Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

The Connection is a wonderful place to work. Many positions offer flexible hours; and, employees are eligible for facility use and class discounts. Applications are available at the Front Desk or click here to downloadThe Connection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe our differences make us better.

The Connection is celebrating 100 years of providing innovative programs ensuring opportunities are available to all.

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Lifeguard

The Connection in Summit is seeking Lifeguards to join our team. In this position you will:

  • Monitor swimming areas and aids and protection to users of the pool and aquatic facility
  • Ensure the safety of patrons of the aquatic facility by preventing and responding to emergencies as a lifeguard.
  • Supervise and guard the pool and aquatic facility and ensures participants adhere to all Connection aquatic guidelines and procedures.
  • Always presents professional appearance and attitude and maintains a high standard of customer service.
Requirements
  • Lifeguard Certification
  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • Must be physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aide effectively.
Hours

Monday – Friday 7am – 8pm (subs needed occasionally)

Saturday and Sunday – 7am – 5pm (weekend availability needed)

Compensation

$16.00 per hour 

Part time employee benefits include:
  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children's classes.
  • Free Lifeguard/CPR/AED recertification for current employees

Swim Instructor

The Connection in Summit, NJ, known for its excellent aquatic programs, is seeking experienced swim instructors to join our team. In this position:

  • You will be responsible for teaching safe pool and water practices to each student while instructing swimming skills and techniques in a manner which is both beneficial and safe.
  • You will ensure the safety and well-being of all class and program participants during youth and/or adult classes.
Requirements
  • Experience teaching swim classes. Must be comfortable with teaching all age groups.
  • Lifeguard/CPR/AED required.
  • Will be required to take on lifeguarding shifts.
  • Must be physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aid effectively.
Hours

Weekdays from 3:30pm-6:30pm and Saturdays from 9am-12pm

Compensation
  • $20.00 per hour for group swim lesson
  • Extra compensation offered for teaching private lessons.

Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time (after 3 months of employment)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.
  • Free Lifeguard/CPR/AED recertification for current employees

Water Exercise Instructor

The Connection in Summit, NJ, known for its excellent aquatic programs, is seeking an experienced Water Exercise Instructor to join our team. In this position:

  • You will provide a challenging exercise routine in either deep or shallow water that utilizes all major muscle groups in the body and challenges the cardiovascular system.
  • You will instruct the water exercise class in accordance with course description and curriculum goals established by Aquatics Director.
  • Instruct each class participant in a way that he/she understands the class format and is exercising in a manner that is both beneficial and safe.
Qualifications
  • Experience teaching water exercise classes
  • First Aid and CPR required. Must be physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aide effectively
  • Lifeguard Certification preferred
Hours

Our current need is Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9am -11am (two 45-minute classes) with extra hours as a substitute available.

Compensation
  • Competitive compensation offered.
  • Employee benefits such as paid sick leave after 4 months, 401(k), free parking, membership discounts offered to staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Fitness Center Staff
The Connection, in Summit, NJ, known for its excellent fitness programs is seeking part-time Fitness Center Staff to join our team. In this role you will work with members to develop, guide, and monitor their personal fitness goals.

Responsibilities

  • Develops a responsible personal training program for members. Keeps record of members progress and submits paperwork for reimbursement.
  • Monitors current members’ progress and gives advice regarding program progression.
  • Staff the Fitness floor to monitor members for safety, answer questions and provide floor supervision.
Qualifications

Must be certified as a Personal Trainer through a nationally recognized agency and CPR/AED certified.

Hours

Shift available for Sundays 7-5pm. Other days may become available as needed per schedule. This could lead to a permanent shift as hours expand.

Compensation

Competitive compensation offered.
Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time (after 3 months of employment
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Adult Dance Instructor
The Connection is a non-profit, women-led organization dedicated to enhancing lives and fostering community.

The Connection, a community-based nonprofit organization in Summit, NJ, is searching for highly motivated and enthusiastic Adult Dance Teacher. In this role, you will:

  • Instruct evening adult dance program classes in accordance with course description and curriculum using proper terminology and accurate verbal & physical representation.
  • Create a fun and safe learning environment for the students.
  • Responsible for being prepared for each class with appropriate instructional materials.
  • Make recommendations regarding ordering of any equipment and/or supplies needed as well as in the design and content of new and current classes.
Qualifications
  • Dance experience is required
  • Teaching experience is required
Hours

Currently, we have the following schedule, but are open to switching days/times:

  • Monday 7:00-8:30 Intermediate Jazz
  • Thursday 7:00-8:00 Beginner Jazz
  • Thursday 8:00-9:00 Beginner Tap

Opportunity to sub other adult and youth classes available.

