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Fitness Director
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 E. Clinton Ave.
Tenafly, NJ 07670

Principal Responsibilities:

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is seeking a Fitness Director (Director) primarily responsible for directing, training, overseeing and maintaining all aspects of the fitness and wellness programs of the JCC. The Director will serve as an integral part of the Health and Wellness management team, agency as a whole and will work closely in conjunction with the membership & marketing department. The Director will be expected to provide excellence in customer service, safety and cleanliness for the fitness facilities. The Director must be detail oriented, organized, flexible and able to handle multiple projects at the same time.

Duties and Responsibilities


Management & Supervision

Equipment Maintenance


Program Planning and Development

Work Environment & Physical Demands

The work environment at the JCC is fast paced with everyday being different from the next. The JCC's membership is made of a diverse population with varying needs. Director must be able to work with people from different backgrounds, abilities, and opinions. Director must be able to safely lift/move 45lbs. All employees have frequent interactions with cleaning products including, but not limited to disinfectant wipes and spray, and wear PPE as directed under COVID guidelines. Director role may include long periods of standing, sitting, computer use, and exposure to loud noise. Director must be able to sit, stand, bend, twist, lift, pull, climb, and kneel. As part of the H&W leadership team, Director will serve as DOD 2-3 holidays on a rotating schedule.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and incumbent will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by supervisor or other management as required. The JCC reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

The Kaplen JCC on the Palisade works to safeguard the health of employees and their families; members and visitors; and the community at large during the pandemic and have thus instituted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy. This policy is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities and should be interpreted in alignment with applicable law. All Kaplen JCC employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as determined by the CDC, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Potential employees need to provide proof of vaccination or request a reasonable accommodation at the onset of employment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualifications & Specialized Skills


$55,000 - $65,000

Agency Information:

Kaplen JCC On The Palisades is a welcoming home away from home for all who pass through its front doors. Our 185,000 square foot building plus acres of outside grounds feature 2 fitness centers, an indoor and outdoor aquatics center, group exercise, spin and pilates studios, 2 gymnasiums, tennis and racquet courts, indoor track, a luxurious spa, multiple playgrounds and fields and so much more. The JCC is home to the renowned Thurnauer School of Music, Leonard and Syril Rubin Nursery School, Neil Klatskin Day Camp, and the JCC Dance and Drama Schools. The JCC is also proud to offer extensive, high quality programs and services to adults of all ages, as well as to seniors and individuals with special needs.


Our vision is to be the center point of Jewish life in our community and to engage all generations in our mission and values.

Deeply rooted in Jewish values and tradition, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades is a vibrant home for the Jewish People that welcomes all and cultivates the social, intellectual, physical and spiritual well-being of the entire community.


We are committed to demonstrating the following values and ask respect for these values from those with whom we interact:

TIKKUN OLAM (repairing the world)