Manager, Lifelines Social Services

Jewish Federation of Orange County | Irvine, CA, United States

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Posted Date 3/14/2023

Help us build a more perfect world.
This position helps to drive forward the mission of Jewish Federation by providing compassionate, caring service in our programs for people in need in Orange County, which includes people facing economic and life crises, persons with disabilities, and Holocaust survivors.  You can learn more about Federation at

Once here, your essential functions, duties and responsibilities will include:

Lifelines Assistance:

  • Screen and provide timely response to individuals requesting assistance; assess to determine eligibility
  • Maintain updated community referral resource lists and provide referrals to all clients
  • Assist eligible financial assistance clients in developing a self-sufficiency plan
  • Distribute gift cards and direct assistance grants under program guidelines
  • Maintain timely, accurate case files and client data tracking including financial distributions
  • Serve as principal liaison with, and provide reporting to, leadership committees
  • Maintain metrics for reporting, fundraising and marketing/communications needs

Lifelines for People with Disabilities:

  • Provide Jewish programming for persons with disabilities
  • Collaborate with community partners to develop volunteer engagement to support Jewish programs
  • Serve as principal liaison to community members requesting guidance
  • Maintain metrics for reporting, fundraising and marketing/communications needs

Lifelines for Holocaust Survivors:

  • Support Holocaust-related programming including programs for survivors
  • Liaise with program team to support reporting, fundraising and marketing/communications needs

 Your experience, competencies, and mindset:

  • You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a human service field
  • You are passionate about establishing and maintaining relationships with clients and community partners
  • Your work history is anchored by strong knowledge of the OC Jewish community and program development
  • You learn quickly and embrace the opportunity to expand your knowledge through research and networking
  • You thrive in a team atmosphere, have excellent interpersonal skills, are an effective communicator verbally and in writing, and can pivot between operating as part of a team and with minimal supervision
  • Through experience you have developed a high-level of proficiency using Microsoft Office systems
  • You are focused and highly organized, and effectively meet deadlines
  • You believe in the mission and vision of Jewish Federation to amplify Jewish life, and desire to participate in – and lead - our programs and events

What does it mean to be part of the Federation team?

We are a small team driven by intellectual curiosity that wants to build a more perfect world. We’re fundraisers, so there is an abundance of optimism on most days. We laugh and take the work seriously because we believe what we do is existential to the Jewish future. Beyond caring co-workers and friendship, we offer a generous and comprehensive employee benefits package.

Application instructions:

If you are interested in applying, please provide your resume and a cover letter that touches on why you are excited to be part of the Federation team and how your unique expertise can strengthen our ability to achieve the organization’s mission. Please email [email protected] and indicate you saw the posting on

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Jewish Federation of Orange County is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, we prohibit discrimination and harassment against Employees, applicants for employment, individuals providing services in the workplace pursuant to a contract, unpaid interns, and volunteers based on their actual or perceived: race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex and gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions), gender identity and gender expression (including transgender individuals who are transitioning, have transitioned, or are perceived to be transitioning to the gender with which they identify), age, sexual orientation, citizenship status, uniform service member status, military or veteran status, and any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law.

Salary60,000.00 - 75,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Human Services | Other | Senior Services
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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