Compensation

Competitive compensation offered.
Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time (after 3 months of employment
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.
Member Services Representative, Part Time
The Connection, a community-based nonprofit organization in Summit, NJ is seeking a reliable part time Member Services Representative. As a part of the member services team, you will work as registrar, cashier and receptionist while providing excellent customer service. You will provide information to members, volunteers and the public on The Connection activities and programs.

Qualifications
  • Ability to multi-task and solve problems independently
  • Excellent phone demeanor and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and positive attitude
  • Customer service experience is required. Previous/current work in a non-profit or fitness center environment is preferred.
  • The Connection uses Daxko operations membership management software. Knowledge of the software is not required but the willingness learn is.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish highly desirable
Hours

Monday- Friday 11-4pm

Weekends , Nights and Early Mornings as needed.

Compensation
  • Competitive compensation starting at $15.13 per hour.

Part time employee benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Afterschool Program Assistant, Part Time
The Connection, a community-based nonprofit organization in Summit, NJ, is seeking an experienced and responsible Afterschool Program Assistant. In this role, you will assist with the management of the after school program.

Responsibilities
  • Working alongside the After School Director, helps manage a 5 day afterschool program (2:45PM – 6:00PM).
  • Uses positive behavior management strategies to support continued engagement of youth.
  • Assists with daily schedule that includes homework help, free time, enrichment, and other activities as directed.
  • Assists with the supervision of participants. This includes working one on one to provide assistance with an activity.
  • Serves as a substitute bus aide and assists in the safe transportation of children enrolled in The Connection program.
  • Attends training as required.
Qualifications
  • Experience working with groups of elementary-aged children.
  • Experience helping children with tasks, such as homework.
  • Fun, active, and creative mindset toward working with children.
  • Ability to commit to a routine schedule with punctuality.
  • CPR certification – required within the first three months of employment.
Hours

Monday – Friday 2:45pm – 6:00pm while school is in session (10 months), following the Summit Public Schools calendar.

Schedule:

  • Afternoon shift
  • After school
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Compensation

Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

The Connection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe our differences make us better.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: From $15.13 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Retirement plan

Gymnastics Coach/Instructor, Part Time
The Connection Gymnastics – Summit Summies Team in Summit, NJ is looking for professional, mature, positive, energetic, and reliable part time Coaches/Instructors to join our growing program. Must work well with other staff members in a team environment. Our program is delivered in a positive and progressive environment. We provide an opportunity for gymnasts of all levels to learn and to develop life skills that will be with them when they leave the gym.

Opportunity to coach USAG levels 3,4,5, 6,7, Xcel Gold, Platinum and Diamond. Depending on interest, experience, knowledge and availability, coaching responsibilities are available as an assistant or in a lead role to continue developing excellence and team growth for all levels. Additional hours are available in the class program.

Responsibilities
Responsibilities and experience may include but are not limited to:

  • Commitment to providing a safe positive environment for all participants.
  • Coaching recreational teams (Xcel), pre team, and competitive development program teams.
  • Working knowledge of USAG WDP levels 3-8, and Xcel program.
  • Coaching experience that demonstrates instruction using correct technique and excellence in execution.
  • Knowledge and ability to teach safe progression from basic to advanced level skills.
  • Knowledge and ability to teach drills that reinforce good technique and execution.
  • Understanding of safe and effective strength, conditioning and flexibility.
  • Understanding of seasonal training approaches and techniques.
  • Basic understanding and ability to spot skills.
  • Must be available for some weekend hours (meets).
  • Ability to use computer for administrative duties.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills.
  • References required.
Preferred (not required) consideration for:
  • Degree or education in related field
  • USAG Membership, safety certification, U100, SafeSport, background check.
  • CPR certified
  • Attendance at conferences and workshops
Compensation

Competitive Wages based on knowledge, experience and level of responsibility
and leadership accepted for the position.

Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Gymnastics/Tumbling/Warrior Instructor, Part Time
The Connection Gymnastics and the Summit Summies Team located in Summit, NJ is looking for professional, mature, positive, energetic, and reliable Instructors to join our growing program. Our program is delivered in a positive and progressive environment. We provide an opportunity for gymnasts of all levels to learn and to develop life skills that will be with them when they leave the gym.

