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

We are doing today, what we have always done.

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:

Administrative Services

  • Evening Receptionist

    We are looking for an Evening Receptionist to provide reception coverage and serve as the “gate keeper” with many associated duties for a security conscious facility. This full-time (37.5 hours/week) position is located at our Capitol Hill campus.

    Candidates must be available to work evening shifts (12pm-8pm) Monday through Thursday. We are open to either a 4- or 5-day schedule.  Occasional weekend and after-hours coverage required.

    We are looking for a calm, personable, professional team member who prides themselves on their customer centric approach.

    Responsibilities

    • Greet & check in clients, visitors, vendors, volunteers; refer callers to appropriate community resources.
    • Monitor the security system for the campus and respond appropriately to alarms; secure building at the end of daily operations.
    • Provide meeting set-up as requested, including configuring common rooms to specific staff requirements and preparing refreshments. Ensures that common rooms are kept neat and orderly.
    • Weigh and stamp outgoing mail including special mailings as needed.
    • Monitor general employee schedules and meeting schedule/room use.
    • Provide miscellaneous word processing support, as requested by supervisor.
    • Ensure that the reception area, including office space, is attractive and tidy.
    • Ensure a reasonable level of quiet and confidentiality in the reception area.
    • Provide administrative support to the Director of Facilities and IT and Lead Receptionist as well as various executive staff members.
    • Chair the Safety Committee.
    • Maintain Agency key inventory and order/distribute general office supplies.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications

    • High School Diploma or GED and 1 year of administrative support experience in an office environment; or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
    • Excellent customer service skills.
    • Organized with the ability to multitask.
    • Flexible and cooperative.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Strong proficiency with MS Office

     

    About JFS

    JFS is a 127-year-old non-profit organization providing effective social services to individuals and families of all backgrounds in the Puget Sound region. We help people achieve well-being, health and stability. For more information about JFS, please visit www.jfsseattle.org.

    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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Data Services

  • Database Specialist

    We are currently seeking a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Database Specialist to join our team. The Database Specialist is responsible for ensuring the overall health and reliable daily operation of the JFS Raiser’s Edge database. The role is part of the Data Services team and will partner and collaborate with staff from various dynamic and energetic departments, including Development, Marketing & Communications and Outreach & Education. The Data Services team has a passionate commitment to customer service, data quality, information security and alignment with Agency mission and values. The position is based out of the Seattle office.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Achieve and maintain subject matter expertise on the use and administration of the Agency’s donor database system (Raiser’s Edge) and assist with system upgrades and updates.
    • Create and maintain dashboards, reports, mailing lists, queries and exports.
    • Collaborate with and provide end-user support to a diverse group of Agency staff who use the Raiser’s Edge database.
    • Assist with data entry and updates.
    • Update processes and procedures as needed to ensure continuous improvement and consistency and completeness of data.
    • Regularly monitor data quality and define and train user community on best practices for data entry/retrieval.
    • Troubleshoot problems and provide technical support to users, as needed.
    • Create user and process documentation for the user community and Data Services department.
    • Assist other Data Services team members as needed, including other systems support and during major agency events.
    • Work with the Director of Data Services to measure progress related to strategic goals.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • BA/BS or Associates degree or an acceptable combination of experience and education.
    • Minimum of 2 years’ experience working with database systems required (Raiser’s Edge preferred).
    • Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to communicate with staff at all levels, particularly with non-technical partners.
    • Ability to learn new systems and technology.
    • Exceptional attention to detail, specifically regarding data entry and data integrity and strong time-management and communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently, at times within an atmosphere of uncertainty and ambiguity, while at the same time knowing when to ask for help.
    • Demonstrated ability to multitask effectively in a fast-paced environment and work collaboratively with diverse teams.
    • Proficiency in Excel and MS Office Suite.
    • A mission-driven desire to work in a human services environment, strong commitment to teamwork and a customer-service orientation.

    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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Development and Fundraising

  • Director of Special Events

    We are currently seeking a Director of Special Events to join our team. An integral role, the Director of Special Events serves as lead staff for Development events including the annual Community of Caring Luncheon, Major Donor events, CEO events, cultivation events and other special events.

