Jewish Community Services Director
The Jewish Community Services (JCS) Director of the Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana oversees the JCS department to provide caring, professional social services to community members in NWI. The JCS Director should be committed to excellent outreach and service to our community with advocacy for the vulnerable. The JCS Director reports to the Executive Director and works in coordination with the JCS Committee.
• Provide direct service to the Jewish community, including assessment and referral, crisis intervention, case management, short-term problem-focused counseling, financial assistance, support, advocacy, and follow-up.
• Supervise and coordinate with Federation staff and service delivery including: assessment and referral, crisis intervention, financial assistance, and transportation, Food Pantry, volunteer services, home and facility visits, holiday baskets, and other duties as assigned.
• Maintain written records, intake and progress notes in a confidential and secure manner.
• Participate in the development and management of the JCS budget and provide detailed reports to management for programs and services.
• Possess superb communication and presentation skills and the ability to persuasively convey the goals of JCS to diverse groups including major donors, partner agencies and lay leadership.
• Prepare a monthly JCS report, summarizing case contacts, projects and JCS efforts to the Executive Director and JCS Committee.
• Maintain yearly licensure requirements (if applicable), continuing education and attendance at conferences on a biennial basis.
• Maintain a good working relationship with other social service providers in the greater NWI community and represent the Jewish Federation to the social service community.
• Attend Federation events. Represent JCS at staff and committee meetings, events, and community civic and religious functions.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree preferred. An educational background in Social Services or related field is desirable.
• Experience in case management preferred.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work with committees to execute the long-term vision and strategy, and resourcefulness to adjust when circumstances demand.
• Proficiency in critical thinking, active listening, coordination, judgment, and decision-making.
• Talent for building strong relationships at all levels.
• Proven track record demonstrating flexibility, resilience, passion and energy.
• Demonstrated commitment to Jewish values and traditions.
Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Salary: The Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana offers a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the individual selected.
Benefits: The benefits package includes paid time off, sick leave, emergency family leave, health insurance, and cellular phone with data plan.