Employment

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Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia serves children, families, and individuals with a diverse array of services.

Our team is comprised of dedicated, caring, and experienced professionals whose common denominator is a shared commitment to enhancing the lives of the people we support.

We are looking for passionate, energized, and skilled professionals who share our goals and want to make a meaningful difference every day. By joining JFCS you become part of an organization with a tradition of service and excellence, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion. While we are rooted in Jewish values, we welcome and currently employ staff from all backgrounds and serve community members from all walks of life.

JFCS offers the opportunity to learn and grow in an ever-changing landscape.

Equal Opportunity Employment

JFCS supports and is committed to equal opportunity employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunities in any term, condition, or privilege of employment to all associates and potential associates on the basis of their merits and ability to perform, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, citizen and veteran’s status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, or any other prohibited factor.

If you are interested and passionate about applying for a job at JFCS and meet most of the qualifications listed, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@jfcsphilly.org

Your email application must include:

  • The job title in the subject line (or we will not be able to route your resume)
  • Your cover letter and salary requirements in the body of the email
  • Your resume as an attachment

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO)

Highly favorable candidates will have outstanding financial management and team building skills. They will be strong communicators with the gravitas to regularly present financial information to Board members as well as the accessibility to engage effectively with colleagues on financial matters. They will have the savvy needed to envision and implement needed technological and process improvements in financial management systems. They will be a collaborative and collegial member of the leadership team, contributing to decision-making outside of finance and incorporating colleagues’ input into financial decisions. Highly favorable candidates will also be diplomatic, tactful, discreet, flexible, resourceful, dependable, well-organized, friendly, emotionally mature, punctual, and professional.

PROFESSIONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting; CPA, or Master’s in Accounting designation preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in leadership in the areas of finance administration, financial planning, and treasury operations in sophisticated nonprofit organizations that rely heavily upon governmental and community support to fund operations.
  • Strong understanding of financial systems and controls, GAAP, budgeting, and capital management.
  • Proven leadership ability.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Advanced analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to think critically and creatively.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • In-depth knowledge of financial planning theory, nonprofit industry accounting, and asset management practices, and agency policies.
  • Previous experience and proficiency using an electronic accounting system required.
  • Working knowledge of financial sustainability best practices, trends in finance and operations.

COMPENSATION

$130,000-$150,000 annually with benefits aligned with nonprofit industry standards.

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION

The CFO will report to the CEO and will be part of the senior leadership team that also includes a COO, a Chief People Officer, and three newly appointed Program Officers who oversee various elements of the organization’s programs. The CFO will supervise a Budget Director and an Accounting Manager; the three roles comprise the Finance Department. JFCS has a collaborative leadership team; the CFO will be expected to participate in and contribute to the overall management of the organization and will be expected to receive input on Finance Department operations from fellow members of the leadership team.

RELEVANT FINANCIAL INFORMATION

For the year ended August 30, 2020, JFCS posted revenues of roughly $16.5M against expensed of $15.5M, with net assets of $7.7M. 83% of its revenue is derived from grants and contributions, 10% from program service revenue, and 2% from income from its endowment, which the CFO will also be responsible for managing.

Application Deadline: June 13, 2022

HOUSING SPECIALIST

Reporting to the Director of Individual and Family Services, The Housing Specialist works with JFCS case managers in all Agency departments to help them assess their needs and assets and refer clients to appropriate housing resources. The Housing Specialist also works with community businesses and organizations to develop relationships with landlords who may provide affordable housing, and secure goods and other donations from businesses to help furnish needed items for new housing units. The Housing Specialist works to develop community partnerships, participate in community forums and housing related meetings, and provide training and education to staff members.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Partner with case managers to help secure housing for clients who are homeless,  at risk of becoming homeless, or currently have unstable housing.
  • Partner with care managers to help clients access and maintain stable, affordable, safe housing.
  • Maintain a caseload of clients with housing-related specific needs.
  • Provide advocacy on a micro, mezzo, and macro level specific to housing needs in the Greater Philadelphia area.
  • Develop relationships with housing programs, landlords, and businesses.
  • Participate in city-wide housing coalitions and working groups.
  • Develop and maintain a housing resource manual.
  • Facilitate workshops for staff on housing resources.
  • Facilitate workshops for clients in need, at least semi-annually.
  • Collaborate with other social service agencies and housing programs.
  • Work as a team with other JFCS staff with shared clients, resources, needs, and other related topics.
  • Coordinate care for clients and regularly meet with EOS, OA, IFS, PLWD, and other JFCS departments to discuss treatment plans of mutual clients (or as needed).
  • Prepare and document accurate and timely records including progress notes, assessment tools, and billing information in compliance with department documentation guidelines and expectations, and external regulatory policies.
  • Support our In Your Neighborhood program by attending events in the community to offer assistance with resources, benefits, food-related need, and other tasks as needed.
  • Provide at least one day a week of in-office service to clients who need brief support including benefits outreach, address walk-in needs, and other related tasks in our Northeast Philadelphia collaborative space.
  • Participate in team conferences, trainings, weekly supervision, department meetings, and other meetings related to care management issues.
  • Other duties as assigned by direct supervisor.

REQUIREMENTS

  • BSW or MSW preferred, or degree in a related field.
  • Three years of experience working with homeless or at-risk families.
  • Proficient user of technology (smart phone/tablet/laptop) and experience using MS Office applications required.
  • EHR/EMR database experience a plus.

COMPETENCIES

  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Understand group dynamics.
  • Knowledge of public benefits and general community resources.
  • A high level of communication skills both written and verbal, with internal (other JFCS departments) and external (landlords, utility companies, etc.) stakeholders .
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple assignments.
  • Demonstrate a professional demeanor no matter what the situation; must be able to meet and interact professionally, patiently, and courteously with a diverse population of clients and families.
  • Ability to work independently—can follow up and follow through.
  • Must be able to exercise independent judgment in an area for which procedures cannot be standardized.
  • Ability to recognize implied problems underlying initial statements of need and to ask questions appropriate to gathering more information to better serve the client and the agency.
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to participate as a contributing team member of the department.
  • Ability to work as a team member with other clinicians and care managers to ensure best service to clients.
  • Ability to establish good working relations with other professionals both internally and in the community.
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to changes in schedule and assignments.
  • Demonstrate initiative in contributing to the development of the department’s programs and services as well as his/her own professional development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and implementation of practices based on the NASW code of ethics.
  • Participate in annual Trauma Informed Care training(s).

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Employee must have a car.
  • Employee must have a safe driving record on file with the Department of Motor Vehicles in the state in which the employee is licensed to drive. Employee must provide a valid driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance. In addition, employee must provide security clearances free of any citations.
  • Employee must pass all necessary criminal and/or background checks.
  • Employee must meet the agency’s vaccination policy and procedure upon hire and afterwards