Executive Director - Jewish Family Service

Jewish Federation of Omaha | Omaha, NE, United States

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Posted Date 10/24/2023


The Executive Director develops, implements, and maintains programs to fulfill the mission and goals of the agency. The incumbent designs strategies to meet objectives set forth by the JFO Board of Directors, oversees agency operations, and utilizes data-driven analysis and forecasting to measure and evaluate the performance of programs.

The Executive Director ensures that the highest degree of quality care is being provided to all members of our community and should possess a strong background in the development of client services that focus on the needs of older adults and their families/caregivers. All operations, decisions and planning shall reflect the philosophy of the Jewish Family Service's Mission Statement:

Jewish Family Service shall provide for the social service needs of the Jewish community, as well as the community at large, and promote the well-being of Jewish families and individuals.


· Manage staff including, but not limited to:

o Recruit, interview, hire, and train staff within the agency.

o Oversee the day-to-day workflow of the agency.

o Provide constructive and timely performance evaluations.

o Provide coaching and mentorship to staff.

o Handle discipline and termination of employees as needed and in accordance with JFO policy.

· Oversee all programs and services tailored to the needs of the community.

· Identify underserved and un-served areas of the Jewish community and develop appropriate action plans to address the deficiencies.

· Facilitate the delivery of programs and resources designed to serve Holocaust Survivors.

· Continuously evaluate programs and services to ensure efficacy.

· Provide Information and Referral (I & R) services to clients.

· Ensure that the client’s rights to fair and equitable treatment, individuality, privacy and civil rights are well established and maintained at all times.

· Develop and maintain close relationships with local Jewish communal institutions on issues and programs.

· Mobilize the agency to respond quickly to crises and emergencies in the community.

· Serve as HIPAA privacy officer.

· Ensure that the agency functions in full compliance with JFO policies, and all federal, state, and/or local laws, and regulations.

· Ensure effective and economic operation of the agency through established goals and objectives set by the CEO and JFO Board of Directors.

· Responsible for adherence to fiscal budget parameters and annual operating budget.

· Collaborate with the agency Board to recruit, train, engage and empower an evolving Board leadership while growing the group’s diversity, expertise, and philanthropic capacity.

· Represent the JFO in both the professional and lay communities; play a vital public relations role particularly in response to promoting the agency and JFO campus.

· Partner with the agency Board to develop and continuously refine long-term strategic planning.

· Develop and maintain written business processes and procedures that support the operation of the agency.

· Prepare ad-hoc or routine reports and analysis for internal or external reporting as needed.

· Continuously seek additional revenue opportunities and sources such as grant writing.

· Participate in local, state, and national, professional organizations relating to area of responsibility.

· Reliable and predictable attendance.

· Execute additional duties as requested by the CEO.

Other Requirements

This position requires some time out of the office, limited travel, and active participation in community gatherings, events, and programs, that occur outside of a traditional work schedule including some evenings and weekends.


· Possess a strong background in the development of client services that focus on the needs of older adults and their families/caregivers.

· Possess a passionate commitment to the Jewish community.

· A working familiarity with Jewish traditions, religious practices, and culture.

· Communicative individual that encourages a positive and inclusive environment.

· Knowledge of clinical issues with the ability to oversee a range of clinical services.

· Grant writing and grant administration experience.

· Superior interpersonal and networking skills with a proven ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with various individuals at all levels; both inside and outside the organization.

· Must act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

· Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

· Superior verbal and written communication skills.

· Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

· Superior analytical and problem-solving skills.

· Able to handle competing priorities and deadlines by demonstrating excellent time management skills.

· Work effectively and collaboratively in a team environment or independently as required.

· Must maintain valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.

· Able to travel via commercial airlines nationally and/or internationally.

Education and Experience

· Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or related field.

· Licensed as a Nebraska Mental Health Practitioner, Licensed Social Worker, or licensed in a related field.

· Minimum 2 years administrative and supervisory experience in Human Services.

· Certification or degree in Gerontology preferred.

· Experience supervising staff and program development.

Physical Requirements

Occasionally = 0% - 33% of the work day

Frequently = 34% - 66% of the work day

Constantly = 67% - 100% of the work day

· Must be able to remain in a stationary position constantly working on a computer in an office environment.

· Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.

· The person in this position needs to frequentlymove about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

· The person in this position constantlycommunicates with others. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

· Able to occasionally operate a motorized vehicle for off-campus business; drive company vehicle and/or personal vehicle as requested.

· Able to occasionally travel via commercial airlines nationally and/or internationally.

· The person in this position will occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.

The Jewish Federation of Omaha strives to create and maintain a caring, inclusive, and united community rooted in Jewish values and traditions. We embrace and value differences and employ personnel without regard to actual or perceived sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, race, color, ethnicity, religious background or beliefs, descent or nationality, disability (including physical, intellectual or mental disability), genetic information, pregnancy status, leave status, marital status, socio-economic status, neurodiversity, veteran status, citizenship status, age, height, weight, and/or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state, or local law. The Jewish Federation of Omaha welcomes, respects, and values all people. Our culture is a dedicated space that includes diversity of thought, inclusiveness of everyone, and a feeling of belonging.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Salary72,000.00 - 95,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Human Services
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Vision
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