Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

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Bus Driver/Maintenance, F/T
The Connection, a community-based nonprofit organization in Summit, NJ, is seeking a part time bus driver. You will transport children to local schools during the school year and other outside events during summer camp.
Qualifications
As a bus driver you will transport children to local schools during the school year and other outside events during summer camp.

  • CDL B with Passenger and School bus endorsements
  • 5 year clean drivers abstract
  • Valid DOT medical card and physical

As a member of the maintenance team you will be responsible for the maintenance and cleanliness of our facility. This includes sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, trash removal, cleaning of men/women’s rooms and locker rooms. You will also be responsible to set up and break down class and meeting rooms including any cleaning that may be needed.

  • Must possess a working knowledge of general cleaning operations and methods, cleaning equipment and cleaning chemicals and their safe application as stated on product labeling.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to follow instructions and complete assignments with minimum supervision.
  • Must be knowledgeable and demonstrate safe work practices such as preventing trip hazards (cord use on vacuums), correct ladder use in changing light bulbs and cleaning windows, proper warning of wet or waxed floors, etc.
  • Must demonstrate an aptitude and desire to continually improve facility janitorial tasks to reduce costs while keeping the facility clean.
Hours
The position will be split between the maintenance department and driving our bus. Work schedule will be based on bus driving needs but will include some evening maintenance shifts.
Compensation
  • Competitive compensation offered.
  • Health insurance, life insurance, 401(k) and paid time off
  • Membership discounts offered to staff and their families (work hour minimums apply) including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.
Contact
Please send resume and availability to Nancy.MacNiven@theconnectiononline.org
Bus Driver, P/T
The Connection, a community-based nonprofit organization in Summit, NJ, is seeking a part time bus driver. You will transport children to local schools during the school year and other outside events during summer camp.
Qualifications
  • CDL B with Passenger and School bus endorsements
  • Drivers abstract
  • Valid DOT medical card and physical
Hours
  • Position available includes days but position requires flexibility.
Compensation
  • Competitive compensation offered.
Contact
Please send resume and availability to Nancy.MacNiven@theconnectiononline.org
Aquatics Director, F/T
The Connection in Summit, NJ, known for its excellent aquatic programs is looking for a director who is passionate about Aquatics and enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. The Aquatics Director plans and manages all aspects of instructional, recreational, and pre-competitive programs. Responsibilities also include pool facility operations and maintenance. The Director hires, trains and supervises a staff of 50. The position reports to the Senior Director and includes teaching/coaching/guarding as well as some evenings and weekends.
Requirements
Applicants should have four years of experience in lifeguarding/coaching/swim instruction including aquatics supervision/management with two years of customer service experience. Red Cross Lifeguarding certificate is required and Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor (LGI) is preferred. NSPF Certified Pool Operator (CPO) and Lifeguard Instructor Trainer (LGIT) are also preferred and will be required within one year of employment.
Compensation
Competitive compensation offered. Membership discounts offered to staff and their families (work hour minimums apply) including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.
Contact
Lifeguard, P/T
The Connection, known for its excellent aquatic programs, is seeking experienced lifeguards to join our team.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • You will monitor swimming areas and provides assistance and protection to users of the pool and aquatic facility
  • You will ensure the safety of patrons of the aquatic facility by preventing and responding to emergencies as a lifeguard.
  • You will supervise and guard the pool and aquatic facility and ensures participants adhere to all Connection aquatic guidelines and procedures.
  • Presents professional appearance and attitude at all times, and maintains a high standard of customer service.
Requirements
  • First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguard Certification.
  • Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all swimmers.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aide effectively.
Hours
We have a variety of positions available including days (early morning, midday, afternoon), evenings and weekends.
Compensation
  • Competitive compensation offered.
  • Membership discounts offered to staff and their families (work hour minimums apply) including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.
To Apply
Swim Instructor, P/T
The Connection is seeking experienced swim instructors to join our team.
Roles and Responsibilities
  • You will be responsible for teaching safe pool and water practices while instructing swimming skills and techniques.
  • Instruct aquatics class in accordance with course description and curriculum goals established by Aquatics Director; safely utilizing specific equipment.
  • Instruct each class participant in a way that he/she understands class format, and is swimming in a manner which is both beneficial and safe.
  • Ensures the safety and well-being of all class and program participants during youth and/or adult classes
Requirements
  • First Aid, CPR, and Lifeguard Certification.
  • Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all swimmers.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aide effectively.
Hours
We have a variety of positions available including days, evenings and weekends.
Compensation
  • Competitive compensation offered.
  • Membership discounts offered to staff and their families (work hour minimums apply) including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.
To Apply
Ballroom Dance Instructor, P/T
The Connection is seeking a substitute Ballroom Dance Instructor.
Contact
Please send resume and pay requirements to the Dance and Performing Arts Director, Jessica Fascenelli Weisenbach
jessica.fascenelli@theconnectiononline.org
Irish Dance Instructor, P/T
The Connection is seeking an Irish Dance instructor. Previous Irish Dance teaching or performance experience required.
Contact
Please send resume and pay requirements to the Dance and Performing Arts Director, Jessica Fascenelli Weisenbach
jessica.fascenelli@theconnectiononline.org
After School Program Assistant, P/T
The Connection is seeking an experienced, responsible and fun After School Program Assistant. The ideal candidate has experience supervising groups of Elementary-aged youth and planning engaging activities. Additional responsibilities include assisting with the management of the program, building strong relationships with parents and families, and representing the program to the school.
The Connection After School Program offers a daily enrichment-based program for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade youth attending Summit Public Schools. Programs are offered at each of the 5 elementary schools, the early childhood center, as well as at The Connection’s facility.
Aspiring educators, undergraduates, summer camp counselors, and teacher assistants encouraged to apply!
Qualifications
  • Experience working with groups elementary-aged children;
  • Fun, active, and creative mindset toward working with children;
  • Some experience helping children with tasks, such as homework;
  • Ability to commit to a routine schedule with punctuality;
  • Must be able to provide own transportation.
Hours
Monday – Friday, 3:00pm – 6:00pm while school is in session, following the Summit Public Schools calendar. Additional hours may be offered and approved by Director of Enrichment Programs and Camps.
Compensation
Competitive compensation offered. Membership discounts offered to staff and their families (work hour minimums apply) including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.
Contact
Please send resume and availability to Sean.OConnor@theconnectiononline.org
After School Site Director, P/T
The Connection is seeking a qualified, experienced, and organized After School Site Director. The ideal candidate holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching, Education, Social Work, or a related field; NJ State Teachers Certifications preferred. The candidate should have experience supervising groups of Elementary-aged youth and planning engaging activities. Additional responsibilities include supervising program assistants, ordering and organizing site supplies, representing the program to the school, and other administrative tasks.
The Connection After School Program offers a daily enrichment-based program for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade youth attending Summit Public Schools. Programs are offered at each of the 5 elementary schools, the early childhood center, as well as at The Connection’s facility.
Retired teachers, graduate students, and summer camp directors encouraged to apply!