Recreational class instructors needed for weekday mornings, early afternoons, after school, weekend, preschool and school age girls’ gymnastics, tumbling and warrior classes. Flexible scheduling is available.

Responsibilities
  • Teach recreational level gymnastics, tumbling or warrior classes.
  • Must be able to manage groups of children with enthusiastic and positive interaction.
  • Knowledge and ability to understand safety in skill progression.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills.
  • Must work well with other staff members in a team environment.
Preferred (not required) consideration for:
  • Teaching experience is preferred but will train people with an interest or background in sport, fitness or
    dance.
  • Experience with gymnastics, tumbling or warrior activities.
  • Degree, education or training in sports, fitness, dance or movement.
  • CPR certified
Hours
Flexible scheduling, but consistent commitment to assigned days and hours for each 10-week session.
Compensation
We offer a competitive wage based on knowledge, experience and level of responsibility and leadership
accepted for the position.
Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Dance Instructor
The Connection is looking for a dance instructor for preschool and school age classes. In this position, you will be responsible for providing a fun and effective class to members participating in the program. You will teach a dynamic program using the fundamentals of dance.

Requirements
Previous teaching experience. Additional training will be provided to the right candidate.
Hours

Currently recruiting for substitute instructors. Additional hours may be available as we add classes to our schedule.

Compensation

Competitive compensation offered.

Employee benefits such as paid sick leave after 4 months, 401(k), free parking, membership discounts offered to staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

We’re thinking SUMMER at The Connection, a community-based nonprofit organization in Summit, NJ. Our summer camp is committed to providing campers with excellent recreational, educational, and fun experiences while creating a memorable summer in a physically and emotionally safe environment. We are accredited by the ACA (American Camp Association).

The Connection is currently recruiting for 9 great weeks of summer camp employment June 24 – August 23.

Morning camps run 8:30am - l:30pm, Monday - Friday
Afternoon camps run 12:15pm - 4:45pm, Monday - Friday
All day option is 8:30am-4:45pm, Monday - Friday

The following positions are available this summer:

Summer Camp Counselor
Come be part of The Connection’s excellent summer camp program! We are currently looking for Summer Camp Counselors to join us.

As a Camp Counselor you will be responsible for leading an assigned group of children enrolled in the summer camp program. You will ensure each camper has a fun experience in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

Hours and Openings

As a camp counselor you can opt to work a half day – mornings or afternoons, or a full day.

Morning camps run 8:30am – l:30pm, Monday – Friday
Afternoon camps run 12:15pm – 4:45pm, Monday – Friday
All day option is 8:30am-4:45pm, Monday – Friday

We currently have openings:

  • Week 1: 6/24-6/28
  • Week 2: 7/01-7/03
  • Week 3: 7/08-7/12
  • Week 4: 7/15-7/19
  • Week 5: 7/22-7/26
  • Week 6: 7/29-8/02
  • Week 7: 8/05-8/09
  • Week 8: 8/12-8/16
  • Week 9: 8/19-8/23
Compensation

We offer a competitive wage based on experience.

Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Theater Camp Coordinator
Come be part of The Connection’s excellent summer camp program! We are currently looking for a Theater Camp Coordinator to join our team. As a Theater Camp Coordinator you will be responsible for leading an assigned group of children enrolled in the summer camp program. You will ensure each camper has a fun experience in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

Must have experience in theater and/or dance and experience working with children.

Choreographing/producing children's theater preferred.

Hours and Openings

Monday – Friday, 12-5pm OR 12-6pm

  • Week 1: 6/24-6/28
  • Week 2: 7/01-7/03
  • Week 3: 7/08-7/12
  • Week 4: 7/15-7/19
  • Week 5: 7/22-7/26
  • Week 6: 7/29-8/02
  • Week 7: 8/05-8/09
  • Week 8: 8/12-8/16
  • Week 9: 8/19-8/23
Compensation

We offer a competitive wage based on experience.

Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

STEM Camp Coordinator
Come be part of The Connection’s excellent summer camp program! We are currently looking for STEM Camp Coordinators to join our team. As a Camp Coordinator you will be responsible for leading an assigned group of children enrolled in the summer camp program. You will ensure each camper has a fun experience in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

STEM for ages 8-12

Experience working with children and STEM experience required

Hours and Openings

6/24-6/28 and 7/08-8/23

12-5pm OR 12-6pm, Monday – Friday

Compensation

We offer a competitive wage based on experience.

Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Art Camp Coordinators
Come be part of The Connection’s excellent summer camp program! We are currently looking for Art Camp Coordinators to join our team.

As a Camp Coordinator you will be responsible for leading an assigned group of children enrolled in the summer camp program. You will ensure each camper has a fun experience in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

Art camp ages 6-12. Experience working with children and art experience required.

Hours and Openings

Camp weeks 1-9 – 6/24-8/23

12-5pm OR 12-6pm, Monday-Friday

Compensation

We offer a competitive wage based on experience.

Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Preschool Camp Coordinator
Come be part of The Connection’s excellent summer camp program! We are currently looking for Preschool Camp Coordinator to join our team.

As a Camp Coordinator you will be responsible for leading an assigned group of children enrolled in the summer camp program. You will ensure each camper has a fun experience in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

Preschool camps for ages 3-5.

Experience working with children required. Lead teacher experience preferred.

Hours and Openings

Weeks 1 through 9- 6/24-8/23
12-5pm OR 12-6pm, Monday – Friday

Compensation

We offer a competitive wage based on experience.

Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Fashion and Cooking/Baking Camp Coordinator
Come be part of The Connection’s excellent summer camp program! We are currently looking for Fashion and Cooking/Baking Camp Coordinator to join our team.

As a Camp Coordinator you will be responsible for leading an assigned group of children enrolled in the summer camp program. You will ensure each camper has a fun experience in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

Qualifications
Fashion and Cooking/Baking experience and experience working with children preferred.

Hours and Openings

Weeks 1-9 – 6/24-8/23

12-5pm OR 12-6pm, Monday – Friday

Compensation

We offer a competitive wage based on experience.

Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Sports Camp Coordinators (Sub)
Come be part of The Connection’s excellent summer camp program! We are currently looking for Sports Camp Coordinators (Sub) to join our team.

As a Camp Coordinator you will be responsible for leading an assigned group of children enrolled in the summer camp program. You will ensure each camper has a fun experience in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

Sports for ages 6-12.

Experience working with children and sports experience required.

Hours and Openings

Dates to be determined

12-5pm (other subbing hours may be available)

Compensation

We offer a competitive wage based on experience.

Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Fitness and Nature Camp Coordinators
Come be part of The Connection’s excellent summer camp program! We are currently looking for Fitness and Nature Camp Coordinators to join our team.

As a Camp Coordinator you will be responsible for leading an assigned group of children enrolled in the summer camp program. You will ensure each camper has a fun experience in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

Experience in fitness and nature and working with children required

 

Hours and Openings

Weeks 3-8 (7/8-8/16) with counselor positions available 6/24-7/3 and 8/19-8/23 if interested

12-5pm OR 12-6pm

Compensation

We offer a competitive wage based on experience.

Part time benefits include:

  • 401(k) with an employer match after eligibility period
  • Transit Reimbursement Program
  • Paid sick time
  • Free parking
  • Membership discounts for staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

Counselor In Training (CIT)
The Connection is seeking CIT's (Counselors in Training) for Summer Camp 2024! The role of the CIT is to assist counselors during the camp day and act as a role model for children enrolled in the summer camp program to create a positive and safe environment.

Age Requirement: 14 - 15 years old
Commitment: We ask for a 4-week commitment from the CIT
For more information on the CIT program, please contact: Kate Kenyon (kate.kenyon@theconnectiononline.org)

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ESL Volunteers
The Connection is seeking friendly volunteers to teach English as a Second Language to non-English-speaking adults at The Connection. No prior experience needed, and training and resources provided. This is an excellent way to give back to our community and meet wonderful people from around the world. Minimum time commitment is 2 hours a week.

Please contact our ESL Director, Moona, at moona.elsevier@theconnectiononline.org

Counselor In Training (CIT)
The Connection is seeking CIT's (Counselors in Training) for Summer Camp 2024! The role of the CIT is to assist counselors during the camp day and act as a role model for children enrolled in the summer camp program to create a positive and safe environment.
Age Requirement: 14 - 15 years old
Commitment: We ask for a 4-week commitment from the CIT
For more information on the CIT program, please contact: Kate Kenyon (kate.kenyon@theconnectiononline.org)