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.

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Bus Driver
The Connection, a leading community-based nonprofit organization in Summit, NJ is seeking a part time school bus driver. In this role, you will transport children to and from local schools during the school year.

Qualifications
  • CDL license with Passenger and School bus endorsements. Will consider applicants who do not have P & S endorsements and will assist in obtaining them.
  • 5 year clean Drivers abstract
  • Valid DOT medical card and physical
  • All applicants for bus driver positions with The Connection are subject to pre-employment and random drug and alcohol tests.
Hours
  • Position available is part-time afternoons – 12pm -1:30pm and 2:45pm – 3:15pm following the Summit school district calendar
  • Summer driving hours may be available
  • We offer a three-hour guarantee if hired for both shifts
  • We will consider hiring for only one of the two shifts available
Compensation
  • Competitive compensation starting at $21.00 – $25.00 per hour.
  • Employee benefits such as paid sick leave after 4 months, 401(k), transit benefit program, 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.
Coach/Instructor
The Connection and the Summit Summies, a community-based nonprofit organization in Summit, NJ, is looking for a part-time Gymnastic Coach/Instructor who is a professional, positive, energetic, and reliable coach/instructor to join our program. Must work well with other staff members in a team environment. Will consider coaching experiences from pre-team to advanced competitive levels, school age through high school.
Qualifications
  • Commitment to follow all health regulations, policies, and procedures as related to COVID-19 precautions.
  • Commitment to providing a safe positive environment for all participants.
  • Instruction in beginner to advanced level gymnastics.
  • Coaching recreational teams, pre-team, and competitive teams.
  • Working knowledge of USAG JO compulsory through optional levels and USAG Xcel 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.
  • Knowledge of safe and effective strength, conditioning, and flexibility.
  • Ability to plan for seasonal training approaches and techniques.
  • Ability to use computer for administrative duties.
  • Able to spot a wide variety of skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills.
Preferred consideration for:
  • BS degree in related field
  • USAG Membership, safety certification, U100, SafeSport, background check.
  • CPR certified
  • Attendance at conferences and workshops
Hours
Weekday afternoon/evenings and Saturdays. All hours of availability will be considered.
Compensation
    • Competitive wage commensurate with experience.
    • 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.
To Apply

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 21 – August 20. Our morning camps run 8:30am -1:30pm, our afternoon camps run 12:15pm – 4:30pm and our all day option is 8:30am -4:45pm. Full-day positions are available by pairing AM and PM camps.

The following positions are available this summer:

Camp Coordinator: you will be responsible for camp preparation, planning daily activities, teaching/leading campers throughout the camp day. Teaching experience and degree preferred, 1+ year of experience working with children in group setting. Openings are available in the following afternoon camps:

  • Robotics, Digital Media and Engineering (week of 6/28, 7/5, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9)
  • STEM (all 9 weeks- 6/21 – 8/20)
  • Fashion (week of 7/12, 7/19, 8/2)
  • Prop & Set Design (week of 6/28, 7/5, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9)
  • 3-6 year old group (all 9 weeks- 6/21-8/20)

Camp Teacher: you will be responsible for choreographing and teaching dance to campers during camp rotations throughout the day. Teaching and dance experience is required. 

  • Openings are available for all 9 weeks of afternoon camp.

Camp Counselor: you will be responsible for leading assigned group of children. Experience working with children is a group setting is preferred.

  • Openings are available for all 9 weeks of camp.

We offer a competitive wage and membership discounts offered to staff and their families including access to fitness facility and pool as well as adult and children’s classes.

To apply, email Jessica.Fascenelli@theconnectiononline.org.