Hours
20 hours per week; Monday – Friday, 2:45pm – 6:00pm while school is in session, following the Summit Public Schools calendar. Additional hours may be offered and approved by Director of Enrichment Programs and Camps.
Compensation
Competitive compensation offered. Membership discounts offered to staff and their families (work hour minimums apply) including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.
Contact
Please send resume and availability to Sean.OConnor@theconnectiononline.org

Gymnastic Coach /Instructor, P/T
The Connection, a community-based nonprofit organization in Summit, NJ, is seeking professional, positive, energetic, and reliable coaches/instructors to join our growing program. Must work well with other staff members in a team environment.

Qualifications
  • Commitment to providing a safe positive environment for all participants.
  • Instruction in beginner to advanced level gymnastics and Warrior Challenge classes.
  • Coaching recreational teams, pre team, and competitive teams.
  • Working knowledge of USAG JO compulsory through optional levels, USAG Xcel program and USAIGC program.
  • Coaching experience that demonstrates instruction using correct technique and excellence in execution.
  • Knowledge of safe progression from basic to advanced level skills.
  • Knowledge of drills that reinforce good technique and execution.
  • Understanding of safe and effective strength, conditioning and flexibility.
  • Ability to plan for seasonal training approaches and techniques.
  • Able to teach and spot advanced gymnastic skills on all competitive events.