    A successful candidate will be hands-on, flexible, and able to build open communication across departments. A people-person, our ideal candidate will be innovative, with the proven ability to engage and motivate.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Works with vendors to select and secure event venues, rentals, audio visual components, speakers, caterers, and more while keeping the budget in mind.
    • Engages with volunteer leadership to help involve them in the work of agency.
    • Staffs event committees which includes staff and volunteer leadership.
    • Manages and tracks event budgets, submitting invoices and credit card statements for processing.
    • Partners with Program Staff and Development & Marketing staff on speakers and content for events. Manages program order, talking points and timelines.
    • Works collaboratively with the Marketing Department on collateral material for events including invitations, web content, programs, pledge cards, centerpieces and email communication plans.
    • Works in tandem with the Data Services Department to ensure appropriate event information is recorded in Raiser’s Edge.
    • Collaborates on the development of queries and reports for events.
    • Works in partnership with other Development team members and volunteer leadership to maximize event attendance.
    • Occasionally plans and executes externally facing agency events, such as retirement celebrations.
    • Supervises event tasks for the Development Assistant.
    • Works as a member of an integrated team to increase all agency giving.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree.
    • Minimum of three years of experience running community programs/events, preferably in a social service setting; volunteer management experience a plus.
    • Capable of working diplomatically with a variety of personalities.
    • Exceptional organization and communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Ability to work independently as well as be a collegial member of a team.
    • Familiarity with organized Jewish community; knowledge of Jewish practices preferred.
    • Must be able to work under pressure and within tight deadlines.
    • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, Raiser’s Edge and ASANA a plus.
    • Flexibility in arranging work schedule outside normal working hours.
    • Valid WA state driver’s license required levels of insurance, and a vehicle.

    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

Finance

  • Controller

    We are currently seeking a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Controller to join our team.  The Controller directs the day-to-day operations of the Accounting Department and oversees the management of financial operations to ensure the Agency has proper operation controls and reporting procedures.  The position implements policies and procedures established by the Director of Finance.  We are a small team of four and Agency budget is approximately $10 Million.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Produces monthly and annual financial statements, trend reports, and Key metric information
    • Oversees day-to-day financial operations; manages the development of and implementation of financial policies, procedures, internal controls and systems, assuring conformance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
    • Plans, organizes, coordinates, assigns, and evaluates the work of Accounting staff, including payables, payroll, receivables and grant billing; provides training as needed.
    • Oversees and reviews journal voucher preparation, reconciliations and reviews payroll processing.
    • Coordinates development of agency annual operating and capital budgets with budget managers and the Director of Finance; develops financial accountability systems and forecasts to monitor budgets.
    • Manages and coordinates the Agency annual audit.
    • Prepares monthly grant reports in compliance with government agencies and other grantors.
    • Maintains current knowledge of the priorities facing each program and works toward finding efficiencies between programs; uses information to assist program management in decision making.
    • Evaluates financial systems and procedures and determines effectiveness in accomplishing agency mission and objectives; makes recommendations to the Director of Finance for changes and improvements in allocation of resources.
    • Understands, applies and explains agency financial and administrative policies and procedures to managers and staff.
    • Attends Finance & Investment Committee meetings and serves on other teams as required.
    • Perform work on weekends and evenings as needed to meet applicable deadlines.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or CPA license
    • Seven years of progressive accounting experience
    • Must be flexible, interested in learning, willing to be hands-on, and a self-starter who enjoys accounting.
    • Advanced excel skills and familiarity with ERP systems and reporting, QuickBooks and Outlook
    • Non-profit experience preferred

    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

Older Adult Services

  • Intake Coordinator and Geriatric Care Manager

    We are currently seeking a part-time (30-32 hours per week) Intake Coordinator and Geriatric Care Manager to join our Older Adult Services (OAS) team. The Intake Coordinator and Geriatric Care Manager will serve as the initial contact person for OAS client inquiries as well as maintain a caseload of geriatric care management clients. The position will provide the following services: telephone screening of all potential OAS clients; information, assistance, and referral; comprehensive assessment; care management; family consultation; and volunteer support. The position may process bills for Holocaust Survivor clients, serve as a TCARE Assessor, or offer educational and community programs on topics of interest to older adults and family Caregivers.  Position will primarily work out of the Capitol Hill office and requires frequent travel to clients’ homes.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Intake responsibilities (approximately 40% of the position)
      • Respond to intake calls for the OAS department. Perform a telephone screening to determine if potential clients are appropriate for an internal department or an outside provider. In some case, further in-person assessment may be required.
      • Work closely with the Director of OAS to facilitate assignment of clients to OAS staff and to ensure the successful transition from intake to ongoing services.
      • Maintain information on community resources and develop relationships with referral persons and other professionals as needed. Refer people to outside services as appropriate.
      • Admit new clients to electronic medical record database (Salesforce).
      • Create client files.
      • Keep current on all JFS programs and resources.

