an afternoon receptionist, from noon - 6 PM to answer the phone and door at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center.


Pay is $9-11/hr, dependent on experience


Anticipated start date: August 2, 2021


To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and list of references to Laura Berry, Senior Director of Development and Jewish Community Services at LBerry@jewishknoxville.org

Preschool at AJCC is hiring!

Preschool at AJCC is a TN three-star rated early childhood educational facility that fosters learning through a play-based environment while implementing the most current educational practices for social and emotional and cognitive skills towards kindergarten readiness. The curriculum integrates the school's unique and vast indoor and outdoor space. 


Infant/Toddler Teacher supports the Students & Director by helping to create a caring and safe environment for the children and creating activities to improve the overall care and quality of education. S/he must be able to communicate, listen and work well with others in a team environment if numbers allow. S/he will implement a quality educational program and develop positive relationships with infant children and their parents, the Infant Teacher observes and documents children's interest and progress, and relays that information back to parents and staff. The Infant/Toddler Teacher is responsible for implementing developmentally appropriate activities based on children's interests and needs under the direction of the Curriculum Coordinator and the Director. This position reports to Early Childhood Program Director and Assistant Director.


Key Responsibilities:

Implementation of curricula activities and encourage participation by children.

Actively engage in activities;

manage cleanliness, maintenance, and availability of classroom materials.

Maintain frequent communications with parents through informal discussions and progress reports.

Encourage self-help and good hygiene through behavior modeling.

Help ensure smooth, daily transition from home to child care center.

Follow all center policies and state regulations.

Maintain personal professional development plan to ensure continuous quality improvement.


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required Minimum of 1-2 years of professional child care experience. High energy. Ability to work well with others. Strong oral and written communication skills and basic computer skills. An understanding of child development. Excellent leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Infant/child CPR and First Aid certification or intent to gain certification Knowledge of the Jewish culture Must clear full background check and must pass health screening. Educational Requirements High School Diploma or GED, and significant college credit in early childhood education or related field of study. CDA or 6 hours of ECE credit preferred. Must have taken an Early Childhood higher education course in the past 3 years and continue every 2 years if no bachelor's degree in an Education related field.


Physical Requirements Requirements include the ability to take frequent walks, use hands and fingers, handle objects, tools or controls, talk to and hear voices at many levels. May also be required to kneel, bend, squat or crawl. A specific vision ability will be required including the ability to see up close and up to a certain distance, to see colors, have peripheral vision and depth perception. Must be able to lift 50 pounds

Job Type: Full-time Pay: $12.00 - $13.00 per hour Benefits: Employee discount Life insurance Paid time off Professional development assistance Schedule: Monday to Friday 


Morning Floaters. This position requires knowledge of all age groups ranging from Infants to five years of age. The hours for the position are Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00am-2:00pm. You must be able to work Monday thru Friday. The possibility of more hours during school breaks and the summer are available. Pay is dependent on experience and education ($9.00 - $11.00 per hour).


Qualifications: ECE Degree preferred but not required; ECE majors are encouraged to apply. Experience working with children is required. Knowledge of TN DHS rules and regulations for childcare centers is a plus. Availability for state mandated training outside of regular hours required.


COVID-19 considerations: Mask required by everyone over the age of 2. Strict illness policy followed. Frequent Handwashing. Remote interview process Personal protective equipment provided or required Temperature screenings Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place


For inquiries or to apply, please email psadmin@jewishknoxville.org.

SUMMER JOB Opportunities


Milton Collins Day Camp is hiring for camp counselors (8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.) and a sports specialist (to lead sports activities each day from 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.).  For questions, please email camp@jewishknoxville.org 

MCDC Camp Job Application




We are seeking certified lifeguards for summer employment. Part Time and Full Time positions are available. Pay is $8-$13 an hour depending on experience level. Morning and afternoon shifts available.

We can provide free certification for immediate hire for the right candidate.

Job Description:
A lifeguard's primary responsibility is to ensure injury prevention by enforcing all rules and regulations of the pool and surrounding area.

Job Requirements:

1. Lifeguards should be a minimum of 16 years old.

2. Lifeguard Certified with CPR/AED/First Aid or equivalent.

3. Personable.

4. Responsible.

5. Punctual.

6. Customer service oriented.

7. Professional appearance.


To apply, please fill out a POOL Staff Application and email it and a resume to pool@jewishknoxville.org.