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.

125 Years of Caring

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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 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. 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.
    • 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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Project DVORA Domestic Violence Services

  • Domestic Violence Advocacy Program Manager

    We are currently seeking a Domestic Violence Advocacy Program Manager to join our Project DVORA Domestic Violence Services team. This full-time (37.5 hours per week) position will supervise and manager a community-based advocacy program serving domestic violence survivors. The Domestic Violence Advocacy Program Manager will provide direct services support to survivors of domestic violence, as well as assist the department director in managing the community-based advocacy team.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Supervise and manage a team of community-based DV advocates in Project DVORA
      • Provide individual supervision to the advocates; Support training and orientation of new advocacy staff
      • Manage the administrative and grant-related duties of the advocacy program
    • Provide direct advocacy services to survivors in a manner that is survivor-driven, flexible and geared toward each specific survivor’s needs and priorities
      • Assist survivors in accessing the specific services they identify they need
        • Advocating in legal, housing, medical, mental health, child welfare, financial, education, and other systems
      • Increase social connectedness by helping survivors and their children build / re-build social support
      • Increase economic stability by distributing flexible assistance funds to address key concrete financial barriers faced by survivors
    • Field and respond to new caller inquiries on the Project DVORA Helpline
    • Co-facilitate groups for individuals and families impacted by DV
    • Consultation and collaboration with the Project DVORA Legal team, and the JFS Counseling Program
      • Provide ongoing referrals and wraparound coordination with the Legal Team and the Counseling Program
    • Attend DV coalition and stakeholder meetings and support the advocacy team in staying engaged with the larger DV community.
      • Network with other DV professionals
      • Create and provide trainings (including Jewish cultural competency trainings) with and for DV agencies, social workers, therapists, and other community organizations and professionals
    • Outreach and engagement with Jewish community
      • Create and implement DV educational and outreach programs for Jewish organizations, synagogues, professionals, schools, and the community at-large
      • Provide consultation to Jewish community educators, rabbis, and professionals

     
    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master’s Degree in Human Service Field plus 2 years related experience OR 4-year college degree plus 4 years related experience
    • Past training / experience (or willingness to be trained) in trauma-informed services, DV/anti-oppression work, and intergenerational trauma
    • Sensitivity and understanding of challenges impacting survivors of DV and sexual assault
    • Cultural competency (or willingness to be trained) in working with Jewish clients

    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

Refugee and Immigrant Services

  • Office Assistant

    Jewish Family Service is currently seeking an Office Assistant in our Refugee & Immigrant Services Department. This part-time (22.5 hours/week) position is responsible for providing reception and general administrative support for the Kent office Economic, Social and Civic Integration Programs. Also serves as the “gate keeper” for a security conscious facility.
     
    Responsibilities:

    • Greets and welcomes general public.
    • Manages reception area, including performing extensive telephone reception work, information and referral, monitoring waiting area, notifying staff of client arrival according to established procedure. Refers callers to local community resources or other JFS departments when appropriate.
    • Provides clerical and general office support including preparation of case files based on program requirements and guidelines, labeling and filing and miscellaneous word processing. Supports case openings and closings, general filing, and preparation of case files for archiving.
    • Distributes mail, faxing and copying, as needed. Sorts incoming mail. Prepares outgoing mail. Delivers mail to post office as needed.  Coordinates courier services, as well as Federal Express and UPS.
    • Deploys panic alarm notification in the event of a security threat.
    • Responds to a fire alarm by following established building evacuation procedures.
    • Administers phone system; updates the main voicemail greeting.
    • Coordinates supplies orders.
    • Facilitates fee-based programs under direction of RIS Director, through referrals, setting appointments, and handling payment transactions. Maintains transaction log and files receipts.
    • Provides operations assistance and coordinates facilities maintenance with the help of RIS Director and through the JFS Facilities Director.
    • Maintains master employee schedule, client log-in, schedules conference rooms.
    • Ensures a reasonable level of quiet and confidentiality in the reception area.
    • Interprets for clients as needed according to language skills.

     

    Requirements:

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite.
    • Discretion and confidentiality with sensitive client data
    • Strong interpersonal skills – able to work with diverse group of clients and staff. Exceptional customer relations expected.
    • Secondary language skills helpful.

    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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