     

    • Care Management Responsibilities (Approximately 60% of the position)
      • Provide comprehensive assessment of older adults’ physical and mental health, home safety, social needs, cultural needs, and financial status.
      • Develop care recommendations to family and plan ongoing care management.
      • Measure client progress on various outcome measures.
      • Serve as a client advocate and contact clients’ healthcare providers, community agencies, etc., to ensure the client’s needs are met.
      • Provide consultation and counseling to seniors and their families.
      • Provide information, assistance, and referral to senior clients and their families, including acting as the Care Manager of the Day as assigned.
      • Provide ongoing oversight of each assigned case, maintaining regular contact with client (including home visits, telephone checks, annual reassessments, etc.).
      • Maintain accurate and complete documentation (either paper or electronic files).
      • Attend and participate in monthly OAS clinical consultation meetings and staff meetings and other meetings as requested.
      • Develop and maintain clinical skills.

     

    • Other duties may include:
      • Process and file billing for all Holocaust Survivor clients.
      • Provide individual therapy to a limited number of clients if the Geriatric Care Manager is licensed and time permits.
      • Develop and present educational programs to meet the interest and needs of the senior population, their families, and the community.
      • Carry a caseload of Family Caregiver Support Program clients as a TCARE Assessor.
      • Provide limited supervision of volunteers.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Master’s degree in social work or related field and one year of paid social service experience preferred; a bachelor’s degree in social work or related field and 2 years of paid social service experience will be considered.
    • At least 2 years’ experience in older-adult programming preferred.
    • Licensure as a social worker or mental health counselor preferred.
    • Must have a valid Washington State Driver’s License and access to an insured vehicle.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Must have knowledge of community resources (both Jewish and larger community).
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills required.
    • Must be able to work effectively and compassionately with clients who are frail or have physical or cognitive disabilities.
    • Strong interview and assessment skills are needed.
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is required.
    • Ability to learn to use an electronic database is also required.
    • Russian language skills preferred, but not required.

    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

  • 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 to refugee and immigrant clients in need of economic stability, career planning and advancement, and financial well-being.  The position will work out of the Kent JFS office and includes travel to other locations in the community for meetings and appointments. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

    Responsibilities:

    • Conduct assessment and assistance in reaching self-sufficiency goals for assigned clients.
    • Using a strengths-based approach, work with clients to create individualized career plans, identifying and managing towards short and long-term goals.
    • Act as advocate and care coordinator to ensure client access to services and benefits, such as refugee support, medical care, ESL and childcare enrollment and transportation.
    • Provide on-going orientations to enhance client job readiness skills and move towards career advancement goals: interviewing skills, workplace culture and expectations, industry-specific skills.
    • Help clients gain access to appropriate career pathways through entry-level opportunities such as trainings, educational opportunities, work and volunteer experience.
    • Assess and record client progress towards set goals. Ensure complete, accurate and timely documentation for each case.
    • Collaborate across agency programs and develop relationships with other community organizations to ensure client and agency goals are met.  Provide information and referrals to clients, as needed.

     

    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

Supported Living Services

  • Direct Support Professional (float)

    Jewish Family Service is looking for a creative and dedicated Direct Support Professional (float) to join our supportive living team. This role plays an integral role in helping clients to reach their highest potential and complete tasks themselves. Duties include skills training, companionship, transportation, light housekeeping, food preparation, laundry, and leisure support. We are looking for a positive attitude and knowledge of developmental disabilities or mental illness. A familiarity with Jewish culture is helpful. The Direct Support Professional (float) will normally be scheduled for 37.5 /week and is eligible for full-time benefits.  Must be flexible for days/times of shift.

    CNA or NA-r and relevant training/experience is required but training will be provided for the right candidate.

    A reliable personal vehicle is required.

    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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