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The community we serve, the colleagues we work with and the great facility we work in, make the Goodman Community Center a pretty great place to work. We welcome you to read about why our employees love to work here. Our staff is committed to strengthening lives and securing futures of all our participants, customers and facility users, from little ones to older adults.


Elementary Summer Camp Teachers

The Goodman Community Center is seeking to hire teachers for our elementary summer camp program. Summer camp at the Goodman Community Center is a place for children from all backgrounds to play, socialize, learn and grow. A summer camp teacher is responsible for the overall supervision of all children enrolled in program. Summer camp teachers carry out daily activities, ensure the safety and physical well-being of the children, maintain daily communication with parents, and work within the childcare team to provide a high quality summer camp experience!

Goodman's state licensed, City of Madison accredited elementary summer camp program provides an enriching environment for children 5-12 years of age. Children will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning designed to build proficiency in reading, math, and science in fun, hands-on ways! Each week will also offer a theme with staff led enrichment options, swimming lessons, arts/crafts, recreational games, visits to favorite community locations and more.

Hourly Position: Monday-Friday (40 hours/week). Program hours are 7:30am-5:30 p.m.
Hourly Rate: $12.85-14.00/hour depending on experience and ability and willingness to drive.

Program runs June 12-August 11. Planning hours available in May 2017. Position reports to the Assistant Director of Childcare Programs

Please download a complete position description. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and should be submitted to Lisa Jacob.

Director of Programs

Posted Feb. 16, 2017

This senior leadership role is responsible for the operational success of the Goodman Community Center’s programs designed to strengthen lives and secure futures for children and youth ages 3-18. This role ensures unified team management, team development, program delivery, and continuous quality improvement and evaluation.  Programs include: Early Childhood Education (preschool and four-year-old kindergarten), out-of-school-time programming for: Elementary, Middle, and High School, Girls Inc. of Greater Madison, Fit Youth Initiative, TEENworks Seed to Table Innovative Education and employment, and parent and family programming.

Exciting change is ahead as GCC will begin renovation of the nearby Brassworks building in the summer of 2017 providing new program spaces in the fall of 2018.


  • Minimum of a BA, MA in social work or related field preferred.
  • At least 5 years of experience in a team management role.
  • Minimum of 3 years grant writing experience.
  • Ability to interpret complex federal, state and private funding regulations and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of conscious discipline, Positive Youth Development, youth engagement, and alternative educational approaches.
  • Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models, and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programs.
  • Strength in managing, developing, coaching, and retaining individuals and teams, empowering them to engage in self-assessment and continual quality improvement.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details.

Special Position Requirements:

  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for the Goodman Community Center’s mission.
  • Maintain a flexible work schedule to meet the demands of management.
  • Ability to translate strategic goals into achievable steps.

Please download a complete position description.

Competitive wage and benefit package. Please include resume with applications preferred by February 27 to Lisa Jacob.

Substitute Childcare Teachers


Looking for part-time or occasional hours working with great kids and staff? GCC has opportunities to for substitute teach in our preschool and afterschool programs. Must have experience with preschool or elementary age children and coursework in Early Childhood Ed or related field.

Substitute teachers may be called in advance to cover vacations, staff development trainings, meetings or other planned absences. Substitutes may also be called in on short notice to cover for staff out ill. The amount of shifts you decide to fill is entirely up to you.

Our hourly rate is $12-14/hour depending on qualifications and experience. Please submit a resume and application to Lisa Jacob.


Ask our receptionist for an application or download and complete an Employment Application Form below. You may want to download the form by right-clicking and selecting "Save As". Include your name in the file name.

PDF Fillable Application

If you choose to fill out this PDF form, please add your name when saving the file. For example, "GCC Employment Application_Jane Smith.pdf"

Microsoft Word Application

Mail or email your completed application to the person listed for the job you are applying for:

Lisa Jacob, Assistant Director and Human Resources Manager
Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St.
Madison, WI 53704

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Angela Tortorice, Assistant Director of Childcare Programs
Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa St.
Madison, WI 53704

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