Equal Employment Opportunities

Jewish Family Service is committed to ensuring equal opportunity and participation of its volunteers, employees and applicants for employment consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws. The agency’s policy is to accord each employee, volunteer and applicant for employment equal treatment with respect to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including recruitment, selection placement and opportunities for advancement.

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JFS encourages and welcomes diversity. We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a veteran or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal laws. A limited exception to this policy as permitted by law, is that the staffing of certain of our services requires individuals with an understanding of and a commitment to Jewish religious tenets.

JFS has the following openings at this time:

Development and Marketing

  • Marketing and Communications Director

    The Marketing and Communications Director is a key position in the Development & Marketing Department and is responsible for building and executing the marketing strategy for the Agency. This includes building awareness in the community to ensure JFS is raising the funds required to meet the needs of our clients and creating awareness of our services to potential clients.  This role requires a strong storytelling ability – someone who can connect dots and ideas to tell a powerful and compelling narrative in a range of mediums including events (whether online or in-person), editorial, and social media. Executive and internal communications are also a core component of this job. As Director of Communications and Marketing, you must be a thought partner to our CEO and find creative and impactful ways to amplify the CEOs voice.

    In this role, you will be working with an extremely passionate and motivated team. You will also be a member of the Agency’s Executive team.
     
    KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Creates and executes the Agency’s marketing and communications strategy to achieve its mission and goals, and then partners with key stakeholders to execute the plans.
    • Works within the Development & Marketing team to meet donor stewardship and revenue goals.
    • Creates materials and messaging that builds awareness about JFS services and enhances outreach to potential clients.
    • Supports and partners with the CEO on executive communications.
    • Collaborates with Executive team on internal communications.
    • Supports special events and external audience engagement for the Development staff, the Outreach & Education team, and sometimes program staff.
    • Plan and produces marketing and communications materials, including advertising, print and electronic newsletters, and program collateral.
    • Ensures that the brand identity of the Agency is cohesive across departments and events.
    • Develops and executes the public relations plan.
    • Oversees design and creation of the website and all digital communication across channels.
    • Has final approval on vendor and advertising contracts.
    • Manages the marketing and communications budget.
    • Manages the Marketing Manager and the Web Developer and truly engages them in the work.

     
    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • Minimum ten years of experience in related field.
    • Leadership experience with a proven ability to lead and mentor staff.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication.
    • Strong planning and organizational skills.
    • Experience managing a departmental budget.
    • Must be a strong team player with the ability to inspire collaboration to achieve goals.
    • Ability to lead and take direction, be flexible, work independently, think creatively, manage multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure.
    • Knowledge of Jewish community and culture strongly preferred.
    • Experience with Asana or other project management software a plus.

    Jewish Family Service offers competitive wages and a generous benefits package.

    If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and cover letter.

    Applications are only accepted online.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Vets

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Refugee and Immigrant Services

  • Employment Case Manager

    Jewish Family Service is seeking an Employment Case Manager in the Refugee & Immigrant Services program. This full-time (37.5 hours/week) position provides case management services critical to refugee and immigrant clients’ economic stability. The position will work one-on-one with clients to identify and overcome barriers to employment and financial asset building, focusing on long term career planning and advancement.

    The position is based at the JFS’ Kent office, but will have responsibilities throughout Puget Sound. Travel will be required to meetings in the community, medical and social service facilities, and employment appointments.  Regular and punctual attendance with occasional overtime is required, as well as some evenings and weekends.

    Responsibilities:

    • Create a strengths-based individualized career plan with clients, identifying and managing towards short and long term goals.
    • Provide case management that supports stable employment including obtaining/maintaining refugee benefits, addressing routine medical needs, ESL enrollment, transportation support, and assistance with childcare enrollment.
    • Provide ongoing job readiness orientations needed to secure, retain and advance in employment, including interview skills, workplace culture and expectations, and industry-specific skills.
    • Identify asset building goals with clients. Develop realistic plans based on goals. Connect clients to financial institutions and asset building agencies as appropriate.
    • Assist clients in accessing suitable trainings, work experience opportunities, and educational institutions to create entry points into appropriate career pathways.
    • Assess and record client progress towards goals of career plan.
    • Maintain information on community resources and develop relationships with other providers and professionals, as needed.
    • Conduct professional communication and professional networking skills workshops at local partner agencies, community-based organizations and in the Kent office.
    • Support clients through professional mentorship opportunities ensuring ongoing professional support from volunteer mentor.
    • Provide ongoing household budgeting support and teach clients skills needed to build a realistic budget.

     
    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience within field.
    • Experience working with other cultures and ability to effectively communicate with people who speak English as a second language.
    • Case management/employment placement experience a plus.
    • Valid Washington State driver’s license, auto insurance and reliable access to personal vehicle as well as ability to drive agency vehicles required.
    • Familiarity with local community resources and systems in social service support programs.

    Jewish Family Service offers competitive wages and a generous benefits package.

    If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and cover letter.

    Applications are only accepted online.

    NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Vets

    Apply Now

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