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Assistant Youth Programs Group Leader
Asheville JCC
236 Charlotte St
Asheville, NC 28801

Principal Responsibilities:

Reports To: Youth Programs Director & Associate Director of Youth Programs

Department: Camp Ruach

FLSA Classification: Seasonal, non-exempt

Pay Rate (hourly): $12 - $14/hour

Date: 1/26/2024

Start Date: May 2024

Benefits:Seasonal employees enjoy a membership at the JCC's state of the art aquatics center and inclusion in a warm and welcoming center that has served the community for over 80 years.

Job Summary: Youth Programs Assistant Group Leaders, under the supervision of the Youth Programs Director, Assistant Youth Programs Director, and their Group Leaders, share in the JCC's commitment to the highest quality of programs while maintaining excellent customer service. Youth Programs Assistant Group Leader is responsible for assisting Group Leaders in implementing age-appropriate recreational activities, to enhance children's developmental and social growth. Youth Programs Assistant Group Leaders will help to impart Jewish themes and values through these camp activities whenever possible. Junior Group Leaders will foster interpersonal relationships among children, and will ensure a safe environment for children to explore their interests and expand on their abilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Work cooperatively with Group Leaders to implement daily activities
  • Assist in maintaining a safe and stimulating environment, to ensure compliance with all state and local health/safety standards and childcare licensure standards
  • Directly support children in all of their daily activities
  • Develop relationships with each child, providing guidance and leadership in friendship building skills
  • Set, by example, a positive and fun tone for camp
  • Work as part of counselor team during all-camp activities
  • Participate in counselor training
  • Work assigned schedule, being sure to arrive and leave on time
  • Responsible for maintenance and cleanliness of equipment and supplies of JCC
  • Comply with all JCC policies and procedures

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to relate to children, parents, members and staff



  • Must have completed sophomore year of high school


  • Past experience working with children, preferably as a JCC Leader-in-Training
  • Must be 16 years of age or older

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to be actively moving for most of the day

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Benefits include:

  • Paid holidays and weather/emergency related closures?
  • Free, confidential counseling services through our Employee Assistance Plan?
  • Aquatics membership for employee and their household?
  • "Learn to Swim" lessons for employee and their household?


Under $25,000

Agency Information:

At the Asheville JCC, all are welcome to share in Jewish traditions, values and culture. The AJCC has been the home for Jewish life in Western North Carolina since 1940, and today we continue to be a vibrant and diverse community of people. The Asheville JCC strengthens Jewish identity, celebrates Jewish culture and builds community through a wide variety of programs for people from all backgrounds, at every stage of life.