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Sports Camp Counselor
JCC Greater Boston
333 Nahanton St
Newton, MA 02459

Principal Responsibilities:

JCC Greater Boston is seeking a seasonal Sports Camp Counselor for two weeks of the summer. As part of this dynamic team, the successful candidate will enhance each camper's skills in a variety of sports. He/She/They will also work alongside other camp counselors to ensure a safe and fun environment for the campers. JCC Greater Boston is a vibrant, welcoming workplace with a strong feeling of teamwork and a shared sense of making a difference.

JCC Greater Boston is deeply committed to valuing and celebrating the uniqueness of each constituent. We welcome staff and participants from diverse backgrounds. While being proudly Jewish, we strive in every way to provide an open and welcoming setting for all, irrespective of personal practices, beliefs, or background. We are guided by JCC Greater Boston's core values -- Belonging, Joyfulness, Collaboration, and Transformation -- which resonate with many who do not identify as Jewish.

A Sports Camp Counselor doesn't need to have strong skills in a variety of sports. General knowledge in team sports games and coaching experience is preferred. He/She/They must like children and be willing to guide them through a carefully designed sports program, boosting confidence, and skills. The Sports Camp season is June 17 - June 21 and August 19 - August 23, 40 hours per week. While we prefer candidates who are available for both weeks, we have the option for candidates to work one week or both. The camp day is 8:30 AM - 4 PM, Monday through Friday.

This position will pay in the range of $15 - $18/hr. as a starting salary. The salary offered will ultimately be determined by the hours the employee will work, the scope of the position, the candidate's relevant experience, and internal equity. Additionally, we offer complimentary access to the JCC Greater Boston facility in Newton - offering indoor swimming, classes, and workout facilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ensure the safety and well-being of campers in structured and unstructured time
  • Build camper's confidence, skills, and love of sports
  • Set up and break down sport equipment
  • Enforce the rules and regulations of all spaces used during camp
  • Maintain good working relationships with staff members, maintenance personnel, and administrative personnel
  • Support JCC goals and objectives


  • Is 16 years of age or older at the time of hire
  • Is currently certified in American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or is able to become certified within 14 days of hire
  • Is committed to building strong relationships with campers, co-workers, and camp leadership
  • Is a strong team player
  • Is personable and friendly
  • Is able and willing to follow directions from supervisors and follow protocols
  • Has leadership skills including teamwork, patience, flexibility, and diplomacy
  • AIs able to demonstrate strong communication and organizational skills

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted at the JCC's discretion to meet minimum criteria.

Physical Requirements:

  • Able to work well in a busy, dynamic and sometimes noisy environment involving multiple tasks and priorities
  • Able to lift and carry sports equipment

ADA Statement: Individuals must possess these criteria for knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation and using some other combination of skills and abilities.


JCC Greater Boston welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds who meet the requirements specified above. If you want to share your talents with a great team, co-creating a thriving, dynamic organization which is devoted to community building and lasting impact, apply today!

JCC Great Boston is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich a diverse environment, we actively encourage applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.


$15 - $18/hr.

Agency Information:

JCC Greater Boston is a nonprofit organization with roots in earlier Settlement Houses and Young Men's Hebrew Associations; JCC Greater Boston today offers a wide range of services and program activities throughout the Greater Boston region (~50,000 individuals annually in 98 communities). The organization provides a variety of programs and services to children and adults in the Greater Boston Jewish community including: preschools, day camps, a regional model of Jewish family engagement, a fully equipped fitness and aquatic center, arts and culture classes, performances, lectures, and Jewish holiday celebrations.

Our vision is to create a vibrant and evolving Jewish community where everyone belongs. Our mission is to be at the heart of that community by:

JCC Greater Boston takes the welfare and safety of staff, children, and program participants very seriously. On an ongoing basis, we align our operating procedures with guidance from the CDC and the state. In response to current local public health situations, our practices have previously included, and in the future may include, ensuring proper physical distancing, sanitation, hygiene, vaccination requirements, and use of face coverings to promote the health of our staff and program participants.

To learn more about what makes JCC Greater Boston a wonderful place to work, please visit our careers page at