Preferred consideration for:

  • BS degree in related field
  • USAG Membership, safety certification, U100, SafeSport, background check.
  • CPR certified
Hours
  • Part time or Full time potential
  • Must be available for weekend hours
  • Attendance at conferences and workshops
Compensation
  • Competitive Wages for part time and full time.
  • Vacation, sick time, personal time, holidays, and health insurance, and 401K for full time positions.
  • Membership discounts offered to staff and their families (work hour minimums apply) including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.
Contact
Please send resume and availability to Nancy.MacNiven@theconnectiononline.org
Youth Enrichment Instructor, P/T
The Connection in Summit, NJ, known for its excellent aquatics, fitness and enrichment programs is looking for PT Youth Instructors to join our team. Each class is offered once a week as part of a full spectrum of enrichment classes. Enrichment classes are 45-minutes or an hour depending on the age group of the students.
Roles and Responsibilities
In this position you will:

  • Enrich the lives of children by delivering engaging, enrichment classes in overall and specific areas within the S.T.E.A.M. arena (STEM, Art, Coding, etc.).
  • Guide students in educational activities designed to promote intellectual, social, and physical growth.
  • Teach students to work individually and collaboratively to solve problems and to think both logically and creatively.
Requirements
  • Dependable, punctual and responsible individual with high energy and a child-friendly persona.
  • Classroom or group management skills, particularly with children.
  • Experience in the instructional subject area.
  • Experience developing age-appropriate enrichment curriculum.
  • Ideal candidates are teachers, former teachers, teacher’s aides and education majors.
  • Current college students are encouraged to apply as this position is an excellent way to gain teaching experience.
Compensation
Competitive compensation offered. Membership discounts offered to staff and their families (work hour minimums apply) including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.
Contact
Please send resume and availability to Youth Program Director, Lauara Burton, at
laura.burton@theconnectiononline.org
There is a place for everyone at The Connection! If you have the desire to help, we can be flexible to meet your schedule. Volunteer at The Connection and take part in a rewarding experience that will enrich both you and our organization.
Volunteer Dance & Performing Arts Instructor
The Connection is seeking a volunteer assistant Dance & Performing Arts instructor. This is a great opportunity for teens and tweens to gain experience and volunteer hours.
Contact
Please email
jessica.fascenelli@theconnectiononline.org for more information
Special Needs Swim Program Volunteer
Volunteers will be working with special needs participants ages 3-adult with a variety of disabilities. Must be ages 15+ and comfortable in deep and shallow water.
Hours
Saturdays 12-1pm
Sundays 1:30-3:30pm
Contact
Please email
aquatics@theconnectiononline.org for more information
English as a Second Language
Tutor newcomers to the U.S. No experience is necessary. Flexible hours, Monday-Thursday; mornings or Monday evenings.
Contact
Please email
jane.walbridge@theconnectiononline.org for more information
Urdu Speaker Volunteer Needed for ESL
Tutor individual Urdu speaking student. No experience is necessary. Flexible hours, Monday-Thursday; mornings or Monday evenings.
Contact
Please email
jane.walbridge@theconnectiononline.org for more information
Voluntaria Bilingue | Bi-lingual Pathways Volunteer
Bilingue mujeres sobrevivientes de cancer de seno para proveer apoyo a mujeres de habla hispana.
Bi-lingual breast cancer survivors to provide peer support to Spanish speaking women.
Contact
Please email
pathways@theconnectiononline.org for more information
Drivers and Cooks for Pathways Cooks
Pathways cooks provides healthy, whole foods meals to women undergoing chemotherapy and their families. Drivers are needed on Wednesdays to deliver meals from 5:30pm – 6:30pm and would require between 30-60 minutes of driving time. Cooking volunteers are needed Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-3:30 pm. Volunteers are needed to prep, cook, clean up or deliver meals. Two hour shifts or full shifts are both welcome.
Contact
Please email
pathways@theconnectiononline.org for more information